When I began my stint as a Role Playing Game
reviewer, at most I expected the occasional free game
, some promos
and maybe a couple posters
or nifty items. On a whole I've gotten exactly that, but in December
2000 I received a handwritten and signed Christmas Card
from Wizards of the Coast
Now granted, it was from the PR Guy
that I had been speaking with about what we needed and what we wanted to review, but damn if it wasn't the slickest Christmas Card I've ever gotten.
The front is black, fading to a dark purple as the color reaches the bottom and features the WOTC
logo in purple and fading to blue, while the inside is white and features a raised graphic of the Seattle
skyline, with the WOTC shooting star in the sky. The note inside is in blue ink, probably written with a Bic
pen or similar since these things inhabit offices across space and time
and the note really only reviews what they had sent me and thanks me for being interested in their material.
Still, since then I have received a lot of material from them and none of the rest have contained a card
like this, leading me to believe that it was solely for their Christmas
sendings and even though it is June now, that card still sits on my desk at work so that I can hold it up to the other gamers
around me and brag that I got a Christmas Card from Wizards of the Coast.