Boxing Day Ramblings

If I’m really lucky UPS will make their delivery before midday tomorrow, with enough time to throw the cards together to make my take on the Death and Taxes deck.

“‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin

Why midday? Well I have an afternoon of casual play organised and it would be nice to take the deck out for a spin. One of my tests would be against that Red Rookie deck from CardKingdom. I’d also like to see how it handles against the Uproar Battledeck. I can’t describe how excited I am about putting it up against that students burn deck. Although the Kor Firewalker cards won’t be with me until mid January, and these are there deliberately for a red burn deck. But having said that I’m also keen to see how my R/G Dino deck does tomorrow as well.

Yeah looking forward to tomorrow’s casual Magic.

Talking of deliveries, neither the Tao Long or Mint Deliveries made it before Christmas Day. Now the clock is ticking for whether they will make it by the end of the year. I’m not convinced. I know Mint Deliveries was posted at the end of last week. So the creator/publisher has technically sent it before the end of the year (Although late due to illness I believe), and some in the US had theirs by Christmas, I think it’s disingenuous to say they met that deadline. Shipping is not meeting the deadline, delivery is. Tao Long only shipped yesterday or today. The publisher was working on Christmas Day to get stuff out! They have been moving heaven and earth to get the game to folks before the end of the year. I’m still not convinced this will be the case, and that they had been a bit more realistic in their estimates. I was pessimistic when I commented on the community section of the Kickstarter page, and they were over optimistic, but even the delays last week were longer than even a pessimist like me considered. Apparently the shipping is about 4 days. So it may make it to me before the year ends.

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