I’ve realized that I never mentioned that my long awaited copies of The Mountain Witch and Burning Wheel (Revised) finally arrived from IPR a couple of weeks ago.
While the roughly two month delay in getting the games wasn’t IPR’s fault, I have to say that I wasn’t entirely happy with the way they handled things, as I had to rely on the updates Tim posted to the timfire publishing webpage and what I was able to find out by poking Brendan at IPR to know what had caused the delay and when my order might arrive. While I appreciate the fact that Brendan is doing all the work of processing and shipping the orders himself, the lack of communication was less than reassuring. Oh, and putting some bubble wrap or other packing material around the books before putting them into the priority mail envelope would have been nice too. Everything I’ve heard about Brendan makes him sound like a real standup sort of guy, and I’ll almost certainly be ordering from IPR again, but if this had been my first foray into buying indie games I might be hesitant about making another purchase in the future.
Enough about the buying experience part of things though. The two games both look great (especially The Mountain Witch), I’m really glad I bought them, and I’m hoping to find the time soon to give them each a close read.