My ninjas have started to arrive! In typical ninja fashion, they snuck into my home via my 9 year old (who apparently the convinced didn’t need to mention to me that I had gotten a package).
A little while back I was contacted by the folks at One Bookshelf (you know them as DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, DriveThruFiction and many more) to check out their new Print on Demand service – DriveThruCards. I was really excited about the prospect. I was a beta tester for their PoD program when that first launched and the chance to get in early and have a product up and printed by DriveThruCards was something I jumped at.
Except I didn’t have any card games in the works. Sure, I had the prototype for Upgrade Wars – but I’d already printed those out through another service. DTC’s specifications for printing were a bit different and the thought of reformatting all of those cards (for the fourth time) was shudder inducing.
Then, like a sword in the dark, an idea hit me. Over the course of half a day, Ninja – Silent but Deadly was conceived, grew and was born. And now I had a small, quick card print run that needed to be done! A week past I worked with Brian at DTC to get the cards into the correct format and printed. Yesterday evening, I received them!
They look fantastic, were exactly what I was aiming for and even had that just-opened-the-booster-pack smell. In all, I’m very happy with them and with DriveThruCards.
Once their service does launch (which should be soon) you’ll be able to order Ninja -Silent but Deadly Just the Cards. This will come with everything you need to play this little meta-game and a download of the instructions as a PDF.