By this I mean did you get your copy of the rules? I didn’t. After all these months of reading rumors, getting excited about a new edition, taking the time to preorder with my local gaming store and making sure I would be there when they opened on the day they could sell the books and be the first in line to buy my purchases. I looked forward to getting together with friends, reading the book, talking over stuff and perhaps playing a game….
Instead, I am met with a sad face of an employee that explains that GW shorted the product to the store. Those that prepaid got their copy and everyone else is just out of luck. Well, it has been busy for me at work so getting by the store was the last thing on my mind; I also want to support my local store by making my purchases there instead of online. Sure, sometimes I may get some stuff online but it is also my intent to keep the local stores open otherwise we don’t have a place to play. They have to pay their bills after all!
The only small merit of the day is I was able to buy the two decks of psychic cards I ordered for myself and as a birthday gift for my friend. Still, I got no rules copy and just watched some friends play a game and sat on the sidelines watching without a copy of my own to read and enjoy. So, I am now sitting around waiting for the rest of the order to come in. I have lost time now that I could have played a test game and read the book to start learning the rules.
I sent GW a complaint email, will they care? Hell no. They really did bad business this time around, shafting their retailers for one, then their customers secondly. This has been one of the worst releases GW has ever done with any edition that I can recall.
As a former GW employee and have read the red book, this is a huge disgrace to the GW company as a whole and someone should answer for this. I mean, really, where was the failure?
I am now just waiting for my copy to come in, man this weekend has been an utter disappointment.