In case you missed it, Phil organized a low-key gift exchange between members of the Ludum Dare community. About 20 of us signed up, Phil put all our names in to a “virtual hat”, and forwarded a contact to each of us.
To keep it interesting, everyone was assigned someone in a different country — that way, we could send locally relevant gifts to each other. So yes, somewhere out there, a very Canadian bundle should be arriving soon.
Me, I was awakened today to the sound of the door ringing. As it turns out, the mail man arrived super-early with a package for me — a HUGE laptop sized box, covered in Deutsche Post markings!
Lets explore the contents of this uber gift.
First off, it’s not a Laptop (Duh ‘eh?). Instead, just a big box full of little things. There are so many things in the box, I’ve decided to break them up.
A selection of goods ranging from a small business magazine for entrepreneurs, a local rag, a movies magazine, and a web and online businesses mag.
But definitely, a totally super-perfect LD appropriate gift, a beginning computer programming book in German!
Next, a selection of local tea and biscuits.
And last, a fully illustrated comic book guide to Cologne.
Next up, a selection of fliers and pamphlets… in German!
That sums up our “all ages” portion of the gift — or to use a common xmas colloquialism, the “nice” portion.
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Now for the “naughty“.
Yes a whole variety of magazines were included in the package. Something for everyone.
And of course, what better way is there to show your national pride than with the local brew.
Check out this bottle…
The card says it contains “Beethoven Liker”. Classy.
The mini mug for the city of Bonn.
So a big thank you to my German “Santa Clause”. I had a lot of fun digging through and discovering all the neat things included in the gift.