In 1997, Ensemble had yet to release a game and we were not well known. Despite this, we received a considerable amount of mail (both actual paper and email) from fans. Most was “can I has job” but every now and then there was something special in the inbox.
I started to keep an “X File” shortly after I came across a couple of the more awesome ones and I’ve lugged it around ever since. The crown jewels of this collection are a series of notes that we continued to receive for several years from a fan (?) who had very detailed suggestions for a game.
I got into a discussion about this yesterday and was trying to accurately communicate the glory of these letters. I’ve scanned one in so it can speak for itself.
(Caveat: I do not have the sanity points to read this start to finish. If there’s anything offensive in here, apologies in advance.)