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Monday, August 26, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 18-24 August 2019

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of steady work on current projects.

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries and four updates.

Steve Cole worked on A Call to Arms: Star Fleet, Book 2, Captain's Log #54, BBS reduction (proposals board), blogs, Shapeways, the Star Fleet Index (public release delayed to winter for proofreading and editing), Jean's GURPS Prime Directive revision, and other projects. Steve spent an hour a day at the gym all week and dropped to a new low of 256 pounds.

Steven Petrick worked on Star Fleet Battles updates, quality control assembly and shipping, and the Tholian Master Starship Book.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates and some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away a Keresdrakon.

Jean worked on the GURPS Prime Directive revision and sent it on to Steve Jackson Games. She also managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 4,134 friends), uploaded ships to Shapeways, managed our Twitter feed (294 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, took care of customers, and did some marketing.


Possible covers for the GURPS Prime Directive revision

Monday, August 19, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 11-17 August 2019

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of steady work on current projects. We continue to collect reports on the Gorn Master Starship Book (easy piece #1) and Merchants of the Federation (easy piece #2). We have been hunting down details for the Star Fleet Index (easy piece #3). After some file translation problems were resolved, we began making serious progress on A Call to Arms: Star Fleet Book 2 (easy piece #4). Jean finished the complete revision of the GURPS Prime Directive core rulebook (easy piece #5) but there are numerous checks, edits, and nitpicks to go before it is ready for Steve Jackson Games.




We released Hailing Frequencies and Communique #164 on the 13th.

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries and four updates.

Steve Cole worked on Captain's Log #54, blogs, Shapeways, the new Federation corvette, cleaning hundreds of posts from the BBS while processing dozens of proposals, newsletters, and other projects.

Steven Petrick worked on Star Fleet Battles updates, quality control assembly and shipping, and the Tholian Master Starship Book.

The two Steves reviewed Jean's work on the GURPS Prime Directive revision and declared it to be of superior quality.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates and some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away an Adratiklit.

Jean worked on the GURPS Prime Directive revision and Hailing Frequencies, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 4,131 friends), managed our Twitter feed (291 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread Communique #164, took care of customers, and did some marketing.

Monday, August 12, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 4-10 August 2019

This was a week of steady work on current projects. We released 61 new items on Shapeways on 7 August. We released the playtest pack for Merchants of the Federation on Thursday and sold over 50 copies in three days.


New on Warehouse 23, DriveThru RPG, Wargame Vault, and Drive Thru Cards this week was Merchants of the Federation.

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries and four updates.

Steve Cole worked on Shapeways (including plans for 2500 and 7000 scales), processing BBS proposals, Ryan's index, Communique #164, Merchants of the Federation, the mystery of missing emails, and other projects. Progress on A Call to Arms: Star Fleet was delayed by incompatible file formats, but Steve got new formats on Saturday and did one chapter. Steve went to CRUNCH Fitness every day for an hour and his trainer said he is clearly gaining strength and endurance; Steve started using some of the free weights to improve balance.

Steven Petrick worked on Star Fleet Battles updates, quality control assembly and shipping, and the Tholian Master Starship Book.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates and some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away a torosaurus that wanted to eat Jean's African violets.

Jean worked on the Shapeways release, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 4,126 friends), uploaded ships to Shapeways, managed our Twitter feed (287 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread the forthcoming Communique, took care of customers, uploaded PDFs, and did some marketing.


The Kzinti Light Gunboat/PF Tender is one of the ships Jean released in our shop on Shapeways.

Monday, August 05, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 28 July - 3 August 2019

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of sporadic work on current projects as Steve Cole was interrupted by a series of medical appointments.

Steve Cole worked on blogs, Shapeways, proposals board, BBS reduction, the Wall of Honor, Merchants of the Federation, A Call to Arms: Star Fleet Book 2, and other projects.

Steven Petrick worked on Star Fleet Battles updates, quality control assembly and shipping, and the Tholian Master Starship Book.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates and some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away a mime.

Jean worked on getting ships up on Shapeways, managed our page on Facebook (4,123 friends), uploaded ships to Shapeways, managed our Twitter feed (286 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread Merchants of the Federation, took care of customers, and did some marketing.

Coming soon to our shop on Shapeways: The Tholian TK5 Destroyer.

Monday, July 29, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 21-27 July 2019

Steve Cole reports:

This was the critical week for Operation Five Easy Pieces, a plan to release five products during the summer. On Monday, Jean worked on the GURPS Prime Directive revision, Steve Cole worked on BBS reduction, and Steven Petrick worked on the Gorn Master Starship Book. On Tuesday, the two Steves finished the art for the Gorn Master Starship Book while Jean worked on the GURPS Prime Directive revision and Shapeways. On Wednesday, Steven Petrick and Jean finished the fixes to the Gorn Master Starship Book while Steve Cole worked on Merchants of the Federation. On Thursday, Steven Petrick finished the Gorn Master Starship Book which was uploaded, Steve Cole worked on Merchants of the Federation, and Jean worked on the GURPS Prime Directive revision and Shapeways. On Friday, the two Steves resolved 23 contradictions in the Star Fleet Universe background to clear the way for Ryan Opel's Star Fleet Index, while Gorn Master Starship Book appeared on the PDF stores. On Saturday, Steve Cole finished Merchants of the Federation and gave it to Jean to proofread, Steven Petrick worked on the Tholian Master Starship Book, and Jean worked on the GURPS Prime Directive revision and Shapeways.

New on Warehouse 23, DriveThru RPG, and Wargame Vault this week was the Gorn Master Starship Book.



The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries and three updates.

Steve Cole worked on blogs, art for the Gorn Master Starship Book, and Merchants of the Federation.

Steven Petrick finished the Gorn Master Starship Book and worked on the Tholian Master Starship Book.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates and some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away a Tylosaurus that was looking for a home.

Jean worked on the GURPS Prime Directive revision, finished updating the Captain's Log Index, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 4,124 friends), uploaded ships to Shapeways, managed our Twitter feed (286 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, took care of customers, uploaded PDFs, and did some marketing.

Monday, July 22, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 14-20 July 2019

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of steady work on current projects.

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries and two updates.

Steve Cole worked on blogs, art for the Gorn Master Starship Book, Shapeways, reducing the glut on the BBS, the Wall of Honor, BBS proposals and questions, and other projects.

Steven Petrick worked on Star Fleet Battles updates, quality control assembly and shipping, and the Gorn and Tholian Master Starship Books.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates and some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away a Dystylosaurus.

Jean worked on proofreading the Gorn Master Starship Book, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 4,121 friends), managed our Twitter feed (287 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, updated the index of Captain's Log, took care of customers, and did some marketing.


The Ymatrian Supply Point is just one of the many Omegan ships you will find in our shop on Shapeways.

Monday, July 15, 2019

This Week at ADB, Inc., 7-13 July 2019

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of steady work on current projects. Jean and Leanna have decreed that we must finish the "five easy pieces" (Gorn Master Starship Book, A Call to Arms: Star Fleet Book Two, the GURPS Prime Directive revision, Star Fleet Universe Index, and Merchants of the Federation) before starting other projects, but noted that work needed to continue on reducing the BBS bloat. (It is down from 202,000 to 135,000 thanks to sterling work by Ryan Opel, Chuck Strong, Steven Petrick, Howard Bampton, and Steve Cole.) We sent out the newsletters on 12 July (to fit Samantha┬╣s schedule).

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with two new entries, 300 spams, and three updates.

Steve Cole worked on the Captain's Log #53 FLAP list, newsletters, art for the Gorn Master Starship Book, Shapeways, BBS reduction, and other projects. He caught up on three months of backlog for the "My Day" blog.

Steven Petrick worked on Star Fleet Battles updates, quality control assembly and shipping, the Tholian Master Starship Book, and the Gorn Master Starship Book.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Samantha did website updates, sent out the newsletters, and did some graphics.

Wolf guarded the office, chasing away a Bohemiclavulus.

Jean worked on the Captain's Log #53 FLAP list, managed our page on Facebook (4,115 friends), uploaded ships to Shapeways (releasing 67 items), managed our Twitter feed (287 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread the newsletters, took care of customers, and did some marketing.

This Lyran Forest Lion Heavy Dreadnought is one of the ships added to our shop on Shapeways.