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Monday, October 31, 2011

This Week at ADB, Inc., 23-29 October 2011

Steve Cole reports:

This was a strange week, as we had no more Mongoose ships to check, so that let us catch up on things and move on to Captain's Log #44 and other projects. The weather this week was colder; it even snowed on Thursday. The spam storm mostly remained at just over 200 per day. Another game company used our artist gallery to contact Mark Evans about art they need.

New on e23 this week was, well, nothing. We were busy and are waiting to see if sales for SSD books justify posting any more of them. (So far, no. Steven Petrick is updating the Basic Set one, but we're doubtful that the massive amount of work this is taking will be justified by any improvement in sales. If you guys really are serious about us posting SSD books, you should buy them when we do make them available.)

Steve Cole read the Mongoose ACTA:SF rulebook and sent them a report, and got another draft on Friday. He also finished the Orion background article, creating much new information. Other than that, he did some work on Captain's Log #44, wrote some blogs, appeared on TalkShoe, created a Federation CB ship card for Communique, and spent an afternoon working on the 4th-Generation counters for all of the ships in previous Captain's Logs.

Steven Petrick finished up the Borak (including a new history that Steve Cole approved), worked on Captain's Log #44, continued updating Basic Set SSDs, and read the ACTA:SF rulebook.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out, rebuilt the inventory, and managed customer service. Mike and Joel continued to reorganize the stock room, installing new shelving.

Joel did website updates, chased pirates, spun up the first draft of the Hailing Frequencies for November, and helped Mike. Joel also spent Thursday teaching our new high school intern, Charles Diaz.

Jean managed our page on Facebook (which is up to over 1000 friends), proofread the Orions, and did some marketing.