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Monday, September 23, 2013

This Week at ADB, Inc., 15-21 September 2013

Steve Cole reports:

This was an intense week of work on SFB Module C6, which came within hours of completion as Saturday night arrived. The weather this week was a bit cooler than before. The spam storm mostly remained at something under 200 per day. Shawn Hantke visited the office on Thursday.

We had a discussion with the SFBOL people about the stalled conversion to the 3rd General countdown SSDs, and implemented a plan to track progress weekly. It looks to be exciting times ahead for people who play on SFBOL.

New on DriveThru RPG and Wargame Vault this week was ROBOTS!

Steve Cole worked on SFB Module C6 this week, proofreading pages, writing or editing alternate histories, managing cover production, and creating the map. He did a little work on Communique for October and wrote some Away Team Log character sketches. He also pushed forward on the F&E Fighter Operations 2014 revision, getting all of the rules move to the new format, and making dozens of line items fixes. Support from Ryan Opel and Thomas Mathews moved a dozen pages of the QARF file (all of the published Q&A and rulings) into the future file or the already done file. He also got the preliminary quote request for Tribbles sent to the Chinese printers. Steve and Leanna managed to take a day off for their 36th wedding anniversary.

Steven Petrick worked on SFB Module C6, making corrections and completing the final elements.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out, rebuilt the inventory, and managed customer service.

Simone did website updates (creating pages for Module C6, Paravians, Carnivons, and Reinforcements Attack and updating the Federation Commander page), got the C6 cover printed, and did some document updates.

Jean worked on Traveller Prime Directive, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 1744 friends), managed our Twitter feed (63 followers), commanded the Rangers, managed the blog feed, proofread Module C6, dealt with Mongoose, took care of customers, uploaded the old Robots! game to DriveThru RPG and Wargame Vault, and did some marketing. Jean and Leanna took an evening off to go see Jean's first rodeo (horses, bull riding, all of that).