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Monday, December 16, 2013

This Week at ADB, Inc., 8-14 December 2013

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of steady work, most of which was preparing for next year. The weather this week was steadily warmer. The spam storm mostly remained at something under 200 per day. The contractor crew finally arrived to fix the roof on the building fixed (from the hail storm damage last fall). We launched our first-ever Christmas Sale, offering Star Fleet Battle Force for virtually half price.

New on DriveThru RPG and on Wargame Vault this week: Federation Space.

Steve Cole worked on Captain's Log #48, plans for next year, and the newsletters (Communique and Hailing Frequencies). He pushed forward on the Starline 2500 miniatures, ordering the Tholian TK5 and DN (and Orion BR) into prototypes (along with the first two new fancy 2400s), approved progress on the Jumbo freighter, discussed with Tony L. Thomas fixing the other Tholians, received revised Orion CA-BC-BCH designs and posted them for comment. Sadly, Bruce Graw reported that clear resin is simply not workable on the equipment he (or Mongoose) use.

 Steven Petrick worked on Captain's Log #48 and the Federation Master Starship Book.

Tony L. Thomas completed a first draft of the A Call to Arms Star Fleet 1.2 rulebook, posted several draft rules, and managed playtesting of new drone rules.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Simone did website updates and some graphics and sent out the newsletters a day early (on 9 Dec).

Jean worked on Traveller Prime Directive, researched the Kickstarter launch for Tribbles, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 1,885 friends), managed our Twitter feed (83 followers), commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS (deleting over a dozen fake people), managed the blog feed, proofread the newsletters, dealt with public relations, took care of customers, and did some marketing.