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Monday, January 12, 2015

This Week at ADB, Inc., 4-10 January 2015

Steve Cole reports: 

This was a week of planning and steady work.  Everyone worked on the annual product schedule, business plan, and budget memo and with getting Hailing Frequencies and Communique #109 sent out on time. The weather this week was very cold. The spam storm mostly remained at something under 200 per day.

New on DriveThru RPG and Wargame Vault this week was the third pack of ship cards from Federation Commander Briefing #2.

Steve Cole worked on Captain's Log #50, A Call to Arms: Star Fleet Book 1.2 Revision D, Communique and Hailing Frequencies. We got a fiction story in that (after a few hours of review) is pencilled in for Captain's Log #51. Steve Cole and Jean Sexton decided to do a PDF playtest pack for Early Years; Jean noted that the Federation Commander Omega Playtest Pack had sold enough copies to discuss doing some kind of product for it in the fall of 2015.

Steven Petrick worked on the Klingon Master Starship Book and Captain's Log #50.

The 2500 project continued to wait for the SD7 production mold. 

A Call to Arms: Star Fleet moved forward with a contract signed for the ship roster cards and the review of about half of the cards, posting the preliminary contents list for Book Two (and Three and Four), the start of formal playtesting for Book Two, and more fixes to get ready for ACTASF-1.2D.

The Starlist Update Project moved forward with three new entries and one update.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out and rebuilt the inventory.

Simone did website updates and some graphics.

Paul Franz reported that 17% of SFBOL has been converted to 3rd Generation "countdown" ship diagrams.

Jean worked on For the Glory of the Empire, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 2454 friends), managed our Twitter feed (129 followers), advised SVC on the presentation of information in the Captain's Log #50 fiction, commanded the Rangers, dealt with the continuing spam assault on the BBS, managed the blog feed, proofread nine FC cards that are going back for their fourth or fifth reprint, took care of customers, and did some marketing.