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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.