My friends: I don't contact you often, so please stay connected to this kickstarter. I'm still going to do a reprint of the Powerhouse books. The artist is only about... Read more
Still a Few Copies Left
If you were too late to back this, and you are reading the updates, yes, I have a few left to sell. Please see my webpage at www.flyingbuffalo.com/ace.htm
If you are... Read more
This Game Now Available on my Website
Anyone who did not find this kickstarter in time to participate: I still have a few games available on my website at www.flyingbuffalo.com/ace.htm
Backers: I hope to be able to... Read more
Did You Get It?
You should have received your Ace of Aces game by now. My supporter in Mexico City has reported getting his. They have all been mailed, and have had plenty of... Read more
At last! One year and six months late, but Monday I will be shipping out the last ten copies of Ace of Aces Handy Rotary Series to backers (these are... Read more
Labels for fix.
The link in that last update was supposed to be www.flyingbuffalo.com/ace.htm - I was so tired I couldn't even type my own website correctly. (Argh)
I have printed out the numbers... Read more
Fixing the misprint.
Someone asked if I couldn't just reprint the Allied books to fix the misprint. That would cost me over $5000 and I just can't afford it. Here is what the... Read more
Argh! After all this, a misprint snuck in. Page 128 of the allies book, the mid-turn numbers got cut off. They should be:
122 223 223 128 134 73 85... Read more
Couple of Important Announcements...
Remember, you'll get an email from me that means I have typed up your invoice. Then, if you are getting just one game, you'll get an email from the post... Read more
Argh! I just wrote a very long update, and then accidentally erased it. Rest assured it was really interesting and informative!
Some of you (not all -- yet) have already... Read more
At the Bindery....
The books are printed and at the bindery. The bindery estimates they will be done Dec 12th. I'll try to get them all shipped before Christmas. Meanwhile, here is a... Read more
Books Printed - Now to Binding
The books are all printed, and waiting for binding and for the slipcases. The bindery estimates (don't hold us to it, they say) they will be done Dec 12. There... Read more
On Press Now...
From the printer:
"Both your books are on press now and go into folding Monday. When Roswell gets back to me I will give you your due date".
Roswell is... Read more
Your Name Imprinted?
The files have been submitted to the printer. He has not yet told me how long he expects to take. But the folks who will do the binding and make... Read more
Steve and I are checking over the artwork for the final time. After we make a final few corrections, I will be submitting it to the printer (later today?) and... Read more
We have finished scanning the artwork, and have only to determine just exactly which set of rules will be included in the gamebooks (several different versions were released in the... Read more
Ace of aces -- update
I now have two local artists working on the books, one on the Allied, one on the German. I won't have it done by Gencon (I leave in 4 days)... Read more
Time to move on...
The deadline has passed, the artist has not contacted me. I have sent a dozen emails, and left at least 6 phone messages on his answering machine at various times... Read more
Deadline has passed....
Here is what Alvin emailed me on June 3:
"I'm nearly finished, and will be outputting all the files as PDFs and uploading them today/tonight. It's going to take a... Read more
Alvin has sent me the final proof copy of the rules. Here is what Alfred (the game's inventor) has to say:
Hi Rick,I have read through all of Alvin's e-mails... Read more
This coming weekend I will be at Conquest Sacramento. If you will be there, stop by my table and say "hi".
I haven't gotten any updates from the artist in... Read more
Rules Posted, work continues
Alvin is still hard at work, but he's not quite done yet. He has sent me a pdf of the rules pages, and I've posted them on my website
Take... Read more
I will be at the Dundracon game convention in San Ramon, California this weekend. If you will be there, please stop by my table and say hi. I complained to... Read more
I phoned our artist today, on a weekend instead of during the week, and got through. He says he has been answering my emails, but apparently they are not getting... Read more
No New News Since Jan 8
Sorry - I have not heard from the artist since January 8th, when he implied that he would be done "next week". I have emailed him four times since then,... Read more
Other game news...
You might think it inappropriate for me to suggest you support me in another kickstarter when I haven't completely finished the Ace of Aces one, but for the Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls... Read more
I really appreciate your patience my friends. It has been a long pothole filled road and no one has yelled at me yet!
However, if you have been seething in... Read more
Tshirts are done!
OK I have $1100 worth of tshirts now. I figure you folks have waited long enough, so I am mailing the pins, coins, and tshirts to everyone except those outside... Read more
Latest update on Ace of Aces
It's been two weeks, so time for another update. I apologize for all of the delays, but there's no way we can get this out by Christmas. If you were... Read more
I don't think I have the right software to manipulate images. But I have managed to post an image of the pin on my website, so above is a... Read more
Some Good News
I heard from the artist yesterday. He was in the hospital for a brief period. He promised to send me some "samples" to show you all in a few days.... Read more
Sorry folks, I told you earlier I hate to post an update when I don't have anything to say. I have been waiting for my artist to report something, but... Read more
Challenge Coins back from the factory.
And they look really good. I am very excited about them. I just got back from Germany yesterday (I was at Spiel 2012 in Essen) and will have more news... Read more
Challenge Coins - proofs
Here are the proofs I just got back from the coin company. I'll be placing the order this afternoon. If you did not order coins, and now you want one... Read more
Old art vs new art
Wow! Looks like the overwhelming majority really just want the old art.
But I thought I would upload some samples of what the artist was talking about, just in case.... Read more
Your Opinion Is Needed
In my last update, I told you that I had to redo the artwork. Since then a couple people have suggested that I improve on it instead of just scanning... Read more
Why no updates?
A few people have asked me recently why I haven't posted an update in a long time, so I thought I'd better post one for everyone. Main reason is my... Read more
Can we have 4 tshirts?
We are at $29,000 and I have promised you your choice of 3 tshirts. If we make $30,000 by the deadline tomorrow, I'll print up 4 different tshirts. It is... Read more
We made it!
Hoody Hoo! We made our goal. And our first stretch goal. So I'm going to print three different tshirts, and you can have your choice, if you picked a tshirt... Read more
Less than $1000 to go...
Folks if you go to the following link and click on the green thumb in the Recommend box to the left of the image it may help us get the last bit... Read more
88% - and do we get 3 tshirts?
We are 88% of the way there, with 54 hours to go. Support is shooting up over the last couple days, as folks told me. But I am a worry... Read more
Alternate tshirt choice
I've been getting lots of comments on the tshirt picture I posted. Most of them do not like the "I'm an Ace" line, so we'll probably delete it. However here... Read more
My artist has been at San Diego Comic Con, but now he's back, and here is the proposed artwork for our tshirt. I think I want it in silver, on... Read more
85% of the way, 4 days to go
I very cleverly (?) arranged for the end of this kickstarter to fall on the last day of the local game convention I am running at the Holiday Inn in... Read more
How to play Ace of Aces video now available.
Alfred made a video for me and it is available on youtube at http://youtu.be/UF8BF7_ywkI
I'm not sure how to load it into kickstarter, so I'll just give you this link.
Douglas Kaufman to write strategy article.
Douglas Kaufman contacted me recently after he heard about our kickstarter. He was the developer and rules writer for the original game. Alfred Leonardi says he never would have finished... Read more
More numbered and autographed copies.
Hi, backers! Thank you so much for your early support. I see the "signed and numbered" books sold out immediately, but only two people opted for the "Alfred will sign... Read more