Still Working, Health Still Improving
Still working on the individual cards. One thing that keeps me moving is the hope that when you get your fantastic card with your name on it, you just can't... Read more
Steve Crompton has recreated the artwork for all the booster cards, and he has found the original art for WMD. We are now in the process of getting bids to... Read more
I Need to Update you More Often
Last January I told you about my cancer diagnosis. I have been spending a lot of time over at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Glendale. Lots of tests so... Read more
Sorry it has been so long without news. Last Dec 14 I went to the VA Hospital for a routine pulmonary consultation. I had been complaining of shortness of breath.... Read more
Done With The Alphabet
OK I've finished with all the people who asked for their real name. There are a lot of cards left for people who asked for a pen name, or just... Read more
Working On the "B's"
There were a lot of "C's" and there are a lot of "B's" left. We're getting there.
Please,please,please tell me your new address. It's really a pain to have to... Read more
"D" is the Letter
I am still working hard. I am up to "D". There are still a lot of cards in the tray, tho. There must be a lot of A's B's and... Read more
Gen Con Was Great
Gen Con was great but it took up about two weeks of my time. I saw a lot of you there - thanks for dropping by.
Next convention will be... Read more
COA? Please Tell Me
OK friends, I understand that if you have backed a lot of projects, it is tricky to keep up with who you have told your new address to. But I... Read more
"M" Is The Letter
Last update I said I was working on "S" for sending out the cards with your name on them. I am working on "M" now. It's actually going a little... Read more
Working on "S" now.
I am starting with the cards where people asked for their real name, since it is faster to look them up and confirm I am mailing to the right person.... Read more
Lots and Lots of Cards
All of the backer-created cards are here, and I have both my sisters, and my brother-in-law hard at work putting together packets of 15 cards. And I have already mailed... Read more
Really! The Last One!
Here is the card designed by our $1000 backer. As before, you will all get one of these.
It will take the card printer about two weeks to print me... Read more
I Can't Count!
I think we have proven conclusively that I can't count. When I said we had created 16 new backer-created cards, I think I was counting two of my new promo... Read more
All 16 New Cards Now Done
Here are two more cards. These have been ordered from the printer and when they get here (in about two weeks) I will start mailing them out. Anyone who backed... Read more
Found Another One!
My record keeping/organization is terrible. Is there anyone else who paid to have a card made, but has not seen his card posted here? This one is from WNY Gamers.... Read more
Last Two Backer Created Cards
OK I am going to order 1300 of these two cards, and when they get here (in about two weeks) I will start to ship them out to the backers.... Read more
This Bomber Carries 250 Megatons
Another backer created card -- remember you will all get one of these.
Another Card: Andrea and Blair
Yes, I know I have been inexcusably slow in getting these out. I apologize, but we'll get them all done eventually. Even the reprints. I really need to get those... Read more
Please Tell Me....
If you have an address change. Just send a "message" on kickstarter. I still have stuff to make, and mail. Still working. Thank you for your patience.
And thanks again... Read more
Four New Cards
Someone posted a nasty comment yesterday, and he is absolutely right -- I should be working faster/harder on this project. I have lots of good excuses, none of them sufficient.... Read more
Essen Spiel 2017 in Germany?
Sorry for no news. Overwhelmed by work.
My notekeeping is in disarray. If you are going to visit me at my booth in Essen, Germany at Spiel 2017 and I... Read more
Gen Con 50 is Next Week
Steve Crompton and I will both be at Gen Con 50. I'm leaving early Tuesday morning. The individual cards with your name on them are here, and if you want... Read more
I have sent the list of individual names (whew!) to the card printer. They have sent me the proof and it looks good. They are in process now, and should... Read more
Less Than 50 To Go
I may have mentioned before that I am "Time Challenged". I put off paying a bill because it isn't due for three weeks, and suddenly I look up and it... Read more
92 to go
I just finished shipping out the last of the Canadian backers, and I have 92 left to fulfill. Many of these are the folks who paid for a card to... Read more
A Few More Items....
Hi folks. I just got back from the Dundracon Convention. I sold enough to pay the expenses of the trip, and ran a Nuclear War demo or two. (I can't... Read more
Couple of Items...
Last update, I told you all about my new "Alliance" Nuclear War card and the response has been great. However someone sent me a paypal payment from CH&R Structures, with... Read more
European Backers - The Games Have Landed
Backers in Europe: Gamesquest (my UK distributors) have received the shipment of games and accessories, and will be mailing them out this week. They will email you when they ship... Read more
Note #2 for European Backers
Whew! I knew that was going to be a big chore, but it took even longer than I expected. But they are on the way. I have shipped 17 boxes... Read more
News for my European Backers:
I am putting in long hours this weekend, trying to get that spreadsheet done, so I can ship everything to my UK distributor on Monday. I don't know how long... Read more
Over One Thousand Served
We have shipped rewards to 1029 backers, and still have 332 to go. Most of those remaining are in Europe (I'll post an update about that as soon as I... Read more
Sorry, folks. Apparently the jet lag has hit me harder than usual this year. I've felt like a zombie the last two weeks, and can't seem to get much done.... Read more
Essen In Two Weeks and Other Mundane Stuff
I will be flying off to Essen in two weeks for "Spiel 16". If you are expecting me to deliver something to you there, please send me a short note... Read more
Forever An Optimist
I have always been an optimist - and one problem with that is that I always assume I can get something done faster than it really can be done. Sorry... Read more
Strategicon/Gateway is This Weekend
This weekend I will be at the LAX Hilton for the Strategicon Gateway convention. If you are there, please drop by and say "Hi".
Earlier I asked if you... Read more
Home from Gen Con
Gen Con was great. I had good sales, re-connected with a lot of old friends, and met with 28 of you, my wonderful backers. That saved me a lot of... Read more
Someone asked in a comment if I could post a pic of the placemats. They are a photo of the control panel of a Titan II missile base. Here is... Read more
Over Halfway Done
According to my kickstarter report, I have sent rewards to 716 backers, and I have 645 yet to go. Sorry it is taking so long, but we're getting there. I... Read more
Good News and Bad News and More Information
First the bad news: it begins to look like I will not be able to get card sleeves made especially for Nuclear War after all. I am sorry about that.... Read more
Still Shipping Packages.
Yesterday Steve mailed 36 packages for me. Here's a pic.
If we haven't gotten to yours yet, I apologize for the delay. I will get them as quickly as I... Read more
How Is Shipping Going?
Origins was great. I had a fine time, made some money, saw a lot of old friends, and really enjoyed meeting many of you who showed up to pick up... Read more
Playmats at Origins!
The gentleman who is making the rubberized playmats for me has told me they are done, and he will bring 200 of them to Origins next week! If you are... Read more
Kubla Con was Great
Kubla Con was really good this year. I think I had my best sales ever. And thank you, all you backers who came to the show and picked up your... Read more
So far the response to my last update has been 100% positive - Thank You!
One fellow responded by asking if there was any way a backer who was NOT... Read more
Yeah, It Takes A Long Time...
Sorry it's taking so long, but I'm not even halfway done yet. I spent $400 on saturday taking a trunk-load (and the back seat of my car) to the post... Read more
Just to keep you all in the loop, and to repeat (I think) a couple things:
When you get the invoice, that means I have just shipped your package or... Read more
Going To A Trade Show...
I find it odd that one backer complains that I am wasting my time with so many updates! These things only take a few minutes, and in my previous kickstarter... Read more
When Will Shipping Start?
Hi. Sorry I haven't updated or commented lately. I have been down with a case of bronchitis for the last couple weeks, and not sleeping much (coughing at night) so... Read more
Going To Dundracon?
I'm still waiting on getting a few things done, but if you will be at Dundracon over President's Day Weekend (Feb 12-15) in San Ramon, California, let me know ahead... Read more
Just a Few More Items...
The peace/war coins are here, and they look great. I'll post another update as soon as I get a good picture. Also the bumper stickers are here, and the glow... Read more
Some have asked me again how to pay for extras that you didn't pay for with your pledge. No problem. You can paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 480-945-6917... Read more
Bumper Sticker Pictures
If you requested extra stuff, and you didn't pay for it with the kickstarter, you can paypal to email@example.com or you can give me a credit card number, or you... Read more
Everything's Coming Together
First of all, remember that the date given at the beginning of this kickstarter was specifically and repeatedly described as an ESTIMATE, not a firm delivery date. I was close...... Read more
Ouch! Sorry - I haven't sent an update in almost two months, and I haven't sent the survey yet. I will send the survey tonight as soon as I get... Read more
Tomorrow morning early I leave for Germany and the Essen Spiel game show. If you are going to be there, I will be in Hall 2, booth E135. I will... Read more
New Box Art for Nuclear War
A few words about the new Nuclear War cover by Artist Steven S. Crompton.
Yes I have been busy since the Kickstarter ended and now you can see the results... Read more
Cardboard Insert to Organize your Cards?
My friends: I am considering spending another $6000 to put a cardboard insert inside the game box to organize the card decks. There would be enough room for all three... Read more
And Here's a Picture
Should have sent you all a picture of the original game, showing the secret and top secret card backs.
A Graphics Question
If you have ever seen an original 1965 edition of this game, you will note one important difference between it and all my reprints. The original game, all the Secret... Read more
Time for Some Sleep
We made it all the way to the $150k stretch goal. Thank you very much everyone. There are a bunch of comments and questions, but I just got home from... Read more
But Do Pledge Enough to Get Your Free Card
A thought: you can pledge less now, and pay me more later, but do pledge at least $30 so you get the free card with your name on it. I... Read more
If you can't afford everything you want, pay me later.
Someone asked in a private message, and I figured you all could use this answer. If you want add ons that you can't afford right now, just pledge for what... Read more
Last Update Before Gencon
Well, today is the day I do all my packing, and hunting up last minute items. I probably won't be able to make updates from my hotel room at Gencon,... Read more
Stretch Goals and Unique Cards
OK, here's the thing: I very cleverly made my kickstarter end the day AFTER Gencon, so that I could promote the kickstarter at Gencon. So far, so good. But I... Read more
Stretch Goal Achieved!
We hit the 75k and 77.5k goals, so WMD will be reprinted, and there will be "glow in the dark" ink on the NucWar box.
For those of you who... Read more
Just wanted to point out that the 42nd Annual Flying Buffalo Convention is July 17-19 at the Holiday Inn Express in Scottsdale, AZ. We'll be playing Starweb, Heroic Fantasy, Tunnels... Read more
Shipping to Canada and Other Countries
Shipping! Yeah, it's a problem. Kickstarter has changed some things since my successful T&T kickstarter (one fourth of my T&T customers are outside the USA!). Now they allow me to... Read more
Hoody Hoo! Funded!
Made it! I was pretty sure we would. Thank you, everyone!
A small disappointment: we had a heavy lightning storm here last night, and I had to turn off all... Read more
78% - Ten New Cards
78% already. Thank you, my friends. And please note that 10 folks have picked a reward that includes a new card. If you pledge ANY reward for $10 or more,... Read more
Wow! Already 50% funded in less than one day! You folks are wonderful! And please note that five people already have selected a level where they can create their own... Read more
Several folks have asked me about shipping. My plan is to send the copies to the USA backers by 2-day Priority Flat Rate mail, which will cost me just over... Read more