Overseas Orders Left For Their Final Destinations Today
All of the overseas parcels got shipped from my freight forwarder -- this is the pile of boxes.
The orders to Canadians are in the hands of Canada Post and... Read more
Shipping Resumes Today
I'll be running about a dozen parcels to the Post Office this afternoon; I was shipping parcels through the 20th and then got eaten by the holidays and travelling to... Read more
Shipping Update 1
The first 40 or so parcels are en route. Most of you should be getting email notices that they've gone.
I'm going to try and get more parcels out tomorrow... Read more
The nice folks at Pledgemanager are overseas at the Essen trade show, and their tech support is running a bit slow.
I need their support for making the lists of... Read more
Squadron Strike: Traveller -- Boxing Video
I finished Squadron Strike: Traveller on Thursday of last week (well, finished in that I'm doing obsessive passes for typos in the final PDFs).
Here's a video of a copy... Read more
Video of a Squadron Strike Traveller Playthrough
My apologies for this not going out last night. The video at the end took longer to upload to YouTube than I'd thought it would.
One of the things that's... Read more
A Playable Tutorial, Through 3D. Finally.
Just finished (hah!) page layout on Tutorial Scenario 3 for SS Traveller.
It involved rewriting parts of scenario 2 to move a few concepts 'upstream' to avoid a horrible page... Read more
Minis Have Shipped, All SSDs Are In Proofreading.
I have shipped nearly everyone's minis -- the exceptions are people who contacted me and said they'd prefer to get a single shipment, and two people who never completed their... Read more
Shipping, At Last
Minis of spaceships require flight bases.
I ran out of flight bases when shipping minis to retail stores -- I was planning on using the money from those sales to... Read more
September Update: Edge Case Spinal Mount Ships
Behind the scenes, we've been updating a lot of the software stack that makes SSDs; this was Mike Zebrowski's project for two months.
And that, plus GenCon, plus getting sick... Read more
That is about a quarter of the minis I have to pack and ship. We ran out of two minis needed to make sets and are low on others. That... Read more
Current Status: Finding the Fun in Traveller Space Combat
In prior updates, I've mentioned that I've had a lot of difficulty wrangling through the tutorial for Squadron Strike: Traveller.
The parts where it teaches the game are... Read more
So, these are the photos of the masters for the Traveller Kickstarter minis
And the metal masters to go to the production molds. Note that the "soot" or... Read more
September: Digging Out of an Illness Caused Hole
First, apologies for the lull. I got very sick at the end of August, and I'm still more than a month behind on several things, including 2Q taxes, which have... Read more
Progress Report: Late July 2016
I've got new tilt blocks and stacking tiles arriving soon - they were supposed to be here in July, but will be here in mid-August.
I should have the Pledge... Read more
This project has been invited into a closed beta for Pledge Manager, a competitor to BackerKit; I'm interested because my last experience with BackerKit was frustrating to me and somewhat... Read more
And Another Thing Came In The Mail...
I started doing the countersheets for SS Traveller during the Kickstarter (along with the maps, which are underneath them)
I've got the box wraps and folio sleeves still in process... Read more
Look what just arrived today! (Again!)
I asked the printer to ship a box of the new maps ahead of the rest of the shipment so I could take some with me to Ground Zero Games... Read more
What Comes Next...
First - if you pledged at ANY level, even the $1 one, you'll be able to up your contribution via BackerKit, which is the pledge manager I'm using. So thank... Read more
12 Hours Left. You Guys Are Amazing!
I'll be honest - I didn't know if the last stretch goal would fund. It has, thanks to you guys. All of you.
You have reached out to other communities,... Read more
For those who are new to the AVID - a sneak peak
Preview of the SSD Book
This is a set of four pages from the SS: Traveller SSD book, covering the P.F. Sloan Fleet Escort.
Printing, Wave 1
I just signed off on the print order for the deluxe map sheets and box miniatures for Squadron Strike: Traveller!
I should have the maps and box minis riiight around... Read more
Adding Supported Countries
If I don't have your country listed on a "ships to" option, please message me with the level of the pledge you want to support at, and the country I... Read more
Space Map Artwork
This is what the deluxe paper maps look like - you can click here and download the print-ready PDFs to examine.
New Stretch Goal: AVID Stress Balls
I have a stress ball that has a hand drawn AVID on it. Every time I show it at conventions, I have 2-3 people say "Hey, you should totally sell... Read more
Traveller Box Miniature Proofs
I plan on sending these to the printer later this week. If you're a follower on my Patreon, you can see the box miniatures here:
Any proofing I can... Read more
More RPG Scale Minis -- Input Needed
This is a quandary for me.
My CGI guy (Charles Oines) is booked solid for the next two weeks.
He's the first step in creating more minis, in particular,... Read more
Almost There....Almost There...
We've just broken $12,000 - under $500 to upgraded maps.
My next stretch goal (which I'm waiting on quotes on...) is custom printed foam stress balls, with the color coding... Read more
Added Reward Tiers -- Paper Map Stretch Goal
I have added two reward tiers at the request of a couple of people, regarding the paper maps.
If You've Pledged For A Boxed Game, You Don't Need To Do... Read more
New Stretch Goal: Upgraded Paper Maps
I've just added a new stretch goal - and it's a big stretch - but if it's made, there will be upgraded paper maps in the box for every Ad... Read more
How To Add Minis To An Existing Pledge
Since I've been asked this in private messages about six times, in comments three times, and posted it in the FAQ that nobody can find...
"I pledged for a boxed... Read more
New Stretch Goal: Miniatures
After looking over several suggestions, I've decided to put up minis in fleet boxes. We're putting out two "old" fleet boxes for people who don't have them, updating the minis... Read more
Miniatures Request for Quote sent...
I've been told I can expect pricing back around Thursday or Friday. I'm hoping it's Thursday, because I'll be at a con on Friday.
Here are some teasers while you're... Read more
Future Stretch Goals: Minis
I will be adding stretch goals for miniatures to add to the project, including the Gazelle-class close escort mini that was promised by someone else's Kickstarter. Until I can... Read more
So, while I was demoing games, playing games, and having dinner...
You awesome people pushed me over the 100% funded threshold, and nearly to the 110% threshold.
I'll be adding the first stretch goal tomorrow morning. I've had a few drinks... Read more
"That escalated quickly..."
77% funded after 14 hours.
WOW. Thank you, all of you. I need to find a chair so I can catch my breath and get the stuff I'd sketched out... Read more
And there's the 30% threshold!
Roughly 90% of crowdfunding projects that hit 30% of their funding targets in the first week make it to the finish line!
We just did it in 5 hours. THANK... Read more