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Explore and survive as a primitive mutant on a derelict starship using all-new rules as the very first tabletop scifi RPG returns.
Explore and survive as a primitive mutant on a derelict starship using all-new rules as the very first tabletop scifi RPG returns.
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Shipping Has Commenced (And Is Ongoing)

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Good evening, folks.

I'm happy to announce that several dozen copies of the game have already gone out to backers, and that I'm trying to get at least three shipping batches out per week. I wish I could a huge flood of backer shipments out all at once, but at least for the next few weeks this is the best I can do under the circumstances. The goal is to make sure all backers (and website pre-order customers) have their core books before the in-store release date in September. 

If you've got your book, let us know and share your thoughts on the final product! I'm sorry for those of you who are still waiting, but please know I'm working to get everyone their products soon.

I've been slipping extra goodies in as many of the packages as possible. These are not directly related to this project and are not considered part the reward you pledged for, but they are a thank you for the support and the long wait you've endured—and I hope you enjoy.

In-Store Events

I cancelled almost all of my convention appearances this year, but with the RPG coming out in a few months I'm getting in touch with hobby game stores in the southeast to arrange at least a few trips out to show off and promote the game. The plan is to put together a few short adventures ideal for 3- to 4-hour play along with a new mix of pre-generated characters. Once those are finalized I'll share these with all the backers in electronic form.

If you have a game store within a reasonable drive of Atlanta (4-6 hours) and think they might be interested in having me come out and run an event, please let me know who I should call.

That's it for this update. Be in touch soon as more and more of you have the copies you've been waiting for!

Next Update: Monday, August 1, 2016

Shipping Begins This Week!

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Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!

Life has been interesting — my daughter had her bone marrow transplant and had to be re-hospitalized the day after she came home — however, I did make it over to the warehouse and pick up several cases of books so that I can finish getting contributor copies out and begin shipping significant batches of books to backers.

I wish this could be en masse and quickly completed, but under the circumstances this will definitely be handled in batches as best I can with updates to let you folks know what's going on.

I will be using the backer shipping addresses and "orders" on the backer website I made and explained in previous updates. Each backer will receive a confirmation and tracking via the backer site.

For those stateside enjoying barbecue and fireworks I hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday, and health and good times for everyone. I'm very excited that you folks will be seeing books in the near future! Take care, and talk to you all soon.

Next Update: Monday, July 18, 2016

Day Late, Dollar Short?

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I apologize for not posting yesterday, everyone. I didn't have it in my calendar and in my head it was the next Monday. I'm not working under ideal conditions right now but I'm trying my best to keep things moving forward under the circumstances.

So What's Up?

First of all, some of you have books! When I had the first groups of confirmed addresses from the highest two tiers of backers I shipped out everything I had in the limited inventory I had on-hand. I made sure some contributors got their copies along with several backers. If you've received your book, please feel free to comment and let everyone know what you think!

I've got a big box of bubble-wrap envelopes and shipping labels in my office. I'm going to pre-prep a bunch of outgoing packages, and I just need to get myself out to Suwanee (location of my warehouse) to pick up product. Timing and logistics are not easy, but as soon as possible I'll get another batch of core books out. Each outgoing package will have tracking that will be attached to the "order" on the new website so everyone can know where your books are.

Stumbling Forward

Folks, I'm not asking any of you to follow or care what my daughter, myself, or my family is going through right now. (Follow me on social media or visit www.fun4liz.net if you want to know more.) You all invested money in a project, one that's extremely late. My business is a one-man show, so if I have an unexpectedly bad day—such as my daughter's very first day of TBI* yesterday—it screws things up and sometimes I just don't have it together enough to push through.

I hate making excuses, so I'm trying to keep it to a minimum. But let me just say that I'm not having an easy time of it right now. I'm going to keep on pushing forward, because even imperfectly is better than not at all. I'm long past trying to make myself look good, I'm trying to keep my promises and fulfill my obligations because to me it's better late than never. I'm trying to go forward even if it's just an inch at a time so that progress is being made and so there is a light at the end of the tunnel for all of us, even if it's still in the distance. I thank all of you for your initial contributions to make things happen, and to those of you who have still let me know that the final result—a solid new version of a classic RPG—is the important thing.

Next Update: Monday, July 4, 2016 — Independence Day for my fellow Americans!

Backer Website Complete

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Backer Website

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Folks,

I apologize for briefly falling off the update wagon. I'll be perfectly honest, things are extremely difficult right now as we gear up for my daughter's bone marrow transplant on June 24th (and I am acting as both her primary caregiver and her stem cell donor).

That said, things are moving forward. Backers of the $350, $100, and $65 have been manually imported into a new website I created specifically for updating the shipping information and tracking outgoing shipments. By the end of this week I will have the remaining backer levels imported as well.

Once your reward level has been imported, you'll see a private update with specific details to help you log in even if you don't get an email from the site directly.

I sent Jim Ward his first copy of the book, and have already begun getting out a few contributor and backer copies in the mail. Later this week I'll head to the warehouse and pick up additional cases of books in order to have what I need to get additional shipments out over the coming weeks.

I look forward to seeing honest feedback on the actual book and game when you have it in your hands! Thank you all.

Next Update: Monday, June 20, 2016