Thursday, April 2, 2020

Strictly (Duke) Springer - Day 103 – April 2nd.

Duke isn’t pleased with all of the guys packed in the hold of the ship. Emily had the engineers install the TL-6 guns. If we get in a fight, we are going to be in trouble. All we can muster is a pair of Hoppers as the turrets are down.

If we get caught, explaining 45 freedom fighters will be hard. They’ll execute us. It’s really not worth the 13,500 secs. we will get for dropping them off and returning to Mynkuria. Sigh.

Our outboard trip is peaceful and arrival in system is boring. We find a second 3 CU stasis unit floating in space. We haul it on board. There is just enough room to store it in the crew quarters.

They weren’t really specific about where we drop them off so we head to the craters. There is a -2 on entry detection there. We don’t get detected, but we zip right through a radiation zone which causes a hit of damage to everyone on board.

We keep going and land to let these guys off.

The Engineers get those guns installed at the end of the day.

I have updated our deck plans as I notice a few mistakes on the last upload. Boat Guns take up five CU, the two groups of 5 CU of space next to the ship's boats are not inside the boats but in the bay they sit in. I didn't bother to draw in the fighters we were transporting as they got off.


We have 218,686 in cash, have 7 hypercharges.  We now owe 225,564 on our ship. We are wanted on Palatek. 

That's Not New or Maybe It Is.

Well, I've finally jumped off the deep end and launched a new project.

I discovered a few things about podcasting at least.

  • First, never wear a windbreaker. 
  • Two, paper scripts are good for editing, but if you use them while recording, people hear it. 
  • Your talking speed is not what you think it is. 
  • And item D... It ain't as easy as you'd think. 

But, here it is. It's rather raw but let me know what you think. 



Show notes are as follows:

In this episode, I'll be looking at the 1981 solo game, Barbarian Prince by Dwarfstar Games/Heritage USA/Reaper.

You'll also be listening to Sovereign by Kevin MacLeod, available form the website, INCOMPETCH, linked below.

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4397-sovereign
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

I'll also be plugging “Playing It Wrong” by Charles Thorin, available at TheyMightBeGazebos.Blog or subscribe to his podcast through Anchor.fm.

The most important plug is the website where you can get Barbarian Prince, Dwarfstar.brainiac.com.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Strictly (Duke) Springer - Day 102 – April 1st.

David and Duke need healing and rest, so we are off to the Spaceport. This is a player choice, David was downed by concussion and really doesn’t need healing, just some time off.

We are of course detected on entry. We get an offer transport men to Nipna. They take up 2 CU in the ship and we will be paid 300 for each guy we transport. Emily agrees.

Emily makes the weekly payment of 600 on the ship. We still have a few hours of daylight, so Duke get healed up at a price of 450 secs. Emily purchases more hypercharges (1000) and two sets of ships guns, TL-6 for 1200 each.

3750 secs. well spent, so Emily makes a calculated desision to pay off 14,436 on the principal of our ship. We now owe 225,564 on it.

We have 218,686 in cash, have 8 hypercharges.  We now owe 225,564 on our ship. We are wanted on Palatek.

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 Gardens of Ynn
Gardens of Ynn

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The TEK - March 2020

Sales are dead for 2020. No help for that with problems we all have now. I've rethought my presence on DriveThruRPG and I am now in to raw downloads from DriveThru. Making people happy with fun, free stuff. I still have price listed on my products, but I am encouraging people to pay nothing at all. There are so many other people out there who need help. Please by all means, save your money for them.

March 2020 Downloads via DriveThruRPG:
AD&D Character Sheet For Use with Unearthed Arcana - 6
Compass Rose Inn Minisetting - 2
Kobold Folly Minisetting - 7
Zero to Hero: Uncommon Commoners - 7
Swashbucklers Character Class - 5

I want to share my all time download stats this month:
AD&D Character Sheet For Use with Unearthed Arcana - 93
Compass Rose Inn Minisetting - 137
Kobold Folly Minisetting - 125
Zero to Hero: Uncommon Commoners - 248
Swashbucklers Character Class - 91

I am close to reaching a couple of thresholds on each product. I will be doing a happy dance if I can hit 100 downloads for each and every product and 250 for Zero to Hero. I'll let you know when that happens.

Webstats were amazing, even at 1 pm on the last day of the month.


You can see the spike when everything shut down. I am very happy that readers came to visit in times of worry and stress. Thank you for doing that, it was a ray of sunshine on a very bad day.

Google Analytics Pageviews - 2,466
Google Analytics Sessions - 1,696
Pageviews per Session - 1.454

I had been working with a new ad provider, but I picked a horrible time to change things up. All affiliate clicks have zero'ed out except for DriveThruRPG which is up 474%. Crazy times we live in, when games take a backseat to Amazon.

I would like to thank you. the readers, who make this project a fulfilling experience. In order to continue, I need to hear from you. Post those reviews, leave those comments and make suggestions on social media like MeWe.