Crawling slowly towards online sales
I've gotten my merchant account set up with PayPal and have created the code for linking to my web site. I did a test purchase last night and I now understand how the system works.
I have (hopefully) solved a bit of a dilemma of how I would mail my games.
And Jolly Blackburn of Kenzer Co./Knights of the Dinner Table fame is going to be reviewing my game! Who knows, maybe if he likes it he'll recommend Kenzer buy it, but I mainly want the review. :-)
So the main things that remain are:
-- Refine manufacturing process, which will mean heading down the mountain to work a couple of hours earlier to talk to print shops. Geez, getting up at 8am? Is that allowed?
-- Getting review copies out to people like Jolly and any other game magazines. I'll have to buy a bunch of said magazines the next time I'm at a decent game store for contact information. Does Dragon Magazine still exist? I was looking around the Wiz Kids site and didn't see it.
I'm going to have to check my list, but I think that's about it. I believe I've modified the rules for Zombie Cafe, though I know there are a couple of cards that I need to tweak the text on.
To get Karaoke Screams online, I need to weed the cards a bit, produce two report forms for Avery 5371 cards and for standard 2.5x3.5" playing cards. Then get a copy of Acrobat Distiller and produce the PDFs. I found that I can get the Pro version of said program for $160 as I am still a student.
Now, for Phoenix Con Games, I need to:
-- Get some t-shirts made for product shilling.
-- print fliers for product shilling.
-- print changes to Waste of Celluloid, which is basically reprinting the entire deck.
-- decide what other game(s) that I'm going to take for testing. Probably Critter Capture, it works, but I don't know what's slowing the game down.
I really wish I had time/resources to go to ProtoSpiel with Critter Capture and Zombie Cafe, but it's the weekend before Phoenix Con Games, and we're going to the Colorado Ren Fest that weekend.
I also wish I had Deborak's conciseness when it comes to game designs, I love how small a deck her Drama game has! I don't think I'll ever have a deck that small for my games, not that that is neccessarily a bad thing. ;-)