GCS Files Distribute to DTG-Core PDF backers
10 days ago
– Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 11:09:51 AM
I got poked on this, so I asked my Patreon Subscribers, and they all felt that the GCS files that Fantell has been working on are ready for general distribution.
These are 100% fan generated, and apparently are pretty slick. So if you're a GCS (GURPS Character Sheet) user, they should make character generation with Delvers to Grow even faster.
GCA users will have to hunt up a volunteer - coding this stuff isn't my skill set.
Even so: Look for a download link from Backerkit.
If you have questions, you can poke in at:
Gaming Ballistic Discord (this link expires in seven days)
I'm not quite sure when the files will be uploaded to the main GCS hub ... but they exist, you now have them, and how you use these tools are now in your own hands!
Thanks again to Fantell for making this happen!
UK/EU Books update
19 days ago
– Wed, Sep 01, 2021 at 01:49:42 PM
The Good News
The books arrived at Kixto last night, and the owner didn't have to drive for two hours to physically pick them up.
So, now that we settled a few outstanding issues there, he can start shipping the books.
The Bad News
Naturally the box was damaged and we took some losses. I anticipated SOME of this, and packed two extra copies of each, but we lost four each of Krysuvik and Smart Delvers.
I told him to just pack up the orders as if the books were good, but to try and concentrate the damaged ones in (a) the UK, and (b) the smallest number of people possible. That should be two.
I will, upon learning who this lucky individual is, immediately dispatch replacements directly from the USA via USPS. I'll also let them know who won the damaged goods lottery.
Missing Fast? Please let me know by Sunday.
24 days ago
– Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 05:30:23 PM
I am on vacation in the land that bandwidth forgot until Sunday afternoon, but I will survey all of my emails and pack up copies for everyone who has let me know that they are missing their copies of fast Delvers so that they go into the mail on Monday.
Even if you contacted me by some other method, please drop me an email at gamingballisticLLC@gmail.com with [Missing Fast Delvers] in the subject line so that I can just use the email tag to sort through who needs what. There are so many different email, forum, text, and smoke signal channels that it is hard to keep track of them all. I will double check everything, but the easier it can be for all of us the better. Thanks! I’ll get on the soon.
EU/UK Update: Customs issues
26 days ago
– Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 03:16:01 PM
So, despite my providing full documentation on the US side of things - twice - to the UPS folks, and Kixto giving very explicit instructions on whom to list as the importer of record ...
UPS has charged Kixto £250 in VAT for zero-rated goods AND indicated in the customs clearance that Kixto, not Gaming Ballistic, is the importer.
We basically are now being held hostage. One box was (incorrectly) delivered with Kixto as "owners" (and this matters), and the other is being withheld until the fees are paid.
This is the practice of UPS in Canada as well: charge obscene brokerage fees on inexpensive shipping and withhold the goods until the victim pays. Fees are frequently 3-5× the cost for shipment.
In any case, Kixto and I are working to bludgeon UPS into what is effectively obeying the law. Until we do, the shipment is frozen. I'm not sure if the ownership problem is critical or a nuisance.
Working to solve this ASAP, and will update when I have more info. This doesn't impact US, Canadian, or AUS/NZ packages, most of which went out USPS.
Two Smart, No Fast
27 days ago
– Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 03:19:26 PM
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