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On the assorted news front: new merchandise! http://bit.ly/1gyXJEQ

Also, we just sent Longshoreman of the Apocalypse (book 10) off to the printer, and just began book 15 online. 
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Just ordered a pin. Yay!
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The 2014 Calendar is coming! 

A week from now, on November 11th, we'll open pre-orders for the calendar. We'll probably also have a Warehouse-Warming sale of some sort, because we just moved everything from two storage units into a warehouse that also has office space.
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The Body Politic Bookfort! My friend Myke Cole was running a contest -- build a fort out of books -- and he let slip that a) I can use my OWN books, and b) I can include miniatures.

For the full effect, start with the first picture (not the one being used as the cover) and "Play Slideshow." Read the captions, too! It's not my best writing, but it'll do for now.
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Pre-orders are now open for Schlock Mercenary: The Body Politic!
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The coins are in the store now! Also, we'll be opening pre-orders on The Body Politic this Monday. 
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I would like to see more updates here, if possible, at least parallel to the FB page. I'm trying to avoid that site more lately, and it would make me sad if I missed things simply because it's a little quieter here.  
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The 2014 Calendar Pre-orders are now open! http://bit.ly/1aRfX3d

Also, we found some Munitions Canister I sets (books 1-5 in a handsome slip case) during the warehouse move. There are exactly 90 of these, and we've marked them down.
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I spent the day working with Alan Bahr on the engine for the Schlock Mercenary RPG. I bet you now have questions. Here are some enumerated notes:

1) It's definitely going to happen in some way, shape, or form.
2) We're not licensing somebody else's engine. Alan is putting all the meat on a mechanic I dreamed up.
3) We have not picked a release date, but we know the date is no earlier than mid-2015. Why?
4) Because we want this to be awesome, and that means art, writing, and buckets of playtesting. These things take time.
5) No, we are not ready for play-testers.
6) I'll be doing writing and cartoony-art for the source book. We'll have other artists do top-shelf RPG art. 
7) We'll be building a website for this. Expect a FAQ, a game developer blog, and teasers. This is where requests to play-test should be lodged. The site should be live by early 2014.
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Nothing to preview yet. Trust me, we will make lots of noise when we do. 
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Coming soon to LoneStarCon 3/WorldCon 71 in San Antonio! These are the table banners (they hang in front of the Schlock Mercenary table.) We'll have all of these books in stock, except for the one that says "coming soon" on it. We'll also have coins, mugs, badge holders (but not many of those!) and t-shirts. And yes, I'll sketch in any Schlock Mercenary book you buy from me OR that you bring by my table.
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New convention flyer incoming! 
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We'll have these at GenCon, WorldCon, and Salt Lake Comic Con. The flip-side will be a crassly commercial ploy to get convention attendees to buy merchandise.
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Question for all members here -- would it make more sense for this to be a community? Is that something y'all would like? +1 this to encourage me to make it happen.
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Where do we make suggestions? I have an interesting plot twist but I don't want to blab it all over the internets.
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Calendar, mug, and patch pre-orders are now open. http://bit.ly/rXX2sA If you want a calendar, or a sketched calendar, or a sketched 2nd edition of "The Blackness Between" please don't hesitate. The pre-order window is two weeks, in order to ensure delivery by Christmas.
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