Monthly Sales for August and September 2012

Well, yes, August was kind of a crazy month here at the old Ronald household. There was the kitchen installation, the hardwood floors, the porcelain tile, and no monthly sales update for SEP. Now that my home reno work has slowed to a crawl (though not completely vanished) I’ve finally found time to do my monthly reporting.

Not that it is all that exciting. The numbers for the two months are not particularly stellar. What is pretty cool is that we are less than $40 away from profitability for Sword Noir. So, if all goes well, it will have taken me about 18 months to pay off the investment in Sword Noir. I expected to reach profitability in two years’ time. I figured that was being optimistic. This is pretty awesome.

I have also made 40% of my investment in Kiss My Axe back as of 30 Sep. Not bad. Now, for KMA, which I don’t think as the uniqueness of Sword Noir, I expect two to three years for profitability – nothing to cheer about but acceptable. If I get it done earlier, yea me! But I won’t hold my breath.

Also, since we’re talking biz, I’ve made the decision to move forward with Centurion: Legionaries of Rome, an RPG of military action. It’s likely going to be my most abstract game yet, with some tenuous links to the design of Sword Noir and Kiss My Axe (it has Qualities) but it is very different mechanically. I will be crowd-funding it, but it needs a lot more playtesting before I am ready to do that. If you are seriously interested in helping me playtest this version, please drop me a line (look to your right for Contact Us, or bug me at Twitter or Google Plus).

In the interim, I am still wondering if I should bother trying to crowdfund “Boltcutter” (action-thriller short story set in modern Africa) or another short story collection. I will likely do one, but if Centurion takes up a lot of time, “Boltcutter” will be falling by the wayside, at least for now.

Also, do you like the mock-up cover for Centurion that I expect to pretty much be the cover for Centurion. Done by none other than rockin’ Rob Wakefield (you may have heard the name). Suh. Weet.

An earlier post on Sword Noir with my two year prediction is found here.

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You can find Rob Wakefield on Google Plus here.

Total Sales for August 2012
Khorforjan Gambit, 1
Qalashar Device, 1
Raid On Ashkashem, 1

Arcane Kingdoms
Arcane Kingdoms, 1
For Simple Coin, 1
Gifts of the Elder Gods, 1

Covert Forces
Blood and Guts 2: In Her Majesty’s Service, 1
Covert Forces Redux, 1

Operation Nearscape, Free Product, 4

Sword’s Edge System
Crossing the Millers, 1
Kiss My Axe, 1
Kheufer Scrolls, 1
Suffer the Witch, 1
Sword’s Edge System, Free Rules, 26
Sword Noir, 3

Total Sales for September 2012
Arcane Kingdoms
Gifts of the Elder Gods, 1

Covert Forces
Blood and Guts 2: In Her Majesty’s Service, 1
Covert Forces Redux, 2

Operation Nearscape, Free Product, 9

Sword’s Edge System
Crossing the Millers, 4
Kiss My Axe, 4
Kheufer Scrolls, 4
Suffer the Witch, 2
Sword’s Edge System, Free Rules, 25
Sword Noir, 5

Total Sales to Date
Albenistan: Election Day (Modern Dispatch 113): 32
Khorforjan Gambit: 104
Qalashar Device: 117
Raid On Ashkashem: 158

Arcane Kingdoms
Arcane Kingdoms: 39
Gifts of the Elder Gods: 36
For Simple Coin: 57

Charity Products
Relief Effort: 55

Covert Forces
Canada’s Combined Security Reconnaissance Section: 100
Covert Forces: 100
Covert Forces Redux: 159
In Her Majesty’s Service: 135

Cyber-state Avatar Toolkit: 36
Line Zero: 34
Operation Nearscape, Free Product, 312

Sword’s Edge System
Crossing the Millers, 96
Kiss My Axe, 135
Suffer the Witch, 73
Sword’s Edge System, Free Rules 1127
Sword Noir 345
The Kheufer Scrolls, 140

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