Each year, A'n'SR games sets goals, (usually) makes them public, and then reports on how we did. So how did we do in 2019? And what were our goals anyhow? Find out!
2019 was a funny year for goals. We had some left-over goals from 2018 that we wanted to get done, and then we had some things we wanted to try, but had no way of actually knowing how to do it. In short, our goals were these.
Make Money (~$20)
This year, as in all years, thankfully, we hade enough in sales to pay for the website. We have always said that we would stop A'n'SR when we could not pay for the site or if we just were not having fun with it anymore. We'll be around in 2020.
Release 1 new RPG in the U3 Line
Result: Kind of Successful
We have U3 Fantasy all geared up to release. In fact, we printed copies and sold some physical copies at a local event (see below). We just have not released it online for otherpeople to order yet. It will likely be the first game we release in 2020, at this rate.
In addition, we had U3 Angels RPG all done... and then we decided to tinker with it to try out a new kind of RPG game. We are hoping to get that out in late 2020.
Release 1 Non-RPG Game
Result: Really, Really Successful!
This year, we created, released, and then created expansion for and released Promise Reborn. Holy moley this game is good, and sells very well to everyone we show it to. We are even working on an expansion in 2020. In addition, we released Drop Racer Battles, from Henry (AnSR's son), Keep This If, and Keep This If 2. We did a great job with this one, and it really is awesome to see the full library on display.
Release 2 War Game Helpers
Result: Very Successful!
The miniatures game Warhammer (in nearly all its iterations) has changed us as designers and as a family. I can now say that everyone in the house are miniature war gamers. It is so fun. As an outpouring, we released:
Sell Games in Person
This year, we organized the Locally Crafted Games Fair (LCG Fair). Essentially, our friendly local game store allowed us and other vendors/game designers in the St. Louis, MO area to rent tables in their game playing area and sell our games. We did one in July and one in October. It was a great time, and we feel we have found a small venue from time to time to sell our wares. Pretty cool, all-in-all.
As we wind down 2019, we are looking ahead into 2020. Right now, we are starting to work towards smaller games. They get done faster, and we like the feeling of having a game completed. Plus, it is one more thing in the library of games that we offer to people. Look for our 2020 Goals in an upcoming post.