I apologize for not being able to reply to all of my emails and private messages in a timely manner. Please be assured that I am not ignoring you, nor have I stepped away from BHP.
For the first five or so year after starting Brave Halfling Publishing, I was under-employed (and occasionally unemployed). I had all the time I needed to reply to emails and private messages on forums, print, bind, wrap, and ship products by hand in a timely manner.
But for the last two years, I have been fully employed in my day job (and often working a great deal of “overtime”). It is great to know that the people of this church value my help when they go through difficult times in their lives. And I am even more pleased that I can sometimes make a difference in their lives too.
But that means I must change some fundamental things about BHP – most especially going back to releasing almost everything in pdf and POD (with no deadlines, pre-orders or crowd-sourcing). Once my current projects are finished, this is the way I will operate BHP.
I am still shipping the last few Delving Deeper Boxed Set orders. I have learned that this shipments seem to go through less problems when I take the package to the post office, fill out the customs form and pay for postage right there.
The materials for the 2nd shipment are completed. I just need to print, bind and wrap them – but that won’t be anything like the huge job it has been to put the actual boxed sets together. I know I promised all kinds of things over the years for the second shipment, but almost all of them have just not worked out. Plus, the boxed sets are already completely full and I have no intention of making folks wait months or years before receiving the second shipment. In addition, Simon has taken the game in a different direction than we had planned. Now, that isn’t a bad thing at all, but it does make me uncomfortable trying to make compatible products for Delving Deeper. The second shipment is for those persons who pre-ordered a Delving Deeper Boxed Set.
The second shipment will now include a copy of the Blackmarsh map, a booklet on how to play Delving Deeper in a Swords & Wizardry: WhiteBox way and a very special Holmes Basic House Rules booklet. This booklet has a color cover and includes special art in Honor of Holmes Basic. It is exclusive to this project, is only in print and will never, ever be offered again. I hope this be something folks will like.
That’s about all the time I have right now, so it is back to shipping. Thank you for your support and your supreme patience.