Well, we're halfway through 2021 and it may be safe to say things are looking better than where we were a year ago. Dodgeball is slowly coming back as COVID-19 restrictions slowly lift and within a few months, we'll all hopefully see some semblance of normal, pre COVID-19 life.
It may be news to some, but I (Steve Damon) am currently deployed overseas. While navigating the pandemic, my "day job" transitioned from Liaison Officer for the Operation Guardian Support "Border Mission" (2018-2020) to Mobilization Projects Officer, where I basically rejoined my unit, put my head down and focused like a fiend on getting my unit out the door.
As my then current Commander prepared to exit, much of my unit's successful mobilization and transition fell on me. I had many highs, a lot to learn, but I must've done well for not only am I sitting in my new deployed home writing this, but I am doing so almost 1 year from having taken command of my unit. Not too shabby.
Ballistae, as marked in our "Oh, 2020" blog definitely took a bit of a back seat, but during this time, I have successful migrated most of our kneepad inventory to Fulfillment By Amazon, which will hopefully provide our supporters with quicker access to our makeshift product, but also open the market up to both Canada and Mexico.
Additionally, thanks to the genius of Felix Perrone, we discovered a way to play Dodgeball virtually in the coming game: Dodge! A Tactical Dodgeball Game, which blends elements of Turn Based RPG strategy and a Dungeons and Dragons feel. This is my first official forray into game making and I cannot be more excited to check one of my long hopeful boxes off upon its release later this year. Stay tuned for more information on updates, its release in future coming blogs and via our social media.
As we continue to look forward to the day we're all playing physical Dodgeball again, Ballistae continues to work in the background until we're there.