**From the guy in the cereal and goat movie
Guys, I don't know a better way to say this other than:
I'm an idiot. And I'm sorry.
BaseTactics isn't dead. I promise. We moved to State College in September of 2016 to establish the business there. Two weeks later, I was recruited by a software sales company, and because of where we were financially at, I accepted. The appointment lasted a year.
BaseTactics took a hit. I failed to return calls, I wasn't innovative, my organizational skills were a mess, and I stopped reaching out to good people. I developed bad business habits. BaseTactics only survived in 2017 because of peoples' great referrals.
I take full responsibility in letting most of you down. Again, I'm sorry.
But to quote one of my favorite characters ever, it's time to “Think of the solution, not the problem." BaseTactics has been struck down, yes, but it WILL come back more powerful than even I can imagine. I'll be breathing life back into what made BaseTactics originally awesome. The things we've been talking about for years (inventory upgrades, leagues, RPG scenarios, zombie, etc.) need to come to fruition.
And there's going to be some more difficult changes to implement. I've learned through the years that our mobile party setup has had to become more lean. This sucks for a lot of people who don't have a suitable location, and I get that. We believe in a debt-free business, and buying a new vehicle (I know, seeing the Civic drive up is still funny to most of you!) to accommodate setup doesn't align with our financial goals. Also, with Erin transitioning out of doing EVERY single party -- she's been awesome for doing that, by the way -- we have more expenses to consider with every event.
We also have an official location in State College to focus on (April - November). Chalk that up as another failure of mine...I haven't improved the space for a year+.
I admit I'm being a shade too candid here, but our friends/clients are important to us. You deserve to know.
And everyone: thank you. I truly appreciate all of the ideas, the drive time, the sweat equity, and your loyalty these last 3 years. It won't all be for naught. I'll be pouring all my soul into getting BaseTactics where we (truly) want it!
Now, let's make BaseTactics season 4.0 the best one yet!