SSDC was formed by Michael Osadciw and Aaron Thies, two former employees of
Optimus Design Systems (ODS). SSDC obtained the licenses for Battlelords of
the 23rd Century and Blood Dawn from ODS in September of 1999. In addition to
jointly running SSDC, Michael Osadciw serves as art director. He creates most of
the artwork used in the entire SSDC product line, does all the layout of the books,
and creates all the graphics on the web site. Aaron Thies handles most of the
paperwork aspects of SSDC's operation, and handles web maintenance and mail orders.
The first project of SSDC was reprinting the Battlelords of the 23rd Century main
rulebook. This reprint was also the 10th anniversary edition release of the
Battlelords role-playing game, which has been in existence since 1990. SSDC has
retained the writing services of Lawrence R. Sims for the Battlelords product line,
in addition to which we are also looking to other writers to help expand and improve
the Battlelords RPG.
MISSION STATEMENT: SSDC's goal is to reprint, expand, and improve the Battlelords
roleplaying line. Given the time and support from the gaming community we plan to
produce new supplements that will cover vehicle and space combat rules. SSDC strives
to excel in game design and publishing.