Daily Illuminator Archive for May 2016
May 1, 2016:
Our friends at Kobold Press are at it again with Arena: Fury of Hellas
. This card game puts 2-4 players in the shoes of Greek gods, using their powers to manipulate the monsters and heroes to fight in the arena . . .
May 2, 2016:
The highly anticipated Munchkin: Marvel Edition
from USAopoly is in stores now, and it's taking people by storm! USAopoly really knocked it out of the park, featuring incredible art straight from the comic pages, and creative cards that make each character unique . . .
May 3, 2016:
Greetings! My name is Al Griego, and I'm the new Assistant Marketing Director . . .
May 4, 2016:
One of the most requested accessories ever is now available for preorder! With the Munchkin Monster Box
, players finally have card storage fit for a king! . . .
May 5, 2016:
What does Austin have in common with Sweden? Aside from IKEA . . .
May 6, 2016:
Are you curious about GURPS After the End
, our latest ready-to-use series for adventuring through a post-apocalyptic wasteland? Or have you already picked it up and want to know what the future holds? . . .
May 8, 2016:
The owner of Evil Hat Productions, Fred Hicks, dropped by the office recently with their newest project in tow: The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game, an upcoming release, currently on Kickstarter. TDFCCG takes the world of Jim Butcher's iconic series and brings it to life on the tabletop, letting players take the role of Harry Dresden and company to investigate mysteries, fight baddies, and overcome obstacles . . .
May 9, 2016:
Welcome to the first installment of a new monthly feature on the Daily Illuminator
Musings! In this space, I'll talk about what's going on -- at least as much as I'm allowed! -- and give you a peek into some things you may have missed . . .
May 10, 2016:
O hai! My name is Melody and I'm the new admin assistant / helper monkey for SJ Games . . .
May 11, 2016:
To celebrate the imminent release of Munchkin Fu Guest Artist Edition
, with art by John Kovalic, we're giving away copies of the game! 15 to be exact, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Munchkin
. If that isn't enough for you, each copy is signed by Steve Jackson himself! . . .
May 12, 2016:
The folks at Nerdlocker just posted an interview with Jonathon Coulton and Paul and Storm talking about the history and future of the JoCo Cruise. One of the pictures is a shot of Steve and me (with a Monica cameo appearance!) showing off the very first draft of Munchkin Shakespeare
. . . which is not a thing and you never read anything about it . . .
May 13, 2016:
You may not have heard of the Granite State Challenge, most likely because it's a group of friends playing Car Wars
at their home. But once you see their setup, you'll wish you knew them . . .
May 14, 2016:
Proving yet again that SJ Games fans are some of the most creative people, Ogre
player John Dallman sent us a pair of dice he created representing the Combat Result Table, without having to use the table itself! It's a pretty ingenious little system . . .
May 15, 2016:
I'm a big fan of TV comedy. My top 10 shows include Mystery Science Theater 3000
and Freak And Geeks
(which really struck home as a nerd growing up). I stumbled onto the show RenFest
in my recommended Kickstarters, and was quickly inundated with friends recommending it to me . . .
May 16, 2016:
It's the rise of Cute-thulhu! Your favorite Miskatonic mis-adventurers are back in action with Katie Cook at the artistic helm of Munchkin Cthulhu Guest Artist Edition
. . .
May 17, 2016:
The GURPS After the End
series has enabled heroes to get into post-apocalyptic action faster than ever. Now, the latest issue of Pyramid
expands those possibilities! . . .
May 18, 2016:
We're looking for feedback from Munchkin
players everywhere! Whether you play it a lot, or just a little, our survey wants to know about yourself, and about the games you've played . . .
May 19, 2016:
You can say it. You play more than just Munchkin
and other SJ Games . . .
May 20, 2016:
Our cat herders in Warehouse 23 have informed us that Simon's Cat Card Game
is now available for preorder! Have a cat lover in your life? . . .
May 21, 2016:
Celebrate your holiday weekend with the heroes of Munchkin: Marvel Edition
! Steve Jackson Games is proud to partner with USAopoly to demo Munchkin: Marvel Edition
at participating locations from May 28 - 30, Memorial Day weekend . . .
May 22, 2016:
Kill the monsters, steal the bricks! The Munchkin
LEGO gameboard is a minifigure-scaled version of our beloved gameboard . . .
May 23, 2016:
Our friend Lisa Foiles (entertainer, writer, YouTuber, and general awesome person) recently mentioned Munchkin
as a great quick and dirty card game. That's awesome . . .
May 24, 2016:
The Horde is coming to BGG Spring! SJ Games will be at the convention, and we're bringing I Hate Zombies
with us for some special events . . .
May 25, 2016:
Munchkin comics #17 by BOOM! Studios is now in stores! . . .
May 26, 2016:
Simon Tofield draws pet mischief very well. Painfully well, in fact . . .
May 27, 2016:
It's alive! The ACD exclusive Munchkin Monster Box
variant is available at your friendly local game store now! . . .
May 28, 2016:
Ogre: Objective 218, the card game based in the Ogre
universe, is coming out in June. But you can get a sneak peek, and learn how to play, with our new video! . . .
May 29, 2016:
Be prepared: a Scout's Motto. But really, gamers have to be prepared as well . . .
May 30, 2016:
Greg Hyland, original artist for Munchkin Fu
and for the upcoming Munchkin Zombies Guest Artist Edition
, took the time to answer a few questions for us. I didn't even have to kidnap him, and he definitely wasn't tied to a chair during the interview.
Technically, you are our first Guest Artist in Munchkin history, being the original illustrator for Munchkin Fu . . .
May 31, 2016:
You follow up April showers with May flowers, and Flower takes that very seriously. As such, we had a lot of Munchkin
goodies come out this month, as well as a GURPS
supplement! . . .
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