Daily Illuminator Archive for October 2014

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October 1, 2014:
Munchkin Treasure Hunt has been out for a week now; if you're holding off on making the decision to buy because you're not sure what the game is like, Father Geek has you covered. He posted a comprehensive review of Treasure Hunt a little while back; it tells you everything you need to know about the game, and also gives a summary of opinions on the game from a variety of different people . . . read article

October 2, 2014:
Munchkin has always been one of our biggest games. It struck a chord with gamers who liked the idea of some zany, back-stabbing fun mixed with a general lampooning of fantasy RPG tropes . . . read article

October 3, 2014:
Our good friend John Kovalic over at Dork Tower put a great post up on his blog last week about his experience working on Munchkin Treasure Hunt, and how it differed from other titles of ours that he's worked on. It's a fantastic read, and a good insight into what goes into making art for a game . . . read article

October 4, 2014:
Templates are a great way to get into GURPS quicker and easier than you thought possible. Pick a profession and a few some options, and then bash bad guys or skulk in an alleyway! . . . read article

October 5, 2014:
Are you looking for a way to speed up GURPS and make it easier to keep the game moving? Or perhaps you like ultra-competent heroes who can do what they do with aplomb? . . . read article

October 6, 2014:
Another review for Munchkin Treasure Hunt is in! This time, Geek Dad John Booth has told us what he (and his nephews) think of the game, and they seem to really like it . . . read article

October 7, 2014:
Since 2004, I've published nine GURPS Fourth Edition supplements and several Pyramid articles. Many of these projects were highlights for me as an author . . . read article

October 8, 2014:
Hey, international SJ Games fans: ever wished your packages would get to you earlier? So do we! . . . read article

October 9, 2014:
Come see us at New York Comic Con from October 9-12! Kali, Ben, and Alex will be there, at booth 2265, to demo all sorts of games for you and show you the latest stuff from SJ Games! . . . read article

October 10, 2014:
We've already worked with Topps a couple of times, when we made Munchkin Apocalypse Mars Attacks! and Mars Attacks -- The Dice Game. Well, we're working with them again, but this time we're making Garbage Pail Kids games! . . . read article

October 11, 2014:
Tonight (Saturday the 11th) I'll be joining my friends Anne-Marie and Justin De Witt, aka Fireside Games, at the release party for Munchkin Panic! It will be at Wonko's Toys and Games in northwest Austin from 6-9 pm . . . read article

October 12, 2014:
I'm taking it as a positive sign from The Powers That Be that Car Wars has gotten a shiny, brand-new web page of its very own. It not only looks cool (thanks, Keith!), but it has all the links to Car Wars resources throughout the netiverse that you'll need, plus a complete list of all available Car Wars products, both digital and those existing within the space-time continuum, and links to their Warehouse 23 pages as well . . . read article

October 13, 2014:
It can now be told: I will be the Gaming Guest at JoCo Cruise Crazy next year! JoCo Cruise Crazy is the Jonathan Coulton cruise . . . read article

October 14, 2014:
This summer, while visiting family in Germany, I took a special trip over to our friends at Pegasus. I had a nice lunch chat over crepes with co-owner Karsten, marketing director Michael, and Peter the convention manager at Pegasus, who also runs their Supporter program . . . read article

October 15, 2014:
The folks over at Mighty Fine have been making Munchkin shirts for us for a while now, and they're great. If you haven't seen them, you should go check them out because there are a lot of cool designs over there . . . read article

October 16, 2014:
We've talked before about the shiny new version of Munchkin that's now on the shelves of many Walmart stores. But there's one thing we haven't revealed until now: the new bookmark that is in specially marked sets . . . read article

October 17, 2014:
I don't remember exactly which convention it was where I heard the news, but I remember exactly what I thought when Kromm and Pulver took me aside and told me that GURPS was going to get a new, unified, streamlined edition. I thought, "Glad I don't have to do that." Well, the joke was on me in part, because I got hired on as Staff Writer for Steve Jackson Games and produced a lot of suggestions that weren't used and a few that were, most noticeably the "iconic characters" for GURPS Fourth Edition . . . read article

October 18, 2014:
Hello, everyone! After a year as Marketing Director, I decided to move on to a new challenge . . . read article

October 19, 2014:
Well, hello! I'm Alexandra, the Warehouse 23 Online Manager here at SJ Games . . . read article

October 20, 2014:
Hey, it's almost Halloween! We at Steve Jackson Games love the spookiest time of the year, and not just because we spend the day at the office playing games on the clock . . . read article

October 21, 2014:
Munchkin Kobolds Ate My Baby! All Hail King Torg! A kobold has a harsh life. But at least there are babies to eat . . . until King Torg (All Hail King Torg!) swipes the plumpest and juiciest for his table . . . read article

October 22, 2014:
Good news, everybody! Garbage Pail Kids: Super Snot Shots is up on Warehouse 23 for you to buy. This game is a gross little dexterity game based on the classic trading cards by Topps, and it's quite a lot of fun . . . read article

October 23, 2014:
I remember my first encounter with GURPS, back in the early '90s. Two of my players had "converted" to this new system, and kept trying to drag me in . . . read article

October 24, 2014:
Are you a gamer in a Spanish-speaking country? Then you might be interested in these two reviews by Oscar Gonzalez . . . read article

October 25, 2014:
If you're a science-fiction GURPS gamer, you need GURPS Ultra-Tech. But sometimes you're in a hurry, and all you need are the stats . . . read article

October 26, 2014:
I'm a geek. Or a nerd . . . read article

October 27, 2014:
Randy and I are just about to get on a plane to head to LAX, where we'll get on another plane, fly for (ugh) 15 or 16 hours, and land in Melbourne bright and eager to attend PAX Australia! If you're going to be there, we hope you'll come by and try out some new games or play some old favorites with us . . . read article

October 28, 2014:
We know it's early for Christmas, but we can never resist the opportunity to tease our fans! Do you remember some of the specials we ran last holiday season? . . . read article

October 29, 2014:
Since so many projects have been successfully completed recently (Car Wars Classic and Mars Attacks: The Dice Game reprints in progress, Munchkin Treasure Hunt launched, multiple sales meetings met and won, my new toy book off to the printer) I decided that it's time to escape. (And the staff were making those "you better get  away from me" grumbles that happen when I've been stressed crazier than usual.) . . . read article

October 30, 2014:
After playing Munchkin Panic many times at Austin Comic Con, Nashville Comic Con, and the Munchkin Panic release party, I'm excited to finally see it in Warehouse 23! Fireside Games' Munchkin Panic brings Munchkin out of the dungeons and up defending towers. In this semi-backstabbing, semi-cooperative, tower defense board game you aim to keep the castle standing and get the most loot . . . read article

October 31, 2014:
Muertoons is a really, really cool show for kids about five girls living in a Dia de los Muertos-inspired world. It's got a striking visual style, and focuses on themes of friendship and cooperation . . . read article

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