James Lowder of The Lake Effect, WUWM's radio magazine, has put together his annual holiday game gift list. We mention this for two reasons. First, there are a lot of games on that list that are well worth buying, and he speaks about them in a way that tells you why you want them. Second, one of those games is our very own Castellan! Give the article a read, listen to the show, and buy some games off the list for that special gamer in your list!
-- Brian Engard
Don't let your wise men become indistinguishable! With Urban Dressing: Sages and a few rolls of the dice, you'll get details on the internals and externals of a sage's place of work, as well as rumors or hooks that will bring these bookworms to life. Hitting the books has never been more exciting!
-- Steven Marsh
The Steve Jackson Games offices, including the Munchkin World Headquarters, will be closing this Friday for the holidays. Thursday is our end-of-year Game Day, so really Wednesday is the last day to expect anyone to get anything done. (Except that 2014 is so packed that I can't possibly afford to take a lot of time off; I plan to be working most of the break.)
Most important, Wednesday is the last day Warehouse 23 is accepting orders this year; any orders placed after noon on Wednesday run a real risk of not being shipped until January.
Munchkin News is taking a hiatus as well. We'll see you in January!
Last month, we released the booster Munchkin Gets Promoted, so here's a rule about promotional items!
You may use this rule in any Munchkin-family game, including Munchkin Quest, when you are about to play or use a one-time promotional item (coin, bookmark, certain special cards, etc.). Playing the 2013 Silver Piece "buys" you a second use of that item, later in the same game. Give the 2013 Silver Piece to the player most nearly across the table; that player may not use the coin this game. If using the item requires you to give it away or destroy it, you do not need to do that until the second use of the item or the end of the game, whichever comes first.
You may only use a single coin per game . . . except that this coin lets you play it along with another one if you want. You cannot play a 2013 Silver Piece on another 2013 Silver Piece!
Please see the full announcement here.
Happy designing and testing! We're pretty sure you'll amaze us with what you come up with!
-- Daniel Jew
The Imperial Navy announced today that the private cruiser Sargon, formerly the private transport of the deceased Archduke Dulinor, will be returned to Archduchess Isis, his daughter and heir. Dulinor was killed in 1116 while shuttling to the surface of Capital in one of Sargon's small craft, which exploded while entering far orbit. The cruiser has been in Imperial custody since the day of the assassination, under guard at an undisclosed Imperial Naval facility, but was recently released back to the Archduke's family, as the Naval investigators feels no further evidence in the crime will be forthcoming. Archduchess Isis is not in system at the present, but her office issued a press release announcing that a crew will be provided to return the vessel to Illelish, but gave no further details.
All right, maybe you can see lions and tigers elsewhere, but perhaps nowhere as fun as in Nymabe . . . and your players will never see it coming.
The Warehouse 23 staff will be taking a much needed and deserved break, the warehouse will be closed the 23rd through the 27th of December.
We'll be back in the office on December 30, 31st & January 2nd & 3rd and normal operations will resume January 8th.
Need to pick up a last minute gift for the holidays? Never fear! Your Friendly Local Game Store should have just what you need.
Happy Holidays from everyone here at Warehouse 23!
-- James Holder