Daily Illuminator Archive for December 2013

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December 1, 2013:
Munchkin is now being carried in Meijer stores! If you're near one and you want Munchkin (and come on, why wouldn't you?), go check it out! . . . read article

December 2, 2013:
Ogre Designer's Edition officially comes out on the 6th of December, so for that entire weekend (the 6th to the 8th), our faithful Men in Black are going to be running official Ogre launch events at game stores around the country! . . . read article

December 3, 2013:
It's almost here! Our new -- and incredibly massive! -- Ogre Designer's Edition lands on* stores this Friday, December 6, and we want everyone to get out there and grab a copy now if you want one . . . read article

December 4, 2013:
Board Game Geek has launched their own set of counter sheets for Ogre Designer's Edition! They'll probably disappear quickly once the game launches this Friday, so you'll want to get them while you can. Ogre Board Game Geek Exclusive Unit Promo includes an Ogre Ninja, a radio tower, BGG-Zilla, and more! Ogre Board Game Geek Exclusive Terrain Promo has you covered if you want to create your own scenarios . . . read article

December 5, 2013:
Do you like free stuff? We have free stuff! . . . read article

December 6, 2013:
If you're an Ogre Kickstarter backer and you purchase $50 or more of Ogre extras on W23 between December 6th and 8th, you'll get a free Ogre Pocket Edition! Qualifying products are on this page . . . read article

December 7, 2013:
Remember Mini Car Wars, the 1987 version that was printed as a single sheet of paper? It's coming back . . . read article

December 8, 2013:
A little while ago we donated some games to a couple of Extra Life teams, and we just wanted to thank them both for being such cool people and using our games to do a good thing . . . read article

December 9, 2013:
Scientists have learned how to create a genetically engineered mutant virus -- M13 -- that, when introduced to the nanowires in a lithium-air battery, increases battery life dramatically. M13 could revolutionize mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, allowing us to create devices that last much longer or deliver more bang for their batteries . . . read article

December 10, 2013:
Just a reminder that, if you haven't gotten your free Jolly Jumbo d6, you've still got time! From now until December 15th, if you place a Warehouse 23 order of $50 or more, you'll get a random Jolly Jumbo d6. If you place an order of $75 or more, you get both! . . . read article

December 11, 2013:
Got everything you need from Warehouse 23? No? Well, you've got a little time left before it shuts down for the holidays on December 18th . . . read article

December 12, 2013:
Looking for holiday gifts for puzzle-minded folks? . . . read article

December 13, 2013:
Coins and counters are fun! You can use them to track your level, your slack, your victory points, or whatever . . . read article

December 14, 2013:
A while back we talked talked about Of Dice and Men, a crowdfunded movie about gaming based on Of Mice and Men. Well, they've just released a trailer, and it looks pretty cool! . . . read article

December 15, 2013:
Just when you thought it was safe to throw your trash away, there's a box full of notes on the impending alien invasion in it. -- Brian Engard . . . read article

December 16, 2013:
Over the Ogre Designer's Edition launch weekend, our valiant MIBs ran some launch events on our behalf. They set up in local game stores, played a bunch of Ogre, and had a great time! . . . read article

December 17, 2013:
No, your heroes probably aren't in the buff... but that doesn't mean they've been dressed as well as they could be! GURPS Loadouts: Low-Tech Armor builds on the foundation of GURPS Low-Tech (and GURPS Low-Tech: Instant Armor) by presenting 40 ready-to-use armor loadouts, each with precalculated statistics (including total cost, weight, and don time) and notes on the protection they provide. It offers bonus information on rhinoceros-hide armor, Roman "scale mail," horse barding, and more . . . read article

December 18, 2013:
Warehouse 23 is shutting down today! If you don't get your orders in today, they won't be shipped out until January 6th, when Warehouse 23 operation resumes! . . . read article

December 19, 2013:
Want to Munchkin up your holiday season? Check out these free downloadable holiday cards and tags! . . . read article

December 20, 2013:
I am very happy to announce that Phil Reed has accepted election to the Board of Directors of Steve Jackson Games Incorporated. I've been taking Phil's advice for a while now, and the company is better for it . . . therefore, this . . . read article

December 21, 2013:
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 . . . read article

December 22, 2013:
As you can see from the picture, you can now find Munchkin in Toys 'R' Us! Kermit flail! . . . read article

December 23, 2013:
Here it is, a video that tells you more than you probably ever knew about winter. And then there's this . . . read article

December 24, 2013:
With more than two dozen supplements, the world of Transhuman Space is an exciting place to visit. But as someone wise once said, the future is always in motion . . . and today you can enjoy the latest of tomorrow with Pyramid #3/62: Transhuman Space II . . . read article

December 25, 2013:
To all of you out there in Internet land, may your holidays be filled with loot, and may you gain all the levels you need! -- Brian Engard   . . . read article

December 26, 2013:
We may all know about the Krampus (and if you don't, have fun being eaten this Christmas!), but there are a whole host of Christmas monsters out there, including one terrifying cat . . . read article

December 27, 2013:
The Spawn of Cthulhu has risen. That's it, folks, game over . . . read article

December 28, 2013:
The good folks at 2 GMs, 1 Mic reviewed GURPS Zombies and found it to be . . . insanely comprehensive. Don't take my word for it, though -- I wrote the book! . . . read article

December 29, 2013:
Steven Hesse graciously allowed me to babble on for nearly 90 minutes about Munchkin, Ogre, Tabletop, and probably the heat death of the universe before it was all over . . . read article

December 30, 2013:
Evidently people have discovered our secret Antarctic lair . . . read article

December 31, 2013:
Here at Steve Jackson Games, we like LEGO quite a bit. With that in mind, here's some fun LEGO stuff for you. Blues Brothers anyone? . . . read article

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