Daily Illuminator Archive for February 2012

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February 1, 2012:
The Sparkly Good Fairy has dropped by Warehouse 23 -- just in time for Valentine's Day! There are two ways you'll be visited by the fairy featured in Munchkin Fairy Dust . . . read article

February 2, 2012:
Hello, everyone. My name's Lenny Balsera, and for the past couple of weeks I've been working as Andrew's new Munchkin Hireling . . . read article

February 3, 2012:
Y'all may not be aware that Munchkin has its own news page. In case you've missed it, here is a quick summary of the news from January: After the picking (and eating) of many brave playtester brains, Munchkin Zombies 3 is now in production, and we'll be talking about it a lot more as the release gets closer . . . read article

February 4, 2012:
To define terms: "SJ" is me. "Today" is Saturday, February 4. And "Owlcon" is a really excellent game convention at my alma mater, Rice University . . . read article

February 5, 2012:
I spend a lot of time poring over numbers at e23, and it's always a treat when one catches my eye. Such is the case with GURPS Social Engineering . . . read article

February 6, 2012:
A fantasy campaign without bloodthirsty monsters is like a picnic with bloodthirsty monsters. It's just no fun! . . . read article

February 7, 2012:
That's not very Munchkinly at all. But it is the name of our newest promotional bookmark . . . read article

February 8, 2012:
Not only is the Elder God popping up in the Infestation 2: Transformers comic book series, he's also proudly displayed on a box of Cthulhu mints and can be worn as Cthulhu finger tentacles . . . read article

February 9, 2012:
We've had a few questions over at the Steve Jackson Games forums about the Sparkly Good Fairy's visit to Warehouse 23. The Munchkin Fairy Dust Bag of Holding is popular, but we still have bags left if you want to get in on the offer . . . read article

February 9, 2012:
Once again, GURPS fans will be able to explore the world of Robert E. Howard's barbarian hero . . . read article

February 10, 2012:
It's that time of year again, and I'm excited to report that I'll be in Manhattan for the New York Toy Fair, where I'll meet with friends, retailers, fans, and business partners -- all in an attempt to guarantee that every single toy and game store on the planet is aware of -- and stocks! -- our games and toys. This year I'll be showing off Castellan, introducing a few completely new games to buyers, and sharing our entire line of plush toys with the Toy Fair attendees . . . read article

February 11, 2012:
Our production staff, especially our Production Manager, Samuel Mitschke, has been putting in long hours creating packaging mockups for me to take to the various meetings while I am in New York. One of the more impressive examples of their efforts is the Castellan package, where Sam took my rough idea and assembled a quite attractive mockup . . . read article

February 12, 2012:
You can find both in our Gamer and Store Finder. If you haven't signed yourself up, why not go ahead and do so? . . . read article

February 13, 2012:
Have you been hoping to learn more about exciting Hyboria, home of the world's most famous barbarian? Have you wanted to learn about its geography, history, and religion? . . . read article

February 14, 2012:
In January, we've shipped a brand new plush and a place to store your braaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnssssssss! Munchkin Zombies Meat Lockers Where do zombies store those tasty, tasty brains? Right here! . . . read article

February 15, 2012:
We get asked a lot how people can find out about upcoming playtests. One easy way is to join the Steve Jackson Games Playtests group on Facebook . . . read article

February 16, 2012:
My January ended, and my February began, with a ten-day trip to Houston. It started with the Halloween Expo, a big trade show for the Halloween industry . . . read article

February 17, 2012:
New for May, six new colors of Cthulhu Dice and more Munchkin level counters! Cthulhu Dice Serving Cthulhu is fun . . . except for all those other cultists out to get you. So get them first! Cthulhu Dice lets you drive your rivals mad . . . very, very quickly . . . read article

February 18, 2012:
Incredible? Fabulous? . . . read article

February 19, 2012:
One of my favorite booths at New York Toy Fair was Square Enix, with their Play Arts Kai series of action figures. These 9-inch-tall figures have great articulation, incredible sculpting, and tight paint work . . . read article

February 20, 2012:
Over on e23, we've got two releases for your digital digestion. Our first offering is an assortment of ambulatory options, presented in Pyramid #3/40: Vehicles . . . read article

February 21, 2012:
Did you know we have online Flash demos for Munchkin, Revolution!, Cthulhu Dice, and Zombie Dice? Head over to our Flash Demos page and take a look! . . . read article

February 22, 2012:
A quick reminder: you only have a week to take advantage of Warehouse 23's special February promotion! Every order of $75 or more placed in February will receive a Fairy Dust Handbag of Holding, while supplies last (and well over half of them are gone!) . . . read article

February 23, 2012:
One of our company goals is to make sure that no child goes to bed with dreams of a new Munchkin set unfulfilled because of empty, dusty shelves at their Friendly Local Game Store. Toward that end, we just ordered reprints of three Munchkin games: Super Munchkin; The Good, the Bad, and the Munchkin; and Munchkin Zombies (which is going for a third printing less than a year after its release! . . . read article

February 24, 2012:
It was a good year . . . read article

February 25, 2012:
From May 25th through the 28th, I will be attending Balticon in Baltimore, Maryland. I'll be celebrating the release of Redwing's Gambit, a science-fiction novella I wrote for the Bulldogs! RPG published by Galileo Games . . . read article

February 26, 2012:
We just sent Munchkin Skullkickers to print! If you aren't familiar with Skullkickers, we've posted a short comic on the Munchkin Skullkickers website that will tell you everything you need to know . . . read article

February 27, 2012:
The good news is that you'll be going on a river cruise with the beautiful Bêlit. The bad news is . . . well, let's just say it involves fighting to the death against the last of a degenerate, ancient race . . . read article

February 28, 2012:
I enjoy listening to music to help set the mood when I'm playing or running a game like Vampire: the Requiem. My criteria is that the tonality of the songs can't interfere with the storytelling experience . . . read article

February 29, 2012:
Designed to celebrate the unsung heroes of the gaming table, GM's Day emerged nearly a decade ago over on the EN World forums. In recent years we've celebrated this day -- March 4 -- by releasing a new cache of classic virtual goodies over on e23 . . . read article

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