Daily Illuminator Archive for January 2008
January 1, 2008:
It's 2008, at least here in the Central Time Zone -- your specific location may experience delays of up to six hours. If it isn't 2008 yet for you, let me tell you: the future is great! . . .
January 2, 2008:
If we had a Quote of the Day, this comment, from errata coordinator Fade Manley, would be it:
"I have learned to hate shotguns and the damage they do, whatever the hell that damage might be."
. . .
January 3, 2008:
When we released GURPS Dungeon Fantasy: Adventurers
over the holiday break, we knew it was good, but we didn't know it was this
good. The response has been staggering; less than a week after release, it has broken into the Top 20 Downloads of All Time . . .
January 4, 2008:
You may be done with the Bible Code, but it's not done with you. Revelation13.net offers pages (and pages and pages . . . ) of material about the secrets the Good Book conceals, from sacred prophecy to Scott Peterson, from Ebola to cold fusion . . .
January 5, 2008:
Are you a hard-core Munchkin
? Have you memorized the rules to each set? . . .
January 6, 2008:
Remember back in October when Thomas mentioned he wanted to hit 2,000 available products in e23 before the end of the year? Well, we made it, by the skin of our teeth . . .
January 7, 2008:
Yeah, that's a lame attempt to sneakily avoid saying "tattoo." But Munchkin Temporary Tattoos
aren't lame or sneaky. You can pick some up from Warehouse 23 in a pack of 10 for just $4.00! . . .
January 8, 2008:
Those New Zealanders really know how to pamper a mutt. The Auckland SPCA is offering a CD for your canine pal, a series of songs at such a high pitch only he can hear it . . .
January 9, 2008:
If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to be more organized, here's something that just might help: PocketMod. Part customizable calendar, part notepad, this may be the tool you need to keep your grocery list up to date, your deadlines juggled, and your phone list handy . . .
January 10, 2008:
Killer for the post-Me Generation? Assassinations with positivity? . . .
January 11, 2008:
If you didn't know, the world is going to end in 2012 (according to the Mayan calendar, anyway), so plan your vacation accordingly. If you were aware of this but just wanted more information about humanity's big finish, you couldn't ask for a more comprehensive page than Beyond 2012 . . .
January 12, 2008:
And you thought history had given up all its secrets. Witness the marvel of a bygone age in Boilerplate . . .
January 13, 2008:
It seems like changing jobs is a hobby for some folks around here . . . This past November, Thomas' 133t coding skillz had advanced to the point where he was darned useful on a number of rather urgent projects we've been working on with our server . . .
January 14, 2008:
During our quality checks for the recent run of Munchkin Dice,
we came across some interesting rejects. What happened to this blue die is easy to see -- an air bubble was trapped in the mold when the plastic was injected, and when it popped, one of the faces collapsed . . .
January 15, 2008:
The World Wide Web is a big, big place. And the weirdness is growing . . .
January 16, 2008:
Tada! The Munchkin Silver Piece
has arrived! . . .
January 17, 2008:
Improv Everywhere is a group in New York City dedicated to causing "scenes of chaos and joy in public places." Since 2002, every January they've gathered people together to . . . take off their pants on the subway. Nothing lewd (everyone wears undergarments, and besides -- it's January in NYC!), and with a police escort (since 8 partici-no-pants were arrested in 2006), No Pants 2k8 expanded to over 900 New Yorkers and a half dozen other US cities . . .
January 18, 2008:
We've got a new cover for Munchkin Quest
. You didn't think we were going to use that teaser image forever, did you? . . .
January 19, 2008:
The behavior of engineers in Australia is nothing short of shocking. Tesla Down Under shows off a lot of experiments with liquid oxygen and lasers and what have you, but most of the site is given over to electricity . . .
January 20, 2008:
When we announced the new edition of Lord of the Fries
last month, there were questions. Will this be another tuckbox game? . . .
January 21, 2008:
The first new, original GURPS
PDF of 2008 is GURPS Martial Arts: Fairbairn Close Combat Systems.
We actually uploaded back on the 10th, so sharp-eyed fans are already reading the GURPS
write-ups of W.E. Fairbairn's armed and unarmed combat systems, plus templates for commando, cops, and special ops of World War II . . .
January 22, 2008:
Doesn't look like much at first glance, but this photo shows the components for the newest edition of Tribes
, due out this summer. (The copy of Munchkin 2 - Unnatural Axe
is included for purposes of illustrating scale, and won't be part of the final assembly.) . . .
January 23, 2008:
We just finished a Munchkin Quest
playtest session. We broke it! . . .
January 24, 2008:
>> The following items have been SHIPPED:
>> Qty Description Ship Date
>> ------ --------------------------------------- ------------
>> 200 GURPS Spaceships 22-JAN-2008
There really isn't anything more to be said, other than "Yah!"-- Paul Chapman
. . .
January 25, 2008:
What, you're still reading? Oh, you need the link . . .
January 26, 2008:
The ET Corn Gods Game is based on the claim of a meeting between an alien and an engineer. The visitor told of hidden messages throughout the English language, and the Code involves alphanumeric values, the periodic table, and the Bible (so anyone wanting to play has some serious homework ahead of him) . . .
January 27, 2008:
Sure, it's a plastic figure. But who made it? . . .
January 28, 2008:
Last year we had an inquiry from a maker of really nice foam weapons - the kind LARPers use - about doing official Munchkin
weapons like the Unnatural Axe. We liked that idea and said "Send us a proposal!"
But those guys haven't even answered mail in months . . .
January 29, 2008:
Remember the Daily Illuminator from the 27th? You'll note, if you follow that link, that the images are gone . . .
January 30, 2008:
(Warning! Modifying your Wii, tablet PC, bluetooth equipment, or any other device may void your warranty, attract the attention of the MIBs, or just break your stuff . . .
January 31, 2008:
If you're ready to work in the office as a Production Assistant, that is. As we ramp up production on new GURPS
PDFs, we find ourselves in need of a layout monkey capable of dropping text into an existing page design . . .
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