Daily Illuminator Archive for June 2013

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June 1, 2013:
Allow me to recommend a Kickstarter project: T.A.B.L.E. I'm highly biased toward this event: I plan to be there . . . read article

June 2, 2013:
The question is . . . for how long? No matter how many new copies we order, as soon as the shipments start arriving we get the same message from our distributors: "We don't think this will last us very long." Right now you couldn't really be faulted for wondering how we haven't learned our lesson . . . read article

June 3, 2013:
Hey, Car Wars duellists! Do you feel the need to stay with sufficiently asphalted arenas and roads? . . . read article

June 4, 2013:
Well hello, what have we here? Aside from some missing equipment, this cute little guy seems to be a dead ringer for one of our Munchkin Zombies . . . read article

June 5, 2013:
From the press release: Steve Jackson Games, the legendary hobby game developer and publisher, has engaged Surge Licensing, Inc. of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Axe Cop infamy to develop the Munchkin® series of games in both merchandising and entertainment, as their exclusive global licensing agent. Everyone around here is very excited to see where this new development will take us . . . read article

June 6, 2013:
By this time next week, the Steve Jackson Games booth at Origins will be set up and ready to run. Here are a few reminders on why you should head to Origins and come see us . . . read article

June 7, 2013:
If you visit the Daily Illuminator regularly, you know that we like to keep you informed on our plans for upcoming conventions. But did you know we have a whole page for that? . . . read article

June 8, 2013:
Ogre is now officially in manufacturing (cue delirious cheering here at the office). Following manufacturing comes assembly, then shipping, and then . . . . . . the Launch Party will be on Saturday, October 19 in Austin . . . read article

June 9, 2013:
In response to the devastation recently wrought by a catastrophic tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, Super Genius Games has created a downloadable PDF to help collect funds to aid in the relief effort. Available at RPGNow, all proceeds from The Merciful Cousins Cavalier Order will go to the Red Cross to help the victims of this and other disasters . . . read article

June 10, 2013:
A hugely talented and original science fiction author, Iain M. Banks, has died at the age of 59 of cancer of the gall bladder . . . read article

June 11, 2013:
You've made a name for yourself on the mean streets of the Car Wars universe. There's only one place to go: straight up! With Aeroduel, you'll create all types of flying vessels: planes, airships, helicopters, and more! . . . read article

June 12, 2013:
We're happy to annouce that registration is now open for the Ogre Designer's Edition launch party! It will be held in Austin on Saturday, October 19, 2013, and doors will open at 10am . . . read article

June 13, 2013:
Now that she's been here a full six weeks, I feel I can say with confidence that Sabrina Gonzales is officially one of us. So far we've put her to work on reprints of some of your favorite games, and tasked her with more mundane projects like magazine ads and web banners . . . read article

June 14, 2013:
Shout out to Ogre fans everywhere with this unique military patch proudly announcing your tour of duty with the North American Combine 77th Ogre Brigade! Sensors detect a blip on the horizon . . . it's back! . . . read article

June 15, 2013:
Move over Bath Salts users, another kind of real world "zombie" has been making the news rounds. I first heard of the Cotard Delusion in a recent MSN article . . . read article

June 16, 2013:
At the 2013 Origins Award ceremony on June 15, Munchkin was one of two inductees into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Hall of Fame. (The other inducted game was Dominion, which is also a great game and a favorite of many people here at Munchkin HQ . . . read article

June 17, 2013:
The post-apocalyptic future of Car Wars may not have many of the amenities that define a functioning society, but it does have catalogs. Newly released to e23 is another edition of everyone's favorite automotive-assortment addenda: Uncle Albert's 2036 Catalog Update! . . . read article

June 18, 2013:
SJGames.com forum user "Oracle" has painted these awesome pink-and-purple Anarchist Relief Front and Vatican Guard GEVs. The paintschemes are inspired by the Barbarians at the Gate counter sheets for Ogre Designer's Edition, sponsored by Drew Metzger . . . read article

June 19, 2013:
So . . . I mentioned that I was a backer of Shadowrun Returns . . . read article

June 20, 2013:
For once, we actually managed to keep a secret. Now it is revealed, and we are proud to announce our newest Munchkin game. Munchkin Legends brings the world's most famous myths and legends into the dungeon! . . . read article

June 21, 2013:
Recently, GameStop began a test run of Munchkin in some of their stores in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. We have a list of them here . . . read article

June 22, 2013:
Douglas Morse of Grandfather Films is directing and producing a documentary about board games, covering the entire process from concept to table. It covers design, playtest, and manufacture, seeking to give you an in-depth look at how some of your favorite games are made . . . read article

June 23, 2013:
Since 2009 the Kepler satellite has been peering at the heavens, discovering new planets like some kind of. . .  crazy new-planet-discovering machine. Not content to wait the several generations that will probably elapse before we get to visit these new worlds ourselves, Kepler Project scientist Dr . . . read article

June 24, 2013:
Go "clubbing" like never before! Unleash your inner caveman with Pyramid #3/56: Prehistory, the latest issue of Pyramid . . . read article

June 25, 2013:
Our Director of Sales, Ross Jepson, lives near Calgary. They're having some unseasonably damp weather right now, and not only does Ross have very little in the way of phone or Internet this week, but he's also been pretty busy helping those who need it . . . read article

June 26, 2013:
Remember a few months ago we announced that we were interested in acquisitions? Well, things are happening . . . read article

June 27, 2013:
Surely you haven't forgotten that next week is your chance to meet Steve and Daniel at Dexcon in Morristown, NJ, have you? Good! . . . read article

June 28, 2013:
We currently have around 200 folks coming to the Ogre Launch Paaarty on October 19 in Austin! Please sign up by Monday, July 8 if you want to secure a place . . . read article

June 29, 2013:
Cosmologists think they've found evidence of "bruises" where our universe bumped up against other universes early in our history . . . read article

June 30, 2013:
Is June over already? Guess it's time for all of us here at SJ Games to head off for our annual summer break . . . read article

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