Daily Illuminator Archive for March 2014

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March 1, 2014:
Surely you've heard of Privateer Press? They're the makers of Warmachine and Hordes, among the world's most popular miniatures games -- and personal favorites of yours truly . . . read article

March 2, 2014:
We've heard some questions about the promotional goodies that we often include when you order from Warehouse 23. We're standardizing our procedures to make sure that every fan gets a reasonable amount of swag in an order . . . read article

March 3, 2014:
South By Southwest is THIS WEEKEND! Come see us at booth 231; here's some of the awesomeness you can expect to see: Play (and buy) games before they hit the shelves! . . . read article

March 4, 2014:
You don't need to take to the high seas to find loot that a captain craves; you just need the latest Pyramid! This month we've smashed through a window to deliver Pyramid #3/64: Pirates and Swashbucklers, an issue that provides a plethora of piratical pieces . . . read article

March 5, 2014:
Here at Steve Jackson Games, we're trying to get a better feel for how you, our fans, want to interact with us. Speaking personally, I spend about 90% of my personal time on the Internet on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook; there are many people I want to keep up with, and they're distributed throughout the world . . . read article

March 6, 2014:
South By Southwest is tomorrow! Allow us to remind you what we're doing . . . read article

March 7, 2014:
Hi! I'm David, resident Physicist / Shipping Clerk out here in Warehouse 23 . . . read article

March 8, 2014:
And now they've found our underwater base . . . read article

March 9, 2014:
Pat Rothfuss runs auctions every year to support the Worldbuilders charity, a fundraising endeavor supporting Heifer International. This year, one of the auctions was for John Kovalic to draw the winner on a Munchkin card in an upcoming set . . . read article

March 10, 2014:
In today's diversified market, it pays to specialize in society. That's doubly so when it comes to picking a magical society to join! . . . read article

March 11, 2014:
The bad news: we forgot to announce these. The good news: you can buy them right now! Munchkin Icon Patch It's a Munchkin patch for the minimalist crowd! . . . read article

March 12, 2014:
Have you been curious about Castellan but were holding off until you got to see it played? Well, NinjaZach and Tox over at Crits Happen have you covered with this fantastic stop-motion video of a Castellan game from start to finish . . . read article

March 13, 2014:
Retailers, if you're visiting the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas next week please don't miss the Steve Jackson Games presentation on Tuesday, March 18 at both 1 pm and 4 pm (check the show schedule for the complete list of presentations). John Kovalic, Munchkin artist and creator of Dork Tower, will join me for the presentations where we'll talk about our fantastic Munchkin plans for 2014, including the upcoming release of Munchkin Legends to the hobby market, the status of Munchkin Apocalypse 2, and maybe a surprise or two . . . read article

March 14, 2014:
For reasons that I hope are obvious, we're fans of ancient, obscure texts around here. The Voynich Manuscript has puzzled many a scholar and fan of High Weirdness since 1912 . . . read article

March 15, 2014:
Do you like saving the world from cosmic horror? Allow me to introduce you to The Esoterrorists, by Pelgrane Press . . . read article

March 16, 2014:
We've got more reviews for you! Cody over at Deseret News took a look at Ogre Designer's Edition and gave us his thoughts! . . . read article

March 17, 2014:
There's a bunch of stuff we'd like to announce for release in June and July. Ready? . . . read article

March 18, 2014:
The roads are thawing, and there are bigger dangers than potholes! Car Wars fans, rejoice: Newly released in digital form, Uncle Albert's 2038 Catalog Update is a collection collection of over 70 items perfect for offensive, defensive, and personal needs . . . read article

March 19, 2014:
Fireside Games is proud to announce the next game release in their expanding line of board games, Munchkin Panic, to hit stores in Fall 2014. Munchkin Panic is a new, semi-cooperative board game designed by Anne-Marie De Witt that blends the all-for-one gameplay of Castle Panic (Justin De Witt, Fireside Games, 2009) and the all-for-me style of Munchkin (Steve Jackson, Steve Jackson Games, 2001). The game supports 1 to 6 players ages 10 and up and will retail for $39.95 . . . read article

March 20, 2014:
Remember the Munchkin Tavern last year at Gen Con? We got together, had some drinks, ate some food, killed some monsters . . . ah, good times . . . read article

March 21, 2014:
Game design skill must be genetic! Isabel duBarry, daughter of Revolution! designer Philip duBarry, is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for her new math-themed game, Tiger Stripes . . . read article

March 22, 2014:
It's been a very long time since LEGO bricks were just for children. It's fitting, then, that The LEGO Movie caters to all ages . . . read article

March 23, 2014:
This summer, we're reprinting a bunch of Munchkin goodness that's been out of print for a little while . . . read article

March 24, 2014:
Bring your friends, your neighbors, your cousin, your little brother, and even your grandma down to the nearest Friendly Local Game Store, Library, or Gaming Meetup for International TableTop Day! Our intrepid Men in Black demo team will be showing off the latest and greatest of the Steve Jackson Games line, from Munchkin, Zombie Dice, and Ogre to Castellan, Chupacabra, Revolution!, and many others . . . read article

March 25, 2014:
Are you in the Massachusetts area and free this weekend? If so you may want to stop by the Super Robots Giant Monsters event where I'll be participating in my role as a toy geek . . . read article

March 26, 2014:
A huge number of GURPS fans are inveterate tinkerers, always seeking to push the system to new and interesting frontiers. This month's Pyramid is devoted to those intrepid souls who want more character-creation options, new ways to work together, and alternate ideas of skills and abilities. Pyramid #3/65: Alternate GURPS III is a toolkit of bite-sized temptations, featuring the most articles we've ever had in this era of Pyramid! . . . read article

March 27, 2014:
I will be at the T.A.B.L.E. gaming event this weekend. If you're anywhere near Dallas, and haven't already made plans to attend, you really ought to come . . . read article

March 28, 2014:
As a long-time roleplaying game editor, I've seen a lot of adventures and setting source material come across my desk. One of the things that I enjoy reading the most when I'm working on these projects are those quirky details that writers come up with while molding their words into something that supports their vision of what makes for a fun product . . . read article

March 29, 2014:
From Dairy Country, Horse Country, and Wine Country to England, Holland, and the Holy Land, our MIBs operate all over the world. If you want to learn about our games, you may find them doing demos at a local convention, game store, or board game meetup . . . read article

March 30, 2014:
The recent release of GURPS Magical Styles: Dungeon Magic – a collection of colorful, ready-to-go wizardly orders and guilds – reminded me of something that crossed my mind a few weeks ago. While browsing a well-known RPG forum, I saw people brushing off GURPS as a serious option for fantasy gaming, describing it as a toolkit that doesn't offer much ready-to-use content . . . read article

March 31, 2014:
Some people drive themselves crazy looking for adventure. Others act like they're already there, and they've got a road map . . . read article

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