Daily Illuminator Archive for November 2013

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November 1, 2013:
I woke up early yesterday morning to the sound of water IN my bedroom. Google "Austin Onion Creek flood" if you want details . . . read article

November 2, 2013:
Literally! Or it soon will be for us, at least, because we're in the process of getting the Austin office rigged for solar power . . . read article

November 3, 2013:
Machines have apparently taken control of our financial quarter, and may soon take control of warfare . . . read article

November 4, 2013:
Need some ideas for fun little treats to stuff in your little munchkin's stocking this holiday season? Warehouse 23 has got you covered! . . . read article

November 5, 2013:
Past, present, or future: Is there any time that wouldn't benefit from a detailed Gothic cathedral? GURPS says no, and directs your gaze toward GURPS Locations: St. George's Cathedral . . . read article

November 6, 2013:
Many news outlets reported earlier this year that Voyager 1 had left the Solar System. This is inaccurate; it hasn't even come close to the Oort Cloud yet . . . read article

November 7, 2013:
Okay, so not Earth. It's actually a planet called KIC 12557548b, and it's really far away . . . read article

November 8, 2013:
If this isn't evidence of some sort of demonic clown invasion, I don't know what is. -- Brian Engard . . . read article

November 9, 2013:
One of the many perks of working here at Steve Jackson Games is having an employer who understands when you have a geeky obsession. So when I asked for a good chunk of time off from work at the end of last June, I knew I could be 100% forthcoming with the reason for my absence . . . read article

November 10, 2013:
Scientists in England say they've discovered alien life! They sent a balloon up into the stratosphere, and it came back carrying micro-organisms . . . read article

November 11, 2013:
The core GURPS Martial Arts supplement placed an emphasis on realistic and almost-realistic martial-arts campaigns (as have many other supplements). But what about all those other worlds in the cosmos? . . . read article

November 12, 2013:
Since Halloween, my days have been pretty much alike: get up, move some things out of the house, throw other things away, repeat until midnight, go to bed. Thanks to the generosity of a friend who lives a few minutes from my office (AND my ex-home AND the storage unit), I have a place to stay that minimizes commute . . . read article

November 13, 2013:
First this, now this. Clearly we've awakened something with our ill-conceived blood sacrifice to the deeps, and it will rise up and devour us in our hubris . . . read article

November 14, 2013:
Or at least, something that might lead to lightsabers . . . read article

November 15, 2013:
Your FLGS is going to have all sorts of great stuff soon! We've got the Zombie Dice Brain Case, Munchkin Gets Promoted, Munchkin Pathfinder: Gobsmacked!, and GURPS Zombies! Zombie Dice Brain Case Upgrade your game with the Zombie Dice Brain Case . . . a stylish, noisy dice cup with a screw-on lid ringed with 13 braaaaaaaiiiins . . . read article

November 16, 2013:
Anton Olsen over at Geek Dad was at our Ogre Launch Party and had some really nice things to say about it and about the Kickstarter and the game in general . . . read article

November 17, 2013:
Do you like zombies? Of course you do! . . . read article

November 18, 2013:
Wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Cycling between creation and destruction, the Chinese view of elemental forces are as perfect in their balance as they are flavor . . . which makes them ideal for gaming! . . . read article

November 19, 2013:
Unfortunate news, fans of Munchkin and martians. When we got a look at our newly-printed Munchkin Apocalpyse: Mars Attacks! cards we noticed a printing error, one we didn't feel right about passing on to you . . . read article

November 20, 2013:
We've got people going to conventions this weekend! We'll be at BGGCon in Dallas, where we'll have a booth and everything, and Lenny Balsera's going to be at UCon in Michigan . . . read article

November 21, 2013:
We'll also have people at Austin Comic Con this weekend . . . read article

November 22, 2013:
At Gen Con, Joel Eddy filmed an unboxing video of Ogre Designer's Edition . . . read article

November 23, 2013:
So somebody just invented a magic spray product that you coat a surface with, causing that surface to completely repel water. You can buy it on Amazon . . . read article

November 24, 2013:
So you own Munchkin and every sequel to Munchkin and every expansion pack to every sequel to Munchkin . . . you've got all the cards, right? Wrong! . . . read article

November 25, 2013:
Do you like free dice? Of course you do! . . . read article

November 26, 2013:
Well folks, we've got an official street date for Ogre Designer's Edition: December 6th, 2013. Once that date rolls around, you should be able to get your own copy from your FLGS! . . . read article

November 27, 2013:
It's a call to arms . . . even if your only weapons at hand are your hands and arms! Pyramid #3/61: Way of the Warrior -- the latest issue of Pyramid -- is a look at those who make their livings by fighting for their lives. This issue's centerpiece is a massively meaty expansion for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy by GURPS overlord Sean Punch and Peter Dell'Orto (co-author of GURPS Martial Arts), introducing a boatload of martial-minded power-up possibilities for those who excel at fighting . . . read article

November 28, 2013:
There's no e23 release this week, so those of us who work behind the scenes on GURPS goodies have taken a few moments to reflect on the past several months. It's been an exciting year at the company (thanks in no small part to unloosing the behemoth Ogre upon the world), but one of the side effects of that excitement has been that most of our victories in GURPS planning have been behind the scenes . . . read article

November 29, 2013:
We've got a couple of fun new exclusives at Warehouse 23 to kick off the holiday season: our official Exclusive Warehouse 23 Munchkin Booster 2013, and our new Keep Calm and Kill Monsters t-shirt! . . . read article

November 30, 2013:
Zombies are everywhere. They're in our books, our movies, our TV shows, our tabletop games . . . read article

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