Daily Illuminator Archive for September 2013
September 1, 2013:
Hi, my name's Brian Engard and I'm the new Marketing Assistant here at SJ Games.
What does that mean? Basically, it means I do what Lenny, our Marketing Director, tells me to . . .
September 2, 2013:
Some retailers are already starting to get their 2014 calendars ready. However, we at e23 have those folks beat; we've got a brand new calendar for 2016
. . .
September 3, 2013:
We've got an update on our upcoming Ogre
Launch Party over on the Kickstarter page. The space we got for this is huge, y'all . . .
September 4, 2013:
Science fiction author, editor, and Grand Master Frederik Pohl died Monday at the age of 93. Tributes have appeared, among many other places, on io9, the Guardian, and the Register . . .
September 5, 2013:
Donald Featherstone is considered one of the godfathers of wargaming. Born in 1918, he wrote more than 40 books on wargaming and military history (you can find some of them on Amazon), and is considered by many to be the creator of the saving throw . . .
September 6, 2013:
Just letting you know, all orders from Warehouse 23 as of yesterday will include a copy of our brand-new Official Munchkin Bookmark of Adventure Time
until we run out . . .
September 8, 2013:
We now have our venerable Pyramid Dice
back in stock at Warehouse 23! They come in a bunch of different colors: sparkly pink, red with yellow Ink, bone with red Ink, copper, ice blue, brown with cream ink, and black with green ink . . .
September 9, 2013:
It's been a while since we had a new GURPS
release, so we've decided to go with one that is best described as "gripping": GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling
. This supplement greatly expands the rules and possibilities of GURPS Martial Arts
, with a detailed system that expands the possibilities for heroes disarming dangerous lawbreakers with their bare hands, warriors trained to fight to the death, wrestlers vying for supremacy in the ring, and more . . .
September 10, 2013:
We would like you to know that this guy is not our fault . . .
September 11, 2013:
John Kovalic's doing something really cool. He's raising money for a charity bike ride which will help get healthy food from local farms to low income families! . . .
September 12, 2013:
Holy wow do we have a lot of games to announce for November and December! Chupacabra
! Mars Attacks
! Zombie Dice Deluxe
! Munchkin Gets Promoted
! Hot dang! . . .
September 13, 2013:
Numerology teaches us that the number 13 has mystical significance. Or maybe it doesn't; I don't know . . .
September 14, 2013:
Douglas Cole over at Gaming Ballistic has an extensive interview with Sean Punch, the line editor for GURPS
. Among other things, they discuss GURPS
' strengths, weaknesses, and quirks, compare and contrast it to other systems out there, talk about realism, and discuss the Rule of Awesome . . .
September 15, 2013:
Lenny pointed me toward this Escapist article, and boy, howdy! is this thing awesome! PlaGMaDA, which is perhaps the best acronym ever concieved by human beings, is a living archive of old RPG material . . .
September 16, 2013:
Some cool news from the Munchkin
A while ago, we posted that Munchkin Legends
was available at target.com
, and would soon be available in Target stores.
"Soon" is now! There's probably one close to you . . .
September 17, 2013:
Andrew and I are in Nashville this week for secret meetings and tasty food -- hey, it would be wrong to skip the food, right? -- and with hard work I fully expect our talks to lead to something very special for Munchkin
fans . . . but it's way too early to start talking about that so I'll instead distract all of you with the news that Munchkin Pathfinder
is making its way across the ocean and is set to arrive in stores next month. As for what's coming next year? . . .
September 18, 2013:
A roleplaying game often works best when it has a big story to wrap the campaign around . . . and what's bigger than a nice, juicy conspiracy? That's the hook for Pyramid #3/59: Conspiracies
, the latest issue of Pyramid
. . .
September 19, 2013:
On the fence about Munchkin Pathfinder
? You should go check out this review, by Paizo user cartmanbeck . . .
September 20, 2013:
Some fun math for you, courtesy of the inestimable Eric Dow and Loren Wiseman:
Each container of Ogre Designer's Edition
contains 860 copies of the game. Each game weighs approximately 28 pounds . . .
September 21, 2013:
Apparently students at the University of Washington have successfully created an interface that allows one person to give mental commands to another. It's nowhere near as insidious as it sounds, despite superficial similarities to Orbital Mind Control Lasers found in the Illuminati
card game . . .
September 22, 2013:
The Paseo restaurant in Oklahoma City, OK have a new piece of lawn art: a mysterious concrete pillar that just showed up one day. The text reads:
In the Year
of Our Lord
One of two things is happening here . . .
September 23, 2013:
How jam-packed was the classic Car Wars Arena Book
? It had no back cover text . . . because that space was filled up with useful counters! . . .
September 24, 2013:
We have lots of great stuff coming to your FLGS! The international edition of Castellan
is here, and we've also got Munchkin Tricky Treats
and the Boxes of Holding Set 2
Castellan: International Edition
Two players work together to build a castle . . .
September 25, 2013:
I'm going to be a guest at the inaugural WaCon game convention this weekend. It's in Waco, Texas . . .
September 26, 2013:
Steve Jackson Games stuff has been available in Barnes & Noble for a while now. In fact, big retailers like Barnes & Noble are part of our success with mainstream audiences . . .
September 27, 2013:
On October 6, from 6 pm to 8 pm local time, you can play our games at a select number of GameStop stores! We will also have an exclusive Munchkin bookmark
available at each store, pictured here . . .
September 28, 2013:
Going to New York Comic Con? Come see us at booth #2271! . . .
September 29, 2013:
Dallas, TX has a new sculpture, one which might unnerve visitors more than a little. "Eye", by Tony Tasset, now sits in downtown Dallas after having done a stint in Chicago . . .
September 30, 2013:
Hey, my Warehouse 23 order is here! What's this inside? . . .
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