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Daily Illuminator

July 23rd, 2016: Epic Nerd Camp: A MIB's Tale

Epic Nerd Camp A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to a new adult summer camp called Epic Nerd Camp out in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. It was so much fun!

As an "alpha" camper, I attended the first session of two. It lasted for 4 days, and was filled with so many exciting activities. I thought I was going to spend most of my time in the game room, playing boardgames and making new friends with my fellow campers. Boy, was I wrong. They provided tons of activities for all of us, including archery, circus activities, arts, crafts, kayaking, swordplay, light-saber training, LARPing, and so much more! On the first day, I went down to arts and crafts right after breakfast, and spent about two hours perfecting my magic wand, then followed that with circus activities! At the circus, I learned about silks and the lyra hoop (both aerial activities), then I learned how to twirl a staff like the pros. I learned that I really need to work on my upper body strength before next year so that I can take on the aerial activities. They also had a unicycle, a balance beam, and pool.

Epic Nerd Camp My husband, Chris, spent his time in the swordplay and LARPing areas, learning how to fight properly with a blade and a light saber, and then took part in the big LARP that was just for the campers.

At one point, when I was headed back to the gaming room, I got wrangled into a game of Quidditch. I had never played before, and I had so much fun! We actually had a couple of campers who had played on their local university teams, so there was good knowledge to be shared.

Epic Nerd Camp I did manage to play some games while I was there, though. On the first night, I encountered a group that had only attempted Munchkin Quest once, and gave up because they couldn't understand it. Fortunately, I was there as a MIB to show them how! I taught them, we played through, and we had great fun.

All I'm saying is this: If you find yourself available to attend a session of Epic Nerd Camp next year, please do yourself the favor and GO! I had so much fun, and we've even kept in touch through the Facebook group. I made so many new friends, and was surrounded by "my people." Eventually, the owners hope to have a camp on the west coast as well as the east so that nerds all over the country can join in the fun!

-- Krystina Johnson

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Munchkin News

July 18th, 2016: A Milestone

With the exception of one game added to the schedule very recently and a few bookmarks here and there, everything on the 2016 Munchkin schedule has gone to print. More impressive, a fair number of our early 2017 releases have also gone or are very, very close to heading to the printer. We aren't quite to the point of working a full year ahead, but we're closer than we've been in a long time.

As for me, I have a couple of projects to turn over to Devin for playtesting and to our talented artists for illustration and layout. Once those are done, I can start thinking about 2018 plans. And we do have plans, yes indeedy . . .

-- Andrew Hackard

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Munchkin Silver Piece

January 1st, 2015: Munchkin Silver Piece Rule Archive

We have decided not to release a 2015 Munchkin Silver Piece. The Silver Pieces you already have are still usable, however; each coin can use the rule matching the current month and the year of the coin. You can find all the previous rules on the Silver Piece rule archive.

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Ogre News

February 7th, 2016: Soft Announcement Of A New Ogre Edition

You may find this of interest, especially if you wanted the Designer's Edition but did not get it:

http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?p=1977095#post1977095

-- Steve Jackson

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Traveller News Service

February 16th, 2013: Capital/Core 047-1130

The Imperial Navy announced today that the private cruiser Sargon, formerly the private transport of the deceased Archduke Dulinor, will be returned to Archduchess Isis, his daughter and heir. Dulinor was killed in 1116 while shuttling to the surface of Capital in one of Sargon's small craft, which exploded while entering far orbit. The cruiser has been in Imperial custody since the day of the assassination, under guard at an undisclosed Imperial Naval facility, but was recently released back to the Archduke's family, as the Naval investigators feels no further evidence in the crime will be forthcoming. Archduchess Isis is not in system at the present, but her office issued a press release announcing that a crew will be provided to return the vessel to Illelish, but gave no further details.

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Warehouse 23 News

July 23rd, 2016: Upload A Classic Into Your Brain

A classic adventure returns with Cyberpunk: The Arasaka Brainworm -- now available as a PDF! Sneak into a Biotechnica research facility, try to accomplish your mission, and stay one step ahead of the world's fiercest security corp. What happens next is up to you and your adventurers. Download it now from Warehouse 23!

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