Daily Illuminator Archive for April 2021

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April 1, 2021:
For years Steve Jackson Games has been known for – well, for games. From cards to boards, dice to books, we've created a lasting legacy . . . read article

April 2, 2021:
What it says. Thanks to a translation effort by Sebastian Schirmer, GURPS Ultra-Lite is now available free on Warehouse 23 . . . read article

April 3, 2021:
We released the Dragon d6 Dice Set and Skull d6 Dice Set earlier this year, and both packs of six-sided dice have been strong sellers for us (through distribution and direct at Warehouse 23). These dice designs were first released (in a different color) as a part of the Dice Dragon Dice Bag that we shipped last year, but now we're hard at work creating the dice in completely new colors . . . read article

April 4, 2021:
Scratch another one off of the bucket list! As part of my year working from home, I took time to learn the SoundTrap DAW (digital audio workstation) and take a stab at creating music using MIDI loops, special effects and samples, and the tiniest (and cutest!) . . . read article

April 5, 2021:
The future is incredible in many ways. For example, print-on-demand technology is dramatically better than it was two decades ago . . . read article

April 6, 2021:
The Warehouse 23 team took time to open up several games and expansions from our 2019 Pocket Box Kickstarter campaign, including Steve's Undead boardgame/RPG hybrid. This is a near-exact replica of the Pocket Box edition of the game that was released in the early eighties and is a perfect addition to any collection of classic games.  You're unfamiliar with Undead? . . . read article

April 7, 2021:
The Op brings the hugely successful Mighty Nein campaign to the tabletop in the first officially licensed Critical Role card game, Munchkin: Critical Role, available now at a game store near you! This latest Munchkin mash-up features cards based on the characters and events from the world of Critical Role, the award-winning livestream RPG show created by Matthew Mercer and the Critical Role cast.     You play as one of the main PCs: Beauregard Lionett, Caduceus Clay, Fjord Stone, Jester Lavorre, Nott the Brave, Yasha Nydoorin, Veth Brenatto, or Caleb Widogast . . . read article

April 8, 2021:
Welcome to the monthly status report on our active Kickstarter campaigns. If a project doesn't appear in this report, then it is completed and behind us . . . read article

April 9, 2021:
With the opening of this weekend's FnordCon 3 Virtual festivities (come join us on Discord!), we're celebrating on Warehouse 23 with a blowout sale! Tons of free swag, discounts, and bundles are available today through Monday, April 12 . . . read article

April 10, 2021:
Today is the day, gamers: FnordCon 3 Virtual is officially open, and we're ready to play! Our annual (and even bi-annual) convention devoted to Steve Jackson Games fans, full of fun, game demos, and panels with artists, authors, and Steve himself, is happening all weekend . . . read article

April 11, 2021:
Saturday was stacked, and the FnordCon 3 fun continues into Sunday with more events! Join us in Discord for a full day of games, including demos all day on Tabletopia and classics like Tribes and UltraCorps. ALL DAY: Tabletopia will be hosting games of Zombie Dice and Hack & Slash (our newest title), taught by our staff and our Men in Black volunteers, between 11am and 6pm . . . read article

April 12, 2021:
We had a blast this weekend at our online convention, FnordCon 3 Virtual! So many games played, plus lots of new sneak peeks and fun panels with our special guests . . . read article

April 13, 2021:
Our latest issue of Hexagram is now funding on Kickstarter! Hexagram, as you probably know, is a retro-style collection of articles for and about Steve Jackson's The Fantasy Trip. This old-school fantasy roleplaying game was first released as the Melee and Wizard games in 1977 and 1978, and now that Steve has the rights to his first RPG design back, we're doing everything we can to keep the game supported with new content . . . read article

April 14, 2021:
Now that the madness is past, I can reflect on what was funny, what was convincing for a moment, and what was both. The Lego "smart bricks" that get out of your way, so you don't step on them, were funny, even if I didn't believe them . . . read article

April 15, 2021:
Hexagram #7, the latest release for The Fantasy Trip roleplaying game, is now funding on Kickstarter and has already unlocked four stretch goals. Project backers have added dice, coasters, and a new bookmark to many of the print reward levels, and now it's time to direct our attention to the next stretch goal: new yellow dice featuring the designs from the Dragon d6 Dice Set and the Skull d6 Dice Set! . . . read article

April 16, 2021:
GURPS On Demand features dozens of GURPS books available right now as print-on-demand titles, making it easier than ever to fill those holes in your GURPS library. Working through Amazon's print-on-demand services, these books are printed as close to you as possible which cuts down on shipping costs . . . read article

April 17, 2021:
We don't often add to the editorial staff, but we just did. Hurray! . . . read article

April 18, 2021:
We've got some new retail releases to beat the heat of late summer this August. Get your dice ready, you're going to need them for The Fantasy Trip and our book of dice games! Hex Bases Hex marks the spot! . . . read article

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