Daily Illuminator Archive for June 2023
June 1, 2023:
A common request over the years, at least from our distributors, is "Can we have a second edition of Munchkin
This leads to a conversation that goes exactly like this:
Me: "What do we need to fix to create a second edition?"
Them: "Oh, there's nothing wrong. Just change something . . .
June 2, 2023:
Tribes, an underground classic somewhere between a board game and roleplaying game, is about Stone Age politics and survival. As cave men and women, players gather food, make tribal laws, and deal with natural disasters . . .
June 3, 2023:
Many fans of Car Wars
have also played and loved Twisted Metal
, a game series for Playstation
consoles first published in 1995 and most recently rebooted in 2012 – and now, the latest hit video game series to be adapted for the small screen! At the end of April, Peacock announced a Twisted Metal
show, starring Anthony Mackie and set to release all 10 episodes for streaming on July 27 . . .
June 4, 2023:
Folks that watch our weekly #SJGamesLive stream may have noticed that we're now streaming exclusively to Twitch, with the recordings uploaded to our YouTube channel afterward for those that missed it. And if you didn't know, now you do! . . .
June 5, 2023:
In its basic form, Tribes
represents a single community of early humans or near-humans. They live together and know each other intimately . . .
June 6, 2023:
Jean McGuire wrote this for the README file that goes with our STL releases. I thought it was of general interest, so here it is! – SJ
Many people, when getting started with a new hobby, want the cheapest tools they can get . . .
June 7, 2023:
For many, many years, Steve Jackson Games published Murphy's Rules
. Exactly what, you may ask, is Murphy's Rules
? . . .
June 8, 2023:
Italian gaming site Play On The Table, probably better known as Il Gioco In Tavolo as they are originally an Italian language site, have recently launched their English site. We're honored that they have selected their recent interview with Steve Jackson as one of the first posts to be translated! . . .
June 9, 2023:
Gather your clacky-clack math rocks and carry them proudly in the Duck of Doom
dice bag! We know gamers love dice -- trust us, we've been right there with you drooling over the dice booths at conventions -- and we're very, very aware of what happens when you don't have a bag big enough to contain the collection . . .
June 10, 2023:
This week, you can drive off with some out-of-control Car Wars Sixth Edition
deals on Warehouse 23. Two-Player Starter Sets
are just $39.95, and that's only the beginning! With Father's Day right around the corner, this is a perfect opportunity to grab a last-minute gift for Dad. In addition to discounts, we've brought two NEW Car Wars
items to the webstore:
The Car Wars Vehicle Guide
, formerly a KS Exclusive, is now available in PDF and print-on-demand paperback formats.
Our sponsors at Uncle Albert's Auto Stop & Gunnery Shop have brought you the CARnage Amateur Night Starter Pack,
a FREE collection of six 3D-printable weapon STLs to customize your Car Wars
In other autoduel news, Burning Roads
is available for pre-order on Kindle! . . .
June 11, 2023:
Earlier this year, Dire Wolf delighted Munchkin
fans with their cross-platform multiplayer video game adaptation of everyone's favorite backstabbing dungeon adventure classic. And now, the game is getting its first expansion! . . .
June 12, 2023:
I don't get to the Northeast as often as I would like . . . but we are remedying that in July with a visit to ConnectiCon, in Hartford, CT. This is a fairly big show - lots of featured guests, lots of tabletop gaming . . .
June 13, 2023:
This collection of planar gates and d66 extraplanar strangers was created as an OSR work for use with most editions -- and derivatives of! -- the classic ampersand roleplaying game. It's a tiny, slender volume coming in at 64 pages and was a blast to create . . .
June 14, 2023:
The long-awaited Second Edition of Groo: The Game
launches on Kickstarter this Thursday!
Groo: The Game
first came out in 1997, and in the intervening two decades, the original game and its expansion set have both become collector's items. The new edition combines both into a single box, with development and tweaks by Steve Jackson . . .
June 15, 2023:
Arriving at your FLGS right about now(!) is a reprint of the "Complete" edition of The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
! This combined package includes the core game and the expansion, as well as several promo items, making this a fantastic addition to any Munchkin
collection . . .
June 16, 2023:
It took a few years longer than we would have liked, but we can happily report that the Munchkin
polyhedral dice sets are now in stores worldwide! Perfect for use with many fantasy roleplaying games, especially various editions and titles inspired by the classic ampersand game, each pack (four different colors available) includes seven polyhedral dice: 1d4, 1d6, 1d8, 1d10, 1d%, 1d12, and 1d20 . . .
June 17, 2023:
The 168 Hours of Car Wars
Sale is coming to an end soon! We've added quite a few autoduellists to the ranks this week, but we have enough room on the Car Wars Sixth Edition
team for everybody . . .
June 18, 2023:
Our dedicated #SJGamesLive viewers may know about our recent dedicated streaming platform Twitch, but since some folks may have missed, it we wanted to share it far and wide. Our streams are now found live on Twitch every Thursday at 2 p.m . . .
June 19, 2023:
You may have heard murmurs of upcoming Car Wars
fiction. Well, it's here! Burning Roads
is the first entry in the Dead Man's Run
story arc, kicking off the licensed Car Warriors: The Autoduel Chronicles
series by Three Ravens Publishing . . .
June 20, 2023:
Summer is heating up, and that means Gen Con is right around the corner. We're preparing for an awesome show and wanted to make sure attendees were also prepared for fun! . . .
June 21, 2023:
Summer is heating up here in Austin, where we're hitting over 100 degrees already. We need to cool down with something a bit more . . . tropical
. . .
June 22, 2023:
Now that it has been delivered to backers, our recent Kickstarter success Munchkin Witches
has landed in Warehouse 23! This mini-expansion features 30 cards illustrated by the incredible Len Peralta (Munchkin Clowns
, Munchkin Apocalypse Guest Artist Edition
) and mixes any game of Munchkin
with new witch-themed Door and Treasure cards . . .
June 23, 2023:
Steve Jackson Games has an immediate opening for a highly organized and experienced Managing Editor. This is a full-time, 40-hour-a-week position . . .
June 24, 2023:
So enjoy reading this Bitdefender story about the scam artists who offer you membership. Trust me, you don't want to join any Illuminati that would have you. *
-- Steve Jackson
*And I say this as one who published an Illuminati Membership Kit, long ago . . . . .
June 25, 2023:
Groo: The Game has generated a lot of interest around both the gaming and comic book sphere, and the folks at ComicBook.com got the lowdown from the man himself, Steve Jackson. Steve talks the history of the game, Sergio Aragonés, reprinting classic games, and even a little bit of GURPS
! . . .
June 26, 2023:
A longer report will come soon, with pirctures and everything. This is being dashed off just before bedtime . . .
June 27, 2023:
You are welcome at my table. Just be nice to everyone else at the table; that's the only rule about who gets to sit down. Again, you are welcome at my table.
That shouldn't even have to be said, but since it DOES have to be said, let's say it loudly and let the trolls fall where they may . . .
June 28, 2023:
Gaming Ballistic is at it again, with The Isle of Sedra,
their sixth crowdfunding campaign for The Fantasy Trip,
on Kickstarter now.
The Isle of Sedra
is the first in the Infinite Archipelago
product line. Each setting in the series is self-contained, but can be utilized and inserted into a world - any world - as your players journey across the boundless sea.
If you've played any of David Pulver's prior adventures for Gaming Ballistic, odds are you've been to Sedra before . . . you just didn't know
it . . .
June 29, 2023:
Our friends at DriveThruRPG.com are hosting their annual Gayming With Pride event, with multiple amazing deals on RPG bundles. Proceeds go to Tabletop Gaymers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion by championing the visibility and recognition of the LGBTQIA+ community through tabletop gaming. The Fantasy Trip: In The Labyrinth
is part of the Kaleidoscope Bundle, which features over $180 in value for $24.99! . . .
June 30, 2023:
The Groo: The Game
Kickstarter campaign is coming to a close today, and thanks to the hordes of Groo
fans, it has been a massive success! We were able to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original printing with over 1,500 other fans – how cool is that? . . .
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