Daily Illuminator Archive for March 2013

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March 1, 2013:
Have you seen it? It has cool music and jungle-y sound effects provided by our talented Production Manager, Sam Mitschke . . . read article

March 2, 2013:
What can I say, other than "Click this link. Really!" Truly inspiring video . . . read article

March 3, 2013:
Some of you may have noticed a new name popping up all over the Warehouse 23 homepage: James Holder. That's me! . . . read article

March 4, 2013:
Ahhhh!!! It's the end of the world! . . . read article

March 5, 2013:
We are grieved to report that our friend Phyllis Opolko passed away yesterday. Phyllis was a Senior Marketing Manager at Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Games . . . read article

March 6, 2013:
Thirdpower gives a special sneak preview of Kickstarter exclusive sheet P1 "Vulcans & Friends", for Ogre Designer's Edition. He's also the sponsor of the "Nihon Empire: North American Divisions" counter sheet. It's available for pre-order, if you'd like to check it out! . . . read article

March 7, 2013:
I listen to a lot of music. In a perfect world I would have an infinite supply of music beamed directly into my brain at all times, but instead I live the real world where I have to use an external device to surround me in awesome tunes . . . read article

March 8, 2013:
We know that the bookmarks are a popular promotional item, and they can be hard to find, especially if you don't get out to cons much. So the Munchkin Bookmark Collection is now available! . . . read article

March 9, 2013:
Steve Jackson Games has returned to SXSW this year! If you live in Austin or have come to town for the festivities stop by the SXSW Gaming Expo at the Palmer events center . . . read article

March 10, 2013:
Y'all may remember that the Ogre Designer's Edition Kickstarter campaign was running neck and neck with the Zombicide Kickstarter from our friends at Cool Mini Or Not? Ultimately, they raised over $780,000, while . . . well, everyone here knows how Ogre did, and it's not polite to brag. CMON just launched a new Kickstarter for Zombicide Season 2, and in its first day it topped $500,000 -- that's half a million, folks . . . read article

March 11, 2013:
When you're looking for arena antics in Car Wars, you can never have too many options. We at e23 are happy to provide more, this time in the form of Car Wars Expansion Set 5 - Double Arena . . . read article

March 12, 2013:
Our talented Webmaster, Alex Kosarek, has cooked up a new video, this time for Revolution!, our competitive bidding game of bluff, counter-bluff, and surprise. I didn't contribute any sounds this time, alas . . . read article

March 13, 2013:
We've just received word that Todd Breitenstein of Twilight Creations is fighting stage IV cancer. To help his spirit, the community over at BoardGameGeek has launched a campaign to push Todd's highly successful Zombies!!! up to the number one rank on the site . . . read article

March 14, 2013:
Steve Jackson Games is heading back to Boston for PAX East. Be sure to stop by our booth because we'll have plenty of cool stuff for you to check out! . . . read article

March 15, 2013:
I will be the Gaming Guest of Honor at this long-running Southern convention. Among other wonderful things, they tell me that I will be playing in a special Munchkin game to be held in . . . a gazebo . . . read article

March 16, 2013:
[That's "signs again," sorry. We have no idea how that keeps happening.] We said back in December we would do this again for the Zombie Dice reprint . . . read article

March 17, 2013:
Gamers of the world unite! March 30th, 2013 is the world's first International TableTop Day . . . read article

March 18, 2013:
The very first third-party setting for the d20 System was Green Ronin's Freeport. Since 2000, it has been ported into several other game systems . . . read article

March 19, 2013:
Quick, because Phil has an announcement below. But first . . . Freelance artists are supposed to spin cool stuff out of nothing but imagination, and turn it into cold, cold cash . . . read article

March 20, 2013:
Orders placed today at Warehouse 23, between 12:01am to 11:59pm Central Daylight Time, for the following products will have their items signed by Steve: Zombie Dice Zombie Dice 2 Zombie Dice Bag Zombie Dice T-shirt The earlier we can get your order in, the quicker we can fulfill it - we already have a stack of signed items, but if we run out, we're going to have to wait for Steve to get back from MidSouthCon to sign more. -- Leonard Balsera . . . read article

March 21, 2013:
SJ Games is pleased to be teaming up with the fine folks at 9th Level Games (All Hail King Torg!) on their Kickstarter campaign for the new edition of Kobolds Ate My Baby! We've been watching the success of KAMB! for several years now, and we're very pleased to get to work with the 9th Level team (All Hail King Torg!) on this expansion. We're especially glad to be working with their talented young artist, a fine cartoonist we've been hoping to get into the Munchkin fold for years, a fellow by the name of John Kov- . . . . . read article

March 22, 2013:
I should first point out that the actual title of this Kickstarter is The Tomorrow Girl: Dresden Codak Volume 1. The name in the headline, "Dresden Codak," is the title of the webcomic by Aaron Diaz; the Kickstarter is to let him publish a book and do other amazing Stuff . . . read article

March 23, 2013:
You've got the rules. You've got the cash . . . read article

March 24, 2013:
We all love Easter eggs. Whether it's that hidden level full of livestock in a video game, the secret blooper reel hidden on the DVD of an otherwise serious movie, or simply finding a chocolate bunny in a bush, these little surprises are always fun to find . . . read article

March 25, 2013:
Rev the engines! There's a job to do, and only you have the special skills needed to get it done -- quickly . . . read article

March 26, 2013:
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on Todd Breitenstein, from Twilight Creations, and his fight with stage IV cancer. We regret to say that we learned yesterday that he had lost his battle . . . read article

March 27, 2013:
Meet our new Zombie Dice shipping cartons. Note the festive addition of blood splatter and a decaying head to what would otherwise be a drab and uninteresting cardboard box . . . read article

March 28, 2013:
In Car Wars, the vehicles don't burn gas. They're pure electric . . . read article

March 29, 2013:
The first International TableTop Day kicks off tomorrow. Have you gotten all your gaming plans sorted yet? . . . read article

March 30, 2013:
Since Munchkin was first published in 2001, the game has been offered at a $24.95 suggested retail price (if we ignore that experiment with ending our pricing in $.99). According to the inflation calculator at westegg.com, $24.95 in 2001 dollars translates to $32.34 in 2012 dollars . . . read article

March 31, 2013:
The original Flash Point: Fire Rescue was a major Kickstarter success story, and both existing expansions (Urban Structures and 2nd Story) were funded through Kickstarter as well . . . read article

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