Daily Illuminator Archive for September 2018
September 1, 2018:
Charity isn't just about getting rid of your extra cards at the end of the turn. It's also about helping those in need . . .
September 2, 2018:
The Kickstarter project closed last month with more than 3,000 backers and over $300,000 in support, with every stretch goal unlocked and the final Legacy Edition
box so overloaded that we've expanded its size and upgraded the materials in its construction (which was a stretch goal). We're now at work preparing the final files – to release as PDFs to the project supporters next month – while assembling our plans for the game in 2019 . . .
September 3, 2018:
Do you need graph paper? Who are we kidding? . . .
September 4, 2018:
Pack your bags! One of the most beautiful cities in history is a download away, with GURPS Hot Spots: Renaissance Venice
. . .
September 5, 2018:
It's time to shoot for the stars – Munchkin Starfinder
is in stores now! This new version mixes classic Munchkin
gameplay with the awesome world of Paizo's hit Starfinder RPG
is available as a standard core-sized game, but you can show your mettle and go all-out with the I Want It All
box as well . . .
September 7, 2018:
Most of my time is still going into Fantasy Trip
work. Over the past week or so:
• We got Melee
completely ready for press . . .
September 8, 2018:
In addition to his amazing Munchkin
work, John Kovalic has a plethora of quality projects, like Dork Tower
(his long-running webcomic for nerds, about nerds). He runs a Patreon to help support, and get fan feedback on, these projects . . .
September 9, 2018:
A recent report from Lisa in our business office has information that's as entertaining as it is valuable – our top sellers (by unit) for the first half of the year! These are ranked by total units sold, across all channels, and the list is dominated by both the classic Munchkin
card game – which continues to reach new players every year! – and the new Munchkin Collectible Card Game
Munchkin Collectible Card Game Starter - Cleric & Thief
Munchkin Collectible Card Game Starter - Wizard & Bard
Munchkin Collectible Card Game Starter - Ranger & Warrior
Munchkin Collectible Card Game Booster Display
Munchkin 2 - Unnatural Axe
Munchkin 3 - Clerical Errors
Munchkin Mass Market Edition
A combination of in-store events, convention demos, and the chance to try a new two-player Munchkin
game has kept the Munchkin Collectible Card Game
in our list of top sellers for the year, and the recent release of the Fashion Furious
and Phat Pack
expansions is sure to keep the game rolling forward as our team wraps up work on next year's new fixed starter sets . . .
September 10, 2018:
We have released three Ogre Miniatures
titles for sale on Warehouse 23:
Ogre Battle Box
– Also available in stores, this is a big box including dozens of minis, rules, and a map.
Ogre Many Minis
– This limited set is for those who want a lot of miniatures. It includes the Ogre Battle Box
, making this a playable game as well as an admission of an addiction (if you grab one of these, you may like miniatures).
Ogre Miniatures Set 2
– A companion to last year's Ogre Miniatures Set 1
release, this comes polybagged and is not marked for retail sale . . .
September 11, 2018:
As we started preparing Munchkin Starfinder
for distribution release, the numbers came in higher than expected, leaving us short and forcing us to allocate the supply. We still have copies of the big Munchkin Starfinder "I Want It All!"
box, but the core game will be out-of-stock at our primary warehouse until early next year . . .
September 12, 2018:
Don't worry if your passport's not current; we've got you covered! We celebrate the GURPS Hot Spots
series – and especially the newly released GURPS Hot Spots: Renaissance Venice
– with Pyramid #3/117: Hot Spots
. . .
September 13, 2018:
We haven't released a lot of details about the Munchkin Party Pack
yet, but that will change soon. While you're waiting, we wanted to at least tell you what cards are included . . . if not what they are or what they do . . .
September 14, 2018:
Did you miss out on the Kickstarter project? Well, now's your chance to preorder The Fantasy Trip Legacy Edition
to guarantee that this massive, jam-packed roleplaying game box will land on your gaming table next year . . .
September 15, 2018:
Remember the bit in Superman: The Motion Picture
about the Earth made to orbit the wrong way? Where do people get these patently absurd . . . what? . . .
September 16, 2018:
Given the success of last year's Ogrezine
project, it's time to bring more Ogre
articles online – so we have, with Ogrezine 2
, a new Kickstarter project that has already met its funding goal! If you're unfamiliar with the original Ogrezine
project, the TL;DR version of events boils down to: We ran a Kickstarter project . . .
September 17, 2018:
We've been so pleased by the reaction to Munchkin Warhammer 40,000
. We knew it was a perfect match, and we're glad that so many of you feel the same way . . .
September 18, 2018:
Munchkin Crazy Cooks is a fine game on its own, but sometimes you really want a combo plate of Munchkin
fun. Mashing up isn't just for potatoes! . . .
September 19, 2018:
We've been using Kickstarter very regularly for the past few months, and thanks to your support, some projects have gotten bigger and better . . . and a couple of them are still growing. To recap -
• Ogrezine 2
, a sequel to last year's Ogrezine
, is active on Kickstarter right now . . .
September 20, 2018:
Has your cooking gotten cra-a-a-azy yet? If not, you clearly haven't picked up Munchkin Crazy Cooks
from Barnes & Noble (or ordered it from their website) . . .
September 21, 2018:
Want to know more about the upcoming Munchkin Party Pack
? You're in luck: we've posted my Designer's Notes, talking about where the idea came from, why we did what we did, and how we snuck a duck into the party . . .
September 22, 2018:
With the Ogrezine 2
project past its funding goal and set to close next week, we're actively on the hunt for more Ogre
articles and scenarios. If you've ever had a fabulous idea for Ogre
, now's your chance to show us your skills! . . .
September 23, 2018:
Munchkin Side Quests hit stores recently, and like many of our Munchkin
mini-expansions, it's the perfect addition to any game. However, it's a unique expansion, as it adds a brand new deck to your game, with new end-game conditions . . .
September 24, 2018:
If you missed out on the Munchkin Unicorns and Friends
Kickstarter campaign, there's still time to preorder this new Munchkin
expansion before it is loaded onto the boat. In just a few days, we'll close the BackerKit preorders, and shortly after that, the expansion will start its journey from Hong Kong to our fulfillment partner in Michigan . . .
September 25, 2018:
The Fantasy Trip project may have closed on Kickstarter over a month ago, but that hasn't stopped project supporters from continuing to unlock new goals expanding the amount of new stuff packed into the Legacy Edition
box. And until October 1, you can help make The Fantasy Trip
even bigger and heavier!
All new preorders for the game get us closer to the next financial goal on BackerKit:
If we raise $160,000 in BackerKit before October 1, we will add The Fantasy Trip
Pocket Folder (Style C) to the Legacy Edition
box . . .
September 26, 2018:
Fall has . . . fallen . . . which doesn't mean much in Austin except that most of our days are only in the 90s instead of the 100s. This month, we have a couple of updates and our year-end shopping reminder.
(in both streamlined base game and overstuffed I Want It All!
versions) is on store shelves now . . .
September 27, 2018:
As part of our ongoing GURPS
on Demand initiative, we have released five more GURPS
books in print-on-demand softcovers:
GURPS Black Ops
GURPS WW II: Weird War II
These join over a dozen other GURPS
titles again in print, making it easier than ever to track down GURPS
books to add to your gaming library. And, better yet, we have another dozen books planned for release before the end of the year! . . .
September 28, 2018:
Ogre fans, today is your last chance to join in on the Ogrezine 2
Kickstarter project. This latest release in the series brings new Ogre
articles to the web, expanding the library of Ogre
articles and scenarios already online . . .
September 29, 2018:
The Munchkin Party Pack
is half new mini-expansion, half Munchkin
cards for you to use as party favors. It's coming this November to your friendly local game store and to Warehouse 23 . . .
September 30, 2018:
On October 5th and 6th, I'll be at TsunamiCon in Wichita, Kansas, running Melee
demos as part of our promotion for The Fantasy Trip
returning to stores in 2019. (Did you miss out on the Kickstarter project? . . .
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