December 3, 2023: Steve Jackson Games' 2024 Schedule Announcement!
If you weren't able to make it to PAX Unplugged this weekend, you missed a not-so-little presentation we gave to unveil our 2024 lineup! Fear not! We have the best bits right here for you to glue your eyeballs to, and throughout the year we will be writing Illuminators to highlight both the new games and the beloved reprints coming to your gaming table.
As the still new-ish CEO of Steve Jackson Games, it was important for me to kick off our new year with a roadmap of where the company is heading. As you can see, we have some really fun new titles in Groo: The Game and Tabloids. We continue to show our love and support for Car Wars, with an all-new 2-player set that makes it easier for new fans to drive into the arena, and will give long-time players some much-anticipated updates.
Munchkin, our flagship, will continue with some punny good expansions, and the all-new Munchkin Shadowrun. But I . . . [more]Share this post!
December 2, 2023: The New Kickstarter: Best Thing Since ANY Bread
Our current big Kickstarter is a special one to me personally -- not just the Foes 2 STLs but the Bestiary itself.
December 1, 2023: Today's Random Thought: Talon Show
I have never had an RPG campaign that wasn't improved by the addition of pets for the PCs. These critters don't have to be magical, or special, or important. You give someone the opportunity to have a wisecracking parrot, a ferret in a trench-coat pouch, or a headquarters full of bunnies, and that player will be quite probably be happier.
-- Steven MarshShare this post!
November 30, 2023: Then Is Tomorrow
Those who love futuristic settings or exploring alternate timelines, if you want to make your future feel that much more oddball but grounded, consider letting obsolete tech thrive.
What do I mean? Well, there's an oddity when watching any visual medium where future technology can generally only be represented by what exists now, especially for shots of tech that are meant to be used and aren't entirely props or special effects. The most immediate and obvious example of this is how many CRTs exist in the ultra-tech worlds of (say) Star Trek V or 1980s-era Doctor Who. And, of course, Murphy's Rules has examples of "future tech" that fails to reach the realms of a mid-2000s iMac.
So why not embrace that?
Yes, as it turns out, Magical Space Radiation means that CRTs are well-suited for space travel in a way that makes LCDs (etc.) impractical. Wow, it looks like Zip disks were beloved . . . [more]Share this post!
November 29, 2023: Shiny Thing Evidencing Voluminous Energy
Not everyone has an astronomical phenomenon named after them. Heaven knows, I don't! But this is a good article anyway.Share this post!
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