Daily Illuminator Archive for April 2024

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April 1, 2024:
Here's a tip that's making the rounds on social media. I've had to do in-depth Internet searches for years, often trying to track down the source of quotes or specific phrases . . . read article

April 2, 2024:
I've come to realize in recent years that there's an emotion I don't really feel too much anymore unless I purposefully try: boredom. This compares to my childhood, where I remember countless hours being bored out of my skull . . . read article

April 3, 2024:
Last week I got to play a game that has been sitting on the shelf since I picked it up at Gen Con: Holotype, the first release from Brexwerx Games. It's a worker-placement game about dinosaur science . . . read article

April 4, 2024:
While some gamers prefer a silent room, many prefer to set the mood with sound. Enhance your sessions with music and ambient effects to make the experience even more distinctive for all the players . . . read article

April 5, 2024:
Dealing out damage in your next game of Ogre? Do it in style with the new set of Ogre Record Cards, available from DriveThruCards! . . . read article

April 6, 2024:
Board games are a wonderful way to connect with others. Friends, family members, loved ones, and even strangers at gaming events can bond over old favorites and new offerings . . . read article

April 7, 2024:
Let's face it – between work, homework, cooking, laundry, and other household chores, it's often difficult to make time for fun during weekday evenings. When we're looking to play games on a school night or work night, we need something fast and easy to play . . . read article

April 8, 2024:
Nearly a year ago, my husband decided that he wanted to try out Masks: A New Generation from Magpie Games. Run via the Powered by the Apocalypse system, Masks focuses on teen and young adult superheroes as they try to find their place in Halcyon City, a metropolis full of caped crusaders, dastardly villains, and (appropriately) plenty of teen and 20-something drama . . . read article

April 9, 2024:
Enhancing the mood of your game night can elevate the experience for all players. You've set the scene with themed music . . . read article

April 10, 2024:
Okay, here they are . . . Not tested; any balance is pure accident . . . read article

April 11, 2024:
One of the reasons I'm something of a media omnivore is that inspiration can strike from just about anywhere. For example, I found an article about how DC Comics used a Comicmobile to sell comics in New York City in 1973 . . . read article

April 12, 2024:
As the recent solar eclipse fades into memory, I had mentally composed a sweet Daily Illuminator post about Steve Jackson Games. Long-time fans of SJ Games may know that a lot of folks do stuff for the company across the U.S. and even points abroad . . . read article

April 13, 2024:
Recently, a short personal development video about conversational styles appeared In my YouTube feed. Since playing games can be a social event, improving communication among participants can increase the enjoyment of the game . . . read article

April 14, 2024:
Earlier this year we launched Ogre Minis Set 4, our first project on BackerKit's relatively new crowdfunding platform. Not only did the platform work well, we were very happy with the response to Set 4 . . . read article

April 15, 2024:
Bringing the realm of Sir Terry Pratchett's beloved Discworld series to your gaming table has never been more affordable, thanks to the Discworld RPG Bundle of Holding. The Disc Collection consists of three PDFs . . . read article

April 16, 2024:
We are excited to be so close to the BackerKit launch of Munchkin Big Box . . . Thursday, April 18th at 2pm Central.   While we wait, we want to know why YOU love Munchkin!   Do you have great memories of playing Munchkin, perhaps all the way back to 2001? . . . read article

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