Daily Illuminator Archive for August 2017

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August 1, 2017:
It's no accident that most GURPS Dungeon Fantasy books focus on character creation and advancement. While interesting plots and dangerous foes are integral to a good dungeon-crawling campaign, the only thing that gets players more excited than creating an amazing adventurer is finding new ways to power that hero up! . . . read article

August 2, 2017:
Ahoy! Avast, ye scurvy dogs! . . . . . read article

August 3, 2017:
Remember July? It wasn't that long ago . . . read article

August 4, 2017:
Give the gift of game with Warehouse 23 gift certificates! These have been highly requested by fans, so after a trial period, we've decided to unveil them to the public . . . read article

August 5, 2017:
This time of summer is perfect to start looking up at night; the stargazing is amazing! We've got a few celestial events happening that are worth breaking out the telescope for (but don't worry - no telescope is required!).  The Perseid Meteor Shower is visible from July 17 to August 24 this year, with its peak August 12 . . . read article

August 6, 2017:
If gaming is my first love, then cinema is a very close second. I'm a movie and pop-culture fiend; studied it in college and ingest as much as I can, as regularly as I can . . . read article

August 7, 2017:
I expect to be at all four days of Gen Con this year. We'll have a booth and I will be doing a panel on Saturday at noon . . . read article

August 8, 2017:
The impossible has become commonplace. Thanks to the digital sorcery of Warehouse 23, two of our recent hardcovers are now available as downloadable PDFs – rendering them without weight or even physical substance! The Discworld Roleplaying Game is a complete roleplaying experience, bringing Sir Terry Pratchett's incredible Discworld setting to your gaming table . . . read article

August 9, 2017:
The Discworld Roleplaying Game has been out for half a year now, and the recent release of the PDF version offers an excuse to add a few notes about the book. To start with, anyone still wondering what's inside might like to read some of the (at least) four, gratifyingly positive, reviews published online: Just Roll 3d6 Bell of Lost Souls One Yard Hex Let the Dice Fall Where They May Between the compilation of the book – and especially its bibliography – and its actual appearance, the corpus of Discworld literature expanded a little . . . read article

August 10, 2017:
I'm developing a new addiction: checking Kickstarter-status updates. Our latest Kickstarter, Ogrezine, went live this morning . . . read article

August 11, 2017:
The biggest show of the year is closing in, and we're ready for it! Gen Con 50 is happening in Indianapolis, IN, August 17-20, and SJ Games will be gaming all day, every day, at booth 1413 . . . read article

August 12, 2017:
I'm going to be a special guest commentator for the Unrivaled regional Munchkin tournament being held on Saturday at Dragon's Lair in Austin. The fun starts early and goes all day, so if you're in the neighborhood, swing by! . . . read article

August 13, 2017:
It's Sunday, and for many people (myself included), that means a new Game of Thrones episode is on. However, I'll also be watching a different game: Cool Mini or Not's A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game on Kickstarter . . . read article

August 14, 2017:
Our play area in Hall C (near the HQ/Registration Desk) is the perfect place to experience a full session of a game you saw demoed at our booth (#1413), learn to play a new game, or scratch your competitive itch. You can register ahead of time, or bring generic tickets in case we have open slots at the event.    Learn to play all our latest games, including Munchkin ShakespeareBatman: The Animated Series Dice Game, Bill and Ted's Excellent Boardgame, Simon's Cat Card Game, Port Royal, Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Zombie Dice Horde Editionas well as classics like Munchkin and Ogre!   We also have competitive play, where you can test your skills against players around the country (and possibly the world)! . . . read article

August 15, 2017:
Loren is no longer with us, but his writings live on. I hope you'll support Marc Miller's Kickstarter project for a book collecting his editorials from JTAS, with ruminations about Traveller, game design, being a gamer, and more or less everything else under the sun . . . read article

August 16, 2017:
No Gen Con? No problem . . . read article

August 17, 2017:
Welcome to the first day of Gen Con! Our team has been in Indianapolis for a few days now, putting the finishing touches on our booth, preparing the MIBs for hours of gaming, and making sure that the Munchkin Tavern is ready for the opening bell later today . . . read article

August 18, 2017:
I will have the great privilege of being one of the Guests of Honour at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Dublin, Ireland. The other GoHs are Bill and Mary Burns, Diane Duane, Ginjer Buchanan, Ian McDonald, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell . . . read article

August 19, 2017:
I'm just back from my Friday night signing at the Munchkin Tavern. Thanks to everyone who came by and said nice things! . . . read article

August 20, 2017:
We're very pleased to announce that Moop is returning for a second adventure in the dungeon! This time, he's created a magical mess . . . a Munchkin Magical Mess, to be precise! Munchkin Magical Mess is a stand-alone sequel or companion or complement or . . . it goes with Moop's Monster Mashup, is what I'm trying to say . . . read article

August 21, 2017:
Jump on the broom your roommate never touches. Skip down the road in your pajamas during rush hour . . . read article

August 22, 2017:
Greetings, humble Munchkin fans! It's been a really quiet month . . .  Just kidding! . . . read article

August 23, 2017:
The SJ Games crew is back from the biggest, best Gen Con ever! While we're recovering, I think it's a good time to reflect on all the awesome things that happened and the cool stuff we revealed.  So many surprise reveals and announcements! . . . read article

August 24, 2017:
The Ogrezine Kickstarter exceeded our wildest expectations. The top stretch goal was $5,000, and the campaign more than doubled that amount, coming in at $13,197 . . . read article

August 25, 2017:
Pssst. Over here . . . read article

August 26, 2017:
You've probably heard of the show of the same name, but The Ancient Aliens aren't limited to cable TV. If this site is to be believed, these creatures from beyond the stars have been visiting us for millennia . . . read article

August 27, 2017:
We're smack dab in the heat of summer conventions, but don't worry - when the temperature cools off, we'll still be working up a sweat on the show floor! You'll find us at these shows through the rest of the year . . . read article

August 28, 2017:
I often get asked what my favorite Munchkin card is. That's not a question I can answer intelligently; with thousands of cards, picking just one is impossible . . . read article

August 29, 2017:
It's over 100 degrees here in Austin, so we're looking toward December, where it will be a chilly 70 degrees. Here are some of the releases coming this winter to keep you warm and indoors during the cool months! Super Kitty Bug Slap May the fastest paws win! Grab the coolest cats you can find for some bug-slappin' action in this speedy card game of swift thinking and quick paws! Super Kitty Bug Slap is a fast-paced game that lets 3 to 5 players see who has the most skills . . . read article

August 30, 2017:
This Labor Day, Munchkin Czar Andrew Hackard is invading Canada at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, August 31 to September 3. If you're a Munchkin fan, this is the show for you!   Andrew will be attending multiple panels, and if you're lucky, he may have some upcoming 2018 Munchkin sets to playtest as well . . . read article

August 31, 2017:
We've hardly gotten our bearings after the last convention, but we're off to the next one! This time, it's PAX West in Seattle, September 1-4, for a weekend of new and upcoming games!   Visit us at the SJ Games corral under the escalators for a huge gaming zone, full of some of our recent reveals . . . read article

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