Daily Illuminator Archive for July 2021

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July 1, 2021:
Last year, we took the GURPS 2020 PDF Challenge to Kickstarter and your support unlocked a total of twelve new GURPS PDFs. Best of all, as little as $3 scored backers all twelve titles and was the best GURPS deal of the year . . . read article

July 2, 2021:
As a part of our Warehouse 23 Summer Sale, we've got an amazing deal for GURPS gamemasters: Order $30 or more at Warehouse 23 before the sale ends on July 5th and you will receive a copy of the new How to Be a GURPS GM: Combat Encounters PDF -- written by Sean Punch -- at no extra charge! This PDF will be added to all eligible accounts at Warehouse 23 late this month, and you will not want to miss this newest addition to the ever-popular How to Be a GURPS GM series . . . read article

July 3, 2021:
They said it couldn't be done, but nothing is impossible for a barbarian king! Out of print for decades, the classic GURPS Conan supplement is available once more to purchase in print, as part of our ever-growing On Demand program! . . . read article

July 4, 2021:
We hope our fellow Americans have a great 4th of July holiday weekend, and that everyone out there just has a great weekend in general! . . . read article

July 5, 2021:
This is it, your last chance to take advantage of the Warehouse 23 Summer Sale! We have several great deals, including bonus items with your purchase, and you can find all of the details on this page at our online store, Warehouse 23. GURPS players and GMs, you don't want to miss out on the bonus PDF* that is included with all orders of $30 or more . . . read article

July 6, 2021:
Did you miss last month's Kickstarter campaign for the newest adventures for use with The Fantasy Trip roleplaying game? Today is your chance to join in the BackerKit preorders and add these new micro-adventures to your library . . . read article

July 7, 2021:
We're currently running a test with a possible new dice supplier and can report that the first samples are in and look wonderful! While these dice do not yet have a home, we're moving into production on this new design and will officially slot them into our plans just as soon as the entire run has landed at Warehouse 23 . . . read article

July 8, 2021:
Today is the day, gang! Later today, we'll push the button and launch the GURPS 2021 PDF Challenge, a new Kickstarter campaign that – if successful – brings a dozen new GURPS PDFs to your digital library . . . read article

July 9, 2021:
Greetings, comrades. We've got some big Munchkin releases hitting shelves this October, and we have the dossier to prove it!  Munchkin Russia Dasvidaniya, munchkins.  Welcome to Munchkin Russia, where the jokes get you! . . . read article

July 10, 2021:
So far, backers have unlocked five stretch goals, pushing the GURPS 2021 PDF Challenge to a total of six new PDFs. This means all project supporters who have selected the $3 (or higher!) reward level will receive six different GURPS PDFs . . . and unlocking more stretch goals only makes the deal better! . . . read article

July 11, 2021:
My family does a lot of road trips, and those have started up again since we're vaccinated and can rejoin the world. One of the challenges that being in a car presents is boredom; we're gamers at heart, so we look to portable play to fill up the empty time . . . read article

July 12, 2021:
Have you ever wanted to combine your own minis with digital gameplay? That wish is coming true for Ogre fans: Steve Jackson Games is pleased to announce a partnership with The Last Gameboard, Inc. to bring Ogre to life with their digital, minis-friendly, remote-play enabled tablet, the Gameboard.   Founded by Shail Mehta in January 2019 and led by a team of tabletop game enthusiasts and industry veterans, The Last Gameboard is building the world's first tabletop gaming platform that blends physical objects with digital gameplay . . . read article

July 13, 2021:
Have you not yet joined the GURPS 2021 PDF Challenge? Have you been meaning to add the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game box set to your game collection? . . . read article

July 14, 2021:
No matter how good a GURPS GM is, they're nothing without their players. And for the GM to be their best, they need to get on the same page as those players . . . read article

July 15, 2021:
We wrapped up fulfillment of a couple of campaigns over the last month, bringing our total number of active Kickstarter campaigns down to three. One of those, Car Wars, has been an especially frustrating experience for everyone -- backers, us, our printing partners -- but we're finally watching the containers leave the port and start their long journey to our primary U.S. warehouse . . . read article

July 16, 2021:
During last year's GURPS PDF Challenge, we offered a $99 reward that included those new PDFs as well as $125 credit to spend in BackerKit on existing GURPS PDFs. We offered similar rewards in the GURPS Pyramid Scheme Kickstarter project earlier this year, and at the time there were multiple "I've got all I want!" comments online . . . read article

July 17, 2021:
Along with author and Mayfair Games founder Bill Fawcett, I will be hosting a two-day workshop at this year's Dragon Con. There will be discussions each morning and game presentations in the afternoon . . . read article

July 18, 2021:
Does your GURPS Space (or any other sci-fi RPG) need an incredible selection of atmospheric jams to make the game a little more immersive and exciting? I'm going to recommend giving the albums Cosmic Hero EP and Cosmic Hero 2 a listen . . . read article

July 19, 2021:
As of this writing, the GURPS 2021 PDF Challenge is closing in on the final hours . . . and the very last stretch goal!  The remaining stretch goal is GURPS Action Adventure 1: Templar's Gold! Already, supporters at the $3 pledge level and higher will receive eleven new GURPS PDFs as their project reward . . . read article

July 20, 2021:
If these pocket folders had existed back in the eighties, you'd better believe that I would have had several of them to use for my Car Wars, Battletech, and AD&D sheets and notes. Featuring classic Steve Jackson Games artwork from many of our biggest hits of the eighties, these twelve 9" x 12" pocket folders are available today – and only at Warehouse 23 . . . read article

July 21, 2021:
We wanted to take a moment to congratulate our friends over at Pegasus Spiele (for non-German fans, they are our partners in Germany) for winning the most prestigious award in board gaming, the Spiel Des Jahres, for their game MicroMacro: Crime City! The SdJ is game of the year in Germany, and considered the top of the mountain for awards in our industry, so it's an enormous honor just to be nominated, much less win.  I haven't had a chance to get my hands on MicroMacro yet, but now that it's won the SdJ I'm betting my odds of finding a copy will increase a bit with more games printing, as winning this award is a huge boon for games . . . read article

July 22, 2021:
After 18 months of not attending a gaming convention in person, we're eager to announce our Convention Schedule for the 2021 season! That's right, we've booked our flights, reserved the booths, booked our rooms, and chosen our travel dates . . . read article

July 23, 2021:
We've had such an overwhelmingly positive response to the last two Virtual Conventions that we've decided to keep the ball rolling! We've set aside the dates of November 5-7, and will use a similar structure as FnordCon 3 . . . read article

July 24, 2021:
We offer our PDFs at two different sites: our online store, Warehouse 23, as well as the DrivethruRPG PDF sales platform. Interestingly, sales at the two sites do not align perfectly, with DrivethruRPG seemingly reaching more gamers new to GURPS . . . read article

July 25, 2021:
We're often planning several months to a year out, taking actions today that will lead to new projects in the future. In an attempt to have some fun extras and add-ons for Warehouse 23 sales and Kickstarter campaigns, we sometimes work with the factory to run a wave of dice in a new color and/or design . . . read article

July 26, 2021:
Due to popular demand, the shirt designs featured in the 2020 Summer T-Shirt Collection Kickstarter campaign are now available via RedBubble print-on-demand! These designs were a hit last year, but due to our printing capabilities at the time, we had to limit the production . . . read article

July 27, 2021:
Earlier this year, we ran a short Kickstarter campaign for new Steve Jackson Games buttons. The project funded successfully and all rewards were shipped to the backers earlier this summer . . . read article

July 28, 2021:
We've had a lot of fun with Ogre Miniatures over the years! We've made our way to Set 3, with a new set still in development, but recently on #SJGamesLive we revisited the OG, Ogre Miniatures Set 1, and did a bit of a build guide . . . read article

July 29, 2021:
In November we may be rolling in piles of leaves, but I'd rather be rolling some dice with a new Munchkin-themed game! Let's see what's new this Fall from Steve Jackson Games. Munchkin Farkle Play the classic game of Farkle in a whole new way! Munchkin Farkle marries the classic dice game with the Munchkin sense of humor and stab-your-buddy mentality . . . read article

July 30, 2021:
Yesterday was our first summer game day at the SJ Games offices! We normally have holiday game days around Halloween and Christmas, but this was a much-needed reunion for the office after months of working at home alone . . . read article

July 31, 2021:
Thank you to Rick Koeppen for sharing this video look at the Dragon d6 Dice Set and Skull d6 Dice Set. Feedback is always very welcome, and video unboxings and reviews are a great way for your enthusiasm for the dice to come through and boost our morale . . . read article

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