Daily Illuminator Archive for May 2019

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May 1, 2019:
Now that many of you have received your Legacy Edition box, it's time for Decks of Destiny! What is inside the Decks of Destiny box set? Cards – lots of cards . . . read article

May 2, 2019:
Great news! The first two tuckbox expansions for the recently released Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 game are on the water, on schedule for release this summer . . . and as required, thanks to your support, the second printing of the Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 game is loaded in the same container . . . read article

May 3, 2019:
Our ongoing Kickstarter campaign to create a big box of fun for use with The Fantasy Trip Legacy Edition is continuing to gather support, with Decks of Destiny growing heavier and heavier as stretch goals are unlocked and more is packed inside. Over 275 cards now, a handful of journals, new megahexes . . . . . read article

May 4, 2019:
Now that The Fantasy Trip Legacy Edition has been released (find it at your favorite local game store or at Warehouse 23), we're seeing more and more comments from those new to the game who have questions. Fortunately, there are two excellent channels to turn to for assistance: The official forums, where players and GMs have been very helpful in guiding new players. The Fantasy Trip group on Facebook, where over 800 players regularly discuss the game . . . and share a lot of great session reports along with personal tips and tricks . . . read article

May 5, 2019:
One of our playtesters has gone into the deck-box business, and his introductory design, the SEER, is amazing. It's not for every gamer, but if you REALLY want to protect your Munchkin Collectible Card Game decks, this is a way to do it . . . read article

May 6, 2019:
A recent forum thread asked about custom six-sided dice for use with The Fantasy Trip. The discussion was productive and entertaining, and gave us a chance to explain some of our decisions behind manufacturing custom dice (and to learn more, check this post by GPI about injection molding) . . . read article

May 7, 2019:
For fans of classic fantasy RPGs and solitaire adventures, the name Tunnels & Trolls is not new. First published in 1975 (shortly after the release of the original Dungeons & Dragons game), Tunnels & Trolls has been in print and available in some form or other for 40 years, during which time the game became well known for its various solo, programmed adventures . . . read article

May 8, 2019:
Want to write a TFT article for the next Hexagram? Or a short dungeon-crawl for the next Fantasy Adventures book? . . . read article

May 9, 2019:
The folks over at BigBossBattle reached out to us recently wondering if they could review The Fantasy Trip for us. We, of course, love questions like that, so we sent some goodies over to Matt Smail of B3, who describes himself as "a life-long fan of all things gaming." From his review, it looks like he really enjoyed unboxing the 8.3 pounds of TFT Legacy Edition! . . . read article

May 10, 2019:
Last month, the big Legacy Edition game was released in stores across the world. The giant box includes the In the Labyrinth rulebook, Death Test adventures, many, many game accessories, as well as the Melee and Wizard small-box games . . . read article

May 11, 2019:
At FnordCon last month, we brought the new 30-inch round demo table out for everyone to enjoy. Steve mentioned this table in his after-action report (posted here), but today we're going to share a little background info on how the table was built . . . read article

May 12, 2019:
Over the years, we've made more dice than we can count. Between all of the Munchkin games, Zombie Dice, and Cthulhu Dice, we've produced millions of dice with our partners at GPI . . . and now we're making more . . . read article

May 13, 2019:
As a part of the ongoing Decks of Destiny campaign – back the project today! – we're offering the Player's Pack, a collection of accessories for players of The Fantasy Trip roleplaying game. The pack includes a deck of 13 option cards (for selecting your character's actions each turn), two dry-erase character cards, a dry-erase marker, and a 16-page journal to record the exploits and details of your favorite character.  And since we know there's a demand, we're also offering the character journal as a separate add-on item; after your response to the Melee and Wizard character pads that we included in the Legacy Edition box set, we're going to print a few extras of the journal for future sale on Warehouse 23 . . . read article

May 14, 2019:
Nerd News Social has been running a series of spotlights for National Small Business Week, and we were delighted to see that they wrote about the Men In Black. This hard-working volunteer group, led by Julie Yeager as "Control," is responsible for hundreds of game demos every year at conventions, retail stores, and [Not Available At Your Clearance] . . . read article

May 15, 2019:
As we noted previously, both expansions for Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 are on a ship sailing toward your Friendly Local Game Store. (Not directly . . . read article

May 16, 2019:
You need more adventures for use with The Fantasy Trip, right? The Adventures hardcover, now at the factory and set to ship to project backers in August, doesn't quite fill your need for adventures . . . you need more. Fortunately, Douglas Cole has partnered with us to bring officially licensed adventures for The Fantasy Trip to the world, and his efforts are now on Kickstarter and ready for your support. Four Perilous Journeys: New Adventures for The Fantasy Trip launched last week . . . read article

May 17, 2019:
Did you miss out on the Kickstarter campaign to create Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 along with reprinting the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game box set? Not to fear, gang, because we now have preorders open for this new Powered by GURPS book and the game reprint! . . . read article

May 18, 2019:
As work continues on a new demo table for The Fantasy Trip (see this post for a look at the table we used at FnordCon), we set out in search of nifty dungeon terrain and accessories to use in the construction of the new table. Multiple searches soon led us to Galladoria Games and their resin offerings, from which I ordered several different bits to paint and incorporate in the new table . . . read article

May 19, 2019:
Goodman Games produces fun books. Period . . . read article

May 20, 2019:
The new Ogre Battlefields expansion for use with Ogre Sixth Edition and the Ogre Designer's Edition is in the final manufacturing stages and will load onto a container this month. The heavy box (over 8 lbs.!) includes double-sided mounted gameboards, rules, and a lot of counters that are sure to extend your scenario options . . . read article

May 21, 2019:
The UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest hobby games convention in the UK, and we're excited to be part of the fun! You'll find us each day in stand #1-864, co-exhibiting with our retail partner, Eclectic Games . . . read article

May 22, 2019:
We announced this prototype d6 in an update to the Decks of Destiny campaign, revealed a little info on the making of the die in this BGG blog post, and now we're happy to share the design with all of you: This 25mm metal die was created using some of Liz Danforth's counter artwork from The Fantasy Trip and, as you can tell by the photo, it turned out great! We started work on the die earlier this year when David and I visited the GPI factory in China, and a steady stream of discussion and revisions was required to take the concept through to this finished prototype . . . read article

May 23, 2019:
Thank you to the team at Hero Games for licensing the Champions game to us . . . again! As a part of the successful Pocket Box campaign on Kickstarter earlier this year, we're reprinting the Autoduel Champions sourcebook, meaning now is your chance to preorder a copy of the book . . . read article

May 24, 2019:
One of the more popular new components for The Fantasy Trip that was introduced in the Legacy Edition, the dry-erase megahex tiles, is set for expansion with the new Decks of Destiny box set that is now funding on Kickstarter. These die-cut, double-sided terrain tiles are designed to be assembled to form dungeons, arenas, and other locales for adventure, with the six sheets of tiles in the Legacy Edition providing enough play space for a small battlefield . . . read article

May 25, 2019:
We know many of you missed the Munchkin Mini-Expansions Kickstarter that ran in March. (We're not sure how you missed it – we talked about it enough – but we know you did.) . . . read article

May 26, 2019:
Do you already have the Legacy Edition of The Fantasy Trip? If so, we want to encourage you to become a fan of the game's BoardGameGeek page and show the world that you're enjoying this new edition of Steve's first roleplaying game.  To become a fan of TFT, visit this page at the BGG site and then click the heart icon in the upper section of the page . . . and you're done!  If you wish, you can also rate and comment on the game while you're there . . . read article

May 27, 2019:
We're pleased to announce that Super Kitty Bug Slap, designed by Sam Mitschke and Randy Scheunemann and illustrated by Len Peralta, has been nominated for the Origins Award for Best Family Game of 2018. We're really proud of this fast-paced game of shape, color, and bug recognition, and we're glad to see it getting noticed by other people as well . . . read article

May 28, 2019:
The Fantasy Trip Legacy Edition is an overloaded box of fun that, we think, is fantastic for anyone looking to give this classic fantasy RPG a shot. The game reached stores in April and, since then, we've seen more and more comments online about the amount of stuff jammed into the box . . . read article

May 29, 2019:
Crowdfunding efforts, especially on Kickstarter, are an important part of today's gaming landscape. Kickstarter reported last month that, since its launch, games at the site have accumulated over one billion dollars in pledges . . . read article

May 30, 2019:
Great news for Origins attendees! We've confirmed that the factory will complete Deadly Doodles in time for us to take advance copies to the show next month! (Deadly Doodles is our new "draw and draw" dungeon-exploration game due for release later this summer . . . read article

May 31, 2019:
We're down to the final days before we officially close and lock the Pocket Box preorders, meaning that you're almost out of time to join us in bringing back such '80s classics as Car Wars, Necromancer, Undead, Ogre, and more in their plastic Pocket Box format. This campaign to produce near-exact replicas of over 30 different 1980s games and expansions has gone remarkably well, and we couldn't have done this without you . . . read article

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