Daily Illuminator Archive for November 2014

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November 1, 2014:
The holidays are approaching fast, and we know exactly what you're thinking: How do I make sure I'm not on Santa's naughty list this year?! One can take only so many years of coal . . . . . read article

November 2, 2014:
Who doesn't love miniatures? Seriously . . . read article

November 3, 2014:
Our new Mars Attacks: The Dice Game is shipping to distributors and will be in stores very soon, making it almost a full year from concept to shelf. This one's been especially fun for me since it has been a chance to actually work on the creation side of games -- these days the bulk of my work is in management, sales, and marketing -- and seeing gamer response to the game at conventions over the last year is as rewarding as knowing that initial sales on the game are very strong . . . read article

November 4, 2014:
We have this game, Munchkin Legends. We think it's pretty great, and our fans seem to like it, so we made a deluxe version that has all sorts of goodies in it: a board, pawns, even a copy of Munchkin Legends 2 -- Faun and Games . . . read article

November 5, 2014:
Hey, have you heard of International Games Day? It's a worldwide event on November 15 where libraries everywhere open their doors for folks to come in and play games, learn about new games, and so forth . . . read article

November 6, 2014:
For now. Car Wars Classic has been such a huge hit that it's already gone. We're out of them, our distributors are out of them; if you can find copies in your local game stores, then you should snap them up because there aren't any more coming right now! . . . read article

November 7, 2014:
You love Munchkin, right? Of course you do! . . . read article

November 8, 2014:
Every once in a while a fan sends us something that makes us all warm inside, and right now that fan's name is Justin. I have an interesting story I'd like to share with Mr . . . read article

November 9, 2014:
Our friends over at Eclectic Games in the UK took home some awards from the Reading Retail Awards. I'll let them tell you all about it in their words. From the Press Release Independent specialist boardgame retailer Eclectic Games received the prestigious title of 'Retailer of the year 2014' at the Reading Retail Awards ceremony on Saturday 13th September . . . read article

November 10, 2014:
International Games Day is this weekend! Don't remember what that is? . . . read article

November 11, 2014:
Folks love the old-school flavor of the GURPS Dungeon Fantasy series. But sometimes you want to push the envelope, shake things up, and get crazy . . . read article

November 12, 2014:
At least, if the number of copies of Mars Attacks: The Dice Game we're selling through are any indication. The game just released a little while ago, but they're already on their way to being gone, so you might want to pick up your little Martian before it disappears . . . read article

November 13, 2014:
Boardgames! We're going to BGGCon from November 19-23, and we hope to see you there! . . . read article

November 14, 2014:
Star Munchkin Deluxe MSRP: $29.95 Releases March 2015 Grab your laser sword. Fight every cyborg and alien you meet . . . read article

November 15, 2014:
International Games Day is happening today! . . . read article

November 16, 2014:
I first became aware of the Daily Illuminator not long after it started, probably around 1997 when Knightmare Chess grabbed me and wouldn't let go. Back then, I'd check it now and then and read back to see what product announcements I missed . . . read article

November 17, 2014:
Back in the Good Old Days, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and knowing a little HTML made you an internet savant, Steve Jackson Games committed to publishing a Daily Illuminator every day -- Every. Single . . . read article

November 18, 2014:
Wow, the Daily Illuminator. Hello . . . read article

November 19, 2014:
Twenty years ago, I was working on my first professional gaming illustration gig – Illuminati: New World Order, for Steve Jackson Games. How I came to leave the newspaper business, and wound up creating cartoons and games for a (rather wonderful) living was in itself a bizarre series of coincidences . . . read article

November 20, 2014:
My first Daily Illuminator was in July of 2001, I think. Back then, only SJ and Andrew (wearing his managing editor hat) signed their posts with regularity, so it's entirely possible that a couple of the miniatures division news bits from the winter of 2000 came from me, but it's hard to say . . . read article

November 21, 2014:
When I was asked to write about my experiences with the Daily Illuminator my very first thought was: "The Daily Illuminator changed my life!" One benefit to being late with my entry, though, was it gave me a chance to read some of the other remembrances that have gone up in the past week . . . which led to slightly changing my plans for today's post. After all, none of you want to hear how a Daily Illuminator posting in January of 1999 led to my sitting where I am today . . . read article

November 22, 2014:
So: The blog you're reading has been running for 20 years. Really . . . read article

November 23, 2014:
Raymond A. Montgomery, creator of the Choose Your Own Adventure series of children's books, passed away on November 9, 2014 . . . read article

November 24, 2014:
Some of you may have already heard about this, but we wanted to share the news on the DI, just to make sure everyone's aware. Do you remember the Munchkin t-shirt contest that WeLoveFine was running? . . . read article

November 25, 2014:
It has been a while, so I had forgotten how cool it was to have a product I was involved with land on my desk. Not a prototype, not a printer's proof, not an advance copy, but the real, actual game just like the ones the fans get . . . read article

November 26, 2014:
In our ongoing effort to improve our websites, we're going to have some scheduled maintenance time in early December. On Thursday December 4, warehouse23.com will be down . . . read article

November 27, 2014:
Happy Turkey Day, everyone! Steve Jackson Games will be closed today and tomorrow, so we can spend time with our loved ones . . . read article

November 28, 2014:
Do you want to get your hands on Munchkin Stocking Stuffers so you can give it to your little munchkin this holiday season? Well, it'll be easier to find now that it's being sold in select Books-a-Million and 2nd & Charles stores! . . . read article

November 29, 2014:
We've now shipped the last copies of Zombie Dice Deluxe from our primary warehouse in Georgia, meaning that what is out in distributor warehouses and on retailer shelves is all that remains of this edition of the game. At the moment we have no plans to reprint Zombie Dice Deluxe . . . read article

November 30, 2014:
I'm not quite a month into my new position here and my head is still spinning a bit. I'm learning more and more, and each day it seems there's still so much I don't know . . . read article

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