Daily Illuminator Archive for November 2017

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November 1, 2017:
Wondering what to get the backstabby friends in your life for the holidays? (We aren't talking about bad friends, just Munchkin fans!) . . . read article

November 2, 2017:
Our Munchkin Starfinder campaign is ending this afternoon, and we're extremely excited about how it has gone! Not only did the game fund almost immediately, but we've been able to unlock tons of bonus content with the support of our backers . . . read article

November 3, 2017:
Like a cat that doesn't realize you're not a pillow, Simon's Cat Game Days have arrived to curl up in your lap! These events will happen during the first few weekends in November . . . read article

November 4, 2017:
That rumbling sound? It's the Ogre Miniatures Set 1 arriving at your doorstep! . . . read article

November 5, 2017:
Storm DiConstanzo, the latter half of "Paul and Storm," has created a new album and new group to perform it: Sidecar Astronauts. They're cartoons, "somewhere between the Archies and Gorillaz," as Storm describes them . . . read article

November 6, 2017:
We've offered general tips on getting started, but how about some specifics? The Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game and Dungeon Fantasy GM Screen include 15 ready-to-play delvers between them – but you'll want to create your own! . . . read article

November 7, 2017:
PAX Unplugged is the newest in the amazingly cool series of PAX conventions, and it's right around the corner. Join us at booth #932 November 17-19 in Philadelphia, PA, for the very first PAX convention dedicated to tabletop gaming! . . . read article

November 8, 2017:
As we move into the final months of the year, Andrew and I wanted to check inventory numbers and warn you loyal fans of the Munchkin games, expansions, and accessories that are about to vanish from our catalog. All of the following items are down to the last month or two, and none of these are scheduled for a reprint . . . read article

November 9, 2017:
Ready to play all the games you can? We are! . . . read article

November 10, 2017:
Travel back to the 17th century at the height of piracy with Port Royal! This European favorite, now available in the United States thanks to Steve Jackson Games, is a press-your-luck, card-drafting game. Merchant players vie to establish the most lucrative trade empire in the Caribbean by hiring crew, trading with ships, and the occasional bit of plunder . . . read article

November 11, 2017:
Do you love to blow stuff up in Ogre but want to actually see it happen? Now you can, thanks to Auroch Digital! . . . read article

November 12, 2017:
People chronicle history – their own and that of the world around them – in hundreds of ways. At the blog Rugs of War, Nigel Lendon and Tim Bonyhady depict and describe numerous mats woven by the people of the Middle East that show events from this unusual perspective . . . read article

November 13, 2017:
It has been almost five years since the Mayan calendar predicted the world would end, but we are still here! Well, so far . . . . . read article

November 14, 2017:
Ogre Miniatures Set 2, the sequel to our highly successful Ogre Miniatures Set 1 campaign, is live on Kickstarter now! This new set expands your Ogre options with seven all-new units.  The defenders are bolstered by the fast support of the Light Tank and Light G.E.V., while getting some heavy artillery with the Superheavy Tank and Mobile Howitzer . . . read article

November 15, 2017:
We've discussed designing characters for the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game. Now, how about creating dungeons? . . . read article

November 16, 2017:
We're bringing the Munchkin Collectible Card Game to PAX Unplugged, and we want you to join the party! We've got a few different events available, perfect for new players to get a feel for the game.  On Friday, November 17, from 2-5 p.m., you can swing by our Munchkin CCG Learn To Play, where you'll use one of our six starter decks and play a full game against other fans! . . . read article

November 17, 2017:
Our Ogre Miniatures Set 2 Kickstarter is off to an amazing start, with a number of stretch goals for additional miniatures unlocked, as well as Ogre Terrain PDFs.  Ogre Terrain has been on Steve's mind for quite some time, and it's something we get requests for fairly regularly. So we saw this as an opportunity to offer some print-and-play terrain for Ogre fans!! . . . read article

November 18, 2017:
Munchkin fans are already familiar with Katie Cook's art in such sets as Munchkin Love Shark Baby, Munchkin Oz Guest Artist Edition, and Munchkin Spell Skool. What they may not know is that Katie is an accomplished writer, as well . . . read article

November 19, 2017:
You thought carrots were dull? You poor, deluded fool . . . read article

November 20, 2017:
The SJ Games staff has had a whirlwind of a weekend! Not only did we attend two conventions (PAX Unplugged and BGG.con), but Phil was at ChiTAG, and demoed the Munchkin Collectible Card Game at local Chicago game stores! . . . read article

November 21, 2017:
Hello from the land of ice and snow! . . . I mean, of Munchkin . . . read article

November 22, 2017:
The Munchkin Collectible Card Game will be released in just three short months (preorder today!), so make sure to visit its web page to stay updated on all things Munchkin CCG! For now, we want to highlight some current articles on strategy, organized play events, and our reprint policy. Recognizing the Team: We've been working on this project for a while, so we wanted to make sure to thank everyone who has contributed so much hard work to it . . . read article

November 23, 2017:
First of all, we wanted to note that our offices are closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving! . . . read article

November 24, 2017:
We're going crazy on Black Friday, giving some pretty large discounts on games, just in time for the holiday gift-giving rush! A large selection of our classic titles are available, and at prices so low that you can get your friends and family more than one . . . or just hoard them all yourself! . . . read article

November 25, 2017:
Our GURPS line has long been available online via Warehouse 23, but we're happy to announce that its online reach has now expanded, with its addition to the DriveThruRPG catalog! DriveThruRPG is the largest RPG download store, so adding GURPS to its lineup is a natural choice . . . read article

November 26, 2017:
Perhaps it's a bit of hubris when someone calls their online magazine Universe Today, especially given the tenure of its subject matter, but the writers go as fast as they can to keep up with what we know. If you want the latest on Cassini, the International Space Station, or findings of possible life-sustaining planets, you can get it within these pages – but it doesn't end there . . . read article

November 27, 2017:
Today is Cyber Monday, that special "holiday" where we rush to the Internet to take advantage of special offers on everything from books to films to socks to, yes, games. In celebration of this day, we thought it was a good idea to list all of our fantastic offers for those who are looking for more Ogre, Munchkin, and GURPS to add to your game collections (or to give as holiday gifts). Ogre Miniatures Set 2 – The Kickstarter project closes today, so this is your chance to grab hundreds of miniatures for only $75 . . . read article

November 28, 2017:
Hark! What light through yonder window breaks? 'Tis an event, and Munchkin Shakespeare Deluxe the game . . . read article

November 29, 2017:
Our earlier advice on delvers for the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game didn't talk much about specific professions but did mention ST, DX, damage, defense, weapons, etc. So, what about magic? . . . read article

November 30, 2017:
Our temporary, turkey-induced insanity is fading, so the prices on Warehouse 23 are about to return to normal! This is your last chance to get in on the Holiday Sale, ending tonight . . . read article

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