Daily Illuminator Archive for October 2016

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October 1, 2016:
The best parties usually bear some resemblance to the zombie apocalypse already. So we've got a suggestion for how to make that comparison explicit: Unleash I Hate Zombies on your next gathering, shindig, get-together, rager, dinner party, or church picnic . . . read article

October 2, 2016:
Dim lights. Bright marquees . . . read article

October 3, 2016:
Today's featured artist is a colorful character: Lar DeSouza! Lar's the artist for the upcoming Munchkin Playmat: Spyke's Christmas Wish and next spring's Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition*,  so I thought I'd talk to him about his super art and his own personal super heroics. Hi, Lar . . . read article

October 4, 2016:
Be the artist of your own Munchkin game! As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Munchkin, our Guest Artist Edition series has focused on giving players new interpretations of our classic games . . . read article

October 5, 2016:
Many of you may remember Ogre Designer's Edition (and subsequent humongous box and extras). Well, if that was too much of a monster for you, or your shelf, we have a new version of Ogre to quench your thirst for future combat and tank blasting. Ogre Sixth Edition is a full future-combat experience, with components in the style and scale of the Designer's Edition, in a box that will go with any game collection . . . read article

October 6, 2016:
I'm talking about Munchkin, of course! Our Munchkin Doors and Treasures Card Sleeves and Munchkin Dungeon Card Sleeves should be hitting stores any day now, so we want to make sure you're prepared for our newest promotion when they do! . . . read article

October 7, 2016:
As a savvy reader of the Daily Illuminator, you probably know all the ways of keeping up with SJ Games: here, Munchkin News, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or even Medium – the list goes on. You follow us there already (and if you don't, you should) . . . read article

October 8, 2016:
Our blog readers are used to getting glimpses into the world of Munchkin game design from Munchkin Czar Andrew Hackard. So we've switched it up . . . read article

October 9, 2016:
Boardgames have left the unfurnished basement shop and entered the well-lit, family-friendly café. Why? . . . read article

October 10, 2016:
Get them before they're gone for good! No one likes to miss out on good stuff . . . read article

October 11, 2016:
Things are getting spooky at SJ Games, and we want to share the scare! Starting today and running until October 31 (or while supplies last), orders of $125 or more of physical stuff on Warehouse 23 will receive a free, exclusive Halloween Munchkin Monster Box! . . . read article

October 12, 2016:
There's a certain art to being a munchkin. And now there is actual art, with the release of our Books-A-Million exclusive Munchkin Alphabet Activity Kit! This new kit contains The Munchkin Alphabet Coloring Book and 10 new Munchkin cards, as well as six colored pencils, three black-and-white bookmarks, and a mini-poster, to work on your doodling skills . . . read article

October 13, 2016:
Fall weather is just starting to make it to Austin (we've even had morning temperatures below 60 Fahrenheit once or twice!) and that has reminded me that it's time for a Halloween installment of Munchkin news for you ghoulish people. On October 3, we had our second annual Retailer Appreciation Day . . . read article

October 14, 2016:
Sweet Christmas! Munchkin Marvel 2: Mystic Mayhem is now at your friendly local game store, packed with demon hunters and magical weapons.  The expansion to USAopoly's acclaimed Munchkin: Marvel Edition, Munchkin Marvel 2 adds fan-favorite heroes from The Defenders like Doctor Strange, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, along with their iconic accoutrement like the Eye of Agamotto. They square off with the worst that earth, and the underworld, has to offer . . . read article

October 15, 2016:
Another month, another top-ten list for Warehouse 23! You may notice that we have a bit more GURPS this month . . . read article

October 16, 2016:
We recently ran an event to show our appreciation for those honorable men and women who are in the thick of it every day, battling day in, day out, roughing it out in the trenches . . . I'm talking about friendly local game store owners, of course! . . . read article

October 17, 2016:
What's better than one wizard? Two wizards . . . read article

October 18, 2016:
We've been talking about mixing up your Munchkin sets here on the Daily Illuminator, and making suggestions about which sets to combine. But if you're a creative type who wants to fully customize your melded menagerie, you want Munchkin Sketch Edition . . . read article

October 19, 2016:
February is the month of love, but we don't care about that mushy stuff – so we decided to make it the month of Dredd. Our announcements are light for the month, but this booster packs a punch! Munchkin Apocalypse: Judge Dredd I am the law. The wastelands of Munchkin Apocalypse are a lawless land full of killing and looting – you know, a normal day for a munchkin . . . read article

October 20, 2016:
What do you call a cool free thing inside a cool free thing? A metacoolfreething? . . . read article

October 21, 2016:
Issue #22 of Munchkin comics drops next week, and we have an exclusive first look at this fist-fighting, undead-biting compilation! "Munch Fu: The Legend Continues" features Flower, who craves vengeance . . . and tea. Following a clan of unruly ninjas, Flower must confront Master Bai, and have at least one dramatic monologue along the way . . . read article

October 22, 2016:
Want your favorite friendly local game store to get even cooler? Have them sign up for our Holiday Retail Kit! . . . read article

October 23, 2016:
Here's a riddle: What's full of games, super fun, and happens in Washington, D.C.? Okay, we lied . . . read article

October 24, 2016:
Munchkin Zombies Guest Artist Edition is shambling toward a store near you! We've talked before about the great, unique art in this game, so you already know there's plenty of reason to pick up Greg Hyland's undead work, even if you already have the original, John Kovalic-drawn version . . . read article

October 25, 2016:
It's that time of year – the air is chilled, the leaves are falling, and the specters are coming out to play. Halloween is almost here! . . . read article

October 26, 2016:
The doors are barricaded, the undead are about, and the kung-fu masters are fighting – it must be new comic day! Some of your favorite Munchkin-comic writers and artists join forces in issue #22 from BOOM! . . . read article

October 27, 2016:
Life at the SJ Games office is pretty awesome most of the time. We're making games, and I get to talk about them and share them with you fine folks . . . read article

October 28, 2016:
We're very happy to announce that, as of today, Ghosts Love Candy is on the way to its Kickstarter backers! We've been working hard to get our printing to backers as soon as possible, and through a combined effort, it's finally happening . . . read article

October 29, 2016:
There's nothing better than cracking open a new issue of Game Trade Magazine and finding out what Steve Jackson Games stuff you should look for in the coming months. Well, maybe one thing better – free Steve Jackson Games swag! . . . read article

October 30, 2016:
We've had the pleasure of working with The Decemberists for a Munchkin promo card in the past, so it's only natural that we'd want to talk about an entire boardgame created by members of the band.  The game is beautiful, with a minimalist, classic design that still seems very modern. Co-designed by our friend Keith Baker, designer of Gloom, it's a pretty simple card game that plays in about 15 minutes . . . read article

October 31, 2016:
The zombies are stirring and vampires are sharpening their fangs . . . it's finally Halloween! We at Steve Jackson Games have a game for every spook, specter, and apparition in your family, so why not get a game in once the trick-or-treating is done? . . . read article

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