Daily Illuminator Archive for September 2015

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September 1, 2015:
Today we caught up with illustrator Len Peralta, who is illustrating the upcoming Star Munchkin Guest Artist Edition. Q: Len, thanks so much for taking a few minutes to chat with us. Can you tell us a little bit about how your illustration style has evolved over your career? A: Wow. that's quite a question! . . . read article

September 2, 2015:
You may know Kenneth Hite from such masterpieces as GURPS Horror or the two Suppressed Transmission volumes. You might know Robin Laws from his best-selling Robin's Laws of Good Gamemastering . . . read article

September 3, 2015:
On Monday and Tuesday we did something that we talk about a lot, but all too rarely pull off: a couple of "pre-mortems." When we POST-mortem a game, we take a fresh-from-the printer copy, open it up, and go through it piece by piece, talking about how it could have been better. The post-mortem copy gets marked up and goes into the file, and if (when!!?) there's a second printing, we drag it out and ask ourselves how many of these changes we should really make . . . read article

September 4, 2015:
I carried out a Sooper Sekrit Mission for the MIB: to demo Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe as much as possible. Here are my findings: 1. Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe is really popular! . . . read article

September 5, 2015:
When we licensed Munchkin to develop a hybrid version of it with Castle Panic, Justin was occupied with designing The Dark Titan, the second expansion to Castle Panic. That's when it occurred to us that it might be better to have a third mind creating the combination . . . read article

September 6, 2015:
I am almost ashamed to say that after 6 years of living in San Diego, this was the first time I've been to San Diego Comic Con. After braving the crowds, I arrived at a wonderful bay side game room, an amazing collection of games and a great group of MIB's from all over Southern California . . . read article

September 7, 2015:
Remember when we told you the MSRP for the tuckbox expansion is increasing? The new reprints, the ones shipping to stores now, carry the higher prices . . . read article

September 8, 2015:
Throughout 2016, we will be celebrating Munchkin's 15th anniversary. One of our favorite parts of this celebration is our Guest Artist Edition series of Deluxe-style Munchkin games, where we get to work with some of our favorite artists and see their interpretation of some classic Munchkin sets . . . read article

September 9, 2015:
Do you want Munchkin The Nightmare Before Christmas? Of course you do . . . read article

September 10, 2015:
The Joys of Teaching Little Munchkins As a proud MIB, I find it my personal goal to corru-I mean teach little ones how to be complete and utter munchkins, especially when it comes to decimating their parents. My store, The Spot, had a rather large crowd for game night . . . read article

September 11, 2015:
Zombie fans, rejoice! Remember when we talked about the cool new redesign of Zombie Dice? It's shipping to distributors, starting next week, and still at a suggested price of $13.13! . . . read article

September 12, 2015:
I was not an early fan of Robert Kirkman's comic opus The Walking Dead. In fact, I came to it several years into its run, after hearing that AMC was working to turn it into a TV series . . . read article

September 13, 2015:
In some campaigns, magic isn't a matter of skill so much as an innate ability you can access quickly, safely, and reliably. That magic is known as sorcery, and now -- with GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery -- you can summon its potential to your GURPS games . . . read article

September 14, 2015:
The run-up to Munchkin's 15th anniversary continues with another sneak peek at our Guest Artist Editions; today, we're showing you a "before and after" preview of Len Peralta's Star Munchkin Guest Artist Edition! With the original John Kovalic version of one of the nastiest monsters in the set, the Space Probe, it's a perfectly reasonable drawing and no one has any illusions about what will be happening next . . . read article

September 15, 2015:
Look what's coming in 2016! Our very first Munchkin Guest Artist Edition of 2016, with artwork by Ian McGinty . . . read article

September 16, 2015:
Magic is in the air with the latest Pyramid, as we look at new mystical wonders and innovations you can add to your GURPS game. Discover what rabbits we've pulled out of our hats with Pyramid #3/82: Magical Creations! . . . read article

September 17, 2015:
Tried My Hand At Taking R'lyeh With Half-sized Royalty And Owned It! How? . . . read article

September 18, 2015:
Today, we have a brief interview with Ian McGinty, the illustrator for the Munchkin Guest Artist Edition. Q: Ian, thanks so much for taking a few minutes to chat with us . . . read article

September 19, 2015:
With the holidays coming up, who would not want a Duck of Doom peeking out of their stocking? Though you may find him whilst roving the Munchkin dungeons, you can bring him home for your own holiday doom ritua--gift . . . read article

September 20, 2015:
Sometimes you need to leave civilization behind and just bash monsters with an axe. For years, the GURPS Dungeon Fantasy line has helped you do just that . . . read article

September 21, 2015:
The Munchkin Guest Artist Editions have been giving us a fresh take on our Munchkin sets. After 12 years of requests from patient fans, we finally get to show off John Kovalic's version of Munchkin Fu in his Munchkin Fu Guest Artist Edition! . . . read article

September 22, 2015:
Despite the fact that they were just reprinted, we are already running low on the Munchkin Dragons booster. If you've been wanting it, be sure to grab it now! . . . read article

September 23, 2015:
Our notable reprint coming in January is Ninja Burger! This popular game has been out-of-print a long time, but it can finally be yours! . . . read article

September 24, 2015:
What's in Munchkin Game Changers, you may ask? Only a ton of fun ways to charge up your Munchkin game! . . . read article

September 25, 2015:
Steve Jackson Games CEO Phil Reed phoned me, last summer, anxious to discuss an idea he had: Munchkin Oz. Phil is a bit of a mad genius. Munchkin Oz was something he'd wished to do for a while, and he asked if I'd draw up a cover, to try and sell folks on the concept . . . read article

September 26, 2015:
I am almost ashamed to say that after 6 years of living in San Diego, this was the first time I've been to San Diego Comic Con. After braving the crowds, I arrived at a wonderful bay side game room, an amazing collection of games and a great group of MIB's from all over Southern California . . . read article

September 27, 2015:
We're down to only 18 Ogre Shot Glasses in Warehouse 23. If you want one, the time to order is now! . . . read article

September 28, 2015:
This post will get you up to speed on these celebratory sets! Let's blast, backstab, and karate chop our way toward 2016 and the 15th Anniversary of Munchkin. Munchkin -- Ian McGinty First in our lineup is a comic artist featured in Entertainment Weekly for creating Welcome to Showside . . . read article

September 29, 2015:
You may say to yourself, "Self, why do I need a purple plush tentacle?" Why? Why not! . . . read article

September 30, 2015:
Now that the weather seems to be cooling off a little, why not get cozy and pick up a new game at your FLGS? September's releases are chock-full of zany fun. Munchkin Marked for Death is back and this double-duty booster is badder than ever! . . . read article

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