Daily Illuminator Archive for September 2017

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September 1, 2017:
Hello, everyone! Jake from Auroch Digital here! . . . read article

September 2, 2017:
Who says history professors have no sense of humor? To be fair, they probably didn't provide the Graffiti from Pompeii resource just to tickle the funny bone of anyone looking for some scatological laughs, but even serious research has to go to the bathroom sooner or later . . . read article

September 3, 2017:
We've got boots on the ground at two different shows this weekend: PAX West in Seattle, and Fan Expo Canada in Toronto!  Munchkin Czar Andrew Hackard is a special guest at Fan Expo, and if you're lucky, you can find him in the gaming area, with secret Munchkin demos! Make sure you bring him some Canadian snacks! . . . read article

September 4, 2017:
The moon landing was faked by Bigfoot. Evolution proves the earth is flat . . . read article

September 5, 2017:
You may have noticed a "this app needs to be updated" warning on some of our apps recently. We've noticed it, too . . . read article

September 6, 2017:
It's already that time again, when the ravening hordes . . . I mean, children, head back to school for another year . . . read article

September 7, 2017:
I've been roaming message boards trying to find proof, and I've finally found what I need to confirm that Conspiracy Theory is coming to Kickstarter. I've even found evidence on the SJ Games Facebook page of a public playtest at Gen Con! . . . read article

September 8, 2017:
I've finished a stint on the Ogre Miniatures second-edition rules, and tossed them Drew's way for his review. The main tasks for Second Edition were to incorporate the errata and additions accumulated from the first edition and the "version 1.1" PDF; we've also covered the new-unit material online . . . read article

September 9, 2017:
Science-fiction author, political commentor, influential space activist, writer on personal computing, gadfly, and wargamer, Dr . . . read article

September 10, 2017:
We previously mentioned Wizards of the Tabletop during its Kickstarter run, and it has now been delivered to backers!  The book features 100 pages of photographs and stories about some of the most influential people in the gaming industry, including our own Steve Jackson. You can find him under what appears to be 30 pounds of Ogre.  If you missed out on the Kickstarter, don't worry! . . . read article

September 11, 2017:
Ahoy, mateys! It's time to make your enemies walk the plank – during a #PlayMunchkin Like A Pirate Game Day at a friendly local game store near you! . . . read article

September 12, 2017:
My cats are fast. Like, really fast . . . read article

September 13, 2017:
Work's been rough; the boss is breathing down your neck, you worked 60 hours, and they shortened lunch breaks. But hey, at least you got promoted again! . . . read article

September 14, 2017:
In this time of national questioning and discord, I'm doing my part . . . by making a game. I'm going back to the conspiracy theme with a new Kickstarter project . . . read article

September 15, 2017:
We're wrapping up the summer with some big releases, just in time to break the heat! Come on fall, anytime now . . . read article

September 16, 2017:
Massive AI tanks don't intimidate the students of Indiana University, apparently, because they used our Ogre scenario "Bad Timing" in their game-design class! This was a free scenario included in issue 210 of GTM (available at most local game stores), as well as at our booth at Gen Con and other conventions . . . read article

September 17, 2017:
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made its final descent into Saturn, crashing through the clouds after two decades of amazing data-gathering. Most of what we know about Saturn comes from this one plucky explorer, and we're better for it . . . read article

September 18, 2017:
There's no place like home." August was a very busy month for me; I had three conventions (Board Game Bash, Gen Con, and Fan Expo Canada) and was a guest at the Austin regional for the Unrivaled tournament series. I'm not complaining about getting to go to all these great shows, but it's going to be a real relief to stay home for several weeks and not have to think about anything other than writing Munchkin cards . . . read article

September 19, 2017:
Yaaar, mates!  Drop yer anchors for the fourteenth and final entry in our Guest Artist Edition line with Munchkin Booty Guest Artist Edition, illustrated by Tom Siddell. Tom is a British artist who launched Gunnerkrigg Court, a successful science-fantasy webcomic that he has written and illustrated for more than a decade . . . read article

September 20, 2017:
To help you make all the merry Munchkin mayhem you and your loved ones can during this wonderful time of the year, we've pulled our favorite holiday-themed Munchkin goodies out of the vault for you to obsess over!   Satisfy the Munchkin fans in your life with Munchkin Yule Log, a holiday-themed gameboard complete with Christmas decorations for every level, tokens in six colors, and matching colored markers! Keep your entire Munchkin haul together, like the 12 Days of Munchkin Christmas Coloring Book and your new Munchkin Jolly Jumbo D6, with the Munchkin Christmas Monster Box, which will store all your cool Munchkin loot in one place, with a themed cover illustration by Ian McGinty. Munchkin Christmas Lite is the perfect introduction for new players, and a great holiday-themed set to mix with any Munchkin game.  And of course, there's Munchkin Holiday Surprise for a stocking-full of stuff to expand your game!   You can also keep your games organized during the holidays with merrily themed playmats, like the Munchkin Pathfinder Playmat: Presents Unaccounted For and Munchkin Playmat: Spyke's Christmas Wish . . . read article

September 21, 2017:
Mixing Munchkin sets is one of the finest things in life - taking a perfectly fun game and adding more bells and whistles can take your table time to the next level. But where do you start? . . . read article

September 22, 2017:
Hello, everyone! Jake from Auroch Digital here once again, this time to give you free stuff . . . read article

September 23, 2017:
I'm experimenting with neoprene terrain – specifically, making some terrain myself, both to play Ogre Miniatures and to get an idea what ought to go into a commercial set. Bottom line of the experiments so far: it has been fun to do it as a craft project, but it would be a lot more cost-effective to buy it at the store if I could find exactly what I wanted . . . read article

September 24, 2017:
We've had the pleasure of attending the GTS Business Conference this weekend, and it's been a blast! Not only have Phil and I shown a ton of folks the Munchkin Collectible Card Game, but we've recorded with amazing content creators like GameWire, Watch It Played, and Man vs Meeple.  And GTS knows how to put on a show, with an entire host of events, as well as a fun trip to the bowling alley . . . read article

September 25, 2017:
Jingle bells, Net Trolls smell, a duck laid an egg. But don't pick up the duck . . . read article

September 26, 2017:
Has the first temperature drop inspired you to take out your cozy hoodie, turn your coffeemaker on, and start planning your costume? Are you getting excited about Halloween?   How about getting a jump on all things spooky with Muertoons? . . . read article

September 27, 2017:
Hello, everyone! Jake from Auroch Digital here again, to show you a little more of the Ogre video game we've been working on . . . read article

September 28, 2017:
New year, new games! You'll be seeing a host of new stuff throughout the year in 2018 . . . read article

September 29, 2017:
We've sold many copies of Simon's Cat Card Game over the past year, which means a lot of people are making messes and not getting blamed! Well, while you've dodged blame, the game has garnered a lot of attention! . . . read article

September 30, 2017:
We are seeking playtesters for GURPS Steampunk 2: Steam and Shellfire, by Phil Masters. This is a follow-up to GURPS Steampunk 1: Settings and Style, which itself builds off the classic GURPS Third Edition supplement GURPS Steampunk. Steampunk 2 deals with technology and equipment in steampunk worlds, whether historically realistic or highly fantastical . . . read article

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