Daily Illuminator Archive for September 2019

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September 1, 2019:
Set for release in October, the Army Men d6 Dice Set is coming along – in fact, it's almost ready to leave the factory! We settled on the classic green and tan flat plastic colors for this set of custom dice, and Gabby assembled a fitting blister that looks great.  Packaging samples are in for the Army Men D6 Dice Set. -PR pic.twitter.com/5jBg4tapns — Steve Jackson Games (@SJGames) July 18, 2019 Visit dice.sjgames.com for a look at our selection of dice, dice accessories, and dice games . . . read article

September 2, 2019:
If you missed the Munchkin Pathfinder 3 Quickstarter last week, fear not – you have a second chance! Warehouse 23 preorders for Munchkin Pathfinder 3, the Kill-O-Meter, and the Goblin Dice are now open . . . read article

September 3, 2019:
We have great news for GURPS players and GMs! The next book in the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game line, Magic Items 2, is now funding on Kickstarter! . . . read article

September 4, 2019:
Are you a Cthulhu fan? (Yes.) . . . read article

September 5, 2019:
It has come to our attention that some of you like our little plastic Munchkin pawns – we've been sold out of the +6 Bag o' Munchkin Zombies for quite some time. But you may not have been aware that there's another way to get those pawns . . . read article

September 6, 2019:
Today is the day, gang! Today, thanks to your support, the Kickstarter campaign for Dungeon Fantasy Magic Items 2 will close successfully and we will take the last steps necessary to print the book and ship it out to project supporters . . . read article

September 7, 2019:
Work on Car Wars Sixth Edition continues. So very, very much work continues . . . read article

September 8, 2019:
As part of my endless quest to avoid taking a break, I've launched a personal project on Kickstarter that transports several wicked potion ideas from my imagination to your fantasy campaign. A systemless book, this work focuses on the broad overview and concepts of different potions; it is intended as inspiration that GMs can expand on and adapt to their favorite game system . . . read article

September 9, 2019:
If you've not yet seen the Starfinder Beginner Box from Paizo, then there's a strong chance you missed out on the fact that we included Munchkin Pathfinder and Munchkin Starfinder promo cards in their game. It is always a treat when our friends join us to work on something fun and surprising for the players . . . read article

September 10, 2019:
I will be at Zenkaikon 20 in Lancaster, PA, on March 20-22, 2020. It's an annual celebration of anime, comics, games, science fiction, and fandom! . . . read article

September 11, 2019:
Deadly Doodles, our hottest release at Gen Con, is expanding with new maps, new rules, and even a new custom six-sided die featuring the art of Katie Cook!  Designed by Sam Mitschke and Randy Scheunemann, Deadly Doodles 2 was created after listening to players who had a chance to demo the game at PAX East, FnordCon, and other conventions we visited earlier this year. The one request that we heard at every event? . . . read article

September 12, 2019:
Earlier this year, there were months when some of our top-selling titles were unavailable. An unexpected bump in sales at the start of the year burned through our supply of Munchkin Deluxe, Munchkin 2, and other games and expansions, and left the team working hard with the GPI office to accelerate planned reprints . . . read article

September 13, 2019:
For the first time ever, the Munchkin universe is coming to a gaming console near you! Munchkin: Quacked Quest, based on the game world of Munchkin, will be released by Asmodée Digital on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam (PC only) in Autumn 2019.   Asmodée Digital is a leader in video-game entertainment inspired by boardgames, and they have done a phenomenal job of bringing the manic humor of Munchkin to life. In this completely new game, players race to level up and betray their friends in a mad dash to kill monsters, grab the loot, and level up . . . read article

September 14, 2019:
Each year, between business trips and vacations, I fly about one to two times every month. After years of airline flights across the world, I've slowly built a catalog of games that are a blast to play and don't take up too much space in the backpack . . . read article

September 15, 2019:
We know that cost is a serious concern these days – everything costs more than it once did. And we know that many of you are waiting for the Car Wars Sixth Edition project to launch on Kickstarter and asking: How much money will I need to support the game? . . . read article

September 16, 2019:
We are out of stock on both the Characters and Campaigns hardcovers for GURPS. The Campaigns reprint is expected to start shipping to distributors in October; Characters will not be back in our warehouse until January 2020 . . . read article

September 17, 2019:
If you've followed us online in the last few years, you know we've brought you into the office (virtually) to check out new games, previews, and inside looks with our #SJGamesLive video streams. Now we are bringing you a different inside look, with our new show, Live In The Labyrinth! . . . read article

September 18, 2019:
What do you get when you cross a kid's imagination with superheroes, police, and an older brother who is a talented artist? Axe Cop! And what do you get when you cross that with the original game of killing monsters and taking their stuff? Munchkin Axe Cop! . . . read article

September 19, 2019:
Deadly Doodles was our smash hit at Gen Con last month and we've already ordered its second printing (expected to reach our primary warehouse in early December). At every event where we taught the game this year, the one question we were asked over and over (after "when is this coming out?") was: "Will there be more maps?" Yes! . . . read article

September 20, 2019:
Earlier this year, in response to a Kickstarter challenge, we did a little zine for The Fantasy Trip. We called it Hexagram (silly play on words – my favorite kind) . . . read article

September 21, 2019:
Last week, we gave you a rough idea of the cost of the upcoming Kickstarter campaign. The numbers in that post are estimates, and may change, and do not include add-on costs.  Today, we're ready to announce the tentative launch and end dates for the Car Wars Sixth Edition campaign on Kickstarter . . . read article

September 22, 2019:
While it is not the official Steve Jackson Games Facebook page (found here), we've been happy to watch as the public TFT group on Facebook continues to attract new members – over 1,000 users so far! And with posts about the latest official releases, house rules, play sessions, and much more, there's a lot in the group for new and old fans of The Fantasy Trip.  Please note that the Facebook group in no way replaces the official forums . . . read article

September 23, 2019:
Hello, Munchkin fans! I apologize for not having a Munchkin Musings in August . . . read article

September 24, 2019:
We're expanding the Deadly Doodles game with three more dungeons . . . and maybe more if the stretch goals are unlocked! Our top game at Gen Con, Deadly Doodles is a draw 'n' draw game where you and your friends enter the dungeon in search of loot . . . read article

September 25, 2019:
FnordCon 2 is officially on, bigger and better! • It will be a full 3-day event this time – April 3-5, 2020 – at the same low $40 price. • It will be in a real hotel this time – the Omni, a very nice place with good guest rooms, a nice restaurant, and lots of gaming space. • There will be even more Swag, with a special extra package for those who book rooms at the Omni. • And our Guest of Honor will be none other than . . . JOHN KOVALIC! . . . read article

September 26, 2019:
I strongly encourage anyone who likes fun to check this one out. Steve Jackson Games has always been more than just Munchkin and this game is a real stand out for them!" Thank you to reviewer Benny Sperling at The Inquisitive Meeple for taking the time to review Deadly Doodles, our new draw 'n' draw family game that was released to stores last month . . . read article

September 27, 2019:
Four different campaigns – The Fantasy Trip Adventures, Bag of Bags, Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2, and Three Munchkin Mini-Expansions – reached Austin the end of August and we started shipping packages as soon as we could. At the moment, only the three mini-expansions campaign has not started shipping; the three other projects are mailing out every day . . . read article

September 28, 2019:
GURPS players and GMs! In celebration of 33 years of GURPS, we are offering almost the entire catalog of GURPS PDFs at 33% off until October 4th! . . . read article

September 29, 2019:
By now, it should go without saying that work continues on Car Wars Sixth Edition. We've invested tens of thousands of dollars – as well as several years – into the creation of the new edition of our '80s hit tabletop game, and every step of the way has been guided by the desire to produce a fun, fast-playing game that can survive beyond the excitement of Kickstarter . . . read article

September 30, 2019:
Today is the last day to preorder Munchkin Pathfinder 3 at the special Kickstarter bundle deal of $25 for Munchkin Pathfinder 3, the Munchkin Pathfinder Kill-O-Meter, and a bonus: Munchkin Pathfinder Goblin Dice! We've made this special preorder package available for those of you outside of the United States who were unable to participate in last month's Kickstarter campaign, and for any of you who simply missed out on the project . . . read article

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