Daily Illuminator Archive for February 2015

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February 1, 2015:
Transhuman Space: Changing Times brought the fantastic world of Transhuman Space to GURPS Fourth Edition, with rules, guidelines, and setting insight. The upgrade mission continued with Transhuman Space: Shell-Tech, with Fourth Edition info for cybershells and bioshells . . . read article

February 2, 2015:
We got a chance to ask Katie Cook, illustrator for Munchkin Love Shark Baby, some questions. Here's what she had to say! Who are you, and what do you do? I'm Katie Cook! . . . read article

February 3, 2015:
I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn, and a king." (Frank Sinatra, "That's Life") Just kidding. I ran into a few, um, problems when I tried to be the king . . . read article

February 4, 2015:
Did you miss out on getting a copy of Car Wars Classic when we had it? Good news! . . . read article

February 5, 2015:
Our own Robert Hood spotted quite a few of our games populating the shelves at Books-a-Million! . . . read article

February 6, 2015:
Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft felt the most merciful thing in the world was that men couldn't correlate its contents . . . read article

February 7, 2015:
I just want to call everyone's attention to this search query I ran on Forbes.com, for "dungeons & dragons". There are quite a few articles in that list about D&D, aren't there? . . . read article

February 8, 2015:
Do you miss the Munchkin Box of Holding? I've got good news for you! . . . read article

February 9, 2015:
This year New York Toy Fair runs from February 14 through February 17, and I'm loaded with all of the tools necessary to sit in sales meetings and show the upcoming new games including . . . well, I guess I really can't say much about the new games since they're unannounced at this time. I can happily report, though, that Munchkin Steampunk is just one new core set planned for 2015, and part of what I'll be discussing with buyers are the 2016 Munchkin plans . . . read article

February 10, 2015:
Are you visiting Munchkin World NYC this Valentine's Day weekend? And, like any true Munchkin, do you want loot?! . . . read article

February 11, 2015:
Will you be there? . . . read article

February 12, 2015:
I hope you're in New Jersey today, because that's where Steve Jackson is. Here's where he'll be today: 4:00-5:30 p.m.: Elite Battlegrounds. 299 Rt. 22 East, Green Brook , NJ 08812. 6:00-7:30 p.m.: The Only Game In Town. 211 West Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. 8:00-9:30 p.m.: The Fallout Shelter Comics, Games, and Collectibles. 320 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904 . . . read article

February 13, 2015:
We're hoping to see lots of happy munchkins at Munchkin World NYC this weekend! If you're in the area, come on by, even just to say howdy -- we're looking forward to meeting you! . . . read article

February 14, 2015:
Geek & Sundry's favorite comics blogger, Amy Dallen, said some very nice things about the first issue of the Munchkin comic book from our pals at Boom! Studios . . . read article

February 15, 2015:
We have a bunch of reprints coming out in June of various Munchkin expansion packs, as well as some new stuff. A thing to note about all of the expansion reprints: they have updated colors! . . . read article

February 16, 2015:
Those of you who backed the Kickstarter for Storium a while back might remember that they announced a stretch goal that we'd create a Storium world based on In Nomine. You might also remember that that stretch goal was funded . . . read article

February 17, 2015:
We are thrilled to announce the next release of Ogre Designer's Edition Nightfall counter sheets into the wild! Okay, so maybe these sponsored counter sheets' sleek black designs and faintly menacing look make us a little nervous about what they're up to… but we are still thrilled to let our players know you can now purchase these distinctly gorgeous and deadly Ogres at Warehouse 23! . . . read article

February 18, 2015:
When fighting the forces of evil, there's often one burning question for those locked in mortal combat: "What do I get out of this if I survive?" The latest issue of Pyramid offers some answers in that regard, with the collection of rewards contained within Pyramid #3/75: Hero's Jackpot. It's dedicated to a myriad of genres, from fantasy to space opera to horror and more . . . read article

February 19, 2015:
Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch's video studio Rocket Jump is responsible for some memorable content. For example, remember commercials from the 90s? . . . read article

February 20, 2015:
I'm about to make a surprise appearance. A SURPRISE TO ME, TOO! . . . read article

February 21, 2015:
We'll be there! Will you? . . . read article

February 22, 2015:
If there are two things that gamers need to play RPGs, it's pencils and dice. This Kickstarter has cleverly combined these two things into a single multi-purpose item: a pencil with die pips on each side, so that you can roll the pencil and get a d6 result . . . read article

February 23, 2015:
The GAMA Trade Show is next month in Las Vegas, and I'll be attending the show with Ross and talking deals, working secrets, and generally doing my best to remain hidden and productive. I've found the show to be most useful when I focus most of my energy on talking with other publishers, but there's no way that we could not take a little time to chat with the retailers and share our plans for the rest of the year . . . read article

February 24, 2015:
I will be a guest at Chi-Fi on March 19-22. Their motto is "Celebrate Geekdom." That works for me . . . read article

February 25, 2015:
The second issue of the Munchkin comic drops very soon! We got our copies, and boy are they pretty . . . read article

February 26, 2015:
Do you want to permanently mark your body with Munchkin art for an in-game benefit? No? . . . read article

February 27, 2015:
I've been in the Marketing Department at SJ Games for around a year and a half now, and I've been enjoying myself quite a bit. Apparently I was also busy impressing folks, because they just promoted me to Marketing Director! . . . read article

February 28, 2015:
As the Munchkin comic deal with Boom! Studios became a real thing, one of the writers' names hit me like a +5 Electric Radioactive Acid Potion: Tom Siddell. Tom Siddell! I know that name . . . as the artist and author behind Gunnerkrigg Court, which has been on my "Read as soon as it updates!" webcomic list for years and years . . . read article

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