Daily Illuminator Archive for December 2008

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December 1, 2008:
If you liked Sean Punch's Dungeon Fantasy series, we've got a treat for you. Jason Levine (GURPS Creatures of the Night series) has penned GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 5: Allies . . . read article

December 2, 2008:
In the vein of the missile silos we've seen for sale over the past couple years, about 77,000 square feet of London Underground tunnels are for sale. They were built as air raid shelters in the 40's, and have been used by spies, telephone operators, and librarians during the Cold War . . . read article

December 3, 2008:
When you're trying something new, not every attempt will work out. For glow in the dark pawns, we had our share of duds . . . read article

December 4, 2008:
Ever been so close to something you can taste it, but you're not quite there? That's how we've felt about The Vorkosigan Saga Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game . . . read article

December 5, 2008:
The cutting edge of security is now made of Lego. They say you can keep all your valuables protected inside this safe because it has billions of combinations and an alarm-equipped motion sensor . . . read article

December 6, 2008:
In the past, Comics & Games Retailer had compiled sales data from the hobby games industry into a monthly ranking. Now that their focus has shifted exclusively to comics, industry website ICv2 has picked up the torch . . . read article

December 7, 2008:
The Christmas Chibithulhus have arrived! They're just as cuddly and filled with holiday spirit as their picture would lead you to believe . . . read article

December 8, 2008:
Last week was a busy one for e23, with not one, not two, but three new releases! First up, David Pulver (Spaceships, Ultra-Tech) has given us a look into the island of necromancers known as Abydos, in GURPS Banestorm: Abydos . . . read article

December 9, 2008:
Given the nature of the season, many of us will be doing things at the last minute. To aid in this planned procrastination, here's our schedule for the rest of the year: December 19. Winter Game Day . . . read article

December 10, 2008:
The latest print run of SPANC has arrived, to the joy of many. If you missed out on a copy of the first printing, this is good news . . . read article

December 11, 2008:
Over the years, Warehouse 23 has released many, many different shirts. Some sold well, and those remain available on Warehouse 23 . . . read article

December 12, 2008:
Munchkin Booty 2 - Jump the Shark Jump the Shark . . . or you're fish food! Return to the high seas for more Munchkin Booty action . . . read article

December 13, 2008:
We've been hinting at how good Frag Gold Edition looks and feels. Earlier in the week, the prototype showed up from the printer, and now we can show you, in living color . . . read article

December 14, 2008:
Matt Drake is a pleasant guy to chat with, as I did at BoardGameGeekCon last month. And now he's reviewed Munchkin on his Drake's Flames review blog . . . read article

December 15, 2008:
It's the second week in a row for three releases from e23. That would explain the late nights Fox puts in, lining all those little 1's and 0's up . . . read article

December 16, 2008:
The annual OgreCave Christmas List was posted a few weeks ago. I read their lists each year because every now and then the guys mention a product that I happened to miss (it's rare, since I spend so much time staring at the industry in general, but it happens) . . . read article

December 17, 2008:
This Friday (December 19) is our Winter Game Day. Yay! . . . read article

December 18, 2008:
The Ogres added another entry to their annual Christmas list, this time giving us their suggestions for a dozen boxed games. I'm happy to report that Munchkin Quest made it onto the list . . . read article

December 19, 2008:
Holiday Shipping The holidays are fast approaching, and will be upon us quicker than you can say "Surprise Round." As you might expect, we are getting a lot of questions about shipping deadlines. Seems people are concerned about when their order needs to ship in order for their presently purchases to arrive in time for National Gift-Giving Day . . . read article

December 20, 2008:
You need to decorate your tree and we've got these ornaments. Convenient, isn't it? . . . read article

December 21, 2008:
Bibliographies can give the reader insight into what works influenced the author, as well as further reading on the topic. For GURPS books, these lists can include anything from reference tomes to comic books . . . read article

December 22, 2008:
With the holidays, last Thursday marks the final e23 upload of the year. And it's a doozy! . . . read article

December 23, 2008:
As glad as we are that you're reading the Daily Illuminator each morning (or evening, or whenever), we do occasionally have news that's a bit more specifically Munchkin-related. Sometimes we post about it in more detail on the Munchkin forums than we do here, and sometimes we announce something there a few days before we have space for it here . . . read article

December 24, 2008:
I love cookies. And I love Munchkin . . . read article

December 25, 2008:
The office is closed today. Really, no kidding, closed . . . read article

December 26, 2008:
You've got your copy of Munchkin Quest. You've got a couple of extra days off for the holidays . . . read article

December 27, 2008:
As reported earlier, Chibithulhus grow on trees. And when cold weather strikes, the fruit is very small . . . read article

December 28, 2008:
Like the recently reprinted SPANC, Burn In Hell – our favorite game of burning souls – was a victim of "too many good games." It sold through the first print run just fine, but we couldn't find the spare moment to pull together the reprint. Until now . . . read article

December 29, 2008:
If you're anything at all like me – and for the sake of your friends, I hope that you're not – then you spend a lot of time writing. E-mails, forum posts, blog posts, and memos – and even some game writing – fill my days with words . . . read article

December 30, 2008:
Every so often, fans want to stop by and look around our warehouse. We tend to discourage this: There's no wacky factory, stacks of boxes aren't all that interesting, and tall shelves can be dangerous if you're not careful . . . read article

December 31, 2008:
To join the chorus of "Celebrate Responsibly" and "Designate a Driver" messages, we'll remind everyone to stay safe this New Year's Eve. And if you need something to do between the start of the party and midnight, may we suggest a game? . . . read article

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