Daily Illuminator Archive for December 2022

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December 1, 2022:
Munchkin Digital from Dire Wolf Digital launches in Early Access on Steam today! This precedes the future release on iOS and Android, but they're coming! . . . read article

December 2, 2022:
Our Warehouse 23 team has been phenomenal this year, taking several Kickstarter campaigns through the fulfillment process quickly and without trouble. It is only their efforts that have allowed us to move through so many projects much, much faster than originally planned . . . read article

December 3, 2022:
Drop the confetti; our Munchkin Cosplay Contest has come to a close, and we had some amazing entrants! We've featured some of our favorites here, but we first want to thank everyone who entered . . . read article

December 4, 2022:
The end of the year is coming fast, and in celebration of the holiday season we're running a special sale on games, accessories, and expansions at our online store, Warehouse 23. With discounts on select dice and dice sets, Car Wars titles, Pocket Box games and expansions, and The Fantasy Trip, there's a little something for everyone on your Christmas shopping list.  Visit Warehouse 23 today to take advantage of the holiday sale . . . read article

December 5, 2022:
As the holidays approach and you look for gift ideas, please allow us to make a suggestion: give your friends a Steve Jackson Games shirt this year!  Available at our Redbubble shop, the designs include classic Munchkin shirts, work by Phil Foglio, and even a few different eye-in-the-pyramid shirts.  There are several designs available, with more added as our team finds the time. If there's an out-of-print Steve Jackson Games t-shirt design that you would like to see offered at our Redbubble store, please post a comment on our forums and we'll consider your request as we invest more time in loading shirts to the site . . . read article

December 6, 2022:
To the best of my knowledge, there is no way to predict the future in what we think of as the Real World. Game worlds are not so limited . . . read article

December 7, 2022:
This experiment in 3D printable STL files for use with Car Wars and other autocombat games has gone quite well, and today is your last chance to join the Kickstarter campaign and take advantage of the project savings. Supporters have unlocked several stretch goals, and we're at work preparing the files for release to the backers in early 2023 . . . read article

December 8, 2022:
For over 20 years, Munchkin has been bringing friends and family closer together . . . close enough to stab each in the backs and claim the treasures. This holiday season, give yourself the gift of victory by introducing those in your life to one of our many different Munchkin stand-alone games . . . read article

December 9, 2022:
The anticipated Car Wars Sixth Edition Core Set is joining the family of titles hitting local game stores now, just in time for the holidays! This jumbo box of goodies contains more than enough for four autoduellists, including 12 car miniatures, bases, four dashboards, and over 200 upgrade cards . . . read article

December 10, 2022:
As the holidays approach, many of us are seeking those perfect gifts for our friends and family. As you track down the best present imaginable, please don't forget that you'll also want an assortment of stocking stuffers to serve as an appetizer before the main course . . . read article

December 11, 2022:
It has been quite some time since we shared the top sellers list for a full month, so let's take a look at the latest numbers to land on my lap. No surprise at all that the top four slots are evergreen sellers since fourth quarter is the time for holiday sales . . . read article

December 12, 2022:
It's that time of year . . . the time when I try to sell you stuff with a line about "stocking stuffers." So, cutting to the chase . . . what have we got with a Christmas theme? Bad Christmas – This is brand new . . . the traditional office game of "Dirty Santa," executed as a card game, with art by Greg Hyland. Very quick, very silly . . . read article

December 13, 2022:
I suppose the only thing worse than the state of shipping for the past couple of years is the state of holiday shipping! It's very hard to estimate how long it will take for a package to arrive at its destination, so we're putting some deadlines out there to help you do what you want to do! Thursday, December 15 – Last day to order from W23 (11:59 Central) that we believe your packages will arrive at their stateside destination before December 25 . . . read article

December 14, 2022:
The folks at SAHM Reviews have been kind enough to feature many of our games on their various gift lists this holiday season! During this time of year, SAHM is one of the best resources for what's new in the gaming industry, and they break the games up into useful categories for gift-giving assistance . . . read article

December 15, 2022:
Just in time for Christmas, our Munchkin Gift Pack has been restocked on our webstore, Warehouse 23! This three-pack of games features some hard-to-find favorites: Munchkin Grimm Tidings, Munchkin Spell Skool, and Munchkin Lite . . . read article

December 16, 2022:
Filler games, long a staple in the collections of many gamers, are those titles that are light enough -- and fast enough! -- to serve as entertainment before the main event. Are you and your friends getting together for a night of Dungeons & Dragons, but one or two players are running late? . . . read article

December 17, 2022:
The new Eye of Horus d6 Dice Set has shipped and is available right now at your favorite local game store! These new dice shipped to our distribution partners in August and can be found in game stores worldwide . . . read article

December 18, 2022:
Check out a session of GURPS in the Middle Ages, courtesy of the Game Garage. Living is hard, dying is easy . . . read article

December 19, 2022:
The thorny gates of The Rose Labyrinth open today, and you're invited to explore its mysterious paths on Kickstarter! Our newest project for The Fantasy Trip features vibrant map boards featuring the labyrinth, scenarios to use it in your games, and over 100 double-sided tokens representing monsters, obstacles, and much more . . . read article

December 20, 2022:
The final countdown is upon us! I hope you have all of your gifts purchased and wrapped and all of your little munchkins in a row . . . read article

December 21, 2022:
When zombies started to become A Big Thing, rather than merely a Thing, I wanted to do a zombie game. I quickly got to a couple of different prototypes . . . read article

December 22, 2022:
Munchkin Witches was wicked successful on Kickstarter, but if you missed out, you can still pre-order on Backerkit through January 9!   This 30-card mini-expansion features the incredible art of Len Peralta (the artist behind Munchkin Clowns, Apocalypse Guest Artist Edition, and more)! It gives players enough cards to add some spooky spellcasting to a game of Munchkin, plus a number of monsters, Items, and other cards to make your witches feel right at home . . . read article

December 23, 2022:
We're only days from the big event when many across the U.S. will settle down with their friends and families for laughter, meals, and the traditional gift exchange. If you still need to find presents for those gamers in your life, we recommend visiting your favorite local game store today! . . . read article

December 24, 2022:
It 's Christmas Eve, which means that we're all effectively out of time for our holiday shopping. If there's a gamer in your life and you still need to grab them something special, our Warehouse 23 gift certificates are available and ready to be delivered within moments . . . read article

December 25, 2022:
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from the team here at Steve Jackson Games! . . . read article

December 26, 2022:
Eric has been with Steve Jackson Games for more than 10 years, wearing so many hats we don't know how he balances them all! He's currently our Events Coordinator as well as our Building and Safety Manager . . . read article

December 27, 2022:
We're running a dice pre-order store at BackerKit, and you're almost out of time to take advantage of the offers. !n addition to several new dice designs – including Munchkin polyhedral dice sets and the giant Bad Luck Die  – we're also offering many older dice, accessories, and dice games as a part of the store.  Please click through to visit the pre-order store today and take advantage of these offers. Many of these dice will be available again later, at our online store and your favorite local game store . . . read article

December 28, 2022:
Would you like to receive information on new games, special events, and important news? Subscribe to our newsletter and you will start receiving a few emails every month where we highlight the latest games and expansions, and (at times) direct you to our crowdfunding campaigns. The newsletter is just one way to stay in touch with us . . . read article

December 29, 2022:
The Fantasy Trip is featured in a new Bundle of Holding, available now until January 9! We've partnered with Bundle of Holding to support the Diana Jones Emerging Designer Program, helping up-and-coming designers on their journey in the gaming industry . . . read article

December 30, 2022:
Included in our current dice preorder store at BackerKit is this massive Bad Luck Die. Shown alongside a few 16mm dice, you can see that the Bad Luck Die is a chonky chunk of plastic death that's sure to inflict terrible luck on the heroes.  The Bad Luck Die features 13 bad luck icons . . . twice! . . . read article

December 31, 2022:
The fine folks at Dire Wolf have released their most recent Munchkin Digital patch notes, and they've made a few improvements that players have requested as well as some bug fixes. Some of the major changes and additions:  You can now disable the timer . . . read article

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