Daily Illuminator Archive for February 2021

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February 1, 2021:
Last year was a rough one for everyone, and Warehouse 23 was no exception. While we aren't 100% back to normal (we had to change a few things around here and then were closed for a while due to the pandemic), we will continue to offer our great games! . . . read article

February 2, 2021:
As a part of our BackerKit pre-order store loaded with dice and accessories, we've got a new Munchkin release: the Dice Tray of Desperate Terror! This neoprene flat sheet includes snaps at the corner that, when you pop them together, converts the sheet into a handy dice tray to capture your wilder dice throws . . . read article

February 3, 2021:
But it was also a year of growth with new equipment, a new studio, and learning to make higher quality streams.  We're carrying that momentum into 2021 with our weekly #SJGamesLive streams every Thursday at 2:00 PM CST! Tune in for our weekly streams and check out what's new in Warehouse 23, previews of our upcoming projects, or even special holiday themed streams . . . read article

February 4, 2021:
The Warehouse 23 Valentine's Day Sale is on now, with a bouquet of deals you'll love! Discounts on some of the most adorable products featuring art by Katie Cook, plus freebies at various spending levels . . . read article

February 5, 2021:
This seems like such a good and simple idea. Why has nobody done it before? . . . read article

February 6, 2021:
A bit of history: Several years ago, Archangel Studios published a great little game based on Sergio Aragones' Groo the Barbarian. We bought the system rights to that game, with the understanding that the Groo license itself was separate and had to come from Sergio . . . read article

February 7, 2021:
It turns out that 2021 is a multiple anniversary year. We'll have more to say about these, but just to count them off: • It's the 40th anniversary of Car Wars. (And there will be a Car Wars status report very soon.) • It's the 35th anniversary of GURPS . . . read article

February 8, 2021:
Mark and I both thank everyone who contacted either of us about this. Problem - whatever it was, probably a computer thing - solved!! . . . read article

February 9, 2021:
Did you miss the Pocket Box campaign? Have you been looking to replace your 1980s Ogre collection? . . . read article

February 10, 2021:
The cold months are here, making it the perfect time to add our two new puzzles to your home's entertainment library. Both the Illuminati 1,000 Piece Puzzle and Kitten Adventurers 500 Piece Puzzle are available today at Warehouse 23 or your favorite local game store . . . read article

February 11, 2021:
Our GURPS On Demand program starts 2021 strong with the release of GURPS Y2K. For those of you who remember the Y2K scare back in the late nineties, this is a snapshot glimpse of a different world . . . read article

February 12, 2021:
In 2020, Kickstarter was a significant percentage of our overall revenue. (I've been working on our annual stakeholders' report around other tasks . . . read article

February 13, 2021:
Flott's Miscellany, Volume 2 is being Kickstarted. The very words should breathe excitement into the most jaded ear . . . read article

February 14, 2021:
We created a set of new coasters as part of the Random Fun Generator project last year, one each for the Gelatinous, Texas Roll 'Em, and Zombie Dice games. These are game aids for use with those three games and the set of three is available now at our online store, Warehouse 23 . . . read article

February 15, 2021:
Oh no, there goes Tokyo! June brings a medley of mythical monsters to Munchkin! Munchkin Apocalypse: Kaiju Coming to a city near you . . .   What's better than monsters? . . . read article

February 16, 2021:
The object of this contest was to create a scenario that worked on an existing Ogre playmat. Our thanks to everyone who entered; I judged these myself, and enjoyed the job! . . . read article

February 17, 2021:
The object of this contest was to create a scenario to play on an existing TFT playmat. This one drew a lot of interest . . . read article

February 18, 2021:
Kickstarter's annual Zine Quest event is happening this month, and Steve Jackson Games is joining in the fun next week with the Illuminated Manuscript. This 24-page zine collects web articles, 1987/1988 newsletter info, and some unpublished articles between two covers . . . read article

February 19, 2021:
As we mentioned yesterday, we're participating in the Zine Quest event at Kickstarter with the Illuminated Manuscript, a collection of web articles and unpublished material. The Illuminated Manuscript isn't alone, though, as we have something a little unusual and very special that will be offered in the campaign . . . read article

February 20, 2021:
Most of us were (and still are) massively inconvenienced by the storm that hit Texas, but everyone seems to be basically okay. Thanks to all of you who checked on us! . . . read article

February 21, 2021:
Allen Varney advises us that Dave Nalle is dead of COVID-19. Dave was a game designer (Ysgarth), publisher (Ragnarok Press), font designer (Windlass, which we used for Munchkin, among many others) and libertarian gadfly . . . read article

February 22, 2021:
Not one, not two, but four Munchkin expansions make their return to print this June, as well as one of our most popular dice bags! Get stocked up for the dragon days of summer. Munchkin Booty Sail the seven seas . . . read article

February 23, 2021:
Now on Kickstarter, we have a single campaign for two different zines! Illuminated Manuscript. A collection of web articles, unpublished material, and text from our retailer newsletter from 1987 and 1988, this small zine is a grab bag of random fun for your reading pleasure! One of the things we miss most about magazines and newsletters is the ability to hold the work in our hands, and Illuminated Manuscript brings some of our web articles to print for the very first time. 1976 Ogre Playtest Booklet. First published in 1977, Ogre is Steve's first game and it has been through several editions over the last four decades . . . read article

February 24, 2021:
Gaming Ballistic launched their third Kickstarter providing support for The Fantasy Trip on Friday, February 19. The campaign launched with three volumes: Character Collections 1: Experienced Adventurers provides 20 ready-to-use adventurers of various point values. Character Collections 2: Rookies contains 40 starting characters ranging from 30-33 points. Character Collections 3: Bandits and Outlaws ambushes you with 72 unsavory individuals . . . or perhaps they're just misunderstood? . . . read article

February 25, 2021:
We launched the Illuminated Manuscript and 1976 Ogre Playtest Booklet campaign on Kickstarter earlier this week and now, just a few days later, we're entering the project's final hours! The campaign has already unlocked several stretch goals and is set to close successfully tomorrow, but right now we're turning our attention to two items that will interest many Munchkin players . . . read article

February 26, 2021:
It's hitting upwards of 70 degrees in Austin this week, so it's a bit unreal that just seven days ago it was single digits and our power grid was failing. We're fortunate to have come out the other side, and while much of the team was affected by power and water outages (myself included), we were still able to get a Kickstarter project launched and keep the wheels turning.  Despite all that, we're definitely some of the lucky ones, and many people were not as lucky . . . read article

February 27, 2021:
If you stan Temeraire, saw either Eragon or Dragonheart in theaters despite critics' wise warnings, cried more for Viserion than Daenerys, then January 16th Appreciate a Dragon Day did not go unmarked on your calendar. Did you get a chance to share your love of wyrms, wyverns, Nightfuries & other majestic scaled "monsters" with others this year? . . . read article

February 28, 2021:
It's been a cold February, but we had a few releases this month that will warm your heart!  Deluxe Dice Bag: Happy Faeries Now with 100% more magic.    Carry your dice in style using this large, satin-lined dice bag! Featuring custom art that perfectly accents any tabletop game, this whimsical dice bag with a silver lining will bring you luck at next game night . . . read article

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