Daily Illuminator Archive for June 2014

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June 1, 2014:
As gamers, we're always looking for ways to help get new people into the hobby. Getting kids to play is super-important, not just because play is good for kids, but because it's a way to ensure our hobby has a generational cycle . . . read article

June 2, 2014:
As we've said before, we've made some minor cosmetic changes to the core Munchkin games over the last year or so in order to hold costs down so we don't have to raise the price of the game. If you missed the earlier Daily Illuminator posts that spell out the specifics, here they are: March 30, 2013: Munchkin: Drawing The Line At $24.95 February 21, 2014: Munchkin: $24.95 And Holding Firm! . . . read article

June 3, 2014:
We're pleased to announce that Castellan won the award for Best Abstract Game at the 2014 UK Games Expo! . . . read article

June 4, 2014:
As we recently announced, we have partnered with Alderac Entertainment Group to meld the fantastic Love Letter and Munchkin juggernaut into a single treasure-snatching card game that you will want in your pocket: Munchkin Loot Letter is on the way! I've gotta say that everyone on both teams really came together on this one . . . read article

June 5, 2014:
Just a reminder: we'll be at Origins next weekend! Not only that, but the Munchkin Tavern will be at Origins next weekend, so stop on by and play some games with us . . . read article

June 6, 2014:
How would you like to win a Munchkin Imaginary Friend (pictured to the right)? Well, it's time to put your Photoshop skills to the test! . . . read article

June 7, 2014:
If you haven't had the chance to get into Munchkin Zombies yet, or you'd like to get a set for a friend, we've partnered with our friends at Barnes and Noble to give you something cool: Munchkin Zombies Deluxe, which includes six colored zombie pawns and a Zombies-themed game board. Also, if you've already got Munchkin Zombies (thanks; you're awesome!) and you like the idea of a Zombies-themed board, keep an eye out for the upcoming Munchkin Board of Health -- it's got a Zombies-themed board on one side, and a Cthulhu-themed board on the other . . . read article

June 8, 2014:
Since we launched the new store, we've had some of the growing pains endemic to a site relaunch, and you've been great at bug reporting and letting us know about problems. We appreciate the help, thanks! . . . read article

June 9, 2014:
It's a big Lego event in Schaumberg, IL next weekend – June 11 through 15. I will be meeting with Guy Himber, sponsor of the already-successful Crazy Bricks project on Kickstarter . . . read article

June 10, 2014:
The creator of Adventure Time did something kind of awesome. I mean, besides letting us make Munchkin Adventure Time . . . read article

June 11, 2014:
Back in the mid-eighties, Kenner Toys melded the high concepts of G.I. Joe and Transformers into a single line, creating M.A.S.K. (see Wikipedia) . . . read article

June 12, 2014:
Do you want more Munchkin t-shirts? Then you're in luck! . . . read article

June 13, 2014:
Our indefatigable COO, Phil Reed, loves toys. They're like an addiction to him . . . read article

June 14, 2014:
Admit it. You know you've always wondered what the story is behind the games of Munchkin that you play . . . read article

June 15, 2014:
Do you like Munchkin? Do you like Smash Up, from AEG? . . . read article

June 16, 2014:
Not content with building amazing electric cars, Elon Musk has now challenged his competitors to match his game . . . by throwing the Tesla patent portfolio open. As he put it on the Tesla Motors blog, "Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology." He's doing this because he believes in electric vehicles, wants to see more of them, and is disappointed that the big carmakers haven't made a serious attempt to build really great electric cars . . . read article

June 17, 2014:
Of course you want the Official Bookmark of Munchkin Adventure Time! It's super algebraic. Well, now you can get it! . . . read article

June 18, 2014:
We at Steve Jackson Games love luchadors and dice. So, it should come as no surprise that we think Luchador! is kind of awesome . . . read article

June 19, 2014:
We've got some exciting stuff coming up in October! Car Wars Classic Drive Offensively! He triggered the rear guns once more. A direct hit! . . . read article

June 20, 2014:
Man, Origins was a lot of fun this year! We did a lot of cool stuff; here's some of it in no particular order . . . read article

June 21, 2014:
Guy Himber's "Munchkin Bricks" Kickstarter is rolling along very well - as I write this, it's over $42,000, almost three times the initial goal. But there's one very cool support level that nobody has chosen, and there are only a couple of days left! So I have upped the reward a bit . . . . . read article

June 22, 2014:
Why should good guys have all the fun? The latest issue of Pyramid looks at stuff that's designed for the more adversarial side of most gaming groups, with Pyramid #3/67: Tools of the Trade -- Villains . . . read article

June 23, 2014:
After Origins last week I spent one day at home before rushing out to Las Vegas for the Licensing Expo, a massive convention where licensors (people who own cool stuffs) and licensees (people who make cool stuffs) meet to work deals, trade stories, and generally plot global domination. This is the place to go if you want to discuss making awesome things using almost any character or brand on the planet . . . read article

June 24, 2014:
The Munchkin Bricks Kickstarter ends at 11am Central time today (Tuesday, for those of you who are reading this too late.) It's already magnificently overfunded, and we already have one taker on the $750 "add a new color" level . . . read article

June 25, 2014:
That's right folks, we're going to be closed starting on Friday, June 27th; we'll re-open on Monday, July 7th. The Warehouse will also be closed, so it might take a little while for your Warehouse 23 orders to ship if you place them in or around that time span . . . read article

June 26, 2014:
Howdy! As the Community Manager, I am here for you, the fans, critics, community leaders, or anyone else who enjoys gathering around a flat surface and moving small items over it . . . read article

June 27, 2014:
A while back the folks from BoardGameGeek asked us to do a Munchkin bookmark for them. We agreed, and this is the result! . . . read article

June 28, 2014:
We're a community of nerds. Let's just be honest about that . . . read article

June 29, 2014:
If you think natural magic is all druids and bunnies and glowing moss, you're in for quite a surprise, courtesy of Pyramid #3/68: Natural Magic. This issue's intersection of Gaia and glamour offers new GURPS Dungeon Fantasy lenses for the life-force wizard, elemental druid, and high druid from the quill of Sean Punch, as he takes you behind the scenes of his recently released GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 16: Wilderness Adventures . . . read article

June 30, 2014:
Are you going to be going to RTX? We will be! . . . read article

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