Daily Illuminator Archive for June 2018

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June 1, 2018:
Fans of the Munchkin Collectible Card Game have been on pins and needles, anticipating the first expansion, but the wait is over: The Desolation of Blarg is in stores now! This 124-card expansion features new cards for each class, and new themes around which to build your decks . . . read article

June 2, 2018:
We decided Christmas was way too much fun to only have once a year, so we're running a Kickstarter for Munchkin Christmas in July, a special present from Santa Munchkin to you! The campaign ends June 4, so you don't have a lot of time to add your name to our Nice List . . . read article

June 3, 2018:
Bigelow Aerospace has its fingers in some government pies, but while a lot of conspiracy theorists concentrate on its supposed ties to alien technology and the physics-bending facets thereof, somehow the suggestion came to pass that there was a lot of incidental information to be had about poltergeist activity and cryptids. Depending on which way you view the claims, either Bigelow found a novel means of using humans as part of the machinery to identify and figure out UFOs, or it took the government for a lot of money . . . read article

June 4, 2018:
Our celebration of summer Christmas concludes today at 5 p.m. Central time when the Munchkin Christmas in July Kickstarter ends . . . read article

June 5, 2018:
We have received the first Fantasy Trip inks from Liz Danforth – here are a few to look at. I hope you feel, as I do, that she's still true to the style and spirit of the counters she drew for Melee, 40 years ago . . . read article

June 6, 2018:
We're down to the final days before the start of the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, and the team is making last-minute adjustments to all our planned events. What do we have prepared for the convention next week? . . . read article

June 7, 2018:
It's been an exciting year so far in the GURPS realm, so we thought it'd be a good opportunity to check out what PDFs have been selling on Warehouse 23. So, without further ado, here are the top 10 best-selling GURPS PDFs for April: GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Setting: Caverntown Pyramid #3/114: Mind Over Magic Pyramid #3/113: Dungeon Fantasies Dungeon Fantasy Magic Items Pyramid #3/112: Action II GURPS Basic Set: Characters and Campaigns Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game GURPS GM's Screen GURPS Basic Set: Characters GURPS After the End 1: Wastelanders So, it looks like a bumper month for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy and the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game . . . read article

June 8, 2018:
Munchkin fans, have you been in search of a bargain? You're in luck! . . . read article

June 9, 2018:
Brandon Moore (Ogre: Objective 218, Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game, Dungeon Fantasy Companion) created a great cover for TFT: Wizard. Here it is. He's working now on the Melee cover; we hope to be showing that soon . . . read article

June 10, 2018:
We just flew back to the good old U.S. of A., and boy are our wings tired! *crickets*  Anyway, on to the convention: UK Games Expo was a rousing success! So many gamers came by to get a taste of the Munchkin Collectible Card Game and walked away with the game and some of our new promos . . . read article

June 11, 2018:
As the Kickstarter campaign for Triplanetary comes to a close, with rewards shipping out to project backers over the next week or two, we've opened preorders for the game on Warehouse 23. This 1973 sci-fi classic, last published in the early '80s, is one of many retro-style games we've got in the works these days, and we continue to learn lessons from Kickstarter to make each project better than the last . . . read article

June 12, 2018:
We're getting pumped for one of the biggest shows of the year – Origins Game Fair! The convention runs June 13-17, and we're spending every day of that gaming with fans . . . read article

June 13, 2018:
On July 23, we will launch a Kickstarter for a big box of Fantasy Trip goodies. The Legacy Edition will contain, not the traditional three books of an old-school RPG, but two complete games and one fat book . . . read article

June 14, 2018:
Wander over to a local game store participating in Free RPG Day this Saturday, June 16, to pick up the free Munchkin Collectible Card Game promo: the Tardigrade Wanderer! This miniscule hero is perfect for drafting, or just using for fun in your constructed Munchkin CCG deck . . . read article

June 15, 2018:
The team is at Origins today, teaching The Fantasy Trip, Triplanetary, the Munchkin Collectible Card Game, and much more. With so many new (or, in some instances, new/old) games on display at the show, we wanted to direct your attention to preorder opportunities for some of these games . . . read article

June 16, 2018:
Get ready for summer1 in style, with a sale on all GURPS Classic PDF supplements. Shop now, and you'll get 23% off of all manner of beloved GURPS goodies . . . read article

June 17, 2018:
When you're a mage, sometimes you're up against a large enemy force . . . and taking care of it without getting your robe mussed has been tricky with the core GURPS Magic system. Fortunately, our own galactic GURPS giant Sean Punch is here with the perfect solution to the problem . . . read article

June 18, 2018:
Starting now, and going for the next few months as we run up to the TFT Kickstarter and its (hopefully) glorious course, I'm going to post weekly tidbits of new material on the TFT website. And I'll continue after we send the set to print . . . read article

June 19, 2018:
We mentioned a few days ago about the GURPS Classic summer sale, where we're offering an illuminated 23% off the amazing Third Edition PDF supplements on Warehouse 23 (or DriveThruRPG if you prefer). As a reminder, that sale ends June 22 . . . read article

June 20, 2018:
As I write this, summer has officially hit Austin. (The calendar disagrees, but I can read a thermometer . . .) . . . read article

June 21, 2018:
We took a trip to Origins last weekend; specifically, we took The Fantasy Trip! Steve Jackson refereed a game (using a 1977 copy!) with lucky attendees at our room, and folks had a blast beating each other up . . . read article

June 22, 2018:
We released The Desolation of Blarg – the first expansion to the Munchkin Collectible Card Game – late last month and we've already sold through its first printing. We thought we had produced enough booster displays to last until the second printing reaches our warehouse, but sales are showing that we were wrong . . . read article

June 23, 2018:
LibertyCon is always a fun place to visit, and I'll be back next weekend with Conspiracy Theory (fresh from the printer), Fantasy Trip stuff, and a couple of new things to playtest. We'll also auction off a Munchkin card for charity . . . read article

June 24, 2018:
Do you like monsters? Really like monsters? Then you need an atlas of them! . . . read article

June 25, 2018:
I rarely give anything like a straight answer. But now the truth can be told: I get some of them at the Farmers' Market in Madison, Wisconsin . . . read article

June 26, 2018:
That was fast. Last week, we posted the Ogre Playmat M1 – a 24" x 24" fabric playmat with rubber backing – to Warehouse 23 for preorder . . . read article

June 27, 2018:
Our annual Munchkin Tavern is taking place at Gen Con 2018 (August 2-4) at Tavern On South, and we've got a lot of limited-edition swag to celebrate!  Which is great for folks who can make it, but if you can't, fear not! We've got some extra Tavern swag for folks stuck at home, but quantities are limited . . . read article

June 28, 2018:
We announced the start date at Origins, but for those of you who missed out, here it is: July 23 will be the launch for our campaign to return The Fantasy Trip to the world of roleplaying. The basic box will include Melee, Wizard, In The Labyrinth (160 pages), and Tollenkar's Lair (with color map) . . . read article

June 29, 2018:
We learned yesterday afternoon that Harlan Ellison had died. HE would have eschewed such circumlocutions as "passed away," probably with a string of profanity, and with a mordant essay on why the best way not to fear death is to celebrate and cling to life like nothing else matters . . . read article

June 30, 2018:
In what has become a yearly tradition, the Munchkin LEGO board made its annual appearance at Brickworld in Chicago.  High bidders in the auction got a chance to play in one of four available seats against SJ Games Events Director Guy "friend to all Tentacles" Himber (check out his latest issue of BrickJournal where he revisits the retro-awesome world of Steampunk and LEGO!).   Game Highlights 1. A reappearance of the card The Last Laugh occurred early in the game (fans may recall that Steve Jackson himself won with this card at the event three years ago).   2 . . . read article

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