Daily Illuminator Archive for March 2018

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March 1, 2018:
There is now a web page for The Fantasy Trip, with a news column that even has a couple of entries in it. I'll update that from time to time, and add some new art when such exists . . . read article

March 2, 2018:
If you like playing Munchkin, you probably love treasure and cheating. Hey, no judgment here! . . . read article

March 3, 2018:
I'm at home today, catching up on chores and working on TFT. While sorting through old minis, I came across a little model of an obviously sorcerous mirror . . . read article

March 4, 2018:
Dr. M. Doreal has brought the truth and the light out in people . . . read article

March 5, 2018:
Emerald City Comic Con has come to a close, and as we return to Austin, it's time to reflect on what an awesome convention it was! We couldn't have planned a better event to celebrate the release of the Munchkin Collectible Card Game . . . read article

March 6, 2018:
Thank you to Lynn and Amy of The GameBoard in Sheboygan, WI, for all of their encouragement and support of the new Munchkin Collectible Card Game in their store. The GameBoard was kind enough to host one of our pre-release events earlier this year (report here), and now they're running a weekly league; gamers are getting together on Tuesdays at the store to compete against each other! . . . read article

March 7, 2018:
We know that you all have been anxiously awaiting an update about a certain spacefaring game, and we have one for you now . . . Munchkin Starfinder is once again in your orbit! Munchkin Starfinder will hit retail shelves in October 2018, so you'll be able to enjoy it during cozy game nights this fall! (Don't worry, Kickstarter backers – it is still on track to ship to you in May.) . . . read article

March 8, 2018:
Cowabunga, dudes! Munchkin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from IDW Games is out of the sewers and onto Kickstarter now! This new game features the Turtles, their allies, and their enemies, with art from legendary artist and TMNT creator Kevin Eastman . . . read article

March 9, 2018:
The biggest news of the last month was the overwhelming response to the release of the Munchkin Collectible Card Game. Thank you to everyone who attended a launch event, came to see us at Emerald City Comic Con (where we sold out halfway through the show!), or just talked about the game online . . . read article

March 10, 2018:
You may wish to view this finely crafted web page at which Sergio Segura interviews me for The Eckleburg Project, an arm of the Texas A&M university magazine. This was a fun interview . . . read article

March 11, 2018:
The meteor that took out the dinosaurs might not have acted alone. Turns out, throwing a 10-kilometer chunk of rock at Earth does more than throw dust into the atmosphere; it unleashes all manner of cascading failures and Terran disasters . . . read article

March 12, 2018:
We're back on the road again this week for the annual GAMA Trade Show. A Vegas fixture for many years, this is its first year at the Peppermill in Reno, NV.  If you don't know about the GAMA Trade Show, it may be because it's a trade show . . . read article

March 13, 2018:
The Munchkin Collectible Card Game is at your local game store now! In our haste to bring this brand-new game to you, we sadly left out some information and have found some information a bit confusing in the quick-start rules in each starter set . . . read article

March 14, 2018:
If you have been following our Stakeholder Reports, you will find this very interesting. Stonemaier Games, publisher of (among others) Scythe and Charterstone, did a similar report for 2016 . . . read article

March 15, 2018:
Dr. Stephen Hawking has died . . . read article

March 16, 2018:
The SJ Games team has spent the week at the GAMA Trade Show in Reno, showing off our new and upcoming releases to retailers and distributors from around the country (and world)!  Our annual penthouse party was busier than ever, with around 200 attendees getting to play the Munchkin Collectible Card Game, many for the first time. Thanks to all the retailers and distributors who came up and gave it a try! . . . read article

March 17, 2018:
When I'm not gaming, one of my hobbies is growing water lilies, and 2017 was a great summer for blooms. Here are some pictures to tide you and me over till it's summer again . . . . . read article

March 18, 2018:
Last year, when Geek Chic closed up shop, it was as big a surprise to many of their employees as it was to their customers and fans. Now, several of those employees have taken what they learned and launched their own company, Bandpass Design . . . read article

March 19, 2018:
We've had an amazing response to the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game from fans and new players alike . . . so much so that the game sold out at our main warehouse. However, it's not on the short list for a reprint at this time, so you should look for your own copy at the local game store soon, before it's gone! . . . read article

March 20, 2018:
It's time to hone your Munchkin Collectible Card Game skills, get some prizes, and meet other Munchkin CCG players. It's time for the Day of Wreckoning! . . . read article

March 21, 2018:
There's only a few hours left for the Munchkin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles campaign over on Kickstarter! IDW Games has knocked it out of the park, Casey Jones style, with this campaign, and it's looking to close out strong.  If you have been in your shell the whole time and missed it, let me catch you up . . . read article

March 22, 2018:
Our great quest to bring back into print beloved GURPS books continues, with three volumes newly released to the On Demand program that we started last year: GURPS Basic Set, Third Edition, Revised GURPS Compendium I (for Third Edition) GURPS Dragons (for Third Edition, with conversion notes for Fourth Edition) These volumes join the selection that's already available, including recently released classics of the GURPS Fourth Edition canon such as GURPS Banestorm, GURPS Supers, and GURPS Powers. You're just a few clicks away from having these print-on-demand books delivered to your door . . . read article

March 23, 2018:
Convention season is in full swing, and we're heading to the northeast for PAX East, April 5-8! Booth TT11 is going to be chock-full of gaming, especially the Munchkin Collectible Card Game.  Speaking of the Munchkin CCG, we're going to be running one of our first Prime format tournaments at the convention! . . . read article

March 24, 2018:
I've been driving my Tesla Model S since March of 2013 (here's my original post). I'm still a very happy camper . . . read article

March 25, 2018:
Noted game designer Bruno Faidutti, co-creator of Knightmare Chess, has this to say about the current state of the hobby market . . . read article

March 26, 2018:
You meet in a tavern . . .  Many adventures have begun this way, and SJ Games is happy to start a new adventure with SlugFest Games, with our new crossover between Munchkin and The Red Dragon Inn. Introducing The Red Dragon Inn: Allies - Spyke and Flower, and Munchkin: The Red Dragon Inn now on Kickstarter!    That's right, not one, but two expansions, one for each game. The Red Dragon Inn: Allies - Spyke and Flower features the iconic characters from Munchkin, ready to add to any game of The Red Dragon Inn . . . read article

March 27, 2018:
Zombie Dice has risen from its digital grave, with an update for iOS! One of our most-requested apps is back and ready to download on the latest iOS devices . . . read article

March 28, 2018:
Spring has sprung on Warehouse 23, so we've begun our own spring cleaning. We're giving away bonus loot with qualifying orders during our Spring Special, starting today and running through April 30, while supplies last! . . . read article

March 29, 2018:
Since its release last October, Ogre on PC and Mac has been giving commanders campaigns and multiplayer battles beyond compare. Now, it's available via Fanatical! . . . read article

March 30, 2018:
Now that the Munchkin Collectible Card Game is out in the world, we've been getting some questions from existing Munchkin fans, asking what they need to know as they try our new game. Let's answer them! . . . read article

March 31, 2018:
A fine little game by James Ernest, with mechanics that I can only describe as "neat in both senses." It's based, of course, on Phil and Kaja Foglio's Girl Genius . . . read article

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