Daily Illuminator Archive for May 2015

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May 1, 2015:
In addition to all the normal promos and swag you'd normally get from buying things on Warehouse 23, during the month of May we're going to give away even more stuff. Here's how it works: When you make a purchase on Warehouse 23 that includes a Munchkin item: . . . if you spend $30 or more, you get a free Munchkin Pillow Case! . . . if you spend $100 or more, you get a free Munchkin Goodie Bag and a free Munchkin Pillow Case! . . . read article

May 2, 2015:
Last weekend, Lenny and I traveled to Witchita Falls, TX, to meet with Spencer Williams and his team of intrepid actors. For those of you who aren't aware, we've been relying on Spencer to make some of our videos on our YouTube Channel . . . read article

May 3, 2015:
International TableTop Day was a huge success!  My measurement for this was the amount of standing space I had at my local game store. However, here in Phoenix, AZ we did something special this year . . . read article

May 4, 2015:
What does May hold for everyone's favorite infinite-possibility roleplaying game? Well, for this month's GURPS, not even the sky's the limit! . . . read article

May 5, 2015:
Every once in a while a fan does something that makes us just stare and say, "Wow." Now is one such time.  Forum user Herod has put together a very cleverly-designed arena and carrying case for his Car Wars set, and it's well worth looking at. -- Brian Engard . . . read article

May 6, 2015:
I'm writing this from Columbus. For arcane scheduling reasons, I'm here already, even though Marcon doesn't start until Friday . . . read article

May 7, 2015:
Munchkin Zombies Deluxe was only available in Barnes & Noble Stores . . . until now. Now you can buy it at your local store, as well as on Warehouse 23! Munchkin Zombies Deluxe What makes this edition "deluxe"? . . . read article

May 8, 2015:
Gaming is always spirited fun, but this month's Pyramid takes that notion to the extreme! The power and potential of your inner self is within your grasp, with Pyramid #3/78: Unleash Your Soul . . . read article

May 9, 2015:
Would you like a handsome t-shirt to proclaim your slacktitude? Of course you would! . . . read article

May 10, 2015:
Double Take, a new company doing comics, is making a series of comics based on Night of the Living Dead. They look pretty cool, and you can find the Kickstarter here! . . . read article

May 11, 2015:
We've done some research and talked to our retailer friends, and what we've learned is that the finseal packs that we usually put Munchkin boosters in aren't as easy to display on the shelf as they could be. So we went back to the drawing board on packaging for them, and now we're going to start releasing boosters in a hanging blister pack, so that retailers can hang them with our expansions . . . read article

May 12, 2015:
While looking through the Summer issue of ICv2, we spotted the following tidbit: "The venerable Munchkin was the #1 game in the [Card Games] category. Not only does it have the benefit of Tabletop exposure, a broad line, and continuing availability over a long period, it now has a spate of licensing that is putting the brand on hybrid games and ancillary products, including comics." It's pretty great to see things like this in periodicals that take the pulse of the industry, for two reasons. 1 . . . read article

May 13, 2015:
UFOs being as important as they are, it's vital we get updates as often as possible. UFO Sightings Daily is a good start . . . read article

May 14, 2015:
Brian and I had a fun adventure yesterday dropping off games at the Ronald McDonald House Charities -- Central Texas here in Austin. If you're not familar with them, this organization provides a place to stay for families with children in hospitals . . . read article

May 15, 2015:
If you've played Mars Attacks: The Dice Game, or are a fan of Topps' trading cards (they're doing a Kickstarter for a new run of Mars Attacks cards), and want some Mars Attacks in your GURPS, boy have we got you covered! GURPS Mars Attacks Earth Is Under Attack! The Martians descended upon Earth without warning . . . read article

May 16, 2015:
This month, we'd like to let you know about two important reprints, a new edition of a blast from the past, and something new coming later this year. First, Car Wars Classic will be back in print in July . . . read article

May 17, 2015:
As seen . . . RIGHT HERE . . . read article

May 18, 2015:
We're excited to announce the release of Mark-O-Polo, the first of 14 new scenarios for Ogre Designer's Edition. These scenarios were written by Kickstarter backers for Ogre fans everywhere, and we look forward to hearing your feedback on the scenarios as they're released . . . read article

May 19, 2015:
Fish fingers and custard, baked bow ties, and Dalek desserts? These Gallifreyan gourmet goodies will delight even the grumpiest of Whovians . . . read article

May 20, 2015:
The sinister forces of the GURPS Monster Hunters series have always been of a supernatural bent. But not any more! . . . read article

May 21, 2015:
As a kid, I played a lot of Car Wars. Very possibly too much Car Wars, but we don't need to think about that . . . read article

May 22, 2015:
Brick Fiesta is a Lego fan convention, now in, IIRC, its fifth year. It moves between cities, and for 2015 it will be back in Austin . . . read article

May 23, 2015:
Our very dear friend Amber Cook has launched The 100 Games Project, a blog devoted to playing through Mike Selinker's 100 Games You Absolutely, Positively Must Know How to Play. Mike's a game design genius (no, really), and this list of 100 games should go on any gamer's bucket list . . . read article

May 24, 2015:
One of the biggest problems we have in creating the Car Wars universe is figuring out to handle roads. There's really no good way to maintain them in a post-apocalyptic setting . . . read article

May 25, 2015:
Lots of folks like to play Car Wars with 3-D playing pieces. But finding that commercial toy car that looks like it was designed just for your game is not easy . . . read article

May 26, 2015:
Andrew, Ross, and Devin were reviewing the numbers recently and constructed a list of Munchkin boosters and expansions that we are expecting will go out of print over the summer . . . read article

May 27, 2015:
We're getting closer to putting Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe in game stores! In order to make absolutely certain that all of you are aware of the release plan, we wanted to take some time to outline the schedule for this year's new Munchkin core game . . . read article

May 28, 2015:
Want Munchkin Treasure Hunt, but don't have a Toys R Us near you? Good news! . . . read article

May 30, 2015:
It's officially summer convention season, team, so it's time to make sure your Munchkin shirts are all fresh and ready for action at the big cons. Our partners at We Love Fine have over two dozen shirts in stock right now, so check the list and grab a shirt or two for your next convention trip . . . read article

May 31, 2015:
One of the best things about the resurgence of Car Wars is when we get a report of some upscale high-speed action from game stores all over the country. Just a little while ago, Rich "DickNervous" Neves put on his ODIN 2065 Spring Invitational . . . read article

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