Daily Illuminator Archive for November 2019

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November 1, 2019:
A short ride but a merry one! This quick campaign passed ALL its stretch goals within the first hour, and then just kept going up and up . . . read article

November 2, 2019:
The factory is now working on manufacturing all the games and expansions that are being reproduced thanks to the success of the Pocket Box campaign on Kickstarter. Over thirty 1980s classics are being printed as near-exact replicas, and we've now started to receive and approve the factory's assembly videos (sent to review and approve so the factory's assembly workers have a model to follow once the printed components are ready to be combined with the plastic bits) . . . read article

November 3, 2019:
Between Illuminati cards that didn't make it into the new edition, INWO cards that deserved translation, and new ideas yanked from today's headlines, we had enough for a 125-card supplement to Illuminati. So look for it in 2020 . . . read article

November 4, 2019:
If you're not following us on Facebook, you may have missed out on some recent posts where we shared our progress on the Car Wars Sixth Edition rulebook. With less than four weeks to go until the Kickstarter launch, everything Car Wars is shifting into high gear at the office and we're mashing down hard on that accelerator as we work to get everything ready for GO! . . . read article

November 5, 2019:
The Munchkin universe is going to explode into the digital world this November 19! Asmodée Digital is launching Munchkin: Quacked Quest on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam (PC only) . . . read article

November 6, 2019:
Modern print-on-demand publishing is a miracle. Thanks to improvements in POD technology over the years, we're now able to keep more GURPS books in-print, even when the demand is too low to justify traditional printing methods . . . read article

November 7, 2019:
Car Wars Sixth Edition is coming to Kickstarter on Black Friday, and Uncle Al and his crew have been working overtime to prepare a special deal for those who join the Kickstarter campaign on that first day – November 29th. We can already hear you asking: "What's the special deal?" That's a surprise, gang, but we can say that you won't want to miss out on this pack of new weapons and accessories for use with Car Wars Sixth Edition . . . read article

November 8, 2019:
Work continues on Car Wars Sixth Edition, with lots of energy going into the construction of the Kickstarter campaign page. Building a page is never easy, but creating an attractive, information-packed page for our biggest game of 2020 is more challenging than you may realize . . . read article

November 9, 2019:
Out-of-print for over a decade, we're happy to report that Robin's Laws of Good Game Mastering is back in print and available now at your favorite local game store! If you're ever game-mastered an RPG, or wanted to become a game master, Robin's Laws of Good Game Mastering is an incredible introduction to the role of the GM in gaming. Has your game got the blahs? . . . read article

November 10, 2019:
Did you like Robin's Laws of Good Gaming? Did it help your campaign? Did it change your life? . . . read article

November 11, 2019:
Did you miss the Kickstarter campaign for Deadly Doodles 2? Now is your chance to preorder this expansion to our draw-n-draw game that continues to be a hit wherever we teach it! . . . read article

November 12, 2019:
As part of the Car Wars Sixth Edition game line, we have two new 36" x 36" playmats in the works, both of which will be offered in the upcoming Kickstarter project. Each playmat, created by Ben Williams, represents a different battlefield, and both include new game cards to expand your design options . . . read article

November 13, 2019:
We will be attending the Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG) November 23 and 24 at Navy Pier. Deadly Doodles will be our showcase game, but Zombie Dice, Cthulhu Dice and Super Kitty Bug Slap will be part of the lighter fare we'll be demonstrating. As a special bonus for our fans, you can get $3 off your entry if you use the code "STEVEJACKSON" when you buy tickets online (click on the "Tickets" button, and then the "Enter Promotional Code" at the top of the pop-up window) . . . read article

November 14, 2019:
We have licensed Olde Sküül (think: Battle Chess) to recreate the original Origin Systems Autoduel game and put it on Steam. This game was beloved when it first appeared . . . read article

November 15, 2019:
We posted a sneak peek of one of the new 36" x 36" Car Wars Sixth Edition playmats earlier this week. They're coming along just fine; here are the photos that we posted to Facebook . . . read article

November 16, 2019:
I will be visiting the City of Lights next week, as a guest of Asmodee Digital, to join a livestream celebrating the launch of their new game Munchkin: Quacked Quest. The stream will start at 5pm CET on Tuesday the 19th. There will be game-playing and trash-talking . . . it will be a big quacky party, and I hope you can join us! . . . read article

November 17, 2019:
Or so says the Austin Chronicle. The venerable alt-weekly newspaper named us the Best Rulemakers in their 2019 Best of Austin poll . . . read article

November 18, 2019:
Next week is the week, gang! After years of hard work by the team, we're launching the Car Wars Sixth Edition campaign on Kickstarter . . . read article

November 19, 2019:
Today is the release day for the long-awaited Munchkin computer game: Quacked Quest from Asmodee! This is a beautifully animated free-for-all for up to four players . . . read article

November 20, 2019:
Time to talk turkey . . . Not sure yet when this will post, but I'm writing it only two weeks after the October Musings post went live because I'll be taking a week off mid-month to attend BGG.CON in Dallas and the following week is Thanksgiving in the United States . . . read article

November 21, 2019:
We're set to launch Car Wars Sixth Edition on Kickstarter next week, and now Uncle Al is sweetening his already amazing deal (see this post) with more cards as pre-campaign stretch goals are unlocked. What are pre-campaign stretch goals? . . . read article

November 22, 2019:
We're now exactly one week from the launch of Car Wars Sixth Edition on Kickstarter. Years of work have gone into this updated edition of the classic game of autoduelling, and all of us here at Steve Jackson Games are very excited to see how many of you join us in making this new edition as big as it can be . . . read article

November 23, 2019:
Now they've gone and done it. When they found a colony of ants living inside an abandoned nuclear bunker, a team of scientists did what any right-minded environmentalist would do: provide an escape for study purposes and let the world deal with the fallout . . . read article

November 24, 2019:
If you're planning on attending PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia on December 6-8, make a point to stop by booth 3247 and play a demo of Car Wars Sixth Edition with Randy Scheunemann, one of the designers! The Car Wars Kickstarter will be going full steam (or Speed 5, if you prefer!) during PAX, and you'll be able to look at some minis, ask questions about the game, and possibly even turn an opponent or two into burning wrecks! . . . read article

November 25, 2019:
For those of you planning to join us on the first day of the Car Wars Sixth Edition campaign on Kickstarter, we're now down to the final days before the project goes live. Our team is in the final stages of pre-launch, with graphics still coming together so that the project page shows as much of the game as we can manage at this time . . . read article

November 26, 2019:
Long-time fans of SJ Games will know the name John M. Ford, who hung out on the discussion groups on the web version of Pyramid and the Illuminati BBS before that and who contributed to GURPS Third Edition books including Time Travel and Y2K . . . read article

November 27, 2019:
And so is the gang at Asmodee Digital. They gave me a lot of tips and training on Munchkin: Quacked Quest, and as a result I was able to hold my own, if not exactly kick butt*, when we did the livestream last week . . . read article

November 28, 2019:
It's Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and Uncle Al and his crew would like to wish all of you a wonderful day of turkey and family fun. Don't eat too much and collapse in a food coma, though, because Uncle Al wants to see all of you tomorrow morning for the launch of Car Wars Sixth Edition on Kickstarter . . . read article

November 29, 2019:
Yes, it's that time of year again. And while you're eating that leftover pumpkin pie (yes, we're watching!) and contemplating how to spend your weekend, how about clicking here and checking out all the goodies we're giving away? . . . read article

November 30, 2019:
Early yesterday morning, the Kickstarter launched for Car Wars Sixth Edition. Your support was immediate . . . and huge . . . read article

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