Daily Illuminator Archive for November 2021

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November 1, 2021:
To say that we've been stunned by the overwhelming support of the new Girl Genius Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game on Kickstarter would be an understatment. Over a decade in the works, this newest GURPS hardcover book is in the final week of the Kickstarter campaign and, better still, we've already sent the files to the printer! . . . read article

November 2, 2021:
Thank you to Chris Steele for creating and sharing this excellent Car Wars Sixth Edition how-to-play video. Chris presents the basics of the game in a clear manner, making it easier for everyone to get into the action as quickly as possible . . . read article

November 3, 2021:
Welcome to our monthly Kickstarter report! This is posted once each month to give you an idea of where we're at with our current Kickstarter projects, making it easier to tell at a glance the basic status of all active campaigns . . . read article

November 4, 2021:
FnordCon 4 is almost here, and we're launching a sale to coincide with our virtual gaming convention! No need to throw elbows around a crowded convention floor to get a good deal when you can get one in the comfort of your home . . . read article

November 5, 2021:
The Girl Genius Sourcebook Kickstarter project has been a great success for us, thanks to all the incredible backers! As it draws to a close, we're fortunate to be able to share some interviews with Steve and with the Foglios, who impart their own unique perspectives on Girl Genius . . . read article

November 6, 2021:
Day 1 of FnordCon 4 is here, and our "booth" over at Warehouse 23 has a lot of new releases available now! Get that convention-fresh buy from the comfort of your couch . . . read article

November 7, 2021:
While FnordCon is coming to a close today, the convention deals continue over on Amazon! Our ever-popular GURPS On Demand series is discounting a number of books, including Dungeon Fantasy supplements, classic core books from GURPS Third Edition, and even a few things from The Fantasy Trip . . . read article

November 8, 2021:
I supported this quirky STL figure project. Buy-in is extremely low and the quality of the renders looks very good . . . read article

November 9, 2021:
Start Transmission ---   Hello from Command Post Omega; deep in the heart of NAC territory. My name is David, and I've signed on as the new Ogre Line Editor . . . read article

November 10, 2021:
Our first giant 4' x 6' playmat for Car Wars Sixth Edition, the Double Drum arena, is now funding on Indiegogo . . . and you have less than a week to join in and make this new arena playmat a reality! You missed out on the Car Wars Sixth Edition campaign and the chance to pre-order the game? . . . read article

November 11, 2021:
The journey is at an end! The quest to deliver the complete line of classic GURPS Conan supplements for GURPS Basic Set for Third Edition concludes with the release of GURPS Conan: Moon of Blood . . . read article

November 12, 2021:
Dive into some dungeons this weekend at select game stores around the United States. Our Deadly Doodles demo events will be taking place this Saturday, November 13, at stores from the East Coast all the way to Hawaii! . . . read article

November 13, 2021:
We've already mentioned the Car Wars Sixth Edition Facebook group, and now we're taking time to share a peek at some of the painted miniatures that have been posted to that very same group. With over 30 different miniatures available thanks to the support of Kickstarter backers, there are a lot of choices to make when you sit down with the new Car Wars Sixth Edition game and answer the question: Which miniature will I paint first? . . . read article

November 14, 2021:
With the advent of our plastic Ogre Miniatures sets and the announcement of the upcoming STL project for The Fantasy Trip miniatures, it's time we finally say goodbye to the remainder of our metal miniature stock in the warehouse. With that, our Ogre and The Fantasy Trip miniatures are currently discounted on Warehouse 23 until December 1 . . . read article

November 15, 2021:
Our first giant 4' x 6' playmat for Car Wars Sixth Edition, the Double Drum arena, is now funding on Indiegogo and today is your last chance to join in the campaign! As of this moment, the project is at 90% of its goal and needs roughly 37 more backers at the basic perk level to meet the goal. (Monday Morning Update: The project is now 94% funded and needs less than 20 more backers at the playmat level to meet the goal . . . read article

November 16, 2021:
Hi everyone! I'm here to tackle Amazon Marketing & Brand Management for Steve Jackson Games! . . . read article

November 17, 2021:
We've steadily increased our creation of dice sets over the last few years, mostly focusing on packs of six-sided dice that can be used with many different games. While we have produced the occasional polyhedral die, we've not released a full polyhedral dice set . . . until now . . . read article

November 18, 2021:
Steam recently ran its Digital Tabletop Fest celebrating online tabletop gaming, and Steve took part in the "Narrative in Wargaming" panel. Featuring panel members from Auroch, publishers of the digital Ogre game (which just got some upgrades; check it out on Steam) and others, the panel discusses how story impacts wargames. Ogre may be a giant terror tank versus an entire army, but why? . . . read article

November 19, 2021:
As Car Wars Sixth Edition shipping continues, and we see the unofficial Facebook group grow with every passing day, we would like to also encourage all of you to click the "fan" button at BoardGameGeek and show your support for the Car Wars Sixth Edition game. We're excited to watch as so many games hit the table, and the Car Wars Sixth Edition forums at BoardGameGeek keep getting busier and busier as players share their experiences, ask questions, and post their own reviews of the game . . . read article

November 20, 2021:
These near-exact replicas of the classic Uncle Albert's Auto Stop & Gunnery Shop catalogs are so close to the 1980s originals that many of your friends will think you've found pristine copies from your childhood! There's a small reproduction date stamp printed on each one, but these Car Wars expansions are otherwise identical to the same booklets my friends and I used in the late eighties when we spent far, far too many hours playing Car Wars . . . read article

November 21, 2021:
Look what showed up in my Discord! Some days, this is just exactly me . . . read article

November 22, 2021:
Gaming Ballistic is going big for their last project of 2021. On Thursday, November 18, Gaming Ballistic launched the Norðlondr Óvinabókin: the Norðlond Bestiary and Enemies Book.   The basic goal is a 128-page hardback, but stretch goals could increase the book to up to 240 pages . . . read article

November 23, 2021:
With the Indiegogo campaign successfully behind us, we've opened pre-orders for the new Car Wars Sixth Edition Double Drum Playmat. Pre-orders close on November 29, 2021, after which time we'll place the official order . . . read article

November 24, 2021:
Hack into your next tabletop game with the Circuit d6 Dice Set, now funded on Indiegogo! Joining our growing ranks of attractive and unusual dice, the Circuit Dice have a very unique look, featuring computer chip style circuit board designs for the pips that were a special challenge for our production team and factory to perfect . . . read article

November 25, 2021:
Our offices are closed for staff to enjoy the holiday break. Hope you enjoy some time off as well, and hopefully get time to play games and hang out with the family . . . read article

November 26, 2021:
While the masses are out fighting crowds to get a nominal deal on a television, the true puppetmasters watch from their towers . . . and shop online. And today is a great day to have internet access, because at 1:00 p.m . . . read article

November 27, 2021:
GURPS players across the world, share the gift of GURPS this holiday season by taking advantage of our GURPS On Demand program. Dozens of GURPS books, both Fourth Edition titles and earlier releases, are available right now as print-on-demand works . . . read article

November 28, 2021:
Earlier this month, I ordered copies of Haunted Almanac, a collection of RPG work by Nate Treme and published by the talented team at Games Omnivorous. The PDF landed in my inbox shortly after ordering the hardcover, and I was stunned by the fabulous design of the book as well as quite happy with the content . . . read article

November 29, 2021:
Thanks to the support of The Fantasy Trip community, we've released a total of eight issues of Hexagram, a semi-regular zine dedicated to Steve's first fantasy roleplaying game. As of this writing, all eight issues are available at Warehouse 23 in PDF and print, giving you several different ways to grow your campaign with new creatures, characters, concepts, and the occasional behind-the-scenes look at the ever-expanding series of releases for The Fantasy Trip . . . read article

November 30, 2021:
We know people are tired of hearing about the freight and shipping issues that have been hindering the board game industry (and pretty much every industry) over the past year and a half, but with those obstacles, we have had to make adjustments on our end as well. Starting on December 1, the free shipping threshold on Warehouse 23 will be $200 . . . read article

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