March 21, 2023: Choose Cthulhu Gamebooks Coming To Kickstarter
It has been a few months since we last mentioned the Choose Cthulhu series (see this Daily Illuminator post), but we can now report that the first six books in the series are almost ready for Kickstarter. We've run print tests, constructed the campaign page, and we think we have everything lined up and ready to go.
If you're a fan of old-school solo adventure books, then Choose Cthulhu is going to make a fantastic addition to your library. Each book is a stand-alone game, and you can play any or all of them in any order you wish.
Please follow the landing page to receive email notification when the project goes live! When? March 27th! We'll make sure to post to the Daily Illuminator when the campaign is live and ready for your support!
(And on a good news front, we're offering both PDF and print-on-demand codes in the Kickstarter, making it easier than ever to get these books . . . [more]Share this post!
March 20, 2023: Munchkin Kittens Now Shipping!
The fifth printing of Munchkin Kittens has landed and is now officially shipping to distributors. One of the more popular of our many Munchkin mini-expansions, Munchkin Kittens was first published in November of 2015 and continues to be one of our evergreen Munchkin supplements.
What's an "evergreen" title? These are the games, expansions, and accessories that sell steadily year after year, forming the backbone of our operations. Game publishing can feel like a treadmill at times, especially in today's periodicals-like market, so having a library of consistent sellers is a huge benefit and greatly helps with stability. We're fortunate enough to have dozens of evergreens, of which Munchkin Kittens is merely one example.
With Munchkin Kittens again shipping to stores, now's also an excellent time to direct you to the Munchkin Kittens dice bag. And if you need something to dump in that . . . [more]Share this post!
March 19, 2023: Monster Seeds For Use With The Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game
When we were working on the Monsters 2 book (available in print and PDF, and also as a print-on-demand book), our team crafted a number of adventure seeds for use with monsters found in the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game. We used those adventure seeds on Facebook, in Kickstarter updates, forum posts, and even a Daily Illuminator post.
The adventure seeds did their job at the time – directing attention to the Monsters 2 Kickstarter campaign while providing gamemasters with ideas – and to be honest, they're as useful today as they were when originally written. Fortunately, we thought to create a forum thread collecting links to the adventure seeds in a single place . . . and the thread is still there and ready for those of you who happened to miss these when they were first posted in 2019.
Check out the forum post, and then grab a copy of Monsters 2 if you need monsters for your GURP . . . [more]Share this post!
March 18, 2023: Using The Zodiac Die In Roleplaying Games
When we released The Zodiac Die, our goal was to put a fun die design into the world and give gamers a tool they could use in their favorite roleplaying games. The book packed with the die includes Steve's thoughts on using the die to generate personalities for your RPG characters, but there was only so much space. So Steve wrote designer's notes and included some ideas not in the booklet. The article first appeared in Hexagram #7, but we've since gone on to post it at Medium where everyone can read it and get a better understanding of Steve's motivation for the creation of The Zodiac Die.
Read all about The Zodiac Die today! And then, if you want this custom twelve-sided die in your collection, find The Zodiac Die at your favorite local game store!
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March 17, 2023: Giant Ogre Playmat Now Available!
Upgrade your Ogre Sixth Edition playscape today with the Giant Ogre Playmat, in stock now at Warehouse 23. This giant 36" x 36" neoprene mat has the original Ogre map in the center, with sidebars that give you play information facing each side.
This is one of several playmats currently available for Ogre. Check Warehouse 23 for a complete list of the available Ogre playmats and a listing of all of our current Ogre games, expansions, and accessories.
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