Daily Illuminator Archive for December 2016

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December 1, 2016:
If you follow us on social media (and if you don't, you should get on that), you might have seen our contest for the Munchkin Messenger Bag Bundle! Well, the dice have been rolled, the numbers randomly generated, and the winners are: Sarah from Twitter, and Caitie on Facebook! . . . read article

December 2, 2016:
Ogre Miniatures Set 1 rolled through Kickstarter as if it was a defenseless Command Post, leaving mangled metal in its wake. Not only did the project fund, but it crushed all expectations, beating our final stretch goal by almost $5,000! . . . read article

December 3, 2016:
Hey, everyone. I'm Ian Richards, Organized Play Manager for Steve Jackson Games . . . read article

December 4, 2016:
International Games Day @ Your Library recently took place, and we've been getting a ton of reports and thank-you notes from across the country! We wanted to take a moment to say "thank you" to every library for providing such an immensely important service to the community . . . read article

December 5, 2016:
Award-winning comic artist Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans, Patrick and the Wolf Boy), who illustrated our upcoming, action-packed release Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition, answered a few questions for us about his process, superheroes, and (of course) cloning. Q: Your Super Munchkin art looks great! Before you took this project, were you a Munchkin fan? A: AW YEAH! . . . read article

December 6, 2016:
Do you have a Munchkin fan in your life who is tough to shop for? Are the holidays hectic because they won't drop any hints? . . . read article

December 7, 2016:
The holiday season is well underway – that magical time of year perfect for gathering friends and crushing them under the treads of a gargantuan cybernetic tank. Well, we've got you covered, with Ogre Scenario Book 2 . . . read article

December 8, 2016:
March is jam-packed with exciting releases! Munchkin gets a new Guest Artist Edition, Spyke and Flower go back to Oz with more weapons, and Ogre Sixth Edition gets an expansion. If you want firepower, we've got it in March 2017! . . . read article

December 9, 2016:
Santa's bag has some competition now that Warehouse 23 is stuffing Munchkin Messenger Bags with a Munchkin game, expansion, and accessory! And we have a few fans from social media who have won their own holiday surprise: Ann Capion on Facebook @MoxyLane on Twitter Congratulations to our winners! . . . read article

December 10, 2016:
Another month down, and with Black Friday in the books, we've got some new champions for Warehouse 23! Plus some awesome seasonal deals are hitting the list, like our Grab Boxes! . . . read article

December 11, 2016:
Our volunteer community was very busy last month! On November 19th we debuted our first #PlayMunchkin national event, the Holiday #PlayMunchkin Event, with MIBs celebrating Munchkin in its various forms at local game stores across the country . . . read article

December 12, 2016:
Many heroes have an alter-ego; an identity they keep to walk among the people. Fortunately, Super Munchkin is so super that it's alter-ego is heroic as well! . . . read article

December 13, 2016:
It's our Year In Review edition! 2016 was, as we may have mentioned once or twice, the 15th anniversary of the debut of Munchkin, at Gen Con 2001, in Milwaukee. (Fun fact: Gen Con used to be in Milwaukee . . . and before that, Lake Geneva, which is where the "Gen" in "Gen Con" comes from.) . . . read article

December 14, 2016:
Sharpen your swords and gather your party; it's time to go back to the world of Paizo's Pathfinder series. And we have a lot of new RPG-themed goodness available now! Munchkin Pathfinder Guest Artist Edition gives the classic dungeon diving a fresh coat of paint, with new art from Shane White . . . read article

December 15, 2016:
Besides working with some pretty cool people and doing some pretty cool things, one of the best parts of working at Steve Jackson Games is that we get a winter break! Time to dust off my skis, my sleigh bells, and the top hat for my snowman . . . read article

December 16, 2016:
November is the month of giving thanks, and we gave a lot of thanks for all these new releases. Batman made his dramatic entrance, and a couple of old-school series added new content . . . read article

December 17, 2016:
Whether you need stocking stuffers, gift ideas for casual gamers, or serious unwrappables for serious gamers, we've got something for you this holiday season. And it's all waiting for you at your friendly local game store! Simon's Cat Card Game Great gift idea for: Casual Gamers; Stocking Stuffer; Party-Game Lovers; Cat Lovers; Actual Cats This is one of those games you can start playing as soon as it's unwrapped – it's quick to play and easy to learn . . . read article

December 18, 2016:
Not many Kickstarters make millions of dollars. Even fewer do that in a matter of hours . . . read article

December 19, 2016:
This time of year, everyone is getting into the holiday spirit – including our guest artists! These talented folks are the pens behind our Munchkin Guest Artist Edition line, celebrating the 15th anniversary of Munchkin . . . read article

December 20, 2016:
Sometimes, Munchkin comics from BOOM! Studios answers the real questions we all have in life . . . read article

December 21, 2016:
Saved all your gift buying for the last minute? Me, too! . . . read article

December 22, 2016:
Are you prepared for the Ogre's approach? You'd better be, because Ogre Sixth Edition is hitting stores now! . . . read article

December 23, 2016:
If any of you out there are like me, you're panicking right now because you still have gifts to buy and time is most definitely running out.  That's why I want to sing you a song I heard recently, about a last-minute shopper who had a happy ending. Enjoy!  Rudolph the Regular Guy Rudolph the regular guy Had a very long gift list . . . read article

December 24, 2016:
I wrote this for a special event, intending it as a kind of sendoff for the Ogre Designer's Edition. Now it seems appropriate to use it as a welcome for the upcoming release of Ogre Sixth Edition . . . read article

December 25, 2016:
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or a joyful any holiday you may be celebrating (or not), from the SJ Games family to yours! This is my favorite day of the year, and I hope you are having a great season . . . read article

December 26, 2016:
You've no doubt read the astounding and unique tales of Discworld from Terry Pratchett. Now you can live them, with Discworld Roleplaying Game Second Edition! . . . read article

December 27, 2016:
April isn't just for showers – it's for curses! A new Munchkin booster is on the way this month, so don't be a fool and pass it up! . . . read article

December 28, 2016:
Superheroes rejoice, the day is here! Munchkin #24 from BOOM! Studios is out now at your local comic shop! . . . read article

December 29, 2016:
Where were you when the Martians attacked? Did you fight back? . . . read article

December 30, 2016:
With 2016 drawing to a close, I'm grateful that it's been such a good year to be a GURPS fan. On our digital end, we introduced four new series – GURPS After the End, GURPS Disasters, GURPS Sorcery, and GURPS Steampunk – along with a steady stream of new GURPS supplements and Pyramid issues . . . read article

December 31, 2016:
Hopefully, your holidays have been a blast, and you got everything you wanted from Santa. If you didn't, may I suggest some last minute gifts to yourself? . . . read article

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