Daily Illuminator Archive for October 2015

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October 1, 2015:
During the month of October, while supplies last, every order on Warehouse 23 will receive a copy of The Official Munchkin Bookmark of Nefarious Necromancy! . . . because no Munchkin fan ever said "My game has too much Undead in it." Speaking of Undead . . . Munchkin Undead starts shipping to distributors later this month! . . . read article

October 2, 2015:
We're excited to attend the International Spieltage convention, aka SPIEL, in Essen, Germany this year! I'll be heading there with our Director of Sales, Ross Jepson, to check out what's going on in adventure game publishing on a literally global scale . . . read article

October 3, 2015:
It seems like everyone had an amazing time at Gen Con 2015 this year, but as you know, not everyone could attend. I was one of these lonely gamers salivating over their twitter feed when I came upon a great community of people going to Gen Can't . . . read article

October 4, 2015:
October is here . . . and with it comes a chill in the air! Get in the Halloween spirit by checking out the ultimate gaming guide for the restless dead: GURPS Zombies . . . read article

October 5, 2015:
Friendly Local Game Stores, otherwise known as FLGS, are an amazing part of the gamer community! My FLGS is where I added my very first game to my collection, and It's also been a big part of my adult life as it has become a place for me to meet people with a like mind . . . read article

October 6, 2015:
We've set up a new subforum for discussion of the Daily Illuminator. Each post gets its own thread . . . read article

October 7, 2015:
Remember when we started talking about the Munchkin Guest Artist Editions? We've already told you about Ian McGinty's Munchkin Guest Artist Edition, Len Peralta's Star Munchkin Guest Artist Edition, and John Kovalic's Munchkin Fu Guest Artist Edition . . . now it's time to tell you about two more! . . . read article

October 8, 2015:
On Sunday, September 27th, LEGO entered the toys-to-life genre with the release of LEGO Dimensions on the Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox 1, PS3, and PS4. For anyone unfamiliar with the genre (populated so far by Skylanders and Disney Infinity), it is a mix of video game and physical toys . . . read article

October 9, 2015:
It's what you've been waiting for this Christmas . . . er, Halloween. Why not both? . . . read article

October 10, 2015:
Some of you may recall that we partnered with local non-profit Superhero Kids, which supports the Children's Blood Cancer Center at Dell's Childrens Hospital, for our Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe Launch event at Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy. We held a charity eBay auction of signed games to raise money to benefit Superhero Kids . . . read article

October 11, 2015:
As soon as I saw the box, the magical score by Danny Elfman began to play in my head. I was humming "This is Halloween" as I opened each stack of cards . . . read article

October 12, 2015:
Are you the Reader of Instructions, the Grand Pooba of Games, the Minister of All Rule Infractions? If so, then you've probably done a few game demonstrations in your life . . . read article

October 13, 2015:
Ian McGinty featured in Entertainment Weekly for creating Welcome to Showside. Inspired by classics such as Calvin and Hobbes, Ian contributes to popular BOOM! . . . read article

October 14, 2015:
Paramount has opened their vault -- literally -- and placed a number of classic movies on YouTube for anyone to watch, free. (United States only, unfortunately.) . . . read article

October 15, 2015:
For those who've loved the gears and glory of Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe, February will bring the Munchkin Steampunk core set, also illustrated by Phil Foglio (Girl Genius). As always, it will be playable with all of your existing Munchkin sets, so mark your calendar to pick up a copy and steam up your deck in February! Munchkin Steampunk Grab your gears, put on your top hat, whack the monsters, and grab the treasure . . . with the power of SCIENCE! Munchkin Steampunk brings the zaniness of Munchkin to the pseudo-Victorian steampunk era . . . read article

October 16, 2015:
Attention retailers! As you might already know, our offices were flooded a little while back . . . read article

October 17, 2015:
GURPS fans are often at the forefront of great gaming. We celebrate that cutting-edge spirit with Pyramid #3/83: Alternate GURPS IV, the latest issue of the peerless Pyramid . . . read article

October 18, 2015:
When the action heats up, sometimes you need to call in the experts. Fortunately, that's never been easier, thanks to GURPS Action 4: Specialists, the latest supplement for the modern-day cinematic GURPS Action series . . . read article

October 19, 2015:
Munchkin fans are already familiar with Katie Cook's work on Munchkin Love Shark Baby and the upcoming Munchkin Kittens. When we started thinking about the Guest Artist Edition series, Katie was one of the first artists to make our wish list . . . read article

October 20, 2015:
With the recent release of Mad Max: Fury Road, I have had autoduelling dreams, shiny and chrome. What better to scratch that itch than with our new release, Car Wars: The Card Game? . . . read article

October 22, 2015:
Munchkin isn't just for big kids. If you want to introduce your kids to exciting Munchkin door-kicking action, Munchkin Treasure Hunt is a great way to show them the game . . . read article

October 23, 2015:
Having a hard time finding a copy of Munchkin The Nightmare Before Christmas? You can now get a copy on Target.com . . . read article

October 24, 2015:
In recent SUPER COOL science/technology news, it's been announced that Boeing has invented the lightest metal in existence. They are calling it microlattice . . . read article

October 25, 2015:
We've been teasing Munchkin Hidden Treasures all year. At last, you can buy it at Go! . . . read article

October 26, 2015:
We've all been super excited (heh heh, get it) to look at the great sketches Art Baltazar, of Tiny Titans fame, has been sending us as he works on the Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition! After many months of training in obscure martial arts and designing my costume (NO CAPES!), I'm finally able to reveal to fans two sketches of Super Munchkin cards done in Art's unique style: Doctor Deathbreath and Eye Beams . . . read article

October 27, 2015:
On October 29th, at 6 pm CST, join us online for another #SJGamesLive! This time, we are meeting with the designers of Munchkin Panic, our friends Anne-Marie and Justin De Witt of Fireside Games.They are fresh off their Something Wicked tour for their new game, The Village Crone, and are excited to be at Steve Jackson Games Game Day to play Munchkin Panic live and answer your questions . . . read article

October 28, 2015:
I've written a Designer's Notes article for our new standalone Munchkin game, Munchkin Christmas Lite. It talks about why we did it, how we went about doing it, and what rules we left out (and why) . . . read article

October 29, 2015:
One of the coolest parts of working at Steve Jackson Games has to be Game Day, our semi-annual opportunity to kick back, chill out, and play board and video games with our fellow co-workers and game fanatics. And we don't just play Munchkin either! . . . read article

October 30, 2015:
Would you like to be a Citizen of Halloween Town? With the new Munchkin The Nightmare Before Christmas, published by our friends at USAopoly, you can become a citizen of Halloween Town, Christmas Town, Thanksgiving Town, or Easter Town! . . . read article

October 31, 2015:
Happy Halloween! At Steve Jackson Games, we bring you the finest accessories for your Munchkin game and October has given us two of them! . . . read article

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