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May 26, 2019: Become A Fan Of The Fantasy Trip At BoardGameGeek!

Do you already have the Legacy Edition of The Fantasy Trip? If so, we want to encourage you to become a fan of the game's BoardGameGeek page and show the world that you're enjoying this new edition of Steve's first roleplaying game. 

To become a fan of TFT, visit this page at the BGG site and then click the heart icon in the upper section of the page . . . and you're done! 

If you wish, you can also rate and comment on the game while you're there. This also helps out, since it gives those who may be looking to try TFT more opinions and ideas as to the quality of the work. Your comments and ratings, as well as reviews, can really help expand the game's reach; if you do leave a comment or review anywhere online, please let us know in the official forums!

Thanks for your help in growing the game and raising awareness! We have more plans, and increasing the number of players and GMs will help us to keep adding more and more to the line. How much more? Lots! And if the Decks of Destiny support is any indication, we'll be bringing out new expansions and adventures for The Fantasy Trip for a long time.

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Uncommon Sense

Some GURPS supplements can really open your eyes . . . or other sensory organs! With GURPS Powers: Enhanced Senses, you'll expand the possibilities of perception, from realistic science-fiction abilities to four-color superheroic versions. With this supplement, more than seeing is beyond believing . . . and it's just a download away from Warehouse 23!

May 25, 2019: Munchkin Mini-Expansions: Preorder Now!

Munchkin Mini-ExpansionsWe know many of you missed the Munchkin Mini-Expansions Kickstarter that ran in March. (We're not sure how you missed it – we talked about it enough – but we know you did.) We have good news, however . . . you didn't miss your chance to own these expansions! The pledge manager is live now and we're taking preorders for these expansions as part of that project. Head over to BackerKit and shop to your heart's content.

If you don't want to miss the next Munchkin Kickstarter (or any of the others), make sure to follow us on Kickstarter! We have two accounts: Steve Jackson Games, for the games we're planning to take to distribution, and Warehouse 23, for the ones we're going to sell directly on our own website and at conventions.

Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Put On Your Thinking Cap

Sometimes, you want to put the awesome potential of GURPS Psionic Powers into your game as fast as possible. Fortunately, GURPS Psis makes it easy, with mix-and-match templates that can quickly and easily outfit various concepts at different power levels. Download it today from Warehouse 23, and try it out for psis!

May 24, 2019: The Fantasy Trip: Decks Of Destiny Megahex Tiles

[Image] One of the more popular new components for The Fantasy Trip that was introduced in the Legacy Edition, the dry-erase megahex tiles, is set for expansion with the new Decks of Destiny box set that is now funding on Kickstarter. These die-cut, double-sided terrain tiles are designed to be assembled to form dungeons, arenas, and other locales for adventure, with the six sheets of tiles in the Legacy Edition providing enough play space for a small battlefield.

So far, thanks to the support of project backers, Decks of Destiny includes nine sheets of megahex tiles, more than doubling the number of options available to GMs and scenario creators. And just as with the tiles in the Legacy Edition, these new megahex tiles are two-sided: one side is blank, for your own designs, while the other is illustrated with new terrain features. By mixing and matching tiles from both the Decks of Destiny box and the Legacy Edition, you can construct large labyrinths and cover your table with enough play space to support a small army.

The Decks of Destiny campaign closes in a little over a week, so now is your best chance to join us and help to unlock even more stretch goals . . . including more megahex tiles! More tiles = more adventure, and we need you to make this box as big and heavy as possible. Join in Decks of Destiny today.

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Grab Your Cowboy Boots!

The Good, the Bad, and the Munchkin Complete Edition takes on the Wild West! Forget dragons and goblins – Jackalopes and Davy Croc have just as much treasure. Those plains may seem wide open, but there's lots of monsters to kill, and lots of stuff to take. Order now on Warehouse 23!

May 23, 2019: Preorder Autoduel Champions Today!

[Image] Thank you to the team at Hero Games for licensing the Champions game to us . . . again! As a part of the successful Pocket Box campaign on Kickstarter earlier this year, we're reprinting the Autoduel Champions sourcebook, meaning now is your chance to preorder a copy of the book. Originally published in 1983, Aaron Allston's work on Autoduel Champions created one of the earliest setting sourcebooks for the Car Wars universe, and the book is every enjoyable today as it was back in 1987 when I bought a copy for my game collection.

This near-exact reproduction of the original is just one of the 30+ Steve Jackson Games titles from the '80s that we're printing as part of the Pocket Box project. The factory is still working on scanning the materials, but we remain on schedule to deliver the Kickstarter rewards this fall. We'll flow preorders in with the Kickstarter mailings, so check out the preorder page today and don't miss out on this chance at an instant Steve Jackson Games collection of classic games and expansions!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Zap Your Foes With Magic!

If wielding powerful magic is your style, The Fantasy Trip: Wizard is for you! The magic companion to The Fantasy Trip: Melee . . . Wizard is sorcerous combat, in the arena or in the dungeon. Create your wizard and blast the opposition with powerful magic, or summon wild creatures to do your bidding. Either way, be the last one alive and win! Order now on Warehouse 23!

May 22, 2019: A New Style Of Metal Six-Sided Die

[Image] We announced this prototype d6 in an update to the Decks of Destiny campaign, revealed a little info on the making of the die in this BGG blog post, and now we're happy to share the design with all of you: This 25mm metal die was created using some of Liz Danforth's counter artwork from The Fantasy Trip and, as you can tell by the photo, it turned out great! We started work on the die earlier this year when David and I visited the GPI factory in China, and a steady stream of discussion and revisions was required to take the concept through to this finished prototype.

How can you get your hands on one of these metal dice? At the moment, your best opportunity is to join the Decks of Destiny campaign and help us unlock more stretch goals. At $100,000, we will automatically add one of these dice to the I Want All The Newness reward level and, yes, the die will be available as an add-on item at that time. Join in Decks of Destiny today! More support equals more rewards, and the over 20 stretch goals already unlocked has made this a fantastic expansion to The Fantasy Trip. Your support can make the box even better!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Gear Up For Adventure!

The Fantasy Trip heroes seldom get a chance to unwind . . . and that's especially true with The Clockwork Tower, a timely tale of mystery and mayhem. Excitement is just seconds away, thanks to a download from Warehouse 23!

May 21, 2019: Join Steve Jackson Games At UK Games Expo 2019!

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The UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest hobby games convention in the UK, and we're excited to be part of the fun! You'll find us each day in stand #1-864, co-exhibiting with our retail partner, Eclectic Games. We'll be demoing the new Munchkin Warhammer 40,000, the upcoming Girl Genius expansion for Munchkin Steampunk, and our small family games.

But wait! There's more! We'll also be running pre-release demos of the upcoming Deadly Doodles and Car Wars 6th Edition. And John Kovalic will be joining us each day for signings (3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday)!

So, if you're a Steve Jackson Games fan, the Birmingham NEC is where you want to be May 31-June 2! Go to their site to find out more about the UK Games Expo and follow our event on Facebook

Julie Yeager

Warehouse 23 News: Blob Lobber!

Blob Lobber is a fast-paced card game for 2 to 4 players where everyone take turns flinging Blob cards. If your card lands with a Bomb showing, you claim all the enemy Blobs beneath it . . . but if more Blobs turn up, your opponents may be able to Bomb more Blobs than you! Grab your friends and lob some cards! Order now on Warehouse 23!

May 20, 2019: Ogre Battlefields Update

[Image] The new Ogre Battlefields expansion for use with Ogre Sixth Edition and the Ogre Designer's Edition is in the final manufacturing stages and will load onto a container this month. The heavy box (over 8 lbs.!) includes double-sided mounted gameboards, rules, and a lot of counters that are sure to extend your scenario options. We'll be shipping the Kickstarter rewards starting in late June/early July, and we'll offer any remaining inventory on Warehouse 23. Ogre Battlefields is not scheduled for a distribution release.

For those who missed out on the Kickstarter campaign and want to guarantee that you get a copy of the Ogre Battlefields expansion, we're currently accepting preorders as part of the Pocket Box campaign. You can preorder today.

Retailers! If you would like to carry Ogre Battlefields in your store, please email retailers@sjgames.com and our team will help you set up a Warehouse 23 retailer account (where you can order a lot more than just Ogre – email us and we'll tell you all about our direct-to-retailer program!).

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Ninja Turtles!

Cowabunga, dude! Take on the role of your favorite "heroes in a half-shell" as you fight monsters and grab their loot! Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles combines the gameplay of Munchkin with the beloved characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. Order now on Warehouse 23!

May 19, 2019: Goodman Games' The Cthulhu Alphabet

[Image] Goodman Games produces fun books. Period. The work that goes into their various RPG supplements leads to some of the most enjoyable titles you can find, and I'd rank their books The Dungeon Alphabet and The Monster Alphabet as two of the best roleplaying game works of the last decade. A simple concept, yes, but the execution gives us books that cover different fantasy roleplaying-game concepts in small, bite-sized chunks that can be picked up and used by a game master with little planning. 

What does Goodman Games pack inside the two alphabet books? A few examples:
  • A Dozen Unusual Adventuring Bands
  • Six Ways to Use Echoes
  • Thirty Results for a Pulled Lever
  • A Score of Puzzling Potions
  • Twelve Unusual Armor Types
  • Ten Twisted Dragon Templates
  • Twelve Uncanny Ongoing Afflictions or Conditions
There are so many inspirational bits packed into the two books that I frequently turn to them when I'm trying to work through a new idea. It is the value in those books that made me instantly support the latest work – The Cthulhu Alphabet – as soon as I saw it on Kickstarter. It is set to ship to backers in October, and I'm looking forward to holding the completed work in my hands . . . and adding it to my growing library of Goodman Games books.

The Cthulhu Alphabet Kickstarter closes on Wednesday. Back the project today!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: You're A Wizard!

In Munchkin Harry Potter Deluxe, play a member of your favorite Hogwarts house and prove your mettle against other witches and wizards. Defeat villains and monsters, and compete against other players to level up for the win! Order now on Warehouse 23 and get official Munchkin Harry Potter bookmarks!

May 18, 2019: Galladoria Games' Resin Miniatures Terrain And Accessories

[Image] As work continues on a new demo table for The Fantasy Trip (see this post for a look at the table we used at FnordCon), we set out in search of nifty dungeon terrain and accessories to use in the construction of the new table. Multiple searches soon led us to Galladoria Games and their resin offerings, from which I ordered several different bits to paint and incorporate in the new table.

Some of the pieces that caught our eye, and that I can report look as incredible in person as in the pics, include the Obelisk Set, Skull Pile, and the Mimic Trap Door Set. Great stuff. I'm looking forward to seeing how these fit in with the new demo table!

And for even more, don't miss the Kickstarter campaign they're running to create more mimics!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Stat It Out, With GURPS!

With GURPS, it's straightforward to put things into numbers, which makes it easy to create just the world you want. As two humble examples, consider GURPS City Stats, perfect for codifying any community from the smallest hamlet to the biggest metropolis; and GURPS Boardroom and Curia, which lets you create and compare organizations. Download both today from Warehouse 23!

May 17, 2019: Preorder Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 Today!

[Image] Did you miss out on the Kickstarter campaign to create Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 along with reprinting the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game box set? Not to fear, gang, because we now have preorders open for this new Powered by GURPS book and the game reprint! We know that GURPS players are always in search of more foes, and Sean Punch's work on the Monsters 2 book won't disappoint – it brings over two dozen new monsters to the game. The book and box are on track to reach project backers later this year, and any preorders placed now will be mailed out at the same time as the Kickstarter shipments.

Visit the Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 preorder page today to secure your copy of this new Powered by GURPS book!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Go Big Or Go Home

When it comes to expanding your kingdom, sometimes you've got to think big! Take the fight to the battlefield with GURPS Mass Combat, unleash impossible loot with GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Treasures 2: Epic Treasures, and take your arcane abilities to new levels with Pyramid #3/25: Epic Magic. Whatever your dreams are, you can make them bigger, thanks to some GURPS downloads from Warehouse 23!

May 16, 2019: Four Perilous Journeys: New Adventures For The Fantasy Trip

[Image] You need more adventures for use with The Fantasy Trip, right? The Adventures hardcover, now at the factory and set to ship to project backers in August, doesn't quite fill your need for adventures . . . you need more. Fortunately, Douglas Cole has partnered with us to bring officially licensed adventures for The Fantasy Trip to the world, and his efforts are now on Kickstarter and ready for your support.

Four Perilous Journeys: New Adventures for The Fantasy Trip launched last week. It offers both PDF and print reward levels, meaning that any GM, regardless of personal preference, can get these four new adventures in the format that best suits their needs at the table. The adventures are written by David Pulver, Christopher R. Rice, and J. Edward Tremlett, and the titles are enough to spark the imagination of any player.
  • Ironskull Castle
  • Crown of Eternity
  • Citadel of Ice
  • Curse of the Pirate King
To learn more about these four adventures, as well as to join and support the campaign, please visit the Kickstarter campaign today!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Upgrade Your Game!

Illuminati Coins are here! Missed out on the Kickstarter? Need more sets? Ready to join the conspiracy? All good reasons to check out this set of custom metal coins that work with any game . . . or may be used for any number of other nefarious purposes. Just note that we are not responsible for any failed bribes. Get yours today at Warehouse 23!

May 15, 2019: Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 Expansions

Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 Faith and FirepowerMunchkin Warhammer 40,000 Savagery and SorceryAs we noted previously, both expansions for Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 are on a ship sailing toward your Friendly Local Game Store. (Not directly. That would be silly. I'm skipping some steps.) I have been asked several times which expansion people should buy first. In the very short term, the answer is Munchkin Warhammer 40,000: Faith and Firepower, because it will be on store shelves first. However, when both sets are available, the answer will be "Whichever you want!" The expansions work independently, so you can pick them up in either order. Each expansion adds two Armies:
  • Faith and Firepower: The Adepta Sororitas, the elite Sisters of Battle tasked with protecting the Emperor himself, and the mysterious T'au, sometimes steadfast allies and sometimes mortal enemies.
  • Savagery and Sorcery: The Space Wolves and the Thousand Sons, arch-enemies for millennia in the battle between the Imperium and the forces of Chaos.
Of course, although you can pick these up in either order, we know that most of you will want them both. Don't delay! We can't guarantee how long the print runs of each will last, and you don't want to field an incomplete game . . .

Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Even More Dice!

With the Eye-in-Pyramid Dice Set (Purple), you can upgrade any game that requires a d6 and let your friends know you are a Secret Master! These are the same dice that were unlocked through the Illuminati Coins Kickstarter, so grab yours today at Warehouse 23!