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September 19, 2019: Coming To Kickstarter! Deadly Doodles 2

Deadly Doodles was our smash hit at Gen Con last month and we've already ordered its second printing (expected to reach our primary warehouse in early December). At every event where we taught the game this year, the one question we were asked over and over (after "when is this coming out?") was: "Will there be more maps?"

Yes! Absolutely yes. And you can help us make that a reality next week with the launch of Deadly Doodles 2 on Kickstarter.

The campaign is set to launch on Monday, September 23, and is scheduled to close on October 11. The expansion includes three new maps on Day One, and unlocking stretch goals expands the box to six new maps. And the new maps offer up new mechanics that lead to some twisted, nasty dungeons that are challenging to defeat. (We won't talk about my score of -8, okay?)

To receive notification when the project launches on Kickstarter, please go here and click the green "Notify me" button.

We hope to see you join the campaign next week to help make Deadly Doodles 2 as big as it can be!

International Update: Please note that we will be offering rewards to Europe and Canada, as well as the United States, as a part of the Deadly Doodles 2 campaign.

Phil Reed

 
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Warehouse 23 News: This Supplement Will Grab You!

Whether you're a wrestler taking on all competitors, a warrior who fights using any means necessary, or an officer who needs to disarm opponents, GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling is your guide to unarmed combat. This optional system adds tactical depth and do-or-die decisions to your GURPS game. Grab this supplement today from Warehouse 23!

September 18, 2019: Two Munchkin Riddles

Munchkin Axe CopWhat do you get when you cross a kid's imagination with superheroes, police, and an older brother who is a talented artist?

Axe Cop!

And what do you get when you cross that with the original game of killing monsters and taking their stuff?

Munchkin Axe Cop!

(I never said these were hard riddles.)

In Munchkin Axe Cop, you can mix Powers and Classes to play as Axe Cop, Flute Cop, Dinosaur Soldier, or dozens of other combinations that have appeared (or should have appeared) in the cult webcomic by Malachai and Ethan Nicholle. It's easily one of the weirdest, wackiest Munchkin games we've ever published, and it's a whole lot of fun for kids of all ages who don't mind getting a little silly. Buy it at your local game emporium or on Warehouse 23!

Andrew Hackard

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!

September 17, 2019: Live In The Labyrinth Is Coming!

If you've followed us online in the last few years, you know we've brought you into the office (virtually) to check out new games, previews, and inside looks with our #SJGamesLive video streams.
Live in the Labyrinth - Wednesdays at 2pmNow we are bringing you a different inside look, with our new show, Live In The Labyrinth! Join some of our staff and friends for an onging fantasy roleplaying campaign using The Fantasy Trip rules. Not familiar with the system? That's okay . . . neither are the players! You can tune in to see how this old-school, lightweight system is quick to pick up and play, and to see if the staff can survive the Death Test and trials beyond!


Live In The Labyrinth will stream live every Wednesday, starting September 18th, at 2pm Central time. If you can't watch us live, the videos can be watched later.

Visit us on Twitch.TV (https://twitch.tv/stevejacksongames) and click Follow to get notified when we go live.

We will also be streaming to our Facebook page, where you can also click on Follow to know when we go live with a stream.

Jimmie Bragdon

Warehouse 23 News: Heroes Are Defined By Their Villains

Cause trouble for all kinds of heroes with GURPS Classic: Villains. This supplement includes over 50 villains (and villainous organizations) for a myriad of GURPS campaigns, complete with Third Edition stats. Use these baddies for instant encounters or the basis of an entire campaign. Download it today from Warehouse 23!

September 16, 2019: GURPS Basic Set: Characters And GURPS Basic Set: Campaigns Update

We are out of stock on both the Characters and Campaigns hardcovers for GURPS. The Campaigns reprint is expected to start shipping to distributors in October; Characters will not be back in our warehouse until January 2020. We shipped the last copies of both books to distributors earlier this year, so please check at your favorite local game store if you would like to buy the books at MSRP rather than the inflated after-market prices that we're currently seeing online.

Also, both are available from Warehouse 23 in PDF. You can find our range of in-print GURPS titles at Warehouse 23, and the print-on-demand titles are listed here.

We will make an announcement just as soon as both books are back in the warehouse.

NOTE: If you're new to the GURPS system, the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game is a fantastic introduction. Grab your copy today from Warehouse 23!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Help From On High

Some forces of darkness in the GURPS Monster Hunters setting fear something more than firepower: the power of faith. GURPS Monster Hunters 6: Holy Hunters provides options, creeds, new abilities, and even additional monsters tied to the spiritual side of the conflict. Your higher calling begins with a download from Warehouse 23!

September 15, 2019: Autoduel Weekly: What Will Car Wars Sixth Edition Cost?

We know that cost is a serious concern these days – everything costs more than it once did. And we know that many of you are waiting for the Car Wars Sixth Edition project to launch on Kickstarter and asking: How much money will I need to support the game? With that in mind, we wanted to give you some advance insight so you can start saving up to join in Car Wars Sixth Edition as soon as the Kickstarter page goes live.

Please note that all prices are estimates and will likely change before the project is live. Additionally, these numbers do not include shipping charges. And yes, international rewards will be offered, so no matter where you are in the world, start saving up your cash!
  • Car Wars Sixth Edition, Basic Pledge – To get the game, which can handle up to four players, we expect that you will need $100 to cover the Kickstarter pledge. This is for the dice, cards, rules, dashboards, turning key, and miniatures – everything you need to play the new edition of Car Wars! This does not cover any of the possible add-on items.
  • Car Wars Sixth Edition, Upgraded Pledge – The game, three more miniatures, and a playmat. This does not include any of the possible add-on items. This pledge will be priced somewhere around $200.
  • Car Wars Sixth Edition, Ultimate Pledge – This is the Upgrade Pledge plus a handful of other miniatures expansions (exact number still being worked out, but at least three more minis), a second playmat, and more. This pledge is likely to come in around $350 and will include a lot of options for when you sit down to start designing your new cars. This does not include any of the possible add-on items.
There will not be an "I Want It All" reward for this campaign.

And that covers the basics, gang. There may be some even higher-level (limited) rewards, but the three listed above are the "you get the stuff!" rewards.

As we said, these are estimates and there's a chance that the numbers will change. The most important thing to remember? Nothing will be exclusive to Kickstarter. Not all items produced will be offered to distribution, but we will make any remaining inventory available after the campaign is completely shipped to backers.

Note: To receive email notification when the Car Wars project goes live, please follow both the Steve Jackson Games and Warehouse 23 pages on Kickstarter.

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: An A To Z Of Adversity

GURPS Action 5: Dictionary of Danger is an alphabetical guide to dozens of dooms. Whether you're fighting over a vat of chemicals, turning the tide with a well-placed tool, or getting into a firefight in a zoo, the Dictionary of Danger is your guide to an assortment of cinematic set pieces. Excitement is just a download away from Warehouse 23!

September 14, 2019: Backpack Games!

Each year, between business trips and vacations, I fly about one to two times every month. After years of airline flights across the world, I've slowly built a catalog of games that are a blast to play and don't take up too much space in the backpack. (When you plan for a nine-day trip to Hong Kong and design the entire journey around carry-on only, that backpack space is valuable; you must carry only the most compact of games.)
  • Yahtzee: Steal the Deal – At less than three inches to a side, this portable Yahtzee game is the #1 entry in my list of backpack games. It helps a lot that it is one of the best Yahtzee games Hasbro ever published; it's just too bad the game is long out-of-print and becoming difficult to find. But if you can find a copy, grab it! From the same evolutionary tree that includes Risk Express and Elder Sign, Yahtzee: Steal the Deal uses cards and dice and gives you specific target dice rolls every round. Works great for two!
  • Age of War – Larger in size than Yahtzee: Steal the Deal, Reiner Knizia's Age of War is from the same family of games as that Hasbro offering. Originally known in Europe as Risk Express, Age of War again uses dice and cards . . . though this time you're competing to capture territory. If you can't find Yahtzee: Steal the Deal, this makes a great substitute. And while I would never take both on the same trip, it's great to own both games since it allows for variety between trips.
  • Zombie Dice Horde Edition – Though the basic Zombie Dice game costs less, the Horde Edition is the better travel game because the dice bag allows you to collapse everything to take as little space as possible. Leave the expansion material at home on your travels to make the game take even less room in your bag! The big benefit to Zombie Dice as a backpack game is that it is so easy to learn that you can even include the non-gamers you meet in a session.
  • Scrimish. There have been a number of Stratego-like card games over the years (Hera & Zeus and the Wyvern CCG stand out as favorites), but none have been as easy to carry as Scrimish. The game is a single deck of cards in a small tuck box, and it carries the hidden-unit mechanics and feel of Stratego without the need to carry the board and all the loose bits. A good choice . . . and again for two players. The game is sold in decks of different colors, though, allowing for more players at a time.  
What are your favorite travel games? Join our forums and let us know!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: [A]ttack, [R]etreat, [F]ail?

You may never look at your robotic vacuum cleaner the same way again . . . once you visit the post-apocalyptic world of GURPS Classic: Reign of Steel. This meaty sourcebook includes the background and factions of a world where emotionless death lurks around every corner. Update this classic setting to GURPS Fourth Edition with GURPS Reign of Steel: Will to Live, featuring updated character info, new options, and more. A world that puts the "A.I." in "AIIIEEEE!!!" is just a download away, thanks to Warehouse 23!

September 13, 2019: Announcing Munchkin: Quacked Quest!

For the first time ever, the Munchkin universe is coming to a gaming console near you! Munchkin: Quacked Quest, based on the game world of Munchkin, will be released by Asmodée Digital on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam (PC only) in Autumn 2019.
 
Asmodée Digital is a leader in video-game entertainment inspired by boardgames, and they have done a phenomenal job of bringing the manic humor of Munchkin to life. In this completely new game, players race to level up and betray their friends in a mad dash to kill monsters, grab the loot, and level up. Again. Also, you're collecting ducks, because of course you are.
 
Each of the four classes (warrior, thief, cleric, and wizard) and four races (orc, elf, dwarf, and halfling) offers unique abilities you can use to gain an advantage over your opponents. But they'll be doing the same to you!
 
Thanks to the random modifiers, every adventure is different. The more victories you claim, the more possibilities you open up in your game. The mix between accessible, yet rich, gameplay and a real-time race to grab as many Treasures (and, yes, ducks) offers intense, skill-based brawling action.
 
Watch the Daily Illuminator and your favorite digital gaming site for more information leading up to the release of Munchkin: Quacked Quest!
 
Munchkin: Quacked Quest


Warehouse 23 News: Celebrate Friday the 13th with Steve Jackson Games!

Let us be the first to wish you a Happy Friday the 13th! Get a little spooky with our Friday The 13th Sale! Just in time to get ready for the spookiest day of the year, you can enjoy 13% (or more!) off select horror-themed games! Don't get too spooked, though, because this sale ends Monday, September 16th! Hurry to Warehouse 23!

September 12, 2019: Keeping Our Top Sellers In Stock

Earlier this year, there were months when some of our top-selling titles were unavailable. An unexpected bump in sales at the start of the year burned through our supply of Munchkin Deluxe, Munchkin 2, and other games and expansions, and left the team working hard with the GPI office to accelerate planned reprints. The current uncertainty and growing flood of games in the market has surprised us a few times now – both by games selling faster than expected as well as slower than expected – and we've not yet found our rhythm in this unstable environment.

Regardless of what will or will not happen, we've identified a number of our top-selling games and expansions, and have placed a blanket order with GPI to (we hope) avoid future outages. Starting in September, and every other month till March, we will receive a container loaded with copies of:
  • Munchkin Deluxe
  • Munchkin
  • Munchkin 2
  • Munchkin 3
  • Munchkin 4
  • Munchkin 5
  • Munchkin Cthulhu
  • Munchkin Warhammer 40,000
  • Munchkin Warhammer 40,000: Faith and Firepower
  • Munchkin Warhammer 40,000: Savagery and Sorcery
  • Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar
  • Munchkin Zombies
  • Illuminati
  • Zombie Dice
This is a pricey commitment, but we think it is the right bet to make in order to keep a steady supply of these games and expansions in the warehouse for the holidays.

We will continue to keep an eye on inventory levels – as we do constantly – so we can make a decision as to whether or not to place a similar standing order with GPI later this year. It is our hope that this steady flow will allow us to fulfill order requests without housing too much excess inventory. Will this work? We won't know until next year, but we think this will help our cash flow and our ability to fill orders for our top-selling evergreen (and new) titles.

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Uphold The Prime Directive!

The stars await, with the revised and expanded edition of GURPS Prime Directive. The Star Fleet Universe comes to your gaming table with this licensed GURPS supplement. Learn everything you need to make Star Fleet heroes with Volume 1: Creating a Character; unleash the power of tech, background, and rules with Volume 2: Playing the Game; or get both with GURPS Prime Directive 4e Revised Volume 1 and Volume 2. It's a download of fun that's faster than a phaser, from Warehouse 23!

September 11, 2019: Deadly Doodles 2 Coming To Kickstarter Late This Month

[Image] Deadly Doodles, our hottest release at Gen Con, is expanding with new maps, new rules, and even a new custom six-sided die featuring the art of Katie Cook! 

Designed by Sam Mitschke and Randy Scheunemann, Deadly Doodles 2 was created after listening to players who had a chance to demo the game at PAX East, FnordCon, and other conventions we visited earlier this year. The one request that we heard at every event? More game maps to explore! And that's exactly what Deadly Doodles 2 offers, with a total of six new maps if all of the project's stretch goals are unlocked.

The maps are numbered – 1 through 6 – so you may roll one six-sided die to randomly select a map at the start of each session. The custom die does more than that, though, with some of the new boards including doors, gemstones, and other features that are triggered by rolling the die at the start of each round.

To receive notification when Deadly Doodles 2 launches, please follow us on Kickstarter. Both the Steve Jackson Games and Warehouse 23 accounts create new projects throughout the year; click the "follow" button on both accounts so you don't miss any of our campaigns!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: It's All In Who You Know!

Make your life easier with a well-placed phone call (or perhaps a pigeon-carried note)! GURPS Social Engineering: Keeping in Contact clarifies and augments the power of Contacts in GURPS, giving new ideas for who you might know and how you might tap their expertise. The power of friendship is just a download away from Warehouse 23!

September 10, 2019: Zenkaikon 2020

I will be at Zenkaikon 20 in Lancaster, PA, on March 20-22, 2020. It's an annual celebration of anime, comics, games, science fiction, and fandom! The three-day event will include panels, workshops, anime & live-action screenings, concerts, cosplay, video gaming, tabletop gaming, LARP, AMVs, dances, vendors, artists, and more! Jimmie Bragdon will come with me, and we will bring . . . games!

Steve Jackson

Warehouse 23 News: Sparkly Dice!

You can never have too much sparkle! On the other hand, WE have a little too much, so we're sharing it! The Munchkin Sparkle Dice Pack contains four 14mm deep-amber sparkly dice and four 19mm pink sparkly dice. They each have the Munchkin head for the one pip and can be used to add some Munchkin flair to any game that calls for a d6. Order today on Warehouse 23!

September 9, 2019: Paizo's Starfinder Beginner Box Includes Munchkin Cards!

[Image] If you've not yet seen the Starfinder Beginner Box from Paizo, then there's a strong chance you missed out on the fact that we included Munchkin Pathfinder and Munchkin Starfinder promo cards in their game. It is always a treat when our friends join us to work on something fun and surprising for the players. This is one of the few professional industries where companies are friendly and constantly working together to cross-promote titles.

You can learn all about the Starfinder Beginner Box here. And don't miss out on the Munchkin Pathfinder and the Munchkin Starfinder games and expansions that we produce under license from Paizo. Thank you to the Paizo crew for both letting us play in their sandbox and for allowing us to include those new promo cards in their boxed RPG. That was fun! (What should we work on together next?)

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: The Red Dragon Inn!

The worlds of Munchkin and The Red Dragon Inn have collided! Munchkin: The Red Dragon Inn is a 29-card expansion full of fantastic treasures, exotic drinks, and familiar foes adapted from the hit games published by SlugFest Games! With amazing art by Tom Siddell, you'd be crazy not to pick it up. Order now on Warehouse 23!

September 8, 2019: The Book Of Unusual Potions Now On Kickstarter

[Image] As part of my endless quest to avoid taking a break, I've launched a personal project on Kickstarter that transports several wicked potion ideas from my imagination to your fantasy campaign. A systemless book, this work focuses on the broad overview and concepts of different potions; it is intended as inspiration that GMs can expand on and adapt to their favorite game system.

Those of you who enjoy The Fantasy Trip and the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game may find ideas within The Book of Unusual Potions that you wish to adapt to your campaigns. And at only $3 for the PDF, it's a fantastic price to get your hands on both new potion concepts and some twists on old favorites.

Please join in The Book of Unusual Potions today on Kickstarter and help unlock stretch goals to add even more potions to the book!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: He's Back!

Moop is back, with more magical messed-up mayhem in his menagerie! Murder more monsters for much merriment! Munchkin Magical Mess is a complete game, fully compatible with Moop's Monster Mashup and all the other Munchkin games. Mix-and-match to create marvelous mayhem. Order now on Warehouse 23!