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January 26, 2020: TFT Is Nebula Eligible

If you are a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), this is for you.* 

Each year, SFWA members nominate and vote on the Nebula Awards – a uniquely prestigious honor, in that it is granted entirely by one's peers in the SF creative community. Last year, the Nebulas added a category for Game Writing. This year, The Fantasy Trip is eligible.

If you would like to see the entire Legacy Edition in PDF and consider it for your vote, I would appreciate your time. (And if you have fun reading or playing, all the better.) This post contains a free link to the game. But, again, this is only for SFWA members; non-members won't be able to log in to the forum.

The deadline is mid-February.

Steve Jackson

* If you are a game designer but not a member of SFWA, I suggest you take a look at the organization. It has done a lot of good for genre writers over the years, and having made the organizational decision that SF game writing is SF writing, it's in a position to do a lot of good for game writers as well.

Warehouse 23 News: Secrets You Dare Not Fathom

Learn what they don't want you to know about Antarctic Space Nazis, the Philadelphia Experiment, Ancient Astronauts, and more. Kenneth Hite is your guide to weirdness in Suppressed Transmission, a collection of Ken's popular columns, along with annotations, a bibliography, and more. Download it today – if you dare – from Warehouse 23!

January 25, 2020: Illuminated Site of the Week: Ninja Vs. Job Market

Illuminated Site of the Week: Iga province in Japan has a problem: too few ninjas. Iga has something of a ninja-rich history, or at least some ninja-adjacent connections, so they're actively recruiting performers for their various ninja events and fairs, not actual stealthy assassins (which is just what you'd expect a ninja to claim, isn't it?). According to the story at Bihani Khabar, salaries can go as high as $85k, though this stands in contrast to The International Ninja Research Center's assessment that ninjas earn $8-17k.

In related news, there's an International Ninja Research Center.

– Suggested by Roger Croft

Warehouse 23 News: Do More With Your Ogres!

Roll out your killer cybernetic tanks (and other accoutrements) in more ways with the Ogre Scenario Book line. Ogre Scenario Book 1 contains classic encounters updated to Ogre Sixth Edition, Ogre Scenario Book 2 has the Kickstarter-contest winners, and Ogre Scenario Book 3 has more ideas from the mind of Steve Jackson himself. Download them today from Warehouse 23!

January 24, 2020: Preorder Ogre Miniatures Set 3 Today!

[Image] The tooling is complete on Ogre Miniatures Set 3, the new minis are now in manufacturing, and the BackerKit preorders are open for all of you who missed out on last summer's Indiegogo campaign. This latest Ogre expansion is compact and focused, including only two new plastic miniatures: the Doppelsoldner and Ogre Mark VI. Both of these are large cybertank models that many of you have been waiting to pick up in plastic. (The metal versions are way, way too pricey on the after-market!)

Preorder Ogre Miniatures Set 3 today!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Gear From Yesteryear!

Outfit your historical and fantasy games with the realistic pre-modern equipment found in GURPS Low-Tech. It includes weapons, armor, equipment, and more – all based on extensive historical research. Get it today from Warehouse 23!

January 23, 2020: FnordCon2 Swag!

BIg preparations are underway in Austin for our second Steve Jackson Games Convention: FnordCon2! We have some growing to do before we're in the Big Leagues, but our goal is to be bigger and better than last year! Guests have been invited (John Kovalic!). The venue has been secured (Omni Hotel!). The staff is primed and ready (actually, we are still emerging from hibernation), but we WILL be ready! 

Whether you are looking for Car Wars Sixth Edition or Munchkin, Illuminati or Ogre, we'll have it all – and everything in between. Come play with us! Everything you need to know to register can be found here.

But what about the swag? Well, we've just added "Order" buttons to the FnordCon2 registration page, so you can now order your official FnordCon2 T-shirt and Silipint to be delivered to you on site! Attending FnordCon2 is the only way to guarantee that you'll be able to snag these beauties, so act now!

Note: If you've already registered, you'll want to go back and add these to your order. The deadline to preorder your swag is March 6, 2020, so do it now!

Susan Bueno

Warehouse 23 News: Become Insane!

Use Cthulhu Coins in any game to add a touch of eldritch horror! With custom debossed artwork on both sides, this set of 10 zinc-alloy coins contains one "10" coin, two "5" coins, two "3" coins, and five "1" coins. Order now on Warehouse 23!

January 22, 2020: In Stores Today: New Dice Bags, A New Dice Game, And Munchkin Zombies: Grave Mistakes

[Image] Visit your favorite local game store today and ask for our newest releases! In stores today, we have:
  • Dice Bag: Skeletons – A new satin-lined dice bag to carry your most loyal dice. 
  • Dungeon Survival Pack: Kitten Adventurers – Illustrated by Katie Cook, this pack includes three journals to record your campaign notes, three six-sided dice, and a large dice bag. Perfect for your next RPG session!
  • Munchkin Zombies: Grave Mistakes – This latest expansion for Munchkin Zombies brings another 30 cards to the game. Illustrated by Lar DeSouza.
  • Texas Roll 'Em – A fast-playing dice game that brings poker to your table . . . minus the cards!
You can find all of these and more Steve Jackson Games titles at your favorite local game store. Use our handy store finder to find the one nearest you. If you don't have a local store, please visit Warehouse 23 to order direct from us!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: An Underground GURPS Supplement

If you're a GURPS Dungeon Fantasy hero, get ready to go down below! GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Setting: Caverntown is a complete, beautiful premise that serves as both an interesting place to visit and a full-fledged campaign setting. Exploring dungeons is easier when they're in your backyard! Put the "down" in "download" by getting this supplement from Warehouse 23!

January 21, 2020: Munchkin Musings: January 2020

Yup, that's me.Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to a year full of fun times with good friends and great games . . . you might say that it's my 2020 vision. (And that is the one and only 2020 joke I'm allowed to make in Munchkin Musings this year. Got it out of the way early, just for y'all.)

We've got a busy year planned, much of which I can't talk about yet (or I won't have any Musings for the rest of the year!), but I have some previews to offer . . .

Mini-Expansions



Last year, we ran a Kickstarter for three new 30-card expansions for Star Munchkin, Munchkin Zombies, and Munchkin Cthulhu. Those have made their way to the Kickstarter backers and we're releasing them to stores over the next couple of months. Munchkin Zombies: Grave Mistakes is already on its way to stores (and may be on shelves when this posts). Munchkin Cthulhu: Sanity Check will start shipping to our distribution partners later this week. And Star Munchkin: Landing Party will ship next month or at the start of March (we're still trying to invert the phase refractionator to get you a solid answer). Each one shuffles right into your game to add a little uncertainty, a little mayhem, and a lot of new jokes to the fun!

But that's not all: coming in May, we have a stand-alone reprint of Munchkin Unicorns, originally part of the Munchkin Unicorns and Friends package. This 15-card set has art by Katie Cook and silly puns by that hairy-footed guy in the orange helmet up there. Lots of people told us they missed the Kickstarter and really wanted these cards, so here they are! (We aren't through working with Katie this year; she drew the art for a new Munchkin core game that will be out this summer – get all the details next month.)

Munchkin Pathfinder DeluxePathfinder



Speaking of Kickstarter and 2019, we have fulfilled the rewards for the Munchkin Pathfinder 3 – Odd Ventures campaign and will be releasing those items to the world as well. Look for Goblin Dice in March, Odd Ventures in April, and the Munchkin Pathfinder Kill-O-Meter in May. If you missed it last fall, we also released a new printing of Munchkin Pathfinder Deluxe that included a dozen bonus cards with the iconic heroes from the Pathfinder Second Edition Playtest. If you passed on that printing because you already had Munchkin Pathfinder Deluxe, you can still get those Hero Cards on Warehouse 23. Of course, the Truly Gobnoxious, Gobsmacked, and Munchkin Pathinder 2 – Guns and Razzes expansions are all still available. Why, Munchkin Pathfinder has had more support than almost any other set . . .

Munchkin Warhammer Age of SigmarWarhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar



. . . almost.

Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar came out in October and was another instant hit. The first expansion, Death and Destruction, is set to arrive in stores next month, followed by a Kill-O-Meter in March, Lightning Dice in April, and the second expansion, Chaos and Order, in May.

We aren't through with Munchkin Warhammer 40,000, either. It's too early to tell you exactly what's coming, but there is definitely more on the way!

Munchkin Crazy CooksCrazy Cooks



As if all that wasn't enough, we took Munchkin Crazy Cooks (previously exclusive to Barnes & Noble) and made it available through our online store, Warehouse 23. If you wanted to know what the dungeon kitchen might be like, this set may give you an idea. It also has new Food tokens, which give you another perfectly balanced way to win the game! (Seriously. A balanced diet is very important, y'all.)

What Else?



You mean that wasn't enough? You monsters!

I'm currently working on several expansions for the second half of the year, including the return of one of our favorite types of mini-expansions. Phil is planning a couple of Munchkin Kickstarters, so I'm sure he'll have more information in the Daily Illuminator over the next few weeks.

Oh, and we have something very special planned for August. Those of you at Gen Con might just get an early peek. Watch this space in a few months to learn more about it!

Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Princess Power!

Join the ranks of royalty . . . then go right back to killing monsters and taking their stuff. In style. We're putting the rage in peerage! Munchkin Princesses: all the noblesse, none of the oblige. Become Royalty and order now on Warehouse 23!

January 20, 2020: On Kickstarter Today: Dungeon Fantasy Companion 2!

[Image] It's that day, gang! Later today, we launch the new Dungeon Fantasy Companion 2 on Kickstarter as both a printed book and in PDF. This 64-page expansion to the GURPS-driven Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game includes new magic items, monsters, and villains. It's is a fantastic addition for GMs and players who want more depth in their campaigns.

If you happen to see this Daily Illuminator post before the project goes live today, please click the "Notify me" button on the page so Kickstarter will email you when the project is live. Don't miss out on the limited FnordCon reward!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: We Sell Sound Spells Down At The GURPS Store

Add to your GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery grimoire with an assortment of spells where hearing is believing! GURPS Sorcery: Sound Spells includes 35 spells that mean fears for ears. Download it today from Warehouse 23!

January 19, 2020: Crowdfunding Focus: Return To Dark Tower

Crowdfunding FocusIf you aren't familiar with Restoration Games, they take classic games from decades past and update them for the 21st century. They're probably best known for their new version of Fireball Island, funded on Kickstarter a couple of years ago.

They're now back on Kickstarter with Return to Dark Tower, a reimagining of the 1981 board game that takes you back to the fight against the forces of evil. And brigands. So many brigands.

I got to playtest a prototype of this at BGGcon last November and this campaign was an instant back for me when it went live. It's closing on February 4, so don't dawdle!

Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Mistakes Were Made!

Grave Mistakes! No one ever thinks to hide in the cemetery when the zombies roam the streets. With your sensible heels and a personalized gravestone, what could possibly go wrong? Add Munchkin Zombies: Grave Mistakes to your zombie collection! Preorder now on Warehouse 23!

January 18, 2020: Illuminated Site of the Week: Looks Like Someone's Been Gazing Long Into An Abyss

Illuminated Site of the Week: Spring is right around the corner, so if you're preparing to cram for exams but can't seem to stay awake long enough to absorb the material, Oleg Vdovenko has the cure: his artwork.

If you're not familiar with it, be assured it's realistic enough to give you bad dreams for days (and if that's not warning enough for the parents reading this, to repeat: Some of the material isn't safe for work or kids regardless of how strong your personal fortitude is). Clearly influenced by life in Russia, many of his works deal with creatures and events that could only happen in the subterranean world of nightmares. Things crawling through walls, soldiers trying to stop them (even if that means appeasing them rather than defeating them), and people falling prey to them all look far too real. Some sections have the gall to sport a "Mature Content" warning, leading one to wonder how much worse it gets.

Maybe this can give some GMs game ideas; maybe it will offer authors writing prompts; it almost certainly gives everyone who witnesses it a profound sense of existential dread.

– Suggested by Robert Troy Peterson

Warehouse 23 News: Adorable Adventuring Party!
Kittens are mischievous and meddlesome, which makes them adorable dungeon adventurers! Add the accessories from this Dungeon Survival Pack to any fantasy roleplaying game session and be the envy of the party. Everything is beautifully illustrated by the incomparable Katie Cook. Preorder Dungeon Survival Pack: Kitten Adventurers now on Warehouse 23!

January 17, 2020: GURPS Players, Don't Miss Dungeon Fantasy Companion 2!!!

[Image] As we have mentioned previously, we're taking a new Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game book to Kickstarter on Monday, January 20th . . . which is next week! This will be another Quickstarter campaign, going live on the 20th and closing on Monday, January 27th, so please be sure to click the "notify me" button on this page and join the campaign on Day One.

This project will have no stretch goals, to minimize the chance of delays in delivering the rewards. Additionally, the printed book will only be available to U.S. backers during the campaign. If this closes successfully, we will release the book through the GURPS On Demand program so that most of you outside the U.S. have a chance at spending less on shipping. (We would much rather you not spend as much to mail the book as to support the project.)

To receive email notification when the Dungeon Fantasy Companion 2 project launches, please click the "Notify me" button here.

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: In The Fight Against Horror, You Need More-er

Give your GURPS Monster Hunters heroes the edge they need with GURPS Monster Hunters Power-Ups 1. This supplement includes an assortment of non-supernatural abilities to add to your arsenal, plus insight into kit-bashing and designing your own power-ups. Getting better starts with just a download, thanks to Warehouse 23!

January 16, 2020: Subscribe To Our Newsletter!

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Warehouse 23 News: The Latest In Phones And Drones

If the holidays found you dissatisfied with your stocking, there's still time to get what you want – like a radar gun or a gas-powered micro air vehicle! No, wait; those are two of the gear items in GURPS High-Tech: Electricity and Electronics . . . where you can get those two and lots of other goodies for your gaming table. Download the latest and greatest in GURPS gear from Warehouse 23!

January 15, 2020: Register Today For FnordCon!

Would you like to meet Steve Jackson and John Kovalic? Register today for FnordCon, the official Steve Jackson Games convention in Austin where both Steve and John will be happy to chat and sign your Munchkin games! (And other stuff, of course.) 

FnordCon 2 will be held at Austin's Omni Southpark Hotel on April 3-5, 2020. We'll run many different games, including the latest Munchkin releases, preview sessions of Car Wars Sixth Edition, and very likely secret sessions of an unannounced new game or two!

To learn more about the event and to register today, please see the FnordCon page.

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: It's A Cast Party

Sometimes it's not what you know but who you know. Add lots of "who is it?" possibilities with GURPS Classic: Supporting Cast, an assortment of dozens of ready-to-use characters for past, present, or future GURPS Third Edition campaigns. Allies and enemies are a download away from Warehouse 23!