April 13, 2021: New Support For The Fantasy Trip Now On Kickstarter!

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[Image] Our latest issue of Hexagram is now funding on Kickstarter! Hexagram, as you probably know, is a retro-style collection of articles for and about Steve Jackson's The Fantasy Trip. This old-school fantasy roleplaying game was first released as the Melee and Wizard games in 1977 and 1978, and now that Steve has the rights to his first RPG design back, we're doing everything we can to keep the game supported with new content. Fortunately, many of you have joined in for the various Kickstarter campaigns we've run over the last few years and been there every step of the way as The Fantasy Trip catalog grew . . . but we know that some of you have missed out.

Now's your chance to join in the fun! In the Hexagram #7 campaign we're offering an introductory reward level that includes the Melee and Wizard games, the Death Test solitaire adventure set, and more! 

Visit Kickstarter today to learn more about Hexagram #7 and The Fantasy Trip!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Munchkin Invades The Kitchen!

Munchkin Crazy Cooks puts the adventurers in the only place with more backstabbing and treachery than the dungeon: the kitchen! This stand-alone game seats 3 to 6 foodies who can try to stomach corny jokes from Steve Jackson with a ganache of John Kovalic illustrations. Plus, it's designed to be easily shuffled into other Munchkin games to really whet your appetite! Now available on Warehouse 23!

April 12, 2021: FnordCon 3 Sale Ending Today

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We had a blast this weekend at our online convention, FnordCon 3 Virtual! So many games played, plus lots of new sneak peeks and fun panels with our special guests. But the fun isn't over just yet! You can still get in on our Warehouse 23 FnordCon sale, which will run until 11:59 CDT tonight. Tons of free swag and discounts are available while supplies last, and until the sale ends tonight, so get your orders in soon! 
 
 
A quick taste of what you'll find:
  • Bundles and bundles of RPG goodies.
  • Discounts from 13% to 50% on great tabletop games.
  • Swag. So much swag. Goodies starting at the $25 purchase price point, and then even more goodies.
  • Free Munchkin cards, free Munchkin bookmarks, and very likely some of our coveted ribbons (while supplies last)!
Even if you missed FnordCon, you can still take home some great deals from Warehouse 23!
    Hunter Shelburne

    Warehouse 23 News: One Page Of Battle!

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    <p class="ljsyndicationlink"><a href="http://www.sjgames.com/ill/a/2021-04-12">http://www.sjgames.com/ill/a/2021-04-12</a></p><div> We had a blast this weekend at our online convention, <a href="http://www.sjgames.com/fnordcon/">FnordCon 3 Virtual</a>! So many games played, plus lots of new sneak peeks and fun panels with our special guests. But the fun isn't over just yet! You can still get in on our <a href="http://www.warehouse23.com/FnordCon">Warehouse 23 FnordCon sale</a>, which will run until 11:59 CDT tonight. Tons of free swag and discounts are available while supplies last, and until the sale ends tonight, so get your orders in soon! </div><div>  </div><div> <a href="http://www.warehouse23.com/FnordCon"><b>See ALL the specials here!</b></a></div><div>  </div><div> A quick taste of what you'll find:</div><ul> <li> Bundles and bundles of RPG goodies.</li> <li> Discounts from 13% to 50% on great tabletop games.</li> <li> Swag. So much swag. Goodies starting at the $25 purchase price point, and then even <i>more </i>goodies.</li> <li> Free <i><b>Munchkin </b></i>cards, free <i><b>Munchkin </b></i>bookmarks, and very likely some of our coveted ribbons (while supplies last)!</li></ul><div> Even if you missed FnordCon, you can still take home some <a href="http://www.warehouse23.com/FnordCon">great deals from Warehouse 23!</a></div><ul></ul> – <a href="mailto:hunter@sjgames.com">Hunter Shelburne</a><br /><br /> <a href="http://www.warehouse23.com/"><b>Warehouse 23</b></a><b> News: One Page Of Battle!</b><br /><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Lucida Grande"; font-size: medium; background-color: rgb(248, 243, 236);">Can you survive the Battle of the Bulge? This game started as a challenge to see if we could design a wargame and keep the rules down to a single page! Years later it has been reproduced in all its glory and you can pick up a copy of <a href="http://www.warehouse23.com/products/one-page-bulge-pocket-box"><i><b>One-Page Bulge Pocket Box</b></i></a> today at </span><a href="http://www.warehouse23.com/products/ghosts-love-candy" style="font-family: "Lucida Grande"; font-size: medium; background-color: rgb(248, 243, 236);">Warehouse 23</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Lucida Grande"; font-size: medium; background-color: rgb(248, 243, 236);">!</span>

    April 11, 2021: Play Games Today On FnordCon 3 Online!

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    Saturday was stacked, and the FnordCon 3 fun continues into Sunday with more events! Join us in Discord for a full day of games, including demos all day on Tabletopia and classics like Tribes and UltraCorps.
    ALL DAY:

    Tabletopia will be hosting games of Zombie Dice and Hack & Slash (our newest title), taught by our staff and our Men in Black volunteers, between 11am and 6pm. Information on accessing the games will be available during the show from our Discord schedule.
     
    We will be running two UltraCorps games (with special badges and prizes for participants and winners!):
     
    • Fast: join between 10am and 11am; first turn is at 11:30am with speed play! (2 hour game)
    • Furious: join between 1:30pm and 2:30pm; first turn is at 3pm. (3 hour game)
    The following individual games are also available:
    Join the Discord, we'll see you on the show floor!

    Hunter Shelburne

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    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!

    April 10, 2021: Join Us Today For Our Online Convention: FnordCon3 Virtual!

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    Today is the day, gamers: FnordCon 3 Virtual is officially open, and we're ready to play! Our annual (and even bi-annual) convention devoted to Steve Jackson Games fans, full of fun, game demos, and panels with artists, authors, and Steve himself, is happening all weekend. It's all virtual, of course, and FREE, so you can join us in Discord all weekend and hang out, chat with other fans, and attend the events we have planned all from the comfort of your home!

    You can find our full schedule here. Some of today's highlights include:
    • 10am – What's New at Steve Jackson Games with Steve Jackson and Phil Reed. (Discord)
    • 11:30am – Meet David L. Pulver, author and designer for GURPS, The Fantasy Trip, and much more! (Discord)
    • 12:30pm – Lunch with Uncle Albert: watch an encore presentation of a staff Car Wars Sixth Edition autoduel (while we take a lunch break)! (Twitch, with Discord commentary; visit the Steve Jackson Games Twitch channel to see our earlier videos)
    • 2pm – Minis Painting with Ben Williams, SJ Games Production Artist whose work - and painting skills - were featured during the Car Wars Kickstarter. (Twitch, with Discord chat)
    • 3:30pm – GURPS and The Fantasy Trip Roleplaying with Steve Jackson and Douglas Cole of Gaming Ballistic. (Discord)
    • 5pm – Meet Lar deSouza, whose art appears in Illuminati, Munchkin, and more! (Discord)
    Check here for tomorrow's events.

    Sunday we'll have more game demos, and I'll be hosting some Deadly Doodles! No matter what you're interested in, we've got something for everybody!

    And make sure to check out the FnordCon sale at our online store, Warehouse 23, going on now through Monday!

    Join us at FnordCon

    Hunter Shelburne

     

    Fnord Con

    Warehouse 23 News: Keep Your Dice Safe!

    Keep your dice collection in this horrifying dice bag! This drawstring bag is made of blue fabric, lined with black satin, and holds more than 100 assorted dice! The skeleton-adorned 6" x 9" bag will be a valuable addition to your next game day, no matter where you play! Order your Dice Bag: Skeletons now on Warehouse 23!

    April 9, 2021: FnordCon 3 Sale On Warehouse 23!

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    With the opening of this weekend's FnordCon 3 Virtual festivities (come join us on Discord!), we're celebrating on Warehouse 23 with a blowout sale! Tons of free swag, discounts, and bundles are available today through Monday, April 12. Check out these awesome deals, while supplies last: 

    FnordCon

     
    BONUS SWAG - Spend $150 to get ALL THE SWAG! (Physical orders only.)
    • Every Dice Bag ordered comes with a random die (from our huge warehouse selection).
    • All orders of $25 or more get one Army Man or Kitten d6 die, plus another random die from our warehouse for each additional $25 spent.
    • All orders of $50 or more get one random pack of six Pyramid Dice.
    • All orders of $75 or more get a random plastic MK III or MKV Ogre mini sprue. 
    • All orders of $100 or more receive one Deadly Doodles Rainbow d6 Dice Set.
    • All orders of $150 or more receive one single random plastic Pocket Box title.
    Plus, of course, our usual Munchkin cards and bookmarks. Maybe even some ribbons!
    BUNDLES
     
     
    Includes ALL of the following:
     
     
    Includes ALL of the following:
     
    DISCOUNTS
     
    13% Off
     
    23% Off
     
    50% Off
    Whew, that's a load of deals! But you only have a few days to take advantage of them all, so don't miss your chance! And make sure to join us at the FnordCon virtual convention. We'll be playing games, hosting panels, and just hanging out with fellow SJ Games fans in our Discord all weekend!

    Hunter Shelburne

    Warehouse 23 News: Time For Your Checkup!

    Being a Cultist is a lot harder than you might think. It's good to stop occasionally and make sure you're OK. Add these 30 cards to your Munchkin Cthulhu game for the ultimate test of your sanity! Order Munchkin Cthulhu: Sanity Check today on Warehouse 23!

    April 8, 2021: Kickstarter Reports, April 2021 Update

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    Welcome to the monthly status report on our active Kickstarter campaigns. If a project doesn't appear in this report, then it is completed and behind us. As always, we ask that you follow us on Kickstarter – Steve Jackson Games and Warehouse 23 – to receive notice when we launch new campaigns. And there are some fun campaigns in the works and planned for launch this year!

    Hexagram #6, an Old-School RPG Zine for The Fantasy Trip
    • November 17 to December 1 (2020)
    • 775 backers and on schedule
    • The container reached our primary fulfillment warehouse the last week of March. (Yes, that was late, but fortunately we're still on schedule.) The warehouse team will start shipping the rewards ASAP and we expect all packages to be on their way to backers by late this month. PDF fulfillment is complete.
    Car Wars Sixth Edition by Steve Jackson Games
    • November 29 (2019) to January 6 (2020)
    • 3,936 backers, behind schedule
    • The factory is still making the game. At the moment, assembly at the factory is scheduled to start in mid-May. Once assembly starts, we'll be close enough to the completion date that we can start booking containers to carry the games from the factory to our warehouse.
    That covers it as of this moment. We have two open projects, one that is entering physical fulfillment any day now and Car Wars. Car Wars, as you know, is a massive project and the tooling took much longer than anticipated. Fortunately, we're now in the manufacturing stage and everything is working its way to the finish line.

    With Hexagram #6 moving into the fulfillment stage, we've prepared the Hexagram #7 Kickstarter campaign and will launch early next week. This will be one of our smaller campaigns and is expected to run for a single week. If you've not yet tried playing The Fantasy Trip, we're offering a reward level in the Hexagram #7 campaign that includes all you need to get started enjoying this classic fantasy roleplaying game.

    What's after that? Wiz-War, the GURPS Girl Genius project, and a few other ideas that we're not ready to share. As always, please follow both Steve Jackson Games and Warehouse 23 on Kickstarter so that you don't miss any of our campaigns.

    Phil Reed

    Warehouse 23 News: Dracula Is Stalking London!

    Will you become the beast – or fight against him? Undead Pocket Box lets you decide! As Dracula, you can command and transform the beasts of the night. Or you can attempt to destroy his coffins, locate his victims, and drive away the Undead! Order now at Warehouse 23

    April 7, 2021: Munchkin: Critical Role Now Available!

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    The Op brings the hugely successful Mighty Nein campaign to the tabletop in the first officially licensed Critical Role card game, Munchkin: Critical Role, available now at a game store near you! This latest Munchkin mash-up features cards based on the characters and events from the world of Critical Role, the award-winning livestream RPG show created by Matthew Mercer and the Critical Role cast.
     

    Critical Role CoverCritical Role Characters

     

    You play as one of the main PCs: Beauregard Lionett, Caduceus Clay, Fjord Stone, Jester Lavorre, Nott the Brave, Yasha Nydoorin, Veth Brenatto, or Caleb Widogast. Each has special abilities that give them a certain edge in their adventures throughout Wildemount. Use Drive and Victory cards to power up even further. Grab some awesome loot and invite special Guest Stars into the party, then get ready to fight some mighty monsters with the Mighty Nein!
     
    Buy Munchkin: Critical Role for the adventure, play it again and again to enjoy the all-original artwork. Character artist Elena Muñoz and artist Tyler Hostettler created 160 never-before-seen images for this game, based on the rousing tales of the Mighty Nein. If you are a Critter, you'll love seeing your favorite characters and monsters brought to life. If you've never listened to Critical Role, you will still love playing this game just to see the stunning fantasy illustrations. 
     
    Gather your gear and get ready to stab and betray a whole new world in 2021!
     


    Alain Dawson

    Warehouse 23 News: This Supplement Is A No-Brainer!

    If you're looking to spice up almost any campaign, just add zombies. GURPS Zombies is your guide to all things ghoulish, with myriad possibilities, templates, and options that let you add the perfect walking dead to your game. Let this unending horde of zombies into your home, thanks to Warehouse 23!

    April 6, 2021: Steve Jackson's Undead Available Now

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    [Image] The Warehouse 23 team took time to open up several games and expansions from our 2019 Pocket Box Kickstarter campaign, including Steve's Undead boardgame/RPG hybrid. This is a near-exact replica of the Pocket Box edition of the game that was released in the early eighties and is a perfect addition to any collection of classic games. 

    You're unfamiliar with Undead? We'll let this short description from David Dyche's review of the game (found in Space Gamer #45 from November 1981) set the stage: 


    "If you like Dracula, you'll love this game. One player takes the role of Dracula, fresh off the boat, trying to get a fanghold in London by distributing as many of his coffins around as he can. The other player(s) take the role(s) of Professor van Helsing, Arthur Holmwood, and other vampire hunters, who search for coffins, investigate victims to see if they were really attacked by a vampire, keep deathwatches if they think they were, and defend themselves if attacked. Dracula can also shapechange into a bat, wolf, or mist."


    You can find Undead and other classic games (Car Wars, Illuminati, Battlesuit, and more!) at Warehouse 23.

    Phil Reed

    Warehouse 23 News: Back To School!

    This is magic class like you've never seen it before. Pick up your Bubble Wand and hope you can find the Great Haul, or at least a Friendly Big Kid to help you out. Or maybe grab the Fire Drill or the Manual of Transmission, because here come the Ash KickerHuff & Puff, and the dreaded Moldy Mort! Get your copy of Munchkin Spell Skool today at Warehouse 23!

    April 5, 2021: The Fantasy Trip Print-On-Demand Titles

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    The future is incredible in many ways. For example, print-on-demand technology is dramatically better than it was two decades ago. For that reason, and to make it easier for gamers across the world to get these by paying as little shipping as possible (Amazon's print-on-demand system prints as close to you as they can manage), we continue to expand the list of available print-on-demand books in our library of games. 

    Our selection of POD books for use with The Fantasy Trip now includes: If you're missing any of these, then today is a great time to expand your library and catch up on our ever-growing selection of books for The Fantasy Trip.

    Phil Reed

    Warehouse 23 News: Shake The Core Of Your Being, With GURPS!

    Sometimes the most fun can be had by shaking up a game's base assumptions. GURPS Power-Ups 9: Alternate Attributes is your guide to doing things differently in GURPS – by tweaking, adding, or deleting the core attributes. It's a tinkerer's toolbox that puts the "fun" in "foundations," and it's a download away from Warehouse 23!

    April 4, 2021: Pandemic Activities: Making Music

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    [Image] Scratch another one off of the bucket list! As part of my year working from home, I took time to learn the SoundTrap DAW (digital audio workstation) and take a stab at creating music using MIDI loops, special effects and samples, and the tiniest (and cutest!) MIDI keyboard I could find. I've always wanted to tackle creating music, but past attempts with other software (I see you, GarageBand) left me more confused than inspired and productive. Fortunately, SoundTrap fit the way my brain works and I slowly constructed two tracks I felt confident in pushing to completion.

    Jump ahead a few months and I've now spun the test pressing of a 7" 45 RPM record on the turntable. The experience of hearing music of your own design on the record player is one I cannot put into words, and I'm happy to mark down one more pandemic accomplishment. The last year has been miserable and challenging, but the little things like this make the time a lot easier to handle.

    If you're interested in hearing the 99% completed tracks in their raw form (pre-mastering), I've uploaded both to SoundCloud

    I am definitely going to make more records in the future.

    Phil Reed

    Warehouse 23 News: Don't Get Lost!

    Munchkins & Mazes is the most elf-referential Munchkin game yet, with cards inspired by the most popular roleplaying game ever, the latest live streaming crazes, the gaming hobby in general, and even by Munchkin itself! We've updated some of our favorite cards and created a whole lot of new ones in this set that's sure to please anyone who's ever rolled a 20-sided die. Order now on Warehouse 23!