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09-27-2010, 12:32 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

September 27, 2010: Action! Adventure! (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archives.html?m=September&y=2010&d=27)



http://www.sjgames.com/images/36/3600/sm.jpg (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG37-2623) http://www.sjgames.com/images/38/3828/sm.jpg (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG30-2340) Technically, that's Action (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/action/) adventures. This month's installment of Pyramid (http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/) is stuffed full of scenarios that include thrilling chases, explosions, gun battles, and high-stakes drama. If you're a fan of Sean Punch's Action series, you owe it to yourself -- and your gaming group -- to pick this up.</p>

This issue begins out with Blowups Happen, which kicks off with a stolen passport ring and winds up with something called "Operation Fatboy." Yeah, that's not the sort of title you give a newspaper route.</p>

The second adventure is called Night of the Megacarp, and contains stats for a 3' long, 100 pound mutant Asian silver carp with big teeth. I'm certain you're already thinking of a half-dozen different movies that share the same plot.</p>

Operation Sun Dog features Nazi experiments in Antarctica -- really, nothing more needs to be said about this one. If blowing up Nazi bases in a frozen wasteland doesn't sound good to you, I don't know what will.</p>

But just in case, there's one more adventure: Calamity Road. The PCs are protecting a test of a robotic driving system from drug dealers, corporate politics, and technical difficulties.</p>

So: four adventures, plus the other goodies that make Pyramid what it is today. Not bad for $7.99!</p>

Also new to the digital shelves of e23 (http://e23.sjgames.com) this week is another issue of Space Gamer (http://e23.sjgames.com/search.html?keywords=space+gamer&title_only=1&publisher=Steve+Jackson+Games&author=&gsys=&genre=&type=&price_lo=0&price_hi=&sortby=alphaAZ) -- #40 (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG30-2340) to be exact. Inside, you'll find Traveller support, Game Design: Theory And Practice Part XIV, and an update on something called "play-by-phone gaming" (or PBP as the author has dubbed it). The irony of downloading the digital version of an article about PBP from a website onto my phone makes me giggle.</p>

-- Paul Chapman (paul@sjgames.com)</p>