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

December 12, 2010: A Little Of This, A Little Of That (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archives.html?m=December&y=2010&d=12)



http://www.sjgames.com/images/31/3151/sm.jpg (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG37-1662) http://www.sjgames.com/images/38/3839/sm.jpg (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG30-2351) This week, e23 (http://e23.sjgames.com) hit us with the triple-barreled shotgun of releases . . . let's see what's new!</p>

First up, we have GURPS Low-Tech Companion 2: Weapons and Warriors (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG37-1662). Sure, GURPS Low-Tech (http://sjgames.com/gurps/books/low-tech/) covers weapons from TL0-4, but Weapons and Warriors expands on that information with a discussion of warfare as armies advanced from simple wooden spears to artfully forged rapiers, optional armor building rules, and a look at fortifications from "pile of dirt" to great walls.</p>

If your fighter is a simple barbarian who hits people, you don't need Weapons and Warriors. If you'd like a bit more depth -- a character who thinks about how and why he battles -- pick up Low-Tech Companion 2. You'll be glad you did.</p>

Next, Space Gamer #51 (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG30-2351) hits the virtual store shelves. With support for Champions, The Fantasy Trip, Star Patrol, and Car Wars (http://www.sjgames.com/carwars/books/), this magazine is stuffed with goodness from 1982. Add in all the news and reviews, and Space Gamer is a heck of a deal for $2.99.</p>

http://www.sjgames.com/images/38/3896/sm.jpg (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG30-2343) Finally, you can get a little Car Wars . . . specifically, Mini Car Wars (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG30-1119), a promotional product from 1987 that contained rules, counters, and road sections. Now, for just a buck, you can download a complete Car Wars game.</p>

The PDF contains a scan of the original product, just as it was. However, the original printing was not on standard-sized paper, so we've included a couple extra scans of important counter sheets, reorientated to make printing easier.</p>

It's the perfect (virtual) stocking stuffer for the autodueling affciando on your list!</p>

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