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05-30-2011, 12:10 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

May 30, 2011: All You Can Eek (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archives.html?m=May&y=2011&d=30)

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/monsterhunters/monsterhunters3/img/cover_sm.jpg (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG37-0319)Look out!! It's a giant albino alligator! And an avenging angel! And a bloodsucking chupacabra! And a band of crazed cultists! And . . .</p>

All right. What are the zombies doing here?! . . . "Dead, comma, walking"? Cute. Very cute.</p>

Look, we've got a lot of threats to humanity here, and it'll be easier for everyone if we don't have any trying to jump their place in line.</p>

Yes, I know it was my idea to have everyone face the dangers of GURPS Monster Hunters 3: The Enemy (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG37-0319) in alphabetical order. In hindsight, this might not have been the most inspired adventure design. Perhaps having untold abominations line up in an orderly queue creates more problems than it solves.</p>

I also admit I didn't really think things through, number-wise. I mean, we're not even out of the C's yet, and already we've got more than enough material for a half-dozen adventures. (Oh, and now the alligator is eating the cultists. Fantastic.)</p>

Even if I'd limited myself to the groupings in the table of contents, that would've still been an over-the-top adventure. I mean, battling a horde of undead -- ghosts, mummies, vampires, et cetera -- all at once? Or groups of human threats such as psis, unstable super-soldier experiments, or renegade crusaders . . . working together? Sure, it could happen, but even working alone, any of these guys would be a real threat to the high-octane heroes of Monster Hunters. (Heck, they'd provide awesome adversaries for any high-powered supernatural GURPS (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/) game.)</p>

Still, I'm trying to sort this out. Monster Hunters 3: The Enemy is a great supplement, and I want to use as much of it as I can, as soon as I can. Has anyone seen the witches? Witches, anyone? No? All right; fine. Let's break for lunch. What's that? The werewolves and weretigers are no longer hungry? Terrific. Yes, the alphabetical queue was definitely a bad idea.</p>

-- Steven Marsh (smarsh@sjgames.com)</p>Memorial Day

Here in the States it's Memorial Day, the day dedicated to the memory of the men and women who have fallen defending this country.</p>

We're not in the office. Voicemail and e-mail will be dealt with Tuesday. Warehouse 23 (http://www.warehouse23.com) is also closed; e23 (http://e23.sjgames.com) will continue to process orders automagically, but customer service issues will be dealt with tomorrow.</p>

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