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12-17-2015, 12:02 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

December 17, 2015: JoCo Cruise Crazy VI - The Caribbean - February 21-28, 2016 (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/a/2015-12-17)

Only a few days left to get on board!

Last year's JoCo Cruise was an amazing experience. It was my first cruise ever; I met a lot of gamers; I heard a lot of music. I also ate too much, but I am given to understand that that is traditional.

What is the JoCo Cruise? Look here. (http://www.jococruise.com) Or, for those who didn't click the link: it's a week on the Caribbean on a humongous luxurious boat, with some excellent musicians, starting with Jonathan Coulton himself and backed up by Paul and Storm and a lot of other talent. You really ought to go click that link.

While music is The Big Thing on the JoCo Cruise, gaming is The Other Big Thing. There's an active 24-hour game room with frequently-replenished munchies. SJ Games sponsored it last year and is sponsoring it again this year, because it was good. Among other things, that's where I first got to play Splendor. (While I am mentioning things that have bigness, I should point out that writing is also a Big Thing. If you are a would-be writer, please note that there IS a writing track, and that the guests on the cruise include John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and Wil Wheaton. All of whom can write, and will talk to you about writing.)

But I digress. This year we are doing three special events for the cruise's gaming track: a general "What's New at SJ Games" event at which secrets will be revealed, a status report on the Munchkin Shakespeare brainstorm that we did on last year's cruise, and a NEW brainstorm at which the attendees will get to help Andrew and I rough out a new, NON-Munchkin game.

The fourth of our third events will be a Munchkin playoff. Four aspiring munchkins will win seats at that table during the cruise's earlier gaming events. They will play against me. If I win, I keep the prize.

Last year's cruise was unlike anything I've ever done. I really had no idea what to expect. But I was committed to the 2016 event before the 2015 cruise docked. You really ought to be on board too, and as I understand it, there are very few cabins of any size left, and the deadline to get one of those is fast approaching. So either act now and join me on the cruise, or don't act now and endure my telling you later how unbelievable it all was.

Steve Jackson (sj@sjgames.com)

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