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<![CDATA[Pen & Paper Games - News]]> http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/ Bringing you the latest gaming news... en Thu, 22 Aug 2019 22:53:26 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/pnpg_style/misc/rss.png <![CDATA[Pen & Paper Games - News]]> http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/ <![CDATA[[TOOL] TOS 2nd CORE edition is now available for Pathfinder 2 players!]]> http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31532-TOOL-TOS-2nd-CORE-edition-is-now-available-for-Pathfinder-2-players!?goto=newpost Thu, 22 Aug 2019 22:23:19 GMT [TOOL] TOS 2nd CORE edition is now available for Pathfinder 2 players!


TOS 2nd CORE edition is a very powerful Character Manager for the Pathfinder 2nd edition RPG. It will assist you in creating Characters so you don't have to worry about the intricacies of the rules.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • On PC: Microsoft Excel 2007 (SP3), Excel 2010, 2013, 2016 and Excel 365
  • On Mac: NOT compatible on MAC versions of Excel (at this time)
  • Other Spreadsheets: TOS 2nd does not function on Excel clones



While it is not possible to list all the features of TOS 2nd CORE edition, here is a short list of the main capabilities.

CAPABILITIES

  • Full automated implementation of the Stacking Rules (as found in Chapter 9 of the CORE Rulebook)
  • Load, Save and Reset Characters to manage multiple Characters or send them to the Game master
  • Control sheet makes navigating easy and can reduce clutter
  • Ability to load Add-ons to expand capabilities
  • Uses Quick Picks to facilitate the selection of long-listed Items (like Feats, Spells, Weapons...)
  • Shows check marks to tick off the use of limited use (i.e. per day) abilities. Check marks can be turned off
  • Ability to load and save the Animal companion to file
  • Handles Armor, Weapon, Saves and Skill proficiency and ranks automatically
  • Automatically handles all the Bulk of your items, armor and weapons and automatically applies the effects of being encumbered
  • Shows any conditional bonuses to Skills and lists the details on the Back sheet
  • Shows any conditional bonuses to Armor Class as extra bonus in the Armor Class box, and lists the details on the Back sheet
  • Alchemical Items that can be thrown/used in combat can be selected as weapons on the Front sheet
  • Handles Archetypes
  • Spell Planner Sheet gives a resume of selected Spells and Focus Spells
  • SpellBook sheet can hold 6 different spellbooks, each with space for 100 spells
  • The FormulaBook gives a resume of selected Formulas and Snares
  • The Animal Companion sheet tracks the details of your Animal Companion
  • Tallies all your coins and Gems, applies the Bulk of carried Coins
  • Track your Experience on the XP sheet



CUSTOMIZATION:

  • All customizable items can have powerful effects (i.e. the same capability found in other The Only Sheet products!)
  • Easily create magical weapons and armors by adding Runes to them
  • Create custom Animals, Alchemical Items, Ammunition, Armors, Backgrounds, Barding, Formulas, Runes, Shields, Snares, Spells, Weapons
  • Create Custom Abilities: Arcane Thesis, Bloodline, Cause, Deity, Divine Ally, Doctrine, Domain, Hunter's Edge, Instinct, Muses, Orders, Research Field, Racket, Tenet




MINI FAQ:
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Q1: What does a Yellow Box means?
A1: Most of the time, you enter your information in the white boxes. If a piece of information is required (i.e. you need to make a choice!), it will be highlighted in yellow

Q2: What are conditional values?
A2: When a bonus is granted for a specified circumstance but not always, the value is shown as a + to indicate this. For example, a Sensate Gnome with a +5 bonus to perception would see it as "+5/+2", where the +2 is the bonus from that heritage!

Q3: Where are the action, reaction and free action symbols?
A3: These symbols are not part of the font used, so (very) similar symbols (diamond) are used. These are shown on the Front sheet.

Q4: Where are the names for the Gods/Deities?
A4: The name of the Gods are Copyrighted by Paizo and I am not allowed (at this time) to use them. If Paizo decides to grant me permission to use them, then I shall do so!

Q5: Can I set the Rank for a skill or a weapon myself?
A5: Sure; In the skill table on the Front sheet, the last column allows you to force the Rank of any of your skill to a specified Rank. The same can be done to weapons, under the displayed Rank.

Q6: Why isn't the series of 'Breadth' archetype feats adding to my spell slots and repertoire?
A6: In the current release, you need to add these manually in the off-print section of the Spell Planner.

Q7: Is there a worksheet for the Familiar?
A7: No; When defined, the Familiar's information will appear on the BACK worksheet

Q8: In the section on the Front sheet, Perception is written with two numbers (ex: Perception +5/+2). Why is that?
A8: The second number is the conditional bonus you might need to apply. Check the Back sheet to see details about your Conditional bonuses. Note that skills also use this nomenclature.

Q9: Which effects can I create? Where can I get help on recreating effects?
A9: The Dictionary worksheet has a (big) list of all the effects currently handled! The Effects system (made possible with the ParseEffect() function) is similar across all products, so you can check the Wiki entry for that

Q10: Can I change the image on the Front sheet?
A10: Not presently. But you can always print to PDF, then edit the PDF file to overlay your own image

Q11: I found a bug/Typo/Error... Should I do anything about it?
A11: Absolutely! Please report any issues you find in the Gremlin section of the Community Forum so it can be eliminated!

Q12: Can I create a Custom Class or Ancestry?
A12: Not in the initial release. BUT this functionality will soon be added! Once you receive the update, you will be able to do so!!

The Only Sheet ]]>
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GURPS August 22, 2019: Kickstarter Reports, August Update http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31531-August-22-2019-Kickstarter-Reports-August-Update?goto=newpost Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:00:02 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 22, 2019: Kickstarter Reports, August Update... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 22, 2019: Kickstarter Reports, August Update

Four different campaigns &ndash; The Fantasy Trip Adventures, Bag of Bags, Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2, and Three Munchkin*Mini-Expansions &ndash; are all set to land in Detroit later this week. Once received, the container will then move to our fulfillment warehouse in Michigan, where everything will be broken down and some of the games shipped to Warehouse 23 in Austin. In order to divide the fulfillment load, we are going to use two different warehouses: U.S. rewards first, then international rewards.

And speaking of international Kickstarter fulfillment, we continue to expend more resources on fulfillment of international Kickstarter rewards than is sustainable. Regardless of which approach we attempt, the cost is always high and our backers are frequently discouraged and upset by the expense and amount of time that delivery requires. And when a project is technically late, it is often the international rewards that shift us from on schedule to behind schedule. For those reasons, we are not offering international rewards for our current and upcoming campaigns. We hate to disappoint everyone, but we cannot continue to lose money and time delivering international rewards. We will continue to search for an answer to the problem.

Our current projects and the status of each:

Munchkin Pathfinder 3
  • August 19 to August 23
  • Now funding. Join today! This is a "Quickstarter" campaign and running for less than a week. This is an experiment in accelerating delivery to backers, and we'll know soon enough how well the experiment performs.

The Fantasy Trip: Decks of Destiny
  • April 29 to June 3
  • 1,172 backers and on schedule
  • BackerKit surveys and preorders are now closed. The project is at print, and we are waiting for tooling samples.

Three Mini-Expansions for Munchkin!
  • March 25 to April 12
  • 1,331 backers and ahead of schedule
  • The project landed in Detroit earlier this week. We expect to start shipping rewards next month.

Bag of Bags
  • March 31 to April 1
  • 287 backers and on schedule
  • Arriving later this week, shipping from Warehouse 23 in September.

Powered by GURPS: Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 & Game Reprint
  • March 4 to March 22
  • 1,019 backers and on schedule
  • Arriving next week, we will start fulfillment in September. And don't miss the upcoming Dungeon Fantasy Magic Items 2 campaign (info here)!

Pocket Box Games of the Eighties
  • January 30 to March 1
  • 1,974 backers and behind schedule
  • Scanning continues. We are not yet ready to move into full production, but those of you following the project have seen the pics of the tooling samples and understand why we are behind schedule. It will definitely be worth the extra time that the project is requiring from our factory partners.

The Fantasy Trip Adventures
  • January 2 to January 14
  • 1,375 backers and behind schedule
  • Landed in the U.S. earlier this week, shipping starts next month. We estimated an August delivery for the U.S., but September is more likely.

Ogre Battlefields
  • December 5 to December 28
  • 1,401 backers and behind schedule
  • Shipping is underway! Many U.S. supporters have their rewards; the packages are still being prepared and mailed out for those who do not yet have them. We estimated a July delivery; roughly only 50% of the rewards shipped in July.

Munchkin Steampunk: Girl Genius
  • November 1 to November 21
  • 2,195 backers and behind schedule
  • International rewards are still being handled. U.S. rewards were delivered early, but as mentioned above, the international rewards have been a constant drain on our resources.

That's a total of 9 active projects:
  • 1 now funding.
  • 2 now mailing to backers.
  • 4 start shipping to backers the first week of September.
  • 2 at the factory.

Kickstarter is becoming a more important part of our plans. We are finding that in today's crowded market, Kickstarter is the most reliable way to measure interest in a new project and guarantee a success. We will continue to take projects to Kickstarter for the immediate future; to keep close track of our efforts, we recommend following both the Steve Jackson Games and Warehouse 23 accounts, as well as liking and following our Facebook page.

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: More Chaos!

Nothing says Chaos like these random number generators (as long as you only need numbers from 1 to 6). These six attractive dice will add an extra dose of Chaos to any Munchkin game .*.*. and they come with four new Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 cards! Order Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Dice now on Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS August 21, 2019: Autoduel Weekly: Custom Dice http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31529-August-21-2019-Autoduel-Weekly-Custom-Dice?goto=newpost Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:05:42 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 21, 2019: Autoduel Weekly: Custom Dice... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 21, 2019: Autoduel Weekly: Custom Dice

An important part of the new edition of Car Wars is the underlying game mechanics that are driven by custom six-sided dice. Unlike earlier editions, the upcoming Car Wars Sixth Edition game does not use standard six-sided dice. Instead, we have created six different dice that each serve a specific purpose:
  • Yellow. A workhorse die, weighted heavily to more damage than defense.
  • Green. Two wrench faces make this great for weapons with special effects &ndash;*flame weapons, for example, that set a target on fire when a wrench is rolled.
  • Red. The red die is defense-heavy .*.*. but that also means it is skid-heavy since the shield/skid icon shares the same face.
  • White. With double star and double wrench faces, this die can be a monster that throws a lot of damage at an opponent.
  • Black. Insanely overloaded with wrenches; four of the faces are the wrench icon.
  • Blue. Effectively the 50/50 die, with three shield faces and three damage faces.

The core game includes the yellow, green, and red dice. The others will be found in expansion sets. Which dice will you roll during the game? Everyone will roll yellow, green, and red dice when maneuvering (depending on the difficulty of the turn), while dice rolled during an attack depend entirely on the weapon used when firing on an enemy.*

Best news of all? Tooling is complete for all six of the dice! Since they are each a different color of plastic, we had to create six different steel tools (which dramatically increased our financial investment in the game). We thought it important, though, to take this step before crowdfunding so that our upcoming Kickstarter campaign can show photos (the pic shown is of an earlier stage; the final dice will not be speckled) of the finished dice. Car Wars Sixth Edition is an important part of our 40th-anniversary plans (Steve Jackson Games turns 40 next year!) and we refuse to cut corners on the project.

Note: To receive email notification when the Car Wars project goes live, please follow both the Steve Jackson Games and Warehouse 23 pages on Kickstarter.

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Get Ready For Your School Year

Get with your friends for a curriculum of reading, writing, and .*.*. running for your lives?! GURPS Social Engineering: Back to School is your guide to crafting a campaign that features or revolves around students, from mystery-solving elementary kids to wizardly teens to science-fiction university heroes. And this download from Warehouse 23 is cheaper than just about any tuition bill ever encountered! ]]>
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GURPS August 20, 2019: Back Munchkin Pathfinder 3 This Week On Kickstarter! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31528-August-20-2019-Back-Munchkin-Pathfinder-3-This-Week-On-Kickstarter!?goto=newpost Tue, 20 Aug 2019 05:00:47 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 20, 2019: Back Munchkin Pathfinder 3 This Week On... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 20, 2019: Back Munchkin Pathfinder 3 This Week On Kickstarter!

We've launched a Kickstarter for Munchkin Pathfinder 3*&ndash; Odd Ventures, the new Dungeon expansion for our Munchkin Pathfinder game. We're already over 300% funded (as of the time I'm writing this) and it looks like we'll reach our one and only stretch goal (GOBLIN DICE!!) today, if we didn't get there yesterday after I went to bed, so that's nice.

This "Quickstarter" campaign is only running until Friday, so don't wait to back it or you'll miss out!

– Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Make Friends And Intimidate Enemies!

Don't let talking be relegated to the background in your GURPS games*&ndash; give it center stage! With GURPS Social Engineering, you'll learn the ins and outs of being charming, threatening, manipulative, persuasive, or just about any other form of interaction you can envision. The guide to gab is just a download away from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS August 9, 2019: Delayed Blast Gamemaster #2 http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31527-August-9-2019-Delayed-Blast-Gamemaster-2?goto=newpost Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:17:05 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 9, 2019: Delayed Blast Gamemaster #2... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 9, 2019: Delayed Blast Gamemaster #2

Earlier this year, during Kickstarter's Zine Quest event (which led to the creation of theTFT Hexagram zine), I ran a personal project to create a fantasy RPG zine titled Delayed Blast Gamemaster. The zine did very well, with 600 backers supporting the 48-page B&W work of random nonsense for use with most fantasy roleplaying games. It was fun to design and*write and, fortunately, shipped to the project backers on schedule. A success in more ways than one!

Now it's time to fund Delayed Blast Gamemaster #2! The second issue is intended to be more of the same, with new monsters, characters, treasures, and assorted other bits of info that GMs everywhere can use to inspire their adventure and encounter designs. The campaign closes today; please check it out and join the party!

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Tuck Your Ammo In A 10-Gallon Hat

Sometimes you just need to interrupt a sιance with a slug-thrower, or settle up with a skinflint using a six-shooter. With GURPS High-Tech: Adventure Guns, you'll discover the ultimate catalog of gunpowder weaponry from the mid-19th through early-20th centuries. Adding some bang to your Victorian or Old West campaigns is as easy as a download from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS August 11, 2019: You Need Game Stands? We Have Stands! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31526-August-11-2019-You-Need-Game-Stands-We-Have-Stands!?goto=newpost Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:17:05 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 11, 2019: You Need Game Stands? We Have Stands!... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 11, 2019: You Need Game Stands? We Have Stands!

Every now and then, we run across gamers and retailers in search of plastic stands to replace those in games that include cheap, weak bases for holding cardboard and chipboard character standees. The generic base included in so many games is often less durable and less attractive than a lot of us would like.

Fortunately, thanks to the support of Kickstarter backers a few years ago, we were able to create a custom hex-shaped plastic base that's strong and looks far, far more impressive than your usual plastic base. And, because we knew that many of you would want it in multiple colors, we created both a pack of 12 black bases and a set of 12 bases in six different colors (two of each color).

If you're a retailer looking to stock these bases, or in search of any Steve Jackson Games item that isn't available at your preferred distributor, please contact us today*and we'll set you up with a retail account at our online store, Warehouse 23.

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: More Magic At Your Fingertips

If you want more arcane options than the possibilities contained in the beloved GURPS Magic, we've got you covered! GURPS Thaumatology features minor tweaks to the core GURPS magical system, major overhauls, and even insight into magical concepts and questions, to make your world come alive. This spellbinding supplement is just a download away, thanks to Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS August 19, 2019: Learn To Play Deadly Doodles With Bebo! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31525-August-19-2019-Learn-To-Play-Deadly-Doodles-With-Bebo!?goto=newpost Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:17:05 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 19, 2019: Learn To Play Deadly Doodles With Bebo!... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 19, 2019: Learn To Play Deadly Doodles With Bebo!

Be Bold Games (website, Twitter) has created this handy how-to-play video for our new Deadly Doodles game, giving the world a better look at the game and how it plays. If you've been curious about Deadly Doodles, this is a great way to get a closer look at the game. And after you watch the video, you can find it at your favorite local game store!

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Go Beyond Humanity!

With GURPS, being whoever or whatever you want is easier than ever, thanks to GURPS Template Toolkit 2: Races. This supplement explores the options and opportunities that arise when devising templates that define your intrinsic being .*.*. especially if there are others like you! With this download from Warehouse 23, the humanoid, alien, or robot of your dreams is no longer confined to your mind! ]]>
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GURPS August 13, 2019: An Irish Worldcon http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31523-August-13-2019-An-Irish-Worldcon?goto=newpost Tue, 13 Aug 2019 05:05:33 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 13, 2019: An Irish Worldcon... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 13, 2019: An Irish Worldcon

I will have the great privilege of being one of the Guests of Honour at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Dublin, Ireland, from August 15 through 19.

The other GoHs*are Bill and Mary Burns, Diane Duane, Ginjer Buchanan, Ian McDonald, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

This is the first time that a Worldcon has selected a game designer as a GoH, and I am both humbled and excited!



– Steve Jackson

Warehouse 23 News: Become A Bunny!

Sure, we could try to sell you on the coolness of GURPS and the infinite possibilities at your fingertips, but sometimes it's enough to point out that we've a book that helps you roleplay in a world of mostly normal bunnies and let that do the promoting for us. GURPS Classic: Bunnies & Burrows is the supplement you didn't know you needed until you knew it existed, and it's just a download away from Warehouse 23 .*.*. so hop to it! ]]>
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<![CDATA[GURPS August 12, 2019: Munchkin Bricks 2 – Get 'Em While You Can!]]> http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31522-August-12-2019-Munchkin-Bricks-2-–-Get-Em-While-You-Can!?goto=newpost Mon, 12 Aug 2019 05:45:09 GMT Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 12, 2019: Munchkin Bricks 2 – Get 'Em While You Can!

The Crazy Bricks campaign for a second set of Munchkin bricks is almost over .*.*. and as of this writing it has almost made its goal. Don't miss these craaaaazy thingies &ndash; compatible with Lego and other brands of toy brick. Please support and help make them happen!

Confuse your foes and captivate your friends with Chibithulhu! Tantalize them with two different Tankards! Wham them all with Spyke's Hammer! And, just to be sure, perforate them with the piscine polearm Pike! To say nothing of the tentacles .*.*. ahh, yes, the tentacles. And the free, exclusive cards! You will be Number 1, and you'll have a brick finger to show it! Don't delay, support today. As they say.

Also, a little bird tells me that Guy Himber, the madman behind Crazy Bricks, will be doing a Tantrum House appearance soon with his giant Lego Munchkin board. So keep reading your friendly neighborhood Daily Illuminator and we'll share details when we get them.



– Steve Jackson

Warehouse 23 News: More Magic At Your Fingertips

If you want more arcane options than the possibilities contained in the beloved GURPS Magic, we've got you covered! GURPS Thaumatology features minor tweaks to the core GURPS magical system, major overhauls, and even insight into magical concepts and questions, to make your world come alive. This spellbinding supplement is just a download away, thanks to Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS August 10, 2019: Get Your Munchkin Collection In Gear! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31521-August-10-2019-Get-Your-Munchkin-Collection-In-Gear!?goto=newpost Sat, 10 Aug 2019 05:01:33 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 10, 2019: Get Your Munchkin Collection In Gear!... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 10, 2019: Get Your Munchkin Collection In Gear!

Does your Munchkin game need more brass, oil, and steam? Of course it does! Go back to the Victorian era we all wish we had with Munchkin Steampunk, available now at Warehouse 23 and fine game stores everywhere. Be an Explorer, Mechanic, Officer, or Tycoon as you bash monsters all the way up to Robot Queen Victoria herself!

Also on store shelves and available now on Warehouse 23 is Munchkin Steampunk: Girl Genius, the official Munchkin adaptation of Studio Foglio's long-running, fan-favorite webcomic. Join Agatha Heterodyne and her unusual crew as they sail the skies, watching for Geisters and trying to locate Sparks to help them on their quest. (Thanks to our Kickstarter backers who made this set possible!)

– Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Tuck Your Ammo In A 10-Gallon Hat

Sometimes you just need to interrupt a sιance with a slug-thrower, or settle up with a skinflint using a six-shooter. With GURPS High-Tech: Adventure Guns, you'll discover the ultimate catalog of gunpowder weaponry from the mid-19th through early-20th centuries. Adding some bang to your Victorian or Old West campaigns is as easy as a download from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS August 8, 2019: Autoduel Weekly: Gen Con Report http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31520-August-8-2019-Autoduel-Weekly-Gen-Con-Report?goto=newpost Thu, 08 Aug 2019 05:15:10 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 8, 2019: Autoduel Weekly: Gen Con Report... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 8, 2019: Autoduel Weekly: Gen Con Report

We are back from Gen Con and several days of successful demo-ing. The games went well and finished as quickly as they were supposed to. There were good comments about the car models, even though the ones we had at the show are only HO scale and have the textured surface of 3D printing.Questions Answered

  • Are the Car Wars cards sleevable? Yes. We are using what is called "mini-European" format: 44 x 68 mm. Mayday, UltraPro, and Fantasy Flight, among others, sell card sleeves for this size. UltraPro (and maybe others) sell binder sheets that fit.


  • Will there be a CW tournament next Gen Con? Maaaaaaaybe. There was a lot of interest and we'd like to do it, but we don't want to schedule it unless we are sure that we can do six or eight games at once with &ndash; if not actual copies of the game &ndash; at least accurate printer prototypes. And we don't know yet if August 2020 will be a safe commitment for that.


  • How long does a game take? Our target is "30 minutes times number of players," and in playtest we are hitting that target. It would go even faster with pre-generated cars.


  • When will the Kickstarter be? Probably before the end of the year. Whenever we start it, we want it to last more than a month, because fans have told us that they need big campaigns to overlap more than one paycheck. When it's about money management, we hear you .*.*. we are grateful for your support and we want to make it as easy as possible for you.


  • How can I make sure not to miss the campaign? Follow our two Kickstarter accounts &ndash;*Steve Jackson Games and Warehouse 23 &ndash; so Kickstarter will send you an email notification when the project is active and ready for you to join. We also recommend following Steve Jackson Games on both Facebook and Twitter. We share pics, videos, and information on both platforms, and following us will give you an even better chance of noticing when the project is live.

Next time: some closeup images of the current (very imperfect, but very cool) car miniatures!

– Steve Jackson

Warehouse 23 News: D-E-A-T-H Spells R.I.P.?

It's easier than ever to breach the veil between life and beyond, thanks to GURPS Magic: Death Spells. This supplement includes 48 spells spanning just about every college of magic. Learn how to add death spells to a campaign without upsetting balance, and discover how to protect yourself from such fearsome forces. Downloading this today from Warehouse 23 could be a matter of life and death! ]]>
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GURPS August 6, 2019: The Fantasy Trip Preorders At Warehouse 23 http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31518-August-6-2019-The-Fantasy-Trip-Preorders-At-Warehouse-23?goto=newpost Tue, 06 Aug 2019 05:52:30 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 6, 2019: The Fantasy Trip Preorders At Warehouse... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 6, 2019: The Fantasy Trip Preorders At Warehouse 23

In addition to the Decks of Destiny preorder campaign (now open at BackerKit), we also have two new expansions available for preorder at Warehouse 23. Unlike the Decks of Destiny project, which isn't scheduled to ship until next year, the two preorders at Warehouse 23 are very close to release; both are scheduled to mail to preorder supporters next month.
  • Hexagram #2*&ndash; The second issue of our TFT zine, this 36-page title includes new combat scenarios, a new adventure, Steve's look at the TFT octopus, and more!
  • Outdoor Encounter Cards &ndash;*This is an adaptation and reimagining of two decks of cards that I wrote and published last year. For this new edition, Steve took my original work and rewrote, reworked, and &ndash; at times &ndash; completely replaced my original text and fit the ideas into The Fantasy Trip.

Both of these new preorder expansions are part of our continued support of The Fantasy Trip Legacy Edition, which is available today at Warehouse 23 in both print and PDF. And we're not done yet! Steve and the team have even more surprises in the works for TFT; please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest TFT news.

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Build This City On Rocs And Trolls!

Civilization and sparklies combine with GURPS Thaumatology: Urban Magics. Discover the unique characteristics of magic in cities, learn how arcane abilities combine with day-to-day life, and take up one of the many templates for interesting new magical professions. Get your spellbook and your subway token, and make your way to Warehouse 23 to download this trove! ]]>
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GURPS August 5, 2019: Munchkin Bricks 2 http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31517-August-5-2019-Munchkin-Bricks-2?goto=newpost Mon, 05 Aug 2019 06:38:04 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 5, 2019: Munchkin Bricks 2... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 5, 2019: Munchkin Bricks 2

Look at all the 3D Munchkiny goodness! We were quite happy with CrazyBricks' first set of accessories, and we are +5 happy that they want to do a second set!

As this is written, we're 3/4 of the way to the goal.

Now it's up to you and your support. Visit the campaign and get yourself some Munchkin goodies!



– Steve Jackson

Warehouse 23 News: Cue The Voiceover Guy Saying, "In A World .*.*."

Modern-day cinematic excitement comes to life with the GURPS Action line. Make death-defiers worthy of a franchise with GURPS Action 1: Heroes, then set them loose in a world of metal and menace with GURPS Action 2: Exploits. It's like popping a VHS tape into your mind .*.*. and they're a download away from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS August 4, 2019: Autoduel Weekly: 1/64 Scale http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31516-August-4-2019-Autoduel-Weekly-1-64-Scale?goto=newpost Sun, 04 Aug 2019 05:05:15 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 4, 2019: Autoduel Weekly: 1/64 Scale... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 4, 2019: Autoduel Weekly: 1/64 Scale

This is the first installment of a new sub-blog that will run here in the Illuminator, at least once a week, to talk about Car Wars as it enters the final phase of development. Most of the entries will be written by me (SJ) &ndash; except when they're not. We will try to provide photos, and maybe the occasional video, to go along with the words, so you can share our excitement as this project barrels down the road to completion.

I'll continue this blog until the Kickstarter begins. At that point, the Kickstarter updates will take over the job. Maybe someday, if the blog posts are any good, we can collect them in a book or something.1/64 Scale

* * We had a four-hour CW development meeting last week. Some was just review and direction-check, but a lot of things came out of it, including:
  • An awesome new artist who we'll introduce soon;
  • Rules that we can call 98% finished, because they include diagrams and layout;
  • And a change in scale, from HO to 1/64.

That's a big change to make so late in development, but it is straight from your feedback. It was the one suggestion that came up at nearly every playtest: "Why don't you go up to Hot Wheels scale?" Well, there were reasons for HO, the biggest of which was that you could use all that neat model-railroad terrain for scenery. But we hashed over it, and decided to make the change. The illustration shows an HO-scale car and base (red) beside a 1/64 car and base (white).

This will cost us a bit of money. Not only will the plastic models be twice as massive, but the bases, turning key, wreck markers, and so on will get bigger. But there are advantages.
  • Bigger vehicles will show off the detail already in the designs and make that detail more paintable.
  • A lot of modelers really like the idea of modifying their toy cars and putting them straight in the game.
  • Trashed toy cars will make really great 3D wrecks!
  • We don't have to increase the arena size, just modify the setup rules a bit.
  • And you can still use model-RR scenery for buildings. It's a bit small (1/87 vs. 1/64), but as Randy said, "Buildings come in all sizes!"

Next time, a report on our Gen Con games. Come by our booth and play Car Wars! Who knows .*.*. you might get your picture in the Illuminator!

– Steve Jackson

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Warehouse 23 News: Get Notions For Potions!

The Enlightenment gets even lighter with the addition of magic, thanks to GURPS Thaumatology: Alchemical Baroque. This setting combines exploration and excitement with enchantment and elixirs. Get ready to meet noble princes and Faerie Queens with this download from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS August 3, 2019: Coming To Kickstarter In September: Dungeon Fantasy Magic Items 2, Powered By GURPS! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31515-August-3-2019-Coming-To-Kickstarter-In-September-Dungeon-Fantasy-Magic-Items-2-Powered-By-GURPS!?goto=newpost Sat, 03 Aug 2019 05:00:44 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* August 3, 2019: Coming To Kickstarter In September:... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

August 3, 2019: Coming To Kickstarter In September: Dungeon Fantasy Magic Items 2, Powered By GURPS!

Earlier this year, your generous support led to the successful production of Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2*(available now in PDF), a new book of creatures for use with the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game. The crowdfunding campaign also allowed us to reprint the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game*&ndash; shipping to stores in October &ndash; and demonstrated your desire for new support for the game.

New support? We can do that! In preparation for the release of Monsters 2 (which is expected to start shipping to Kickstarter backers in early September), Sean Punch completed the writing of Dungeon Fantasy Magic Items 2 earlier this summer .*.*. and we're taking this new book to Kickstarter next month!

To jump in when the Kickstarter campaign goes live, please follow both the Steve Jackson Games and Warehouse 23 pages on Kickstarter. Once we launch, regardless of which account we use, you'll receive an email notification from Kickstarter and can join right away. And you won't want to miss launch day; the campaign for Dungeon Fantasy Magic Items 2 will not be open long.

To discuss this and other GURPS books, please visit the official forums where you can interact with players, GMs, and GURPS creators. Join the forums today!

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Deadly Doodles!

In Deadly Doodles, 1&ndash;4 players simultaneously draw paths through a dangerous dungeon. Draw cards, draw a path through your dungeon, and rack up points! Collect loot and fight monsters .*.*. or run away screaming! Can you defeat the dragon for the big score? Only one way to find out. Preorder now on Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS July 30, 2019: Pocket Box Preorders Reopened! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31514-July-30-2019-Pocket-Box-Preorders-Reopened!?goto=newpost Tue, 30 Jul 2019 05:00:54 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* July 30, 2019: Pocket Box Preorders Reopened!... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 30, 2019: Pocket Box Preorders Reopened!

As the Pocket Box project continues to move forward at the factory, we have reopened the preorder page for everyone who has asked: "How do I get these games?" Since we officially closed the BackerKit preorders in June, we've received messages from many of you who missed out on the campaign.*

We reviewed the inventory numbers and set the appropriate limits in BackerKit, so now you can jump in to grab a game .*.*. or a lot of games! Classics including Car Wars, Ogre, Illuminati, Necromancer, and much more, all of which are being reproduced as near-identically to their original format as we can manage.

Preorder your favorite classic Steve Jackson Games Pocket Box titles today!

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Get On A Role With GURPS!

Fulfill various heroic and common professional roles in your GURPS games by making templates. That's easier than ever thanks to the insight and advice from GURPS Line Editor Sean Punch in his incredible supplement GURPS Template Toolkit 1: Characters. Download it today from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS July 25, 2019: Preorder Today: 25mm Metal Wizard Die http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31512-July-25-2019-Preorder-Today-25mm-Metal-Wizard-Die?goto=newpost Thu, 25 Jul 2019 07:05:04 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* July 25, 2019: Preorder Today: 25mm Metal Wizard Die... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 25, 2019: Preorder Today: 25mm Metal Wizard Die

As part of our recent Kickstarter campaign for The Fantasy Trip: Decks of Destiny, the project backers unlocked an incredible 25mm metal six-sided die that is unlike your usual style of dice. With sculpted and detailed faces on each side &ndash;*based on Liz Danforth's artwork from The Fantasy Trip: Wizard &ndash; this hefty die is as much an artifact and work of art as it is a random-number generator.

We will be offering these dice for sale on Warehouse 23 and at conventions in the future, but to guarantee that you get one or two for your collection, you can preorder the die today at BackerKit. These are expensive to manufacture and we don't plan to keep a lot of excess inventory, so preordering is the best way to guarantee that you can reserve one of these incredible dice today.

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: You've Got The Power!

Take your fight against the forces of darkness to the next level with GURPS Monster Hunters Power-Ups 1. Augment your GURPS Monster Hunters champions with new abilities, wildcard skills, and options .*.*. especially heroes who can't rely on a supernatural edge to save the day! Download it from Warehouse 23 and get powered up today! ]]>
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GURPS July 24, 2019: Deadly Doodles At Gen Con! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31511-July-24-2019-Deadly-Doodles-At-Gen-Con!?goto=newpost Wed, 24 Jul 2019 05:14:26 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* July 24, 2019: Deadly Doodles At Gen Con!... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 24, 2019: Deadly Doodles At Gen Con!

The complete shipment of Deadly Doodles arrived at the primary warehouse last week, and now we're on track to release the game to stores next month (August 7 street date). For those of you going to Gen Con, we're planning to take hundreds of copies to sell there. Please swing by our booth and we'll be happy to teach you how to play!

At Origins last month, Deadly Doodles was our hottest release (see this Daily Illuminator post) and we kept that in mind as we decided how many copies to take to Gen Con. We think we have plenty to see us through all four days of the show; now prove us wrong!

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: The Sky's The Limit? Nah .*.*.

Don your cape and take to the skies with GURPS Classic: Supers. This beloved sourcebook is now available in digital form, giving you the rules, insight, and ideas you need for metahuman heroics in GURPS Third Edition. Go up, up, and away with a download today from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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