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July 22, 2017: Farewell, Geek Chic

A few of us here at SJ Games have talked*&ndash; gushed, really*&ndash; about our custom furniture from Geek Chic. It is a very sad duty, therefore, to report that Geek Chic recently had to close operations. Details are scant at this time, but founder Robert Gifford's statement about the closure was posted on the Geek Chic home page*(which currently seems to be down, but it's also shown on their Facebook page), along with a promise to update that page with more information as circumstances permit. (If the page comes back up, click the "Products" link to see all the cool stuff you could have had, if only.)

Robert and the entire Geek Chic team were a fixture* at conventions for many, many years, and I can say from personal experience,*as a customer and a fellow industry professional, that they were a delight to work with. Other companies have sprung up in the "bespoke gamer furniture" market that Geek Chic pioneered, but they were first. It's going to be weird to go to Gen Con this August and not walk through their booth.

Best of luck to the entire Geek Chic team, and particularly Robert and Brenda. We'll see you around.

– Andrew Hackard

* Pun absolutely intended.

Mid-July update: I wrote this back in late June. Since that time, Geek Chic has hired an attorney and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. There's a discussion on reddit (warning: link leads to reddit) going over the filing in some detail, along with the usual fulminations that make reddit such a beloved site. (Warning: link leads to WIkipedia.) The takeaway seems to be that they ran out of money in the bank to pay the bills, but there are definitely some surprises in the filing. &ndash;AH

Warehouse 23 News: Fantastic Fighting .*.*. Realistically!

Add more than a dozen armed and unarmed fighting styles to your fantasy campaign with GURPS Martial Arts: Yrth Fighting Styles. In addition to specific styles for knights and mercenaries, discover how elves, dwarves, or even animals can wade into battle. This guide is just a download away, only from Warehouse 23. ]]>
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GURPS July 21, 2017: Super Summer Game Day Is Here! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31090-July-21-2017-Super-Summer-Game-Day-Is-Here!?goto=newpost Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:33:42 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* July 21, 2017: Super Summer Game Day Is Here!... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 21, 2017: Super Summer Game Day Is Here!

Your training is complete*-*time to become a full-fledged hero! Best place to do that? Your local game store giving a*Super Summer Game Day*this weekend, July 21-23!

Take on the villains of Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition, featuring the stellar illustrations of Lar DeSouza! But we didn't stop with a fun game day; you get some promo swag, too, including Munchkin bookmarks and promo cards like Sailor Bacon! Plus, if you share pictures of playing during the event on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #PlayMunchkin, you'll be entered to win some exclusive loot, like signed cards or a signed copy of Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition.*

In addition, if you're attending San Diego Comic Con, Lar will be at booth 1231, giving away his own Sailor Bacon promo. If you ask nicely, he'll probably give you a signature, too!

So swing by your participating friendly local game store*(check with them which day they are playing) and #PlayMunchkin at the Super Summer Game Day before it's up, up, and away!*

– Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Get Wild With GURPS

Make GURPS quicker and easier with*GURPS Power-Ups 7: Wildcard Skills. Unleash your skills' full potential*with plenty of examples, new options, rule clarifications, and more. Download it today, from Warehouse 23. ]]>
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GURPS July 9, 2017: RTX And A Special Delivery http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31087-July-9-2017-RTX-And-A-Special-Delivery?goto=newpost Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:24:49 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* July 9, 2017: RTX And A Special Delivery... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 9, 2017: RTX And A Special Delivery

We're having a blast at RTX in Austin, playing games and giving away swag at booth 713! Rooster Teeth always puts on a heck of a show, and 2017 is bigger and better than ever!


Tons of con-goers have gotten a taste of Port Royal, Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game, Ghosts Love Candy, Munchkin Spell Skool, Simon's Cat Card Game, and a variety of other games (I've personally taught about five different flavors of Munchkin). We're giving away tons of promo cards and bookmarks, including the brand new Bookmark of Cooperative Clobberation for Spell Skool. It's also your first opportunity to get Zombie Dice Horde Edition, which includes Zombie Dice, both expansions, and a sweet dice bag!*


We also had a special surprise*-*the Munchkin Special Delivery box! If you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or*Instagram, you may have seen these boxes, but if you not, here's the scoop. They contain around $80 of Munchkin loot, including a core game, expansions, boosters, and accessories. And the kicker? One of the items will be signed by Steve Jackson! To top it all off, you only pay $45. It's a steal. We only had 12 to sell at RTX, but keep an eye on Warehouse 23*and the social media pages I mentioned above. On Monday, we'll be sharing information on how to get your own Special Delivery!

We're still playing games at booth 713 until 6 p.m. today, so swing by RTX and say hi!*

– Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Check Your Pockets .*.*. Before They Do

Outer-space travelers can always use another friend or misfit! With GURPS Aliens: Sparrials, you can add this endearing race of alien thieves to any space setting .*.*. and enterprising players will no doubt find interesting homes for them elsewhere! Download this guide today, only from Warehouse 23. ]]>
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GURPS July 16, 2017: LibertyCon Report http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31086-July-16-2017-LibertyCon-Report?goto=newpost Sun, 16 Jul 2017 06:34:08 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* July 16, 2017: LibertyCon Report... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 16, 2017: LibertyCon Report

Chattanooga is a great city, and I always have a good time at LibertyCon. This one, number XXX, was no exception. I ran demos of three unpublished games and they all went well. I also played Ogre and Munchkin - I won my Ogre games but got beaten like a drum at Munchkin. So it goes.

And I had dinner with Jason "PK" Levine, who lives nearby, and we ate great sushi and schemed about upcoming GURPS releases.

But I don't pay my own way to LC just to do business and demo games. I also get to socialize, meet other pros, and generally have more "fan" experience than I normally get at a convention. I attended the Baen Books dinner, rekindled some old acquaintances, and met some new people. I got to see a lot of programming, including Dr. Stephanie Osborn's entertaining and scary report on the New Madrid fault system (midcontinent and just as ominous as San Andreas &ndash; look it up). I toured the parties. And I got to spend some time chatting with two of my favorite authors, David Weber and John Ringo (who was Literary GoH).

The charity auction is always a highlight of LC. This year two Munchkin card appearances went for $800 each, benefitting the Hatcher Foundation, which fights childhood cancer.

If a fun Chattanooga event sounds like your cup of tea, watch their site at libertycon.org. The date and location for the 2018 event are not set, but when they are, it's likely to sell out even faster than this one did.

– Steve Jackson

Warehouse 23 News: Having A Ruff Day?Then you need Munchkin Puppies in your life*-*and your deck! This set adds 30 adorable (and a bit drool-y) puppy-related cards for more canine calamity! Adopt it from Warehouse 23*before it gets sent to the pound!
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GURPS July 8, 2017: May 2017 Top Ten http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31084-July-8-2017-May-2017-Top-Ten?goto=newpost Sat, 08 Jul 2017 06:47:56 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* July 8, 2017: May 2017 Top Ten... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 8, 2017: May 2017 Top Ten

Our business office has reported on our sales for May, showing us once again just how important Munchkin is to our operations. How many of our Top Ten sellers in May were Munchkin titles? Well, I'll let the list speak for itself.

What's interesting is that the core Munchkin game appears in the Top Ten, despite the fact that we were out of stock at our primary warehouse. A reprint shipped a few weeks ago, but during May, the only places that held our saleable stock were Alliance, Lion Rampant, and Warehouse 23. PSI, our main partner in sales, sold out of the core Munchkin game earlier this year, meaning that our overall sales of the game have been down a bit as we waited for the next printing to arrive.

Bonus Behind-The-Scenes Info! We shipped the 32nd printing of Munchkin a few weeks ago, the 33rd printing is set to land in September, and the 34th printing*arrives in late October at the PSI warehouse. And that's in addition to the Munchkin Deluxe reprints (11th and 12th printing) that shipped in May and June, and its reprints (13th and 14th) that are on track for delivery later this year. That makes eight separate factory orders this year alone for just those two titles. That's a lot of Munchkin!

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Check Your Pockets .*.*. Before They Do

Outer-space travelers can always use another friend or misfit! With GURPS Aliens: Sparrials, you can add this endearing race of alien thieves to any space setting .*.*. and enterprising players will no doubt find interesting homes for them elsewhere! Download this guide today, only from Warehouse 23. ]]>
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GURPS July 7, 2017: Munchkin Spell Skool Bookmarks In W23 Orders http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31083-July-7-2017-Munchkin-Spell-Skool-Bookmarks-In-W23-Orders?goto=newpost Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:44:31 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* July 7, 2017: Munchkin Spell Skool Bookmarks In W23... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 7, 2017: Munchkin Spell Skool Bookmarks In W23 Orders

What is a wizard without a wand? In trouble. And what is a Munchkin player without a Munchkin bookmark? Still pretty cool, but missing out on some sweet bonuses in their game!

Our newest bookmark, The*Official Bookmark of Cooperative Clobberation!, will solve both problems, and you can get it free with any Warehouse 23 order (while supplies last)! Using it makes your classmates help you in combat, but they get first treasure pick, and even a level if you share a Class. While it can be played with any game, it's perfect for our recent Walgreens release, Munchkin Spell Skool. Become a magical student, fighting the evil Moldy Mort and accomplices like the Rap Scallions, and join your favorite clubs, like Chess Club and Forbidden Magic Club. You can get a peek inside with our unboxing, and if you're new to Munchkin, check out the how-to-play! If you're a veteran of Munchkin and you'd like to know what sets to mix with*Spell Skool, check out Andrew's article on mixing it with Munchkin Oz Guest Artist Edition.*

In addition to this bookmark, orders through Warehouse 23*always include some extra promotional goodies. So place your order today, and add some magic to your summer gaming!*

– Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Call In The Specialists!

The character-creation possibilities of GURPS Action explode like never before, with GURPS Action 4: Specialists. Add more than 100 areas of expertise, run Action at different power levels, quickly design allies or enemies, and more. It's a download away, only from Warehouse 23. ]]>
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GURPS July 4, 2017: New Releases For June http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31080-July-4-2017-New-Releases-For-June?goto=newpost Tue, 04 Jul 2017 05:05:59 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* July 4, 2017: New Releases For June... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 4, 2017: New Releases For June

Is it halfway through the year already? Time flies when you're having fun .*.*. and we're having a lot of fun with all of the new releases and reprints for June. Check out the new titles, returning favorites, and Warehouse 23 specials, available now!*Munchkin Spell Skool

Magic class like you've never seen it before.

Pick up your Bubble Wand and hope you can find the Great Haul, or at least a Friendly Big Kid to help you out. Or maybe grab the Fire Drill or the Manual of Transmission, because here come the Ash Kicker, Huff & Puff, and the dreaded Moldy Mort!

The art in Munchkin Spell Skool is adorable, but you've still got to slay the monsters, steal the treasure, and reach Level 10 to win! You can find Munchkin Spell Skool exclusively at Walgreens.*

This is a stand-alone game, but it shuffles well into any other Munchkin game.Munchkin Pathfinder 2 &ndash; Guns and Razzes

Find your path .*.*. to backstabbing and gunslinging!

Get a new class and a new faction for the hit game Munchkin Pathfinder! Become a Gunslinger*and shoot 'em up in the popular Pathfinder setting. Or join the Razmiran Vision, a new faction that benefits from backstabbing. (What could be more Munchkin?)

Plus, there are plenty of new Monsters and Treasures in this 112-card supplement.

This is an expansion for Munchkin Pathfinder. It is not a stand-alone game.
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GURPS Powers

Save the world .*.*. or destroy It!

It's the ultimate book for the ultimate characters in the Fourth Edition of GURPS!*GURPS Powers*has everything you need to create every kind of amazing, off-the-chart superhero you can imagine .*.*. as well as amazing wizards, wuxia fighters, shamans who command spirits .*.*. even gods!

Written by GURPS Line Editor and Fourth Edition co-author Sean Punch, GURPS Powers introduces some new rules, but it is mostly about using the rules already in the GURPS Basic Set to cover super-powered characters, megawizards, and earth-shattering psionics.*Powers also includes guidelines for "special effects" and several ways to vary a power on the fly &ndash; two crucial concepts for comic-book superheroics.*

This is a softcover reprint via CreateSpace's print-on-demand services.*GURPS Martial Arts

Inscrutable masters from hidden temples. Special Forces soldiers. Swashbuckling pirates. Bare-chested brawlers.

GURPS Martial Arts brings fighting styles from throughout history to Fourth Edition. From popular Asian bare-handed techniques to European combat arts to fantastic non-human training, this book balances realistic historical schools with cinematic feats from Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Hollywood. Recreate the greatest fighters in the world, or create a style to fit a new campaign; Martial Arts has the techniques and guidelines you need.

Not all combat options map to techniques and styles, however. Many require extensions to the combat system itself, so Martial Arts expands on the combat and injury rules from GURPS Basic Set. Some of these additions are highly realistic, while others are extremely cinematic &ndash; but they're all optional, allowing the GM to decide which rules apply. Customizing the GURPS combat system has never been easier.

This is a softcover reprint via CreateSpace's print-on-demand services.*GURPS Warriors

Strong of arm and steely of eye, they lead the way and take the lumps.

When it all falls apart, they cover the retreat. Some live for a cause; some die for it. They are warriors. The warrior is the backbone of every adventure group. GURPS Warriors gives you 29 fighter templates, letting you quickly create the warrior that's right for you. No two need be the same. Templates include soldiers from all time periods – past, present, and future – such as the aviator, cavalryman, commando, heavy foot soldier, marine, and rifleman. Warriors from the pages of history and literature, including the barbarian, berserker, gunslinger, holy warrior, martial artist, and swordsman. Specialists like the archer, engineer, guard, guerrilla, sharpshooter, and scout. High-tech fighters like the artillerist, aviator, mecha pilot, and naval crewman. Each template comes with four complete characters, drawn from a wide range of settings.

All told, you get 116 ready-to-use sample characters, as well as historical background and information on the technology and tactics that shaped their professions. This version of GURPS Warriors also comes bundled with the 24-page GURPS Update, providing information on how to upgrade these GURPS Third Edition templates and characters to Fourth Edition!

This is a softcover reprint via CreateSpace's print-on-demand services.*GURPS Rogues

It takes a thief .*.*.

When brute force won't get the job done, you need someone with .*.*. skills. A specialist. Preferably someone who doesn't let a lot of nagging concerns about law or morality get in the way. Whether you're looking for just the right character to round out an adventuring party, or a dangerous NPC to challenge your players, GURPS Rogues has what you need &ndash; 29 different templates, letting you quickly create the scoundrel that's right for the job. Templates include, thieves who are only in it for the money, such as the armed robber, cat burglar, pirate, pickpocket, housebreaker, and forger. Rogues who have other goals than mere material gain, like the spy, hacker, evil mastermind, mad scientist, and saboteur. Charmers who work more with people's minds than with lockpicks and prybars .*.*. the con man, bard, fixer, gambler, prostitute, and street doctor. Mysterious figures who work on the shadowy edges of society .*.*. the tracker, poacher, assassin, master thief, smuggler, mobster, and black marketeer. Each template comes with four complete characters, drawn from a wide range of settings.

All told, you get 116 ready-to-use sample characters, as well as historical background and information on the technology and tactics that shaped their professions. This version of GURPS Rogues also comes bundled with the 24-page GURPS Update, providing information on how to upgrade these GURPS Third Edition templates and characters to Fourth Edition!

This is a softcover reprint via CreateSpace's print-on-demand services.*Munchkin 3 &ndash; Clerical Errors

Another 112 cards for the best-selling game of killing monsters and taking their stuff.

Play a new Race: Gnomes! Try on the Bard Class. Face the Tequila Mockingbird, the Bad Ass, and the dreaded Auntie Paladin! Equip yourself with amazing items like the Chainmail Bikini and the Stab-A-Matic .*.*. and show them who's the mightiest, munchkinest dungeon delver of them all. And this set has a special treat &ndash; we asked five of our favorite Comic Guys to do one card each:
  • Phil Foglio's Magnificent Hat
  • Pete Abrams' Perfectly Ordinary Bunny Rabbit
  • Tom Ricket's Stick Figure
  • Jon Rosenberg's Fowl Fiend and
  • Randy Milholland's Redneck Tree!

This is not a stand-alone game. It is an expansion for Munchkin.Munchkin 5 &ndash; De-Ranged

More of the twisted humor of Steve Jackson and John Kovalic in a 112-card supplement for Munchkin!

De-Ranged has everything you love about Munchkin, including:
  • A new Class! Rangers can tame monsters and ride them!
  • Treasure! Track down the Philosopher's Scone, put Racing Stripes on your Steed, and fill your Canteen of Spleen with Carbonated Holy Water!
  • Monsters! Beware the Telemarketer, the Poultrygeist, and the Undead Clowns.
  • And imported monsters! That's right &ndash; this set includes unique monsters created by the European Munchkin publishers, available for the first time in English. Quake in fear at the Brothers Grimm and the Snerks! Or just kill them and take their stuff.*

This is not a stand-alone game. It is an expansion for*Munchkin.Munchkin 8 &ndash; Half Horse, Will Travel

Centaurs and Lizard Guys!

These two classic fantasy races get the Munchkin treatment in Munchkin 8 &ndash;*Half Horse, Will Travel! Plus new Race and Class Enhancers: you can be Elite, Legendary, or Elder! Go for all three .*.*. you'll need all the help you can get when you fight That Gecko On The Telly, the horrifying Centaurpede, or the dread Knight Mare!

This is not a stand-alone game. It is an expansion for*Munchkin.

*Warehouse 23
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Space Gamer Bundle

Behold, a trove from the past!

From 1980 through 1985, Steve Jackson Games published The Space Gamer, a general-purpose gaming magazine with features on roleplaying games, board and wargames, miniatures, game design, early computer games, and more. Nostalgia comes alive with articles, reviews, letters, and advertisements.

With this bundle, you'll get the complete collection of all 50 issues of Space Gamer from this era at a 50% discount!Discworld Roleplaying Game

Journey through the off-kilter imagination of Sir Terry Pratchett in the Discworld Roleplaying Game, now in PDF form!

There's a lot of unusual stuff on the Disc, but don't worry about getting lost &ndash; game author Phil Masters has crafted a roadmap to Pratchett-inspired storytelling. Visit settings like the most dubious city in the multiverse, Ankh-Morpork. Intervene in the cultural interactions of trolls and dwarves (but watch out for flying axes). Campaign for goblin rights. Flee from an angry Swamp Dragon (two feet of mindless fury and high-explosive digestion).

Even find out why the second-greatest lover on the Disc needs a stepladder. And remember, the world is round. And also flat.Pyramid #3/104: Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game

The dungeon beckons; dare you answer the call?

It's never too soon to prepare for adventures of a lifetime! This issue of Pyramid, the PDF magazine for roleplayers, is devoted to the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game. Learn the basics of the game with "Trapped in the Living Tomb" &ndash; a complete, ready-to-play solo adventure. Make a random heroic background with David L. Pulver, or devise a complete campaign framework with a roll of the dice.

With this issue, the world of dungeon-delving excitement is closer than ever!GURPS Classic: Bestiary

Rule the animal kingdom with GURPS Bestiary in PDF!

This edition of the popular supplement includes many of the popular creatures from prior editions, as well as dozens of new beasts. There is an expanded section on using animals as PCs, with templates (and rules for making new ones) and sample animal characters. GURPS Bestiary also includes animal folklore from around the world.

This is a digital reprint of a supplement designed for GURPS Third Edition.GURPS Mars Attacks

Earth Is Under Attack! *

The Martians descended upon Earth without warning. Saucers filled the skies. Blaster-wielding soldiers, giant insects, and unstoppable robots slaughtered the human defenders on the ground. It could have been the end of humanity &ndash; if not for the brave scientists of the Novas Vira, the only ones who saw the invasion coming! Now the fate of Earth hangs in the balance as both sides turn to science, desperately inventing new weapons and defenses in the hope of finding the one that wins the war.

GURPS Mars Attacks contains everything you need to join the fight and make a difference:
  • Choose your side. Are you among the conquerors here to grant Earth the honor of being added to the Martian Empire? Or are you fighting to save your planet &ndash; either on your own or as part of the Novas Vira, Tiger Corps, or United Earth Alliance?
  • Set the scope. Play unprepared civilians stepping up to face Martian raiders, bold saucer pilots defending troops from waves of human jets, high-level officers making decisions that impact the entire war, or anyone else you can imagine!
  • Lock and load. It'll take spirit to win this war, sure, but also technology. Learn about the weapons, defenses, vehicles, and strange inventions of both sides &ndash; and take advantage of streamlined rules to make new ones.

This is a PDF printing of GURPS Mars Attacks, and*requires the GURPS Basic Set, Fourth Edition.*

– Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: To Loudly Go Where Everyone's Been Before…There's a lot of space out there in .*.*. well, space. The only way to get around is with a shiny new space ship! Star Munchkin: Space Ships*will let you take command of your very own ship, to wreak havoc among the stars! Beam it down from Warehouse 23*now! ]]>
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GURPS July 1, 2017: More About Stewart Wieck http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31077-July-1-2017-More-About-Stewart-Wieck?goto=newpost Sat, 01 Jul 2017 05:35:41 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* July 1, 2017: More About Stewart Wieck... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 1, 2017: More About Stewart Wieck

We recently noted the passing of White Wolf co-founder Stewart Wieck and promised more details when we had more time.

It turns out that everything we wanted to say was already written by Shannon Appelcline, so rather than reinvent the wheel, we'll just point you at his excellent memorial. Thank you, Shannon, for your outstanding research and reportage on Stewart's life. And thank you, Stewart, for bringing our hobby to a new generation, and for everything else you did. Your influence will be felt for many years to come.

– Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Different Dungeons Call For Different Magic Users

Unleash an entirely new kind of magic on those unsuspecting subterranean slitheries.*GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 19: Incantation Magic*includes a new profession*-*the incanter*-*along with the magical method that incanters wield. Download this tome today, only from Warehouse 23. ]]>
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GURPS June 30, 2017: Powered By The Sun! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31076-June-30-2017-Powered-By-The-Sun!?goto=newpost Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:22:16 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* June 30, 2017: Powered By The Sun!... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

June 30, 2017: Powered By The Sun!

In 2014, we installed solar cells on our office and warehouse roofs, as well as on a new parking cover. Here's the original Illuminator. It wasn't cheap. But, especially in these cloudless summer days, we're generating a lot of power.

We used to average more than $2,000 a month in electrical expenses. From January through May this year (not the sunniest months), we averaged $800 per month income from selling power back to Austin Energy. Last year, June and July were our biggest solar months, with income of $1,725 and $1,317 respectively. As a bonus, the solar cells reflect heat, cutting down on our AC costs.



Taking into account the extra taxes, street-service costs, etc., that we have avoided, the total value of the installation so far has been about $117,000. This is approaching 50% of the targeted return on investment after tax credits. That implies a full ROI in 2021, which is three years ahead of schedule. It looks like in 12 years the system will pay for itself just on energy sold back to the city.

– Steve Jackson

PS &ndash; I'm waiting eagerly for Elon Musk to get his solar tiles on the market. My own house needs a new roof .*.*. but will Musk's tiles be ready in time? Need that new roof now.

Warehouse 23 News: New Creatures To Vex Dungeon-Delvers

Don't let*GURPS Dungeon Fantasy heroes get complacent; shake up their world with the arcane entities and mythological menaces of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 3: Born of Myth & Magic. More dungeon dangers are just a download away, only from Warehouse 23. ]]>
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GURPS June 25, 2017: Toy Research Trip! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/31075-June-25-2017-Toy-Research-Trip!?goto=newpost Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:35:05 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* June 25, 2017: Toy Research Trip!... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

June 25, 2017: Toy Research Trip!

After several different trips for the office, it is time for a micro-vacation.*I'm set to fly out next week for a visit to New York and the*Strong Museum. This short trip is both a chance to unwind and an opportunity to explore the Strong's archive of Playthings magazine, over 100 years of toy-industry news in a single location. I have visited the museum before, when a solid day of research uncovered some unexpected sales data and fabulous retailer impressions on toys of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, so I'm excited for another chance to sit down and explore the archives.

I'll also get in a little Steve Jackson Games business, but the primary focus of the journey is seeking information that should help a lot as I work on a new book project. Over the last four years, I've published eight books about toys*-*and a ninth book is at print right now*-*and getting time for these personal projects helps me stay sane as I push office projects forward. We all need an outlet, right? Is it my fault that my form of stress relief involves work of a different sort?

– Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: A Zoo For You

Add all sorts of animals to your GURPS Third Edition game with GURPS Classic: Bestiary. Download this magnificent menagerie today, only from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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