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<![CDATA[Pen & Paper Games - News]]> http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/ Bringing you the latest gaming news... en Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:16:02 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/pnpg_style/misc/rss.png <![CDATA[Pen & Paper Games - News]]> http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/ GURPS February 17, 2017: Munchkin Shakespeare Project Update http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/30996-February-17-2017-Munchkin-Shakespeare-Project-Update?goto=newpost Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:41:13 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* February 17, 2017: Munchkin Shakespeare Project Update... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

February 17, 2017: Munchkin Shakespeare Project Update

Hark! Lend me your ears and I'll tell a tale of bardic campaigning - the tale of Munchkin Shakespeare! We've surpassed our initial goal by leaps and bounds, and unlocked a ton of extras to boot, and we're on our way to even more!

If you don't know the backstory, Andrew Hackard explained the origins of Munchkin Shakespeare*on Medium. Suffice it to say it's a Munchkin game based on the writing of William Shakespeare, with some ideas crowdsourced from our fans! We've got a lot of awesome loot, and even more surprises to come, happening over on Kickstarter. What started out as a Munchkin Christmas Lite-sized set and Kickstarter Exclusive Expansion has grown into a core-size box, and a core-size expansion box, with tons of accessories!

Backers at the "Shakespearean Player" level or higher are now going to get more than 200 cards, plus bookmarks, a metal coin (something we haven't made in a long time), and even a Kill-O-Meter. Backers at the "I Want It All!" level are getting even more, like additional dice, Flowerspeare pawns, and an extra Kill-O-Meter, among other things! And yes, you read that correctly, we are bringing back a version of the highly requested Flower pawns! We've even introduced blank Dungeon cards, something we haven't done before.*

This is a campaign of firsts, and we're not through yet! We have more cards unlocking soon, and at $180k, we will unlock Spykespeare pawns as an add-on, with more secrets to be revealed. We're also sharing some sneak peeks at art and cards for the set, so keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as the campaign updates, for more on that.

The campaign closes March 10, so make sure you don't miss your chance to get stuff like the Kickstarter Exclusive Expansion. Once it leaves the stage, there is no encore!*

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: It's A Centennial Celebration!

The 100th issue of Pyramid is here, and it includes an assortment of new goodies supporting a sizzling swath of the GURPS line, from weapons for GURPS High-Tech to gear and organizations for GURPS Ultra-Tech to heroic possibilities for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy .*.*. and much more! Dare you uncover the enigmas of Pyramid #3/100: Pyramid Secrets? Of course you do! Download this issue individually, or subscribe today for more months of mystery .*.*. only from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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<![CDATA[GURPS February 7, 2017: Sign Up For The Moop's Monstrous Mailer Today!]]> http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/30995-February-7-2017-Sign-Up-For-The-Moop-s-Monstrous-Mailer-Today!?goto=newpost Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:06:49 GMT Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

February 7, 2017: Sign Up For The Moop's Monstrous Mailer Today!

Making more munchkinly monsters is Moop's main motivation!

And now, retailers have a chance to use Moop's Monster Mashup to make more*Munchkin*fans! (You're a wizard, too, and you didn't even know it!)

We are sending some lucky shops a Moop's Monstrous Mailer! Store owners and managers can sign up to receive a collection of exclusive cards, unique bookmarks, a demo game, and a handful of posters. But sign up soon; there are already fewer than 30 kits left!*

On March 3, 2017, these stores will be invited to host a #PlayMunchkin event where you could win some of these promos!

So, munchkins, masterfully manifest at your*friendly local game store*to meet this magician!*

Joshua Surfus

Warehouse 23 News: Build A Better Tomorrow!

Long story short, the world ended; now it's up to you to rebuild from the ashes! With the GURPS After the End series, cinematic post-apocalyptic gaming is easy. Build heroes with GURPS After the End 1: Wastelanders, then wander amid the wilds with GURPS After the End 2: The New World. Download them today, only from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS February 16, 2017: Loren Wiseman http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/30994-February-16-2017-Loren-Wiseman?goto=newpost Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:06:49 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* February 16, 2017: Loren Wiseman... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

February 16, 2017: Loren Wiseman

We learned today that Loren Wiseman had passed away, apparently from heart failure.

Loren was one of game design's earliest "greats." He was a founder of Game Designers Workshop and a co-creator of Traveller, the science-fiction roleplaying game that set the standard for all the others. He was also a good friend.

He was inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame in 2003.

Loren worked with Steve Jackson Games for many years: writing GURPS Traveller, editing the GT line, and creating an online incarnation of the notable Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society.

Loren is depicted, along with the late Mike Ford, on the INWO "Evil Geniuses for a Better Tomorrow" card.

He'll be missed.

Steve Jackson

Warehouse 23 News: Check Out This Swag .*.*.

Play in style with a shirt from your favorite Steve Jackson Games line! Show your pride in Ogre, Munchkin, Car Wars, Ninja Burger, and more with these comfortable T-shirts. Get yours today from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS February 6, 2017: Munchkin Shakespeare Kickstarter Launches Tomorrow! http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/30987-February-6-2017-Munchkin-Shakespeare-Kickstarter-Launches-Tomorrow!?goto=newpost Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:01:27 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* February 6, 2017: Munchkin Shakespeare Kickstarter... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

February 6, 2017: Munchkin Shakespeare Kickstarter Launches Tomorrow!

Would a munchkin*by any other name be just as sweet? It will be, when*Munchkin Shakespeare*launches tomorrow! Our newest version of*Munchkin*is hitting Kickstarter tomorrow morning, and we're excited to give the bard the spotlight, center stage.*

This new game starts small*and will have an optional Kickstarter-exclusive expansion available, but we hope to be able to increase the card count and fun options as the campaign goes on. Stay tuned for more details on that.

You can learn more about why we chose Kickstarter to make this game by reading Munchkin Czar Andrew Hackard's*article from Friday. Make sure you sign up for our*newsletter*so you are alerted to our launch before it happens. (You can also follow us on*Kickstarter!) And you will want to know when we launch*because, let's just say, the early patrons to our little theater will get a bit of a bonus.

We'll have much more to show you once the project launches tomorrow, February 7! You should follow us (and John Kovalic, too)*on social media for bonus content we'll be releasing throughout the campaign. See you on stage!*

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Build A Better Tomorrow!

Long story short, the world ended; now it's up to you to rebuild from the ashes! With the GURPS After the End series, cinematic post-apocalyptic gaming is easy. Build heroes with GURPS After the End 1: Wastelanders, then wander amid the wilds with GURPS After the End 2: The New World. Download them today, only from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS February 5, 2017: PAX South 2017 Recap http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/30986-February-5-2017-PAX-South-2017-Recap?goto=newpost Sun, 05 Feb 2017 07:12:50 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* February 5, 2017: PAX South 2017 Recap... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

February 5, 2017: PAX South 2017 Recap




The SJ Games team is home again from PAX South! Andreas, Ariel, Guy, Hunter, Jimmy, and Veronica set off Thursday morning for the Alamo City. Once on site, Drew (Our Midwest Demo Team Regional Director) and I joined them and we set up the booth. Afterward, it was time to eat and rest up for the epic weekend to come.
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PAX South started early Friday morning, and we were ready to go! Lucky attendees were able to pick up early copies of Ghosts Love Candy and the Munchkin Apocalypse: Judge Dredd booster pack! We had a great time showing off*Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game*to lots of wonderful people, who were also excited to play Simon's Cat Card Game, our giant Bill & Ted's Excellent Boardgame*demo, and of course, lots of Munchkin.

This was the third year for PAX South, and it's getting bigger and better! The convention staff did a great job organizing the event*and answering everyone's questions.The Exhibit Hall was well laid out, and there was plenty of space for people to walk around and see all the new consoles, games, accessories, and more. The Tabletop Gaming Area is not only bigger than last year, but was filled with people playing games! There were plenty of tabletop game and game accessory vendors, as well as lots of room for organized play events and open play.

Friday afternoon, we had a great turnout for our Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game tournament. The players battled hard, but in the end, the Caped Crusader himself won the tournament! Lots of fun was had, and even more loot was taken by the players.*


Saturday was an amazing day at PAX South! The Tabletop Gaming staff (with help from our MIB Demo Team) ran their giant Munchathlon tournament. We had 36 players, and many flavors of Munchkin were played (and mashed together). By the end of the day, a new Munchkin Queen was crowned, and she was overwhelmed by the loot she earned! Make sure to look for any Munchathlon events at future PAX events, so you can join in the fun!


Meanwhile, a rumble from another portion of the gaming hall meant that our Ogre Sixth Edition tournament had begun (check out our unboxing video here for a sneak peek). The first round saw veteran players fall beneath the treads of their opponents, as the defenders took most of the games. In the second round, it was the Ogres' turn. Command Posts were destroyed and defenders retired to fight another day. The final round saw the defenders rally to protect the Command Post and*stop the Ogre cold. The winner received a rare, blue-acrylic Ogre*Mk. V miniature.*


Sunday was another busy day. We showed off games and helped attendees make their last-minute purchases. Meanwhile, the PAX Tabletop Gaming Staff and our MIB Demo Team members ran a Zombie Dice tournament. As participants got ready, more players were drawn in by the sanity-blasting cuteness of the Zombie Chibithulhus. Once the event started, the rattling of dice attracted plenty of spectators. Dice were rolled, brains were eaten, and fun was had by all!


Thanks to everyone who came by our booth and the awesome PAX South staff. We really appreciate our MIB Demo Team members Archangela, Chris, Drew, Jessica, Jonathan, and Neal, for helping with the tournaments, and running game demos in Open Gaming and our booth. If you couldn't make it to the show, you can check out our games at your friendly local game store. (If you don't have a store nearby, then check out our games at Warehouse 23.)*PAX South*was a great event, and we all had a wonderful time demoing our games, talking to the attendees, and even trying out some great new games. See you next year!

Al Griego

Warehouse 23 News: Build A Better Tomorrow!

Long story short, the world ended; now it's up to you to rebuild from the ashes! With the GURPS After the End series, cinematic post-apocalyptic gaming is easy. Build heroes with GURPS After the End 1: Wastelanders, then wander amid the wilds with GURPS After the End 2: The New World. Download them today, only from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS February 4, 2017: Drone Flights http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/30985-February-4-2017-Drone-Flights?goto=newpost Sat, 04 Feb 2017 06:12:14 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* February 4, 2017: Drone Flights... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

February 4, 2017: Drone Flights

Over the holidays, I was lucky enough to score a Zero Zero Robotics Hover Camera. This small, foldable drone features a 4K camera and wi-fi connects to my phone, meaning that I was able to zoom around the house and terrify the toys, cats, dogs, and myself. The Hover Camera was a blast to experiment with, but the drone's inability to remain stable in the wind meant that its use was limited. There were only so many times that I could crash the Hover Camera into a tree before I found myself looking for something with more power .*.*. and a greater range!

Enter the DJI Mavic Pro, another foldable drone .*.*. except that this time, the drone has enough weight and power that it can handle the winds. I've been flying the Mavic Pro for a few weeks now and can happily report that this is a spectacular*machine that, in the hands of someone more talented than I am, would be a great tool when constructing YouTube videos. Need proof? Well, Casey Neistat's YouTube video showing the Mavic Pro should be all you need to see what a serious machine this is. You're not familiar with Casey Neistat's videos? Whoa, you're in for a treat. Neistat is a professional filmmaker, and his YouTube vlogs throughout 2015 and 2016 changed my opinion of vlogging and made me realize that there are truly professional videos being created and uploaded to YouTube daily.

Oh. Right. The DJI Mavic Pro. To show you how stable the drone is in the wind, take a peek at this 30-second YouTube video I posted on the same day that I opened the drone. I posted side-by-side footage showing the drone rocking in the wind and the stable view from the drone. I also posted a two-minute video of the drone that same day showing the Mavic Pro at about a 100-ft. altitude and in a light rain (I managed to bring it in before the rains strengthened, so no harm was done). Add a little AI to the Mavic Pro and we're taking our first steps to GURPS Reign of Steel. (Which means that we need to not add AI to this machine. Please, world. Don't give drones AI.)

The Hover Camera stayed home, but the Mavic Pro made the trip to Nuremberg with me. If I am lucky, I'll get some footage of the convention center to share. Just have to hope that the weather cooperates and that there aren't any local restrictions that leave the drone in my backpack. Wish me luck!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Bring Your Favorite Worlds To GURPS

Building your favorite fictional settings in GURPS has never been easier, thanks to the power of GURPS Adaptations. It's your guide to converting themes, tones, characters, and more, with several worked examples from classic literature. Download it today, only from Warehouse 23! ]]>
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GURPS January 29, 2017: Crowdfunding Focus: Wyrmwood Game Master Screen http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/30983-January-29-2017-Crowdfunding-Focus-Wyrmwood-Game-Master-Screen?goto=newpost Sun, 29 Jan 2017 07:08:18 GMT *Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:* January 29, 2017: Crowdfunding Focus: Wyrmwood Game... Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

January 29, 2017: Crowdfunding Focus: Wyrmwood Game Master Screen



Wyrmwood Gaming has been a friend of SJ Games for a while now, and they're known for some pretty stellar wooden gaming equipment (like our convention*Zombie Dice tray). Well, Eric gave me a quick hands-on demonstration of their newest Kickstarter accessory, and it's a doozy.*

I'm talking about their Magnetic Game Master screen. We're not talking about some small-time screen either, this bad boy is decked to the nines with tons of options, perfect for that game "master" moniker we like to throw around. You thought you were a master, but once you see this you may second guess yourself. Three individually connected screens are secured via magnets, with the ability to change their orientation. Not only that, but the trim on each screen is magnetized, to let you put all sorts of resources in, like monster stats, maps, or other props for your campaign. The main screen is even reversable, letting you reveal that terrifying beast, or show off a letter from a dignitary for players to read, or even give them insight on the dungeon layout.*


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But Wyrmwood didn't stop at screens, two optional towers are unlockable stretch goals. The first, which is unlocked, is a dice tower. And even that has a quirk! You can angle the bottom slat to either aim behind the screen for your secret monster attacks, or towards the players for a dramatic lockpicking check. The other tower, which is currently locked, houses multiple drawers to store your accessories like dice, figures, or tokens. Not only that, but backers can piecemeal the perfect screen for them. Maybe you don't want the towers, or you just have to have it all; either way they have you covered. Even the wood is customizable!

You still have some time to get in on the Kickstarter, and I definitely recommend it. The options are endless, and it would surely improve your GURPS campaign or any other roleplaying game.*

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Those Pesky Humans .*.*.

In Zombie Dice, you are a zombie trying to avoid being shotgunned by humans. Test your luck, with a roll of the dice, to see if you get a tasty snack or shot to a pulp! If you're at PAX South today, you can check out our tournament set for 11:30 a.m. If you can't join us at the convention, you can still get plenty of braiiiiiiiins by getting your very own copy of Zombie Dice from Warehouse 23 now! * ]]>
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