Oct
09
2017
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If you want to get @SJGames’ Conspiracy Theory, get in on the Kickstarter now.

Because Steve Jackson Games will not be putting Conspiracy Theory into distribution. It funded, and even hit stretch goals — but there apparently isn’t enough interest in it to justify a mass printing. So if you wanted it, you should probably hit Kickstarter within the next four hours.  It closes at 6 PM EDT today, so there’s still a window.

 

Sep
27
2017
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A week and a half to go on the Conspiracy Theory Kickstarter.

Conspiracy Theory, for those who don’t remember, is a card game from Steve Jackson Games about, well, conspiracy theories:

This sort of thing is more or less firmly within SJG’s wheelhouse, and I have high hopes for it.  Less than two weeks to go and still needs a couple more grand to fund, so if it sounds interesting, go ahead.  I plan to break this out with my regular gaming group…

Sep
13
2017
4

The SJ Games ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Kickstarter.

Very clever, the way that they set the Conspiracy Theory Kickstarter up:

Early-bird supporters can get either five, three, or one buck off, depending on how quickly they hit that support button.  Not that it would have mattered, in my case; I was determined to not back this puppy until at least the Dungeon Fantasy stuff was in the mail.  …It went into the mail today, according to the message that I’ve just gotten.  And the Munchkin Shakespeare stuff has shown up, just in time for me to give it as a present; so, well played, Steve Jackson Games.  Well played.

Aug
17
2017
3

GURPS is, appropriately, 23% off for Gen Con.

23% because fnord.  However, I don’t think that that includes the print on demand stuff, but I can wholeheartedly recommend GURPS Vorkosigan Saga, even if you don’t play RPGs.  It’s got a lot of information about Lois McMaster Bujold’s universe in it, all nicely organized and laid out.  …You do read Bujold, I hope? I’d hate to think that any of my readers might be missing out on one of the best science fiction / fantasy writers I can think off offhand.

Aug
10
2017
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The Ogrezine! Kickstarter.

The exclamation point there was added by me. For some reason, Ogrezine! looks more dynamic than Ogrezine. Anyway, this Kickstarter from Steve Jackson Games is designed to fund/test out how much interest there is in Ogre ‘stuff.’ Three bucks gets you the articles, and everything else is moving the minis:

Jul
06
2017
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@SJGames Ogre video game still on track for October 2017 release.

At least, that’s what the email I just got on the subject has informed me.  Not much more detail here, but based on the year-old rendering video below the game concept isn’t that complicated. If it’s turn- and hex-based, putting it together should actually be a snap.

Which is fine, by the way.  I don’t know if I can really enjoy a real-time multi-unit tactical combat game with overkill graphics.  I’m pretty sure that I can enjoy this.  Although, alas, it was not actually a Kickstarter stretch goal…

Mar
21
2017
8

Tweet of the Day, @SJGames Should Use This For Ogrethulhu edition.

It’s not entirely dissimilar in layout to the classic silhouette of an OGRE.  Which makes sense. As I noted on Twitter, this picture is insanely evocative of Gary Larson’s classic cartoon How nature says “Do not touch.” It’s like they had a contest.

UPDATE: My wife says It’s like Scooby-Doo meets Mad Max.  …I married well.

Feb
07
2017
2

The Munchkin Shakespeare Kickstarter.

This one is gonna be a gift for my sister-in-law.  She will have no idea that Munchkin Shakespeare exists, but she will love it on sight. So, hey, win.

Jan
20
2017
3

Steve Jackson Games doing more with Amazon Createspace.

Basically, Amazon Createspace allows companies like Steve Jackson Games to release titles (in this case, GURPS titles) for softcover print-on-demand. They’ve already tried this with three existing titles: now SJG is going to try three more. If there’s enough demand, SJG will start assigning staff to convert more titles. There’s the faintest possibility of a suggestion of a hint that ‘even older titles’ might be made available, which could mean 3rd edition GURPS, or – dare I hope it? – In Nomine.

(more…)

Jan
18
2017
3

Tweet of the Day, @Arbys Has A Credibly Geekish Social Media Wing edition.

This is remarkably well-played. Shoot, Arby’s social media people apparently even have a small budget. Or at least somebody good at cutting up cardboard.

Dec
14
2016
1

Tweet of the Day, Oooooohgres edition.

Shiny.

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