Steve Jackson Games Bringing Back The Fantasy Trip

Steve Jackson Games has been making games for quite some time, longer than many of us have been gaming, or even really been alive. The Fantasy Trip was originally published back in the 70s, and so it’s been somewhat hard to find in this new, renaissance era of gaming. Well, it’s making a comeback. This July 23rd, SJG will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to get the game back on shelves.
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Two More GURPS Books Available On-Demand

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve played in a GURPS game. Though, it actually was a Covert Ops game, so seeing that title available as one of the new ones that are available now to be printed On-Demand from Steve Jackson Games, it hit me right in the Nostalgia Zone. If you’ve been wanting a copy of GURPS Cops or Covert Ops, now’s your chance, instead of having to hunt them down the old-fashioned way.
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Friday Snippets

Weekeeeeend! Woo!
Ok, so it’s not exactly here yet, but it will be soon enough (That’s not soon enough!). Just gotta get through the rest of today and we’ll be there. I’ve got gaming lined up for tomorrow. I hope you do, too. But, as always, if we’re going to be spending a day gaming, we should be sure to snack on some bite-sized gaming stories so we have our strength with us.

Today on the platter we have: Artis Opus Series S: Brush Set Up On Kickstarter, Reclusive Phoenix Entertainment To Run Kickstarter For Cthulhu-inspired Miniatures Line, Campaign Coins Running Deluxe Metal Meeples Kickstarter, Ultra PRO International to make Munchkin and Munchkin Collectible Card Game accessories, and Brigade Models – New British and German Aeronef Released.

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Slugfest Games Running Red Dragon Inn: Munchkin Kickstarter

The Red Dragon Inn is a great place to head after a long adventure. Satchels full of gold, hit the bar and buy some drinks. Participate in games. Lose all your money! Well, most people will lose their money and consciousness. The one that’s up the latest will be able to grab what they can (and probably not have any wyvern dongs drawn on their face, either). Slugfest Games’ Red Dragon Inn has a lot of fans and a lot of expansions. Well, a new one’s coming. This time, it’s a tie-in with another fan-favorite fantasy world: Munchkin. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Steve Jackson Posts Update From GAMA

GAMA is where a lot of companies go to show off what they’ll be coming out with for the rest of the year. Steve Jackson Games is there, and they’ve had a presentation giving a look at what you can expect for Munchkin, Ogre, Illuminati, and more. They posted up a quick gallery of images of the slides for you to check out.
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Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Up On Kickstarter

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I’m sure that many of you, reading that line, three times in a row, read it in a very specific way in your mind.
Anyway, IDW and Steve Jackson Games have teamed up to bring you a new iteration of the Munchkin card game. In this one, they bring in those heroes in a half-shell, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The set is up on Kickstarter now.
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Munchkin CCG Now Available

Today’s the release day for Steve Jackson Games’ latest addition to the Munchkin line. Well, sort-of addition. It’s a new set, but you’re not gonna be mixing it in with your previous Munchkin cards. Nope, this time around, the game’s hitting the CCG arena. Build your own deck and battle against your opponent’s hero. If you’d like to know a bit more about the Munchkin CCG, you can check out the review I did. After that, you can go pick up your own copy.
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IDW Games To Release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Munchkin

Lotsa people grouping together for this one. IDW has teamed up with Steve Jackson Games and Nickelodeon to bring you a new Munchkin set. In this case, it’s all about pizza, ninjas, and heroes in half-shells. Yes, it’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (every time I write that, the editor in me wants to put commas between the words).
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GURPS Banestorm Now Available On-Demand

GURPS has been Steve Jackson’s RPG system for decades now. There’s been dozens and dozens of supplements put out for it over that time, some of which have been out of print since before many of you probably even started gaming. So, what’s a gamer to do when they want to find one of those old supplements? Well, you could try and scour used book stores or gaming auctions. But Steve’s here to help with their GURPS On-Demand printing service. The newest addition to it is Banestorm.
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TGN Review: Munchkin CCG

Just about all of us have at least seen all the variations of Munchkin out there. It’s been a staple of Steve Jackson Games’ line since it came out. Most of the sets have been illustrated by the illustrious John Kovalic. Well, a new set of Munchkin is about to come out. One that’s different than all the others. It’s the Munchkin CCG.

Steve Jackson Games was kind enough to hook me up with a Cleric vs. Thief starter set, as well as some booster packs so I can tell you all about it.

So grab your alluring codpiece and chainsaw of bloody dismemberment, it’s time for another TGN Review. This time, it’s the Munchkin CCG by Steve Jackson Games.
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TGN Review: Super Kitty Bug Slap

Those that’ve been long-time readers of TGN know that I have a love of “gaming backpack games.” Those are games that are very small and compact, tend to have few rules and a small footprint on the table, and can be played at almost a moment’s notice. They’re so named because you can toss them in your gaming backpack and whip them out whenever you’ve got a spare moment, be it before the rest of your group shows up for an RPG session, or between rounds in a miniatures game tourney, or just whenever you and some friends have a couple spare minutes. Super Kitty Bug Slap, from Steve Jackson Games, fits firmly into that category. But how does the game work?

Well, the fine folks over there sent me a copy, so I can tell you all about it.

Please, leave your fly swatters at home (they’d be cheating). It’s time for another TGN Review. This time, it’s Supper Kitty Bug Slap.
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Steve Jackson Games Launches Triplanetary Kickstarter

Steve Jackson Games is bringing back another classic. For you old-time gamers out there, you might’ve had a copy of Triplanetary. It originally came out in 1973. The ship-to-ship combat game has been played by millions, and it’s looking to get an update, as Steve’s launched a Kickstarter for a new version of it. The rules are still as you remember, but the scenarios have all been gathered together. Plus, there’s new campaign rules.
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CMON Partners with Steve Jackson Games to Make Munchkin Board Games

Just about all of us have played some version of Munchkin in our time as gamers. It’s a fun, little card game from Steve Jackson that takes the usual tropes of dungeon delving (or going into space, or pirates, or faeries, or a hundred other things it’s spun off into) and turns them on their ear, many sets lovingly drawn by famed artist John Kovalic. Well, soon, that fun, little card game is going to be a board game series from CMON. Steve Jackson and CMON are partnering up to create a new line of games based on the beloved card game.
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Ogre Miniatures Set 2 Up On Kickstarter

Longtime readers know my nostalgia around Steve Jackson’s Ogre game. Heck, I used to go by Ogre_MkV online in places. Well, Steve’s looking to get more miniatures made for the 6th edition of the Ogre minis game, and so they’ve taken to Kickstarter in order to get it done.
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Munchkin Starfinder Up On Kickstarter

Starfinder is just finding itself all over Kickstarter recently. The campaign to create miniatures was a success with Ninja Division. This time around, it’s Paizo teaming up with Steve Jackson Games to bring you a new expansion for Munchkin. Head out into the void with Munchkin Starfinder.
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Digital Version of Ogre Now Available

Auroch Digital has released the digital version of the Ogre tabletop miniatures game over on Steam.
… I should get a Steam account at some point… maybe…
Anyway, for those of you that actually have such an account, you can bring this classic game to your computer screens, sending your Fencers versus enemy G.E.V.s, or crushing infantry under the treads of your MkV (my personal favorite).
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Munchkin Holiday Grab Box Up On Kickstarter

Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin has been around for quite some time. In all those years, it’s gotten quite a lot of expansions, alternate sets, special add-ons, and all those great custom dice. Well, for this holiday season, Steve Jackson has put together Holiday Grab Boxes just filled with all manner of things. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign running where you can order them.
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Ogre Video Game In the Works

One of my first games I got into was Steve Jackson’s Ogre. Heck, Ogre_Mk5 was a screen name I used for quite a long while. Well, there’s an Ogre/G.E.V. video game in the works that accurately recreates not just that video-box game, but all of the Ogre minis world on the tabletop. They’ve got some sceenshots and a trailer video to check out.
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Photos from Day 4 of Gen Con

Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today’s a travel day for me. Then we’ll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It’s impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There’s just too many to list (and my brain is still far, far too tired, even after some sleep). But it was an amazing show. Every year, I wonder if “The Greatest 4 Days in Gaming” is going to be false advertising or not, and every year, it proves itself correct. The show does, truly, deserve that title. Anyway, here’s the last galleries from the show. I hope you like ’em.
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Steve Jackson Games Running Ogrezine Kickstarter

Steve Jackson Games’ Ogre was one of my first forays into gaming. I remember cutting apart the little chits from the “VHS Box” version of the game. Heck, my screen name for a while was OgreMkV on various media. I know it’s been a big part of many other gamers’ lives. Well, Steve Jackson is looking to continue support for the setting via the Ogrezine, a collection of Ogre articles. The project is up on Kickstarter now.
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Steve Jackson Games Posts Gen Con Plans

Man, we’re just a couple weeks away from Gen Con. This show is going to be off the hook, being sold out as it is. Companies are posting up what they’ll be having at the show so you can get your shopping lists together (and lining up a ninja shopper, if necessary). If you’re wondering what Steve Jackson Games will have with them, you’re in luck. They’re letting you know in this post.
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Steve Jackson Games Announces Munchkin Spell Skool

Steve Jackson Games has announced a new version of Munchkin will be making its way to Walgreens stores in the near future. This one’s aimed at a slightly younger audience (though no version of Munchkin, that I know of, is too adult in nature). This one’s called Munchkin Spell Skool.
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Steve Jackson Games Taking Pre-orders For Ghosts Love Candy

It’s April. The end of April. It’s about to get really hot here in Atlanta for a couple months. I don’t know about you, but I’m already wishing it was October. I mean, I have friends who always wish it was October, but at the moment, I’m ready for it as well. When many think about October, they think about ghosts and candy. Well, Steve Jackson is helping get that October feel here in April by taking pre-orders for Ghosts Love Candy.
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Steve Jackson Games Offering Gaming Mat Deal

Steve Jackson Games is looking to help retailers out by offering free gaming mats with the purchase of some of their games. People love gaming mats, and they love free stuff. So it’s pretty much a win-win all around.
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X-Men Munchkin Now Available

Back when I read comics, I was an X-fan. I mostly read X-Factor, but since I also read Wolverine, so that means I read some X-Men as well. And, of course, I watched the cartoon as well. As such, I’ve always been more a Marvel fan than a DC fan. So, even though I don’t read comics anymore, I still get excited when I see new Marvel products come out. In this case, it’s the X-Men edition of Munchkin.
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Munchkin Shakespeare Up On Kickstarter

There’s seemingly an endless amount of Munchkin sets that can exist, each with their own unique themes and twists that make the game a bit different with each play. This time, Steve Jackson Games is going a bit old-school, making a set based on one of the most famous wordsmiths ever: The Bard, himself, Shakespeare. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign running for this one now.
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Steve Jackson Games Releases Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition

Munchkin is one of those games that I think it’s safe to say that most of us have played at some point. I know I have, actually playing a whole bunch of the different versions. It’s those different versions that make the game rather fun. Well, a new version is out, of sorts, that you can only get at Target. It’s the Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition.
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Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game Now Available

The Batman: The Animated Series show was one of the highest quality cartoon products I feel I’ve seen. It really captured the dark, dense world of Gotham and the inhabitants thereof. Though we watched it as kids (or, at least, I watched it as a kid), it really was full of grown-up themes and situations. Well, the Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game isn’t quite so dark, but it is just as fun. It’s also available now.
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Munchkin Messenger Bag Deal From Steve Jackson Games

I have a messenger bag that I use to carry my laptop around, and also just various other useful things (like pens and notepad when I’m at a convention or such). It’s incredibly plain. I wouldn’t mind getting a bit more “nerdy” bag. And thankfully, Steve Jackson Games is here to help. They’ve got a Munchkin messenger bag. And until December 15th, they have a special deal going with it.
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USAopoly Announces Munchkin X-Men Edition

Excelsior, true believers. USAopoly and Steve Jackson Games are teaming up for another super-heroed Munchkin set. This time around, it involves those next-steps in human evolution, the mutants of the X-Men. Sharpen your claws, get your ruby visor on, and make sure that spandex is nice and snug.
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Steve Jackson Games Announces Munchkin Wonderland Board Game

The Munchkin game lets players head into deep, dark dungeons, take out monsters, and grab their loot. Well, the world of Wonderland isn’t necessarily the same as a deep, dark dungeon, but there are still plenty of weird things to behold and treasures to grab. So the two fit together rather well. So much so that Steve Jackson Games is coming out with Munchkin Wonderland, a new board game.
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