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August 30th, 2006

Gamey Goodness @ 10:25 am

Current Location: Muskrat Central
Current Mood: blank blank
Current Music: "Fools In Love" - Joe Jackson

In some ways, it's been a long, hard summer, and I've been emotionally up and down as things that were expected haven't gone as expected.

But this morning has been a good one.

A package arrived from the Out of the Box warehouse. The British isles version of Apples to Apples arrived on the doorstep, and I'm totally happy with how it turned out. Close to 400 cards came out of the US Party Box set, with the same number of Brit-cific ones replacing them.

I fear my next visit to my birthland isn't for a couple months yet, but I can't wait to break this out with friends and family. I'm not sure if it be in shops yet, but if not, then soon.

Can't wait 'til it gets in Hamley's...

Between this, Cineplexity and aBRIDGEd, it's gonna be a fun year for the company.

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Speaking of which, here's a cool Apples to Apples fan site I stumbled across.

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I'm not sure when we did this, but it's pretty cool, too: an Apples to Apples flash game demo.

I've gotta start paying more attention to our own web site.

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In other Out of the Box news, the Cineplexity demo at GenCon apparently went swimmingly, and the game is in its final prep phase before it's sent off for printing. Should be out in the fourth quarter, in time for the holidays, and I just can't wait.

The cover's changed a bit. Here it be.



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And lastly, Cthulhu Munchkin chugs along.

Investigators


Cultist (seen him before?); Discovery Family Secret


Learn things Man Was Not Meant to Know; Mystical Visions


Cultist; Sole Survivor


As promised, more cool Cthulhu-related (though non-munchkin-y) news soon!
 
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From:captaingeek
Date:August 30th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)

Ya know...

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Maybe you shouldn't call it gamey goodness. People might get the wrong idea. 8-)
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From:zargon
Date:August 30th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)

Tribute

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In case you haven't seen this yet ...
http://pst.rbma.com/content/Zits?date=20060830
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From:muskrat_john
Date:August 30th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Tribute

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I get a "content currently unavailable" message...
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From:zargon
Date:August 30th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Tribute

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Ah nertz, I was trying to do a direct link to avoid the annoying pop-ups. Try these:

http://click.comicalert.com/zits/239316
http://syndicated.livejournal.com/ca_zits/167553.html
http://syndicated.livejournal.com/ca_zits/

One of them should get you there.
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From:captaingeek
Date:August 30th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Tribute

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I saw that in the Chicago Tribune. I loved it. 8-)

And now the Peanuts theme song is going thru my head.
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From:michaellee
Date:August 30th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Is the British Isles version going to somehow be available stateside? (I assume it's still compatible as well with the US version..)

Can't wait for Cineplexity. It'll probably end up on some gift lists...
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From:muskrat_john
Date:August 30th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
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The British Isles edition should be available fom the Out of the Box web site, at the very least...

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From:michaellee
Date:August 30th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
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That's all we need....
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From:ckirkman
Date:August 30th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
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Cthulhu Munchkin?! Wooohooo! I'm loving the illustrations.
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From:laughingimp
Date:August 30th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
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You completely win for throwing a bottle of Shoggoth's Old Peculiar into the mix on the "Mystical Visions" card.
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From:captaingeek
Date:August 30th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC)
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Mmmmmmmmmm, Shoggoths...
From:penek
Date:August 30th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
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yay (= nice art as always ($

ps. it is possible to get this http://www.gamespy.com/comics/dorktower/images/global/MunchThulhu7.gif
picture as Avatar to my LJ ? (= (becouse you are author i asking you about this)
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From:muskrat_john
Date:August 30th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Go for it.

And thanks for asking, first!
From:penek
Date:August 30th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
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thanks for permission ((=
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From:_grimtales_
Date:August 30th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)

BAH!

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Munchkin's sheer success is both heartening and disheartening at the same time.

On the one hand I am massively glad it is doing to very well and has made SJG a shedload of money.

On the other hand despite it, initially at least, being inspired by The Munchkin's Guide to Powergaming, neither me nor Big Steve have seen a penny.

On the one hand, kudos, on the other "From hell's heart I stab at thee!"

Don't mind me, I just like to whinge once a month about it ;)
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From:muskrat_john
Date:August 30th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)

Re: BAH!

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That's very Munchkinny of you.

:-)

(John ducks the incoming objects now thrown...)

Serioulsy, I can understand both sentiments..so, thanks and sorry at the same time!
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From:_grimtales_
Date:August 30th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)

Re: BAH!

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*hurls cat at you*
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From:kirbyk
Date:August 31st, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Looking forward to Cineplexity - I plan on ordering a copy for our office at IMDb.com, since it's practically the IMDb game. :-) I'm sure I'll get creamed by some of our serious movie geeks.

Not to get all commercial on yo' ass, but IMDb does have self-service ads that are designed for smaller budgets ($1000 - $10000), and it seems like a perfect match for promoting the game. I say this much more as someone thinking, 'Our users would really dig this' than someone who wants your ad money. I'm a programmer anyway, without anything to do with those things.


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From:muskrat_john
Date:August 31st, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
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HEY!

Please contact me at john@kovalic.com about IMDB...

Possibly some cool stuff we could do together!
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From:semioticghosts
Date:September 1st, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
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If you busy birthland schedule will allow, a fair few of us could make a date for pie 'n mash at Manse's :) No, I'm not getting my hopes up, don't worry!

P.S. Love your Chthuloids. Is it me or has anyone else had disturbing mental images of the Great Lord doing -something- with a Shoggoth offering exactly the right amount of mouths?

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