Category Archives: Announcements

Hey, there’s something coming up that I want to tell you about!

Do You Design T-Shirts?

Sandra and I are looking to engage the services of a designer for a new round of Schlock Mercenary t-shirts. This will be a work-for-hire project that pays a flat fee for each design, plus a slice of the purchase price for each shirt sold.

We want awesome designs that will work well with silk-screening, discharge printing, and other fabric-related technologies. Familiarity with Schlock Mercenary is not required, but is always kind of nice. For scheduling purposes, the bulk of the work will be done during January of 2018.

Applicants should email schlockmercenary@gmail.com with samples of their work and a short resume that highlights experience in this space. A link to an online art portfolio is a plus. We’ll be accepting applications through December 30th, or until the position has been filled.

Merchandise, And The Unapologetic Plugging Thereof

We’d like to draw your attention to some merchandise and end-of-year deals that may align with your holiday gift giving plans:

As Sandra was cleaning up our storage space, she found odds and ends of old merchandise. There weren’t enough of any one item to list them in the store, so we created the Schlock Mystery Box. For $25 you get $40-$70 of randomly selected Schlock merchandise, much of which is not available elsewhere. We also created a vinyl sticker grab bag for $10, and a small print grab bag for $5.

And of course you can always go browsing to fill in whichever Schlock books are missing from your collection. There are even PDF versions of the books for those who want their Schlock more portable.

Thank you so much for all of your support this past year.

Munchkin Starfinder Closes on Thursday!

The Kickstarter for Munchkin Starfinder closes on Thursday. If you’re just hearing about it now, that’s okay. The project was on an accelerated schedule, and the Kickstarter is only ten days long. As of this writing we have two of those days left.

Along with the usual stretch goals, there are some social media goals associated with this project¹. If just 27 more people become Munchkin Starfinder fans² on BoardGameGeek.com, a Kickstarter-exclusive card will be added to the “I Want It All” box. With a few more Facebook shares³ there will be a digital Christmas card, suitable for at-home printing, shared in an upcoming backers-only update. This means that if you’ve already backed the project, Facebook and BoardGameGeek are places where you can increase your loot without spending more money.

If you haven’t backed the project yet, consider this your penultimate notice (at least from me.) I’ll post again Thursday morning, and I think there will be a nice essay from me about the technical aspects of creating a new art style for a Munchkin deck.


¹ I’d never seen social media stretch goals before, but I totally get why they’re there. It’s a cool concept.
² It took me forever to figure out that to become a “fan” on BoardGameGeek you click the little heart button between “log play” and “subscribe.”
³ Specifically, share this.

 

 

The Kickstarter for Munchkin Starfinder is Live!

The Munchkin Starfinder project launched Monday afternoon over at Kickstarter, and has already funded and blown past the first two stretch goals. I illustrated the cover and the cards, and aside from the fact that it was huge fun, I am psyched have gotten to contribute to the Munchkin product line¹.

This project is on a very short timeline. It closes in just ten days, on November 2nd. I’m confident that Steve Jackson Games will be printing enough of these that you won’t be required to participate in the Kickstarter to someday buy them, but Munchkin Starfinder will ship to backers before it shows up in stores.


¹ The full product line is large. Fortunately, you don’t have to buy all of it to enjoy it. In fact, if you’ve never played before you can absolutely make Munchkin Starfinder your very first Munchkin set.