August 26, 2016: Designer's Notes For Munchkin Legends Available For Your Reading Pleasure!

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[Munchkin Legends Deluxe] [Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition]

Did you know that the first draft of Munchkin Legends had far more old-timey legends from around the world – like the Japanese ghost, Ashiarai Yashiki. (It's a giant ghostly foot. Covered in mud. That breaks into your house and demands you wash it. That . . . would have been a classic card for sure.)

Want more fun facts about Munchkin Legends? Take a look at Munchkin Czar Andrew Hackard's newly penned Munchkin Legends Designer's Notes!

He wrote them in honor of the fact that Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition has joined the Legends line. It's on shelves only at Target right now. In this set, comic artist Mike Luckas – of Munchkin comics and Skullkickers – puts a new spin on myth and legend.

So  go pick up Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition. Maybe also grab Faun and Games and Myth Prints, the expansions. Then buy a blank card to add your very own rendition of Ashiarai Yashiki to the set, for some foot-ghost power. Then you'll have everything.

Ariel Barkhurst

Warehouse 23 News: Plushies, Plushies, And More Plushies . . .

Pick up a perky yellow Duck of Doom or his gloomy twin, the Duck of Gloom! Halt the gloomy duck in its tracks with a Plush Tentacle or blast its sanity with a ChibithulhuCollect them all from Warehouse 23

August 25, 2016: Munchkin Musings: August 2016

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Gen Con Munchkin It's the monthly melange of Munchkin memoranda! We're still meshuggah over Moop's Monster Mashup . . . maybe you noticed.

Thanks to everyone who visited us at Gen Con (especially the folks who made the Munchkin Tavern a success once again!); we're already making big plans for Gen Con 50 next year! We made several announcements over that weekend, which you can read about in the August 15 Munchkin News.

(Special kudos to Munchkin Collectible Card Game co-designer Eric M. Lang, this year's recipient of the Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming. Way to go, Eric!)

We also appreciate everyone who came to see us at Board Game Bash and those who attended our #PlayMunchkin events on August 13. Those were fun! We'll be looking at how to make them even better for next time.

Remember that you can always look at our Conventions page to find out where we'll be next.

Looking forward, we're in very good shape: everything through the first quarter of 2017 is already at print, which means we're working well over half a year ahead. Devin is hard at work on the Collectible Card Game, and our artists are turning in really fun illustrations. It's progressing nicely. We have some very cool new games and expansions coming next year, including the first of the new sets from our co-conspirators at USAopoly (the first draft of which is sitting on my desk as I type this – I wish I could tell you more, but you'll find out soon enough).

Bit of a short update this month, but it's not for lack of new things coming . . . just no new things I can talk about. Maybe next month, I can be more forthcoming.

Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Armored Warfare Is Faster And Deadlier Than Ever

Supertanks, GEVs, and infantry slug it out to defend supply lines and keep pressure on your enemy in Ogre: Objective 218. This two-player Ogre experience, based on The Battle for Hill 218, plays in less than 30 minutes. Lead your troops to victory by getting your copy on Warehouse 23!

August 24, 2016: Munchkin Comics #20 In Stores Now!

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Munchkin #20 Munchkin #20 You can't feel gloomy and mixed up while reading Munchkin comics! Well, actually, you can if the comic issue is based on Munchkin Gloom and Moop's Monster Mashup. What a coincidence, then, that those are the games featured in Munchkin #20 from BOOM! Studios!

The first tale, "Tomb of Gloom," finds our adventurous duo of Spyke and Flower learning the grim history of Abbey Seadey from the mysterious monk who runs it. What happened to the previous explorers of the tomb? Why does the monk know so much? And why didn't Spyke just find a hotel? Only a couple of these questions will be answered. "Moop's Mini Misadventure" is the first comic appearance of Moop, the titular star of Moop's Monster Mashup! We also find out why being a wizard's assistant is not a glamorous job, and when to stop springing puns on people. (The answer is never. There are never too many puns.) 

In the back, you'll find the first part of an interview with the designers of Munchkin Gloom, which continues online. And don't forget about the promo code, located at the end of each issue, for an exclusive BOOM! Studios Munchkin bookmark. The Official Munchkin Bookmark of Moop's Spring Special bounces off the page this month! 

Pick up issue #20 at your friendly local comic shop, or from Warehouse 23, today!

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Munchkins Wanted, Cheating Encouraged

Admit it,  you really like to combine all your Munchkin sets . . . the stupider things get, the better!  With Munchkin 7 - Cheat with Both Hands, we've made that even easier.  Become an Ultra Munchkin and see what kind of over-powered shenanigans you can get into. On Warehouse 23 now! 

August 23, 2016: Munchkin Oz Guest Artist Edition Designer's Notes Update - There's More Oz Where Th

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[Image] [Image] So be sure to read the "Designer's Notes" page he wrote for Munchkin Oz, where he describes the process of designing and writing that game. And yes, he did get to read all 14 of L. Frank Baum's Oz novels as part of his job. Feel free to be jealous.

We updated the Designers Note page recently, because there are two versions of Munchkin Oz now that we've released Munchkin Oz Guest Artist Edition, illustrated by comic artist and writer Katie Cook.

Cook's version of Oz is available only at Amazon.com. It's a deluxe, limited edition; and in fact, it's the first deluxe version of Munchkin Oz. It's worth a look for both the Oz theme and Cook's art, not to mention for the oversized game board and 12 player standies that come standard in our deluxe editions of Munchkin games.

If you like reading about how our games are designed, watch the Daily Illuminator in the next few weeks. We'll be linking to it as Czar Hackard writes notes about the creation of a few of our new and upcoming releases. They've all got cool themes, and at least one of them is still a secret right now . . . So get excited! 

Ariel Barkhurst

 

Warehouse 23 News: Munchkin Fun Is In The Cards!

Add some Munchkin whimsy to your group's poker or blackjack game with the Munchkin Playing Cards. It's 54 cards illustrated by fan-favorite Ian McGinty. Be one of the first to get this set by preordering today from Warehouse 23!

August 22, 2016: Announcements For December

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Which green creature do you prefer: Goblins or Martians?

We know it's a hard decision. That's why you don't have to make it. Whichever you choose, we've got something you'll love coming out this holiday season. One choice features an obnoxious number of Goblins; the other comes with invasive levels of Martians. Look for both new releases at your friendly local game store around the time you should be buying people holiday gifts!

Speaking of which, here's a friendly reminder: All your friends love Goblins and Martians. That's right. We've just solved all your gift-buying woes.

Munchkin Pathfinder: Truly GobnoxiousMunchkin Pathfinder: Truly Gobnoxious



Why be a little excessive when you can be . . . Truly Gobnoxious? 

This booster pack has ten goblin monster cards, just to make sure your game features true hordes of enemies. You know, the way all good fantasy adventures do. There's also a handful of cards thrown in to help you fight the goblins, because winning is also important when you're trying to live out a good fantasy adventure.  

Munchkin Pathfinder: Truly Gobnoxious shuffles right into Munchkin Pathfinder  or classic fantasy Munchkin.

The art is by Shane White, a comic and game artist known in part for Pathfinder: Goblins!Bad Karma, and Comic Book Tattoo.

White also illustrated Munchkin Pathfinder: Guest Artist Edition, due out in October. Combine the two for an epic quest in path-finding and goblin-fighting!

GURPS Mars Attacks

GURPS Mars Attacks



It could have been the end of the world . . .  

Saucers descended from the skies, releasing unstoppable waves of robots, giant insects, and blaster-wielding soldiers. The armies of earth didn't stand a chance. 

All would have been lost were it not for the scientists of the Novas Vira, who saw the invasion coming. These men and women turned to science to create weapons and inventions powerful enough to defend earth from the Martians. 

It's a war of technology, where bigger and better vehicles, guns, and weapons win the day. Play as either the invaders or the human defenders. There are even rules for Martian space ships!

GURPS Mars Attacks is a GURPS Fourth Edition book. It requires the two-book GURPS Basic Set to play.

Ariel Barkhurst

Warehouse 23 News: Tigorillas, Kangaroosters And Owligators . . . Oh My!

The marvelous magician Moop is mashing up monsters for munchkins to fight in Moop's Monster Mash-up! Play as a stand-alone game or mix it with your favorite version of Munchkin for even more silliness. Enter the brawl with these mixed-up monstrosities on Warehouse 23 today!

August 21, 2016: If Superheroes Got Press This Good, There Would Be No Plot To Civil War

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[Image] Reviewers – assemble!

By which we mean, here's an assemblage of reviews and unboxings for Munchkin: Marvel Edition, which has been out for a few months now!

That's also probably the last time we make an "Avengers, assemble!" joke on this blog. About this product. Today.

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Bell of Lost Souls did a Tabletop Spotlight on the game, and says Munchkin and Marvel "go together like peanut butter and chocolate," and that, "since there's Munchkin everything and there's Marvel everything, it was only a matter of time."

True.

There's an unboxing from GameWire, another from Bus Load of Penguin, and reviews from Erik Smith and Bower's Game Corner.

They all like a lot of things about the game, and reviewers point out that it makes a good introduction to Munchkin gameplay for the uninitiated, since everyone loves Marvel. The heroes at USAopoly have created a truly mighty game. 

None of them mention how glad they are that Captain America in this game doesn't believe he's Hydra, but they may be thinking it. 

Ariel Barkhurst

Warehouse 23 News: You've Never Played Chess Like This!

In Tile Chess, the pieces are the board. Grab up to three friends, find a table, and start playing! "Think Outside the Board" and get your copy from Warehouse 23 today.

August 20, 2016: Bill & Ted's Excellent Boardgame In Meeple Monthly

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Meeple Monthly Check out the article in the July issue of Meeple Monthly about Bill & Ted's Excellent Boardgame!

Meeple Monthly Writer George Gonzalez interviewed designers Samuel Mitschke and Randy Scheunemann, as well as artist Len Peralta, about the processes, trials, and tribulations that went into making such a radical game. From the arduous task of watching Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure multiple times to check for accuracy, to Len's attention to detail in committing real-life actors like Keanu Reeves and George Carlin to cartoon characters, you can read all about it in the article.

Pick up the July issue of Meeple Monthly at your friendly local game store, and collect a copy of Bill & Ted's Excellent Boardgame while you're there (or go to Warehouse 23)!

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Your GURPS Party Awaits

Creating exactly the character you want to play has never been this easy! With the GURPS Basic Set: Characters, you can be your favorite fictional hero or one of your own design. Discover the incredible characters awaiting you, at Warehouse 23!

August 19, 2016: #PlayMunchkin This Weekend With Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition

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PlayMunchkin If you follow us on our many social-media outlets, you know that on weekends, we run our #PlayMunchkin contest, where you can win prizes simply for posting pictures of yourself playing a game of Munchkin. They don't have to be artsy shots, they just need to be you, having fun, playing Munchkin. Pretty easy, right? 

This weekend, August 19-21, is going to be colossal. It's focused on Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition! All you have to do is take a picture playing the new edition, and post it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #PlayMunchkin. On Monday, we'll choose three winners.

Munchkin Legends GAE

What legendary loot can you win? Well, a +6 Bag o' Munchkin Legendsfor one! These pawns have become harder to find, and go perfectly with the new Guest Artist Edition. But that's not all! Winners will also receive a super-exclusive Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition staff T-shirt. These are the same shirts worn by staff at the booth during Gen Con 2016, so they were made in limited quantities. It's no Digital Cloak, but it's definitely more comfortable, and harder to find. 

So swing by your local Target and pick up a copy of Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition. Record your adventure in a picture so we can see you #PlayMunchkin this weekend, August 19-21!

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Prepare Yourself For Legendary Munchkin Encounters!

Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition with art from Mike Luckas is hitting Target shelves faster than the Hydra's heads are growing back! Starting today, a bookmark and promo card, drawn by Mike Luckas, will be included in every physical order we can fit them in. Place your order to get your promo card and bookmark from Warehouse 23 now!

August 18, 2016: Moop Gets Gloom-y In Munchkin Comics #20

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Munchkin 20 Munchkin 20 Everyone is feeling mixed-up and melodramatic in the Munchkin comic-verse. It must be the influence of Munchkin Gloom and Moop's Monster Mashup in issue #20 of Munchkin comics!

In "Tomb of Gloom," Spyke and Flower happen upon an oddly lonesome monastery and are persuaded to spend the night (for free, of course). The lonely monk keeps a dark and terrible secret, one so awful that he immediately tells our protagonists all about it. His tale is a dungeon-diving, trap-tripping escapade. Of course, since it's Munchkin Gloom, killing the team isn't off-limits, it's encouraged! Len Peralta (Munchkin Apocalypse Guest Artist Edition) gives his unique styling to the Will Hindmarch adventure. 

The second story, "Moop's Mini Misadventure," introduces our new favorite sorcerer: Moop! The star of the recently released Moop's Monster Mashup (available at your FLGS or, if you don't have a local store, on Warehouse 23), Moop and his assistant, Minn, are doing some spring cleaning, and Minn gets a raw deal that leaves everyone in tears (of laughter). Andrew Hackard writes this raucus report, with art by Mike Luckas (Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition). 

Munchkin #20 from BOOM! Studios will be at local comic stores on Wednesday, August 24. Until then, don't forget to use your previous Munchkin comic promo codes to get your BOOM! Bookmark promos on Warehouse 23!

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: You'll Be Feline Good

Tap your inner kitty with the Simon's Cat Card Game. It's a cute, yet cutthroat, fight to avoid Simon's blame in this purr-fectly fast-paced game! Get your copy from Warehouse 23 today.

August 17, 2016: Bring The Law To Your GURPS Gaming Table

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Pyramid #3/93: Cops and Lawyers The forces of law and order make your campaign come alive, thanks to Pyramid #3/93: Cops and Lawyers. This issue looks at various agents of the legal system and the police forces tasked to ensure peace. Play out tactical encounters between police and criminal groups using GURPS Mass Combat; pilot two common U.S. Coast Guard vehicles (with GURPS stats); and look at how the legal system might adapt in GURPS Supers or GURPS Psionic Powers.

This issue also ventures beyond the modern day, with a guide to the legal system of the classical Islamic world, plus an exploration of trials by combat and ordeal . . . including what might happen in realms where gods really do interfere. And there's still more in this issue – check out another vignette set in the new Car Wars universe!

Your day in court begins with Pyramid #3/93: Cops and Lawyers! Pick it up individually or subscribe today for this and many more months of gaming excitement.

Steven Marsh

Warehouse 23 News: The World Of Cthulhu Beckons . . .

Cthulhu lies both dead and dreaming, waiting to consume any who venture near . . . The last player to leave will forever be Lost in R'lyeh! Escape the terrible and ancient city in this evocative card game, or go mad trying. Face your darkest fears by getting your copy from Warehouse 23!