October 20, 2016: Comic Promo And Cards With W23 Orders


[Brown Nose] [Dominant Genie]

What do you call a cool free thing inside a cool free thing? A metacoolfreething? A 4-D cool free thing? A baby kangacoolfreething?

There's too many choices. Let's just call these cards-in-a-comic-in-an-order "a Munchkin comics promo on Warehouse 23."

Right now, and until supplies run out, you can get two short and sweet Munchkin comics from BOOM! Studios with any order of physical items from Warehouse 23. 

But there's a twist. There are also two cards – Hireling: Brown Nose and the Dominant Genie. The nose is in a lot more limited supply than the genie. So if you want to be sure to get your very own free, sentient floating nose, you'd best buy something now.

Genies will still get included in comic orders when noses run out. Now, if you're in public, please read that last sentence out loud with enough volume to be heard across the room. (Just kidding. Don't do that, you'll make Munchkin fans look like crazy people.)

Did we mention that the comics are short tales about the creatures on the cards? The Dominant Genie story involves a clever Flower outwitting a less clever Elf and Gnome after they discover a magic lamp. The Brown Nose comic is a little more informational; it's an introduction to the biology and habits of the proud floating-nose people. Very helpful.

Click here to order some cool stuff, and get free stuff thrown in, today! 

Ariel Barkhurst

Warehouse 23 News: Munchkin Madness? This Time, REAL Madness!

Face your greatest Munchkin challenge – Cthulhu! Will you survive? Will you retain your sanity? Will you . . . level up? Munchkin Cthulhu lampoons Lovecraft's Mythos and the horror gaming that surrounds it. Join in the fun and lose your sanity now, from Warehouse 23!

October 19, 2016: Announcements For February


February is the month of love, but we don't care about that mushy stuff – so we decided to make it the month of Dredd. Our announcements are light for the month, but this booster packs a punch!

Munchkin Apocalypse: Judge DreddMunchkin Apocalypse: Judge Dredd

I am the law.

The wastelands of Munchkin Apocalypse are a lawless land full of killing and looting – you know, a normal day for a munchkin. But that all changes in Mega-City One. This is the turf of Judge Dredd, where no crime goes unpunished. Wait, looting is a crime? Oh, man, we're in big trouble . . .

This booster pulls from 30 years of Judge Dredd comic lore. It includes iconic Judges to face, as well as items like Judge's Badge to even the odds. Plus, you'll get a brand new Seal card to bring on the end times. This pack mixes perfectly with Len Peralta's recent Munchkin Apocalypse Guest Artist Edition, available at Barnes & Noble!

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: To Bite Or To Howl? That Is The Question!

In Munchkin Bites!, you and your fellow munchkins are now vampires . . . or werewolves . . . or changelings! Bash through the haunted house and slay the other monsters. You can't dispatch your fellow munchkins, but you can curse them, send foes at them, and take their stuff. Get your copy from Warehouse 23, just in time for Halloween!

October 18, 2016: Munchkin Sketch Edition: The Ultimate Mixable Set


Sketch Mix We've been talking about mixing up your Munchkin sets here on the Daily Illuminator, and making suggestions about which sets to combine. But if you're a creative type who wants to fully customize your melded menagerie, you want Munchkin Sketch Edition.

To make this game, we took all the cards from original Munchkin and removed the art, leaving you a blank canvas to make a masterpiece. So if you've got sick art skills, use 'em.

And if you don't? That's when things get truly glorious. Because there's nothing quite like enthusiastically drawn Munchkin stick figures. Go buy Munchkin Sketch and make some now, and you'll see what we mean. We'll wait.

Great. Now that you're initiated into the ways of the DIY Munchkin Sketch Edition, we can make some suggestions.  

If you're a fan of Munchkin Oz (or its Guest Artist Edition), and you want to add the classic cards, Sketch Edition is a perfect way to make them Oz-themed for your game! Make your Boots of Butt-Kicking a set of silver slippers, or throw some wings on the Net Troll to make it a minion of the Wicked Witch!

(Pro-tip: The Net Troll is particularly convenient to draw because it's pretty much an egg shape with a face.)

And why stop with Oz? Munchkin Grimm Tidings, recently released at Walgreens, is just begging to be mixed with other sets. We've mentioned how well it combines with Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition and Oz, and Munchkin Sketch Edition makes a trifecta. The original cards already sport the fairy-tale theme. Maybe the Plutonium Dragon is keeping a princess captive, or perhaps your Duck of Doom yearns to be a swan (which, for sketching purposes, we will call "a duck with a longer neck") . . . The choice is yours!

Munchkin Sketch Edition is available exclusively through Warehouse 23. Pick up a copy today to create your dream Munchkin mash-up!

-- Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: More Braaaaiiinnssssss . . .

Celebrate 15 years of Munchkin with our newest addition to the lineup – Munchkin Zombies Guest Artist Edition! Greg Hyland, creator of Lethargic Lad, as well as illustrator of Munchkin Fu, Burn in Hell, and Chez Guevara, shows us what Munchkin Zombies looks like from his perspective. It's sure to be gruesome! Get yours from Warehouse 23 now!  

October 17, 2016: The Wizard of Oz and Moop: A Match Made of Munchkin


[Moop"s Monster Mashup] [Munchkin Oz Guest Artist Edition]

What's better than one wizard?

Two wizards.

But how, you ask, am I to get two whole wizards? Well, it's very simple. Grab Munchkin Oz Guest Artist Edition (from Amazon.com) and Moop's Monster Mashup, and shuffle the decks together to make one set.

Bam. A game of two wizards. Who will do more crazy nonsense – the malevolent magician Moop or the hapless Wizard of Oz?

It's that easy to combine these two recent Steve Jackson Games releases, and it's worth doing because the two mix so well – and not just because of that great wizard-versus-wizard action.

For one thing, both games are full of absolutely cra-a-a-zy monsters. Moop's Monster Mashup is a game about magicking monsters into amalgam monsters, yet somehow it's Munchkin Oz Guest Artist Edition that features the Li-Mon-Eag (a lion/monkey/eagle).

Second, Moop's and Oz both have Classes, but they're different Classes. Moop's are like classic Munchkin, and Oz has its own Class profile. That means you double your classy fun when you combine the games.

Finally, Moop's has Races (again, the ones from classic Munchkin) . . . but Oz has Allies. So when you combine them, you have Classes, Races, and Allies, all in one game. The Races and Allies might be a little rarer than if you'd played each game on its own, so keep that in mind.

Go forth now and shuffle. Because the world needs a scenario where an insane alchemic wizard overruns the land of Oz with his malformed creations almost as much as it needs honeybees*. 

Ariel Barkhurst

* Fact-checker's note: Absolutely not. But it sounds amusing.

Warehouse 23 News: Get Your Munchkin Comics Now!

Follow all the best Munchkin adventures in our comic collection from Boom! Studios – 21 different adventures take Spyke and Flower all over the place and back. Buy each comic individually, or choose from our trade paperback volumes. Either way, you'll have fun reading about all the shenanigans. Get yours today, only from Warehouse 23!

October 16, 2016: We Appreciate You, Yes We Do! We Appreciate You, How 'Bout . . . You?


Steve Playing Simon"s CatWe recently ran an event to show our appreciation for those honorable men and women who are in the thick of it every day, battling day in, day out, roughing it out in the trenches . . . I'm talking about friendly local game store owners, of course!

We had gaming, food, laughter, gaming, announcements, mingling, gaming, and food. Listening to store owners and managers talking with each other, passing industry secrets in confidence, bragging about their event numbers, and playing games like normal people was more exciting than you could imagine!

Over the last month or so, I've run around the office making sure everything was perfect for the big day. My co-workers, Maryland and Jane, and I shared tears, laughter, stress, and restless hours of work. But who's counting?! We did it! We even had high-quality demo copies of games that aren't set to be released for months, thanks to our Production team forfeiting sleep.

Car Wars Sixth Edition Car Wars Sixth Edition and Munchkin Collectible Card Game both saw so much use that day that we're more excited than ever to share them with the public! (Keep your eyes peeled for more on these over the next couple of months.) Not to mention all the play time that Simon's Cat Card Game saw! If your local store is out, remind them a reprint is coming before Christmas.

Here on the third coast, we only expected local Texas stores to come to our event, so we were excited to see folks from the other two coasts, too  Rainy Day Games from outside Portland, Oregon, and Elite Battlegrounds from Green Brook, New Jersey.

Last but not least, we started talks for some secret projects at this event (because we just love being sneaky!). I understand that there was the [redacted], which will be great fun, and one of our friends from California came over to talk about [redacted] as well!

And for those store owners, managers, employees, volunteers, and guy-who-never-leaves-the-store-seriously-how-does-he-pay-rent who couldn't make it, THANK YOU! You guys make what we do worth it!

Joshua Surfus

Warehouse 23 News: Keep Track Of The Monsters With Our Newest Kill-O-Meter. . .

You don't have time to stop and count when you've got monsters to kill . . . With the Munchkin Kill-O-Meter Guest Artist Edition, when a card hits the table, you turn the dials to keep track of your total. Sporting all-new art from Ian McGinty, you can track effective Munchkin levels in style! Get your very own from Warehouse 23, and become more efficient at killing monsters now.

October 15, 2016: Top Ten In Warehouse 23 For September


Warehouse 23 Another month, another top-ten list for Warehouse 23! You may notice that we have a bit more GURPS this month. That may be due to our Dungeon Fantasy RPG Kickstarter (it funded, woo!), which allowed Warehouse 23 sales of GURPS product go toward the funding goal. It's great to see fans supporting the project!

The fact that it almost completely beat out Munchkin, even for a month, is a crazy sight! I say "almost" because the top seller (it seems perpetually) was Munchkin promotional cards. So to give some other games a bit of spotlight, I've moved those off the list. We'll consider them our lifetime Honorary Mention.

Anyway, on to the list!
  1. GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 19: Incantation Magic
  2. Pyramid #3/95: Overland Adventures
  3. GURPS Adaptations
  4. Simon's Cat Card Game
  5. Discworld Roleplaying Game
  6. GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells
  7. I Hate Zombies!
  8. GURPS Character Assistant
  9. Bill & Ted's Excellent Boardgame
  10. Pyramid #3/94: Spaceships III
Thanks to everyone who visits Warehouse 23! And we'd like to remind you not to miss our current promotion. Until the end of the month, when you buy $125 of physical stuff, you get a FREE Halloween Munchkin Monster Box with your order! That's a super deal for a spooky month, so take advantage before it disappears. Like a ghost. BOO. 

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Any Superstitious Munchkin Lover Will Adore This Deal!

It's scary how well this monster-sized box can hold all your Munchkin loot, and yet the art by Len Peralta is somehow even scarier! The Munchkin Halloween Monster Box comes with 12 holiday-themed cards that shuffle into any Munchkin game, plus space for over 2,000 cards and other swag. Spend $125 on Warehouse 23 physical items, and we'll throw in a Munchkin Halloween Monster Box for free! Get yours now!

October 14, 2016: Munchkin Marvel 2 In Stores Now!


Munchkin Marvel 2

Sweet Christmas! Munchkin Marvel 2: Mystic Mayhem is now at your friendly local game store, packed with demon hunters and magical weapons. 

The expansion to USAopoly's acclaimed Munchkin: Marvel Edition, Munchkin Marvel 2 adds fan-favorite heroes from The Defenders like Doctor Strange, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, along with their iconic accoutrement like the Eye of Agamotto. They square off with the worst that earth, and the underworld, has to offer. Powerful magic users like Baron Mordo, assassins of The Hand, and even the demons Dormammu and Mephisto all aim to defeat you, and they'll use every trick in the book to do it.

New oversized Dungeon cards allow you to fight in classic Marvel locations, like the Sanctum Sanctorum, Savage Land, and Helicarrier. Each location has its own rules, sometimes benefiting the heroes and other times giving the Monsters a buff. Not to mention two more Infinity Gems are in this pack. If you have the Infinity Gauntlet promo card from USAopoly, then this gets you one step closer to completing the ultimate weapon!

With all these new additions, Munchkin Marvel 2 brings a dark twist to the base game. Visit your local game store to pick up a copy today. Just try to avoid opening a gate to The Dark Dimension, please. 

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Reality Hangs In The Balance!

Join Project SANDMAN and fight against forces that want to rewrite history. GURPS Horror: The Madness Dossier, written by fan-favorite Kenneth Hite, brings together terror and action in a unique blend. Download it today from Warehouse 23 . . . while our world still lets you!

October 13, 2016: Munchkin Musings: October 2016


Munchkin Cards Fall weather is just starting to make it to Austin (we've even had morning temperatures below 60 Fahrenheit once or twice!) and that has reminded me that it's time for a Halloween installment of Munchkin news for you ghoulish people.

On October 3, we had our second annual Retailer Appreciation Day. Folks from places as far as Oregon and New Jersey rubbed elbows and learned about all the cool new games coming up. We had several tables showing off the latest prototype of the Munchkin Collectible Card Game, which was a hit – thanks to Eric Lang and Kevin Wilson for the design, and to Devin Lewis for spearheading the game's development. We're seeing colored art come in regularly now, and it's really good. I showed off the Collectible Card Game at the Enigma Retailer Day in Copenhagen on October 11, and Ross is taking that copy with him to Essen to show several of our translation partners. I can't wait until we can tell you more about this game, including our tentative release plans!

Munchkin Grimm Tidings is selling very well at Walgreens . . . if you haven't checked your local store yet, you might want to get on that! We're very happy with this set and hope to do more of these kinds of "starter" games next year.

Another of those "starter" games is Munchkin Christmas Lite, which you can get right now because the holiday vault is open! You should note that we'll slam the door on all our Munchkin Christmas loot when the warehouse closes in mid-December.

We've mentioned Munchkin Shakespeare before. We'll mention it again. By the pricking of my thumbs, something Munchkin this way comes . . .

Don't forget to check the weekly Munchkin News to be the first guy in your group to know all the cool Munchkin secrets! Have a great, safe Halloween, and I'll be back in November!

Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Ghoulish GURPS Goodness!

Learn all about the shambling dead from GURPS Zombies . . . and then bring them to life (unlife?) with GURPS Zombies: Day One, a collection of eight campaign ideas in various genres. Get both today, from Warehouse 23!

October 12, 2016: Color-A-Munchkin And Win An Exclusive!


The Munchkin Alphabet Activity Kit There's a certain art to being a munchkin. And now there is actual art, with the release of our Books-A-Million exclusive Munchkin Alphabet Activity Kit! This new kit contains The Munchkin Alphabet Coloring Book and 10 new Munchkin cards, as well as six colored pencils, three black-and-white bookmarks, and a mini-poster, to work on your doodling skills. And we're celebrating the release with a special contest! 

Entering is easy – simply print this sample page from The Munchkin Alphabet Coloring Book, make it a masterpiece by coloring inside (or outside) the lines, and share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #ColorAMunchkin. Not only will you be sharing your artistic interpretation with the world, you'll be entered to win a copy of The Munchkin Activity Kit, signed by Steve Jackson (yes, that one)!

Three winners will be chosen randomly (one from each social-media channel). Please, only one entry per person. The contest ends on October 18, 11:59 p.m. Central time. So break out your best art supplies and show us your take on Spyke and Flower!

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Do You Wanna Build A Castle?

Your cards determine what pieces you get each turn . . . but you decide where to put them. If you're clever, the pieces played by your opponent can end up scoring for you! Check out Castellan, the two-player castle-building game. Get your copy today from Warehouse 23!

October 11, 2016: Halloween Monster Box Promotion On Warehouse 23!


Halloween Monster Box Things are getting spooky at SJ Games, and we want to share the scare!

Starting today and running until October 31 (or while supplies last), orders of $125 or more of physical stuff on Warehouse 23 will receive a free, exclusive Halloween Munchkin Monster Box! This limited-edition storage container holds over 2,000 Munchkin cards, plus accessories like the Level Playing Field. Not to mention it comes with some holiday-themed promo cards! The box is adorned with new art from Len Peralta, Munchkin comics writer and illustrator, as well as artist for Star Munchkin Guest Artist Edition and Munchkin Apocalypse Guest Artist Edition.

So why not load up a cart of Halloween-themed games, like Munchkin Zombies, Munchkin Cthulhu Guest Artist Edition, or even Munchkin Tricky Treats? You'll get all this cardboard candy, and a container more spacious than a plastic jack-o-lantern.

Head over to the haunted Warehouse 23, and take part in this petrifying promotion posthaste! 

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Style Yourself With Some Munchkin Gear

We've just added three new T-shirts from WeLoveFine. Get your Munchkin on with the Duck of Doom or Munchkin the Barbarian, or just Keep It Classy . . . Kick up your T-shirt game from Warehouse 23 now!