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November 13, 2017: PAX Acoustic!

PAX Unplugged logo. . . I am told the real title is PAX Unplugged. I apologize for the error.

SJ Games will be there all weekend, showing off a wide range of games, including several unreleased games. Eager to try out the Munchkin Collectible Card Game? We have several events over the weekend; check in at Tabletop HQ to reserve a slot and let Randy show you how to play. Have tough hands? We'll be showing off Super Kitty Bug Slap! (It's not Munchkin, but it's cute and super fun!) We'll be getting cultured with Munchkin Shakespeare demos. And I just may have a text-only prototype of Munchkin Starfinder for a few lucky fans to try out . . .

We're pleased to partner once again with the team from The Compleat Strategist. They sell the games so we can focus on telling you about them.

Hope to see lots of y'all in just a few days!

-- Andrew Hackard

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November 6, 2017: Munchkin Starfinder Kickstarter Wrapup

Munchkin® Starfinder®Thank you to all the 1,299 backers who pledged a total of $84,326 on Kickstarter to help bring Munchkin Starfinder to store shelves in 2018. We've been very happy to work with our friends at Paizo again on this project and we know they are as excited as we are about what's coming.

In case you missed it, here's what the "I Want It All" backers will be receiving:

  • A sturdy box (with a rule!) that doubles as a shipping carton for everything below
  • Munchkin Starfinder, a 168-card standalone game bringing the Starfinder Roleplaying Game into the Munchkin fold (with Star Munchkin card backs and a new design for the faces)
  • Munchkin Starfinder 2 – Far Out, a 56-card expansion
  • Munchkin Starfinder Hero Pack, a 15-card expansion with one extra copy of each new Class and Race, plus an extra Super Munchkin and Half-Breed
  • Munchkin Starfinder Space Goblins [title not final], a 15-card expansion focusing on everyone's favorite diminutive space explorers, exclusively in the I Want It All box
  • Munchkin Starfinder The Swarm [title not final], a 15-card expansion giving you more implacable alien foes to fight
  • Munchkin Starfinder Drift Dice, a pack of six dice and four new cards that use them
  • Munchkin Starfinder Credsticks, a pack of six metal coins and four new cards that use them
  • Munchkin Starfinder Star Field, a level-tracking board and four new cards
  • Munchkin Starfinder Kill-O-Meter, a combat tracker and four new cards
  • Munchkin Starfinder blank card pack (five Doors and five Treasures)
  • A Munchkin Starfinder poster, two new Munchkin Starfinder bookmarks, a digital Skittermander mask, and a digital Christmas card
  • And two more Munchkin Starfinder cards only in the I Want It All box!

We'll be opening up BackerKit in a couple of weeks for backers to finalize their orders and for anyone to preorder the game or add more swag to their pledges. You can even order one of the special I Want It All boxes and get everything listed above. Watch the Daily Illuminator or the Munchkin Starfinder Kickstarter itself to find out when the BackerKit is ready. If you miss this window, you'll have to wait until later in 2018 to buy the game.

On behalf of everyone at SJ Games, Paizo, Munchkin Starfinder artist Howard Tayler, and my friendly local coffee shop, let me thank you all again for the support you've shown. I know you won't be disappointed!

-- Andrew Hackard

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October 30, 2017: Unrivaled Wrapup

Sorry for the delayed post, everyone -- Vegas doesn't live on the same spacetime continuum as the rest of the planet.

The Unrivaled tournament "Grand Finale" was held this past weekend in Las Vegas. Almost 700 gamers competed in six games to win a $10,000 grand prize, and Munchkin was one of those six games. I'm pleased to report that the winner was Matt Fagan, from my own home town of Austin. Not only does Matt walk away with $10,000, his home store of Dragon's Lair also gets a $10,000 check.

The other three Munchkin finalists were:

  • Fourth place: Matthew Link ($1,250)
  • Third place: Charlie Bussey ($2,500)
  • Second place: Brad Anderson ($5,000)

Congratulations to all these winners and to everyone who participated in the tournament!

-- Andrew Hackard

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October 23, 2017: Three Big Events This Week

We've got three big events coming up this week that may be of interest to Munchkin fans! (And that doesn't even include Essen Spiele: Phil and Shelli are in Germany right now meeting with dozens of people who want to work with us – or keep working with us – and by all reports they're having a good and productive time.)

Munchkin Starfinder

The first big event is coming later today (October 23) as I write this: we are launching a Kickstarter for Munchkin Starfinder! It has lots of add-ons and cool stuff you can get . . . or you can back at the $60 or $80 pledge levels and be assured of getting all the cool stuff we unlock during the campaign, without having to think about it again.

Munchkin Starfinder is our take on the Starfinder Roleplaying Game from Paizo Inc. We figured that Munchkin Pathfinder has been such a hit, we should try again, and writing this one was just as much fun as I'd hoped. We can't wait for you to see all the shenanigans the poor little Skittermander gets up to . . .

Halloween Game Day

This Thursday is our annual Halloween game day, where we all sit around and play games and eat delicious food, and some of us also dress up in amusing and/or impressive costumes! (I will be wearing my usual "Guy Who Forgot It Was a Costume Party" outfit. It's a perennial favorite, according to 1 out of 1 Czars I recently polled.) I've got a bunch of new games I'm itching to try out!

Unrivaled Finals

Later this week, I'll be flying out to Las Vegas to help with the final rounds of the Unrivaled Munchkin tournament, including crowning a champion who will win thousands of dollars! (I asked and they said I couldn't play in the tournament. Sigh.) The Unrivaled tournament series has been a whole lot of fun – I got to see them when they brought a regional tournament to Austin, and they even put me on a mic for a few minutes! – and getting to work with them again in Vegas is going to be awesome.

If you're going to be in the tournament, or just going to Vegas for your own reasons, I hope to see you there! (FAQ, answered: I am not bringing any promo swag with me. Please, no muggings.)

-- Andrew Hackard

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October 16, 2017: Check Out The New Munchkin Collectible Card Game Page!

Last week, the new web page for the Munchkin Collectible Card Game went live. Check it out by following that link or typing munchkinccg.game into your browser of choice.

Be sure to bookmark the page and check back frequently so you don't miss any updates!

-- Andrew Hackard

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October 9, 2017: You Need This, And I Ain't Kitten Around

Munchkin KittensMunchkin Kittens is back in Warehouse 23! This 30-card expansion sold out within months of its release, so we're pleased to offer it again. It has some fantastic art from Katie Cook and cards by noted ailurophile Devin Lewis.

If you haven't picked up its companion set, Munchkin Puppies, you're missing out on the Munchkin set that loves you just as much as you love it! And it won't chew on your slippers . . .

-- Andrew Hackard

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October 2, 2017: October Means It's Time For Munchkin

Of course, that's true of every month, but October is especially good because everyone's getting excited about Halloween (or at least the post-Halloween candy sales) (I admit nothing). With all manner of evil nasties in the zeitgeist, this is the perfect time to explore some of the Munchkin games and expansions that go especially well with the season. If you haven't picked any of these up, talk to your Friendly Local Game Store or come visit us at Warehouse23.com.

For pure Munchkin horror, we have Munchkin Bites! and Munchkin Zombies and their expansions. These sets mix very well, if your brain can get past the idea that you're a vampire/werewolf/etc. AND a zombie. (You're munchkins; you'll figure it out.) For more esoteric horror, we have the entire Munchkin Cthulhu series of games and accessories. If you'd rather fight the living dead than become them, check out Munchkin Undead – this mini-expansion mixes with any Munchkin game. Plus, there's Munchkin Clo– Oh, wait, we haven't announced that one yet. Forget I said anything.

If you prefer the lighter side of Halloween gaming, check out Munchkin Tricky Treats. It's getting a little hard to find, although some stores probably still have copies. It's the only Munchkin game that is guaranteed to have candy in every pack!

And if you want to branch out into some non-Munchkin Halloween games, might I suggest Muertoons and Ghosts Love Candy?

Whatever you end up enjoying this Halloween, we hope it's safe and fun. We want you all to hang around for a long time!

-- Andrew Hackard

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