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December 11, 2017: Munchkin Starfinder Blasts Off!

MunchkinŽ StarfinderŽWe've sent our printer everything for the Munchkin Starfinder project, funded on Kickstarter by almost 1,300 of you loyal Munchkin fans. Our editorial and production teams worked very hard over the last couple of months to put everything together and I know you'll be pleased with the results. Special thanks to the team over at Paizo Inc. for being great to work with, as always, and double-special thanks to Howard Tayler for killing his drawing arm getting all the art done.

If everything goes well, we expect to start shipping games to Kickstarter backers in May. If you want to be in that early group, it's not too late to preorder the game and some swag – or just grab the I Want It All! box and you'll get everything, including the special Space Goblins expansion that is only in that package!

Munchkin Starfinder won't be in stores until later in 2018, and some of the extras will be in very limited supply, so preordering is really the best way to make sure your Munchkin Starfinder collection is complete. Don't wait too long; we're closing preorders very soon.

-- Andrew Hackard

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December 4, 2017: Collectible Card Game Preorder Special

MunchkinŽ Collectible Card GameThere has been a lot of buzz about the upcoming Munchkin Collectible Card Game. We're happy to offer something to everyone who is afraid they'll forget to order the game when it launches in February, for people who want to let their loved ones know what is coming, or for people who just like placing one order and getting a whole lot of cards. The Munchkin Collectible Card Game Preorder Special on Warehouse 23 includes one copy of each starter and 12 randomized boosters, and as soon as you finalize your order, we'll drop a greeting card in the mail for you or some other lucky recipient. One click and you get almost 400 cards . . . you can't beat that!

This preorder special is only available for a limited time, and once the greeting cards run out, they're gone for good, so don't wait until you hear reindeer . . . order now!

(In case you didn't know, Warehouse 23 has lots of other great Munchkin swag, too, like promo cards and bookmarks. Browse the aisles of our virtual warehouse!)

-- Andrew Hackard

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November 27, 2017: We're Back!

Everyone here had a relaxing Thanksgiving break and we're back in the office, working hard to send all the pieces of Munchkin Starfinder to print.

We have some other things in the works, including a major announcement later this week, so keep your eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for up-to-the-minute information about Munchkin and Steve Jackson Games.

-- Andrew Hackard

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November 20, 2017: PAX Unplugged Wrap-Up

Depending on when you read this, the PAX team may not be home yet; they're flying back on Monday, tired and happy.

(And yes, those pronouns mean that I did not end up going to PAX Unplugged this year. I got a horrible cold the weekend before the show and missed Monday and Tuesday, and I have enough work piled up that I really couldn't justify being out of the office two MORE days. If I'm being totally honest, I wasn't feeling well enough to travel anyway. All of you who would have been sharing my germs, you're welcome.)

From what our team tells me, it was a great show, especially for the first time; we're looking forward to returning next year (and hopefully NOT having to split our staff between PAX and BGGcon). Many games were played and we got to chat with a lot of folks without having to compete with LOUD VIDEO GAME BOOTHS.

It's going to be a short week for us, since Thanksgiving is this Thursday and the office will be closed for the holiday from Wednesday afternoon until next Monday. And then we hit the home stretch, with lots of things that have to go to print before the end of December. Keep your eyes on Munchkin News and the Daily Illuminator for all the updates.

-- Andrew Hackard

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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

MunchkinŽ StarfinderŽThank 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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