We're getting everything ready for Gen Con this year, and one of the steps on the road to Gen Con is working with the factory to make sure we have new games at the show. Be at booth 1401 when the doors open on Thursday, August 14, where we will have limited numbers of:
We can never tell how long the games we ship in by air will last, so if you see anything on this list that you would love to bring home from Gen Con, please make sure you're at the booth early. We're bringing more copies of Munchkin Legends 3 and the Munchkin Halloween Pack to the show than any of the others, but considering relative sales levels, it's possible those may sell through faster than the rest, and they may all be gone by Friday morning.
-- Phil Reed
If you've kept up with the news -- and we bet you have! -- you already know that the overhauled version of Warehouse 23 to include e23 is due Very Soon Now.
If you missed the news, then here's the announcement from last week. Soon, yes, soon you shall be able to explore the new Warehouse 23 . . . if you dare. (And . . . um . . . we really hope you dare.)
-- Steven Marsh
Hello, loyal Munchkin fanatics! Team Munchkin is going to be at a couple of local conventions next weekend, and we'd love to see you at one of them if you're able to attend!
The REALLY local con is Board Game Bash, now in its fourth year of bringing board gaming to Austin. We've been part of BGB since it started, and we're happy to support them again this year!
We're also going to have a booth at San Antonio Comic Con, in beautiful downtown San Antonio (be sure to grab a margarita on the Riverwalk!). I'm going to be there Saturday to sign stuff and play some games -- San Antonio is my home town, so it's always nice to get back for a day or two! (And this show will be a good test for PAX South, coming up in January . . .)
Meta-rule for all of 2014: if you are playing Munchkin Apocalypse, or a blended game that includes Apocalypse cards, you may use the 2014 Silver Piece to Open or Close a Seal, your choice. Give the Silver Piece to the next player to successfully Run Away from a monster. As usual in Apocalypse, this rule cannot be used to reverse the opening of the Seventh Seal.
In any variety of Munchkin, including Munchkin Quest, you may "spend" the 2014 Silver Piece to block the use of any other promotional or accessory item (defined, in this case, as anything that has a Munchkin/MQ rule but is not a Munchkin/MQ card). You can even use your Silver Piece to block the use of another Silver Piece, of this or any year. Exception #1: If the use of the item requires its destruction or consumption, you cannot block its use once that destruction or consumption has begun. Exception #2: You cannot prevent the use of a Boon from the Munchkin Level Counter app.
Give the Silver Piece to the player whose plans you have just thwarted. He keeps the coin and cannot use the item he was trying to use for the rest of that game.
You may only use one Munchkin coin per game unless a rule says otherwise. This one does not.
We're pleased to announce that, as part of a stretch goal on the OGRE Designer's Edition Kickstarter, we now have a German translation available for download at Warehouse 23. It includes the rulebook, scenario book, and reference sheet, and is ready for print and play!
As always, we're blown away by your support of OGRE, and we're looking forward to hearing about epic OGRE battles from our friends across the Atlantic.
The Imperial Navy announced today that the private cruiser Sargon, formerly the private transport of the deceased Archduke Dulinor, will be returned to Archduchess Isis, his daughter and heir. Dulinor was killed in 1116 while shuttling to the surface of Capital in one of Sargon's small craft, which exploded while entering far orbit. The cruiser has been in Imperial custody since the day of the assassination, under guard at an undisclosed Imperial Naval facility, but was recently released back to the Archduke's family, as the Naval investigators feels no further evidence in the crime will be forthcoming. Archduchess Isis is not in system at the present, but her office issued a press release announcing that a crew will be provided to return the vessel to Illelish, but gave no further details.
It's back for more backstabbing, treasure-grabbing, and monster-killing fun. Munchkin Quest brings you a giant full-color dungeon, never the same twice, full of monsters and loot. And don't forget Munchkin Quest 2: Looking for Trouble to add two more players for more Munchkin fun!
The +6 Bag o' Munchkin Zombies comes with six zombie Munchkin pawns and two new cards for Munchkin Zombies.
Get them both from Warehouse 23.
-- James Holder