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October 24th, 2016: Use Your Brains: Buy Munchkin Zombies Guest Artist Edition


Munchkin Zombies Guest Artist Edition is shambling toward a store near you!

We've talked before about the great, unique art in this game, so you already know there's plenty of reason to pick up Greg Hyland's undead work, even if you already have the original, John Kovalic-drawn version. The basic idea here is: Greg Hyland's Guest Artist Edition is kind of gross. But isn't that what you want in a zombie?

You probably get the point by now: Guest Artist Editions have cool new art.

So now we'll remind you about how fun any version of this game is. (Fun, in this particular instance, is defined as: Stuffed to the gills with dead things and misused household items.)

First, you can read the designer's notes from the original release of Munchkin Zombies. They're written by Steve Jackson.

Second, some facts:

  • This is the only Munchkin game where players are also zombies.
  • This is one of the few games in existence period where you can collect and utilize weapons and armor that are actually a Saucepan, Xmas Lights, a Pogo Stick, a Mailbox, Mousetraps, or . . . you get the idea. Zombies aren't terribly picky about whether their battle equipment is ridiculous or not. In fact, it's almost like they're trying to be ridiculous.
  • The zombology of this game is impeccable. Three major classifications of zombie, as identified by the Nonexistent Institute For Zombie Science, are represented: Atomic Zombie, Plague Zombie, and Voodoo Zombie. A lot of other zombie games lack that level of scientific accuracy and rigor.
  • All the major, verifiable zombie attributes are included: Strong, Fast, Smart, Rotting, and Stealthy. At last, you can emulate your favorite zombie heroes, to become (for example) a Rotting Stealthy Voodoo Zombie.

To summarize: Munchkin Zombies Guest Artist Edition should be in your friend local game store soon, and is available on Warehouse 23 now.  It combines fresh (not-so-fresh) art with our fan-beloved game of scientifically accurate, ridiculous-on-purpose zombies.

Go buy it. We promise it won't stink.

-- Ariel Barkhurst

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Munchkin News

October 17th, 2016: Enigma Retailer Day

Last Tuesday, I met some of our European retail partners at the Enigma Retailer Day in Copenhagen. I showed off the Munchkin Collectible Card Game and left it with our Director of Sales, Ross Jepson, to show to our translation partners at Essen. And I got to spend some talking with Ross about the next year or so of Munchkin and what we need to be doing to make it outstanding.

(Conveniently, I had already planned a trip to Copenhagen, so I didn't even have to change plans to make this work -- and I got a vacation day back in the bargain!)

I'm back in Austin now and ready to make the last 10 weeks of the year as productive as I can. Well, except for the week next month when I'll be heading out of town for a wedding and a meeting with one of our most important partners . . . apparently I don't know what "vacation" actually means!

-- Andrew Hackard

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Munchkin Silver Piece

January 1st, 2015: Munchkin Silver Piece Rule Archive

We have decided not to release a 2015 Munchkin Silver Piece. The Silver Pieces you already have are still usable, however; each coin can use the rule matching the current month and the year of the coin. You can find all the previous rules on the Silver Piece rule archive.

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Ogre News

October 13th, 2016: At Long Last . . . The Ninja!

The last of the 'New Units' promised from the Kickstarter has snuck onto the site. Please enjoy the Ninja: sneaking around in the dark and blowing up poor, unsuspecting missile tanks!

There is a lot to take in here and this unit will likely undergo refinements as people weigh in on what works, and what doesn't. So just as we requested with the other "New Units", please take the time to visit the forum thread dedicated to this Ogre, and let us know what you think!

And speaking of letting us know your thoughts, don't forget to give us action reports on "Dogpile" and "Gauntlet", the latest two scenarios from Steve Jackson, on their own dedicated threads both here and here.

-- Drew Metzger

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Texas Brick Railroad

August 26th, 2016: Tony Sava at Bricks Cascade

Tony Sava has been invited to be the keynote spaaker at Bricks Cascade, March 11-12 in Portland, OR.

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Traveller News Service

February 16th, 2013: Capital/Core 047-1130

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.

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Warehouse 23 News

October 24th, 2016: Boost Your Munchkin Game This Halloween Season

It's Halloween, and you know what that means: It's time to dress up, kill monsters, and take their sweet, sweet CANDY!!! Grab your Favorite Machete, and show that Sparkly Vampire who's boss with Munchkin Tricky Treats, a 15-card booster pack for Munchkin. Available now from Warehouse 23!

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