Including the Warehouse 23 exclusive packs, there have now been over two dozen Munchkin booster packs released since 2009. These packs have proven popular with Munchkin players, with each pack offering a chance to introduce something a little different and fun to the Munchkin game. And with the established format -- every single pack is fixed -- buy one copy of Munchkin Skullkickers (for example) and you've got every single card in that expansion.
That almost wasn't the case. While working through ancient email I stumbled across the very first discussions of booster packs for Munchkin from back in 2008. The original talk included the idea of making these randomized expansions for Munchkin, dropping a bit of a "chase card" element into the game. We quickly changed direction and settled on the "buy one and you have them all!" format we've used for every Munchkin booster pack to date, but it's still fun to read these old planning mails and think about the direction we could have taken the boosters.
What other secrets are hiding inside the 36,000+ emails I've archived since 2007? Well, maybe I'll share some of those in the future. Maybe. After all, as I review older mail I'm finding some incredible ideas we never moved forward on and maybe the best way to share some of these ideas is by executing them and getting new goodies out to stores.
-- 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
Writing Munchkin cards is a lot of fun . . . but, after a while, the creative juices evaporate. Luckily, we've got a page where you guys can submit your own wacky Munchkin card ideas. I've been plowing through them for inspiration, which means the well is starting to run a little dry . . . so if you've been sitting on new card ideas, there's no better time to send them our way! If we use your idea, we give you credit in the rules AND a copy of the game in which your idea appears! (If you need more incentive, one of the titles we're considering for 2016 is Munchkin Fan Service . . . and we'll need over 100 of your ideas to make that one work!)
Before you run off to start typing up ideas, though, read these important notes:
We're looking forward to seeing your ideas! Thanks!
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 game of Munchkin, including Munchkin Quest, you may "spend" the Silver Piece to Hunt for Treasure. Give the Silver Piece to the player with the fewest Treasures in play (your choice if there is a tie). Show everyone the top three cards from the Treasure deck. Take the one you want and shuffle the other two back into the Treasure deck. You may play this Treasure immediately, even if you are in combat.
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.
Need to hide your Munchkin pawns, dice, or world domination plans in an inconspicuous place? Tuck them away inside the Munchkin Duck of Doom. No one will suspect this plushy duck has a hidden zippered pouch for all your hideaway needs. Available on Warehouse 23.
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