Daily Illuminator

August 27, 2018: Munchkin and Warhammer 40,000: Thoughts from Ben

Munchkin Warhammer 40,000There is no bigger fan of Warhammer 40,000 on the SJ Games staff than our production artist Ben Williams. Ben has won top prizes at Gen Con for his miniature-painting skills and his advice has been invaluable in designing Munchkin Warhammer 40,000. I asked Ben for his thoughts on seeing the game come together:

Munchkin and Warhammer 40,000 go together like Khorne and skulls! As a big fan of both games, I'm thrilled to finally see them combined. Here at SJGames HQ, I have a front-row seat to watch my favorite heroes and villains from the 41st Millennium get the Munchkin treatment.

But there's more to the game than just seeing John Kovalic's take on Space Marines, Orks (with a k!), Aeldari, and dozens of other staples. In Munchkin tradition, there are cards to represent the IRL gamer experience. Warhammer 40,000 players will definitely relate to Spend a Command Point or Curse! Leave Your Terrain at Home.

The final treat is getting away with things only a Munchkin could ever do in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. How much mayhem can a Tyranid cause wielding a Plague Sword while wearing Power Armor? You'll only need the help of a couple of Cheat! cards to find out!

Andrew again: If you want to experience the fun of Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 yourself, we'll have a daily playtest session at PAX West this weekend in Seattle. Come see us at our usual location in the "corral" under the escalators to get all the details – and try a bunch of other new games while you're there! (Tomorrow's Daily Illuminator will have a lot more information about our plans for PAX West this year, so set a reminder to come back here in 24 hours for all the details!)

-- Andrew Hackard


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