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

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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: Find Munchkin Zombies Guest Artist Edition in your friend local game store; it's also available on Warehouse 23.  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. You know what we mean.

-- Ariel Barkhurst


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