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September 19, 2017: Our Munchkin 15th Anniversary Celebration Concludes With Munchkin Booty!

Munchkin Booty GAE Yaaar, mates! 

Drop yer anchors for the fourteenth and final entry in our Guest Artist Edition line with Munchkin Booty Guest Artist Edition, illustrated by Tom Siddell. Tom is a British artist who launched Gunnerkrigg Court, a successful science-fantasy webcomic that he has written and illustrated for more than a decade. Through his fans' support at Patreon, Tom is able to update this fun mythology-based narrative three days a week.

We wanted to go out with a cannon blast for Munchkin Booty, and Tom has delivered with this buccaneering good time, complete with crazy pirates and sea creatures in vibrant detail! This Deluxe-style game includes 12 standies and a gameboard. In it, you can: Sail the seven seas. Taunt your foes with your awful Accent. Adorn your Galleon (or your Half-Galleon) with a Figurehead. Slay BlackbeardRedbeard, or even the fearsome Nobeard, and take their stuff!

Get hooked on Munchkin Booty Guest Artist Edition, available at local game stores and Warehouse 23. And while you're there, you can add even more art from Siddell to your bounty with the Munchkin comic from BOOM! Studios.

Oh, and don't forget: you can try out the game at a friendly local game store near you and get some Munchkin promos if you attend one of the "Play Munchkin Like A Pirate" Game Days being held across the U.S. and Canada today through Friday, September 22 (see store for date/time)! 

Tyeera Garza

Warehouse 23 News: Talk Like A Pirate - I Dare Ye!

Sail th' seven seas, plunder th' booty, make yer buddy walk th' plank! In Munchkin Booty Guest Artist Edition, ye can taunt yer foes wit' yer horrible accent, loot ships, 'n fight th' deadliest monsters t' e'er exist in th' world o' Munchkin. Pick up yer copy today at Warehouse 23. Arrr!

September 18, 2017: Munchkin Musings: September 2017

Munchkin Musings "There's no place like home."

August was a very busy month for me; I had three conventions (Board Game Bash, Gen Con, and Fan Expo Canada) and was a guest at the Austin regional for the Unrivaled tournament series. I'm not complaining about getting to go to all these great shows, but it's going to be a real relief to stay home for several weeks and not have to think about anything other than writing Munchkin cards. (I have a lot of them to write . . . 2018 is going to be a great year!)

Here are a few bits of news that you may have missed:
  • Munchkin: Rick and Morty is on its way to game stores . . . in fact, it may already be on shelves by the time you read this. Go pick it up, Morty, and quit being a little wuss!
  • The Munchkin Shakespeare Kickstarter rewards are already on their way to backers! Thanks to the folks at Flat River for getting these out so fast that our head is still spinning a little.
  • We announced Munchkin Magical Mess for release in January 2018. Moop's back and he hasn't learned anything from his Monster Mashup mishaps!
  • We also announced the initial release date for the Munchkin Collectible Card Game. The two-player starters and the first wave of boosters will be in stores in February 2018, with two booster-only expansions in May and August. Watch for more announcements to come!
There's a lot of Munchkin news yet to be announced this year, so keep watching the Daily Illuminator for my monthly Munchkin madness and up-to-the-minute news every day.

Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: But There's Still No Cake

For the last decade-plus, Penny Arcade has been doing for video games what Munchkin has been doing for tabletop games. An alliance between our respective vast media empires was long overdue! With Mike Krahulik's "Gabe and Tycho" images and card text by Steve Jackson, Munchkin Penny Arcade perfectly fills the bill. Pick up your copy at Warehouse 23 today!

September 17, 2017: Cassini Completes Its Mission To Saturn

Cassini NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made its final descent into Saturn, crashing through the clouds after two decades of amazing data-gathering. Most of what we know about Saturn comes from this one plucky explorer, and we're better for it. Right until the end, Cassini was sending us new information about Saturn, even after 20 years of research. 

I remember when Cassini launched in 1997; it was a pretty big deal to my science teachers at the time, and that was right around when I got caught up with astronomy and space. Here's hoping the Cassini sequel is just as successful and finds even more about our celestial neighbors. Here's to future space exploration!

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: The Sidekick You Never Knew You Needed
Do you possess the kind of dice bag that not only carries your dice but also improves the way they roll? With Munchkin Dice Bag, you get a Munchkin rule that just might help you win your turn. Pick up your own personal odds-changer today at Warehouse 23.
 

September 16, 2017: Ogre Invades . . . Indiana University?!

Massive AI tanks don't intimidate the students of Indiana University, apparently, because they used our Ogre scenario "Bad Timing" in their game-design class!

Ogre IU Ogre IU

This was a free scenario included in issue 210 of GTM (available at most local game stores), as well as at our booth at Gen Con and other conventions. You can also get it in Warehouse 23 orders that are big enough (maybe an order with Ogre Sixth Edition?). Students used the scenario's map, rules, and cut-out tokens to play a game of Ogre. For a game-design class, Ogre is a great study - an example of one of the earliest wargames. 

Thanks to IU for making Ogre a part of the curriculum! 

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Visit The Disc Today!

Sir Terry Pratchett's realm of fantastic humor and imagination comes to life with the Discworld Roleplaying Game. This complete game comes with the rules, character-creation details, and background info you need to bring this setting to your gaming table. Get it as a massive hardcover or a meaty PDF - both available from Warehouse 23!

September 15, 2017: New Releases For August

We're wrapping up the summer with some big releases, just in time to break the heat! Come on fall, anytime now. Anytime. Well, either way, you'll have a lot of new games to keep you busy in some (hopefully) air-conditioned spaces!

Munchkin Oz Guest Artist EditionMunchkin Oz Guest Artist Edition



We're off to see the Wizard!

Adventure with the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodsman! Brave the Poppy Fields and the Deadly Desert! Fight against a Wicked Witch and King Krewl! Visit the Emerald City and talk with Dorothy, Ozma, or the Cowardly Lion! Play a Professor, Royalty, Soldier . . . or even a Wizard! And be adorable while doing it!

Just when you thought the art in Munchkin Oz couldn't get cuter, Katie Cook takes a spin on the Yellow Brick Road from the books of L. Frank Baum!

Munchkin Booty Guest Artist EditionMunchkin Booty Guest Artist Edition



Come aboard Munchkin Booty Guest Artist Edition!

Plunder your way across the Seven Seas! Munchkin Booty brings the greatest gold-grabbers in history – pirates! – to the world of Munchkin.

Will you become a Dutch-accented Merchant wearing a Captain's Coat? Or perhaps a French-accented Pirate powered by Grog? Commandeer a Galleon or a Longship, and equip it with a Crow's Nest or a Figurehead. Grab a Cutlass or a Cutlad. Beat up Redbeard, Blackbeard, and Nobeard. Fight off Viking Kittens and the Lobster Mobster. And make your buddies walk the plank!

This special Guest Artist Edition of Munchkin Booty is illustrated by Tom Siddell, best known for his webcomic Gunnerkrigg Court.

Port RoyalPort Royal



Will you become the richest, most notorious merchant in Port Royal? Or end up with an empty cargo hold?

At last - the game of competing merchants is available in the U.S.!

Players vie to hire the best Admirals, Sailors, Traders, and Mademoiselles to expand and fortify their vast shipping empires! On your turn, you'll push your luck to amass the most wealth or hire the best characters – but if you push it too far, you get nothing, so be wary.

Gamers have loved Port Royal since its European release; it won the Wiener Spiele Akademie Game Designer Award for 2013, and in 2015 became the Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year. Get the U.S. version of this award-winning game today!

Warehouse 23

Pyramid #3/106: Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game IIPyramid #3/106: Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game II



The dungeons are stocked, and the heroes are ready.

The time for adventure is nigh . . . and you're prepared! This issue of Pyramid, the PDF magazine for roleplayers, offers more excitement for the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game. Add new threats to your underground lairs with six sinister undead from Sean Punch and eight deadly traps from Christopher R. Rice. Outfit your dungeon delvers quickly and easily with ready-calculated kits of useful gear. Unimaginable treasure beckons within these pages, and adventure awaits!

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Discover Where The Pyramids Came From

Thousands of pages of gaming goodness from the 1990s are available in one spot, with Pyramid Classic Bundle #1-30. Rediscover the news, features, and advertisements that made this magazine a bimonthly must-read for years. Download the set and save a bundle . . . only from Warehouse 23!

September 14, 2017: Conspiracy Theory Project Launched On Kickstarter

Conspiracy Theory In this time of national questioning and discord, I'm doing my part . . . by making a game. I'm going back to the conspiracy theme with a new Kickstarter project.

In Conspiracy Theory, you explore who's really doing what, to whom, and how they are keeping it secret. And you have to convince the other players that your theory is best.

Conspiracy Theory is NOT an "adults only" game. We have tested it with parents and their kids, and it went well. Neither is it a game where the referee has the lion's share of the fun. It is designed for active involvement by every player in every round.

This is a stand-alone game with at least 480 cards – more if stretch goals are met. There will also be an exclusive expansion only for Kickstarter supporters (that is, those cards will not be republished if we do more print runs). We may or may not publish more supplements. But I hope we do, because the first one is already written, and it adds a new card type . . .

Early supporters get a good deal, so please go and support!

I will do a Facebook Live segment on Thursday afternoon, answering questions about the game. Ask your questions on the linked post with the hashtag #SJGamesLive. I'll be picking the best questions to answer during the stream!

Steve Jackson

Warehouse 23 News: Bigger Is Better!

For Munchkin fans who need the biggest and best dice, our Jumbo Dice D6 set was made for you. Now available in six colors, each pack comes with two jumbo dice and a unique pair of new Treasure cards! Pick up a set today at Warehouse 23!

September 13, 2017: Time To Get Promoted . . . Again!

Munchkin Gets Promoted 2 Work's been rough; the boss is breathing down your neck, you worked 60 hours, and they shortened lunch breaks. But hey, at least you got promoted again!

Oh, wait - maybe that was us. Munchkin Gets Promoted 2 is a blister pack full of formerly hard-to-find Munchkin promos, now all in one place. Get 15 Door and Treasure cards, like Angry Bards, Game Mechanic, and the Wand of Dousing. It's the perfect mix for any Munchkin game!

We've also added a few new promos to Warehouse 23, for you completists. You can find Munchkin Gets Promoted 2 at your local game store or Warehouse 23. With all these promotions, you'll be running your own company in no time! 

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: To Infinity And . . . Space?

Backstabbing your buddies is crucial in Munchkin, and in Star Munchkin you get to do it in space! Play MutantsCyborgs, and Cat People; wield LasersVibroswords, and Nova Grenades; and fight Fanged FuzzballsBionic Bimbos, and the Brain In A Jar. But be careful - in space, no one can hear you squeeee! So blast off at the speed of light and order yours at Warehouse 23!

September 12, 2017: Be Fast And Furr-ious In Super Kitty Bug Slap!

Super Kitty Bug Slap Super Kitty Bug Slap My cats are fast. Like, really fast. I leave something on the table, they're up there knocking it off before I can turn around. But those days are numbered; I've been training. 

That's right, I've been playing Super Kitty Bug Slap, which we recently announced at Gen Con 50! This game of speed and dexterity pits 3-5 players against each other, slapping cards as fast as possible. Just make sure the cards you're slapping match the shape, color, or bug that you're looking for! Every wrong slap is negative points, and they add up quick. 

The faster the paws, the better you'll do. It's a small box and small price - only $6.95. Plus, it only takes 10 minutes to play! But you better watch the claws; it can get hairy when the cards start flying.

Super Kitty Bug Slap will be available at your local game store and on Warehouse 23 this December, just in time to stuff all those stockings. Get your quick mitts on this bug-slappin' action! 

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Become The Most Notorious Merchant!

At last! The award-winning game of competing pirate-merchants is now available in the U.S. Port Royal encourages you to push your luck to amass the most wealth – but if you push it too far, you get nothing. Hire specialized crew to help trade with – or fend off – ships in the busy harbor. Pick up your copy today at Warehouse 23!

September 11, 2017: Play Munchkin Like A Pirate Game Day Locations!

[Image] Ahoy, mateys! It's time to make your enemies walk the plank – during a #PlayMunchkin Like A Pirate Game Day at a friendly local game store near you!

Each event will feature demos or games of Munchkin Booty Guest Artist Edition, plus plenty of promo cards and bookmarks with special Munchkin rules on them.

In this game, players are both munchkins and pirates! Wield weapons like the Cutlass, commandeer Galleons, and defeat the Lobster Mobster or your pirate rivals, Redbeard, Blackbeard, and Nobeard.

These events are mostly between September 15 and 22, but call your game store ahead of time to find out exactly when they're holding theirs.

If you attend an event during that week, you can enter yourself to win prizes if you post a picture of Munchkin Booty Guest Artist Edition being played, with the hashtag #PlayMunchkin!

Here be all the swashbuckling locations! 

UNITED STATES 

Alabama 

Bud's Place Games and Comics - Leeds 
Haven: Comics, Etc. - Madison 

Alaska 

BOSCO'S - Anchorage 

Arkansas 

Imagine! Hobbies and Games - Sherwood  
Never Enuff Toys LLC - Mena 

California 

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming - San Diego 
Geeky Teas & Games - Burbank 
North Coast Role Playing - Eureka 
The Game Chest - Mission Viejo 

Colorado 

The Wizard's Chest - Denver 

Florida 

Gods & Monsters - Orlando 
Kitchen Table Games - St. Petersburg 
Krum's World Comics and Collectibles - Winter Park 
Gamemasters Guild - Crestview 

Georgia 

Quest Comics Shop - Carrollton 
Tyche's Games - Athens 

Hawaii

The Armchair Adventurer - Honolulu 

Idaho 

All About Games! - Boise
Safari Pearl
 - Moscow

Illinois 

Castle Perilous Games & Books - Carbondale
JustForFun - Peoria

Indiana 

Merlin's Beard LLC - Lafayette
Reader Copies - Anderson
Saltire Games - Indianapolis

Kentucky 

HobbyTown - Bowling Green

Louisiana 

Tubby and Coo's Mid-City Book Shop - New Orleans

Maine 

RC Hobbies - Dixfield

Maryland 

Alternate Worlds Comics & Games - Hunt Valley

Massachusetts

Round Table Games - Carver

Michigan 

Dreams of Conquest - Bay City
Mike's Comics and Games - New Baltimore
Topps Trade Center - Benton Harbor
White Cap Comics - Grand Rapids 
Squirreled Away Books - Armada 
Fanfare Sports and Entertainment - Kalamazoo 

Mississippi 

maCnarB Gaming - Gautier
Tupelo Sportscards - Tupelo

Missouri 

Capital City's Game Emporium - Jefferson City
CCYDNE Hobbies - Lebanon
Grove Gamer's Guild - Mountain Grove

Nebraska 

Game On - McCook

Nevada 

FRANK-N-FREDS COMICS & CARDS - Elko
Little Shop of Magic - Las Vegas

New Hampshire 

The Relentless Dragon - Nashua

New Jersey 

All Things Fun! - McGuire Air Force Base
New World Manga - Livingston

New Mexico 

Zia Comics - Las Cruces

New York 

Cloud Giant - New Hartford
Luncheons and Dragons - Oneonta
Jupiter Games - Johnson City
The Uncommons - New York City

North Carolina 

DreamDaze Comics Fun & Games - Wilson
Hillside Games - Asheville

North Dakota 

Force of Habit - Minot

Ohio 

Fun Factory - Mt. Gilead
Timewarp Cards and Comics - Cincinnati
Sci-Fi City - Cincinnati
The Soldiery - Columbus 
Next Level Gaming Center - Gallipolis 

Oregon 

Guardian Games - Portland 
Wild Things Games - Salem 
Rainy Day Games - Aloha 

Pennsylvania 

Mister J's Asylum - Muncy 
Six Feet Under Games - New Holland

Rhode Island 

The Toy Vault - Warwick 

Tennessee 

Pair A Dice Games - Athens
Epic Level Games - Clinton

Texas 

Black Dog Enterprises - Lubbock
Childs' Play Games and Geekery - New Braunfels
Court of Gamers - San Antonio
Fleur Fine Books - Port Neches
Gerard's Gaming and LAN Center - Webster
Three Suns Unlimited - Longview
Dragon's Lair - Austin
Dragon's Lair - Houston 
Game Haven - Brownwood 
A Galaxy Called Dallas - Garland 
Bedrock City Comic Co. Westheimer - Houston

Virginia 

Kaboom - Virginia Beach 

Washington 

Nerdcore Toys and Collectibles - Ellensburg 
Wandering Havoc Games - Marysville 
CCG House - Vancouver 
The Dragon's Hoard Games & Collectibles - Silverdale 

West Virginia 

J and M's Used Bookstore - Parkersburg 
Your Hobby Place
- Martinsburg 

Wisconsin 

The GameBoard - Sheboygan 
Gnome Games Green Bay East - Green Bay 
Gnome Games Green Bay West - Green Bay 
Gnome Games Appleton East - Appleton 

Wyoming

Games of Chance - Riverton 

CANADA 

Alberta

Mission: Fun and Games - St. Albert 

Ontario

Twice the Fun Games - Kemptville 

Saskatchewan

Dragon's Den Games - Saskatoon 

-- Ariel Barkhurst

Warehouse 23 News: Goblins, Goblins Everywhere!

Want more goblins in your Munchkin Pathfinder game? You're in luck - Munchkin Pathfinder: Gobsmacked! adds 15 goblin cards! Fight off the Goblin BabiesCog Goblin, and Goblin Hood with the Gobliterator! Just don't get Gobsmacked! . . . Order today on Warehouse 23!

September 10, 2017: Photographic Magic In Wizards Of The Tabletop

We previously mentioned Wizards of the Tabletop during its Kickstarter run, and it has now been delivered to backers! 

The book features 100 pages of photographs and stories about some of the most influential people in the gaming industry, including our own Steve Jackson. You can find him under what appears to be 30 pounds of Ogre

Wizards of the Tabletop Wizards of the Tabletop

If you missed out on the Kickstarter, don't worry! You can get a copy through the Facebook store. Get your coffee table a new centerpiece with Wizards of the Tabletop!

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: Meet The Enemy . . . And Stake Them!

The shadows teem with dangers; fortunately, your team is ready for the challenge! Know what you're up against with GURPS Monster Hunters 3: The Enemy. It details scads of enemies: undead, extradimensional threats, spirits, and more. Designed to challenge GURPS Monster Hunters heroes but suitable for any high-powered GURPS game, this supplement brings the forces of darkness to life . . . or unlife. Download it today, only from Warehouse 23!

September 9, 2017: Jerry Pournelle

     Science-fiction author, political commentor, influential space activist, writer on personal computing, gadfly, and wargamer, Dr. Jerry Pournelle has died at the age of 84.

     His best-known novel was probably The Mote in God's Eye, co-authored with Larry Niven.

     For a fuller appreciation of his multiple careers and contributions, see the Wikipedia article.

Steve Jackson

Warehouse 23 News: Can Your Kirlian Sensor Field Handle This?

Sometimes the power of the mind can use the boost of technology. GURPS Psi-Tech is here to help. It includes dozens of pieces of equipment that run the gamut from near-scientific, pseudoscientific, and biological, to fantastic. Whether you're donning a psiberface helmet or tapping the power of a radionic healing crystal, all mentalists are certain to find something of merit. Download it today, only from Warehouse 23!

September 8, 2017: Progress On Ogre Miniatures Rulebook

Ogre Miniatures Set 1 I've finished a stint on the Ogre Miniatures second-edition rules, and tossed them Drew's way for his review. The main tasks for Second Edition were to incorporate the errata and additions accumulated from the first edition and the "version 1.1" PDF; we've also covered the new-unit material online. Of course, the new-unit material itself is being edited as it gets reviewed for this book. It's never over . . .

The big challenge remaining is photography. Not only do we have a new line of plastic miniatures to photograph, and not only do we have Ben Williams' magnificent paint jobs, but we also get to use 2017 photographic technology . . . a quarter of a century better than we had for the previous edition. So expect some nice images. We'll take our time and make them great.

When will it be out? Right now, we are shooting for Origins 2018, which is when we expect to be delivering the second set of plastic Ogre Minis (no, you didn't miss the Kickstarter - it hasn't happened yet). I'll be at Origins myself in order to play a lot of Ogre.

Steve Jackson

Warehouse 23 News: They're Back And Cuter Than Ever!

Cat people unite - our Munchkin Kittens returns with a bang! These adorable felines may look friendly, but you better believe they're deadlier than ever. Achieve total purrfection by picking up your copy today at Warehouse 23!