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September 18, 2018: Crazy Cooks And Other Munchkin Games: A New Recipe For Fun!

Munchkin Crazy CooksMunchkin Crazy Cooks is a fine game on its own, but sometimes you really want a combo plate of Munchkin fun. Mashing up isn't just for potatoes! Here are a few suggestions for combining Crazy Cooks with other games to make a filling, low-calorie gaming meal.
  • Munchkin: Crazy Cooks uses the same backs as the original game, so these will shuffle together nicely. Both sets have the same Race cards, so familiarity with one game will help with the other. However, the Classes in Crazy Cooks and Munchkin are different, so you'll be able to enjoy new, unexpected card interactions. (This is also true of other games sharing the Classes or Races of original Munchkin: Munchkin Lite, Munchkin Legends, Moop's Monster Mashup, and Munchkin Magical Mess.)
  • Munchkin Spell Skool: You can call this one "Secrets of the Spell Skool Cafeteria." This is likely to be a silly game, with students joining clubs (Spell Skool Classes) and then getting kitchen duty (Crazy Cooks Classes) instead of their club activities. Or maybe they blow off the kitchen for a club meeting. Maybe some of the monsters they learn about in class turn out to be the main course in that night's supper . . .
  • Munchkin Cthulhu: The possibilities of Recipes That Man Was Not Meant To Know makes this a game I want to try. And having TWO extra win conditions in the game means your opponents have to keep an even closer eye on what you're doing, which makes it more likely they'll miss the things you don't want them to see.
Regardless of what you mix Munchkin Crazy Cooks with, make sure you remember the combination-game rules about the Food Tokens. Don't miss out on an easy victory because you weren't paying attention! And if you have a really good story, share it on our forums or the Munchkin Facebook page!

Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Arm Yourself With Awesomeness!

Don't let realism get in the way of your fun – pick up double-ended weapons, giant swords, diabolical whips, and more! With GURPS Fantasy-Tech 2: Weapons of Fantasy, "impractical" is just another way of saying "too cool not to use!" Download it today from Warehouse 23!

September 17, 2018: Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 Gets An Expansion!

Munchkin Warhammer 40,000: Faith and FirepowerWe've been so pleased by the reaction to Munchkin Warhammer 40,000. We knew it was a perfect match, and we're glad that so many of you feel the same way. Which is why we're very happy to announce that we're working on a 112-card expansion, Munchkin Warhammer 40,000: Faith and Firepower. The Sisters of Battle are a fearsome fighting force, and the T'au Empire have been both worthy foes and valued allies of the Imperium. We'll have more details about this set in the weeks to come, over on the Munchkin site as well as right here, so make sure to check back frequently!

Munchkin Warhammer 40,000: Faith and Firepower is designed by Andrew Hackard and illustrated by John Kovalic. It will be out in spring 2019.

Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Getting There Is Half The Weirdness

What does this abandoned monastery promise? Safety from the dangerous wilds? New realms of adventure? Something deeper and more mysterious? (Spoiler alert: The answer is "all of the above.") Discover the secrets contained within the downloadable pages of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Encounters 1: The Pagoda of Worlds, and prepare for adventure that's out of this world . . . thanks to Warehouse 23!

September 16, 2018: Ogrezine 2 Now On Kickstarter!

Given the success of last year's Ogrezine project, it's time to bring more Ogre articles online – so we have, with Ogrezine 2, a new Kickstarter project that has already met its funding goal! If you're unfamiliar with the original Ogrezine project, the TL;DR version of events boils down to: We ran a Kickstarter project. You supported bunches. We posted articles free to the web right here . . . and then made those articles available as a professional PDF.

Let's do it again, gang! Join in for Ogrezine 2, today, and then sit back and get ready to enjoy new Ogre articles. Easy!

Phil Reed

 
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Warehouse 23 News: Make History

The opportunity for wealth! The thrill of exploration! The promise of adventure! All these and more await you with GURPS Hot Spots: The Silk Road. East meets West, peril becomes possibility, mystery collides with history . . . and it's all just a download away, thanks to Warehouse 23.

September 15, 2018: Illuminated Site of the Week: You Spin Me Wrong 'Round, Baby, Wrong 'Round

Illuminated Site of the Week: Remember the bit in Superman: The Motion Picture about the Earth made to orbit the wrong way? Where do people get these patently absurd . . . what? The government? Of course.

Sorry, it seems there was a plan to spin the planet in the opposite direction, back in the '60s. To counteract the Soviets' ability to bomb us, some genius thought that if we built a platform with a thousand Atlas engines pointing the right way, we could turn them on and halt the world's momentum long enough for the missiles to overshoot us in a display of ingenuity that would make Wile E. Coyote swear off physics once and for all.

Of course, it all sounds like science fiction. You'd have to have someone pretty convincing tell us how this suggestion came under any degree of consideration.

One of the people involved in the nuclear programs wrote a book? Huh. Yeah, that would probably do it. The folks at the Daily Grail do their part as well.

– Suggested by Blake Smith

Warehouse 23 News: Get The Latest Fashion!

Fashion is every bit as important as functionality! That's why you'll get loot and gear for every occasion in Fashion Furious, the second expansion for the Munchkin Collectible Card Game. You'll find brand-new cards to help customize your decks for the Warrior, Ranger, Cleric, Thief, Bard, and Wizard. So get the latest fashion by ordering now on Warehouse 23!

September 14, 2018: Preorder The Fantasy Trip Today!

Did you miss out on the Kickstarter project? Well, now's your chance to preorder The Fantasy Trip Legacy Edition to guarantee that this massive, jam-packed roleplaying game box will land on your gaming table next year. At 10.5" x 13.5" x 5" in size, the Legacy Edition box is a beast of a package, loaded with enough gaming goodness to keep you and your group entertained for decades. How do we know? Because it includes the classic Melee, Wizard, and In the Labyrinth games, as well as the Tollenkar's Lair adventure, all of which have been the heart of numerous campaigns since the games were first released four decades ago!

Are you between gaming groups? Not a problem! The Legacy Edition box also includes two programmed adventures, Death Test and Death Test 2, so you can play solitaire if your friends are too busy for a game session.

Please check the preorder page now and take advantage of these deals before it's too late.

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Introduce Your Friends!

Bluff, cheat, and bludgeon to your heart's content! The Munchkin Collectible Card Game Introductory Set has everything you and a friend need to play as any of the six Heroes in this game. It's a great starting point for new players or a good way to bolster your exisitng collection. Pick up a copy today at Warehouse 23!

September 13, 2018: Munchkin Party Pack Card List

Munchkin Party PackWe haven't released a lot of details about the Munchkin Party Pack yet, but that will change soon. While you're waiting, we wanted to at least tell you what cards are included . . . if not what they are or what they do. Keep watching for more information!
  • Death of the Party
  • Faux Party
  • It's My Party
  • Killer Party, Dude
  • Life of the Party
  • Party Crasher
  • Party Dress
  • Party Favors
  • Party Fowl
  • Party Hat
  • Party Out of Bounds
  • Party Pooper
  • Party Shoes
  • Party Streamers
  • Porta-Party
  • Search Party
  • Surprise Party
  • T Party
  • Total Party Buzzkill
  • Total Party Win
Think you know what some (or all) of these might be? OK, smarty-pants, head over to our forums and prove it!

Andrew Hackard

Warehouse 23 News: Join Us!

They are all around us . . . secret conspiracies are everywhere! In Illuminati, increase your wealth and power to take over the world until only YOU reign supreme. Now, this classic game of conspiracy and world conquest has been updated to include current events and references! Order now on Warehouse 23!

September 12, 2018: Visit The World, With Pyramid Magazine

Pyramid #3/117: Hot Spots Don't worry if your passport's not current; we've got you covered! We celebrate the GURPS Hot Spots series – and especially the newly released GURPS Hot Spots: Renaissance Venice – with Pyramid #3/117: Hot Spots.

This issue includes a mini-supplement about Paris at the turn of the 20th century, a guide to East Berlin at the height of the Cold War, and a visit to Victoria in the future of Transhuman Space. It also offers more adventure seeds to use with Renaissance Venice, plus a fully mapped Renaissance villa from Renaissance Venice author Matt Riggsby.

Traveling the globe from the comfort of your favorite PDF reader has never been easier, thanks to Pyramid #3/117: Hot Spots. Download it today from Warehouse 23!

Steven Marsh

Warehouse 23 News: Dino Hunt!

How many dinosaurs can you catch? Roll the Dino Hunt Dice and see! In this quick game for parents and kids, you're capturing dinosaurs for your zoo. Push your luck and score as many points as you can, but don't get stomped by the dinosaurs! Order this easy-to-learn dice game today on Warehouse 23!

September 11, 2018: Munchkin Starfinder Will Return!

As we started preparing Munchkin Starfinder for distribution release, the numbers came in higher than expected, leaving us short and forcing us to allocate the supply. We still have copies of the big Munchkin Starfinder "I Want It All!" box, but the core game will be out-of-stock at our primary warehouse until early next year. We're not reprinting many games these days, but the continued success of Munchkin Pathfinder, along with the quick sell-through of Munchkin Starfinder, tells us that this is a safe title to reprint.

And if you need the Munchkin Starfinder 2 expansion set, you can find it Warehouse 23 or packed inside the hefty Munchkin Starfinder "I Want It All!" box.

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Wood Or Wood Not?!

Would you spend "quality" time with your work crush in a tub full of leeches? How about your hot neighbor at a funeral? In Wood or Wood Not?, you choose two cards and play them together to set the scene. One describes an ideal person and the other a not-so-ideal situation. Each player picks the pairs they believe are the best and worst of the bunch. Your friends' answers will tell you way more than you wanted to know! Order now on Warehouse 23! (Wood or Wood Not? is intended for ages 18+.)

September 10, 2018: Status Report: Ogre Plastic Minis And Rules

We have released three Ogre Miniatures titles for sale on Warehouse 23: 
  • Ogre Battle Box – Also available in stores, this is a big box including dozens of minis, rules, and a map.
  • Ogre Many Minis – This limited set is for those who want a lot of miniatures. It includes the Ogre Battle Box, making this a playable game as well as an admission of an addiction (if you grab one of these, you may like miniatures).
  • Ogre Miniatures Set 2 – A companion to last year's Ogre Miniatures Set 1 release, this comes polybagged and is not marked for retail sale. If you want only the newest plastic Ogre miniatures, this limited release is for you.
In addition to those recent releases, we're also closing in on completing the Ogre Miniatures, Second Edition package. All of our work was finished months ago, and the factory is now wrapping up the manufacturing stage. We expect this to ship in November, so preorder today to add this hardcover rules set to your Ogre collection. The hardcover is limited and is not set for release to stores.

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Phat Pack!

Customize your deck and complete your collection with the Munchkin Collectible Card Game Phat Pack! You'll find three Munchkin CCG core booster packs, a Desolation of Blarg booster, one Fashion Furious booster, and two surprise (new!) Munchkin Collectible Card Game cards, randomly chosen from 12 possibilities! Preorder now on Warehouse 23!

September 9, 2018: Top Sellers, First Half Of 2018

A recent report from Lisa in our business office has information that's as entertaining as it is valuable – our top sellers (by unit) for the first half of the year! These are ranked by total units sold, across all channels, and the list is dominated by both the classic Munchkin card game – which continues to reach new players every year! – and the new Munchkin Collectible Card Game
  1. Munchkin Deluxe
  2. Munchkin Collectible Card Game Starter - Cleric & Thief
  3. Munchkin Collectible Card Game Starter - Wizard & Bard
  4. Munchkin Collectible Card Game Starter - Ranger & Warrior
  5. Munchkin
  6. Munchkin Collectible Card Game Booster Display
  7. Munchkin 2 - Unnatural Axe
  8. Zombie Dice
  9. Munchkin 3 - Clerical Errors
  10. Munchkin Mass Market Edition
A combination of in-store events, convention demos, and the chance to try a new two-player Munchkin game has kept the Munchkin Collectible Card Game in our list of top sellers for the year, and the recent release of the Fashion Furious and Phat Pack expansions is sure to keep the game rolling forward as our team wraps up work on next year's new fixed starter sets. So what does next year hold for the Munchkin Collectible Card Game? News to come!

Phil Reed

Warehouse 23 News: Foil Heroes For The Munchkin CCG!

Add a bit of shine to your Munchkin Collectible Card Game with these six foil heroes. (Flip over the card to admire a unique back featuring full-size art!) Spice up your deck with alternate art for all six heroes! Order now on Warehouse 23!

September 8, 2018: Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 Previews On John Kovalic's Patreon!

In addition to his amazing Munchkin work, John Kovalic has a plethora of quality projects, like Dork Tower (his long-running webcomic for nerds, about nerds). He runs a Patreon to help support, and get fan feedback on, these projects. In addition, he's been known to give fans sneak peeks at content, like some new cards he did for Munchkin Warhammer 40,000, coming in 2019!

Munchkin Warhammer 40,0000

If you like sneak peeks at art, sketches, and generally fun content, you should consider backing John's Patreon! For the Emperor! 

Hunter Shelburne

Warehouse 23 News: The Roar Of The Crowd Awaits

Fight for honor . . . or just for your life! With GURPS Martial Arts: Gladiators, you'll bring Roman arena combat to the gaming table, with background information, rules, templates, weapons, and more. Give this supplement an upturned thumb and download it today, from Warehouse 23!

September 7, 2018: TFT - My Own Progress

Most of my time is still going into Fantasy Trip work. Over the past week or so:

• We got Melee and Wizard completely ready for press. The Death Tests and Tollenkar's Lair are following close behind. Early next week, we will draw the line under the list of supporters whose credit cards have actually paid (yes, there are always a few that don't), and PDF the "ready" parts of TFT for your comment, earlier than expected. (It looks like we will be on or ahead of schedule with everything, but the first parts are so early, we might as well share them early.) I'm currently reviewing the Monsters section from In The Labyrinth. That big book is in preliminary layout, so it has a ways to go before it's final.

• We worked more on the megahexes. The front is easy – blank hexes to move on. The back sides require more attention – they have art representing terrain, labyrinth features, or objects. We also decided to break one of the four-megahex pieces into four single megahexes, to give the set a bit more flexibility and give us more "stairway" pieces on the backs.

• We talked seriously about putting yet more stuff in the Legacy Edition box. Four words: Stretch goals for BackerKit. Phil is working out the details now.

Steve Jackson

Warehouse 23 News: Did You Hear A "Roar," Pilgrim?

It's an adventure that starts with cowboys, adds dinosaurs . . . and then gets a bit weird. GURPS Big Lizzie is a complete, ready-to-use adventure that includes a fast setup, a dozen dangerous cinematic denizens, and ideas for expanding this concept beyond this adventure. Saddle up and download it today, from Warehouse 23!