Pat Rothfuss runs auctions every year to support the Worldbuilders charity, a fundraising endeavor supporting Heifer International. This year, one of the auctions was for John Kovalic to draw the winner on a Munchkin card in an upcoming set. The winning bid was -- are you sitting down? -- $2,151.
Thanks to the winner and to everyone who bid on that auction!
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
W. Eric Martin wrote up a great post at BoardGameGeek about his conversation with Phil Reed at New York Toy Fair. It has LOTS of spoilers for our 2014 schedule, including a lot of Munchkin-specific news. Go check it out! And then come back to our forums to discuss the news with other Munchkin fans.
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.
You may use the 2014 Silver Piece at any time -- except during any player's combat -- in any variety of Munchkin, including Munchkin Quest. Explain this rule before using it -- if you fail to do so, everyone BUT you goes up a level, and you LOSE a level!
Stand the coin on edge and flick one side to start it spinning. (You may have to try it a few times before you get a good spin going.) While the coin is spinning, everyone at the table guesses how they think it will land by showing thumbs up for Heads (Spyke) or thumbs down for Tails (the Seal of the Apocalypse). Everyone who is correct goes up a level (but this may not be the winning level). Anyone who fails to guess loses a level, unless they were not at the table.
If your guess was wrong, keep the Silver Piece. If your guess was right, give the Silver Piece to someone who guessed wrong.
You may only use one coin rule per game unless a specific rule says otherwise.
Please see the full announcement here.
Happy designing and testing! We're pretty sure you'll amaze us with what you come up with!
-- Daniel Jew
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.
Can you survive him and your roommates?
Available at Warehouse 23.
We'll send you a unique Munchkin card, not available anywhere except through this offer, to anyone who sends us:
Or, if you want a super-painless way to get the unique card, buy any five boosters from Warehouse 23 and we'll just send you the card, and you don't have to send us the form or additional money!
Offer expires 12/31/2014 at midnight, local Austin time.
-- James Holder