Daily Illuminator

December 15, 2007: Coming In April

And now, here's what's coming in April 2008.

Munchkin Cthulhu Cursed Demo
Remember last year's Munchkin Rigged Demo? It went over so well that we're doing another one, in a prettier format!

This tuckbox mini-set contains 56 cards to help you bring new victims . . . errr, gamers . . . into the wonderful world of Munchkin Cthulhu . . .

First, a special 17-card demonstration deck, drawn from the Munchkin Cthulhu set. The cards are numbered, so you can stack the deck and play out four scripted turns that show the basic mechanics. And it only takes a couple of minutes. Instructions, dialogue, and stupid jokes are included. Or use your own stupid jokes -- we won't mind.

The other 39 cards are promos, to give away to friends, customers, or total strangers. These are completely new cards, each guaranteed to be more munchkinly, more insane, more cursed than the last. And we've included multiple copies. Every munchkin will want at least one of each. Will you be generous? Or will you demand tribute? Of course, you are a munchkin, so you will keep at least one of each for yourself, right?

56 cards and a rulesheet in a tuckbox. Stock #1456, ISBN 978-1-55634-777-1. $4.95.

Tribes
Tribes has been a convention favorite for many years. Designed by Steve Jackson and award-winning SF author David Brin, Tribes started as a very simple roleplaying game which plays a lot like a boardgame. The Second Edition streamlines play further and upgrades the components to a level expected by modern gamers.

In Tribes, the players are cave men and women. They hunt and gather food, make their tribal laws, and deal with natural disasters. But the object of the game is simple: Look after the children! In this game, the way to win is to have the most kids, and do whatever you have to do to make sure they survive to adulthood. The players must know when to cooperate, and when to cut their losses and protect their own families.

Tribes supports 4 to 8 players, creating their own laws and social patterns. With several copies and a referee, it is possible to have several tribes playing at once, competing, trading, exchanging members, and even making war on each other.

This edition features erasable Character Cards and Birth Records, along with a marker; a gameboard for tracking years, games, and children; full-color tokens for Food, Grain, Baskets, and Spears; Chance cards, and three dice, all in a sturdy box.

22" x 7" game board, rulesheet, die-cut counters, 25 Chance cards, 8 Character Sheets, 3 six-sided dice, Hunting tables, Birth Record card and dry-erase marker in a 12" x 12" box. Stock #1901, ISBN 978-1-55634-774-0. $39.95.
-- Paul Chapman

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