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March 18, 2019: Munchkin Musings: March 2019

[Image]Spring is almost here! (Although, as I write this, Austin is bracing for another Arctic front and a hard freeze . . . a week after it was shorts-and-T-shirt weather. Texas weather is weird, y'all.) We've been busy with a lot of new projects, starting with . . .

FnordCon!

Have you already checked out FnordCon? We're hosting our very first "house convention" next month and we are super excited to see everyone there! I'll be signing Munchkin swag and playing games of Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 all weekend (more about that game in a moment) and generally just being happy to see everyone coming in to try out all the great games we publish. Hopefully, by April, the weather will be more cooperative.

If you already have your ticket, we'll see you there! If not, you still have time to check out the schedule and plan your events. We look forward to seeing everyone!

40,000 Reasons to Love March Other Than the Beautiful Spring Weather

We've started the process of shipping Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 from our Atlanta warehouse to our distribution partners and from there to your Friendly Local Game Store; some of them may already have the game on shelves! Games Workshop has been a great help in bringing this game to life and we can't overstate how much fun working on the game has been over the past few months. We would be thrilled if people who buy it would head over to the forums to let us know what you thought of it. Also, share your reviews on Twitter and Facebook, and be sure to use the #PlayMunchkin hashtag when you do!

We aren't through with Warhammer 40,000 by any means! Two 112-card expansions for Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 are coming out later in 2019: Faith and Firepower in June and Savagery and Sorcery in July. We're also planning a Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 Kill-O-Meter and a set of Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Dice for this summer as well, both of which will come with new Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 cards you can't get anywhere else.

And we aren't done with the Warhammer universe! As Phil announced at the GAMA Trade Show, we'll be releasing a Deluxe-style Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar game toward the end of this year, with expansions and other support coming in 2020. Watch for a lot more information coming in the second half of this year.

Speaking of Expansions . . .

Coming up later this month, we'll launch a Kickstarter for three new 30-card expansions to three classic Munchkin games:

  • Munchkin Cthulhu: Sanity Check
  • Star Munchkin: Landing Party
  • Munchkin Zombies: Grave Mistakes

All three of these were named from fan suggestions and are illustrated by Lar deSouza (Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition, Munchkin Cheats). We had a lot of fun with these and, if they do well, there's a good chance we'll have more expansions in this format for other Munchkin games in the future.

NOTE: Follow the Steve Jackson Games account on Kickstarter for notification when this new campaign goes live. -PR

Next Month

In this space next month, I'll have a FnordCon after-action report from the Munchkin perspective and look ahead to our summer convention plans. We'll also have the usual quota of announcements and demented ramblings. See you then!

-- Andrew Hackard


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