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A Starfinder-themed version of Munchkin complete with looting, lasers, and levels!
A Starfinder-themed version of Munchkin complete with looting, lasers, and levels!
1,299 backers pledged $84,326 to help bring this project to life.

Munchkin Starfinder Reprint, Munchkin Steampunk: Girl Genius

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Thanks to your support, we were able to launch Munchkin Starfinder in a big way, putting a lot more game content into your hands in one push than we would have without your help in creating that giant I Want It All! box. And, because of how many of you were kind enough to get out there and tell the world about the game, we're happy to report that both Munchkin Starfinder and Munchkin Starfinder 2 are already being reprinted at the factory! Thank you!!! Both of those titles are set to ship to stores in February; we couldn't have sold through the first printing that fast without you!

Munchkin Steampunk: Girl Genius

Just as you helped us to make Munchkin Starfinder a bigger project than it would have been had we followed the traditional publishing model, we're now unlocking stretch goal after stretch goal in the Munchkin Steampunk: Girl Genius campaign.

Bringing the award-winning Girl Genius comic to Munchkin, this new Munchkin Steampunk expansion has already unlocked dozens of cards as well as a new Kill-O-Meter, a coin, and two level counters. The project closes next week, so please check it out today.

Thank you for your continued support!

- Phil Reed

Munchkin Starfinder Pre-Orders are Open! Plus Unicorns and Playmats!

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As we announced in the Daily Illuminator, we have opened Warehouse 23 pre-orders for the Munchkin Starfinder base game, Munchkin Starfinder 2 – Far Out, and the Munchkin Starfinder I Want It All! boxed set. These sets will ship next month.

Munchkin Starfinder 2 will not be available separately in distribution . . . if you want to get that expansion as a stand-alone set, you'll need to pre-order it from us directly. Or you can buy the I Want It All! set from your Friendly Local Game Store, which includes Far Out and a lot of other great loot besides: a gameboard! a Kill-O-Meter! Weighty metal credsticks! Fancy new dice! Over 50 more Munchkin Starfinder cards!

Don't miss out on the full Munchkin Starfinder experience – once I Want It All! sells out, it's gone for good. Pre-order today . . . and be sure to visit Warehouse23.com to find all the other cool Munchkin stuff that you can get right now!

Munchkin Starfinder Pre-Orders Are Open!
Munchkin Starfinder Pre-Orders Are Open!

Speaking of Pre-Orders . . . Unicorns and Playmats!

We recently concluded another successful Kickstarter for Munchkin Unicorns and Friends, a "jam session" with art by Katie Cook, Ian McGinty, and Len Peralta. If you missed out on that, we've put this set up for pre-order on BackerKit, along with some other cool stuff illustrated by these three talented people. Don't miss out on this set, because you know how hard it is to find unicorns in the wild . . .

And that's still not all! We have several Munchkin playmats up for pre-order on Warehouse 23. Check out the Munchkin Mat of Mayhem (usable with all Munchkin sets!), Munchkin Shakespeare Globe Theater Playmat, and The Good, the Bad, and the Munchkin Playmat today!

Get your Starfinder signed at the Gen Con Munchkin Tavern!

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We've seen a lot of backers posting pictures and status updates with their Munchkin Starfinder swag. Keep it up – that makes us very happy and makes it more likely that the game will do well when it comes to retail in a few weeks. (If you have friends who missed this Kickstarter and would like to pre-order Munchkin Starfinder or the I Want It All! box, point them at Monday's Daily Illuminator for the details, or just have them print out this PDF form and take it to their Friendly Local Game Store.)

As we told you in the last update, those of you who already have your copies can get them signed by illustrator Howard Tayler at the Munchkin Tavern. He'll be there on Saturday, August 4, from 7 to 8 p.m., and we will have a very limited number of copies of Starfinder, Starfinder 2, and I Want It All! there to purchase, along with a bunch of other Tavern swag. A Gen Con badge isn't required to enjoy the fun at the Tavern. Come one, come all!

Speaking of Pre-Orders . . .

Two mini-expansions, Side Quests and Fowl Play, are up for pre-order on Warehouse 23 right now. Side Quests gives you new in-game goals to try for and a new way to win the game if you're smart and/or lucky enough. Fowl Play has ducks, drawn by John Kovalic . . . what else do you need to know?

Of course, we'd be happy for you to order these from your Friendly Local Game Store, but if you don't have one, Warehouse 23 is here to take care of your gaming needs.

The Fantasy Trip Is Live!

Steve Jackson's very first RPG, The Fantasy Trip, is live on Kickstarter now. This is a chance to own some gaming history – before In Nomine, before Toon, before GURPS, even before Steve Jackson Games itself, The Fantasy Trip delighted players with detailed rules that were still simple and fun. Now it's back! There are pledge levels from PDF only all the way up to "meet Steve at a convention and play a game with him," so gamers of every budget can take part in this Kickstarter. It's already blown through several stretch goals and it will just keep getting bigger and better. Check it out today!

— Andrew Hackard

Munchkin Starfinder Signings at Gen Con and Munchkin Unicorns and Friends on Kickstarter!

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We're now less than a month from Gen Con, and as part of the festivities, we will again be hosting the Munchkin Tavern where you can find cool Munchkin swag and even get some games signed. This year, as part of the Munchkin Starfinder celebration, both Howard Tayler and Andrew Hackard will be signing games at the Munchkin Tavern; be sure to bring your favorite Munchkin Starfinder card to the show and get it signed!

You can find details on the Munchkin Tavern right here.

Munchkin Unicorns and Friends

We launched a new Munchkin mini-expansion yesterday, and at the moment, the project has already unlocked six stretch goals and is working on number seven! This time around, we've done all that we can to keep the shipping costs as low as possible; the cards are going into a tiny tuckbox so that the final package is as small and light as we can make it.

Illustrated by Katie Cook, Ian McGinty, and Len Peralta, Munchkin Unicorns and Friends is a bizarre blend of joyous insanity that shuffles right into the original Munchkin game as well as Munchkin Pathfinder, Munchkin Legends, Munchkin Grimm Tidings, and more! And as part of the project, we're offering the Katie Cook-illustrated Munchkin Spell Skool and Munchkin Oz Guest Artist Edition for those of you who want more than just the $10 mini-expansion reward.

Check out the project today! The excitement closes down on July 20th.

- Phil Reed

Steve Signing at Origins, Cheats, and Improve Your Shelf!

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We're preparing for the first big convention since mailing out all of the Munchkin Starfinder rewards, and that means that we're hoping to see some of you very soon. If you are at Origins next week, please be sure to bring along your Munchkin Starfinder game; Steve will be at the con all five days, and he will happily sign games during the scheduled times.

Will there be any Munchkin Starfinder fun for sale? Nope! We're really doing everything we can to give all of you who supported this project some "alone time" with the game before taking it into a wider release. Hopefully, by now, all of you who have received your games have had a chance to play. And if you haven't, and if you'll be at Origins, maybe you'll get your chance to play at the convention. Who here will be at Origins next week?

It's Time to Cheat!

Cheating has always been a part of Munchkin, even if some players tend to take it a little too far and cheat outside of the rules of the game. For those of you who cheat as allowed by the rules (and only in the most fun of ways), you'll be happy to hear that we've released a new pack of cards that feeds right into the excitement: Munchkin Cheats is available now! 

Illustrated by Lar deSouza (who contributed to Munchkin Shakespeare and to the Munchkin Collectible Card Game), Munchkin Cheats is best described by the set's developer, Andrew Hackard, in the designer's notes article posted here. And don't miss the sample cards if you want a closer look at this new pack.

Munchkin Shelf Improvement

Lastly, before we rush off to Columbus and the Origins show, we want to direct your attention to the Munchkin Shelf Improvement box currently available at Warehouse 23. This box of tuckboxes and mini-expansions is a great way to instantly boost your Munchkin collection and amaze your friends with a bunch of new cards all in one box. What's inside? Over $60 worth of different expansions . . . and all for only $30. 

BONUS: Munchkin Shelf Improvement includes three new game rules!

That's all for today, gang. It's time that we finish preparing for Origins (all while getting new Munchkin sets like Side Quests and Fowl Play ready for Gen Con). If you're at Origins next week, please stop by and say hi!

- Phil Reed