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Reply: Munchkin:: Rules:: Re: Rule Sanctioned Cheating?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:48:03 +0000

by Andrew Hackard

dbabbc wrote:

Yeah, that's probably it. He had also just gotten wreckt and was on the defensive, so maybe it was just a lie that sort of came out. He also tried to discard everything before he died, but we stopped that.

You're a kind, forgiving friend. I would be tempted to tell him that I don't play Munchkin with the kinds of players Munchkin is about.



Reply: Munchkin:: Rules:: Re: Rule Sanctioned Cheating?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:19:55 +0000

by dbabbc

Yeah, that's probably it. He had also just gotten wreckt and was on the defensive, so maybe it was just a lie that sort of came out. He also tried to discard everything before he died, but we stopped that.



Reply: Munchkin:: Rules:: Re: Rule Sanctioned Cheating?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:13:10 +0000

by Barronmore

Don't be too hard on your friend, he may be 'correct'.

Older editions of the game played loose with the theme and wording and made it sound like cheating was encouraged as long as you don't get caught. SGJ has answered this question before (this quote is from a reddit thread asking the same thing) with this statement.

Thought I'd give you the official SJ Games response:
Cheating is not encouraged.
As a few pointed out, the original reference was a joke about missing opportunities, that unfortunately many players took literally, and used it as a license to be jerks. So we took that reference out, since it was never intended as a license to actually cheat.
Hope that helps!
-HS


When pressed about what older editions had the tongue in cheek rules they declined to say and said it was best left buried.

So....maybe this is how your friend learned it....that cheating was implied. Personally, i remember seeing a rules set that tongue in cheek mentioned cheating, but i'm far to lazy to go look at the rules again...and I don't want my son getting any ideas about playing again. :)



Reply: Munchkin:: Rules:: Re: Rule Sanctioned Cheating?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:33:34 +0000

by Clipper

It is not true.

The only way you are allowed to cheat is with the Cheat! card (or one of its variants). Even with these cards, you are only allowed to break the rules for particular Items and so forth, not cheat in any way you see fit.



Thread: Munchkin:: Rules:: Rule Sanctioned Cheating?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:21:30 +0000

by dbabbc

A friend of mine has been teaching me Munchkin and, when caught cheating (specifically having more items than you can carry and having 2 big items), he said cheating was part of the game, and that you could do it so long as nobody caught you. Is this true?

Thanks!



New Image for Munchkin

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:50:45 +0000

by Konrados

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Munchkin Gdansk 2017



New Video for Munchkin

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:52:19 +0000

by jyh19930302

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Reply: Munchkin:: Variants:: Re: To Board Or Not To Board

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 09:52:49 +0000

by PhilReed

PrinceMarvelOz wrote:

Can a Munchkin have that comes with a board be played without it?


Absolutely, as Steve noted, the board is only used for tracking levels. Some players prefer the board over other methods of recording levels in-game, but you should use whatever works best for your group.



Reply: Munchkin:: Variants:: Re: To Board Or Not To Board

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 08:17:26 +0000

by agiorgitis

The board is only an extra for visual level tracking, and not actually needed to play the game.




Thread: Munchkin:: Variants:: To Board Or Not To Board

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 07:10:12 +0000

by PrinceMarvelOz

Can a Munchkin have that comes with a board be played without it?



Reply: Munchkin:: Variants:: Re: Combining Munchkin Games

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:05:37 +0000

by PhilReed

As has been stated, you can combine games together. Over the years, we have produced a few titles aimed at assisting with blended games:

Sleeves - Some sets have different card backs. For those who are bothered by this, we created Munchkin card sleeves. http://www.worldofmunchkin.com/sleeves/

Munchkin Blender - This was an older expansion designed around mixing sets. http://www.worldofmunchkin.com/blender/

Cheat With Both Hands - This replaces Munchkin Blender. http://www.worldofmunchkin.com/cwbh/ You can find a PDF of the rules here: http://www.worldofmunchkin.com/rules/cwbh_rules.pdf


And here's a short article that covers blending some of the sets together: http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/September_12_2016


I hope that helps!



Reply: Munchkin:: Variants:: Re: Combining Munchkin Games

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:02:16 +0000

by BethRobinson

All Munchkin sets can be combined together if you really want to. You would lose a lot of effects for classes and races and affiliations, etc, but it can be done. Even across differing card backs. The core mechanics are the same. And if you really enjoy it there is even a Blender expansion to assist a bit, although it is unnecessary.

Back when there were only 4 or 5 sets we had an awesome big game session with them all combined, but it took forever to prep and forever to undo. Another time we played Zombie Apocalypse, because it seemed fitting. Currently we keep our Marvel and X-Men sets together in one box because we decided we would never feel like playing them separately.



Reply: Munchkin:: Variants:: Re: Combining Munchkin Games

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:39:50 +0000

by hakko504

Yes you can. All games are IIRC completely compatible with each other. Now if it's a good thing, that's another question...



Thread: Munchkin:: Variants:: Combining Munchkin Games

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 06:18:49 +0000

by PrinceMarvelOz

Is it possible to combine different Munchkin sets.

Like if I wanted to combine Marvel and DC, or even Oz and Wonderland, could I?



Reply: Munchkin:: Rules:: Re: Clarification on Bard Enthrall rules

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:08:11 +0000

by Clipper

Magogmarionet wrote:

One question: Can players avoid to help Bard users by deciding to 'run away' from the battle when forced into it?

No.

Only the owner of the attack can choose whether the munchkins Run Away from a battle that they are currently losing; the Helper has no say in the matter.



Reply: Munchkin:: Rules:: Re: Clarification on Bard Enthrall rules

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 23:51:09 +0000

by Magogmarionet

One question: Can players avoid to help Bard users by deciding to 'run away' from the battle(using dice) when forced into it?



Crowdfunding Round-up: The Downfall of the Sleepy Rooted Cowboys

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:05:02 +0000

by W. Eric Martin • Cole Wehrle's John Company from Sierra Madre Games made a splash at SPIEL '17, and he has a very different looking game making a splash on Kickstarter as well, with cute animal artwork disguising an involved game that pits up players against one another in control for the woodland in Root.As with 2016's Vast: The Crystal Caverns, this design from Leder Games gives each player control of a unique faction in an asymmetric design that also allows each player to win in a unique way. Leder Games has now done this twice, so clearly I need to mention this design element in order for it to be a thing that will hang around their neck forever. (KS link)• Another faction-based game, but along far simpler lines, is Fightlings: The Card Game from Thoughtfish. This game is a different take on Ye Olde Memory as players create 17-card decks from two factions, add a wild card, shuffle, lay the cards in a 5x7 grid, then try to find pairs to beat up on the other player. (KS link)• Steve Jackson Games has been dipping into Kickstarter somewhat regularly these days, with its latest project being a ten-day affair to get the word out about Andrew Hackard's Munchkin Starfinder, which takes seven classes and six races from Paizo Publishing's Starfinder Roleplaying Game and sets them in the familiar Munchkin milieu of doors being kicked and treasures grabbed. (KS link)• The tag line for Chris Solis' Temporal Odyssey from Level 99 Games is "Draft the future!", which is a funny thing to say given that of course you're drafting for the future since you can't very well play a card at the same instant you're drafting it — but the saying works two ways here as Temporal Odyssey is a drafting game in which you battle the other players, rewinding time should you lose in order to take a different path and see whether it works out better for you. (KS link)• The world has ended — again. While you might mourn the loss of most of Earth's population, your more immediate concern is making the best of what you have in hand to survive. More specifically, John D. Clair's Downfall from Tasty Minstrel Games is a card-drafting game — yes, more drafting! — in which all players simultaneously play a card from their hand to lock in their action, then they carry these out, then they pass the cards and a new card to their hand before drafting again. (KS link)• Jagged Alliance: The Board Game from Marko Jelen, Jan Wagner, and Underground Games GbR is a 1-4 player tabletop adaptation of Jagged Alliance the video game franchise in which you hire mercenaries and shoot lots of stuff. At least that's my initial high-level take on the game... (KS link)• Gangs of Brittania from Daniel Feeny, Joel Livermore, and Chris Winterhoff puts 3-5 players in the role of gang boss, with them having "prisoner's dilemma"-style face-offs during the game to determine who gets what during a deal. (KS link)• Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" seems like a creative work that exists now only to fuel creations from others. I could be wrong, of course, and legions of "Legend" fans might read and reread the short story each year, but I doubt it. In any case, the design team of Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback has created Legends of Sleepy Hollow, a cooperative, scenario-based design from Dice Hate Me Games for 1-4 players in which they will enter Sleepy Hollow to uncover secrets, while trying to avoid fear as that keeps you from completing other actions. (KS link)• Designers Craig and Jeff Van Ness of Soaring Rhino are having better luck in their second attempt to fund Shifting Realms, in which 2-4 players battle a[...]



New Image for Munchkin

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 18:24:44 +0000

by StartSelect

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Russian color edition 2012