Munchkin (Card Game)
The rules actually tell you cheating is legal unless you get caught.
There are tons of expansions and new sets for it, such as Munchkin Cthulhu, Munchkin Impossible, Super Munchkin and they're ALL compatible with each other.
You obtain levels by killing monsters (such as Level 10 Net Troll, Level 20 Katrina, Level 1 Plushy Skull, etc). These monsters can be enhanced (or diminished) with potions, cotions, spells, charms, (poor) wandering monsters, etc.
After you kill a monster, you also obtain Treasures, which munchkins love. These special cards can allow you to cheat, use 4 swords at once, wear 3 helmets, etc. The goal is to get to level 10 first, or level 20 if you're playing with the (HIGHLY recommended) EPIC Munchkin rules.
Fucking buy Munchkin. It's not as expensive as Magic, not as shit as Yu-Gi-Oh, and not as Weeaboo as Pokémon. It is
however $50 per fucking set, and unless you find seasoned players to play with, you're gonna feel like you wasted money because the rules that come with the game are pretty vague and require hours of studying to fully grasp the concept of only $25 a set retail and cheaper online and takes maybe 30 min to learn/explain to new people. BUT, all bullshit aside, it's an addictive game that will definitely be the best $50 $18-25 you've ever spent.
The expansions for the base Munchkin game are:
- Munchkin 2: Unnatural Axe
- Munchkin 3: Clerical Errors
- Munchkin 4: The Need For Steed
- Munchkin 5: De-Ranged
- Munchkin 6: Demented Dungeons (adds dungeon cards to the game)
- Munchkin 7: Cheat with Both Hands
- Munchkin 8: Half Horse Will Travel
- Munchkin Adventure Time
- Munchkin Bites
- Munchkin Bites 2:Pants Macabre
- Munchkin Blender
- Munchkin Cthulhu
- Munchkin Cthulhu 2: Call of Cowthulhu
- Munchkin Cthulhu 3: The Unspeakable Vault
- Munchkin Cthulhu 4: Crazed Caverns
- Munchkin Dice
- Munchkin Fu
- Munchkin Fu 2: Monkey Business
- Munchkin: Impossible
- Munchkin Miniatures
- Munchkin Nightmare Before Christmas
- Star Munchkin
- Star Munchkin 2: The Clown Wars
- Star Munchkin: Space Ships
- Super Munchkin
- Super Munchkin 2: The Narrow "S" Cape
- The Good, The Bad, and The Munchkin
- The Good, The Bad, and The Munchkin 2: Beating a Dead Horse
- Munchkin Booty
- Munchkin Booty 2: Jump the Shark
- Munchkin Booty: Fish and Ships
- Munchkin Axe-Cop
- Munchkin The Guild
- Munchkin Skullkickers
- Munchkin Penny Arcade
- Munchkin Fairy Dust
- Munchkin Conan
- Munchkin Zombies
- Munchkin Zombies 2: Armed and Dangerous
- Munchkin Zombies 3: Hideous Hideouts
- Munchkin Zombies 4: Spare Parts
- Munchkin Apocalypse
- Munchkin Apocalypse 2: Sheep Impact
- Munchkin Apocalypse: Mars Attacks!
- Munchkin Pathfinder
- Munchkin Pathfinder: Gobsmacked!
With multiple expansions it sometimes becomes a bastard quick game, and so Steve Jackson Games offers rules for Epic Munchkin, that modifies some of the game and allows players to go to level 20. Those rules are here: Epic Munchkin
Munchkin Quest is the same thing, only with a more complex long system of things. It's a tileset board game with like three decks and a bunch of messed up crazy stuff. The first expansion, Munchkin Quest 2: Looking For Trouble, is out now as well and adds two more characters and more rooms and monsters and stuff. It's not compatible with any other version of Munchkin. It also takes forever and a whole day to play.
Munchkin: The RPG
SJ Games also made a few books adapting the Munchkin card game to their own D20 system. Unfortunately, they are currently out of print.
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