This One's for the Munchkins!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is today's pre-eminent fantasy RPG, with richly detailed civilizations full of ominous portents, history whose echoes still affect today's world, and terrifying foes, some monstrous and some all too human. Munchkin is the fast-paced, silly game of dungeon exploration, monster slaying, and loot acquisition. A perfect match!

Developer Andrew Hackard, in consultation with the Paizo team, has taken many of the iconic features of the world of Golarion and the Pathfinder rules and given them the Munchkin treatment. Now you can play a Pathfinder Alchemist with the Decemvirate Helm, the Boots of the Mastodon, the Aluminum Foil, and the Armor of Insults. (You have to cheat to wear that armor...good thing there's a card for that!)

You'll need that equipment when you fight famous Pathfinder monsters such as the Whispering Tyrant, the Sandpoint Devil, or even Lamashtu herself! And don't forget the goblins...

"The most important thing in developing this game was to be true both to Munchkin and to Pathfinder," says Hackard. "Munchkin fans expect a wacky game full of backstabbing and larceny. Pathfinder fans are passionate about their game and the world behind it. I think Munchkin Pathfinder successfully merges them into a game that appeals to both groups."

Munchkin Pathfinder has plenty of the humor that Munchkin is known for, with cards such as the Cloak of Dis Guy, the Anti-Curse Purse, and Shoot the Messenger (for a level!). Andrew Hackard has been part of the Munchkin team since the first game was released in 2001, and he counts getting to play around in the Pathfinder world as one of his signature achievements. Munchkin Pathfinder artist John Kovalic has turned in another classic set of illustrations, including the fantastic game cover based on the original Pathfinder Core Rulebook.

Munchkin Pathfinder is available now from stores that carry Steve Jackson Games and Paizo games—including the Paizo webstore and SJ Games' Warehouse 23.

(Oh, before we go—you want more goblins, right? Of course you do! Make sure you get Munchkin Pathfinder: Gobsmacked! in November!)

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I spotted this on the store 'New Products' display when I walked into my FLGS this morning.

When I left, my pack was a little heavier (and my wallet was a little lighter). It now lives alongside the other Munchkin boxes on my shelf (although the goblins seem to be plotting to take over that space ...)

And, purchased at lunchtime from my FLGS. Like the factions addition.

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