Munchkin, The Card Game
Posted 05 August 2006 - 11:11 AM
I actually just sent the guys at Steve Jackson Games a suggestion for another game. Nerf Munchkin. I referred them to look at what we do at this site and also nerfhq. I told them that it would be a lot like Star Munchkin if you all have played that. I have a huge amount of ideas. I need to go write them down really, but I just wanted to get your ideas and opinions and mostly to see if anyone knows the game period. I have seen that Nerf is really trying to get into the real world hear too, so I sent request and request to Mythbusters to see what they can do themselves, just to get it on the TV. Since they are starting a new season, I may send another request. Just trying to see this stuff in the real world kinda.
Posted 05 August 2006 - 09:17 PM
Posted 05 August 2006 - 10:27 PM
I play Munchkin. The game takes all of the aspects of role playing that every player of AD&D remembers and puts them into one game. I'm referring to the lying, cheating, backstabbing, and the blackmail. Unlike a real RPG, the main object of the game is to get to Level 10 by any means necessary, including stealing levels from other players in your "party", and making it harder for the other adventurers to level-up and defeat creatures. It is quite insane when someone has to kill the Angry Chicken to win the game and everyone uses every spell and item in their inventory to stop them, yet others still help him, but with ulterior motives to help themselves. Nerf is not about this.
As for Mythbusters, there are no real popular myths revolving around Nerf to really use on the show. They also would not be allowed to use the product name Nerf or the names of any of the weapons on the show. If you ever saw any episode where a name brand product was used, they either blurred out the name, or had a Mythbusters bogus product label over the real label. It comes down to once again a company having to pay royalties to another for using their products on the air.
I'll have to agree with OMC on this one.
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Posted 05 August 2006 - 10:39 PM
I dont think that the Nerf Munchkin idea would get off the ground. It would be too much of a niche market for SJ games to make any money off of it. Note that most of the expansions follow a general theme or genre. Perhaps dart blasters could be implemented into a more general theme, like a school or college themed Munchkin expansion. I would love for you to prove me wrong though. And even so, theres no reason you couldnt make your own Nerf card game.
A game that I do like to play is 'Lunch Money', and all of the people i've played that with seem reasonably sane.
Do Mythbusters ever use Name brands on their shows? If not you might not see them use any actual nerf guns, but maybe you could get them to do something with homemades...
Edit: Was finishing my post when badger posted his.
Edited by Parapsycho, 05 August 2006 - 10:41 PM.
Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:54 PM
However, I do play Munchkin and it's one of my favorite games to play. I usually play with some buddies at the cabin. After a hearty serving of poker and loss of $$$, it's the right thing to put us back in a slightly better mood. And of course, we get to backstab the poker champ...
I'd say my favorite card is 'Contemplate Your Navel: Go Up a Level'. It's pretty basic, but I always get a chuckle when I draw it.
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