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Does anyone have suggestions for house rules when playing an Epic game? We are using the Munchkin core set and expansions M2-M4. When playing Munchkin with Soul cards, you'll notice they all have It's a level 20 Undead Monster meaning, with certain rules, you can add it. games which encourage the creation of an epic tale, Munchkin d20; for the most part, these are taken .. relationship with humanity. . rules are bogus!.
Munchkin characters may be Human or Mutant. Look at your Hand, if you have any Styles or Kata cards of rank 1 you may play one of each type by placing it in front of you. If you have any usable Items or Ally cards, you may play them by placing them in front of you. Play proceeds in turns, each with several phases. In the first phase, players kick open doors to search for monsters.
If they find a monster, they may play a monster from their hand, or loot the room to draw an extra Door card. When the first player finishes their turn, the player to their left takes a turn, and so on. At the end of each players turn they must have no more than five cards in their hand.
If you have more than five cards in your hand, you must play enough cards to get you to five or below. If you cannot, or do not want to, you must give the excess cards to the player with the lowest Level.
Each character has a unique Team-up skill.
When you team up with another player OR discard an Ally card, you may activate your team-up power. Your character is basically a collection of Allies, weapons, armor, and items, plus a few stats. Allies accompany your character to provide a boost in combat. Gear can be equipped on your turn or as soon as its received. You may have a headgear, body, footgear, and two hands equipped at once. The three key stats are Level, Stances, and Katas. As you Level up to try and reach level 10, you may also add your level to combat power.
Stances give you advantages in certain combat situations, but you may not have more than one stance at a time. Katas are special powers you can use in battle. The rank of your Katas cannot exceed your level number. When fighting a monster, your combat strength is equal to your Level plus any bonuses or penalties you receive from special Katas, Stance abilities, Items, Allies, and Traps. You and the other players may play One-Shot Items or use Stance abilities to help or harm you in combat.
Some Door cards may also be played into a combat, such as Monster Enhancers. If drawn face-up during the Kick Open the Door phase, a Trap card applies to the player who drew it. If acquired some other way, such as by Looting The Room, Trap cards go into your hand and may be played on any player at any time.
Usually, a Trap affects its victim immediately if it can and is then discarded. It is, however, possible to obtain the "Antimatter" trap, either via the initial draw or Looting The Room, and then to use said trap to turn someone's stacked-laser weapon into an un-droppable Negative Infinity Minus One Sword.
The combined laser counts as a single two-handed "complex" itemso it works. Made even more fun when you're holding onto the "Antimatter" trap in your hand waiting specifically for someone to build their laser up to a big enough bonus When played, it says "You are now winning the combat by 1, no matter how much you were losing by before. Of course, people can still play more cards afterwards to make you lose anyways Kneecapping: The card game gives us the Hammer of Kneecapping, usable only by dwarves.
Loads and Loads of Rules: More rules get added every deck. There's even a rule lampshading this. Any other disputes should be settled by loud arguments among the players, with the owner of the game having the last word. Some of the more powerful monsters will not chase characters below a certain level, allowing them to automatically run away. The lowest level player will also receive everyone else's extra cards as Charity.
The Munchkin card game has several cards and extra collectibles that allow manipulating the dice.
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Also, cheating at the game actually does qualify for this trope, as Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught is an actual part of official rules. Magic Knightand any other cross-class you'd care to name, if you have a Super Munchkin card Micro Monarchy: Parodied on the "Ruler of A Small European Country" card, which shows the character standing in a "country" about one foot square. You could even say that the metagame is the game.
Combine the two for days of fun and bullets! Half the fun of the game is trying to make your character as awesomely ridiculous as possible. Half-Breed and Super Munchkin cards deliberately invoke this trope, letting you combine races and classes respectively.
Combining different themed decks increases it. Incidentally, with the right combination of sets and cards, you can be a Ninja Pirate Zombie Cyborg. The other half is not getting caught cheating like hell.
It's actually in the rules that one can "Equip anything they want, so long as they have the proper number of hands, are the right race or class, have a Cheat card, or don't get caught". However, it should be noted that this line was apparently meant to be a joke that would up being taken seriously. The creators have since tried to state that this is a joke, and more recent versions of the rules don't have the "don't get caught" line, saying that only "Cheat!
Some groups keep this in as a house rule, but don't be surprised if you find yourself with a group that doesn't allow cheating.
Not the Intended Use: Using "go up a level" cards on your opponents to force them to fight monsters. Can we use "Go Up A Level" cards on other players to make them fight a monster that would otherwise ignore them? We want to say no, but that's just such a Munchkin thing to do that we have to allow it. The Loaded Dice card originally let players ignore one die roll of their choice and just call the number they wanted the roll to be.
This being Munchkin, players quickly noticed that they could call any number, and started using Loaded Dice to make die rolls come up as ten million, or negative thirty thousand, or any number of truly ludicrous results.
Combined with other cards that keyed off of dice rolls, the game was soon being broken in new and inventive ways, and a ruling was handed down that Loaded Dice card allows you to change the face of the physical die that was rolled.
The rules state that curses or traps may be played at any time.
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A player can get a pile of curses at once, but then, driving your opponents to tears is a viable strategy if it makes you win Our Werebeasts Are Different: Includes werepenguin, a werehamster and a weremuskrat.
They are all oversized and sharp-toothed - even the penguin has fangs. The Pinata is a measly level 3 and gives a treasure to every party member when killed.
Star Munchkin's Tailgunonly usable by Felines, depicts one such Feline curling up a fairly normal-looking gun in one.
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In addition, the Super Munchkin deck offers a pair of Prehensile Pigtails, which give the player two extra hands. Real Life Writes the Plot: Many cards vary by something that applies to you in real life. Your character's sex is always your own until a card changes it, and there are cards like the Tommy Gun that give a bigger bonus based on your name. One set has some cards that give bigger advantages to members of the military. Actually, there is one case where your character's gender will not be your own at the start - if you are wearing a Munchkin t-shirt yes, they do make them, and they can be made into some of the most powerful swagyour character starts off as the gender of the munchkin on the shirt, not yours.
Kovalic refused to do the card as he had recently become a father and if you're wondering why that would make him refuse, see where the pothole leads. Some cards vary in effect based on what day of the week your playing.
Some cards have all of the above conditions applied to them. Star Munchkin, naturally, even spoofing it in its subtitle: Other expansions are recycled in various other settings. You draw monsters from a deck, and in some circumstances you can sic them on other players. A racial option in Space Munchkin which acts as a catch all for the entire trope. You get to pick your one inhuman physical feature, the hat your planet wears and the one concept from human culture your race doesn't have a concept for loyalty, dignity, hygiene, etc.
There's a variant on "Everyone starts as a level 1 human with no class " in the game set-up portion of every version's rules. Later editions started lampshading the hell out of this. We never get tired of that joke.
This is a zombie movie, so nobody has any class. Never accept help from an Elf. They get a level when they help you kill a monster. Fights can sometimes develop into this, especially if there are many players with extended card holding rights.