New edition of Munchkin to hear the lamentations of your women

On Saturday, Steve Jackson himself went onto the stage at Comicpalooza, a comics convention in Houston, Texas, to announce that their wildly popular card game was getting a new booster set that’s themed to Conan the Barbarian. Drawn by original Munchkin artist John Kovalic, there will be 15 cards in the set from Steve Jackson Games including items such as the Mask of Acheron and characters such as Khalar Zym and Marique.

Munchkin Conan joins a group of booster card sets that already includes such wildly diverse themes such as Fairy Dust, Santa’s Revenge, and Marked for Death; however, this will be the first time that a game booster set has been themed to a specific property that isn’t in the public domain.

Priced at $5.95 per set and currently still in production, this seems like a no-brainer when it comes to adding to your collection. Pulling out an artifact that brings things back to life? Sounds like a perfectly Munchkinly thing to do. And if you end up being able to play Munchkin Conan while in line for the movie on August 19? Even better.

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 08:02 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Jillers
    on June 2, 2011 at 15:12
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    Actually, the copyright for Conan is kind of up in the air since the copyright hasn’t been renewed by any new owners. In the US something like 2/3rds of Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories are public domain, and in the UK Conan is public domain. 

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