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January 11, 2017: Munchkin Musings: January 2017

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Happy New Year! I think we can all agree that 2016 clearly picked up a few ducks in the dungeon . . . let's hope 2017 is a better year for most people.

We're all back in the office after a two-week vacation (meaning, for most of us, that we only worked a little bit instead of busting our tails as usual). The Munchkin team has our work cut out for us, starting with hard work to get the Munchkin Collectible Card Game completed and off to print. Devin has been leading our team to keep this project on track, and Eric Lang and Kevin Wilson are hard at work on the first wave of expansion cards. Thanks to all of these guys!

Steve gave me a couple of things to look at over the break, so that's what I'll be working on this month, helping him to move them into playtest and illustration. He's got another project that is actually well along in the process, but we haven't found a home for it on the schedule just yet – we'll pull it out of the oven when the time is right.

USAopoly is gearing up for the release of Munchkin: X-Men Edition next month. I got to see a prototype at their office last fall and it looks sweet; I can't wait for it to get into your hands! They have a couple of very cool projects slated for later in 2017 . . . I think lots of folks are going to be pleased and surprised by what they have in store.

I've got a couple of projects pretty far along in the production process; they aren't on the schedule yet, but we're completing them so we can send them to print when a hole opens up in the calendar. A lot of what I'm doing over the next few months is laying groundwork for our 2018 schedule (and beyond!); there are some really awesome things that I'm excited about starting on once 2017 is truly put to bed.

Also, I posted some Designer's Notes for Munchkin Treasure Hunt and Munchkin Wonderland. You can read them and comment over on Medium.com.

Last thing: a favor. We're going to be issuing a repack of the Munchkin Tuckbox Display next month, including some advance copies of Munchkin Curses and Munchkin Pathfinder 2. If your store doesn't have one of these displays on their shelves, please let them know that this is about to be available and they'll be able to get those Munchkin expansions months early. Supplies are limited and we're expecting these to sell out pretty quickly. Have them look for our retailer newsletter (or subscribe to it via our Store Finder!) for more information.

See you in February!

-- Andrew Hackard

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