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Old 05-21-2015, 05:23 AM   #1
Danny Starwars
 
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Hi there - is there somewhere I could find bare-bones instructions on how the cards work?

By that I mean the clear, concrete details regarding what's in your hand and what's on the table. [If needed I can explain things that seem confusing to me].

I am guessing this has been asked before - is there a thread I can be directed to?

I am brand new to the game (never played) and have the Munchkin Deluxe set.
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:45 PM   #2
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Okay, the basics:

You can normally have one Class, one Race, one Big Item, and any number of small Items (those not marked as Big) in play. All Items have a gold piece value and if you have Munchkin Deluxe, then you have a set new enough that the Race and Class cards will be marked.

Half-Breed and Super Munchkin also can be in play, as long as you have at least one Race or Class (respectively) in play with them, and those cards will also allow you to have a second Race or Class (respectively) in play.

Finally, there are two Treasure cards (in Munchkin and Munchkin Deluxe, there are more in other sets) which give permanent bonuses (Hireling and Really Impressive Title) but are not Items. You may keep those in play like they were Items (this is stated in the rules).

All other cards must remain in your hand until it's appropriate to play them.
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:15 PM   #3
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Much appreciated! Actually, since posting, I found Wil Wheaton's video Table Talk video and I've been watching that a few times to get the gist of it, too.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:55 PM   #4
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Please bear in mind through the magic of editing, and for the need to streamline play so that a long filming day doesn't turn into two long filming days, there are certain things that happen in that episode which are not actually legal in Munchkin. You should not use that show as a source for rulings, or even an idea on how to handle more complicated aspects of play, only for getting the minimal basics down. I never refer back to that episode as a great example of how the game should actually be played, and would rather people look at the flash demo found here. I'd meant to refer to it before, but now you have it.
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