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Old 09-17-2012, 01:26 AM   #501
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Posting this here, although it's only slightly a house rule and I don't think it's really much of an alternate way to play - but I wanted to get some opinions on it.

Tonight, my wife and I played two rounds with her mother and brother. Family fun time. ;)

Anyway, at the end of the first round, we just discarded everything and dealt out a new starting hand to everyone. I figured this was quicker than trying to shuffle everything back into the insane decks and would give the two new players a chance to experience more cards. By the way, my mother-in-law was really concerned about her sex change and the distraction it caused.

However, this lead to an interesting situation - at one point, I received a card that allowed me to search through the discards and choose a race (or class, I don't remember). Since all the cards from the first game were at the bottom of the discard pile, I considered shortly trying to go through them all. We discussed it and ruled it out.

Of course, the smarter thing to do would have been to remove the cards from the last game from the discard pile altogether, returning them to their Boxes of Holding. But we didn't.

So - if you were to play multiple games like this, would you have allowed going back to the first game's discards, called it off limits, or never have set up the second game like this in the first place?
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:17 PM   #502
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@UncleBob

I normally remove cards from the previous game before beginning a new game. Like you, I have pretty much everything for original Munchkin and my philosophy is to just throw everything in the pile, rather than "tune" the deck (unless I'm playing with new players, then I take the (long) time to fish out only the base deck.

However, I think it would be interesting to leave the discards from the previous game in for when my group plays multiple games. That would make Reap the Whirlwind an interesting card to play if it came up.

On a side note, I eventually want to play a game that combines everything I currently own Munchkin, Cthulu, Zombie and Bites just for the heck of it. A big epic deck for a big epic game.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:40 PM   #503
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I wanted to play with all my decks too. I adapted the portal rule. On his turn a player can discard 3 cards to roll a die detemining what deck is next used. Or 4 cards to choose. So far I like the way it's played out.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:09 PM   #504
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I wanted to play with all my decks too. I adapted the portal rule. On his turn a player can discard 3 cards to roll a die detemining what deck is next used. Or 4 cards to choose. So far I like the way it's played out.
That's an interesting way to go about it. And I mean interesting in a good way. I think I may try that out.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #505
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When we get down one card in the hand, we yell "Uno!"
In Uno, if someone else says Uno before you do, you have to draw 4 cards: if the player down to one card can finesse someone else to say, "Uno," does he get to draw 4 cards?
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #506
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In our box of Munchkin Booty, the level gained by being killed by Davy Jones CAN be the winning level. We call that the Jack Sparrow win.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:13 PM   #507
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In Uno, if someone else says Uno before you do, you have to draw 4 cards: if the player down to one card can finesse someone else to say, "Uno," does he get to draw 4 cards?
It'd be more punishing if failing to declare "Uno" would force you to discard 4 items from the table. ;)
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #508
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In our Box of Holding Super Munchkin, Mystics are not prohibited from using Forewarned and Forearmed. We do not feel Mystics are sufficiently underpowered to justify the restriction, and it seems to us that Forewarned and Forearmed is very appropriate flavor for Mystics: it makes them like those Hindu gods with lots of arms.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:46 PM   #509
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When we have lots of folks over and one game of Munchkin just isn't big enough, we get two going side to side. We shuffle the blank cards into the decks. When one is drawn, that player stands up and yells "CHANGE PLACES!!"

Everyone drops their cards and finds another spot immediately and the games continue like nothing happened. All your scheming is for naught! :D

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Old 10-31-2012, 10:38 AM   #510
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House rule related to this thread: For the card Midnight Munchkin Madness we count booster wrappers as "boxes." Initially we did that because we only had 1 proper box, but several boosters. But now that we have lots of each, it just makes the card more powerful (and therefore more fun!)
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