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Old 01-27-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Undead monsters in original Munchkin

I've noticed that most of the other Munchkin sets (if not all) have certain monsters that can be dogpiled into a combat if one of their kind is in the battle. In Booty they are Sharks, in Fu it's Hong Kong, in Bites! it's Bats, etc.

I was wondering about the Undead monsters in the original Munchkin game. Do they work the same way? Based on reading the rules I don't see anything in there that allows for this, but it just seems strange that most/all of the follow-on games have this concept and the original does not.

As far as I can tell, the Undead monsters just have some items (like the Ghoul Lash) and the Cleric's abilities that interact with them.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:51 AM   #2
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Undead do not gang up. The trait exists to combine with other cards (primarily Cleric). There are no actual rules associated with the Undead trait. In fact, some other sets explicitly call out that Undead has no rules, and the trait only exists to combine with other cards in other sets. Example: Star Munchkin has the Space Vampire.

That being said, about half sets do NOT have a dogpile rule.

Munchkin: No*
Star: No
Fu: Hong Kong
Bites: Bats
Super: No
Impossible: ...in Black
Cthulhu: -goth (one)
Good Bad: No
Booty: Sharks

No dogpiles in Munchkin, Star, Super or Good Bad.
Impossible has the dogpile rule right on the"...in Black" cards.
All other sets have them in the rulebook.

Cthulhu only allows a single -goth to be added to a fight for free (starting from current player and going left.) Others allow you to throw in as many as you want.

Fu allows you to throw in not only Hong Kong monsters, but Hong Kong ITEMS as well.

*The exception to Munchkin is the Santas, which can dogpile. However, that was added by a specific expansion, and is not a core rule.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:28 AM   #3
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Undead do not gang up.
...yet.

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Old 01-27-2011, 07:20 AM   #4
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New rules for the upcoming Munchkin Zombies? :)
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:02 AM   #5
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:21 AM   #6
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Now there's an interesting thought. Since you play zombies in Munchkin Zombies, and blending might introduce zombie monsters.... hmmm....
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #7
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't "Thugs" in Super Munchkin gang up? It may be conditional, but I am pretty sure they can be thrown into the fray with other "Thugs".
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:38 PM   #8
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Default Re: Undead monsters in original Munchkin

Sort of, but not quite the same way. The Thugs cards can be played to any combat, not just combats with other Thugs. The issue with Thugs is that they are not documented in the rules, which might have made it harder to find, but, like I said, it's not quite the same as the Sharks or the Jets. . . er, Goths.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:05 PM   #9
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One wonders how this might affect Zombie Minion...

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Old 01-27-2011, 10:26 PM   #10
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I heartily approve.
Gang-monsters are one of the best innovations in the game, hands down.
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