Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe At RTX
by Carl deSoto
August 24, 2015
A few weeks ago, we attended RTX here in Austin, where I got to demo the fantastic Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe. This was my first official convention giving Munchkin demos and I was blown away.
We brought a number of games for people to play, but by FAR the most popular game of the weekend was our sneak peek of Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe.
On Friday we had so many games, the chairs were rarely empty for more than five minutes, with a LOT of rubberneckers taking pictures, press coming by to try to get early information, and fans asking how long we'd have the game available at the con.
On Saturday and Sunday, everyone who stopped by on Friday came back ready to play. We didn't have a single time either day when the chairs got a chance to cool before new butts were planted in them. A few people even tried to buy the demo game! (Yes, there are cards that give bonuses for the owner of the game . . . and as good Munchkin players, they were trying to win.)
Everyone was excited by their early access and wanted to know exactly when Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe would come out. We sent them all away with instructions to remind their Friendly Local Game Stores to order the Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe Launch Kit (each kit has three games plus a whole lot of promos!) and to find out which stores will be running launch events (a LOT of stores are). For those stores that can't get the Launch Kits, the game by itself will be shipping to stores in October.