Munchkin Zombies Zombie-A-Day Exclusive Preview: Mousetraps!


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Munchkin Zombies, scheduled for release in April 2011, will be the first full Munchkin game in almost three years. GeekDad contributing cartoonist John Kovalic is the man behind the Munchkin art yet again, so Steve Jackson Games has very graciously agreed to give GeekDad’s readers an exclusive sneak first peek at some of the new cards of the set.

Munchkin creator and game design legend Steve Jackson chose the cards, and both he and John will be giving us a few of their insights on a daily basis this week. So be sure to come back to GeekDad every day for a new card from Munchkin Zombies, and new thoughts from Steve and John. And now for today’s card:

Mousetraps (Footgear)


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Steve Jackson, Designer – More accidental gear for the zombies, this time with a real “ouch” factor. Yes, once these were on the zombie’s feet, they’d really sort of protect him. But just looking at this image gives me a pang of imagined pain. But it’s all right! The zombie is not about pain! He just wants your brain!

John Kovalic, Artist – The only Pain I felt, here, was trying to draw a zombie with mousetraps on its feet. Which wasn’t quite as painful as trying to draw a zombie with soda cans for footgear. Or a chain-link fence for armor. Or a birdhouse for headgear. Or a BOWLING TROPHY for headgear. Honestly, much of the time, cartooning is just about drawing until your hand hurts. With “Munchkin Zombies,” it’s more about drawing until your HEAD hurts…

View all the Munchkin Zombies cards previewed on GeekDad.

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