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  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • WIL WHEATON: When I was 10 years old, I explored my first

  • dungeon and I slayed my first dragon.

  • As the years went on, I became a very serious role-player,

  • looking down my sleek, elven nose at all of those stupid

  • min-maxers around me.

  • But sometimes you don't care about someone's

  • rich personal backstory.

  • You don't care about a character's precious little

  • hopes and dreams.

  • Sometimes, you just want to kick in the door, kill the

  • monster, and take its treasure without any of that pesky

  • role-playing.

  • Today, on TableTop, my friends, Felicia Day, Sandeep

  • Parikh and legendary game designer Steve Jackson are all

  • here so that we can kick in the door, mutilate the bodies

  • and backstab each other as we fight to see which one of us

  • is the biggest Munchkin.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • WIL WHEATON: Welcome to Munchkin, a delightfully cruel

  • parody of role-playing games.

  • The goal is very simple.

  • Get from Level 1 all the way up to Level 10.

  • To do that, we're going to kick in doors, bam, and fight

  • the monsters that we find behind them.

  • Now, if a monster is too tough for us, we can ask

  • our friends for help.

  • Maybe they'll make it less scary.

  • A Level 6 Pukachu is a lot scarier than a

  • Level 1 Baby Pukachu.

  • Of course, if a monster looks like it's getting to be too

  • easy for us to defeat, those same friends will turn around

  • and make that monster harder for us to defeat, like an

  • intelligent Level 11 Pukachu.

  • If we are able to defeat the monster and don't have to run

  • away, we're going to go up a level.

  • And we'll get to take one of its treasures, always

  • something that helps us, like a Plus 3 Bonus Chainsaw Of

  • Bloody Dismemberment.

  • Munchkin is a game where you really find out who your

  • friends are.

  • Generally, not the people sitting around

  • the table with you.

  • One of my favorite games of all time.

  • It is time to play Munchkin.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • FELICIA DAY: I'm Felicia Day.

  • And I'm, probably, most known for making web series or

  • acting sometimes.

  • Yeah, both.

  • SANDEEP PARIKH: My name is Sandeep Parikh.

  • And I act in The Guild alongside Felicia Day and the

  • occasional Wil Wheaton.

  • STEVE JACKSON: I'm Steve Jackson.

  • And I make games.

  • And I've been doing it for a long time.

  • And I love it.

  • WIL WHEATON: Steve, you go first.

  • STEVE JACKSON: And I noticed that he started in the door.

  • WIL WHEATON: Yeah.

  • [LAUGHS]

  • STEVE JACKSON: He's already trying to get ahead.

  • FELICIA DAY: Come on, Sandeep.

  • SANDEEP PARIKH: I'm feeling good.

  • I'm feeling good about my chances.

  • FELICIA DAY: Oh, get that.

  • What the?

  • Cheater!

  • STEVE JACKSON: Well, I'll start by seeing what I drew.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • STEVE JACKSON: I have a Singing & Dancing Sword.

  • WIL WHEATON: Oh.

  • FELICIA DAY: Oh, I always like that one.

  • WIL WHEATON: Good for you.

  • STEVE JACKSON: It will fight for me, no hands.

  • And I can be a Hafling.

  • WIL WHEATON: Oh, congratulations.

  • STEVE JACKSON: And, you know, I am playing music to charm

  • the monsters with a tuba.

  • FELICIA DAY: Oh, my God.

  • You're so musical.

  • WIL WHEATON: [LAUGHS]

  • Yeah.

  • STEVE JACKSON: Well, I know Munchkin pretty well, because

  • I wrote it.

  • OK, time to open a door.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • STEVE JACKSON: Bam.

  • WIL WHEATON: Oh, no.

  • STEVE JACKSON: It's the Shrieking Geek.

  • FELICIA DAY: Ooh.

  • STEVE JACKSON: It's Level 6.

  • Right now, I'm a lousy Level 1, plus 2 bonus, that's 3.

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • STEVE JACKSON: I cannot beat this crummy monster by myself.

  • I need more.

  • Who will help me, if it's worth two treasures?

  • WIL WHEATON: Oh, let's see.

  • FELICIA DAY: I do not help anyone.

  • Sorry.

  • SANDEEP PARIKH: I can't do squat.

  • STEVE JACKSON: I didn't ask you for squat.

  • WIL WHEATON: [LAUGHS]

  • I don't have anything in play yet that I can use.

  • STEVE JACKSON: OK.

  • Well, I could bring myself up to a tie.

  • If anybody could help me with even one point, it would be

  • worth the first treasure.

  • SANDEEP PARIKH: You're at 8?

  • WIL WHEATON: I'll join you.

  • STEVE JACKSON: You'll join me?

  • FELICIA DAY: Why are you helping him?

  • WIL WHEATON: I'm helping him because I have dealt with

  • enough shrieking geeks in my life that I just want to see

  • the Shrieking Geek destroyed.

  • I'll help you for a treasure.

  • STEVE JACKSON: Right.

  • WIL WHEATON: OK.

  • First pick.

  • STEVE JACKSON: He's helping me because he's being bribed.

  • So I throw Freezing Explosive Potion at the Shrieking Geek,

  • which almost does the job.

  • And all you have to say is, I'm helping, and

  • step in behind me.

  • WIL WHEATON: Oh.

  • And using the power of help we defeat the Shrieking Geek.

  • STEVE JACKSON: Your level.

  • WIL WHEATON: Oh, if only it was that easy in real life.

  • SANDEEP PARIKH: So you guys have a total of how much?

  • STEVE JACKSON: 7.

  • WIL WHEATON: 7.

  • SANDEEP PARIKH: Oh, no!

  • STEVE JACKSON: 7?

  • That's right.

  • FELICIA DAY: [GASPS]

  • Oh!

  • WIL WHEATON: Really?

  • SANDEEP PARIKH: I don't know.

  • I my Shrieking Geek fans.

  • FELICIA DAY: Wow!

  • STEVE JACKSON: It's an Intelligent Shrieking Geek.

  • SANDEEP PARIKH: And I have been a shrieking geek, so I'm

  • going to give some intelligence to him.

  • FELICIA DAY: Very high IQ.

  • SANDEEP PARIKH: Plus 5 to my monster.

  • STEVE JACKSON: You're going to see payback for that.

  • WIL WHEATON: [LAUGHS]

  • FELICIA DAY: Uh-oh.

  • STEVE JACKSON: Predictably, right at the end of your turn.

  • SANDEEP PARIKH: Bummer.

  • STEVE JACKSON: But for now, we have to suck it up.

  • WIL WHEATON: Sorry, Steve.

  • I can't help you.

  • STEVE JACKSON: I can't do any more.

  • FELICIA DAY: I've played Munchkin about four or five

  • times over the last couple of years.

  • I don't consider myself a pro Munchkin player, but I

  • certainly am exposed to the game.

  • I'm going to be a Thief.

  • WIL WHEATON: I'll find out who you are.

  • FELICIA DAY: I'm going to be a Thief.

  • And that gives me the ability to backstab other people

  • during combat.

  • And thank goodness.

  • I'm an Elf.

  • Look at that, guys.

  • WIL WHEATON: A Thief?

  • Isn't that who you are in Dragon Age?

  • FELICIA DAY: Yeah.

  • STEVE JACKSON: An Elf.

  • A helpful little Elf.

  • WIL WHEATON: It's a little on the nose, isn't it?

  • FELICIA DAY: I'm happy.

  • My Elf card has an elf, a blond elf

  • with really big boobs.

  • And I was just saying it would be nice to be a redhead with

  • big boobs, because I like being an elf.

  • That's for sure.