Ever since the days of the old Space Gamer, and now in Pyramid, one thing strikes fear into the hearts (and laughter into the twisted minds) of publishers everywhere. Some game rules are good, some are bad, and some are Murphy's! This is the cartoon feature that takes those rules and skewers them, bleeding, for everyone to mock. (Us? Attitude? It's all right; we pick on our own stuff, too.) The strip has featured a great roster of artists over the years, including multiple-Origins Award-winner John Kovalic and Pulitzer Prize-winner Ben Sargent!
The first time we published a Murphy's compilation was in 1988. This book includes everything from that edition, and all the Murphys that came out in the next ten years . . . and more!
Originally solicited as Murphy's Rules 2, a sequel to the original Murphy's Rules
Murphy's Rules is back with a vengeance! Since the original Murphy's collection was published in 1998, games have gotten bigger and more sophisticated, the components have gotten fancier, the boards and cards more colorful, the graphics more dazzling . . . but the boneheaded mistakes keep on coming. And that's where Murphy's Rules comes in.
In the virtual pages of Pyramid magazine, Murphy's Rules has gone right on skewering everything that is mind-boggling, ridiculous, and just plain silly in gaming. Like armor that's too heavy to wear, but you can carry it in your backpack . . . or presidential candidates who don't know what state they're from . . . or traveling across the desert by raft . . . they're all in the pages of Murphy's Rules 2, with many, many more!.
Murphy's Rules 2 features nearly 150 cartoons from John Kovalic, the Origins-award winning talent behind Dork Tower and the artist behind the Munchkin and Chez Geek line of card games. The book also features 30 or so cartoons from Greg Hyland, the latest Murphy's Rules artist and the artist behind the Lethargic Lad comic book and Ninja Burger. And there's other stuff . . . silly stuff . . .
Invite Murphy to sit in on your next game. He'll make you laugh.
this volume instead became an update of the original volume, incorporating all the new material advertised for Murphy's Rules 2 alongside the material from the now out-of-print original Murphy's Rules.