Munchkin: Felicia Day, Steve Jackson and Sandeep Parikh join Wil Wheaton on TableTop, Episode 5

[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: 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. But blond, not so good for this. And [INAUDIBLE].

Boom! Oh! SANDEEP PARIKH: Harpies! WIL WHEATON: Ooh, the Harpies. FELICIA DAY: And I can best them, because I’m plus 3 and a plus 1.

STEVE JACKSON: Mm-hm. FELICIA DAY: So I’m going to assume that I beat these guys. WIL WHEATON: Yep, you do.

And you get two treasures. FELICIA DAY: I get two treasures face down. STEVE JACKSON: Face down. FELICIA DAY: And I believe that– STEVE JACKSON: You level. FELICIA DAY: That’s the end of my turn. Oh, yes.

I do level. WIL WHEATON: You level, because you beat the Harpies. STEVE JACKSON: OK. FELICIA DAY: Thank you. WIL WHEATON: Be proud of being Level 2.

FELICIA DAY: Yeah, I am proud. And that’s it. WIL WHEATON: All right. Wil’s turn. I played in a game with Steve at a very small convention in Austin, Texas. And I won that game.

And I got to walk around and proclaim myself the biggest Munchkin for the rest of the day. All right, I’m a Warrior! I am a Warrior carrying the Shield Of Ubiquity for plus 4, because that’s awesome.

I am going to kick in a door. Bam! Curse!

Lose 1 small item. FELICIA DAY: Ooh. WIL WHEATON: But I don’t have a small item. SANDEEP PARIKH: A big item.

WIL WHEATON: Oh, It’s a big item. STEVE JACKSON: It’s a big item. That’s not small.

FELICIA DAY: Whew. WIL WHEATON: Suck it, curse. All right. I’m going to go looking for trouble.

[MUSIC PLAYING] WIL WHEATON: And I am going to fight a Level 2 Pit Bull. And now I am beating the Level 2 Pit Bull because I fight at an effective level of 5, unless anyone wants to mess with me or it. I defeat the Pit Bull. I gain a treasure, one of my favorite treasures ever. And I’m going to cash in a little bit here for a level. [MUSIC PLAYING] WIL WHEATON: I have a Pointy Hat Of Power.

I also have the Pantyhose Of Giant Strength. FELICIA DAY: Oh. STEVE JACKSON: And you’re not putting those on? FELICIA DAY: Why would you not wear those? WIL WHEATON: Because I’m a Warrior. I can’t use them.

FELICIA DAY: Oh. WIL WHEATON: Not usable by a Warrior. So I’m going to cash those in. And now I’m going to take myself to Level 3. And that will be the end of my turn. SANDEEP PARIKH: I feel good about my chances.

It’s just a matter of pulling the right cards. I mean, anything can happen in Munchkin. That’s the beauty of the game. All right. WIL WHEATON: You’re kicking the door? SANDEEP PARIKH: Yes, kicking down the door.

My short arms can’t reach. WIL WHEATON: There you go. Now you can flip it over. Bam! SANDEEP PARIKH: Great.

WIL WHEATON: [LAUGHS] So now you can look for trouble. Or if you want, you can loot the room by drawing a face down door card. SANDEEP PARIKH: That’s what I’m going to do.

[MUSIC PLAYING] WIL WHEATON: There you go. STEVE JACKSON: You do not have to show that to us. SANDEEP PARIKH: OK. My turn is done. [MUSIC PLAYING] FELICIA DAY: Who’s blue?

SANDEEP PARIKH: Wil’s blue. FELICIA DAY: Wil’s not Level 3 any more. He’s– WIL WHEATON: What?

FELICIA DAY: Steal A Level. SANDEEP PARIKH: Ooh. WIL WHEATON: Oh! FELICIA DAY: So basically, now I’m Level 3. WIL WHEATON: Ooh! You!

FELICIA DAY: Oh, you want to do it. Steve’s like, let me help. [LAUGHS] STEVE JACKSON: I want to do it. Yeah. WIL WHEATON: Enjoy Level 3. It was a nice place to be.

FELICIA DAY: Yeah, it was. WIL WHEATON: Yeah, it felt good to be up there. FELICIA DAY: I’m going to– I just want to clear my hand out. STEVE JACKSON: Right. Right.

Right. FELICIA DAY: So I’m going to Curse. You lose your class, buddy. SANDEEP PARIKH: Thanks. No!

Oh! Dammit! FELICIA DAY: OK. And I’m going to kick in the door. SANDEEP PARIKH: Kick it!

FELICIA DAY: Oh! Poom! STEVE JACKSON: Kick it hard. Boom! FELICIA DAY: Oh!

Warrior. STEVE JACKSON: And you can be a Warrior. FELICIA DAY: I don’t really want to be a Warrior. I like being a Thief the best.

I am a Thief. So I’m hoping, somehow, I get to backstab someone, just because that’s my ability. And I’m going to use it if I have it. WIL WHEATON: I am going to take advantage of this Convenient Addition Error that I stole from Sandeep. SANDEEP PARIKH: Oh! WIL WHEATON: To go up a level.

SANDEEP PARIKH: That hurts. FELICIA DAY: That really actually hurts. WIL WHEATON: Which is awesome. FELICIA DAY: Yeah, that’s pretty nice.

WIL WHEATON: And I’m right back here at Level 3, where I belonged all along. FELICIA DAY: Ooh. Get out of my room. WIL WHEATON: And now I’m going to kick in a door. Bam! SANDEEP PARIKH: Ooh.

WIL WHEATON: Ooh, Illusion. FELICIA DAY: Oh, that’s a good one. WIL WHEATON: This is a super useful card. FELICIA DAY: The biggest threat to me is Wil Wheaton, because I know that he plays a lot of Munchkin. I think he’s kind of underplaying what he has in his hand.

And I think he might come out swinging a little bit. STEVE JACKSON: Make it boom. SANDEEP PARIKH: Boom!

WIL WHEATON: Level 8. STEVE JACKSON: The Ghoulfiends. SANDEEP PARIKH: Ghoulfiends! Love it.

WIL WHEATON: This says, no items help against them. Fight with your level only. You can try to run away for fun. But you get a plus 2 to run away.

You should try to run away, Sandeep. SANDEEP PARIKH: OK, let’s run away. WIL WHEATON: I mean, you’re wearing the shoes.

SANDEEP PARIKH: Guys, let’s run away. [MUSIC PLAYING] FELICIA DAY: You’re going to– oh, not. WIL WHEATON: You’ve successfully run away.

SANDEEP PARIKH: Yes. I accomplished nothing. WIL WHEATON: And it’s like Comic-Con 2009 all over again. FELICIA DAY: Steve is the dude who owns the game, so he’s probably the best player. STEVE JACKSON: Door time. Boom!

FELICIA DAY: Ooh. STEVE JACKSON: Be something little and wimpy. Yes!

FELICIA DAY: Why do you always– WIL WHEATON: What is with you with the little, wimpy monsters? FELICIA DAY: You do. It’s not fair. STEVE JACKSON: A cheap shot is still a shot. OK, the Large Angry Chicken. FELICIA DAY: Guys, we have to group up on him.

I think he knows this game really well. SANDEEP PARIKH: I think he can hear you whispering. STEVE JACKSON: So if nobody’s messing with me, I’m– WIL WHEATON: Well, actually, as it turns out– Steve kept drawing Level 2 monsters. So I decided, enough with the Level 2 monsters. I must draw a line. And then I went through every card in my hand, to make sure that that didn’t happen.

Please enjoy the Wandering Floating Nose. SANDEEP PARIKH: Ooh! FELICIA DAY: Ooh! STEVE JACKSON: OK. FELICIA DAY: There’s drips. WIL WHEATON: The Floating Nose is a horrible one. STEVE JACKSON: Level 10, so that’s 12 levels of stuff.

WIL WHEATON: It’s 12 levels of oh, crap. FELICIA DAY: Yeah. WIL WHEATON: Yeah.

SANDEEP PARIKH: That’s going to be tough to beat. STEVE JACKSON: Well, does anybody– including you, dammit– want to help me against 12 levels of stuff? WIL WHEATON: But see, you fight at Level 4?

STEVE JACKSON: Yeah. FELICIA DAY: I fight at 7. WIL WHEATON: You know, as it turns out, I can actually help you defeat– STEVE JACKSON: You could actually help.

WIL WHEATON: I could help you defeat the Floating Nose for all the treasure. STEVE JACKSON: Nonsense. I’ll give you the first and the last.

FELICIA DAY: Steve is definitely a big bargainer. I’d never actually played with anybody who wanted to wheel and deal. I felt like sometimes, I was at a flea market. Yeah, I’m going to help you out with all the treasure. STEVE JACKSON: Now, I’m not taking that from you any more than I’m taking– WIL WHEATON: Wait. Why are you giving him the same deal I’m giving him?

FELICIA DAY: Because, now I think about it– WIL WHEATON: Because you’re an Elf. And you want to go up a level. FELICIA DAY: Well, I’m thinking about it. STEVE JACKSON: You should help me for none of the treasure, because you get a level. FELICIA DAY: No. I’m not helping you for none of the treasure.

Hello? I’ll take the first and the last treasure. STEVE JACKSON: The first. FELICIA DAY: No.

STEVE JACKSON: Fine. The first and the last. FELICIA DAY: Yes! Yes! Did you see my poker face? WIL WHEATON: What an incredible bargain you drive.

FELICIA DAY: So I could get 8. And that’s it. [MUSIC PLAYING] SANDEEP PARIKH: I could get you over the top.

FELICIA DAY: Really? SANDEEP PARIKH: Yeah. FELICIA DAY: No. We’re going to combo up and help you out. The most fun round was when I jumped in to help Steve. And then Sandeep jumped in to help Steve.

STEVE JACKSON: Three of us tried to cooperate. And Wil was the odd man out, because I didn’t take his deal. FELICIA DAY: That means you’ll go up a level. I’ll go up a level. You get one treasure. I get one treasure.

SANDEEP PARIKH: No, give me both treasures, because you’re both getting levels. I’m not getting squat. I’m still on Level 1, sitting here like a little dufus. [LAUGHTER] FELICIA DAY: OK. WIL WHEATON: So go ahead and throw in.

STEVE JACKSON: Here we go. Throw it. She’s helping me. SANDEEP PARIKH: I feel like you’re going to try to– WIL WHEATON: You should be nervous. SANDEEP PARIKH: Really?

WIL WHEATON: Yeah. SANDEEP PARIKH: You’re playing Munchkin with me. You should be nervous. SANDEEP PARIKH: Well, come on, guy. WIL WHEATON: OK.

There’s your Cotion Of Ponfusion, which gives you guys plus 3 to your side. FELICIA DAY: Nice. WIL WHEATON: It’s a bummer. It’s such a bummer that the Large Angry Chicken brought out his Pretty Balloons.

FELICIA DAY: No! WIL WHEATON: Giving himself an additional plus 5. FELICIA DAY: Wow! WIL WHEATON: [LAUGHS] STEVE JACKSON: Ooh! That is harsh.

SANDEEP PARIKH: Yeah. Well no, he’s good. He’s a sly devil. FELICIA DAY: He’s definitely one of those guys that loves to keep that backstab or that one card in his back pocket to just own other people. He’s kind of like a sniper, I would say, a sniper player. STEVE JACKSON: Then here we go.

We can’t do anything. FELICIA DAY: OK. STEVE JACKSON: We’ll let you do the running first. FELICIA DAY: I’m going to run first. I’ve got a plus 1 as an elf. STEVE JACKSON: From the chicken? FELICIA DAY: Oops!

Oh, gosh. STEVE JACKSON: OK. FELICIA DAY: Ooh! STEVE JACKSON: Oh! FELICIA DAY: I got a 6, a 7. STEVE JACKSON: You totally got away from the chicken.

FELICIA DAY: I got away from the– STEVE JACKSON: Now you’ve got to run away from the Floating Nose. FELICIA DAY: I’ve got both of them? STEVE JACKSON: Yes.

WIL WHEATON: Those were monsters. STEVE JACKSON: They’re both after both of us. FELICIA DAY: Do I have to run away from the balloons? STEVE JACKSON: No.

WIL WHEATON: No. FELICIA DAY: OK. STEVE JACKSON: That’s just a helper. WIL WHEATON: They can’t help you.

FELICIA DAY: 5. STEVE JACKSON: 4? You got away from both of them. FELICIA DAY: Is that plus? What?

Plus 4. WIL WHEATON: Dammit! FELICIA DAY: Yes. STEVE JACKSON: OK. Now I’ve got to run away from both of them.

FELICIA DAY: OK. STEVE JACKSON: The tuba gives me a plus 3. FELICIA DAY: Oh. WIL WHEATON: Does it really give you plus 3 to run away? FELICIA DAY: That’s crazy. STEVE JACKSON: You thought I was bluffing.

You weren’t even reading my card. WIL WHEATON: Oh, that’s great. That’s awesome.

STEVE JACKSON: OK. FELICIA DAY: You are good. You are good. STEVE JACKSON: I want to not roll a 1. FELICIA DAY: OK. WIL WHEATON: Please roll a 1. STEVE JACKSON: Got away from the chicken.

WIL WHEATON: All right. You got away from the chicken. FELICIA DAY: You’re schizophrenic in this game. STEVE JACKSON: Same roll to get away from the Floating Nose. WIL WHEATON: At this point– STEVE JACKSON: I got away from the Floating Nose.

SANDEEP PARIKH: Wow. FELICIA DAY: And we blew all our great cards. And it turned out to be a wash. And it was kind of fun, actually, because there was a lot of coordination. And even though it was a net zero, it was actually a really fun round. STEVE JACKSON: So you did not hurt us.

You did not hurt my friend here, who tried to help me, though, there was a level in it for her. FELICIA DAY: Just out of the good of my heart. STEVE JACKSON: Done. [MUSIC PLAYING] FELICIA DAY: Because this is a hot redhead in leather armor, I’m going to put my Slimy Armor away and get the hot Leather Armor on. WIL WHEATON: Oh, my God. FELICIA DAY: Just for looks.

WIL WHEATON: No, seriously. It’s Dragon Age all over again. SANDEEP PARIKH: Felicia, she uses her sex to get what she wants. She’s like, oh, oh, I’m going to put this Leather Armor on, guys, trying to distract you to make you visualize her in leather armor. FELICIA DAY: My rationale is that people might not make me a target, because I’m cute. [LAUGHS] A little bit.

I don’t know. SANDEEP PARIKH: I don’t like it. FELICIA DAY: Bam! Ooh! Level 4, Snails on Speed. And since that is a Level 4 and I’m at a Level 15, I am going to kill him, unless somebody would like to do something.

SANDEEP PARIKH: Let’s put this poor bastard out of his misery. FELICIA DAY: [LAUGHS] WIL WHEATON: Yeah, seriously. SANDEEP PARIKH: All right.

FELICIA DAY: And I get two treasure. And I can put down an item, which is a plus 4 bonus Cloak Of Obscurity, only usable by thieves. But I’m a Thief. STEVE JACKSON: That’s her.

OK. FELICIA DAY: I’m looking so good. My outfit is so good right now. SANDEEP PARIKH: Oh, hey, I’m Felicia. Oh, I’m Felicia.

Oh, I want my clothes to be pretty. FELICIA DAY: Just for my outfit’s sake– STEVE JACKSON: That, guys, is a hint. FELICIA DAY: I’m going to put my bow in my backpack, because I– WIL WHEATON: What? FELICIA DAY: I want to use a Buckler and a Sneaky Bastard Sword, just because my outfit’s going to look cooler that way.

STEVE JACKSON: Yeah. FELICIA DAY: I had a Cloak. I had a Leather Armor on. I had an awesome dagger and a buckler. And I was looking good.

FELICIA DAY: And scene. SANDEEP PARIKH: Wow. Good scene. WIL WHEATON: Wow. That was really a good scene for you. SANDEEP PARIKH: Good scene.

WIL WHEATON: OK. FELICIA DAY: I look so pretty now. WIL WHEATON: OK. FELICIA DAY: Hubba! WIL WHEATON: OK, I’m going to kick in a door. Bam! It’s a Level 4 Undead Horse. FELICIA DAY: Ooh.

WIL WHEATON: Now I’m going to fight the Undead Horse. I am fighting at Level 7. The Undead Horse is Level 4, so I’m beating it handily, unless anyone wants to mess with me. The Undead Horse is dead, which means that I gain a level.

And I get two treasures. And I think the first thing I have to do is immediately Boil An Anthill. FELICIA DAY: Aw.

WIL WHEATON: In celebration of defeating that guy there. And I will now go up another level. Also, I am going to sell my Chainsaw Of Bloody Dismemberment. STEVE JACKSON: Gee.

WIL WHEATON: For double, because I’m a Halfling. STEVE JACKSON: Yeah. WIL WHEATON: So that takes it up to 1,200, which means that I gain another level. FELICIA DAY: OK, somebody needs to stop.

WIL WHEATON: To Level 7, OK? STEVE JACKSON: [INAUDIBLE]. WIL WHEATON: And really? You’re going to talk about stopping?

FELICIA DAY: Look. I’m ready. I’m dressed for success.

[LAUGHTER] WIL WHEATON: I think Felicia completely misses the point of Munchkin, because she cares about how her character looks. But honestly, this is what it’s like with her with everything in the world. SANDEEP PARIKH: This is scored like golf right?

Like the lowest? FELICIA DAY: [LAUGHS] WIL WHEATON: You know what? No.

SANDEEP PARIKH: OK. Let’s kick down a door. WIL WHEATON: Here’s a card. Door coming. SANDEEP PARIKH: Bam! FELICIA DAY: Oh, no!

WIL WHEATON: Oh! Lose Your Race! SANDEEP PARIKH: Awesome. WIL WHEATON: But you don’t have a race, so who cares?

SANDEEP PARIKH: Well, do I have to lose my physical– WIL WHEATON: No. SANDEEP PARIKH: I’m no longer Indian. WIL WHEATON: Yeah. FELICIA DAY: [LAUGHS] SANDEEP PARIKH: I’m no longer Indian.

WIL WHEATON: Yeah. SANDEEP PARIKH: Oh! Cursed again! [LAUGHS] It’s so fair. WIL WHEATON: But you can loot the room.

FELICIA DAY: You can loot the room and get another door thing. SANDEEP PARIKH: I’m going to have to do it. [MUSIC PLAYING] SANDEEP PARIKH: [SIGHS] FELICIA DAY: It’s a good card. I could tell from that face. WIL WHEATON: Yeah.

Yeah. FELICIA DAY: What is that? Excellent card? WIL WHEATON: Yep. That’s his I love this card face. SANDEEP PARIKH: All right.

Let’s see. That is the end of my turn. [LAUGHS] FELICIA DAY: Oh! WIL WHEATON: Aw. So sad.

STEVE JACKSON: I have nothing to do, except kick down a door with the same old tuba. Beep! Bam! FELICIA DAY: Oh! Oh! Oh!

STEVE JACKSON: Oh! Oh! A nasty one. WIL WHEATON: King Tut!

STEVE JACKSON: One that I’m going to have to ask for help on. FELICIA DAY: Oh, Tut. WIL WHEATON: King Tut, mm-hm. That guy is a dick.

STEVE JACKSON: It is King Tut. SANDEEP PARIKH: I want to help. FELICIA DAY: I will help you.

STEVE JACKSON: Well, OK. We need a 16. And I think we decided I was fighting as a 10. FELICIA DAY: Yeah. STEVE JACKSON: And so we know you both can help me.

Let’s hear your offers to help me. I know you get a level if you help. FELICIA DAY: i will offer, out of the goodness of my elf heart.

STEVE JACKSON: You’ll do it for free. SANDEEP PARIKH: Oh, crap. WIL WHEATON: Your what? Your what? FELICIA DAY: Goodness of my elf heart.

WIL WHEATON: Elf fart? SANDEEP PARIKH: Oh, man. WIL WHEATON: Ha! Fart jokes, never not funny! FELICIA DAY: Oh. STEVE JACKSON: I’m accepting her help.

OK, I get two levels for King Tut. FELICIA DAY: And I get one level, because I’m a elf. STEVE JACKSON: You get one level, because you are an elf with a Southern accent. FELICIA DAY: I’m an elf. STEVE JACKSON: I get them all, but you see them. WIL WHEATON: Yuppie Water.

The Eleven Foot Pole. FELICIA DAY: Oh, that was what we were talking about. WIL WHEATON: Doppleganger! FELICIA DAY: Doppleganger! Oh, that’s nice.

WIL WHEATON: Oh, and Mithril Armor. FELICIA DAY: Oh! Whoa! STEVE JACKSON: So the question is, can I use any of these? We’ll see. Well, the armor’s big.

I’ve already got a tuba. FELICIA DAY: The tuba is a nice item, I have to say. SANDEEP PARIKH: Mm-hm. WIL WHEATON: Yeah.

So that’s a vote of confidence for you, band geeks, straight from the mouth of Felicia Day. STEVE JACKSON: This is a lovely card. WIL WHEATON: Feel good about yourselves when you’re out there walking on the street in front of the school at 6 o’clock in the morning. FELICIA DAY: I think a euphonium is the sexiest instrument. It’s a tiny tuba. WIL WHEATON: Wow.

FELICIA DAY: And it’s the most underutilized instrument of the– STEVE JACKSON: People who even know what a euphonium is– SANDEEP PARIKH: Why do you know that? FELICIA DAY: It’s because I’m a music major. There’s was a guy named Ezra, who was the euphonium player in the– SANDEEP PARIKH: And did you hook up with that guy? FELICIA DAY: No. SANDEEP PARIKH: Come on. FELICIA DAY: No.

Definitely not. WIL WHEATON: No. You know why? Because his tuba was so tiny. FELICIA DAY: [LAUGHS] SANDEEP PARIKH: Ooh. WIL WHEATON: Yeah.

STEVE JACKSON: It’s not the size of the instrument, Will. We keep telling you. OK. WIL WHEATON: [LAUGHS] STEVE JACKSON: 1,000, selling. Leveling, please.

Dumping in treasure discards. WIL WHEATON: All right! Everybody’s at level– sev– oh.

STEVE JACKSON: Yeah. SANDEEP PARIKH: Wah, wah. STEVE JACKSON: Finishing. SANDEEP PARIKH: Day 47. Level 2 is starting to eat at my soul. WIL WHEATON: Sandeep is a good Munchkin player.

He just kind of got hosed by the deck. There just wasn’t a lot for him to do. STEVE JACKSON: I hate it when it happens to me. It was OK when it happened to him. [MUSIC PLAYING] FELICIA DAY: I’m going to kick down the door.

WIL WHEATON: Bam! FELICIA DAY: Bam! Oh, it’s a Wight Brothers!

[GASPS] WIL WHEATON: Ooh, it’s a Wight Brothers. FELICIA DAY: Oh, they are nasty. But I think I out-level them. So I am Level 7.

And then I have– oh, 8 plus 14 is 22. I kill them my own self. WIL WHEATON: They are super bad news. SANDEEP PARIKH: I know. It’s too bad they spawned. FELICIA DAY: [GASPS] WIL WHEATON: Oh no!

Mate! SANDEEP PARIKH: I guess no one’s helping me, so I’m going to just screw you over. WIL WHEATON: Oh! [LAUGHTER] FELICIA DAY: I have a Magic Lamp. STEVE JACKSON: If you use that, you [INAUDIBLE]. FELICIA DAY: If I use this, I could get rid of the Mate.

STEVE JACKSON: Yes. FELICIA DAY: And I could level two levels with this and take four treasures. So I’m going to do that. STEVE JACKSON: Unless we mess with her, she’s going to go up to Level 9. WIL WHEATON: Yep.

STEVE JACKSON: And she will get eight treasures. FELICIA DAY: OK, guys. SANDEEP PARIKH: I think– STEVE JACKSON: No [INAUDIBLE]. WIL WHEATON: Hang on. Hang on. I got this.

Curse. Lose one big item. FELICIA DAY: Lose a big item? WIL WHEATON: Yeah.

Lose a big item. FELICIA DAY: I could use the Big Rock. WIL WHEATON: Use your Big Rock. FELICIA DAY: So I have to discard it. WIL WHEATON: OK. FELICIA DAY: But it says 7?

WIL WHEATON: Now tell me what your level is. FELICIA DAY: 7 plus 8 is 15, 16, 17, 18. WIL WHEATON: OK.

The Wight Brothers are now Level 19. FELICIA DAY: [SIGHS] You’re the worst ever. WIL WHEATON: I’m pretty sure that, when you say worst, you mean best. FELICIA DAY: No.

Absolutely not. WIL WHEATON: [LAUGHS] Are you sure? FELICIA DAY: I mean, my English is clear. OK, what’s your deal, Steve?

STEVE JACKSON: I can give you plus 2. FELICIA DAY: Oh. STEVE JACKSON: Which pushes you over. And I’ll do it for the first two treasures out of your eight.

FELICIA DAY: Absolutely, Steve. I mean, that is a– WIL WHEATON: What are you doing? SANDEEP PARIKH: Why would you do that? Why are you giving her the game? WIL WHEATON: Wow. STEVE JACKSON: I’m not.

I’m only giving her Level 9. SANDEEP PARIKH: I will slash your tires. WIL WHEATON: Oh! STEVE JACKSON: You will have to come to Austin to slash my tires. SANDEEP PARIKH: Yeah. I’ll fly out there.

[LAUGHTER] SANDEEP PARIKH: It’s worth my time. FELICIA DAY: So alright. That’s a good deal.

Absolutely. [INAUDIBLE]. STEVE JACKSON: I’m helping you.

FELICIA DAY: All right. STEVE JACKSON: Playing. FELICIA DAY: Whoa! OK, great. WIL WHEATON: Yuppie Water.

FELICIA DAY: All right. I was 18 before. Now I’m 20.

SANDEEP PARIKH: Against his 19. FELICIA DAY: Yeah. WIL WHEATON: Yeah. No, no, no, no, 19.

19. SANDEEP PARIKH: Yeah, that’s what I said. WIL WHEATON: You’re too young. You don’t know what I just referenced.

SANDEEP PARIKH: What’s the reference? WIL WHEATON: I’m referencing Paul Hardcastle’s seminal ’80s tune, “19.” SANDEEP PARIKH: Oh, God. I fell asleep while you were talking. [LAUGHTER] FELICIA DAY: Oh, that was a good one. You should get an extra card.

You should get a treasure for that. WIL WHEATON: Shut up! FELICIA DAY: You lose! We beat the Wight Brothers. STEVE JACKSON: I’ve got the decider.

I say you get a– Felicia is a deeply frightening player. She is paying attention all the time. WIL WHEATON: What is going on? FELICIA DAY: Well, that’s our eight treasures. I go up two levels.

I’m Level 9 now. Steve stays back there. But he gets two, the top two. STEVE JACKSON: I’m going to take these. FELICIA DAY: Oh.

STEVE JACKSON: Yes. FELICIA DAY: You are the worst. STEVE JACKSON: You didn’t make the noise. FELICIA DAY: You’re not the worst. STEVE JACKSON: yeah.

He’s the worst. I’m the second worst. FELICIA DAY: He’s the worst. You’re the second worst.

STEVE JACKSON: I’m going up two levels. FELICIA DAY: Oh, wow. STEVE JACKSON: When Felicia went to Level 9, because we worked together, I got the first two treasure cards. And I went up right behind her. So it’s not all stabbing.

You have to help people. And then you stab them. FELICIA DAY: We are so close, guys. I can smell the gold coins. SANDEEP PARIKH: Give me something. I’m going to kick this door down.

Bam! I got a Curse. Of course, I do. WIL WHEATON: [LAUGHS] SANDEEP PARIKH: This game would not be complete without cursing me one more time. Oh, hey!

I’m Sandeep. I’m really attractive and normal. And oh, I pulled a curse. And then another curse and another curse. That’s pretty much the game.

So I will be fighting with a 2. FELICIA DAY: Ooh. That’s kind of sad, dude.

I helped you out. You look awesome. Look at this bandana. The dude didn’t really get a chance. I mean, his card pulls were so bad, I felt kind of bad for him. That’s why I gave him a bandana.

STEVE JACKSON: Here we go again. FELICIA DAY: I gave you a bandana. [LAUGHTER] STEVE JACKSON: Here comes the boom. FELICIA DAY: Boom! STEVE JACKSON: A Lame Goblin. [ALL] Oh.

WIL WHEATON: Balls! FELICIA DAY: Guys, we can’t let this happen. SANDEEP PARIKH: I just picked up a pretty good spoiler. What has he got going on?

Let’s read his– FELICIA DAY: What level are you? WIL WHEATON: If he beats the Lame Goblin, he wins the game. STEVE JACKSON: I’m Level 9. SANDEEP PARIKH: Right. No, we have to stop him, clearly. STEVE JACKSON: I add to it a crummy 6, so I’m– FELICIA DAY: So you’re at Level 15.

STEVE JACKSON: What would happen if you helped me win? FELICIA DAY: Nothing will happen, because I would not win. STEVE JACKSON: Wrong.

Wrong. WIL WHEATON: No, you’ll actually go up a level. FELICIA DAY: So we would win together. WIL WHEATON: And you’d win together. You would have a shared victory. STEVE JACKSON: We would go to Level 10 at the same moment.

FELICIA DAY: Ooh. It feels a little dirty, but I might do it. Let’s see what you guys have. WIL WHEATON: Every nerd in the world just backed this up and recorded, “It feels a little dirty, but I want to see you do it.”

FELICIA DAY: Yeah. WIL WHEATON: Yeah. That chip is being put into Build-A-Bears all over the country.

FELICIA DAY: Build-A-Bears? Really? WIL WHEATON: Right now. Yeah.

SANDEEP PARIKH: Come on, folks, let’s just take them down. WIL WHEATON: Yep. FELICIA DAY: It’s going to be such a cliche if he wins. WIL WHEATON: First of all, that Lame Goblin is an Illusion. FELICIA DAY: Wow.

WIL WHEATON: It’s actually a Level 8 Amazon. STEVE JACKSON: OK. Well– WIL WHEATON: Your move, Sandeep. STEVE JACKSON: That made it a little harder. WIL WHEATON: Humongous by itself. STEVE JACKSON: [INAUDIBLE] Amazon.

FELICIA DAY: Ooh. WIL WHEATON: What’s up? All right. STEVE JACKSON: Fine.

I have a Doppleganger. Double my combat strength. SANDEEP PARIKH: Oh, fine. FELICIA DAY: Whoa!

WIL WHEATON: Oh! STEVE JACKSON: I’m showing 30 against the 18. SANDEEP PARIKH: I’ve got very little. FELICIA DAY: Put it in there. It might make the difference.

WIL WHEATON: You should do everything. STEVE JACKSON: Don’t hold anything back. So now I’m a level 26, because I just got potions. FELICIA DAY: So I can backstab for 2, correct?

WIL WHEATON: Yes. STEVE JACKSON: Which would get it down to 6. FELICIA DAY: And then I have a plus 5 to either side. STEVE JACKSON: Which would get it down to 1.

SANDEEP PARIKH: Come on! FELICIA DAY: [LAUGHS] So now– STEVE JACKSON: I’m 1 up. WIL WHEATON: He’s still beating it by one point. I think we’ve done everything we can do. STEVE JACKSON: You’re tapped. You’re tapped.

You’re tapped. FELICIA DAY: I’m tapped out. All I have is a Rat On A Stick. So that’s not doing anything. STEVE JACKSON: Move me. WIL WHEATON: Steve Jackson?

STEVE JACKSON: Move me, henchman. SANDEEP PARIKH: Oh! FELICIA DAY: Steve just pwned us. STEVE JACKSON: The worst that could have happened would have been sharing victory with Felicia. WIL WHEATON: Steve Jackson is the winner of Munchkin. Sandeep and Felicia, I will join you on the couch of defeat in just a moment.

STEVE JACKSON: And it was one level away from a shared victory. If she had popped up one more level– FELICIA DAY: [LAUGHS] Bam! STEVE JACKSON: I would have had to let her again. WIL WHEATON: Steve?

I will see you downstairs in front of the Wall of Victory. STEVE JACKSON: The Wall of Victory! [MUSIC PLAYING] SANDEEP PARIKH: Steve?

Well, clearly, he has to create games to win them, OK? That’s all I’m going to say. [MUSIC PLAYING] WIL WHEATON: Well, the important thing is we try.

FELICIA DAY: Yes. WIL WHEATON: The good thing about losing on TableTop is that, while the winner just gets a trophy, the losers get a glass full of bourbon. But the bad news about losing on TableTop is that it’s not actually bourbon.

It’s carbonated iced tea. FELICIA DAY: Well, it’s a web show. WIL WHEATON: Yeah. So we should– SANDEEP PARIKH: Mm, it tastes poisony. FELICIA DAY: Mm-hm. WIL WHEATON: Oh, God.

That’s what losing tastes like. FELICIA DAY: It does not taste good. WIL WHEATON: This is what losing tastes like. FELICIA DAY: I think I am sated. WIL WHEATON: OK. I’m going to go downstairs and talk to Steve and find out what winning tastes like.

I’m fairly confident it doesn’t taste like carbonated ice tea. SANDEEP PARIKH: Do I have to keep sitting on the floor? WIL WHEATON: Yes.

FELICIA DAY: [SIGHS] [WHISPERS] It’s OK. SANDEEP PARIKH: He’s the worst. FELICIA DAY: You can have mine. Ooh, don’t. Ooh. SANDEEP PARIKH: [BELCH] WIL WHEATON: We are standing here in front of the Wall of Victory. Steve Jackson, who, of course, went to Level 10, is here as the main resident of the Hall of Victory today on TableTop.

Steve, congratulations. By winning the game, you get the official TableTop Trophy of Awesome. As you can tell, we spared no expense on the trophy.

STEVE JACKSON: Can I touch it? WIL WHEATON: Of course, you can touch it. As a matter of fact, I’m going to put your name on it right now, so that everyone knows it’s yours. There. Go ahead and hold that trophy up.

Now, if you’d like to tell the folks at home anything, if you have any thank-yous, or if you’d like to threaten your enemies, now is the time to do it. STEVE JACKSON: I have no enemies left. WIL WHEATON: [LAUGHS] They’ve already been vanquished? STEVE JACKSON: Thank you, for a great game. WIL WHEATON: Well, thank you, for a great game.

STEVE JACKSON: It was so much fun to be here. And it was so much fun to tromp you all. WIL WHEATON: Oh. That’s fantastic.

Now I need the trophy back, because it’s a very low-budget show. We can’t afford trophies for everyone. STEVE JACKSON: Got it.

Got it. WIL WHEATON: But here is the tape with your name on it, so that, for the rest of the day, you and everyone you meet will know that your name is Steve. STEVE JACKSON: I’m speechless. WIL WHEATON: As you should be. Thanks for watching.

See you next time on TableTop. [MUSIC PLAYING]