Got a Sick Munchkin so that makes this Pukachu Week

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Got a Sick Munchkin this week? Here's Pukachu, from Munchkin by Steve Jackson Games.

Pukachu, from Munchkin, by Steve Jackson Games. Find it at Target

I love these unexpected ways that my almost-teens and toddler cross paths- they all love the Munchkin cards, in their different, completely conflicting ways.

Have you ever had that kind of flu where you feel really achy and miserable? That's what my two-year-old has this week. 'Drooling Slime' might be more accurate, but I think Pukachu says 'Sick Munchkin' better (Tweet this!)

Drooling Slime, from Munchkin, by Steve Jackson Games.

Drooling Slime, from Munchkin, by Steve Jackson Games.

He's been so close to the edge, poor little guy, I'm starting to wonder if there's some kind of flu strain called Depression Flu (my version), or for his age, Tantrum Flu.

This morning he was furious that I threw his snotty tissue away.

Super fun. And now he's asleep 🙂

So looking through the Munchkin cards was much more fun. Munchkin is by Steve Jackson, who I first heard of as the author of Fighting Fantasy interactive game books (anyone else played those?).

Officially, it's a nice Dungeons and Dragons-inspired comedy game with funny cards and lots of cool expansion sets (we've got the space-themed Star Munchkin too). The rules are a little bit complicated, but much easier than Magic the Gathering. And the cards are fun to look at too.

Find out more at Board Game Geek.

When my older kids are sick, we can still play a table top game. When my little one is sick, there are stories, TV, and pictures.

Either way, there's no sci-fi diet plan this week, just an update about why not. I've got plans for the next few weeks though, so...

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Enormous Baloth Diet: I Can’t Believe How Much Weight I Lost!

Fathom Mage

Fathom Mage:
Still got a few details
of that look to work on 😉

So am I still an Enormous Baloth, or have I managed to become a Fathom Mage?

You won't believe how much weight I lost on my Magic: The Gathering themed Enormous Baloth Diet this week!

Starting weight: 223.6lbs
Ending weight: 218.6lbs

It worked! Ok, so I may not be a Fathom Mage yet, but I found this diet easy and pleasant to follow, and still lost five pounds in a week! Why? Why?? My best guess is: no bread...?

To sum up the Enormous Baloth Diet:

It's lots of vegetables, fruit, unprocessed whole grains, and pork.

Read the card:

Its diet consists of fruits, plants, small woodland animals, large woodland animals, woodlands, fruit groves, fruit farmers, and small cities.

Enormous Baloth: Is this the Best Magic the Gathering card for Dieters?

 
So here's my food diary, but first, about that bacon:

I know bacon isn't usually a healthy food, but I was very lucky to find the healthier 'no added nitrates/nitrites' bacon in a pretty good sale at the supermarket this week - it must be a sign! Still salty, but it's an improvement 🙂

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What’s your favourite Magic Card?

I don't play Magic the Gathering very often, but these are my favourite Magic cards (based purely on the pictures!)

Enormous Baloth

Enormous Baloth: What I might feel like
Artist: Mark Tedin

Fathom Mage

Fathom Mage: What I'd like to be
Artist: Ryan Pancoast

lonely sandbar

Lonely Sandbar: Where I'd like to be!
Artist: Heather Hudson

Illusionary wall

Illusionary Wall: Reminds me of the Borg
Artist: Mark Poole


 
Enormous Baloth wasn't such a favourite at first, but the Enormous Baloth Diet worked so well I have to like it now!

 
Almost forgot, my favourite Magic card of all...

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Black Lotus: the $100,000 Magic card



Would you pay $100,000 for a playing card? One lucky Magic the Gathering card collector is hoping someone will.

Described as 'The Holy Grail & Highest graded Magic card in the World,' this card is the Black Lotus, by Christopher Rush, one of the first MTG cards ever drawn.

It requires no land to play, and adds to the player's land.

I love the pictures on Magic cards. But $100,000..?

So I did a search for the most expensive MTG cards on eBay.
Imagine finding one of these in the pages of a secondhand book 🙂

If I were a billionaire, I'd love to buy up fantastic collectible items and hide them in places like that.

Then I'd set up some Google Alerts and wait for the exciting discoveries to appear...

What would you hide? And where would you hide it?

Comment here 🙂
 
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