1 Year Anniversary!
This week is a special week and it marks the 1 year anniversary for when the project was funded. Woohoo!
I have been keeping everyone updated in the main comments... Read more
Shipping has begun
I finally got the games this morning after many delays, docks, bad weather, and driver errors. Shipping started immediately and I just literally got back from there or else I... Read more
So I've been teasing you with small bits of info with projects under the hood at Die-Hard Games. Games such as Inferno have made a little spotlight on various websites... Read more
Important Update for backers so please read
- Important Update for backers so please read -
Shipping Progress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -... Read more
The Apex Journey
Apex confirmed for retail
It’s is official, Peachstate Hobby Distributionwill be distributing Apex to retailers across the US. They have been heavily testing Apex and have suggested some... Read more
Manufacturing is finished.
So I will be releasing a larger update tomorrow discussing Apex and Die-Hard Games. As of last Friday though Manufacturing has been wrapped up. But right now I wanted to... Read more
Last update before Manufacturing is finished.
Apex is estimated to finish within next week (about next Friday). The boxes are finished, the cards are in punching now. Still have to wait on the games to be... Read more
Apex will be at BobCon 2014
First off, Apex is estimated to be finished with Manufacturing around November 10 but then it must get mailed to me which will take a few weeks. An Apex Expansion... Read more
Why we're all waiting for the games to get made, I figure I would share the pictures of the sample. This is exactly how the game will arrive to all... Read more
Demo now available
Download the 'Print and Play' Demo and Rulebook at ApexDeckBuilder.com
You get to play as Carnotaurus which is one of the most balanced Apex decks in the game and you're... Read more
Rick Royal plays Apex
It's been awhile since the last update. The game has been out of my hands since September 1st and manufacturing is under way. The copies of Apex are scheduled to... Read more
One of the backers have brought to my attention that I posted the wrong email address in the last update and forgot the "LLC." I apologize for this error. If... Read more
Last update before Manufacturing begins
Near the end of Development
One artist and 170+ original art pieces in less than five months time. Sound a bit crazy? That of course doesn't include the art that... Read more
Rulebook (full version) & Forums
Download the Rulebook (full version) here: http://www.filesnack.com/files/cd1p0xd4
(This is a near-final version so some content my be unfinished)
There are now forums up on www.apexdeckbuilder.com Beta testers can... Read more
Final Game Contents
8x7x4 Game Box
- The T.rex box art is a Kickstarter and Pre-Order exclusive
- Slide off top, middle divider, and cards are stored on sides to preserve the... Read more
Game is nearing completion
Story behind the card
New studies claim Tyrannosaurus Rex ripped the head off its armored victims.
Triceratops fossils from the U.S. shows that the apex predator killed its prey, then... Read more
Weekly Update: 6/2/2014
Reflection of this past week
Ok, so the dust has settled since the announcement of Beta 2.0 and changes taking place. The game is back to moving forward at a... Read more
Weekly Update: 5/26/2014
Beta 2.0 is finally here this week and thank you for your patience. There's a lot to go over from new rules, mechanics, cards, play mat, and... a new direction... Read more
New Apex Box Prototype Reveal
Beta 2.0 is going through further testing and I appreciate everyone's patience! Beta Testers have done a wonderful job so far and have helped take this game to new heights.... Read more
Beta 2.0 and Big Changes coming.
So we just got the final template ironed out and now I get to tickle you with a very important update coming with beta 2.0 this coming week...
I've been... Read more
Final... Card Design.
This is final, it's clean, sharp, and very functional. The Card Type, Domination Points, and Territory are on the right side, facing inwards because the cards will be stored on... Read more
Card Template = Final gripes, complaints, suggestions, and requests
Ok, just to show you all my appreciation I'm allowing one last final card template change based on the majority of feedback I get from this post. This will set... Read more
Mid-Week Update: 5/8/2014
Current Week: 1/9 (Beta 1.2)
Beta 1.2 is now live.Track card changes and updates in the new apex tracker and update your cards.The cards highlighted in pink... Read more
Beta 1.1 Cards Download Fixed
Ok, the download has been fixed b/c the other site hindered the quality of the files. This site (FileSnack.com) maintains quality while uploading and downloading.
Weekly Update: 5/6/2014
Huge Update, sorry for the delay. Still didn't get everything in here I wanted.
Art that was finished this week.
New Card Template - Final
Ok, most... Read more
Last 2 Prototypes on sale at eBay
Last 2 Prototypes on sale at eBay, get one before they're gone. This is it, the last two.
My eBay account: http://www.ebay.com/usr/herschoffm
This week is going to be a rather short update just because there's a lot of unfinished stuff and this week has been very busy with a lot of administration... Read more
15 Beta Copies going up for sale
15 Beta copies are going up on eBay for sale at 6PM US Central Time. You can see that time in your neck of the woods here.
I'm not an... Read more
Betas Shipped Friday!
Beta Copies shipped out!
Earlier this afternoon I shipped out the beta copies then made my trip back to Kansas. I arrived at MPI first thing this morning and promptly... Read more
Weekly Update: 4/21/2014
New Card Template
I have gone through and cleaned up the template a lot. This is not exactly the final template but is headed down that road. I’m still going... Read more
Weekly Update: 4/14/2014
So last week was a very busy week for me. MPI informed me that I had to have the files to them by April 11th in order for... Read more
Weekly Update: 4/7/2014
Welcome to the first Apex Weekly Update. This is how I will be updating you all for now every week. I will be setting up a forum for Ape... Read more
Designer Card: "Berserker" Carnotaurus
Prototypes are scheduled to be printed on the 23rd of this month and mailed out right after. Here's the first designer card finished.
"Berserker" Carnotaurus - Rare Card
Designer... Read more
Apex Rulebook - Part 3: Most Important Rules, The Player's Turn
In the game set-up rules, it goes over what player goes first and all player's drawing their first hand. Thanks to Scott Sexton for starting a skeleton for these rules... Read more
Apex Rulebook - Part 2: Elimination/Win/Lose Rules and Game Difficulties
Here's a section of the Rulebook that I'm posting because I need you guys to vote on a final EH+ (Elite Hunter or higher) backer exclusive EE card for the... Read more
Apex Rulebook - Part 1: Description, Card Count, and Apex Terminology
As we are waiting for two more designer cards to be finished and the rulebook to be finalized, I figured I would start releasing sections of it for review. Today... Read more
Designer Cards and getting caught up
I'm backed up on a lot of stuff and this thing called life. I have to run out to Kansas City today to both Arts Institutes, one to adjust my... Read more
First off, thank you all for backing my project!! Now it's time for me to get to work and I can't wait! The next couple weeks though will be focused... Read more
I have been receiving a large request to add on multiple games and guides and before I stated that you would need an additional account to keep everything from getting... Read more
Titan Reward Tier divided up into 5 packages @ $300 each (US only)
Titan Reward Tier includes:
x2 Original Pencil Line Drawings (18" x 24")
x1 Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game Prototype (Mailed out late April)
x1 Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game - Signed... Read more
It's the final countdown and Apex featured at Forbes and new pic on BGG
Almost down to our 48 hour stretch and only 5K shy of our $40K final stretch goal.
An article about Apex just went live at Forbes and David (author of... Read more
Titan Reward - limited to only 1 backer!
Behold the Titan Reward and there can only be one!
When I first started out doing the art for the game I started traditionally with pencil and paper. It is... Read more
Hunting Grounds GripMat Art Finished
The art is finished. I experimented all day long with this thing and started with terrain in the background and it just didn't work and looked wayyy to busy. Throwing... Read more
Stretch Goal added!
8.5" x 11"
"Complete, in-depth coverage of the game, including every single card. The guide will be written by the designer and will reveal the strongest tactics used by the... Read more
More Cards Revealed
I have updated the page with more cards all with the new template. I will still be adding more cards throughout the day and will be showing off the new... Read more
New Card Template
As preparation begins for the prototype I knew I needed to clean the cards up a little. Simple is always better and I wanted to make everything easier to read.... Read more
G.rex Backer Exclusive Final Boss and Dinosaur Guide
Sneaking this update in there.
The standard edition will come with a final boss in exchange of the K/T Extinction event on harder difficulties.This final boss will... Read more
Dinosaur Guide Update, New territory Card Templates, and New Reward Tiers added
First off, the progress of this game (outside my control) has blown my mind. So many people backing this game and many are going out of their way to help... Read more
GripMat Nest Art is here!
Title speaks for itself. I removed the draw and discard piles for a player's deck because I probably figured they wouldn't be used much so I used the extra area... Read more
Boss Video Tutorial and update on Spino vs Rex
I applied some changes to the art but I'm still not fully happy with it so here soon I will go back through the whole process of coloring it. Something... Read more
Spino vs Rex Backer Art (artwork still in process)
Hey everybody, let me know what you all think of what I have so far and if you're happy with how the art is looking. I worked on it through... Read more
Abilities and Wounds Tutorial Video
Next Video is Live. The one following this will explain Boss battles. It was apart of this video but I had to cut it in half so the upload process... Read more
Basic Game Mechanics Tutorial Video now live!
Just added the first tutorial video that only covers the basic game mechanics and game set up. I'm no Tom Vasel but I hope I shed some light for you... Read more
The place mats are going to disappear from the stretch goal but the grip mats are now a go! I really wanted to incorporate them not only because they're awesome... Read more
Linen Cards possibly not a great option
I want to hear from all of you before I make the final call but if you all really want to enjoy the art of this game I really don't... Read more
Backer Edition Card Backs voting begins
I posted a mock-up in the 'Backer Edition' of round one voting. Vote now and if 'Other' is the winner we will continue to explore other options but please post... Read more
Update #6, Sarcosuchus and Carnotaurus Profiles added and more
We are now over 200% funded and still climbing! Advertising for this game hasn't started yet but will begin later this week to really give this game a strong last-half... Read more
Update #5, Design Your Own Card, Reward Tier posted
Just posted the reward tier 'Designer & Beta tester' for $150. There are only five of them and I had to take five away from the 'Beta-tester' reward tier leaving... Read more
Update #4 Stretch Goals Finalized, Territory Dinosaur List Updated, Page Cleaned Up
Stretch Goals Finalized
The first four stretch goals are now final. The amounts have been changed after receiving some new quotes back from Mercury Press, Inc. The place mats are... Read more
Update #3, International Shipping Update
• The 'Pack Hunter' Reward now ships outside the US.
• International packages are going to be shipped from the US via USPS.
• We will not be... Read more
Update #2, How to Play Guide and gameplay Video added
Both the 'How to Play' guide and the gameplay video is now up and running! Give the video some time though as it is still processing and the quality may... Read more
Additional Reward Packages added including Beta-tester (only 35)
By demand, I added a package (Elite Hunter) that only includes the game itself and the Dinosaur Guide. I also added the Beta-tester package that allows you to get a... Read more