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A card game and roleplaying game in one box, from the designers of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk.
A card game and roleplaying game in one box, from the designers of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk.
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Update #5: Your Chance to Ask Us Anything, The Book of the Dreamers, Mr. Baker, and A Six-Figure Thank You

Posted by Lone Shark Games (Creator)
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Thanks to everyone for helping us reach $100,000! We've now unlocked the Book of the Fae. In part due to his fans hearing about it from a Penny Arcade Twitter post, Jerry Holkins is cranking out memories at lightning speed. He read me one that caused us to have a long discussion about what "someone who talks about Excalibur a lot" is called. I came down on the side of "Excalibrian," while Liz voted for "a big dork." It's fun to work in the Penny Arcade offices.

I'm writing this late at night because I wanted you to know about our "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit, which will take place at 12:30 PM Pacific on Wednesday. Just click that link any time after 12:30 and you can ask me, Liz, Gaby, Chad, Elisa, Tanis, and Paul anything you like. Obviously there will be a lot of Apocrypha questions we'll hope to answer, but also anything on Pathfinder, The Maze of Games, Smash Up, Puzzlecraft, Incredible Expeditions, the Cards Against Humanity holiday hunt, my dog Guybrush, or anything else we have is fair game. We like to be asked things, so please ask us things!

Also, we got a lot of positive feedback about the playtest rulebook. So we put a video about investigations on the main page. Go watch it.

The Book of the Dreamers

The Book of the Dreamers introduces the Novem Nebuchadnezzar, whose sorcerers are unlocking their subconsciousnesses and loosing them on the world. What you see as nightmares, they see as weapons. When you are asleep, they mess with your brain; when you are awake, your brain messes with your reality. But it is Nebuchadnezzar's dreams that are the most concerning. When he dreams of gold, the price of gold goes up. When he dreams of massive trees, forests tend to come down. So don't sleep, and you've got a chance.

Our memory writer for this story is Keith Baker. The behatted one is a master of the weird horror genre, haven written the Eberron setting for D&D and the card game Gloom, which is about murdering your depressed family for your own amusement. (Trust me, it's entertainment.) Keith's latest project is Phoenix: Dawn Command, a fantastic RPG set in a classical world. In Pnoenix, you die a lot. But it's cool. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

In Apocrypha, of course, what doesn't kill you makes you stranger.

That's it for tonight, so please check out that Reddit AMA on Wednesday and say nice things.

Thanks for supporting Apocrypha!

Mike

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    1. Lone Shark Games 6-time creator
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      w00t! Thanks to Penny Arcade for writing this awesome thing: http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2015/04/22/vorvax-the-forgotten
      And Keith Baker for this awesome thing: http://keith-baker.com/apocrypha-phoenix-and-dreams/
      And all our backers for unlocking The Book of the Animus!

      Now go here for our Reddit AMA!
      http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/33ibd4/we_are_lone_shark_games_boardgame_designers_mike/

    2. Salvador Bernadó Sala
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      I think we can say that this campaign has been really succesful if we reach a funding of $666,666. 8-)