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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 #15: Our #FragmentFriday Faves, A Critical Question from One of Our Backers, and Doctor Zeez's Prescriptions

Posted by Lone Shark Games (Creator)

It's Mother's Day! And because we don't want to make Mother Gaia angry, we don't have any news about stretch goals or add-ons for Apocrypha backers today. What we have is a whole lot of nightmares, just like Mom used to make.

To recap, we dubbed Friday #FragmentFriday and created a PDF form of a fragment that people could fill-out and screencap for posting on Twitter. And hooboy did a lot of you do that. The Lone Shark team followed along as you disgorged your deepest memories. We contributed too; click these links if you'd like to see the fragments from Gaby, Paul, Liz, Matt, Keith B., Keith R., Elisa, ChadTara, Marie, and me.

But let's talk about you. Choosing from over a hundred submissions, the design team picked some of their favorites which we captured here. Here is Rian's favorite from Myles Griffin, and Gaby's favorite from Scott Hall.

Here is Liz's favorite from Gray Tanner, and Matt's favorite from Johnathan H. Liu.

Elisa picked a beautifully rhymed haiku pair from Nate Jones, while Paul picked one from Richard Malena.

Chad could not decide between two Mother's Day tributes: another one from Richard Malena and one from Paul & Storm's Storm DiCostanzo.

And me? Well, I too was conflicted. Here are my two runners-up from Katy Walker and Michael Andersen.

But I'm the leader of the design team, and heavy is the head that wears the crown. So it falls to me to make a decision as to which fragment was the team's favorite. Everybody loved this one for its efficiency and its amazing grasp of the core concept of Apocrypha. It's another haiku, this one from Sean Geraghty.


Thanks to everyone who participated in #FragmentFriday. I'm sure we'll do it again, because it was so much fun.

The most critical question we've been asked

A backer asks: "Will there be any weresquirrels in this game?"

Answer: GET OUT OF OUR HEADS. And look at nexus #6 on the mission Starstruck.

Doctor Zeez's Journal, Entry #9

Doctor Zeez is spending Mother's Day dissecting a gift for his maternal unit and planning his final strategy for dealing with the polypagus.

If you find the body part Doctor Zeez is looking for, send it in an email to (whatever your answer is) (without spaces). You will be rewarded by auto-reply with the Badge of the Physicians if you do, and you can turn it into your icon on Twitter, Facebook, Kickstarter, or anywhere else. Please do!

And then tune in Tuesday for the last part of Doctor Zeez's polypagus odyssey.

Thanks for supporting the Apocrypha Adventure Card Game! And a happy day to all our backers' moms, and all our backers who are moms!

Mike and the Sharks

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    1. Joshua Shafer on

      OMG. I got it. Being a nurse, I feel really silly now.

    2. Joshua Shafer on

      I think I fried my brain doing these all in one sitting last night. I cant even figure out where to start with this one :\

    3. Atheral on

      Clever puzzle...It took me 20 mins to figure it out...and another 5 hours to figure out that I was typing the word in the email wrong...

    4. Sean Geraghty on

      Wow! I won a "major award", a freaking "no prize"! I'd like to thank Stick Person Poetry for making it all happen.
      Thanks Mike and all of the Lone Sharks!

    5. Lone Shark Games 6-time creator

      And there is one more such badge coming.

    6. Forrest Woodward on

      Of course there is a prize for finding the answers to all of the puzzles: You get all of the badges to display.

    7. Titus on

      Solved the puzzle, but not exactly sure how...

    8. stevelabny

      Yay! Kickstarter red tape! That's ok. I like puzzles anyway. :D

    9. Lone Shark Games 6-time creator

      stevelabny: No contests are allowed on Kickstarter. Therefore, no one wins the puzzle series.
      magicpink: No contests are allowed on Kickstarter. Therefore, no one wins Fragment Friday. But we sure did like all of the entries we saw!

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      THAT entry is the one that won? Seriously?

    11. stevelabny

      Is there gonna be a prize for solving all the puzzles? :D

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      Jake Kuska on

      Nice puzzle. Very cute.