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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.
2,477 backers pledged $333,661 to help bring this project to life.

Update #16: The Forty-Eight Hour Checklist, a Gamemastering Guide, and the Final Gameplay Video

Posted by Lone Shark Games (Creator)
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At the 48-hour mark, Kickstarter alerts people in various ways that the campaign is coming to a close. So people who've either not seen the campaign or haven't looked at it for a month are checking it out. If that's you, read on! 

A lot has changed since we started. Since we launched:

We hope you'll give our pre-apocalyptic, persistent, cooperative, repressed memory-unlocking, half-card game/half-RPG a chance. If you backed at the $66 level and were unsure what might come in the $99 edition, the answer is: everything we said we wanted to do and more. Take a look around and let us know what you think.

Stretch goals: RPG gamemaster guide and missions

For our next stretch goals, we're expanding our RPG content. In the playtest rules is a gamemastered mission called "Tabula Rasa." If we hit our new stretch goals, we're going to give you an Apocrypha Gamemastering Guide with storytelling tips, rules on creating fragments and other cards, and mission "frameworks" that will let you play any mission in RPG or adventure card game mode.

We're going to break this one up over a couple of stretch goals.

  • We'll make a Gamemastering Guide PDF at $260,000.
  • We'll include a printed Gamemastering Guide with your rulebook at $275,000.

And those might not be our final stretch goals. Let's see what happens tomorrow.

Our last gameplay video: GMing in Apocrypha

Speaking of RPGs, you should see what it's like to play the game in RPG mode. As you know, we've put up eight gameplay videos on the main page. Of course, we're kind of obsessed with the number 9, so we saved the biggest for #9. A lot of people have asked us to demonstrate a full game of Apocrypha in gamemastered mode. Here it is.

Here's some more art shown in this video. This set's by Oscar Cafaro.

Mr. Bear, Extra Razor Blades, Halligan Tool, Phylactery, and Sapphire Cross. Art by Oscar Cafaro. Images not final.
Mr. Bear, Extra Razor Blades, Halligan Tool, Phylactery, and Sapphire Cross. Art by Oscar Cafaro. Images not final.

Yes, that second illustration is called Extra Razor Blades. I love this game.

So that's our 48-hour update. Thanks for supporting the Apocrypha Adventure Card Game!

Mike and the Sharks

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    1. Han on

      Was looking forward for an RPG gameplay video and I think this will be my favorite playing mode.
      GMing seems easy and fun using cards to prep instead of having to create encounters from rulebooks :)

    2. Lone Shark Games 6-time creator
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      @ Nathaniel Bredfeldt: I wouldn't worry. We are a small enough company that if we spend money on a piece of artwork, we like, it would have to be on fire to not get used.

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      Nathaniel Bredfeldt on

      The last gameplay video features Liz and Gaby! How did we get so lucky?

      I like the cross artwork. I know the images aren't final, but hope they are all used, they're beautiful, very evocative.