Beware the Yokai!
Day 1 Recap
Wow what an amazing first day! In the first 24 hours, Gothic Horrors raised something like $67,000 to put that in comparison, the first Maximum Apocalypse raised only $7600 in the first 24 hours (it did launch against Gloomhaven’s 2nd Printing but who are we kidding it would have never beaten that).
As many of you returning backers know, I like to use updates to go over aspects of the game in greater detail. Since we just unlocked the Yokai Apocalypse, I thought I would give you a peak at what this apocalypse has in store for you.
Beware the Yokai
This monster set was designed with a few ideas in mind. The biggest idea was to make many of the monsters warriors that could stand up and retaliate against the stronger survivors in the game (Ronin, Fireman, and Gunslinger). Giving them a counter ability sets up some interesting combat decisions where you won’t bother attacking an Oni because you know it will hit you back if you cannot kill it. They’re even more dangerous for the Ronin (who also has counter attack type actions) where she can inadvertently set off a chain of hits back and forth until something dies.
The trickiness of this counter mechanic is mixed with some high damage threats, poison, Life Drain and the biggest trickster of them all - the Kitsune.
Of course no Apocalypse is complete without some threatening bosses…