The Rapture is here!
The Rapture is Unlocked!
Before I go into this apocalypse, I’ve seen some comments and know there is some sensitivity about this particular theme. I want to start off by saying that I am a protestant who served as part of the Youth Ministry team at my church for 10 years. There will be no references to christ, the antichrist, Satan, God etc. in this set; there is zero theology here. As with all of the sets, this one was designed with particular game mechanics in mind and this theme made the most sense to me. My goal is never to offend people, but I feel that this theme is inspired by Dante’s Inferno and some of the religious themes in the show Supernatural more than the Bible itself.
This apocalypse is designed around the idea of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. That’s right, this set has 4 big bad bosses and if they are ever all in play at the same time, you lose. Every time a horsemen appears, the stakes are raised and it will be very important to band together and defeat them before it’s too late. Famine will players’ hunger levels, War comes in with massive damage, Pestilence poisons, and Death is just the worst. Obviously there are some demons roaming around and a few guardian angels that will act as your shields, but the Horsemen are coming!
New Stretch Goals Revealed
- Bigger Box: We hope this will be music to most backers ears, but this stretch goal will allow us to increase the size of the expansions box to the same dimensions as the original game. The box will be a bit deeper so dividers can stand up perfectly. Nearly all the cards should fit in this box which would leave the original box empty for tokens, card spillover (for you sleever) and the map tiles. The games will also be easier to stack together.
- Solo Mode- Allies Expansion: There are some serious solo gamers out there so this mode is something we've been working on for awhile. It's a "truer" solo mode where you pick one character. Additional characters are added to the monster deck - when you encounter other survivors, they will typically join you if you spare some food or meet some other criteria. Then these cards are added to your play area and give you additional storage slots and places to spread out damage. If your main character dies, you can switch out survivor decks and character cards. This mode makes monster tokens a fun and risky gamble since you may encounter a friend or foe. Hopefully that short description gives players a sense of what this mode has in store for you.
- 4 New Mashup Missions: How can we not design a mission around combining the Zombie deck from the original with the new Vampire deck? This stretch goal will add 4 new missions to the game that will feature at least 2 sets of monsters.
Few and Cursed #4
Finally, I’d like to give a shout out to the 4th Few and Cursed comic book currently on Kickstarter. If you weren’t aware, the Gunslinger Promo card in Maximum Apocalypse is the main protagonist from the comic. We are actively working on a Few & Cursed board game that is a very fast paced simultaneous movement, adventure game where you go after bounties as a curse chaser. We were just playtesting it at Unpub last week in Baltimore: