C Sandifer
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I missed the original Kickstarter campaign for Apocrypha, and it's possible that some of you did as well. This is quick info for those who weren't aware of the campaign and might be interested in the upcoming August release.

Description:

The Apocrypha Adventure Card Game allows you to play it as a cooperative card game, or with a game master as a role playing game. The world is on the brink of an apocalypse, set in motion by monsters only your characters can see. Gameplay is story-based, and features deck construction and character growth. Over time, characters will unlock repressed memory fragments that will add new powers. Each mission has a unique setup and goal, which often involves hunting down a true threat hiding among the cards at the nexuses that characters investigate.

The game will be released in a base box that will contain one chapter expansion. The base game, called The World, comes with 584 cards, 20 six-sided dice, 1 rulebook, 1 storybook, 30 dividers, and 10 character stand-up tokens. The remaining eight chapters will appear in two expansions, The Flesh and The Devil, each with 400 cards, 10 dividers, 1 storybook, and 4 character stand-up tokens.



Original KS campaign:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loneshark/the-apocrypha...


Lone Shark link:

http://lonesharkgames.com/games/apocrypha/


Paizo link:

http://paizo.com/products/btpy9sct?Apocrypha-The-World-Base-...


Comparisons to the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1783329/comparisons-pathfin...
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Robert Ahearne
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I'm interested in playing Apocrypha, but I've got to say -- calling it a "sequel" to PACG seems a bit off-base. The design of Apocrypha began before PACG existed.

I'd call it a "sibling".

As the lead designer of both, Mike Selinker, says in the linked thread which compares the two: "Apocrypha is more different from PACG than the same as PACG. But you can definitely see their shared DNA. I think it would take me much longer to list the differences than the similarities."
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That's why I said "sort of".

Calling it a sibling is reasonable. There are key differences in the basic systems, though there are numerous similarities as well.

Here's the rulebook, if it helps: (warning - 54 MB file)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byjyih2D6m24VlQtb29QZXZDUX...
 
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