Board Game Geek Avg Player Rating: 8.13
Players: 1 to 6
Content Notes: Kickstarter Edition Bundle from the Maximum Apocalypse: Gothic Horrors Kickstarter Campaign by Rock Manor Games. Includes Maximum Apocalypse core game, Gothic Horrors Expansion, Kaiju Rising Expansion, Jurassic Perils Expansion, and all unlocked stretch goals. Please note: unless otherwise stated paid add ons from the Kickstarter Campaign are not included.
Maximum Apocalypse is a cooperative roguelike adventure game for 1-6 players. In Maximum Apocalypse, civilization has already fallen. The players are survivors of the apocalypse whose mission is to survive the hostile landscape.
The game map is randomly generated and different every time that you play. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to explore the map, play cards, equip weapons, scavenge for resources, draw cards or battle off monsters.
Picking a unique survivor class within the group, players must plan their strategy and work together while leaning on their survivor’s strengths in order to defeat monsters and avoid starvation. For example, the Fireman is deadly up close with his ax and can easily chop down monsters; meanwhile the stealthy Hunter is great at scouting the map and avoiding traps — but roaming monsters are gathering quickly and time is running out. If you are overwhelmed by monsters or die of starvation, the players lose. If they can find enough gas and get it back to their van to escape, they all win and live to play another scenario.
Maximum Apocalypse is a cooperative roguelike game filled with adventure, exploration and strategic choices. It was built from the ground up to be very modular and infinitely replayable. The core game features 4 different apocalypses and 6 different character classes.
The first expansion, Kaiju Rising, adds two new survivor characters, the Army Ranger and Scientist. Each character comes with their own unique survivor deck of abilities and equipment cards. Finally, this expansion adds a new apocalypse deck of 30 cards with new missions and challenges as you face the largest monsters seen thus far...the Kaiju! Oh and there are giant robots too of course.
Gothic Horrors is the first deluxe expansion and adds two new apocalyptic scenarios, the Cthulhu Mythos and Classic Monsters. Face off against life draining vampires, ghouls and werewolves in a classic monster set or try and stop a bunch of cultists from summoning Cthulhu or other unspeakable Lovecraftian horrors. Each apocalypse brings with it new gameplay mechanics such as the Insanity deck or the new night/day cycle. This expansion also adds two new survivor classes, the Priest and Ronin. The Priest is a persistent believer in humanity who offers protection from unspeakable evils. The Ronin is a new close range combatant with dual purpose cards that change based on her combat stance.
Don't miss out on the Kickstarter Exclusive Expansion, Jurassic Perils, featuring dinosaurs and the adventurer character. THIS EXPANSION IS KS EXCLUSIVE!
- Cthulhu Mythos Monster Deck, Bosses and Missions (30 cards)
- Vampire Monster Deck, Bosses and Missions (30 cards)
Yokai Monster Deck, Bosses and Missions (30 Cards)
The Rapture Monster Deck, Horsemen and Missions (30 Cards)
- The Clownpocalypse Mini Apocalypse
- Day / Night Deck (20 cards)
- Insanity Deck (15 cards)
- Ronin Character Card and Deck (31 cards)
- Priest Character Card and Deck (31 cards)
5 Kickstarter Edition Promo Cards with Standees (Alt Mechanic, Alt Firefighter, Alt Dog & Vet, Alt Surgeon)
- Allies Solo Expansion (~10 cards)
- 12 Card Dividers (including dividers for the Kaiju & Jurassic expansions)
- 4 Standees (Priest, Ronin, Alt Hunter & Alt Gunslinger)
- 4 Mission Mash-Up Cards
- 8 New Map Tiles
- 40 Monster Spawn Tokens
- Expanded/Updated Rulebook
- Longer Storage Box
- Token Bag
- 3 Wooden Star Tokens
- New Empty Handed Cards & No Scavenge Tokens
- New Scavenge Cards and Relics
- Jurassic Monster Deck, Bosses and Missions (30 cards)
- Adventurer Character Card and Deck (31 cards)
- Adventurer Standee and Dino Egg Tokens
- Kaiju Monster Deck, Bosses, Robot Cards and Missions (30 cards)
- Army Ranger Character Card and Deck (31 cards)
- Scientist Character Card and Deck (21 cards)
- 2 Standees and 2 Robot Tokens
Core Set: Kickstarter Edition:
- 3 Kickstarter Exclusive Promo Cards
- 6 Characters: Fireman, Hunter, Surgeon, Veteran and his Dog, Mechanic and Gunslinger
- 4 Apocalypses: Zombies, Nuclear, Alien Invasion, Robots
- 38 Map Tiles
- Card dividers, dice, ammo tokens, monster tokens and everything you need to get started enjoying Maximum Apocalypse.
*Kickstarter Exclusive items WILL NOT enter regular distribution and will only be available through this Kickstarter or directly from Rock Manor Games.
We unlocked a ton of stretch goals through the course of this campaign:
Check out publisher updates to get more detailed info on each stretch goal:
If you are unfamiliar with the original game, you can download and comment on the rulebook or watch the setup/playthrough videos below:
You can also play the original game on Tabletopia or download premium Print and Plays on Itch.io.
As part of this Kickstarter we've expanded and revised the rulebook. We're also introducing some new difficulty variants. Download the Gothic Horrors rulebook right here!
Gothic Horrors adds new apocalypses and characters, but also introduces a lot of new game mechanics. Here is a quick rundown of what's new in the Gothic Horrors expansion:
Vampires & Classic Horror Monsters
The Vampire set introduces a new Drain Life mechanic. Every time a vamp bites, it will leach off your health and restore its own.
With this deck each round takes place during the day or night. During the day, monster tokens can move and shift on the board. After everyone has had a turn, you will flip over the card to reveal a night effect. Bad things can happen at night. Maybe a dense fog rolls in preventing the move action or perhaps you'll be struck by an icy chill...this deck is sure to add difficulty to any scenario.
Cthulhu Mythos & Insanity Deck
This apocalypse introduces cultists trying to resurrect Lovecraftian horrors. These monsters are so terrifying that they test your sanity. Every time they appear, you'll draw from the insanity deck. These cards will cause hallucinations, take up inventory space, and give you unique phobias that you'll have to overcome.
New Monster Spawn Tokens
We are including a bunch of monster spawn tokens that allow you to customize your dice rolls from the original game. This can lead to a much greater challenge on any scenario!
New Survivor: Priest
The Priest is a new support class that focuses on manipulating monster tokens. He is also very adept at staving off hunger and dealing with insanity and other status effects.
New Survivor: Ronin
The New Ronin class is a very versatile killing machine. Most of her cards have Offensive and Defensive actions and abilities so you can change your available actions by switching your stance.
--From the publisher
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