2018 is off to an exciting start

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Tomorrow, I leave for PAX South which will mark the first time Maximum Apocalypse is available for sale at a large convention. I brought a few boxes to MagFest last weekend, but the setup and attendance there is nothing like PAX South. I’m nervous about it and hope it goes well (so I don’t need to spend a bunch of cash shipping games back mostly), but I’m also excited to finally get this game I’ve been working on for over 2 years into players’ hands. In addition to the two conventions this month, we are also in the process of fulfilling the MA Kickstarter Campaign, launched the New Canton Pledge Manager and Preorder and have games arriving at a distributor to hopefully be released in retail stores!

Set a Watch

We focused on featuring Set a Watch at MagFest this past weekend.  People are really enjoying the game and we’ve made a ton of progress on art production.  It was great getting feedback on the new character abilities and I was blown away by how many people from last year stopped by to say hi.  I’ve already printed a new prototype for PAX South with a bunch of updated stuff for this coming weekend.


MAGFest was also exciting because we were receiving final illustrations and new art concepts via email as the show was going on.  Above you can see concept sketches for the Desert Ruins location.

Illustration of the Dwarf adventurer


As you can see, everything is really starting to come together for this game and I hope to send out a PNP to our newsletter subscribers near the end of the month.  This Kickstarter will definitely be coming in 2018 so keep your eyes peeled.

Maximum Apocalypse: Gothic Horrors

The next Maximum Apocalypse expansion is very far along. It has a bunch of new modular mechanics that you can add to any mode of the game like a Day/Night Cycle.  It also will add some new monster mechanics such as insanity status effects. It has come together a lot faster than I anticipated so while I’m not sure exactly when we will launch it (a lot of that will actually depend on the release reception and retail sales), but I’m confident that there will be a Kickstarter for this grotesque and horrific expansion some time in 2018 as well.

That’s it for this blog post, but I plan on blogging here a lot more in 2018.  Time to get back to it!

3 Responses

  1. Terence Lee

    Thanks for making it out to PAX South. Meeting game designers in person and being able to play their games and buy signed copies is one of my favorite things about the convention.

    • mike

      Thanks so much for stopping by and buying a copy and helping make PAX South 2018 one of our most successful conventions ever!

  2. Svetlovska

    Backed the Maximum Apocalypse Kickstarter, very pleased with the game, and very, very excited to hear about the Gothic Horrors expansion, which I will definitely be backing – when the stars are right! 🙂

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