Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game

A project in Gardner, KS by Herschel Hoffmeyer
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Choose your apex dinosaur, hunt prey, evolve your genetics, grow stronger, fight bosses, and dominate your friends.
Backers: 847
Average Pledge Per Backer: $61

Funded: $51,364 of $4,000
Dates: Mar 3rd -> Apr 2nd (30 days)
Project By: Herschel Hoffmeyer
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Latest News

New Add-Ons!

April 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
I have been receiving a large request to add on multiple games and guides and before I stated that you would need an additional account to keep everything from getting to confusing. Since there is a large request though I will now be allowing... (Read More)

Titan Reward Tier divided up into 5 packages @ $300 each (US only)

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
 Titan Reward Tier includes:x2 Original Pencil Line Drawings (18" x 24")x1 Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game Prototype (Mailed out late April)x1 Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game - Signed by me (Exclusive Backs)x1 Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game... (Read More)

It's the final countdown and Apex featured at Forbes and new pic on BGG

March 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Almost down to our 48 hour stretch and only 5K shy of our $40K final stretch goal.An article about Apex just went live at Forbes and David (author of article) will be promoting the post here shortly to help drive traffic to the Kickstarter. You can... (Read More)

Titan Reward - limited to only 1 backer!

March 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Behold the Titan Reward and there can only be one!When I first started out doing the art for the game I started traditionally with pencil and paper. It is my foundation and only recently have switched over to full digital. I did a total of 11 line... (Read More)

Hunting Grounds GripMat Art Finished

March 29th - via: kickstarter.com
The art is finished. I experimented all day long with this thing and started with terrain in the background and it just didn't work and looked wayyy to busy. Throwing down a light texture and hue makes the card placement spots stand out and will make... (Read More)

Stretch Goal added!

March 27th - via: kickstarter.com
8.5" x 11""Complete, in-depth coverage of the game, including every single card. The guide will be written by the designer and will reveal the strongest tactics used by the beta testers. The book will be divided up into each territory covering the... (Read More)

More Cards Revealed

March 27th - via: kickstarter.com
I have updated the page with more cards all with the new template. I will still be adding more cards throughout the day and will be showing off the new box design mock-up with the updated box art along with a presentation of many cards laid out for... (Read More)

New Card Template

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
As preparation begins for the prototype I knew I needed to clean the cards up a little. Simple is always better and I wanted to make everything easier to read. This is the new card template. It has been cleaned up and the abilities and Boss info... (Read More)

G.rex Backer Exclusive Final Boss and Dinosaur Guide

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Sneaking this update in there.Final Boss The standard edition will come with a final boss in exchange of the K/T Extinction event on harder difficulties.This final boss will be Titanoceratops, a newly discovered mammoth Triceratops. Since the... (Read More)

Dinosaur Guide Update, New territory Card Templates, and New Reward Tiers added

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
First off, the progress of this game (outside my control) has blown my mind. So many people backing this game and many are going out of their way to help the word spread. My appreciation goes beyond words and a 'Thank You' is not enough.With the... (Read More)

GripMat Nest Art is here!

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Title speaks for itself. I removed the draw and discard piles for a player's deck because I probably figured they wouldn't be used much so I used the extra area to widen the mat to give players a chance to enjoy the background. New dimension 14 x 6,... (Read More)

Boss Video Tutorial and update on Spino vs Rex

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
I applied some changes to the art but I'm still not fully happy with it so here soon I will go back through the whole process of coloring it. Something like this would take me 2 days or so to do right and I jammed it into one night. I planned on... (Read More)

Spino vs Rex Backer Art (artwork still in process)

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everybody, let me know what you all think of what I have so far and if you're happy with how the art is looking. I worked on it through the entire night in hopes to get it down today but don't know if I'm happy with the colors.  (Read More)

Abilities and Wounds Tutorial Video

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Next Video is Live. The one following this will explain Boss battles. It was apart of this video but I had to cut it in half so the upload process would be faster.For those who haven't got the word yet, I added what I have done so far with the... (Read More)

Basic Game Mechanics Tutorial Video now live!

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Just added the first tutorial video that only covers the basic game mechanics and game set up. I'm no Tom Vasel but I hope I shed some light for you guys that were demanding a video. Let me know if the video is helpful at all and if it is I will... (Read More)

Grip Mats!

March 13th - via: kickstarter.com
The place mats are going to disappear from the stretch goal but the grip mats are now a go! I really wanted to incorporate them not only because they're awesome and look like they work, but it's more about helping another Kickstarter out. It's up to... (Read More)

Linen Cards possibly not a great option

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
I want to hear from all of you before I make the final call but if you all really want to enjoy the art of this game I really don't think Linen is the best way to go. They may help with reducing the cards from sticking but I've yet to have this... (Read More)

Backer Edition Card Backs voting begins

March 11th - via: kickstarter.com
I posted a mock-up in the 'Backer Edition' of round one voting. Vote now and if 'Other' is the winner we will continue to explore other options but please post what you want to see in 'Other.' Review the mock-up but remember the battle would be more... (Read More)

Update #6, Sarcosuchus and Carnotaurus Profiles added and more

March 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We are now over 200% funded and still climbing! Advertising for this game hasn't started yet but will begin later this week to really give this game a strong last-half push to hit as many possible stretch goals as possible. With that in mind, we're... (Read More)

Update #5, Design Your Own Card, Reward Tier posted

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Just posted the reward tier 'Designer & Beta tester' for $150. There are only five of them and I had to take five away from the 'Beta-tester' reward tier leaving only 25 left there.This is very rewarding for whoever can afford it because you get... (Read More)

Update #4 Stretch Goals Finalized, Territory Dinosaur List Updated, Page Cleaned Up

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Stretch Goals FinalizedThe first four stretch goals are now final. The amounts have been changed after receiving some new quotes back from Mercury Press, Inc. The place mats are a go! If the stretch goal is met that is. There will be a Nest place mat... (Read More)

Update #3, International Shipping Update

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
International Shipping• The 'Pack Hunter' Reward now ships outside the US. • International packages are going to be shipped from the US via USPS. • We will not be shipping from within EU to EU backers (EU friendly shipping). The additional... (Read More)

Update #2, How to Play Guide and gameplay Video added

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Both the 'How to Play' guide and the gameplay video is now up and running! Give the video some time though as it is still processing and the quality may be poor until it finishes processing. Everyone who studies the Guide and Video should have a very... (Read More)

Additional Reward Packages added including Beta-tester (only 35)

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
By demand, I added a package (Elite Hunter) that only includes the game itself and the Dinosaur Guide. I also added the Beta-tester package that allows you to get a prototype/not yet finished version of the game that will be shipped out late April.... (Read More)

[Campaign Review] Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game

March 4th - via: geekerskeep.com
Apex is a deck building game that centers around Theropods (type of dinosaur). Unlike a lot of deck building games, Apex can be played in single player. (Read More)

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