The Apocrypha Adventure Card Game is the next evolution of the gameplay from two games we helped create: the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and Betrayal at House on the Hill. It can be run as a fully cooperative adventure card game solo or in a group, or a guide can take over and expand it into a full-blown roleplaying game. It’s designed by the team at Lone Shark Games, with card text by authors like Jerry Holkins, Kij Johnson, Kris Straub, and Patrick Rothfuss. Set on the precipice of a modern day apocalypse, Apocrypha is an hour-long game that immerses 1 to 6 players in a conflict with the most dangerous entities in the universe. Players play “saints,” characters who can see the hidden monsters lurking in every alley and school lunch room. These characters grow through sessions of gameplay, unlocking repressed memory fragments that expand their powers and capabilities. Apocrypha is the game that will change the way you look at the world, and the way the world looks back at you.
The game comes in three boxes: The World base set and two expansions, The Flesh and The Devil. All three games will be fully compatible, yet show off different styles of gameplay. Join us for an epic storytelling journey.
The free Apocrypha ℵ1 Companion App lets you build choirs, equip saints with gifts and fragments, search a card gallery, and gain daily mutations to all your missions.
You can purchase these Apocrypha products from our web store on the Penny Arcade site.
Box One: The World contains all the cards and components you need to play the Candlepoint and Skinwalkers chapters.
The Apocrypha Playmat from UltraPRO holds enough cards for a mission for 1-2 saints. You’ll need a second playmat for larger groups.
The Box of Hope deck box from UltraPRO can hold enough cards for a saint or a guide’s mission.
The Box of Doom deck box from UltraPRO can hold enough cards for a saint or a guide’s mission.
The Apocrypha Soulbinder from UltraPRO has twenty 9-card pages that can each hold a saint or a nexus in guided mode.
The Revelation Dice from Q Workshop contain 20 choir dice in Body, Mind, Rage, Soul, and bonus colors.
Universal Product is a multiuser promo card that may change over time.
This Mr. Whiffle promo card benefits Patrick Rothfuss’s charity Worldbuilders.
This is the rulebook from The World base set.
This PDF contains the full deck list of all cards in the Enter Here deck. Warning: Contains spoilers.
This is a list of all the cards and other components in The World, plus all released promo cards.
This PDF contains 27 versions of the promo card Contract Poison. Each can be used if you have a signature from one of the creatives on your copy of the card. It uses the cost “Contract,” which means that you may slot it and use its “while contracted” power, but must sacrifice it from your halo at the end of the mission.
An introductory guided mode mission set in Halloween season.
A guided mode mission set in cyclone country
Part 1 of the Enter Here video focuses on setup. DO NOT SHUFFLE.
Part 2 focuses on gameplay.
Part 3 focuses on ending the mission.
Bebo from GameWire plays the the Apocrypha Adventure Card Game.
A three-hour (!) teach-and-play video from To Die For Games’ Mandi Hutchinson and Michael Corneau.