Planet Apocalypse 2 Design Corner: New Lords

Planet Apocalypse 2 Design Corner: New Lords

We’ve added seven new Lords for this campaign, so let’s discuss them!

Belphegor as the demon of laziness and idle hands has the power of Sloth. When you fight him, he hands out Sloth tokens over time. These have several effects. The scariest is that when a hero with a Sloth tokens wants to retreat from Hell Time, he must roll 1d4 – if the roll is equal to or less than his Sloth, he can’t retreat. So this is a real risk. If you have 4 Sloth tokens, you can never retreat!

Fortunately, Belphegor only has six Sloth tokens so by the time they’ve all been handed out, with luck no one will have accumulated 4. Unfortunately, once Belphegor runs out of Sloth tokens, when it’s time for him to give another, he instead gains 1d4 health! This lets him regenerate over time so if you delay battling Belphegor too long, it makes him harder and harder to take down. ThIs Lord is much easier to deal with if you front-load your attacks, but of course that is not always easy either.

Each week leading up to our Kickstarter campaign this Fall, we will release a Design Corner from Sandy focusing on the new Planet Apocalypse 2 characters as well as sneak peek with art from these new projects.

Calendar – 8/3/2020

Calendar – 8/3/2020

OCT 16 – 19  •  The Kraken  •  Schloss Neuhausen, DE


KICKSTARTER
* = CODE NAME
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     •  Hyperspace
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     •  CW: Final Onslaught
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     •  Eternal Adversary
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    •  The Gods War Reprint
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    •  *Hastur Rising!
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•  *Dinosaur 1944
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   •  Planet Apocalypse 2
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  •  *Frankenstein
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  •  *Albino
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 • *Heap
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 • *Pickaxe
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  • *American Gothic
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  • *Nebulon

BOARD GAMES
* = CODE NAME
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     •  2 Minute Dino Deal

AVAILABLE NOW!
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   •  *Lavenza
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   •  *Bishop
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   •  *Hammer
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  •  *Asutra

RPG PRODUCTS
* = CDE NAME
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   •  Anatomical Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors
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   •  Yig Snake Grandaddy
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  •  *Willow
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  •  *Parasite
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•  SPCM Pathfinder 2E
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   •  *Bruno
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    •  *Dark Worlds
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  •  *Xanthippe
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•  *Quark
GenCon Sale: Ghoul Island Acts 1-4

GenCon Sale: Ghoul Island Acts 1-4

In honor of GenCon Onlinefor this week only we are offering Ghoul Island Act 4 FREE when you purchase Acts 1-3! 

Ghoul Island introduces the Chthulhu Mythos to your heroic fantasy campaign as only the mind that created the horror RPG genre can!

Ghoul Island is a full campaign, taking your adventurers from level 1 to level 14. Published in four volumes, each act is printed in full color on high quality paper with an elegant spot UV hardcover. It can easily be introduced into any 5e fantasy campaign and setting. More details.

Calendar – 8/3/2020

Calendar – 7/27/20204

OCT 16 – 19  •  The Kraken  •  Schloss Neuhausen, DE


JULY 30 – AUGUST 2  •  Gen Con  •  ONLINE

KICKSTARTER
* = CODE NAME
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
     •  Hyperspace
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
     •  CW: Final Onslaught
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
     •  Eternal Adversary
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    •  The Gods War Reprint
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    •  *Hastur Rising!
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
•  *Dinosaur 1944
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
   •  Planet Apocalypse 2
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
  •  *Frankenstein
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
  •  *Albino
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
 • *Heap
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
 • *Pickaxe
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
  • *American Gothic
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
  • *Nebulon

BOARD GAMES
* = CODE NAME
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
     •  2 Minute Dino Deal

AVAILABLE NOW!
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
   •  *Lavenza
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
   •  *Bishop
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
   •  *Hammer
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
  •  *Asutra

RPG PRODUCTS
* = CDE NAME
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
   •  Anatomical Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
   •  Yig Snake Grandaddy
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
  •  *Willow
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
  •  *Parasite
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
•  SPCM Pathfinder 2E
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
   •  *Bruno
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    •  *Dark Worlds
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
  •  *Xanthippe
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
•  *Quark

Movie Madness: Giallo

Movie Madness: Giallo

For his latest Sandy of Cthulhu “Movie Madness” video on YouTube, Sandy models a selection of Petersen Games face masks.  Click to see our store on RedBubble. 

His topic in the video is the Giallo, a special type of horror movie. Find out what it is, why they are so great, and Sandy’s recommendations for the best movies in this genre.

Also, check out our Playlist tab ⁠— we have organized Sandy’s material by category: Gaming Practicum, Movie Madness, Horror Investigating, and Science Speculation. Now you can binge on a single category!

Planet Apocalypse vs. Cthulhu: Death Must Die

Planet Apocalypse vs. Cthulhu: Death Must Die

How does Planet Apocalypse Compare with Cthulhu: Death Must Die?

A recent debate took place on BGG regarding these two games. Here are some of the comments:
I own both (All-in in both cases). After my first game of PA, DMD immediately went on a potentially one-way trip to my storage unit. DMD, to me, feels like a well produced version of something you can find in about 200 other flavors, while PA feels like a unique product with enormous passion behind it.
@Saduhem 

PA has better demon minis (and more space to put them), if that is of interest. @Ashamel

I own and really like both, but prefer PA. @Geoff

PA is more technical, so better for soloplay or elitist group playing. Both have good balance, mechanics, gameplay, Artistic Direction, design etc. @Xleu