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.

Planet Apocalypse 2 Design Corner: New Lords

Planet Apocalypse 2 Design Corner: New Hero – Eva Noel

Eva has a lot of neat little abilities. She starts without any Luck, but the game starts out with 4 bonus Courage in the Pool, which is incredibly useful and jumpstarts the early game. Her flaw, Self-Pity means she can’t buy a Gift unless someone else does, too, which means she can only buy Gifts when there is a lot of Courage available. In effect, this means that the team usually has to wait an extra turn before buying any Gifts, meaning their gift purchases come in slightly suboptimally. 

She’s worth it, though, because not only did you get the extra Courage at game start, her two follow-up abilities are useful. One lets her boost the effects of ambushes in her area by letting that ambush fire as though it had one more trooper – this makes an ambush with just 2 troopers more useful, and one with 1 trooper even less so. She also has the Christmas Miracle ability, which is the opposite of Bernice Kuchler’s Death With Honor. Eva gets to avoid death, once, springing back to life with full health. If you time this death for the right moment, it can really turn the tide. Unfortunately, she can’t use it in Hell Time, which renders it even more strategic – do you let Eva die just before you go into the final battle? Or not? 

Fun Fact: my stand-in image for my Eva Noel hero sheet was Barbara Steele, because I love her.  

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.

Planet Apocalypse 2 Coming This Fall!

Planet Apocalypse 2 Coming This Fall!

The rumors are TRUE! This Fall we will be releasing not only Planet Apocalypse 2, the board game, but also Planet Apocalypse the 5e sourcebook on Kickstarter!

The Planet Apocalypse 2 Kickstarter will have some great new expansions for our much-praised board game while the RPG supplement will show you how turn any fantasy world into a post-apocalyptic landscape where the heroes fight alongside surviving remnants to merely stymie the fiendish hordes.

Each upcoming week, we will release a Design Corner from Sandy focuses on these games as well as sneak peek with art from these new projects.

Universal Head Unboxes Planet Apocalypse

Universal Head Unboxes Planet Apocalypse

Peter Gifford (also known as Universal Head), founder of the Esoteric Order of Games, films his unboxing of Planet Apocalypse.

“Since I helped with the graphic design of this project, I’m looking forward to cracking it open and showing you all the goodies inside.”

“As is their wont, they’ve packed it full of huge miniatures, gigantic boards, and heaps of other goodies.”

The Ultimate RPG Guide to Destroying Any World

The Ultimate RPG Guide to Destroying Any World

Dark Lords always seem to threaten the world. This time, that threat becomes real. Your fantasy world actually gets destroyed as it becomes another Planet Apocalypse!

A unique new product for 5th edition D&D, the Planet Apocalypse book provides rules and guides to turn any fantasy world into a post-apocalyptic landscape where the heroes fight alongside surviving remnants to merely stymie the fiendish hordes.

This 350+ page tome includes new subclasses, new feats, new spells, new magic items, THREE adventures, a complete guide on what it means to bring the apocalypse to your fantasy world, 15 Arch Lords whose Shadows literally manifest their own Hells, and a bestiary boasting more than 70 monster stat blocks!

Coming to Kickstarter this Fall