This game rocks!!! Unique and evocative, it really pulled me in. I like the randomized adventure and how it feels almost video-game like. Really cool 5 stars :)
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A Review, as promised!
Apex Predator is a wonder. You can really feel the tension building with each prompt and every fight. And use of the Carta system makes it compact and easy to play anytime you're bored! Do yourself a favor lads. Pick this one up if ya can!
This looks like so much fun! Finances are kind of tight at present, but I'll gladly exchange a review for a Community Copy!
What do we do if we return to a turned over location card - resolve it again or ignore it?
And is there a benefit I am missing to 'move to an adjacent card' - aren't I doing this each turn anyway?
You only resolve a card when you turn it over, so the second time you ignore it.
As for the second one, that was a bit of an error on my part! Reminds me I'm due for an update...
Got this the other day in the Trans Rights in Florida bundle and fell in love as soon as I opened the PDF. It's straight forward, easy to set up and play, and can be customized in various ways. I'm already planning on playing it with my gaming group on my birthday next week. 10/10 must play
awesome game! I especially love the randomized landscape
Claimed a community copy. Thank you so much!!! Trying it out now
Any chance of more community copies soon?
Me waiting on my next paycheck so i can play Solitaire level 2 lmao.
ALl joking aside, this looks fucking sick!
Looking forward to purchasing this in the Trans rights in Florida bundle!
Any chance I could get a community copy?
Could I get a community copy for this game, by any chance? =)
I recently played this game and it was so much fun! The experience begins with the document itself. The graphics are very well laid out and formatted beautifully. The rules are very clear and easy on the eyes. (Though one section was a little unclear at first about an aspect of the monster card. It was confirmed that yes, you shuffle it in face down. If while exploring the forest and you come across the monster card without having found 4 monster tracks, you keep exploring the forest.)
As I explored the forest, the grid of cards, it felt very much like an adventure. The descriptions are very beautifully written and very immersive. The imagery made it super easy to envision the world that my hunter was in. I didn't read the descriptions before hand so it really did feel like I was exploring the board, or the forest. Though I'd imagine that reading them before hand wouldn't take away from the experience because it's the combination of the cards in the grid that makes each forest (grid) a brand new, exciting place to explore.
During my play through, I simultaneously felt as the hunter exploring and hunting, while also cheering on for the hunter as the player. I was excited to turn over each card to not only see what would happen to the hunter, but to also see the world in which the hunter was operating in. It is very obvious that a lot of care and attention went into creating this world.
The final battle, though is only a serious of rolls, still provides enough tension to make it exciting. The description of the monster and it's lair or place it frequents, gives a lot of opportunity for the player to create a scene of the final battle.
My hunter barely made it out of the encounter, but victorious nonetheless! And what's great is that the game has a built in system for rewards for successful hunts.
At the start of my session, I had decided to write out my character’s thoughts in a log journal format. I'm so glad I did because this is a game I will definitely be replaying. I look forward to going on another monster hunt!!!
As a huge fan of both the Monster Hunter franchise and journaling games, I'm embarrassed about how long it took me to discover this game. I haven't played yet, but I am wildly impressed with how well Apex Hunter captures the spirit of MoHu in a compact, rules light format. I love that there are four different monsters in the book, as well as rules for making equipment from them. I see a huge and exciting potential to make additional "location" books, each with a host of new monsters. Highly recommended.