Apocalypse: Galactic Arena, is the first out of five games set in the Apocalypse Universe. This title is a Sci-Fi Strategic Hero vs Hero game that takes place in the “Galactic Arena” of “CETUS-7”. The guiding principle of this game is replayability. Each Hero has different stats and abilities, allowing unique builds that depend on player choice.
The game is played by 2-6 players and can be played as 1vs1, 2vs2 or 3vs3.
In 1vs1 the players follow a draft procedure and pick 1-3 Heroes out of the 10 available. After both players have chosen their Heroes they prepare them to enter the Arena. Heroes can equip weapons and Special Abilities before combat.
The arena board consists of a grid of hexagons with starting positions, secret traps and treasure crates.
Before the start of a game both players choose Heroes secretly behind their screens. After they are both ready to start they reveal their Heroes and place them on the two starting positions of the board. The Hero with the highest Initiative Score plays first. The player controlling him is considered the attacker and his opponent is the defender.
Each Hero has a number of action points that can be used to perform his special abilities, to defend or to attack. A ten sided die is used for attacking and defending. The attacking player adds his Hero’s Attack Score to his Attack roll and the defending player respectively adds his Hero’s Defense Score to his Defense roll. When a Hero is wounded he loses Health Points. If a Hero’s Health Points reach zero then he is defeated.
150 years have passed since the first match in the Galactic Arena. The ancient mystical arena was originally located in an abandoned Serpente subsystem forgotten by time. Stories of its great glory were lost with their decline.
After the first Apocalypse, the Terrans built endless numbers of space platforms to colonize space. An agreement was brought forth between the Terrans and a mystical sect of great influence to lease the space platform CETUS-7. The ancient arena was rebuilt on top of the platform, taking the galactic fights into space.
And so for a hundred years the arena was far from the eyes of the galaxy. But now a new player has taken over and has caused its popularity to skyrocket.
The Atomic Brotherhood holds all the broadcast rights for the Arena, netting them trillions of Credits for every minute of every fight. Their aptitude for organizing unconventional games makes them exceedingly popular with the masses.
CETUS-7 is protected from all hostilities by a galactic treaty, binding all races not to interfere. Mysticists across the galaxy believe that the arena serves supernatural purposes tied to the future of galaxy. Money, Pride, and entertainment is however what most believe it is all about….