The Evolution of Apex

After an AMP named Apex goes missing from a corporate medical facility, the players are hired to retrieve her. She was spirited out of the company’s labs by persons unknown, and getting her back is of the utmost importance.

Things may not always be as they seem. What happens when your team uncovers the truth about Apex? Do you risk making enemies, or do you sweep things under the rug and hope they go away?

Evolution of Apex is an adventure I wrote for the tabletop role-playing game Amp:Year One By Third Eye Games. This adventure was a stretch goal for the A:YO Kickstarter campaign last year, and I’m extremely pleased with the way the finished product turned out. I’ve also grown quite fond of the AMP system over the course of designing this adventure, and encourage any gamers reading this to check it out. At only $2.99 for a download, Evolution of Apex is a pretty good deal.

I’m also delighted to announce that Evolution of Apex is being run by Third Eye Games at GenCon 2015, on Thursday and Friday at 8 PM each night. Dwayne Stewart will be running both nights, so if you want a more immersive experience, be sure to sign up for one of those events ASAP! In fact, here is a link to all of Third Eye Games’ events at GenCon this year.

Maxim Lardinois was responsible for the illustration on page 12, and of the two pieces of interior art in the adventure, this is the one I like better. Interestingly, when designing the adventure, I had pictured Apex, Sponge, and Tazer — three super-powered siblings — as African-American. I never came right out and said it or wrote it down anywhere, but that was a major part of the image of them I had in my head. I was therefore surprised to see them illustrated as Caucasian, but having given no specific direction, it falls to me for not being more clear about my vision. Even so, the adventure is a good one, and I’m proud of having written it. I hope sales pick up to justify my position as a stretch goal.

Above all else, I want to thank Eloy Lasanta and Third Eye Games for giving me this opportunity, and I hope their trust in me and my work pays off handsomely for them.

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