Published by Evil Hat Productions
Distributed by Deernicorn Distro
Step into a world where monsters are real and the apocalypse looms ever closer.
In Apocalypse Keys, you are an Omen, a monster tasked with holding back the end of the world. Play as powerful agents of DIVISION, a secret organization that protects humanity from supernatural threats that lurk in the shadows. As an Omen, you posses great power that can either save the world or destroy it.
Apocalypse Keys is a tabletop roleplaying game that combines the best elements of horror, mystery, and emotional storytelling. Inspired by iconic franchises like Hellboy, Men in Black, Doom Patrol, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Your team of monsters will use their supernatural powers and skills to unearth secrets and solve mysteries. Gather clues and study the signs to confront the truth before time runs out. But beware: your power will likely lead to your ruin, and the abyss is always waiting for you to slip up.
More than just a battle against the end of the world — Apocalypse Keys is about emotional connection, complicated relationships, and the struggle to balance power with humanity. The game uses an innovative take on the Powered by the Apocalypse engine where the GM provides keys to the mystery and the players come up with theories that may prove to be true—or advance the doomsday clock. Seven character archetypes focus on both monstrous abilities and profound emotional longings.
Get ready to face larger than life apocalyptic threats, unpredictable mysteries, and the brightest hope in the darkest despair.
COMPONENTS AND DETAILS
- Full color hardcover book, 384 pages.
- Digital PDF included with purchase
Number of players: 3-6, one shot or campaign play.
Style: Powered by the Apocalypse. GM & Dice.
Creator: Rae Nejadi
RESOURCES & EXAMPLES
Apocalypse Keys – Playbooks, Moves reference, Keeper handouts (PDF)
Apocalypse Keys – Mysteries (PDF)
Example of Play – Apocalypse Keys ‘The Oldest House’