Back in 2012, Adam Poots’ original Kickstarter campaign for Kingdom Death: Monster surprised everyone by raising over $2 million. But over the weekend, the follow-up campaign for Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 obliterated that achievement with over $12.3 million from 19, 264 backers. That not only makes it the most successful game in Kickstarter history, it’s also the fourth highest funded project ever hosted on the platform.
One of the reasons that Kingdom Death has attracted such a dedicated fanbase is that it is legitimately one of the best tabletop rpgs that we’ve ever seen. It’s a mature audiences game that puts the players in a world overrun by nightmarish monsters as they desperately try to keep their settlement alive. We’ve previously explained at length why the first iteration of the game was so terrific. The latest version of the game has so much new material that it’s already got us thinking about what might be included in an eventual sequel. But first, Poots and his collaborators will have the monumental task of taking their ambitious plans for Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 and making them a reality over the next three years.
While speaking with CNBC, Poots said “I attribute my success to all the amazing/terrible Japanese cartoons I’ve watched that have taught me to never give up, do what’s in my my heart and leave the rest to God or fate or whatever, be a genius of hard work and not to believe in myself … but to believe in the people that believe in me.”
The base game for Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 is scheduled to be delivered later this year, but the expansion packs are on a staggered release schedule that is expected to be wrapped up by 2020.
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