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This page archives the details and updates of the Kingdom Death: Monster 1.0 Kickstarter campaign.

Campaign

The Kickstarter campaign launched on November 22, 2012. The campaign had a fundraising goal of $35,000. The campaign met its fundraising goal within 1.5 hours of launch. The campaign ended on January 7, 2013, raising $2,049,721 with 5,410 backers.

Updates

Update # Date Models/Products Involved Description
1 Nov 22, 2012 Survivors (Unarmored Kit) The campaign passed its funding goal of $35k in under 1.5 hours. Announcement of a $55k stretch goal which would add the Unarmored survivor armor kit to the Core Game. Add-on option menu created, including a T-Shirt, 2 Plastic Kickstarter exclusives, and 2 Resin Kickstarter exclusives.
2 Nov 23, 2012 Pinup Rawhide Dame, Survivors (Rawhide Armor Kit) The campaign passed $60k in 3.5 hours. Pinup Rawhide Dame announced as an add-on. $80k stretch goal announced, which would add an extra Rawhide armor kit for backers on the Survivor or Deluxe Survivor pledge level.
3 Nov 23, 2012 Phoenix The campaign passed $80k in 6 hours. $105k stretch goal announced, which would add an extra Phoenix for backers on the Survivor or Deluxe Survivor level. Resin Phoenix model + Concept Art Card added to the Add-On Menu.
4 Nov 23, 2012 Survivors (Lantern Armor Kit), Beyond the Wall The campaign passed $105k. $140k stretch goal announced, which would add the Lantern survivor armor kit to the Core Game. Beyond the Wall model added to the Add-On Menu.
5 Nov 23, 2012 Survivors (Phoenix Armor Kit), Pinup Phoenix Dancer The campaign passed $140k in 13 hours. $200k stretch goal announced, which would add an extra Phoenix armor kit for backers on the Survivor or Deluxe Survivor pledge level. Pinup Phoenix Dancer added to the Add-On Menu.
6 Nov 23, 2012 The Watcher $185k stretch goal announced, which would add an extra Watcher for backers on the Survivor or Deluxe Survivor pledge level. The Watcher was also added to the Add-On Menu.
7 Nov 23, 2012 King's Man The campaign passed $205k in 24 hours. $225k stretch goal announced, which would add an extra 5 King's Man models for backers on the Survivor or Deluxe Survivor pledge level. Extra King's Man models added to the Add-On Menu.
8 Nov 23, 2012 Barber Surgeon Settlement Location Art WIP for the Barber Surgeon settlement location (Image is no longer present)
9 Nov 24, 2012 Flower Knight The campaign passed $225k. $250k stretch goal announced, teasing the Flower Knight expansion.
10 Nov 24, 2012 Flower Knight, Survivors (Screaming Antelope Armor Kit), Pinup Primal Huntress The campaign passed $250k. The Flower Knight expansion is unlocked and described. $285k stretch goal announced, which would add the Screaming Fur armor kit to the core game (at this point it is referred to simply as the Fur armor kit). $285k stretch goal also teased the Pinup Primal Huntress model.
11 Nov 25, 2012 Paul the Survivor $275k stretch goal announced, which would add Paul the Survivor for backers on the Survivor or Deluxe Survivor pledge level. A one-shot challenge scenario is announced to go along with Paul the Survivor. The resin version of Paul the Survivor is added to the Add-On Menu.
12 Nov 25, 2012 Pinup Primal Huntress, The Dragon King The campaign passed $285k. $300k stretch goal announced, teasing the Dragon King expansion. The Pinup Primal Huntress model is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu.
13 Nov 26, 2012 The campaign passed $300k. Avatar image pack posted.
14 Nov 26, 2012 The Dragon King, Pinup Lioness, Survivors (White Lion Armor Kit) The Dragon King expansion is unlocked and described. $350k stretch goal announced, teasing the Pinup Lioness model as well as an upgrade to the White Lion armor kit. Three more Avatar images posted.
15 Nov 27, 2012 Pinup Lioness, Survivors (White Lion Armor Kit) The campaign passed $350k. The Pinup Lioness is unlocked and added to the Add-On menu. Backers of the Survivor or Deluxe Survivor pledge level will receive an extra White Lion armor kit set. The Lion Beast Spear and Cat Gut Bow are added to all White Lion armor kit sets. Pinup Lioness avatar image posted.
16 Nov 28, 2012 Aya the Survivor $400k stretch goal announced, teasing the unlock of Aya the Survivor.
17 Nov 30, 2012 Aya the Survivor, Stone Face Inserts The campaign passed $400k. Aya the Survivor is unlocked for backers of the Survivor or Deluxe Survivor pledge levels. Aya includes: new gear cards for use in the game, an extra set of her gear for use on other survivors + gameplay rules, a one-shot challenge campaign for Aya, and an Aya painting guide from Alberto Gil Lopez. A short origin comic is announced for the rulebook with artwork from Lokman Lam. $425k stretch goal is announced, which would add stone face inserts to the core game box.
18 Dec 1, 2012 Adam & Anna, Explorers of Death, Survivors (Rawhide Armor Kit) $420k stretch goal announced, which would upgrade the Adam & Anna kickstarter exclusives so that they would come with a one-shot challenge scenario as well as extra copies of their heads for use in survivor armor kits. Extra Rawhide armor kit sets are added to the Add-On Menu.
19 Dec 1, 2012 Adam & Anna, Explorers of Death, Survivors (Dragon Armor Kit) The campaign passed $420k, unlocking the Adam & Anna, Explorers of Death upgrades. WIP turntables shown for the Dragon King armor kit.
20 Dec 2, 2012 Stone Face Insert, Pinup Dragon Sacrifice The campaign passed $425k. Stone Face Inserts are added into the core game box and to the Add-On Menu for folks who want more. $450k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Pinup Dragon Sacrifice.
21 Dec 4, 2012 Survivors (Leather Armor Kit) Part 1 of the Gameplay Explanation video is posted. WIP images for Leather armor kits are posted.
22 Dec 4, 2012 Pinup Dragon Sacrifice, Man Hunter The campaign passed $450k. The Pinup Dragon Sacrifice model is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. $475k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Manhunter nemesis expansion. A bonus for the Survivor level pledge is also teased for the $475k stretch goal.
23 Dec 5, 2012 Man Hunter, Survivors (Starting Kit), Gorm The campaign passed $475k. The Man Hunter nemesis expansion is unlocked, described, and added to the Add-On Menu. Anyone who's pledge total is $300+ is deemed a Herald of Death and will receive the Man Hunter expansion for free, as a thank you. Backers of the Survivor pledge level will receive extra copies of the Prologue Survivor heads. Poots asks folks to send him their holiday wishes via Kickstarter or Twitter. $500k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Gorm expansion. The Herald of Death avatar image is posted.
24 Dec 6, 2012 Gorm, Pinup Regeneration Suit, Rawhide Whip The campaign passed $500k. The Gorm expansion is unlocked, described, and added to the Add-On Menu. Big art dump for the Gorm expansion follows. $535k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Pinup Regeneration Suit model. As part of Poots' Holiday Wish promotion, the Rawhide Whip is added to the game.
25 Dec 7, 2012 Pinup Regeneration Suit, Gorm, Lion Knight The campaign passed $535k. The Pinup Regeneration Suit model is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. As a bonus for Kickstarter backers, the Pinup Regeneration Suit will be included with the Gorm expansion. The $585k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Lion Knight nemesis expansion.
26 Dec 10, 2012 Lion Knight The campaign passed $585k. The Lion Knight nemesis expansion is unlocked, described, and added to the Add-On Menu. The expansion is gifted to Heralds of Death ($300+ pledges) for free. The $600k stretch goal is announced, teasing an upgrade to the Lion Knight expansion.
27 Dec 11, 2012 Lion Knight, Dung Beetle Knight, Survivors (Phoenix Armor Kit) The campaign passed $600k. A large upgrade for the Lion Knight expansion is unlocked, including: Models for the Lion Knight's Court (Ash, Ryan, and Sam), extra AI cards, extra Hit Location cards, extra Gear cards, a miniature Lion Claw for survivor armor kits, a one-shot challenge scenario, and a rulebook upgrade covering the Lion's Court. The $650k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Dung Beetle Knight expansion. Extra Phoenix armor kits are added to the Add-On Menu.
28 Dec 12, 2012 King's Man The $625k stretch goal is announced, which would add a King's Man painting tutorial from Benjamin Williams to the rulebook.
29 Dec 14, 2012 The campaign passed $625k. The Kickstarter campaign is featured on the front page of Wired. Poots goes over some housekeeping changes for the Kingdom Death website and the KS campaign.
30 Dec 16, 2012 Dung Beetle Knight, Holiday White Speaker Nico, Satan, Spidicules The campaign passed $650k. The Dung Beetle Knight expansion is unlocked, described, and added to the Add-On Menu. Holiday White Speaker Nico is announced as a special miniature celebrating 3 years of collaboration between Kingdom Death and Cool Mini or Not. Holiday White Speaker Nico is added to the Add-On Menu. The 666.666k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Satan miniature as a non-kickstarter product that will be developed in the future ("think of it more as a little pact between us" - Poots). The 700k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Spidicules expansion.
31 Dec 18, 2012 Spidicules, Survivors (Spider Silk Armor Kit), Savior The campaign passed $700k. The Spidicules expansion is unlocked, described, and added to the Add-On Menu. The $725k stretch goal is announced, teasing Snow the Savior.
32 Dec 20, 2012 Savior, Dice Rings, Pinup Leather Queen The campaign passed $725k. Backers of the Survivor or Deluxe Survivor pledge levels will receive Snow the Savior, who includes a one-shot challenge scenario. Poots goes on to give a few details on the role that survivors will play in the game. Poots gives a shout out to the CritSuccess Kickstarter and mentions the possibility of working together with them to create dice rings for KDM. The $750k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Pinup Leather Queen. $800k is also announced, teasing a new monster and armor kit.
33 Dec 21, 2012 Pinup Leather Queen, Survivors (Spider Silk Armor Kit), Sunstalker The campaign passed $750k. The Pinup Leather Queen is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. Extra Spider Silk armor kits are added to the Add-On Menu. The $800k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Sunstalker expansion.
34 Dec 24, 2012 Short update regarding a holiday gift for the backers, to be detailed on Dec 25. Anna created an e-card for backers who were pledging on behalf of someone else as a gift.
35 Dec 25, 2012 Twilight Knight Poots writes a big thank you to all of the backers and Kingdom Death fans for their support. As a gift to everyone, he adds the Twilight Knight miniature to all pledges receiving physical goods. There is a long but very cool post about the development process of this model, including images of the different versions as it made its way to the final product.
36 Dec 26, 2012 Sunstalker, Survivors (Sunstalker Armor Kit), People of the Sun, Pinup Sunstalker Dancer The campaign passed $800k. The Sunstalker expansion is unlocked, described, and added to the Add-On Menu. The expansion includes two narrative sculpts related to the People of the Sun campaign. The $850k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Pinup Sunstalker Dancer.
37 Dec 28, 2012 Pinup Sunstalker Dancer, Survivors (Sunstalker Armor Kit), Lion God The campaign passed $850k. The Pinup Sunstalker Dancer is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. Extra Sunstalker armor kits added to the Add-On Menu. The $900k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Lion God expansion.
38 Dec 29, 2012 Dragon King The $875k stretch goal is announced, teasing an upgrade for the Dragon King expansion.
39 Dec 30, 2012 Dragon King The campaign passed $875k. The Dragon King expansion upgrade is unlocked, adding the Tyrant model, along with new AI, Hit Location, and Resource cards. This is automatically added into the expansion content.
40 Dec 31, 2012 Lion God, Pinup Silk Assassin The campaign passed $900k. The Lion God expansion is unlocked, described, and added to the Add-On Menu. The $950k stretch goal is announced, teasing the Pinup Spider Silk Assassin.
41 Jan 2, 2013 Pinup Silk Assassin, Survivors (Dragon King Armor Kit), The King, The Scribe, Twilight Cloak The campaign passed $950k. The Pinup Spider Silk Assassin is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. Extra Dragon King armor kits are added to the Add-On Menu. The $1mil stretch goal is announced, teasing The King expansion (Lantern Festival).
42 Jan 3, 2013 Quick housekeeping update adding the option to pay via Paypal.
43 Jan 4, 2013 The King, The Scribe, Twilight Cloak, Great Game Hunter (Male), Great Game Hunter (Female), Candy & Cola The campaign passed $1mil. The Lantern Festival expansion is unlocked, described, and added to the Add-On Menu. The Great Game Hunters are announced as part of the Lantern Festival expansion, along with The Scribe, The King, and the Twilight Cloak miniature. Extra White Lion armor kits are added to the Add-On Menu. The $1.05mil stretch goal is announced, teasing the Candy & Cola promo miniature, a collaboration between Kingdom Death and Soda Pop Miniatures.
44 Jan 4, 2013 Candy & Cola, Messenger of Courage The campaign passed $1.05mil. The Candy & Cola promo miniature is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. Candy & Cola is a collaboration between Kingdom Death and Soda Pop Miniatures. Poots states that the Lantern Festival expansion will be the last major gameplay expansion, and that all game content after this update will be "fun" items. The $1.15mil stretch goal is announced, teasing the Messenger of Courage.
45 Jan 4, 2013 Messenger of Courage, Survivors (Green Knight Armor Kit) The campaign passed $1.15mil. The Messenger of Courage is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. The Messenger of Courage includes a one-shot challenge scenario, a promo gear card, and promo hunt + settlement events. The $1.2mil stretch goal is announced, teasing the Green Knight Armor expansion.
46 Jan 5, 2013 Survivors (Green Knight Armor Kit), Messenger of the Spiral Path The campaign passed $1.2mil. The Green Knight Armor expansion is unlocked, described, and added to the Add-On Menu. Green Knight Armor is free for Heralds of Death (backers who have pledged $300+). The $1.3mil stretch goal is announced, teasing the Messenger of the Spiral Path.
47 Jan 5, 2013 Messenger of the Spiral Path, Survivors (Gorm Armor Kit), Pinup Lantern Festival The campaign passed $1.3mil. The Messenger of the Spiral Path is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. This messenger includes a one-shot challenge scenario, promo gear card, and promo hunt + settlement event cards. Extra Gorm armor kits added to the Add-On Menu. The $1.35mil stretch goal is announced, teasing the Pinup Lantern Festival model.
48 Jan 6, 2013 Pinup Lantern Festival, Survivors (Lantern Armor Kit), Kara Black The campaign passed $1.35mil. The Pinup Lantern Festival is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. Extra Lantern armor kits are added to the Add-On Menu. The $1.4mil stretch goal is announced, teasing the Kara Black crossover model. Photo of Zachary model, one of the prologue survivors, is posted.
49 Jan 6, 2013 Kara Black, Kingdom Death Dice 24 Hours Remaining in Campaign! The campaign passed $1.4mil. The Kara Black crossover model is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. Kara Black is a collaboration between Kingdom Death and Studio McVey. Kara Black includes a one-shot challenge scenario, a promo gear card, and a special painting guide focusing on skin. The $1.45mil stretch goal is announced, teasing custom dice for the game.
50 Jan 6, 2013 Kingdom Death Dice, Messenger of the First Story The campaign passed $1.45mil. 5 high quality custom Kingdom Death dice are added to every core game box. An option for 5 extra dice are added to the Add-On Menu. The $1.5mil stretch goal is announced, teasing the Messenger of the First Story.
51 Jan 6, 2013 Messenger of the First Story The campaign passed $1.5mil. Messenger of the First Story is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. This messenger includes a one-shot challenge scenario, a promo gear card, and promo hunt + settlement event cards. The $1.55mil stretch goal is announced, teasing new survivor heads.
52 Jan 7, 2013 New Survivor Heads The campaign passed $1.55mil. 6 new survivor heads are added to the core game box. Extra copies of these heads are added to the Add-On Menu. The $1.6mil stretch goal is announced, which would add extra prologue survivor heads to the core game box for use with other armor kits.
53 Jan 7, 2013 Candy & Cola, Messenger of the First Story, Pinup Primal Huntress Quick update showing off WIP sculpts for Candy & Cola, Messenger of the First Story, and Pinup Primal Huntress.
54 Jan 7, 2013 Extra Prologue Survivor Heads, Messenger of Humanity The campaign passed $1.6mil. 4 extra prologue survivor heads are added to the core game box. The $1.7mil stretch goal is announced, teasing the Messenger of Humanity.
55 Jan 7, 2013 Lonely Tree The $1,666,666 stretch goal is announced, teasing the Lonely Tree expansion.
56 Jan 7, 2013 Lonely Tree The campaign passed $1,666,666. The Lonely Tree expansion is unlocked, described, and added to the Add-On Menu.
57 Jan 7, 2013 Messenger of Humanity, Pinup Twilight Witch The campaign passed $1.7mil. The Messenger of Humanity is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. This messenger includes a one-shot challenge scenario, a promo gear card, and promo hunt + settlement event cards. The $1.75mil stretch goal is announced, teasing the Pinup Twilight Witch.
58 Jan 7, 2013 Pinup Twilight Witch, Allison the Twilight Knight The campaign passed $1.75mil. The Pinup Twilight Witch is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. The $1.8mil stretch goal is announced, teasing the Allison the Twilight Knight Pinup Reversal.
59 Jan 7, 2013 Allison the Twilight Knight, Slenderman The campaign passed $1.8mil. Allison the Twilight Knight Pinup Reversal (as in, she started as a Pinup and was made into a full-fledged character model) is unlocked and added to the Add-On Menu. Allison includes a one-shot challenge scenario, a promo gear card, and promo settlement + hunt event cards. The $1.9mil stretch goal is announced, teasing the Slenderman expansion.
60 Jan 7, 2013 Slenderman, White Speaker The campaign passed $1.9mil. The Slenderman expansion is unlocked, described, and added to the Add-On Menu. The $2mil stretch goal is announced, promising a White Speaker gift model for all backers receiving physical items.
61 Jan 7, 2013 Kickstarter Ends Successfully! $2,049,721 raised! The Kickstarter ends. Poots memorializes the successful campaign by posting the ending screen from the NES game, DuckTales.
62 Jan 13, 2013 Pinup Lioness Campaign has finished up, waiting for money to be collected and transferred. Shout out for a fellow Kickstarter campaign with close ties to Jaun Navarro Perez, one of Kingdom Death's sculptors. Updates on the Pledge Manager and how it will work. Jon-Troy Nickel has sent WIP images of the Pinup Lioness.
63 Jan 28, 2013 Kingdom Death Dice, Pinup Sunstalker Dancer, Messenger of Humanity Poots announces that Pledge Manager will allow pledge increases, and will be available in the first quarter of 2013. WIP images of the custom Kingdom Death dice. WIP and progress images for Pinup Sunstalker Dancer. WIP images for Messenger of Humanity.
64 Feb 3, 2013 Messenger of Courage, People of the Sun, Survivors (Spider Silk Armor Kit) First design pass of the Pledge Manager. Waiting for shipments from casting partner for general release models to be put up on the KD store. WIP images of the Messenger of Courage. WIP wire armature (pre-sculpt) for Sunstalker Miko. Artwork for Spider Silk armor set.
65 Feb 10, 2013 People of the Sun, Candy & Cola, Pinup Primal Huntress, Messenger of the First Story Poots will soon go to China to visit factories. Speaking to multiple companies about the process of creating dice. Link to some painted Prologue survivors on Bell of Lost Souls. Lots of WIP images of multiple models: Sunstalker Miko (People of the Sun, Female), Candy & Cola, Pinup Primal Huntress, Messenger of the First Story.
66 Feb 25, 2013 Survivors (Spider Silk Armor Kit), Allison the Twilight Knight, Survivors (Screaming Antelope Armor Kit), People of the Sun, Holiday White Speaker Nico, Pinup Silk Assassin Pledge Manager still in testing. KD Store sold out very quickly of some new resin models. Store tickets being taken care of. WIP images for multiple models: Spider Silk Armor Kit, Allison the Twilight Knight, Screaming Antelope Armor Kit, Sunstalker Miko (People of the Sun), KD:M artwork (darkness consuming the Lantern Hoard), WIP Holiday White Speaker Nico, Spider Silk Assassin. Finally, there's a cool little animated gif of Allison the Twilight Knight.
67 Mar 14, 2013 Pinup Twilight Knight, Pinup Twilight Witch, Survivors (Spider Silk Armor Kit), Survivors (Sunstalker Armor Kit), Kara Black, Pinup Regeneration Suit, King's Man, Screaming Antelope, Phoenix Pinup Twilight Knight making a crossover appearance in Hell Dorado: Inferno. Pledge Manager has gone live. WIP art and models: Pinup Twilight Witch, White Speaker artwork, Spider Silk Armor Kit, Survivor Heads, Sunstalker Armor Kit, Kara Black, Pinup Regeneration Suit, Screaming Antelope artwork, Phoenix artwork, and tons more (check it out, there's some pretty cool early work in this update)
68 Mar 21, 2013 Survivors (Screaming Antelope Armor Kit), Survivors (Sunstalker Armor Kit), The Watcher, Pinup Regeneration Suit, King's Man, Pinup Lantern Festival Poots on a panel at PAX East on making your own board game. Pledge Manager in full swing, and a close date has been announced for April 7. WIP models and artwork for: Screaming Antelope Armor Kit, Sunstalker Armor Kit, The Watcher, Pinup Regeneration Suit, King's Man, Pinup Lantern Festival, and more.
69 Apr 9, 2013 People of the Sun, Survivors (Sunstalker Armor Kit), Twilight Cloak, The Watcher, Green Knight Armor, Gorm, Messenger of the Spiral Path Update on fulfilling rewards for EU backers, expecting everything to ship from the US unless otherwise noted. Pledge Manager only has a few stragglers left to lock in their pledges. Materials details for physical objects going into the game (cards, dice). Big big big art dump: Sunstalker Miko (People of the Sun), lots of weapon sculpts, Sunstalker Armor Kit, Twilight Cloak, The Watcher, Green Knight Armor Kit, Gorm, Messenger of the Spiral Path, and lots more.
70 Apr 18, 2013 Game Board Image of the WIP game board.
71 Apr 19, 2013 Game Board Poots mentions wanting to someday have a 3D Printed or wood with laser engraving game board, but in order to meet deadlines for the 1.0 Kickstarter they will only be focusing on the basic core game box board. Some WIP concepts for the Game Board are posted.
72 Apr 23, 2013 Allison the Twilight Knight Allison the Twilight Knight making a crossover appearance in Myth as a special mini boss.
73 May 16, 2013 Kingdom Death Dice, Survivors (Starting Kit), Survivors (Screaming Antelope Armor Kit), King's Man, Lion Knight Some details and stats regarding game box and cards. Core game dice are created and steps away from mass production. Art and Model WIP dump: Prologue Survivors, Screaming Antelope Armor, King's Man artwork, Lion Knight artwork
74 Jun 24, 2013 Hit Location Dice, Survivors (Lantern Armor Kit), Hunt Board, Slenderman, Sunstalker, Dragon King Looking to hit target shipping date of November, but if at any point Poots feels like the quality of the products will be reduced, they will re-evaluate. Products will ship out of Brooklyn, NY, but they are looking for better international solutions. USPS shipping rates more than doubled during the course of the campaign, meaning nearly $400k of funds have been budgeted towards shipping. A plastic manufacturing partner has been secured in China. Poots responds to concerns about poor board and card quality and warping. There is a brief description of the font chosen for the KD:M printed materials. Images of WIP models and art: Hit Location dice, Lantern armor kit, Hunt Board, Slenderman, Sunstalker art, Dragon King art.
75 Aug 5, 2013 Settlement Record Sheet, Sunstalker, Pinup Primal Huntress No change to schedule or plastic manufacturing dates. Expecting to pull the trigger on production in September. Kingdom Death team sat down with multiple shipping companies (USPS, DHL, FedEX) to talk about options and came up with one that should help reduce shipping costs. Final dimensions for the game book locked down. Early version of the Settlement record sheet shown off. Model/Art/WIP dump: Resin Sunstalker, artwork of the Sacred Pool from the People of the Sun campaign, resin Pinup Primal Huntress.
76 Sep 2, 2013 Announcing a crossover product for Cool Mini or Not's Wrath of Kings Kickstarter, Dame Allison the Twilight Knight.
77 Sep 8, 2013 Shipping delayed until Q1 2014 (4ish month delay), White Lion, Masks (from the Mask Maker), Pinup Primal Huntress, Pinup Silk Assassin, Pinup Twilight Witch, Holiday White Speaker Nico, Pinup Dragon Sacrifice Poots announces that the project is being delayed in order to ensure that all of the products and rewards offered in the campaign are as good as they can possibly be. New expected ship date is Q1 2014. Plastic sprue manufacturing factory in China locked down. Unique crests being made for each monster, example of the White Lion is shown. Sculpts for Mask gear items from the Mask Maker have been added to the core game box (WIPs shown), artwork for the Mask Maker settlement location shown. WIP models: Pinup Primal Huntress, Pinup Silk Assassin, Pinup Twilight Witch, Holiday White Speaker Nico, Pinup Dragon Sacrifice (painted by Poots).
78 Oct 21, 2013 Man-Hunter, Screaming Antelope, The Butcher, The Watcher, Lion Knight, Dragon King, Pinup Sunstalker Dancer Kingdom Death team hard at work (18-hour days) to develop everything. Pledge Manager updated to allow for shipping address updates. After some slow-down in the production process of the plastic models, Kingdom Death team has purchased a license for software that allows them to tweak miniatures before they are sent to the factory for production. Images of a Mood AI card and Hit Location card are shown, upgrades having been made to the Mood/Trait cards to help them stand out from other AI cards. Attribute Tokens have been upgraded with custom art by Lokman Lam, helping visualize the trait represented by the token (images shown). Some more monster crests are shown off (Man Hunter, Screaming Antelope, The Butcher, The Watcher). Lion Knight expansion upgraded to include a male and female holy mask head for use in armor kits. Section of the rulebook added talking about unique gameplay concepts in KD:M, and fleshed out more story events. Core concept artwork for gameplay section posted. Some fun notes from different playtest sessions. Need more information before they can give an update on international shipping. A professional copy editor hired for the gameplay materials to combat Poots'...enthusiasm. A few panels from the Aya origin comic are posted. Dragon King model is in development and still needs some work before Poots feels comfortable sharing it, but there's some extra concept art posted for it. Resin Pinup Sunstalker Dancer images posted.
79 Nov 28, 2013 Pinup Lantern Festival, Beyond the Wall, Pinup Sunstalker Dancer, Pinup Leather Queen, Pinup Phoenix Dancer, Pinup Rawhide Dame, Pinup Regeneration Suit, Pinup Lioness, Survivors (Dragon King Armor Kit), Dung Beetle Knight 1 year anniversary of the Kickstarter campaign kicking off. Delivery estimate delayed to Q2 2014. More shipping details for EU. Lots of effort being put into the plastic miniatures. Test shots for hard plastic shots: Pinup Lantern Festival, Beyond the Wall, Pinup Sunstalker Dancer, Pinup Leather Queen, Pinup Phoenix Dancer, Pinup Rawhide Dame, Pinup Regeneration Suit, Pinup Lioness. Sprues for Pinup Leather Queen, Beyond the Wall, Pinup Rawhide Dame. Innovation card layouts finalized (images posted). Dragon King armor kit mastering screenshots. Aya the Survivor origin comic planned to be 20 pages (images shown). WIP Hunt Board, and some details on the Hunt phase. Back of the Hunt Board set to be the Monster control panel. Dung Beetle Knight expansion getting an armor kit upgrade which adds Carapace Shoulder and Leg guards, meant to be usable with other armor kits. KD:M late backer pledges opening up for Black Friday only.
80 Dec 25, 2013 Male and Female Forsaker Mask heads added to the core game box. Art pass done on the Skull Helm (images of gear card and WIP sculpt). Holiday gift for backers is 3 new heads added to the core box.
81 Jan 25, 2014 The Watcher, Messenger of Courage, Messenger of the First Story, Kara Black, Messenger of Humanity, Messenger of the Spiral Path, Dragon King, Sunstalker Still aiming for Q2 2014 shipping date. KD team isn't going to trust anyone else to pack boxes, so they will package everything and are still looking into international shipping, can't be more detailed until they know more about box dimensions and weight. Additional pledging is being closed for the next 2 months. No additional opening up for Super Late Backers. Test WIP shots of: The Watcher, Messenger of Courage, Messenger of the First Story, Kara Black, Messenger of Humanity, Messenger of the Spiral Path. WIP sculpt of The Dragon King. Art dump from core rule book and Sunstalker rule book.
82 Mar 11, 2014 Phoenix, Survivors (Starting Kit), White Lion, The Butcher, Game Board, Spidicules, Pinups of Death 1 Shipping still planned for Q2 2014. Pledge Manager re-opened. Really interesting story of the development of the Phoenix, moving from the Resin to the Hard Plastic (images included). Images of Hard Plastic models: Starting Survivors, White Lion, Butcher. Game Board finalized (images included). Sample of pages from the rule book. WIP image of Spidicules. Outside of the Kickstarter, the Pinups of Death box set is announced, combining the original 8 KD pinup models.
83 Mar 19, 2014 Pinup Twilight Knight Announcing a new crossover model, the Pinup Twilight Knight, for Soda Pop Miniatures for their Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King Kickstarter campaign.
84 Apr 24, 2014 Flower Knight, Satan Flower Knight fan-art posted from HamletMachine, a childhood friend of Anna's. Shoutout to HamletMachine's Kickstarter campaign. Hard Plastic Flower Knight has arrived (images included). Upgrades to the Pledge Manager. Satan model that was unlocked at the $666,666 funding level is finished and will hit the store as a limited release this week.
85 May 10, 2014 Flower Knight, Gorm, Lonely Tree, Slenderman, The King, Satan Fulfillment has been delayed. The armor kits are not living up to Poots' level of scrutiny, proving more challenging than expected. Poots is working directly with the factory boss on getting these up to snuff. Poots apologizes and states that the blame lies directly on him, and if anyone has issues/concerns/questions that they should message him directly. Currently no new shipping estimate, as Poots wants to make sure he has all the details and facts figured out before making an announcement. Expect a fulfillment update in June. Shipping address changes will be taken once when fulfillment begins, as the KD team was receiving a lot more address changes than they expected. 2 plans lined up for EU shipping that they are working on deciding between. The team looked into working with a fulfillment company to help with the international shipping, but in the end there were too many cost and logistics issues. Pledge Manager reopened to allow pledge additions. Images of hard plastic models & sprues for: Flower Knight, Gorm, Lonely Tree, Slenderman, The King. Pre-orders for encore run of Satan model opening up, and Poots wants to make sure backers know about it. Poots considering a miniature-related item for backers to ease the pain of the delay. All time and effort will be going towards the fulfillment items and KD:M itself during the delay; no other projects will be pursued. Backers will be first to receive the game.
86 May 13, 2014 Kickstarter did not send notifications for the previous update.
87 Jul 10, 2014 Survivors (Unarmored Kit), Survivors (Rawhide Armor Kit), Sunstalker, Lion Knight, Savior, Adam & Anna, Aya the Survivor, Paul the Survivor, Candy & Cola, Allison the Twilight Knight, Twilight Knight, Slenderman There won't be any more estimates of fulfillment/shipping dates, to avoid future broken promises. Hard plastic process taking much longer than expected. All time is being devoted to KD:M and fulfilling backer rewards. Still looking for solutions to international shipping problems. Backers responsible for all taxes and fees involved. Core game has gone off to print. Full list of items in the core box included (compared against what was planned at the end of the campaign). Hard plastic production process outlined. Hard Plastic production list posted. Problems with the armor kits figured out; miscommunication caused the sockets to be incompatible. Images of the hard plastic models posted for: Unarmored armor kit, Rawhide armor kit, Sunstalker, Lion Knight, Snow the Savior, Anna & Adam, Aya the Survivor, Paul the Survivor, Candy & Cola, Allison the Twilight Knight, Twilight Knight. Poots describes the gear system of the game and how it works with the variable armor kits available. The initial pass on expansions was completed in March, but the delay has allowed the team to go back in and add more content and polish to them. The Slenderman expansion is given as an example, with a pretty sizeable dump of art and asset images. Kings of Death resin collectors trunks are packed but waiting to ship out for a few of the resin items that are arriving by the end of July. Resin beta has also been delayed. Retail price of the core game going up from $100 to $250 in order to properly cover costs of production (way too much stuff in the box to only charge $100). Pledge Manager reopening for a day. Work on first male pinup started (image included).
88 Sep 21, 2014 Survivors (Lantern Armor Kit), Stone Face Base Inserts, Screaming Antelope, The Hand, The Scribe, Dung Beetle Knight Core Game materials approved at the digital stage, moving to physical proofs. Development on all of the products continues and Poots is determined to give the best possible end product, even if that means more delays. Lantern armor kit has arrived in hard plastic (images included). Only 3 core game tools left to be cut (Phoenix armor kit, White Lion armor kit, and Screaming Antelope armor kit). Updates on multiple models and kits. Images for hard plastic: Stone Face base insert, Screaming Antelope, The Hand, The Scribe. Upgrades have been made to the Dung Beetle Knight expansion (some WIP images included). Poots talks about why a long time can pass without an update (has a hard time switching gears from development/management to mass communicating with backers). Poots announces that every other Wednesday morning he will sit down to write up an update, even if there's no production/shipping updates to go over. He titles these updates as Sacred Backer Time. To close out the post, the Kickstarter production list is posted.
89 Oct 1, 2014 Sacred Backer Time #1 (only available to backers of the campaign)
90 Oct 15, 2014 Lion God, Survivors (Screaming Antelope Armor Kit), Great Game Hunter Rogue Sacred Backer Time #2 (OOPS, wasn't meant to be backers only!). Poots reposts update #89, but this time it is available publicly, which is mostly just a link to a blog post. 3 different versions of the Lion God model are shown off (PVC, Hard Plastic, Resin). Lots of images of color proofs for printed game products. FInal print revisions are about to go to the printers. FInal version of changes being called Kingdom Death: Monster Core Game V1.2. Full list of changes posted. Production update with images for: Screaming Antelope armor kit, Lion God (including artwork and some gameplay teases). Factory making progress, has several products finished up and several others nearing completion. Poots provides a couple of interesting answers to a couple of Sacred Backer Questions. Great Game Hunter Rogue added to the store, only model left of new products.
91 Oct 29, 2014 Sacred Backer Time #3 Blog post - Lots of images of variable survivors put together from different kits. Token sheet images shown. Unedited notes from a playtest session. Poots answers an SBT backer question.
92 Nov 12, 2014 Sacred Backer Time canceled for the day as Poots is planning a mega update for Black Friday (Nov 28). Physical rulebook proof has arrived, Hard Plastic kits are being assembled, Lokman has been arting, and production in China is down to the last 5 kits!
93 Nov 27, 2014 Survivors (Leather Armor Kit), Survivors (White Lion Armor Kit), Survivors (Phoenix Armor Kit), Dragon King, Spidicules, Lonely Tree, Dung Beetle Knight, Man-Hunter Massive Black Friday update. Official fulfillment is still TBA, but estimated for Summer 2015. International backers should expect packages shipped from the US. EU backers might have their rewards shipped from within EU, but do not expect it. Only 4 kits remain to be tooled by the manufacturer. Black Friday sales on the KD store. Pledges opened up for Last Chance Backers. Updated hard plastic production list. 5 armor kits remain to be tooled. Proofs doen for all the cards, tokens, game boards and everything but the game box itself. Images of printed game materials. Images of the print proof/sample rulebook. Images of hard plastic miniatures: Leather armor kit, White Lion armor kit, Phoenix armor kit, Dragon King (including Tyrant human form), People of the Dragon, Spidicules (including Spiderlings and some game art), Lonely Tree (upgraded to be it's own battle and to include the Lonely Lady miniature) plus a lot of art, Dung Beetle Knight + Rolling Armor Kit. Man Hunter has had a lot of stuff added, which will be detailed more in the next update. Poots closes out the update by giving his own personal estimate for fulfillment dates (June/July 2015), based off of where everything is at in the production cycle (he states that he knows that's a dangerous thing to do, but he does so in the spirit of Black Friday) and he thanks the backers for all of their support.
94 Feb 4, 2015 Survivors (Dragon King Armor Kit) Print deadline to have all expansion content ready for delivery in first week of March when factories in China resume work following the Chinese New Year. Pledge manager closed and no new resin sales will be going up.Everything but the Spider Silk armor kit is finished, as the armor kit needed a revision. Images of the hard plastic Dragon King armor kit.
95 Apr 8, 2015 Poots asks backers to update their shipping address. Fulfillment has not begun. Schedule for printing the core game set, last set starting on June 12. Print deadline for expansion content was met. Plastic production 100% finished and has been transported to the company handling printing and packaging. Core Game packaging has been approved. Game content tray is complete. Set to sign off on the expansion print materials in the week. Polished up the challenge scenarios. Laying down ground work in support of KD:M (tutorials, online glossary, message board). Game box finalized (images included).
96 Jun 30, 2015 Bone Witch, Mountain Man, Twilight Order Forger, Honeycomb Weaver, Survivors (Ringtail Fox Armor Kit) Core Game box has been approved for final assembly. Confirmation emails will be going out to get backers' current shipping addresses. Fulfillment will begin soon, but a solid date has not been set. Fulfillment update coming soon. Latest delay was caused by the weight of the game contents crushing the box's internal vac tray. New resin miniatures added to the KD store. In the next update, final retail price of the core game will be revealed. Tons of new WIP miniatures and art: Bone Witch, Mountain Man, Twilight Order Forger, White Lion worshiping gatherer survivor, Honeycomb Weaver, Ringtail Fox survivors. Also, Adam and Anna had a baby! Welcome Asher D. Poots. Gorm details will be in the next update.
97 Sep 2, 2015 Sunstalker, Man-Hunter, Gorm, Pinup Sci-Fi Twilight Knight, Great Game Hunter (Female), Nightmare Ram Fulfillment Update!!! Fulfillment has begun. Lack of communication down to Poots making sure everything else was ready to go for fulfillment. Fulfillment is being divided into 3 waves: Wave 1 - Small Rewards - pinups, promos, dice, extra heads, resins, t-shirts, armor kits. Promo rules and challenge scenarios not included in Wave 1; will be sent out via PDF to Resin Beta Backers for some light testing and will receive updates before going to final print. Wave 1 already underway. Wave 2 - Core Game & Survivor Reward Box - Details about how shipping will work at this level. Ship dates detailed. Wave 3 - Expansions - Details TBA. Resin Beta Backers should expect game copies 2 weeks before anyone else. It was intended to have copies of rules + resin miniatures in Resin Beta backer hands before everyone else, but that could end up falling through due to how tight everything has been. Kings of Death content on time. Expansions update - all expansion miniatures have been proofed, digital proofs approved, next step is final approval of boxed physical samples, end of September estimated for these ready to be shipped, wanting to get them out before the holidays, but more realistically they will hit around Jan 2016. Proof images for Sunstalker, Man Hunter, and Gorm expansions. KD team went to GenCon (images included of booth and some fan gifts, Poots describes running demos, and multiple videos from the convention). Art and material dump from Gorm expansion. Sneak peek of Nightmare Ram expansion that is in development.
98 Oct 31, 2015 Halloween Special Pinup Twilight Knight, Frogdog, Disciples of the Witch 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6, Forsaker, Thief, Fighter, Mage Halloween Update! Wave 1 shipped out as of Monday. Wave 2 shipped out except South America and Asia (there were some major issues with logistics partners that needed to be corrected). Wave 3 still TBA. Support tickets are being handled, there are a ton. Resin Beta & Kings of Death boxes still in the process of ensuring all correct resins are the boxes for these two reward boxes. Patrons of the Art commissions are finished and in the process of finding a printer, aiming for a shipping date of November. Lots of models put up on the store for Halloween: Halloween Twilight Knight, Frogdog, Disciples of the Witch, and Encores for Forsaker, Ninja, Fighter, and Mage.
99 Feb 16, 2016 Dragon King, Sunstalker, Flower Knight, Lonely Tree, Lion God, Man-Hunter, Slenderman, Lion Knight, Spidicules, Dung Beetle Knight, Gorm Expansions ready to ship. Lantern Festival not included in Wave 3, still TBA. Photos from all of the expansions included. Expansions will go to retail after backers who pledged for the expansions are taken care of. Challenge Scenarios were a flop in the beta phase, and are not worth printing out in a final state. PDFs will remain up online for those that want to play them. Various community shout-outs (Vibrant Lantern, Diary of Death, a few painted minis). KD:M comic in the works and will be posted online as it comes along.
100 Nov 5, 2016 Lantern Festival, Kara Black, Aya the Survivor, Flower Knight Lantern Festival expansion has been cancelled. Refunds being sent out. Expansion was canned because it failed to live up to Poots' expectations and quality bar. He elaborates more on the specific areas that didn't make the grade for him. Card pack is being created combining gear for Challenge Scenario models with some newly created rules for re-print models. T-Shirts created to commemorate the cancellation of the Lantern Festival expansion. Art Book has been put together (link to digital copy). Painting guides for Kara Black, Aya, and Flower Knight. Big thank you from Poots followed by the announcement of the new Kickstarter for Kingdom Death: Monster 2 (to eventually be rebranded the 1.5 update).

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