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100% real authentically fake reproduction of the 1999 cult classic beer & pretzels RPG - in the original ZINE format!!! #ZineQuest
100% real authentically fake reproduction of the 1999 cult classic beer & pretzels RPG - in the original ZINE format!!! #ZineQuest
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 The 20th Anniversary of KOBOLDS ATE MY BABY! starts where KAMB! started. . . as a ZINE! ALL HAIL KING TORG!

20 years ago, during the summer of 1999, 9th Level Games dropped a box of strange orange paper booklets into the car of a guy on his way to GenCon. Little pamphlets that we printed out on a work copier and then folded and stapled in my mom’s kitchen.

It’s been 20 years since we started making this silly little game. KOBOLDS ATE MY BABY! 20 YEARS?!?! In that time, we've published multiple zine editions, graduated to a hardcover, had the book translated into four different languages, made it digital, and then finally a full color throughout edition.  

And now, we travel back in time to offer you a once* in a lifetime opportunity! We are making a very limited edition reprint** of the original 1999*** ZINE version! ALL HAIL KING TORG!

This is a ONE TIME thing to celebrate ZINE QUEST and kickoff the celebration of 20 YEARS of KOBOLDS ATE MY BABY! We are printing only 500 copies**** and will NOT be offering it digitally. This is your only chance to get an authentically fake reproduction reprint of the original version. 

If you reading this and asking yourself - what the heck is KOBOLDS ATE MY BABY?  Here are some links to try: ALL HAIL KING TORG! , Kobolds?, What is Kobolds Ate My Baby?, or 9th Level Games homepage.  

*Twice is actually more accurate, as you might have purchased the actual original edition.

**This reprint is being made using pdf scans we found on a Russian hacker warez site. How 90s is that?!

*** So, we made a lot of ZINE editions. And actually the “third edition” version features cover art by JOHN KOVALIC and is WAY better than the original original edition that came out in 1999 – which was actually not even actually playable really, but this still celebrates the 20th Anniversary.

****EVER! No really, this is it! ... Well ok, maaaybe we'll do it again in another 20 years. But that's way far away so you should probably get it now.

The 100% Authentically Fake Reproduction Edition of the ORIGINAL BEER AND PRETZELS RPG – KOBOLDS ATE MY BABY!  

For $10 (US Shipping included) you get your very own fake copy of the Original Beer & Pretzels RPG KAMB! In ZINE format, numbered and limited.  So, the original edition of KAMB was not very good.  We decided that the much better 3rd edition rules (featuring the first John Kovalic art) was a much better idea.  

For $29 (US shipping included) you can upgrade that to one of the first 50 numbered copies, which will be signed and numbered by Chris and Dan live on Kickstarter on FEB 7th (yes, that is this THURSDAY February 7th).

Shipping for US backers is included. If you are an international backer – you can still buy, but will charged for additional shipping in our pledge manager.

ONE WEEK ONLY! NO STRETCH GOALS 

This is a ONE WEEK Kickstarter – partially to celebrate KAMB, but also for the fun of being part of the ZINE QUEST (though you totally want to come back next week to see what we have coming). If we completely sell out of the 500 limited copies we may do something special, and if we do it will be provided to all backers!

ADD-ONs and other 9th Level Stuff

If you are interested in multiple copies you will have the chance to add them on after the Kickstarter completes via our pledge manager in BackerKit, if there are any copies left. No promises.

While not part of this Kickstarter, other 9th Level Games products will also be available to add on through BackerKit.

ACTUAL VIDEO FROM OUR KICKSTARTER 5 YEARS AGO THAT SEEMS RELEVANT

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HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT KAMB HAS EXISTED FOR 20 YEARS!!!???!!!

We have always assumed that its dark magic.

Chris O'Neill (the human) and Beamish (the kobold) sacrified to a dark and evil god...
Chris O'Neill (the human) and Beamish (the kobold) sacrified to a dark and evil god...

Risks and challenges

9th Level Games is an established publisher that has successfully funded and delivered many Kickstarters.

PRODUCTION
Since this is a reprint there is no need to take time for layout, edits, etc. In fact the 500 copies will be ready for shipment to backers right after the Kickstarter ends.

SHIPPING TO BACKERS
We will be shipping throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and rest of world.

9th Level Games is able to include the cost of shipping within the U.S. We would love to be able to include the cost of shipping internationally but it is unfortunately not feasible. Thank you for understanding. International shipping costs will be added on via our pledge manager, BackerKit after the campaign.

If you have any specific shipping questions please send us a message here. You can also reach us directly at contact@9thlevel.com or on Twitter @9thLevelGames

OUR COMMITMENT TO THIS PROJECT, OUR CREATIVES, AND OUR BACKERS
9th Level Games is committed to doing this right! Our goal is not just to make games, it is to make the best games we can make! We want to make sustainable business decisions, pay our creatives for their work, support diverse communities, and make rad fun things together!

As a backer, you are part of this journey. You will be kept up to date on our progress with regular updates (but not spammed with pointless updates), and you should feel free to drop us a line with your questions or concerns at any time.

Thank you for your support!

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    Authentically Fake KAMB Zine Reprint

    One numbered, physical copy of the LIMITED EDITION Kobolds Ate My Baby role-playing game zine. 20 Years of playing KOBOLDS ATE MY BABY! not included. (Shipping included)

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    Ultra Limited Signed & Numbered Edition

    One SIGNED and numbered SUPER ULTRA LIMITED EDITION Kobolds Ate My Baby role-playing game zine. Come watch Chris and Dan sign them on a KICKSTARTER LIVE on January 7th.

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