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Survivors must explore, sneak, scavenge and kill to survive the apocalypse in this cooperative board game for 1-6 players.
Survivors must explore, sneak, scavenge and kill to survive the apocalypse in this cooperative board game for 1-6 players.
3,258 backers pledged $153,086 to help bring this project to life.

The Pledge Manager is Live!

Posted by Mike Gnade (Creator)

The pledge manager went live last night and all email invites have been sent out at this point.  I have done my best to compile all the answers here in one place.  Please read through this entire post before messaging me about your potential issue.  If you missed the Kickstarter, you can jump to the bottom for answers about late pledging.

I'm a Backer!

There was a small bug yesterday that was resolved at around 11pm EST where backers that had not purchased Brass Empire could add the Kickstarter Promo Pack for $0 to their pledge. It doesn't make sense to have a promo pack for a game you don't have and it didn't seem right for you to take a limited quantity item if you weren't getting the game it went with.  We removed this product from everyone's order that was not receiving Brass Empire. If you completed your pledgemanager before 11pm EST yesterday, it doesn't hurt to login to Pledgemanager and verify your order.

What if I don't see the email yet?

Check your spam folder. If you use Gmail, sometimes your invite will go to your "Promotions" tab. If you still can't find it, search your inbox for "PledgeManager" If that doesn't work: 

Is the Kickstarter Bonus Expansion (Ranger, Scientist and Community Apocalypse) included in my pledge or do I need to pay $10 for it?

We input this 82 card bonus expansion as a separate product because it will have it's own box and show up as an official expansion in retail.  A free copy of this expansion should be included for pledges $40+.  It's a little confusing since the Expansion will show up as an add-on (you are free to add additional copies of the expansion for $10 - it will have an MSRP of $15).

When you first start the process to confirm your reward, you can click the "Show included items" button to show the products in your reward level (Base $40 shown above).  

During the process you can also click your cart contents and verify  the quantity of each item.

Remember that you can always login to Pledgemanager and look at you order receipt to verify your order and make changes as necessary.

I'm a $1 Backer, do I get all the Stretch Goals, Kickstarter Exclusives and Bonuses?

Yes, as someone who pledged during the campaign you will have a final chance to upgrade your pledge and be treated to all the excellent goodies as any other Kickstarter backer. If you upgrade, you should verify your rewards as shown in the question above.

What if I need to change my address?

As long as your items have not been shipped, you can always change your address. Just simply log back in to PledgeManager and make the appropriate change. However, if you change your country, additional shipping costs may apply. Obviously we will make an update notifying everyone when we reach the shipping/fulfillment phase.

I'm being incorrectly charged additional money!

If you think you are wrongly being charged additional fees in pledgemanager, please do not pay them! If you message me or submit a support request at, I can take a look and can fix it or credit your pledgemanager account accordingly.

Something else is wrong with my pledge!

That's not impossible. If you notice something is awry, you can submit a support request at or send me a message through Kickstarter and I can take a look for you.

I missed the Kickstarter and want to Pledge Now

You can still get a copy of the game even if you missed the Kickstarter by visiting

Do I get all the Stretch Goals?

Yes, every copy of Maximum Apocalypse includes all stretch goals. We feel that it is very important to keep Kickstarter special so Late Pledgers will not get the 82 card expansion with the Scientist, Ranger and 5th Apocalypse for free.  You can add this to your late pledge for $10.


Hopefully this has answered the majority of questions out there. Lastly I will just request that you complete the pledge manager in a timely fashion so that we can move ahead with our timeline.  

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    1. Julian-IKeelYou on

      when will be CLOSED the PM?¿?

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      Steven Yap

      Hi Mike, now I get it, thanks for the clarification! Wonder which apocalypse will we get later.... :)

    3. Steve Manser

      @Mike - ah cool. It was my Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) that was biting me! Nice one and congrats again on a fantastic achievement with this campaign, game and the afore mentioned Brass Empire.

      Hope that this success underpins some of that solo love for Brass Empire too. In the meantime, I'll get revved up for Maximum Apocalypse! Cheers.

    4. Jorge García on

      Hi Mike. I have one question about pledgemanager. I originally backed $90 ($10 for shipping, $40 base and $40 for one extra copy for my brother). In the campaign appears that every extra copy will have all the stretch goals but this is a bit confusing in the pledgemanager. Should I have to add the "Kickstarter Expansion" for that extra copy?

      Thanks in advance.

    5. Mike Gnade 6-time creator on

      The apocalypse is a redo of the vote - the community apocalypse has not been decided yet and your vote will determine what it is.

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      Steven Yap

      Hi, just wanna clarify ya, the Kaiju Apocalypse is included in the game? Or we actually has to choose among Bugs, Dinosaurs, and Kaiju in the pledge manager? And if I were getting 4 copies, how do I choose separately for each of the copies? Thank you.

    7. Kevin Shaud

      Thank you for the clarifications Mike. This makes everything much clearer.

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      Donny Bazluke

      Thanks for the clarification, it helped with all the parts I was confused about last night. Cant wait for this game!

    9. Mike Gnade 6-time creator on

      @Steve: if you backed Brass Empire on KS you have the promo pack in question...they're literally left over from that KS.

    10. Steve Manser

      Hey Mike.

      How do we get the Brass Empire stuff separately please?

      As a passionate and active cheerleader for Brass Empire (and Maximum Apocalypse) I'd be gutted to miss out on yet more Brass Empire content.

      Backed both campaigns on day 1 on KS and still the promos elude me!

      Hope we can order or get 2nd edition update option.... as well as news on all those solo challenges. I love Brass Empire!

      Oh and congrats again with this campaign.

    11. Steven Crane

      Good job I read this, I either didn't see it or it wasn't there but I've unlocked my pledge and added the promo as I'm backing the KS at the Brass Empire tier

    12. Mike Gnade 6-time creator on

      @Drake - good to know. If you're a Brass Empire person who wants the promo please verify your order!

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      Arkeran on

      @Mike Gnade Thanks for your fast answer ! I'll do it asap !

    14. Drake

      I had backed at the level that receives Brass Empire and the promo pack had been removed from my pledge. I had to go back in and add it again.

    15. Grant Muir

      Thanks for the fast response Mike, it's refreshing.

    16. Mike Gnade 6-time creator on

      It's very important that you complete the pledgemanager as quickly as you can. Waiting till June is not a problem, but while we have a good sense of how many copies of the games to order - we really need to firm up the play mats and other add-on numbers.

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      Arkeran on

      Is there an end date to pay in the pledge mananger ? Can I wait the very start of June to pay ? ( For salary, if it wasn't clear :P )

    18. Mike Gnade 6-time creator on

      @Grant: I can absolutely refund you that mistake. Message me your email in Kickstarter so I can look up your order.

    19. Grant Muir

      I REALLY wish you'd posted this before I did the pledge manager, there was no indication that the $10 Bonus Expansion was aleady included in my pledge so I bought one along with a mat. Ridiculously the pledge manager doesn't allow refunds so apparently my choices are to get a set of cards I don't need or just give you the $10 as a 'donation'

      At no point was I warned that refunds were not offered, and frankly, in Australia, you'd get hauled before the ACCC in a heartbeat for refusing a refund for a product that hasn't even been manufactured yet.

      I love your games Mike, and $10 isn't a ton of money, but this is crap and it's really soured me on this KS.

    20. Mike Gnade 6-time creator on

      The voting results so far are much clearer...

    21. René Schultze

      Ha, go dinosaurs!!! :)

    22. Russonc

      Nice rundown! Hopefully those with troubles read it.. hehe... Go Bugs!!