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A cooperative nightmare horror game experience. Hunt intelligent monsters and develop your settlement through a self-running campaign.
A cooperative nightmare horror game experience. Hunt intelligent monsters and develop your settlement through a self-running campaign.
A cooperative nightmare horror game experience. Hunt intelligent monsters and develop your settlement through a self-running campaign.
19,264 backers pledged $12,393,139 to help bring this project to life.

Kingdom Death 1 - 1

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This morning I have rolled a 1. THE DICE HAVE SPOKEN!!!!!

Until Kingdom Death 1 - 1 is beaten by someone other then myself or my brother (or I get tired of waiting). There will be no more updates and no more reveals.

If it’s beaten within 24 hours from now, I will add an unplanned reward to the Gambler’s Chest that will be revealed xmas day.

Good Luck!



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      Christopher Carello on December 8, 2016

      Love the game. Looking forward to 1.5. I know my suggestion may be beyond the scope of this kickstarter, but you know what would be cool? A KDM carrying case for all of the miniatures. I know battlefoam does kits designed for specific games. It'd be cool to have a case to carry all the base set minis and then if the base set runs out of room, maybe an expansion case for the expansions. That'd be cool.

    2. Ivan on December 7, 2016

      Please make translation !!!!

    3. Leonce on December 7, 2016

      Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
      (Bachwerkeverzeichnis No. 565)

    4. MrG0bi on December 7, 2016

      name of the song ?

    5. DK for KD:M 1.5 on December 7, 2016

      watched a youtube video (dont have MM), level looked so precise. and frustrating, nice build

    6. Wargamestudios on December 6, 2016

      I love that poots is playing his own little game with us. This is the most entertaining kickstarted ever! Awesome job KD as usual.

    7. Larry Barriere on December 6, 2016

      If you read Johns comments, they're all for this game as this is the only thing he's backed. It started out looking like he was super excited about the whole thing and then suddenly starts complaining about the imagery. His personality shifts quite a bit suddenly once frogdog appeared. Very strange.

    8. BYOBLT on December 6, 2016

      Seriously, when is he going to finish writing the next book... I mean the TV show is already past the books. HURY uP

    9. Crystal Groves
      on December 6, 2016

      All other trolls go home. Poots is king troll here. XD

    10. Cardoc24 on December 6, 2016

      I'll never understand people who pledge on a kickstarter and the complain about it. If you want the KS rewards, great. If not, dont pledge. If you want to sell part of it, fine. I don't want to speak for people, but I can't imagine anyone caring (unless they are maybe buying it from you)

      Buying all the original expansions? great. Offended by the Frogdog? Can't wait for you to see the lion god's 'tail' Gorm's "sack" and the Sunstalker's 'tentacle'.

      I can't imagine anyone getting into this game that is easily offended by sex organs. If this game offends you, speak with your wallet and don't pledge. Simple as that. Don't clog up the comment section with lectures and judgement.

    11. Alexandre Bilodeau on December 6, 2016

      It's funny to see all the people going together against another person when someone tell something "bad" about the project. So much fans and passion here for the project!

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      Elizabeth Baker on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins
      I take it you never noticed the clitoris adorning the head of the Lion God, or the skirt of the Satan lovers. This system pulls no punches around sex, violence, insanity, gore, basic instincts and primal urges. Sorry to hear you have a problem with procreation, but as you owe your very existence to a form of it ( I assume, unless you are the first test-tube baby) I really see no reason to demonize a fairly minor detail of what looks to be a very interesting monster. If you really love this system, I wouldn't let one expansion pack ruin it for you.

    13. Shane Full on December 6, 2016

      Wow, someone is complaining that Kingdom Death isn't family friendly and has disturbing content...

      I think I have seen it all...

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      Ivan Rodriguez on December 6, 2016

      Only thing left to do now is for Poots to make a John Mullins pin-up as the unplanned reward.

    15. LeeOq on December 6, 2016

      Well Said Luke

    16. Luke Roberts on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins,

      "You're seriously going to tell me that "Frogdog" is appropriate for a family game shop? Not everyone has a 10 foot table to play on. You're going to tell me the gamblers chest has thus far added ANYTHING of value to the base game besides 1 card "pinup" (re:useless) models?"

      Okay lets address this objectively - most family games shops stock games-workshop games. All of games-workshops game promote violence and war by glorifying the image. Moreover, the most hated foe of the Imperium is Chaos and there are 4 main powers there, knowledge/mutation, disease, pure violence/blood, and pleasure - all types of pleasure. Have you seen the many breasted horrors in some of the ranges? How is a game that is so positive towards war as well as gender biased against women (the only all woman army is the sisters of battle, and as much fun as nuns with guns are, having more diversified representation is something games-workshop has always lacked. But prey tell me, how are any of games-workshop's products family friendly?

      It's one example but zombicide is one that alot of people consider family friendly, the mdoels ar ejust humans and zombies, but the game itself is about killing zombies in new and marvellous ways as it progresses. how is this underlying theme and mechanism of wanton violence family friendly?

      It is a reality that children these days are exposed to sex at a young age. The internet really makes things a whole lot worse to boot. But there are two ways of looking at it - one, the closet view of keeping the young people as uneducated and buried in a cave as you can or the educated you have boy or girl bits they are for this, oh look every animal on the planet has some form of boy or girl bit to do the same thing because procreation is a thing.

      Now Kingdom Death as a setting first came to be with "the Wet Nurse". It was horrifying and unlike anything anyone had seen before and the original 500 or so sold out in less then 18 hours. Pretty good for a starting miniatrues company. The pinups that followed, harkening towards the 1950's era of pinups were equally controversial yet men and women alike and some of the biggest namjes in the miniatures community jumped on them. When Monster launched as a kickstarter there was as much horror and controversy with the monsters but at this stage we knew that Mr Poots would happily make models which had definite sexes and ones which also were twisted beyond belief. There is nothing new here.

      However, and this is the big part here, it's extremely rare to see a board game or miniatures game with a parental guidance rating. Games-workshop don't even list their products outside of a reccommended for 11+ or so, and some of their products is even younger. Kingdom Death: Monster products, which are marketted as "Boutique Horror Fantasy" ALL have a rating of "MA17+ Mature Content" on their packaging.

      This is to say they are not meant for kids. The game and models and expansions are not meant for the whole family. They are meant for people who are mature enough to accept the content and 17+ is a prettyr easonable recommendation and also tells you right off just what the content is like.

      So you're points there are entirely invalid. Move along, you should know what the company's standards for monsters and their setting is, and you saying it's crap and horrifying , don't buy into it, it's really simple, or just buy the core game. Also simple.

      Second point - 10 foot tale? Try less then half of that. Or you know, the floor, like all gamers have used for time immemorial (even Aldous Huxley was snap shotted playing wargames on the floor with his toy soldiers way back when!).

      Third Point - The gamblers Chest has added alternative model sculpts and game content. You can ignore the game content but I, like many here, have the current game and love it and can see how the revealed add on content will change the game for a more immersive and refreshing experience. Some of those models revealed are awesome as well, and more importantly, they are equipped like common survivors in any campaign - the rawhide armour+bone axe is a model you find inside of 2-3 lantern years of most campaigns, it's a model that right away will be of use to anyone. Pinups may be explorations of models in more dynamic poses, but all of them can be inserted into this game. And that's the beauty. If you don't see the content reveald so far as not worth it, then back out of it and stop bitching. It is really a simple solution - don't take the gamblers chest add on. The rest of us are loving it - the content revealed is not even halfway through yet now instead of the murder event being the bane of many a campaign, you can embrace that and celebrate that megalomanic monster in your midst and actually ue him for more then killing survivors off,a nd that's just one way the game content gets changed for the positive.

      tl;dr - get off your high horse John all your points are easily counterable - MA 17+ Matrue Content rating on every single King dom death: Monster box and expansion; no one plays on a 10 foot gaming table, stop dreaming, don't back the gamblers chest if the content is not valuable enough for you. Simple. :)

    17. Brett Smith on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins - If you think you are backing something meant to be kid friendly, you really should have done some research ahead of time. Seriously, 'pledge responsibly'... Your complaints seem extremely ill-informed. It is your responsibility to figure out if Kingdom Death is for you. Of course there was going to be the frogdog, of course there were gong to be pinups...

      @Travis: nice to see you here!

    18. Stephen Smith on December 6, 2016

      Clear up some confusion for me folks. Is there a reward for result 01. Or is the unplanned reward the reward for result 01. Also grats to whomever defeated it :D

      I wasn't sure if he was saying 01 is a reward, but I'm not saying what, and there is a bonus if someone beats the game. or if he means 01 is a reward only if someone beats the game.

    19. Lozenger on December 6, 2016

      Haha love it, glad you're getting to have fun with the campaign!

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      Dickie987056 on December 6, 2016

      @Larry: I always have to transport KD when I play. It's not that difficult. All the cards are in bags, and the minis go in a single tray that fits in my backpack along with the board (although I do admit I have an excessively large backpack).

    21. Shane Williamson on December 6, 2016

      I transport Imperial Assault and that is difficult enough. Have already told my friends that I will NOT be transporting KD:M so they will have to come to my place. The bad part is that I only have 6 months to make it so I can play at my place.

    22. Larry Barriere on December 6, 2016

      I think the funniest thing is that John Mullins actually thinks it's feasible to transport Kingdom Death AND it's expansions to a game store. I mean, i would bring two monsters at most with me and four survivor minis. You aren't going to get through more than two hunts in one session anyways.

    23. Kenny Strasen - Hail Lord Tachanka! {-}7 on December 6, 2016


      I might use wall tack on those "questionable" parts if I take the game to the store, just to get some other adults interested in the game and grow the community. I'll also have to sit against the wall with the rulebook, so no one can walk behind me and see what is in the book. Hahaha.

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      Dickie987056 on December 6, 2016

      The thing I find interesting is that when KD finally arrives in 2017, there will be a number of backers who spend their first day of ownership pushing greenstuff up the Gorm and Phoenix's arse, castrating any visible testicles, and doing god knows what to the Lion God and Sunstalker to make them acceptable to their sensibilities.

      I find that both hilarious and deeply odd if I'm honest.

    25. Kenny Strasen - Hail Lord Tachanka! {-}7 on December 6, 2016

      I'm glad the store I go to has a room that is closed off. Maybe I can ask the store owner to use the room, if I decide to play there with friends. If not, then my friends and I can just play at our own place.

    26. Samael on December 6, 2016

      I love you Poots, you glorious bastard.

      This isn't a campaign. It is entertainment. I can't wait to see what you will do next to torment us. This is the most fun I have had since throwing naked survivors at the hand just to see what would happen to them.

    27. Nigel Phillips
      on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins- I don't play Cards against humanity with kids- it's inappropriate. I don't plan to play KDM with kids for the same reason, though for a certain age range a lot of sniggering would occur. I would hope cannabilism and utter violence would be major issues too

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      Aaron J. Weber
      on December 6, 2016

      @John di Battista Its only cause its a little hard to assume that when you're the kind of person that criticizes something hes pouring money on to get almost everything and has never heard of/played the game before apparently. Lmao.

    29. CowardlyHero on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins. Ignoring the new expansions or even the old expansions the base game is not family appropriate. If you want to take this to a store with children you're going to be very disappointed when they ask you to pack it away when they get a look at the rulebook alone.

      Cutting of the White Lions testicles or having the hands coming out of the Phoenix's sphincter grab a survivor and drag them into the monster is not family friendly.

    30. Kenny Strasen - Hail Lord Tachanka! {-}7 on December 6, 2016

      @Travis Freeman Watch Adam put some amazing stuff into the box, after the campaign is over and all pledge managers have been dealt with. Kind of like rewarding the people who took the gamble and hurt the people who thought, "I don't like this, because there isn't anything good in it. I don't need it."

    31. CaGeRit
      on December 6, 2016

      Have we hit the point where satire is indistinguishable from what it targets. What if John is just a performance satyrist whose out of work?

    32. Marius Friedrichs on December 6, 2016

      Sorry for being late. I'll show myself out ....

    33. Marius Friedrichs on December 6, 2016

      For all of you who missed it, you can see it here:

    34. Larry Barriere on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins. I understand your side of this. But part of this kickstarter is about having fun, which poots is definately doing. I wouldn't want to do this is i wasn't having fun doing it. The gamblers chest, so far is extra survivor miniatures, not pinups. They have unique bases that we can interchange with the armor kits if we like. There's still a bunch to unlock in the gamblers chest. If all you want is the core game and expansions, then pledge at the 1$ level or whatever, and add the cost of the core + expansions to your pledge.

      As for the whole grossed out by vaginas. You're not going to want all the expansions then. The phoenix has hands coming out the butt, the Lion God's tail is a long penis, the Gorm has balls and a penis on it's head.etc. honestly, this game isn't for you. You should probably just back out.

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      Vertseper on December 6, 2016

      This was so genius. Hahaha totally out of place and unexpected, we get rewards for failures and punishment as reward. Certainly there are no rules for this KS

    36. Jason Massatt on December 6, 2016

      @john I guess I just don't understand your post because you rant about the gamblers chest, but all of your evidence/ reasons are false/ have nothing to do with the gamblers chest?

    37. Kenny Strasen - Hail Lord Tachanka! {-}7 on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins Look, mate. I'm new to this game, willing to spend quite a bit on it, and am kind of against the over use for dicks and vags everywhere, but whatever. Get over it, like I am trying to. It's going to be a game that I am sure we will both enjoy. And if you want to drop the Gambler's Chest, then do so. But from what I am seeing with these troll like updates and all, I am going to assume he is going to put some game content in the Chest at the last second. I am starting to understand his way of thinking and his playfulness when it comes to his baby (Kingdom Death). Slowly, I am accepting these weird things and unfamiliar actions. It's quite enjoyable once you leave your negativity at the door. If this really isn't your thing, then you might be in the wrong place. Cheer up, mate. I am sure everything will be fine. :)

    38. John H. Shinholser on December 6, 2016

      Looks like it's been beat. Yay, free stuff!

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      Aaron J. Weber
      on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins Not saying you need to be a part of the club to pledge on this game, but you should certainly know what you're getting into and its not hard to find the information for that.

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      Aaron J. Weber
      on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins The reason why people are outraged by your comments is not entirely by the criticisms you're choosing to make, but the idea that you're even making them at all. Kingdom Death has been around for years now and is clearly know for being a bit controversial in what it includes.

      Its sort of irresponsible to pledge for the game and demand certain things be to your liking. It really isn't hard to cover up or remove what you dislike about these models as well. If Frogdog was too much, whats coming later in this campaign will surely not be to your tastes as well.

      Ultimately what I am trying to say is you seem to have jumped the gun on this pledge before really investigating what it really is to being with.

    41. Angus Lost
      on December 6, 2016

      wow, somebody sat on their gentle sensibilities this morning at the coffee table...

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      Murray Quarmby on December 6, 2016

      I love the gamblers pack. I get an entire new way to handle the skills, and a new mechanism for scouts that effectively will add several more campaigns to my playing time. So even if trying to simplify this, at five bucks per player for a twenty hour game experience and doing this lets say three times, this is already worth sixty bucks to me as a player! AND there is a whole lot more to come! anyone thinking this is not value is focusing on the mechanism (which is for fun and drama) rather than the rewards. Add on the miniatures and this is likely to be the most value packed component of the game.

    43. JayOBedlam on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins, so why back then? If you don't like what's being sold, why get involved?

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      Jonathan A on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins - And yes, "...and GIANT FACES with pussies plopping out LIVE birth on the table. Its fucking gross. Period."

      It IS gross.

    45. Jason Massatt on December 6, 2016

      John, there's a whole new kd advanced rulebook in the gamblers box that expands many aspects of the game including the scouts, advanced murder rules, the entire philosophy system, and more to come. That's a lot of game content already, and if you could point me to a single pinup in the gambler box? And you don't like the frog dog, I get it, but that has nothing to do with the gamblers box, and their are two other new expansions.

    46. Guido Gloor on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins: I think you haven't really looked at any of the older models. There's plenty of vaginas and penises all around, and there's also tentacles doing nasty things here and there. Gorm has a vagina mouth, the Sunstalker is a giant penis, and what is that thing at the end of the Lion God's tongue (that comes out of a mouth that's shaped how again)?

      This is not a game for your average family game store.

    47. Travis Freeman
      on December 6, 2016

      I don't really understand why some people are so upset. Am I wrong is thinking that you can change your pledge the last day of the campaign. If you don't like the final version of the gambler chest, drop it when its all revealed. Is it really a gamble? Maybe not. Is it a bit of fun? Definitely. There are way more people that like the mystery than people that don't, but we all will remember the angry voices, and not the happy ones. I like a world where people try new things, even if it doesn't make everyone happy.

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      Jonathan A on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins - In any other context, I would probably agree with you. For me, this is just an extension of Doom video game concept art or Spawn comic book with an NSFW rating. When i think of a hellworld, I kind of expect nudity with the intent to illicit a reaction. Creatures like these are what I expect in the hellworld of my mind's eye.

    49. Chris Osapai
      on December 6, 2016

      @John Mullins - its not that we disagree, its that we simply don't care. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Now, if you approached the issue with less entitlement, maybe we could have had a decent adult conversation about the issue, instead you chose to be inflammatory and disrespectful about it, and as a result you're getting the same back.