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Cooperative board game set in a nightmare-horror world. Fight for your life, scavenge, craft, and band together to survive.
Cooperative board game set in a nightmare-horror world. Fight for your life, scavenge, craft, and band together to survive.
Cooperative board game set in a nightmare-horror world. Fight for your life, scavenge, craft, and band together to survive.
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    1. Missing avatar

      Jeff Kagel on January 20

      For those interested: just listed all of my expansions from the original KS on ebay, plus a ton of the collectors figures that are long out of print. user name: j_storm

    2. Alpharius
      on October 16, 2017

      Quick questions - as the 1.5 Core Box is almost upon us, do we have good, accurate build guides/instructions for all the monsters now?


    3. Crown of Ra on May 7, 2017

      Hey all,I'm fighting the butcher for the 1st timeand I have a question about the butcher's furious breastplate specifically the "+2 toughness to wound" what does that even mean? How do you wound this? Thanks.

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      Joshua Blake on May 6, 2017

      Weird email...but I'd like an expansion ;)

    5. Jared Bond
      on May 6, 2017

      Ah, looks like it was a hiccup/echo from the first Kickstarter campaign. Odd.

    6. Jared Bond
      on May 6, 2017

      Yours have a "$0.00" pledge amount, and $0.00 add-ons?

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      erik salazar on May 6, 2017

      Me too Jared, came here to see what it was about

    8. Jared Bond
      on May 6, 2017

      Got a weird backerkit email....

    9. Soljah wants Sodom on January 12, 2017

      I understand why ringtail fox was left out being the whole underground campaign with the rock worm queen etc but why introduce the silver city them? :p maybe just to get more lion gods sold I guess

    10. Rinion on January 10, 2017

      Its sadly the same with the Sunstalker campaign too. Straight from Prologue to Hey Make Your Settlement and Deck, a bit jarring that its missing but not the end of the world and easy to fill in. Instead of stumbling upon the Lantern Hoard you come across the Throne or Sun Pool etc.

    11. Micheal B on January 9, 2017

      Hey all... any survivors out there?
      I have a question for poeople who bought the Dragon King expansion and have played it..
      Have I missed someyhing or is there no lead in story that links the initial showdown to the People of tye Stars campaign.. it just seemed like there was no continuity from the lion showdown to meeting the Tyrant on his throne..
      Any thoughts?

    12. John D on January 8, 2017

      ...well, this was fun ;)

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      Reiner Perillo on December 16, 2016

      How will I know if I received all my rewards????

    14. Daniel M
      on December 14, 2016

      @Mathieu Perreault-Dorion Unarmored sprue

    15. Daniel M
      on December 14, 2016

      @brooks Nice, makes Gambler lantern an even better deal

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      Mathieu Perreault-Dorion on December 11, 2016

      I'm trying to locate the extra prologue survivors heads, on what sprue are they located?

    17. Duncan on December 5, 2016

      @Malek Thanks; that's exactly what I needed.

      @Rick Sorgdrager It's not a matter of understanding it. It's a matter of being 45 years old and knowing the people I game with very well. If a better ending is forthcoming then that's great but I cannot play the game with this current ending. Apart from the fact that I personally think the current ending is lame, I *know* my gaming friends will hate it. And there are too many other games out there to convince them to play a game with an ending I know they'll hate and then the game never gets played again.

    18. Rick Sorgdrager
      on December 2, 2016

      @Duncan; Don't spoil yourself dude.
      It takes hours and hours to get there. Play the game once you've played enough to that point you'll understand it just fine.

    19. Marek on December 1, 2016


      1) This site is your friend:

      2) Regarding Watcher you read it right. Take a note that updated version will introduce new end boss. So we might see new ending.

    20. Duncan on November 30, 2016

      I hate to ask a "noob" question at this point but I was unemployed when I got my copy of the game and it's just been sitting gathering dust. Now that I've (finally) gotten around to looking through things I have 2 problems:

      1) Looking at the sprues makes me feel like a deer staring at the headlights. I can't even begin to parse what goes with what, what's extra, what's anything. Is there a chart anywhere that identifies what each piece on each sprue is?

      2) I was looking at the game end encounter with the Watcher. If you lose this fight then everyone is dead? If you win this fight then everyone is dead? Am I essentially reading this right? If it is, then has anyone house-ruled something better? I'm just going to piss the crap out of my gaming friends if I try to pull that kind of ending on them - even taking the theme into consideration.

    21. Spyke Alexander
      on November 29, 2016

      Nevermind. I obviously haven't had enough caffeine. Found them.

      Follow-question. Will we be able to over-pledge to order the newer items like before?

    22. Spyke Alexander
      on November 29, 2016

      So as someone who backed this version, is there a specific upgrade option in the new Kickstarter that is an "upgrade" option, or do we have to just get everything over again?

      I tried looking over on the new site and there wasn't anything that jumped out and said, "If you are an original backer, pick this". Apologies if it is obvious to anyone else.

    23. Luis Fernando Ramos on November 28, 2016

      In that case, you should add the oatmeal other KS, bears vs babies to the amount of Exploding kittens for a fair compare ;)

    24. Susan Davis
      on November 27, 2016

      $6,732,850 would be the point at which KD:M 1.0 and KD:M 1.5 would combine to tie Exploding Kittens. That's $1,895,019 from now, or only 39% of how far we've gotten in two days.

    25. Jamie on November 25, 2016

      Hey is there any way to check if you did back / pay for the Lantern Festival expansion. I kind of thought I had gone 'all-in' and had one of everything. But I don't see a refund on my paypal .. so maybe I didn't? (Kind of more annoying then that I thought I had and had been waiting for something I wasn't even getting - if I did arrive).

    26. Edwardo on November 25, 2016

      Bye here, Hi there

    27. num on November 25, 2016

      the sale is up on the store. new mini : "black friday ninja"

    28. Josh Barbee on November 24, 2016

      sooooo close to morning!

    29. Jamie on November 24, 2016

      This is Adam though so it very well could be launched 1 minute before the end of the day.

    30. Francois on November 24, 2016

      10 minutes before the madness is unleashed once again.

    31. Ross B - Grim Trophy of the Robber Crab on November 24, 2016

      May my credit card feel the dread of what may come.

    32. John D on November 24, 2016

      Adam has a clock?


    33. Ronald Wanders on November 24, 2016

      Preston : If Adam has advertised it well, that might be doable, but I doubt it.

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      Preston James Harpe on November 24, 2016

      Soooooo, how fast will they hit 1 million dollars?

      4 Hours?

    35. RocK_M on November 24, 2016



    36. Daniel M
      on November 24, 2016

      At least another 11.5 hours to go. Adam will start it on Black Friday.

    37. Felipe Mascarenhas on November 24, 2016

      lets join the Hype train for the new KS today!!!!

    38. Francois on November 22, 2016

      @alendrel: when you go in a group's member list, you can also see the list of admins/mods, there's 6 total.

    39. alendrel ~~Awaits the King~~ on November 22, 2016

      Does anyone know who the admins of By Lanterns Light in FB are?

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      Nick Benkse on November 21, 2016

      @Murray: hey if they outright SAID that it was financial I'd be all for it. Who cares about things like written agreements on things, KS aren't promises or anything, we give in good faith and all that stuff. We gave money, they made mistakes, we pay the price for that. Whatever its capitalism, Caveat Emptor and all that good ol' jazz. I just know that if I wanted I could buy a recast right now from a Chinese site of everything KD for a fraction of the price and just as good quality resin. I don't because I want to support these peeps. Just, sorry I didn't drink the kool-aid, I won't buy the 'I wasn't happy with it so I'm keeping it' when it IS all about the money. Honesty has some strong points, if it was money which we're speculating just admit it. The given word just comes across as weak in my ears, and I'd rather have facts. When a large part of the backers didn't even want the game just the mini's and the creator pulls product on something they don't care about, and they offer no alternative, it is just bad showmanship. I'm already planning on backing the next kickstarter, I love the game and all that comes with it. Just the managing of it could use some work.

    41. Daniel M
      on November 21, 2016

      With a refund given and the huge discount backers received on everything else in the campaign, I don't think there is justification to complain. I would understand disappointment, but wouldn't understand complaining.

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      Murray Quarmby on November 21, 2016

      @Nick: That's easy. (adopts an American accent): 'It didn't work as an extension and I was not happy. Add to that (conjecture here so not a real comment at all), the price point was completely messed, the postage plus the cost of the kit would have sent the company bankrupt (like we almost suffered on the main game and other expansions), so we decided to stop the double guessing, return cash, having over delivered on the rest of the game. Sorry if staying in business and wanting a quality product is not a priority but we do want to continue delivering rather than belly up and have the system flounder after so much effort and support.'

      Just my two cents. Me? I have nothing but respect for the effort and quality to date. If the product was offered in the kick starter at a higher cost I will buy without question. Put simply, no-one has really lost out over this (and factor in the main game price hike and you are way way ahead) so there really is not a lot of ground for complaint other than personal feelings.

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      Nick Benkse on November 20, 2016

      I'm wondering how they'll explain the King being on the next kickstarter for a higher price. We know it'll be there, won't be 45 bucks either. I dig the game, sure enough, play it all the time. I was really hoping for the Festival since we've gotten to the end a few times and wanted more but... Just wondering what the excuse for the 'we didn't have it before, but we have it now because (insert answer here)

    44. RocK_M on November 18, 2016

      I was really looking forward to the Lantern... yes it would be a complete and utter slog to even get to that content but I sorta see it as a really cool "bonus stage" to aim for at the end of a campaign..

      But you know what. Just the insane amount of awesome gameplay + minis on just the base game itself and then add in all the great add-ons/expansions and the insanely cheap price for them more than bloody makes up for not getting *one* expansion I'm not getting!

      Looking forward to KS No.2 next week! :D

    45. Vietsimon Tran on November 18, 2016

      @Daniel I did the other day. Had a response and replied, but haven't heard anything since yesterday. This worries me a little.

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