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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.
5,410 backers pledged $2,049,721 to help bring this project to life.
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    1. Salvador Bernadó Sala

      When I saw the title of this update my gaming spirit sunk a bit into darkness.
      I really was looking forward to the expansion.
      To see what other things awaited our settlements, to discover those big cities of legend, to fight new enemies...
      Alas! This won't happen but, at least I'm glad you preferred to cancel it than just make money of an expansion that didn't work.
      I hope we will see the Scribe, the King and the Great Game Hunters later on another expansion.
      Looking forward to see Kingdom Death 2 and what's new for both new and old players.
      May the lantern light shine on your settlement forever.

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      Dunadin777 on

      Love the new Survival of the Fittest card, and super hopeful that the Lantern Festival will make it into the next Kickstarter as an expansion for a sequel campaign--possibly an outcome where your settlement is large and prosperous enough to become one of the villages that manages to thrive amidst the horror.

      My $45 is going to wait eagerly for the next campaign, and probably a paycheck or two. I'm trying to brace myself for the new prices of expansions in this next campaign--as I'm certain we won't benefit from the same scope and quality creep we all got to cash in on this time!

    3. Rascarcapac on

      The cancelation of the lantern festival is a hard but respectful decision. I'm impatient to have the special character cards and all the new stuff that will be available during the next KS campaign.
      I love playing monster! So many things and items to discover!

    4. dan - Zero Presence on

      It's probably for the best. Though I am a little disappointed. Tough decision for Adam & co. but I believe what he says and the reasons given.

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      J Durrant on

      Survival of the fittest protects you from the bone witch :) unless she is added by the heat event :(

    6. Raevyn Fletcher on

      As stated in the support submission, I fully support your decision of quality of product over quantity. I am saddened as this was one of the expansions I wasmost looking foward to(even held off doing any play of the game till it released). Looks like its time to start my campaign. I hope we may see this expansion in some form in the future.

      I also tried to apply for store credit rather than a refund(having cancelled the paypal account linked to the kickstarter awhile ago), i got back a weird bit of code back from the support page:

      Notice: Undefined index: lanternfestival-sub-support-group in /home5/kingdot1/public_html/support-kd/support.php on line 11

      As i dont want to flood the support with extra tickets ill await what is going on here.

    7. Ronald Wanders on

      I respect your decision Adam, it must not have been easy to make a choice like that.
      But if you feel that the expansion didn't live up to the expectations set by yourself and our experiences with the game itself, then that's probably for the best.
      I've grabbed a shirt for myself, so you get a chunk of the pledged amount back.

      I'm really looking forward to the new Kickstarter, as I'm really interested in what you've come up with in addition to helping to fund the reprint obviously (the updated rules will be nice).
      As for your tease... That is a really nice archer miniature, I'm curious what it will be related to.

    8. Brian Moran on

      Was looking forward to the Scribe :( But its understandable and I hope KS2 is a little more on time :P.

    9. Highlord Tamburlaine, Luxurious Reptile

      Hope we can still get a Watcher Cloak Armor set somehow.

    10. biggles on

      Who can I contact about the PayPal? Its all Chinese and when I go in says problem with the PayPal account....but I'm ok with the refund if I can get it...

    11. Neilzebub on

      Sucks that I'll have to wait to get The King into the game, but I can respect the decision to hold off for a better product. Thanks for refunding it, though. I'll be looking forward to giving that money back in the next KS.

    12. Thom on

      While a bit sad to see the Festival cancelled, I cannot fault your logic and desire to deliver a product-and I'd dare say an experience- to the community and player base for this. I have honestly not even been able to play the game, but it's something that a friend and I are always talking about when we are at work, and the game has kept interest stirring more than projects. So, I hope you'll one day be able to create the Festival to your standards =)
      If there is one thing I am disappointed in, it's actually the Art of Death, but I think it's because I was expecting and hoping it would contain art from the Core game as well as every expansion thus far, perhaps even with lore about the world. Still great work, but let me just say that I would absolutely love to see a Tome of KD art and lore bits =3 Seriously, I'd buy a 300+ page book of the art in a heart beat!

      If there is one thing I'm disappointed in it would have to be the amount presented in the Art of Death,

    13. Michael Salt on

      The King is dead, long live the King!

    14. Lawrence Long on

      Of course you will, Poots just gave you $45 back to spend on it.

    15. Solaris on

      I'll be back for KD2 campaign!

    16. Lawrence Long on

      Why is there no option to still receive the models? I suspect there is more to this than it not living up to your standards.

    17. Mark Handford on

      Sad we won't be seeing lantern festival soon, but glad you didn't push out a lackluster product. Very grateful you issued everyone a full refund, I'm hoping to see new expansions in the upcoming kickstarter hopefully including a revamped "lantern festival" which I'd happily back at a more appropriate cost.
      Until then, "they await the king" t-shirt shirt has been purchased, thanks so much for such an amazing game.

    18. GAv on

      Honestly have to say that I'm really bummed about this cancellation. I was really looking forward to those miniatures.

    19. Anton Kuchman on

      Sad to see the Festival go, but hope to see it in the future fully realized as you intend.
      I commend your conduct on the matter, the entire campaign and your amazing work that I have now completely engrossed two separate groups of friends in.
      Here is to another wild ride 19 days from now.

    20. katie on

      I understand where you are coming from a game play play/quality point of view. But as someone who bought this expansion mostly for the really cool minis I must admit to disappointment. I really really wanted that scribe. But thats life.

    21. MRiley on

      Aww :( But the game is great! My group just finished our first run through of it and adored it.

      Already got my refund I noticed, so thanks a lot! Love the game, love the product, and you'll be getting lots more of my business.

      I'll be watching for you on black friday!

    22. Adnapoleon Choudhaparte on

      Very disappointed that the festival is cancelled but I can't complain too much as yes, we too have failed to defeat the watcher so far. We haven't even tried dragon king. I want to complain that I've missed out on something but I wouldn't have actually experienced the content for another year so nothing to get upset about for me.

      Rest assured that $45 is going straight into KDM:Kickstarter2.
      Would have considered buying the T-shirt but only if it said "I ordered the Lantern Festival but all Poots gave me was this crappy T-Shirt"

      Seriously. I'd buy that shirt.

    23. Pop Fugitive

      Honest, sensible, and brilliant. The best Kickstarter I have ever backed and my already off the chart level of respect has only increased.

    24. Octavio Arango on

      Well, it's sad that the expansion isn't happening, but I'm happy with the refund. Now if I could only figure out a way to store all the miniatures, ESPECIALLY teh large ones like the phoenix and the dragon king... :V

    25. CashWiley on

      Wicked sad about the epic Lantern expansion! So much awesome I was hoping to get.

      On the other hand, looking forward to the new form those minis and the content takes in the future. And all the new amazing stuff coming up in a few weeks!


    26. Vhalantru on

      This Kickstarter has been such a journey. For the longest Kickstarter it has delivered with better results than anything else I've backed. Thanks for that Adam. Rest assured those $45 will be going right into KS2 with the full confidence in what you do. I'll be looking forward to seeing the king and scribe again in the future at some point and definitely getting a tshirt when they show up.

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      Mathieu Perreault-Dorion on

      Sad to hear, but I think you've handled it well. I hope the miniatures will come back (especially the Watcher Cloak equipment) in some form in a future expansion.

    28. alendrel ~~Awaits the King~~ on

      As someone that back as much for the models as for the game elements, this is extraordinarily disappointing.

    29. Edward Farkhiev on

      This double sucks for me, I never got my Herald of Death items either =(

    30. Andrew Iverson

      Sad to see it go, but have to admit you handled it well. Had other kickstarters raise far over goal, then not deliver anything, and offer less in return.

    31. Teamski

      That really blows.

    32. SVR The Boy on

      In agreement with everyone else. Sad to see the festival go but totally understand. Will be here on the 25th at 12:01 to wait to see what craziness you have in store for us.

    33. Jordan Gledhill on

      Is there any way to put that money into different expansions at the original Kickstarter price? I wanted the Lantern Festival expansion for minis more than for the content. And having passed on some of the other expansions in favor of this one, I am now quite upset about the cancellation of this expansion. I've supported every decision you've made up to this point. The amount of work put into the game to make it as good as it is, regardless of the time, I was supportive of it. But I can't help but feel slightly cheated at this decision. If I could put the $45 back into the KD:M to get some of the other expansions at the price they were available at the time of the original campaign, I would feel a lot better about this.

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      CDDW on

      There are a million ways this could have been handled, but this was the classiest. Thanks for the best KS ever, time to check "delivered" and get ready for 19 days from now!

    35. Xeno Pepper on

      Very sad that the Lantern Festival was cancelled, but the utmost respect for how you informed us and refunded everyone who pledged towards it. Thank you Adam, you are amazing and have made this my best Kickstarter experience to date!

    36. Tom D.B. on

      Sad to see this is over. No festival. But I understand this was always a labor of love. I'm more than happy with the content and quality of the game as it stands now. Hope the 2nd kickstarter will be as amazing as the first one was. Cya then!

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      Chris Laine on

      Well, it's disappointing to not get the lantern festival but I'm happy that you have the integrity to put quality ahead of money. I look forward to seeing what new surprises you have in store for us with the new Kickstarter.

    38. Ramon Gomez on

      Hey look! Survival of the Fittest actually does something useful now. :)