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Million Dollar TTRPG Kickstarter Club

Avatar Legends leads the pack in an exclusive club -- Kickstarters for tabletop roleplaying game products which have broken the $1M barrier! It is currently the most successful TTRPG Kickstarter in history with a funding total of nearly $10M, and over 80,000 backers.

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This list comprises Kickstarters specifically for tabletop roleplaying games or supplements which have exceeded $1M. It does not include Kickstarters for miniatures, software, dice, or other accessories.


  • The first TTRPG Kickstarter to break $1M was 7th Sea: Second Edition (2016) by John Wick.
  • The first to break $2M was Strongholds & Streaming (2018) by Matt Colville.
  • The first to break $9M was Avatar Legends (2021) from Magpie Games.
  • 7/13 in the list included miniatures in their campaigns.
  • 9/13 in the list are designed for D&D 5E.
In the 12 years since Kickstarter's creation in 2009 until the start of 2021, 4 TTRPG projects beat the $1M mark. In the months since March 2021, until the time of writing, a further 9 projects have done so.

$1M+ TTRPG Kickstarters: The Official $1M TTRPG Kickstarter Club

#​
KickstarterCreatorDate EndedBackersAmountAverage Pledge
1​
Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying GameMagpie GamesSeptember 202181,549$9,533,258$117
2​
Strongholds & Streaming*^Matt ColvilleMarch 201828,918$2,121,465$73
3​
The One Ring Roleplaying Game, Second EditionFree LeagueMarch 202116,591$2,025,288$122
4​
Heliana's Guide to Monster Hunting^Loot TavernJuly 202118,082$1,845,422$102
5​
The Seeker's Guide to Twisted Taverns^EldermancyMarch 202117,921$1,650,076$92
6​
Kingdoms, Warfare & More Minis!*^Matt ColvilleNovember 201919,033$1,372,685$72
7​
Grim Hollow: The Monster Grimoire*^Ghostfire GamingMay 202115,530$1,348,160$87
8​
7th Sea: Second EditionJohn WickMarch 201611,483$1,316,813$115
9​
Dungeons of Drakkenheim*^Dungeon DudesAugust 202113,376$1,279,240$96
10​
Auroborous: Coils of the Serpent*^Warchief GamingMay 202110,218$1,260,863$123
11​
Coyote & Crow the Roleplaying GameConnor AlexanderApril 202116,269$1,073,453$66
12​
Humblewood Campaign Setting for 5e*^Hit Point PressApril 201914,604$1,001,085$69
TBA​
Tanares RPG - 5e*^Dragori GamesOctober 2021TBATBATBA
*includes miniatures
^D&D-related

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

Feepdake

Explorer
Just wondering... Is there a list of hundred thousand dollar ttrpg Kickstarter?

Would be interesting to see those who made it to a tier just below the million dollar list.
 

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Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
Unlike a lot of other Kickstarters, I think this one could be bringing a LOT of new folks into the RPG hobby. I am glad this is Magpie's biggest hit, instead of one of many (like for example Free League that has had a string of hits); so I am hopeful they will put a TON of support into this game and bring all those new folks to a place where many of them love RPGs like I assume almost all of us do.

(I'm not saying Free League doesn't support their games, but I have to imagine their focus is... split among all the strong games they have).
 


Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
That many for ttrpgs?
50 per year of over $100k? Hmmm, maybe. I mean, there are so many ttrpg kickstarters that Egg doesn't cover... Timewatch (a Gumshoe game) funded for $105k in 2014.
Feng Shui 2
Tome of Beasts
Numenara into the Ninth World
Burning Wheel Codex
Apocalypse World 2e
Pugmire v1
Worlds of Cypher System
and so forth and so on. That's just stuff I watched (did not back any of those).
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Just wondering... Is there a list of hundred thousand dollar ttrpg Kickstarter?

Would be interesting to see those who made it to a tier just below the million dollar list.
I’ll let you make that list! Waaaay too much work for me!
 


Feepdake

Explorer
1​
Numenera 2: Discovery and DestinyMonte Cook Games$845,258
2​
Ptolus: Monte Cook's City by the SpireMonte Cook Games$782,923
3​
Animal Adventures: The Faraway SeaPainting & Polygons£543,996
4​
Grim Hollow: The Players Guide (5e)Ghostfire Gaming$741,685
5​
Encyclopedia: Lore Book & Toolbox for your 5E CampaignStudio Agate$711,432
6​
Deluxe Exalted 3rd EditionOnyx Path Publishing$684,755
7​
Deluxe Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary EditionOnyx Path Publishing$672,899
8​
Invisible SunMonte Cook Games$664,274
9​
More Magic items for 5e: The Griffon's Saddlebag | Book OneGriffin Macaulay$663,131
10​
Heckna! Carnival Horror Campaign Setting for 5eHit Point Press$653,970
11​
Robert E. Howard's Conan Roleplaying GameModiphius Entertainment£436,755
12​
Twilight: 2000 – Roleplaying in the WWIII That Never WasFree League PublishingSEK 5,424,755
13​
Anime 5E – Fifth Edition Fantasy Role-Playing ReimaginedDyskami Publishing Company$608,702
14​
Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying GameMagpie Games$602,022
15​
IRON KINGDOMS: REQUIEM 5ePrivateer Press$594,119
16​
Call of Cthulhu ClassicChaosium$591,470
17​
Your Best Game Ever!Monte Cook Games$581,673
18​
Deadlands: the Weird WestPinnacle Entertainment Group$568,636
19​
Call of Cthulhu 7th EditionChaosium$561,836
20​
Ruins of Symbaroum for 5EFree League PublishingSEK 4,765,402
21​
Corvus Belli's INFINITY Roleplaying GameModiphius Entertainment£346,330
22​
Creatures: Complete Monster Compendium for 5EStudio Agate$531,172
23​
Savage Worlds Adventure EditionPinnacle Entertainment Group$524,170
24​
Arcana of the Ancients, a 5E science-fantasy sourcebookMonte Cook Games$520,207
25​
Numenera: A new roleplaying game from Monte CookMonte Cook Games$517,255
26​
Inferno - Dante's Guide to Hell for 5eAcheron€412,820
 
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Feepdake

Explorer
27​
Animal Adventures: Secrets of Gullet Cove (5e)Painting & Polygons£370,302
28​
Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game (5e)Mantic Games£360,519
29​
Vault of Magic for 5Kobold Press$474,24
30​
Things from the Flood - Sequel to Tales from the Loop RPGFree League PublishingSEK 4,249,903
31​
Odyssey of the Dragonlords: 5th Edition Adventure BookArcanum Worlds$456,332
32​
Rifts® for Savage WorldsPinnacle Entertainment Group$438,076
33​
Fate CoreEvil Hat Productions$433,365
34​
LancerMassif Press$432,029
35​
Stargate SG-1 Roleplaying GameWyvern Gaming$426,806
36​
The Strange, a Tabletop RPG by Bruce Cordell & Monte CookMonte Cook Games$418,478
37​
Tome of Beasts 2 for 5th Edition: 400 New MonstersKobold Press$413,021
38​
Pathfinder for Savage WorldsPinnacle Entertainment Group$411,355
39​
Tales from the Loop - Roleplaying in the '80s That Never WasFree League PublishingSEK 3,745,896
40​
The ExpanseGreen Ronin Publishing$402,832
 
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Feepdake

Explorer
41​
Deluxe Changeling: the Dreaming 20th AnniversaryOnyx Path Publishing$380,058
42​
Deluxe Werewolf the Apocalypse 20th AnniversaryOnyx Path Publishing$380,015
43​
Numenera: Liminal ShoresMonte Cook Games$378,408
44​
Altered Carbon: The Role Playing GameHunters Entertainment$372,547
45​
Delta Green: The Role-Playing GameArc Dream Publishing$362,324
46​
Into the Mother Lands - An Original Afrofuturist TTRPGTanya DePass$360,606
47​
Torchbearer 2eThe Burning Wheel$359,031
48​
Hexbound: A Witchy Supplement for 5eHit Point Press$358,507
49​
Torg EternityUlisses Spiele$355,992
50​
Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying GameGreater Than Games$354,307
51​
Forbidden Lands - Retro Open-World Survival Fantasy RPGFree League PublishingSEK 2,828,267
52​
DCC Dying EarthGoodman Games$ 351,298
53​
Exalted: Essence Tabletop Roleplaying GameOnyx Path Publishing$349,260
54​
Planet MercenarySchlock Mercenary$348,641
55​
Ironsworn: StarforgedTomkin Press$347,983
56​
The Devil Made Us Do ItMonte Cook Games$347,215
57​
Worlds of Web DM: Weird WastelandsWeb DM$343,633
58​
Paranoia RPGMongoose Publishing£217,517
59​
Stibbles' Codex of CompanionsEldermancy$340,087
60​
Invisible Sun – Return to the ActualityMonte Cook Games$339,478
61​
KULT: Divinity Lost - Horror Roleplaying Game (RPG)HelmgastSEK 2,746,655
62​
Scion 2nd Edition Tabletop RPGOnyx Path Publishing$334,714
63​
Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought for Exalted 3rd Ed.Onyx Path Publishing$331,392
64​
Menagerie of Magic: A collection of Magic items for DnD 5eGreedy Mimic Games£250,766
65​
TRUDVANG CHRONICLESRiotMindsSEK 2,709,837
66​
John Carter of Mars - The Roleplaying GameModiphius Entertainment£228,055
67​
THE FANTASY TRIP – Old-School Roleplaying!Steve Jackson Games$314,572
68​
Forbidden Lands RPG – Book of Beasts and The BloodmarchFree League PublishingSEK 2,738,544
69​
WanderhomePossum Creek Games$306,511
70​
Worlds of the Cypher SystemMonte Cook Games$304,430
 
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Feepdake

Explorer
71​
Sirens: Battle of the Bards (5e)Apotheosis Studios$299,164
72​
Thirsty Sword LesbiansEvil Hat Productions$298,568
73​
Delta Green: The ConspiracyArc Dream Publishing$296,875
74​
Deluxe Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary EditionOnyx Path Publishing$295,645
75​
Traveller 5th EditionFar Future Enterprises$294,628
76​
Old-School Essentials: Advanced FantasyExalted Funeral$291,549
77​
Lunars: Fangs at the GateOnyx Path Publishing$288,526
78​
Exclusive Numenera Boxed Set Edition from Monte Cook GamesMonte Cook Games$286,565
79​
Nightfell: Horror Fantasy Setting for 5eAngelo Peluso$242,703
80​
Vaesen - Nordic Horror RoleplayingFree League PublishingSEK 2,717,353
81​
Deluxe V20 Dark AgesOnyx Path Publishing$281,392
82​
Legendary Kingdoms - Crown & TowerSpidermind Games£203,902
83​
Achtung! Cthulhu - The WW2 Keeper's & Investigator's GuidesModiphius Entertainment£177,557
84​
Unknown Armies Third Edition Roleplaying GameAtlas Games$266,084
85​
Southlands 5th Edition: A Realm of High AdventureKobold Press$265,726
86​
Dark Matter Starter Set: Science Fiction for DnD 5EMage Hand Press$264,628
87​
Roll & Play: The Game Master's Fantasy ToolkitSam Bartlett£209,486
88​
The Guide to GloranthaChaosium$260,962
89​
Out of the Box: Encounters for 5th EditionNerdarchy$256,734
90​
Mutant Chronicles 3rd Ed. RPGModiphius Entertainment£151,072
91​
Alkander's Almanac of All Things (5e)The Dungeon Coach$251,389
92​
Svilland: 5E Norse Setting & Freyja's Tears A Grim AdventureDream Realm Storytellers£189,398
93​
Creature Codex: 5th Edition MonstersKobold Press$248,771
94​
Rappan AthukFrog God Games$246,541
95​
Through the Breach: A Malifaux Roleplaying GameWyrd Miniatures$243,945
96​
Deep Magic for 5th Edition: A Tome of New Spells & ArcanaKobold Press$240,373
97​
Mind's Eye Theatre: Vampire The MasqueradeBy Night Studios$239,955
98​
Carbon 2185 (5e) reprint & Terminal OverdriveDragon Turtle Games£182,198
99​
Uncharted Lands: Book & STL CollectionDanny Herrero$236,346
100​
Forbidden Lands - The Bitter Reach Campaign and ReprintFree League PublishingSEK 2,302,706
 
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babi_gog

Explorer
Thanks for the list of the next tier down @Feepdake, any chance of being able to add a source for the data. Also though more work, to add dates (year) for the campaigns, this would then allow for mapping these figures against those that made over $1m.
 

Feepdake

Explorer
Thanks for the list of the next tier down @Feepdake, any chance of being able to add a source for the data. Also though more work, to add dates (year) for the campaigns, this would then allow for mapping these figures against those that made over $1m.

Ok, I'll try. Btw, should I keep the entire list on this thread or make a new one?
 






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