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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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Liane the Wayfarer

Frumious Flumph
I suspect Avatar hit at just the right time: pandemic issues still have people in a TTRPG buying mood, the TV show still has a lot of legs with the fandom, and the presentation makes it look like a gorgeous product.
 




Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Yeah, that early bird free dragon mini reward made for a pretty big drop. It did it's job, I guess!

Common wisdom is that early bird reads make for a good launch, but put off later backers who feel they are missing out and undervalued. That's why I don't use them (but then I've not made a million dollars in one day, so who am I to talk?)

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Jadeite

Explorer
A large number of backers for Tanares are in for the minis and the boardgame expansion. While some of the others offered minis as well in the past, it's really significant this time.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
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There's not much in it for the first day, but the drop off seems sharper (note that 3rd day is today, so it will be higher by the end of the day).
So this is how that curve is currently looking.

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It looks to me like that free dragon mini front loaded this campaign for a really strong launch, but that effect only lasted a day or so.
 

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