Monte Cook Games & Free League Lead The TTRPG Crowdfunding Charts!

Unlike the Million Dollar Kickstarter Club which lists individual TTRPG campaigns which have broken the $1M mark, this list compiles the total raised by crowdfunding by each creator.


These are all the creators I could find which had a TTRPG Kickstarter or Backerkit and had totalled over $2M in crowdfunding. I've noted the total number of campaigns and also the number which were TTRPG -- so 12 (7) means that they have 12 crowdfunding campaigns, 7 of which were for a TTRPG. This is just Kickstarter and Backerkit; I am aware that several other platforms exist.

I cut it off at $2M as the number of entries grows rapidly below that. As it is there are approaching 600 crowdfunding campaigns represented in the table below.

d45d8a2b948b141d23e534906c5ff04d_original.jpg

Somewhat arbitrarily I have highlighted the ones which have 50% or more of their crowdfunders in TTRPGS (as opposed to boardgames and other tabletop games). This creates a TTRPG-specific list as follows:
  1. Monte Cook Games
  2. Free League
  3. Magpie Games
  4. Hit Point Press
  5. Richard Thomas
  6. Kobold Press
  7. Matt Colville
  8. Exalted Funeral
  9. Shane Hensley
  10. Goodman Games
  11. Ghostfire Gaming
  12. DnD Shorts
  13. Modiphius
  14. Morrus
  15. Jim Searcy
  16. Loot Tavern
  17. MonkeyDM
  18. Eldermancy
  19. Nord Games
  20. Dungeon Dudes
  21. Russ Charles
  22. Palladium Books

PositionCreatorTotal $ (KICKSTARTER)# Campaigns (#RPG) (KICKSTARTER)Total $ (BACKERKIT)# Campaigns ($RPG) (BACKERKIT)TOTAL $
1Steamforged Games$31,780,64716 (1)$31,780,647
2Monte Cook Games$9,814,56822 (22)$3,399,4724 (4)$13,214,040
3Reaper Miniatures$12,537,4257 (1)$12,537,425
4Free League (+ Fria Ligan)$11,926,21927 (23)$11,926,219
5Mantic Games$11,767,38121 (1)$629,4601 (0)$12,395,841
6Magpie Games$10,333,9503 (2)$10,333,950
7Stronghold Games$9,310,40811 (1)$9,310,408
8Sandy Petersen$8,170,10024 (3)$8,170,100
9Hit Point Press$7,618,39311 (10)$7,618,393
10Richard Thomas$7,559,98048 (46)$7,559,980
11Kobold Press$6,931,00524 (24)$6,931,005
12A.J. Porfirio$6,504,06423 (1)$6,604,064
13Dragori Games$6,022,6754 (1)$6,022,675
14Matt Colville$5,578,2673 (3)$344,6511 (1)$5,922,918
15Exalted Funeral$5,624,83812 (12)$240,5201 (1)$5,865,258
16Cephalofair Games--$5,053,3801 (0.5)$5,053,380
17Shane Hensley$4,654,32429 (29)$4,654,324
18Steve Jackson Games$4,544,50535 (3)$4,544,505
19Legends of Avantris$4,020,2341 (1)$4,020,234
201985 Games$3,904,3197 (3)$108,9501 (0)$4,013,269
21Goodman Games$3,642,98833 (33)$133,3311 (1)$3,776,319
22Ghostfire Gaming$3,615,4426 (6)$159,0851 (1)$3,774,537
23DnD Shorts$3,327,2041 (1)$3,327,204
24Chris Birch (Modiphius)$3,254,7099 (6)$3,254,709
25Privateer Press$3,192,76012 (4)$3,192,760
26Morrus$2,929,56143 (43)$2,929,561
27Jim Searcy$2,923,72012 (11)$2,923,720
28Loot Tavern$2,729,2464 (2)$2,729,246
29MonkeyDM$2,692,6981 (1)$2,692,698
30Horrible Guild$2,620,5658 (2)$2,620,565
31Eldermancy$2,496,4783 (3)$2,496,478
32GAME START$2,495,47612 (2)$2,495,476
33Nord Games$2,458,24125 (22)$2,458,241
34Everything Epic$2,340,87020 (1)$2,340,870
35Mike Gnade$2,340,37717 (3)$2,340,377
36Dungeon Dudes$2,304,5152 (2)$2,304,515
37Atlas Games$2,284,13613 (4)$2,284,136
38Russ Charles$2,251,3885 (5)$2,251,388
39Certifiable Studios$2,159,4988 (1)$2,159,498
40Palladium Books$2,084,9283 (2)$2,084,928
 

log in or register to remove this ad


log in or register to remove this ad


agrayday

Explorer
Steamforged is a board game company which happens to have released one TTRPG product. It only ‘technically’ qualifies for the list as it’s really not a TTRPG company.


I don't know what that means.
I mean to say, their idea of a "quality product" is much lower on delivery day.

There are very few positive or highly praised reviews of their boardgames outside of "nice miniatures".

The Dark Souls RPG had a laundry list of editing, gameplay and presentation issues.

So it means they need to do better before i buy anything related to an RPG or a Boardgame, and i think that's well known in the Boardgame community circles.

I do understand most people like their Miniatures, that is their bread & butter.
 

Superchunk77

Adventurer
Free League Kickstarters are legendary for their quality, value, and being delivered on-time. Not suprised to see them so high on that list. My mountain of Forbidden Lands books and boxes in my bedroom is testament to that lol.
 

Superchunk77

Adventurer
Trying to force everything into one design paradigm is bad forthe industry. We know this from experience -- d20, anyone? There are some things that I think 5E would work fine for (Star Wars for example, IMO) but generally I prefer if games go with bespoke systems. Palladium rules are a mess, for sure, but going 5E isn't the only way to save them. Savage Worlds Rifts shows that, if nothing else.
I will second that whole-heartedly. I'm just sick to death of "5e" adaptations of everything. So much so that I sold all of my 5e books and purchased a whole bunch of Pathfinder 1e material.
 

agrayday

Explorer
Free League Kickstarters are legendary for their quality, value, and being delivered on-time. Not suprised to see them so high on that list. My mountain of Forbidden Lands books and boxes in my bedroom is testament to that lol.
As a participant of several Free League KS & Pre-Orders, i have not experienced "being delivered on time" since before 2021. They are high quality products when they do arrive, and i cant really think of a better quality & value based competitor in the RPG market.
 

Remove ads

Remove ads

AD6_gamerati_skyscraper

Remove ads

Upcoming Releases

Top