The Biggest TTRPG Kickstarter Creators: Free League Is King!

They say you can't make a million in tabletop RPGs. With 26 successful campaigns totaling nearly $8,000,000, Swedish company Free League is one of the big heavyweights of tabletop roleplaying Kickstarters. Their latest offering, Ruins of Symbaroum, has already joined that streak of killer Kickstarter campaigns with over three weeks still to go.

Free League currently tops the chart (boosted by its recent $2M The One Ring campaign), but Monte Cook Games is right behind them.

As of November 2022.

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Everybody has heard of the giant $1M+ Kickstarter successes (Matt Colville, John Wick's 7th Sea, The One Ring, Coyote & Crow, Twisted Taverns, and Humblewood). I've already compiled that list. This list, on the other hand, is a look at the totals raised by various Kickstarter creators over all their projects which add up to $1M or more. These totals were correct at the time of posting. If you're reading this in the future, they're probably outdated!


It's a work in progress, so if I've missed any obvious contenders, let me know. I only included creators who were primarily doing tabletop RPGs on the platform, but I didn't audit every project, so the totals will include any other things they've done. I also stuck to Kickstarter for the sake of my own sanity; several other crowdfunding platforms are available!

Company/Creator​
Projects​
Known For​
Biggest Campaign
Total Funded​
1Free League
27​
Tales from the Loop, The One RingTHE ONE RING Roleplaying Game, Second Edition$7,839,651*
2Richard Thomas (Onyx Path)
46​
World/Chronicles of DarknessDeluxe Exalted 3rd Edition$7,264,672
3Monte Cook Games
22​
Numenera, Cypher SystemNumenera 2: Discovery and Destiny$6,671,520
4Hit Point Press
9​
HumblewoodThe Deck of Many Animated Spells, Tarot, and More for 5E$3,865,801
5Shane Hensley (PEG)
27​
Savage WorldsDeadlands: the Weird West$3,569,108
6Matt Colville
2​
Strongholds & StreamingStrongholds & Streaming$3,494,150
7Kobold Press
22​
Midgard, 5E hardcoversVault of Magic for 5th Edition$2,867,580
8Jim Searcy (Studio Agate)
11​
EsterenEncyclopedia: Lore Books & Toolbox for your 5E Campaign$2,254,420
9Morrus (EN Publishing)
28​
Level Up: Advanced 5th EditionLevel Up: Advanced 5th Edition$2,092,648*
10Eldermancy
2​
The Seeker's Guide to Twisted TavernsThe Seeker's Guide to Twisted Taverns$1,990,428
11Evil Hat Productions
16​
FateThe Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game$1,969,348
12Frog God Games
29​
Swords & Wizardy, Tome of HorrorsRappan Athuk$1,906,713
13Ghostfire Gaming
3​
Grim Hollow (5E setting)Grim Hollow: The Monster Grimoire$2,373,990*
14Loot Tavern
3​
Heliana's Guide to Monster HuntingHeliana's Guide to Monster Hunting$1,874.061
15Goodman Games
33​
Dungeon Crawl ClassicsDCC RPG 4th Printing$1,756,612
16John Wick
10​
7th Sea7th Sea: 2nd Edition$1,640,153
17Ulisses Spiel
15​
Fading Suns, Dark EyeTorg Eternity$1,621,113
18Modiphius Entertainment
7​
Conan, Star Trek, many other licensed 2d20 gamesRobert E. Howard's Conan Roleplaying Game$1,618,550*
19RiotMinds
13​
TrudvangTrudvang Chronicles$1,461,447*
20Russ Charles
4​
Animal Adventures (5E setting)Animal Adventures: Tales of Dungeons and Doggies$1,413,286
21Warchief Gaming
1​
Auroborous (5E setting)Auroborous: Coils of the Serpent$1,260,863
22Connor Alexander
1​
Coyote & CrowCoyote & Crow the Role Playing Game$1,073,453

*converted to USD
 
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