FAQ: Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5
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What is a stretch goal?

As this campaign pummels through milestones of funding we will reveal all kinds of things that these levels of funding allow us to accomplish.

This includes the following: Upgrades to items you already pledged for (at no additional cost, you need not do anything to get these). E.G., new game cards for the 1.5 game and update pack,, a brand new final boss for the game, and many others.

Add-ons that we can now produce and offer to backers. If you want an add-on you’ll need to update your pledge to include the value of this add on. E.G., Expansions to the game (huge game changing new foes), promo figures, promo cards, Kingdom Death pinups.

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:48

What is Kingdom Death Monster like to play?

We're so lucky that there are amazing people out there playing the game and making it look so good. Please check them out for a taste of what it's like.

Twitch Game Night playing live and past recording. https://www.twitch.tv/twitchgamenight

Beasts of War documenting the first two years of play with Chris Handley. http://www.beastsofwar.com/monster/play-kingdom-death-monster-lantern-year/

There is an amazing community over at Board Game Geek that covers so many aspects of the game experience. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/55690/kingdom-death-monster

Last updated: November 25, 2016 14:07

Do I have to wait until 2020 to get my copy of the game?

No. Games and Update Packs are shipping 2017.

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:54

What is the 1.5 Update Pack?

The Update Pack is a collection of updated rules (including updated game cards and story events) that will allow players that already have KDM to play the newest version. This is NOT a standalone product, you need to add this to an EXISTING copy of the original KDM. It includes the Gold Smoke Knight new final boss miniature and all of its AI, Hit Location, associated gear. The 1.5 Update Pack will update an original core game to have THE SAME content as our newest edition.

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:48

I’m new to Kingdom Death: Monster. What is the minimum I need to play?

To play KDM you will need one core game (offered in the LANTERN pledge level). This is a standalone item that should keep you and your friends busy for many days to come. The core game includes a 30 lantern year ongoing campaign with each lantern year usually lasting between 1-3 hours of gameplay.

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:48

Will an older game with the 1.5 Update Pack have the same content as the new edition?

Yes. An existing game with the 1.5 Update Pack will have the same game content as the new 1.5 edition of the game that is offered in this campaign.

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:54

Why will it take so long to receive my rewards?

All rewards will NOT ship simultaneously. 1.5 Core Game and 1.5 Update packs are shipping 2017. These items are in production already and will need time to get printed, cast, packed, shipped, distributed to our logistics partners.

Further waves of rewards will ship as they are ready (see above SHIPPING DETAILS SECTION). The 2020 estimated shipping date refers to the completion of ALL the content that will be funded by this campaign.

We now have some idea of how long it takes to develop, test, and produce different kinds of content for KDM from promos and one-off additions to massive game-changing expansions. The more KDM content this campaign generates the more time we will need to bring you the best possible version of these things without compromise!!

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:48

Does the Gambler’s Chest include the game?

No, the Gambler’s Chest is a separate reward that will be filled with new KDM content as the campaign unfolds. You will need a copy of the core game to fully enjoy the contents of the Gambler’s Chest.

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:48

What are the 12 existing Kingdom Death: Monster expansions?

Flower Knight Expansion Dragon King Expansion Manhunter Expansion Gorm Expansion Lion Knight Expansion Dung Beetle Knight Expansion Spidicules Expansion Sunstalker Expansion Lion God Expansion Slenderman Expansion Lonely Tree Expansion Green Knight Expansion

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:48

Does my pledge include the game?

The following pledges include the game: Black Friday Lantern Lantern Black Friday Gold Lantern Gold Lantern Ancient Gold Lantern Black Friday Gambler’s Lantern 2nd Face Retail Lantern (6 copies) Satan’s Lantern

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:48

How can I add stuff to my pledge?

To receive an add-on simply add the value of that add-on (listed on its announcement) to your pledge amount. After the campaign closes backers will use backerkit to specify which addons you pledged for. For example, to pledge for the First Hero Expansion, add $35 to your existing pledge. Then specify this expansion when you receive the backerkit survey that will be sent out to backers after the campaign wraps.

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:48

What is the 1.5 Changelog and who gets it?

The 1.5 Changelog reveals all of the updates we are adding both to the core game and update pack. Anyone pledging for EITHER of these rewards will receive everything unlocked in the changelog.

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:48

Does my pledge include the 1.5 Update Pack for people who already have the game?

The following pledges include the update pack: Black Friday Lantern Upgrade Lantern Upgrade Black Friday Silver Lantern Silver Lantern Black Friday Gambler's Lantern

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:48

What is a Kingdom Death Pinup?

Kingdom Death Pinups are light-hearted reinterpretations of aspects of the deadly serious game. They are not cannon, meaning they do not belong to the world of Kingdom Death and are not playable characters in the game.

These are meant for hobbyists and collectors to enjoy, assemble, and paint. They’re created in fun and meant in the spirit of light-hearted send up of everything from monsters to armor sets from the grimdark Kingdom Death world

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:54

How does the Gambler's Chest reward work?

Any pledge that includes a Gambler's Chest will receive a box that is crammed full of amazing content. Most of it is still a secret but will be revealed over the course of the campaign using a random roll on a d100 table. As each piece is revealed, Adam will update the Gambler's Chest infographic to show what it contains.

Last updated: November 25, 2016 13:57

When is what shipping and for how much?!?!?

The 1.5 Core game and the 1.5 Update Pack are estimated to ship in 2017, this will be the first wave of shipping. Any additional rewards in your pledge (i.e., Gambler’s Chest, add-ons, expansions) will ship in later waves. We’ve outlined a proposed timeline above in the “Shipping Details & Shipping Waves” section of the project description.

Each wave of shipping will be a substantial amount of stuff and will have its own shipping costs as outlined above. Shipping will be collected through backerkit when the wave is complete and ready to ship. The costs above are conservative and based on our vendors' current rates. The more we ship the cheaper shipping gets. Although we've taken a bath on the fulfillment before we are not looking to make money on shipping either. Shipping rates will be at cost to our backers, we're just not sure how heavy or large these shipping waves will end up being.

Last updated: November 25, 2016 14:34

Does the Satan's Lantern Pledge include the Resin Pinups from the 2012 Kickstarter Campaign?

No it does not. It includes all of the hard plastic pinups.

Last updated: November 25, 2016 17:06

What is included with the Satan's Lantern pledge?

Kingdom Death: Monster core game 1.5 edition Gambler’s Chest packed with some much TBD!!! All pinup miniatures revealed during this campaign. All promo miniatures revealed during this campaign. All expansions revealed during this campaign. Satan Tshirt (design TBD) Pinups of Death (Series 1 - 8 miniatures)

The following existing Kingdom Death: Monster expansions: Flower Knight Expansion Dragon King Expansion Manhunter Expansion Gorm Expansion Lion Knight Expansion Dung Beetle Knight Expansion Spidicules Expansion Sunstalker Expansion Lion God Expansion Slenderman Expansion Lonely Tree Expansion Green Knight Expansion

All Pinups & Promos from last kickstarter in high-quality hard plastic: Anna & Adam Explorers of Death KS Exclusive Pinup Dragon Sacrifice Pinup Lantern Festival Pinup Leather Queen Pinup Lioness Pinup Phoenix Dancer Pinup Primal Huntress Pinup Rawhide Dame Pinup Regeneration Suit Pinup Silk Assassin w/ unique base Insert Pinup Sunstalker Dancer Pinup Twilight Witch Pinup Reversal, Allison The Twilight Knight

Messenger of Courage w/ unique insert Messenger of Humanity w/ unique insert Messenger of the First Story Messenger of the Spiral Path Holiday White Speaker Nico Beyond the Wall

This does not include any gifts or the Survivor Level reward. These were neither promos or pinups. This also excludes crossover miniatures as I am not the IP holder of these figures.

Here are some things that shouldn't be included, because they are not Pinups or Promos that I am throwing in anyway:

Aya the Survivor Paul the Survivor Twilight Knight Snow the Savior

Last updated: November 25, 2016 20:08

What is your policy on import fees, duties, tax's, VAT, etc?

Like our previous campaign, we will make our best efforts to ease the burden of shipping by fulfilling rewards from shipping partners around the world (projected as: US, CA, EU, AU.)

Backers are responsible for any and all import fees, VAT, duties, taxes, post office fees, and or any other fees their country or government imposes.

Last updated: November 27, 2016 14:15

Will this game be translated to other languages?

I am sorry we currently have no plans for it. The game is extremely text heavy and a translation would require a major redesign of every single asset. It is not a simple task, nor is it one where I've found a place I trust enough to make it a clear and playable game and manage to include all the subtile world building we sprinkle throughout the experience.

Last updated: December 06, 2016 08:37

Adam, will you sign my this?

I’m happy to sign your copy of the game or any other KD items if I run into you at a convention.

Last updated: December 01, 2016 14:04

Will you be accepting PayPal pledges?

Unfortunately we cannot accept PayPal during this campaign nor will we accept additional PayPal pledges.

Last updated: December 01, 2016 14:09

Can I pledge without a credit card?

No you cannot BUT if you don’t have a credit card most convenience stores offer one time use credit cards you can add funds to and use as a credit card.

Last updated: December 01, 2016 14:09

Will you offer a pledge level that includes all Game Content (Core Game + Expansions)?

Currently, no.

Last updated: December 09, 2016 08:28

Will I be able to pledge for additional rewards after the campaign ends in your campaign manager?

We urge you to support our Kickstarter campaign, during it's duration, not afterwards. While we hope to accommodate everyones needs as best as we can, our current focus is the Kickstarter campaign and not post campaign details. Thanks in advance for understanding.

Last updated: December 09, 2016 08:28

What is a stretch goal?

As this campaign pummels through milestones of funding we will reveal all kinds of things that these levels of funding allow us to accomplish. This includes the following: Upgrades to items you already pledged for (at no additional cost, you need not do anything to get these). E.G., new game cards for the 1.5 game and update pack,, a brand new final boss for the game, and many others. Add-ons that we can now produce and offer to backers. If you want an add-on you’ll need to update your pledge to include the value of this add on. E.G., Expansions to the game (huge game changing new foes), promo figures, promo cards, Kingdom Death pinups. Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:48 pm EST

What is Kingdom Death Monster like to play?

We're so lucky that there are amazing people out there playing the game and making it look so good. Please check them out for a taste of what it's like. Twitch Game Night playing live and past recording. https://www.twitch.tv/twitchgamenight Beasts of War documenting the first two years of play with Chris Handley. http://www.beastsofwar.com/monster/play-kingdom-death-monster-lantern-year/ There is an amazing community over at Board Game Geek that covers so many aspects of the game experience. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/55690/kingdom-death-monster Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 5:07 pm EST

Do I have to wait until 2020 to get my copy of the game?

No. Games and Update Packs are shipping 2017. Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:54 pm EST

What is the 1.5 Update Pack?

The Update Pack is a collection of updated rules (including updated game cards and story events) that will allow players that already have KDM to play the newest version. This is NOT a standalone product, you need to add this to an EXISTING copy of the original KDM. It includes the Gold Smoke Knight new final boss miniature and all of its AI, Hit Location, associated gear. The 1.5 Update Pack will update an original core game to have THE SAME content as our newest edition. Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:48 pm EST

I’m new to Kingdom Death: Monster. What is the minimum I need to play?

To play KDM you will need one core game (offered in the LANTERN pledge level). This is a standalone item that should keep you and your friends busy for many days to come. The core game includes a 30 lantern year ongoing campaign with each lantern year usually lasting between 1-3 hours of gameplay. Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:48 pm EST

Will an older game with the 1.5 Update Pack have the same content as the new edition?

Yes. An existing game with the 1.5 Update Pack will have the same game content as the new 1.5 edition of the game that is offered in this campaign. Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:54 pm EST

Why will it take so long to receive my rewards?

All rewards will NOT ship simultaneously. 1.5 Core Game and 1.5 Update packs are shipping 2017. These items are in production already and will need time to get printed, cast, packed, shipped, distributed to our logistics partners. Further waves of rewards will ship as they are ready (see above SHIPPING DETAILS SECTION). The 2020 estimated shipping date refers to the completion of ALL the content that will be funded by this campaign. We now have some idea of how long it takes to develop, test, and produce different kinds of content for KDM from promos and one-off additions to massive game-changing expansions. The more KDM content this campaign generates the more time we will need to bring you the best possible version of these things without compromise!! Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:48 pm EST

Does the Gambler’s Chest include the game?

No, the Gambler’s Chest is a separate reward that will be filled with new KDM content as the campaign unfolds. You will need a copy of the core game to fully enjoy the contents of the Gambler’s Chest. Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:48 pm EST

What are the 12 existing Kingdom Death: Monster expansions?

Flower Knight Expansion Dragon King Expansion Manhunter Expansion Gorm Expansion Lion Knight Expansion Dung Beetle Knight Expansion Spidicules Expansion Sunstalker Expansion Lion God Expansion Slenderman Expansion Lonely Tree Expansion Green Knight Expansion Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:48 pm EST

Does my pledge include the game?

The following pledges include the game: Black Friday Lantern Lantern Black Friday Gold Lantern Gold Lantern Ancient Gold Lantern Black Friday Gambler’s Lantern 2nd Face Retail Lantern (6 copies) Satan’s Lantern Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:48 pm EST

How can I add stuff to my pledge?

To receive an add-on simply add the value of that add-on (listed on its announcement) to your pledge amount. After the campaign closes backers will use backerkit to specify which addons you pledged for. For example, to pledge for the First Hero Expansion, add $35 to your existing pledge. Then specify this expansion when you receive the backerkit survey that will be sent out to backers after the campaign wraps. Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:48 pm EST

What is the 1.5 Changelog and who gets it?

The 1.5 Changelog reveals all of the updates we are adding both to the core game and update pack. Anyone pledging for EITHER of these rewards will receive everything unlocked in the changelog. Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:48 pm EST

Does my pledge include the 1.5 Update Pack for people who already have the game?

The following pledges include the update pack: Black Friday Lantern Upgrade Lantern Upgrade Black Friday Silver Lantern Silver Lantern Black Friday Gambler's Lantern Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:48 pm EST

What is a Kingdom Death Pinup?

Kingdom Death Pinups are light-hearted reinterpretations of aspects of the deadly serious game. They are not cannon, meaning they do not belong to the world of Kingdom Death and are not playable characters in the game. These are meant for hobbyists and collectors to enjoy, assemble, and paint. They’re created in fun and meant in the spirit of light-hearted send up of everything from monsters to armor sets from the grimdark Kingdom Death world Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:54 pm EST

How does the Gambler's Chest reward work?

Any pledge that includes a Gambler's Chest will receive a box that is crammed full of amazing content. Most of it is still a secret but will be revealed over the course of the campaign using a random roll on a d100 table. As each piece is revealed, Adam will update the Gambler's Chest infographic to show what it contains. Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 4:57 pm EST

When is what shipping and for how much?!?!?

The 1.5 Core game and the 1.5 Update Pack are estimated to ship in 2017, this will be the first wave of shipping. Any additional rewards in your pledge (i.e., Gambler’s Chest, add-ons, expansions) will ship in later waves. We’ve outlined a proposed timeline above in the “Shipping Details & Shipping Waves” section of the project description. Each wave of shipping will be a substantial amount of stuff and will have its own shipping costs as outlined above. Shipping will be collected through backerkit when the wave is complete and ready to ship. The costs above are conservative and based on our vendors' current rates. The more we ship the cheaper shipping gets. Although we've taken a bath on the fulfillment before we are not looking to make money on shipping either. Shipping rates will be at cost to our backers, we're just not sure how heavy or large these shipping waves will end up being. Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 5:34 pm EST

Does the Satan's Lantern Pledge include the Resin Pinups from the 2012 Kickstarter Campaign?

No it does not. It includes all of the hard plastic pinups. Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 8:06 pm EST

What is included with the Satan's Lantern pledge?

Kingdom Death: Monster core game 1.5 edition Gambler’s Chest packed with some much TBD!!! All pinup miniatures revealed during this campaign. All promo miniatures revealed during this campaign. All expansions revealed during this campaign. Satan Tshirt (design TBD) Pinups of Death (Series 1 - 8 miniatures) The following existing Kingdom Death: Monster expansions: Flower Knight Expansion Dragon King Expansion Manhunter Expansion Gorm Expansion Lion Knight Expansion Dung Beetle Knight Expansion Spidicules Expansion Sunstalker Expansion Lion God Expansion Slenderman Expansion Lonely Tree Expansion Green Knight Expansion All Pinups & Promos from last kickstarter in high-quality hard plastic: Anna & Adam Explorers of Death KS Exclusive Pinup Dragon Sacrifice Pinup Lantern Festival Pinup Leather Queen Pinup Lioness Pinup Phoenix Dancer Pinup Primal Huntress Pinup Rawhide Dame Pinup Regeneration Suit Pinup Silk Assassin w/ unique base Insert Pinup Sunstalker Dancer Pinup Twilight Witch Pinup Reversal, Allison The Twilight Knight Messenger of Courage w/ unique insert Messenger of Humanity w/ unique insert Messenger of the First Story Messenger of the Spiral Path Holiday White Speaker Nico Beyond the Wall This does not include any gifts or the Survivor Level reward. These were neither promos or pinups. This also excludes crossover miniatures as I am not the IP holder of these figures. Here are some things that shouldn't be included, because they are not Pinups or Promos that I am throwing in anyway: Aya the Survivor Paul the Survivor Twilight Knight Snow the Savior Last updated: Fri, Nov 25 2016 11:08 pm EST

What is your policy on import fees, duties, tax's, VAT, etc?

Like our previous campaign, we will make our best efforts to ease the burden of shipping by fulfilling rewards from shipping partners around the world (projected as: US, CA, EU, AU.) Backers are responsible for any and all import fees, VAT, duties, taxes, post office fees, and or any other fees their country or government imposes. Last updated: Sun, Nov 27 2016 5:15 pm EST

Will this game be translated to other languages?

I am sorry we currently have no plans for it. The game is extremely text heavy and a translation would require a major redesign of every single asset. It is not a simple task, nor is it one where I've found a place I trust enough to make it a clear and playable game and manage to include all the subtile world building we sprinkle throughout the experience. Last updated: Tue, Dec 6 2016 11:37 am EST

Adam, will you sign my this?

I’m happy to sign your copy of the game or any other KD items if I run into you at a convention. Last updated: Thu, Dec 1 2016 5:04 pm EST

Will you be accepting PayPal pledges?

Unfortunately we cannot accept PayPal during this campaign nor will we accept additional PayPal pledges. Last updated: Thu, Dec 1 2016 5:09 pm EST

Can I pledge without a credit card?

No you cannot BUT if you don’t have a credit card most convenience stores offer one time use credit cards you can add funds to and use as a credit card. Last updated: Thu, Dec 1 2016 5:09 pm EST

Will you offer a pledge level that includes all Game Content (Core Game + Expansions)?

Currently, no. Last updated: Fri, Dec 9 2016 11:28 am EST

Will I be able to pledge for additional rewards after the campaign ends in your campaign manager?

We urge you to support our Kickstarter campaign, during it's duration, not afterwards. While we hope to accommodate everyones needs as best as we can, our current focus is the Kickstarter campaign and not post campaign details. Thanks in advance for understanding. Last updated: Fri, Dec 9 2016 11:28 am EST

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