It Took All Of 3 Minutes To Fund The Dark Souls Board Game
Yes, people still do play board games.
Especially if it's a game that's based on a favorite video game franchise, like Dark Souls.
In what has to be one of the fastest-funded Kickstarter campaigns in history, it took a mere three minutes for the Dark Souls board game to hit its funding goal of £50,000 ($72,000). It has now received a ridiculous $463,352 from 4,112 backers and there are still 26 days to go! This is a tabletop game designed for 1-4 players and here's the official description:
"Players choose from a number of core character classes and explore dangerous locations full of monsters, treasures, and deadly boss fights. Designed specifically for the Dark Souls universe and introducing a number of innovative gameplay mechanics, with world-class miniatures faithful to the rich universe, this game delivers an experience that captures the very essence of the original video games."
If you pledge £75 ($108) or more, you can guarantee yourself one of these games when they arrive. In response to this skyrocketing Kickstarter, manufacturer Steamforged simply said, "Bloody hell! We are over the moon!" They've already added the following items to core Kickstarter pledges and of course, you can expect some serious stretch goals.
- 5 new player characters (Pyromancer, Cleric, Sorceror, Thief, Mercenary)
- Enhanced boss behaviour cards or the Dancer and the Executioner
- 5 legendary weapon treasure cards
- 5 brand new Lothric encounters plus a mega-Boss add-on: the Gaping Dragon boss mode...can't wait to show you the model tomorrow morning!!
If you've been playing and enjoying Dark Souls III and/or you're a big fan of the series, you should definitely contribute. Geez, how much do you think it'll ultimately bring in...?!
4/19/2016 9:24:25 PM John Shepard