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Top 10 hobby game Kickstarter success stories

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2013 wasn't all bad news for hobby game Kickstarters. There were several notable successes that had long-term beneficial consequences for the gaming community, from digital platforms old and new to revitalized brands like Call of Cthulhu and Freeport, to a revitalized convention. Check it out.

  1. In the digital space, the developer of the Threshold MUD successfully launched Dungeon of Elements.
  2. Pathfinder took the leap to online play, exceeding the $1 million necessary to launch the massive multiplayer.
  3. Roll20, a digital platform to play online, is still going strong...
  4. So is ENWorld, who rose from the ashes of a hack attack.
  5. Kickstarters weren't limited to games. Necronomicon successfully launched its H.P. Lovecraft festival in Providence, RI.
  6. Speaking of Cthulhu, Call of Cthulhu funded its 7th Edition, and the Cthulhu Wars board game was launched.
  7. In addition to reviving Cthulhu, several other classics returned, including Green Ronin's Freeport.
  8. ...and a spiritual successor to Dark Sun.
  9. Gifted Vision launched its Dungeon Crawler line of miniatures, with a kraken as it centerpiece.
  10. And finally, Reaper did it again with a massive Kickstarter that was the final word on miniatures.

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