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