Judge Dredd was last an RPG back in the days of d20 and D&D 3e. Today the iconic lawman’s new home was firmly established as EN Publishing then Morrus’ Kickstarter funded in less than 10 minutes.
Let’s talk money, perp. It’ll cost you £15 to get the PDF of the Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD core rulebook. You’ll get it ‘immediately’ after the Kickstarter ends. If you want PDFs of all the goodies; the GM Screen, The Robot Wars and tokens then pledge £25.
The full-colour hardcover? That’ll cost £35 and you’ll get the PDF too. We’re told even the book is ready to ship to you when the Kickstarter ends. Increase your bid to get extras and if you get as high as £60 then you get access to the Kickstarter exclusive.
If you plot where backers have currently gone on the pledge tier it’ll produce a W shape as some gamers have gone just for the PDF, some just for the first hardback and then the top tier of £120 is next most popular with a whole bunch of books in support of the limited edition core rulebook.
You do not need EN Publishing’s W.O.I.N. books to play Judge Dredd but you will need Judge Dredd to play the planned sequels. We don’t %100 know exactly what those sequels will be but I predict Slaine and Rogue Trooper in no short order and the publishers mention strontium Dog and ABC Warriors.
This Kickstarter looks done and dusted. The books are printed. The goal is met. The license owner, Rebellion, has approved everything.
One question remains; just what are we Kickstarting? I think the rules used to be more complex but there does not seem to be anything stopping a final product being distributed in this way.
Judge Dredd stretch goals
If the books are all ready then surely it’s too late for EN Publishing to be thinking about stretch goals? Not quite. The more money raised the more goodies become available.
At £15,000 there will be an online character builder for Judge Dredd, at £20,000 the team will do 6 months of weekly live streams of the game and at £25,000 there will be 20 pre-generated robot characters… er, distributed via the online character builder I guess.