Red Markets

A project in Springfield, MO by Caleb Stokes

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Red Markets is game of economic horror, where the world has ended and the rent is still due.
Backers: 1448
Average Pledge Per Backer: $50

Funded: $72,248 of $12,000
Dates: May 23rd -> Jun 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Caleb Stokes
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Latest News

Blog: Drunk ducks are successfully kick-started

June 22nd - via:
A tabletop game about drunk ducks is coming to the market by way of the Queen City. Hebanon Games owner Caleb Stokes (Read More)

Only Hours Left!

June 19th - via:
500%. Damn, this is a wild ride.... As of the moment I type this, there are only 67 hours left in the Red Markets Kickstarter. We just hit the 60K stretch goal, meaning I'll be writing a full manual on hacking the Profit System into other settings.... (Read More)

17...going on 18...Stretch Goals Unlocked

June 17th - via:
You think after nearly a month I'd get better at keeping up with this runaway train, but that just ain't the truth. We blew open "The Trades" stretch goal early yesterday morning, now we're less than 2K away from the "Gaming the System Guide." It's... (Read More)

Double Unlock and a New Stretch Goal

June 13th - via:
We did it! Full color! I'm am so unbelievably psyched for this. I wanted to post an update the second we hit 52K, but I was trapped out of town with only my phone. I didn't want to see what an iPhone keyboard's autocorrect could do to my already... (Read More)

Economies of Scale FTW!

June 8th - via:
And it’s all thanks to you wonderful backers. At this point, we’re 400% over the goal, with nine stretch goals reached, five social goals unlocked, and 13 days to go.  This has truly been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. You... (Read More)

Fallen Flag Preview and a New Social Stretch Goal

June 7th - via:
Hello all,  We're inching towards the off-set print run goal, cheaper hardcovers, and a shot at full-color books for everyone. Keep up the hard work promoting the game in your social media circles. Backers spreading the word is what's gotten Red... (Read More)

More Dice Tins, Social Stretch Goals, and a Novella Preview

June 4th - via:
Hello all, I haven't added an update since our exciting print run/color goal announcements, so I thought it was about time to get caught up on Red Markets news.  As of right now, we're still working on the 44K stretch goal for "The Carrion Economy"... (Read More)

Stepping Up Our Game

June 1st - via:
In the four years I’ve spent working on this game and planning the Kickstarter needed to see it made, I never expected this degree of response. To see that we’ve come this far with 21 days to go? It’s absolutely mind-blowing. Thank you so much.... (Read More)

One Shot and AMA

May 30th - via:
Hello all, No major news for the campaign today, but I thought I'd post some useful resources for those of you working diligently to gather the social bounty. A lot of people don't feel there is enough material available online to determine if they... (Read More)


May 29th - via:
It’s 200% more than I could have hoped for! This is great!  (I apologize for the late update. I had friends in town for the weekend and just got back to a computer.)  We’ve just unlocked the LifeLines forums. Now we can carry over the... (Read More)

The Dice Mechanic: Red and Black

May 26th - via:
How does the Profit dice mechanic work? Well, let's take another look at Smoke, our lovable Latent from the character sheet tour.  The dice mechanic interacts with Skills first, so let's re-familiarize ourselves with the character's resume. One of... (Read More)

Don't Mess with the Masters of Business Association Crew

May 26th - via:
You guys have done it again. I never cease to be amazed! Between “The Loss” and “Best Practices” chapters, the pregen characters, and the MBA Rules, the book is now spine-bustlingly crammed with content! This is the game I dreamed of writing... (Read More)

Takers Never Sleep

May 25th - via:
…but I do! As I roused from my lapse of weakness, I found a new stretch goal leering over me. If had been a zombie, I’d be shambling around right now.  Thank you so much! We’ve unlocked the Le Corbusier PDF for everybody at Ubiq level and... (Read More)

A Tour of the Character Sheet

May 24th - via:
We've had a couple of people asking to see a character sheet, so I figured why not just give a short tour of how it works along the way!So let's start off with a blank sheet, keeping in mind these are drafts subject to change in the next few weeks.... (Read More)


May 24th - via:
Have I ever told y’all that I think you’re just really, really swell? I went to sleep and woke up to a stretch goal. This is awesome! "Best Practices" is going to be a great chapter that adds a ton of value to Red Markets. I am so grateful we... (Read More)

No Rest for the Takers

May 23rd - via:
If this KS were a Red Markets job, it seems our crew rolled a critical success. Again, I can’t thank everyone enough for the generosity. Keep spreading the word! With Trabajo unlocked, Red Markets is now a pick-up-and-play game. Use the pregen... (Read More)

Welcome to the Loss

May 23rd - via:
16K UnlockedOur funding goal and the first stretch goal in the same day? It’s like the Crash in reverse! With “The Loss” unlocked, adds nearly 30 pages of content to the Red Markets core book. Now we can take our time and really explore every... (Read More)

Four Years of Validation in 2hr:19min

May 23rd - via:
THANK YOUWow! That was amazing! You guys are great. My heart’s about to beat out of my chest! As thrilled as I am we hit the initial goal, the Randian capitalist subletting my lizard brain wants to see how far we can take this thing. If we can keep... (Read More)

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