Royal Bastards

Mall Kids - RPG about teens and malls

A project in Bothell, WA by Matthew Gravelyn

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An accessible tabletop RPG in zine form, exploring the intersection of teen angst and crushing capitalism. #zinequest
Backers: 224
Average Pledge Per Backer: $9

Funded: $2,006 of $200
Dates: Feb 8th -> Feb 22nd (14 days)
Project By: Matthew Gravelyn
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Latest News

We Did It!

February 22nd - via:
In the last hour a number of you new backers came in and got us to $2,000 and I... can't even begin to say how thankful I am for your support.  To the new folks: welcome to the madness that is Mall Kids! Thank you for getting us across the final... (Read More)

Home Stretch

February 22nd - via:
Here we are, the final hours of funding for Mall Kids. I feel like I've said "thank you" so much that it has lost meaning, but really, thank you. The financial support is great, but what really drives me is that over 200 of you want to play my game... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked - Lauren McManamon & Jesse Ross

February 19th - via:
Y'all. You all. You did it. You all did it. We've hit $1,400 and thus I commit to you TWO MORE MALLS! The next section of bonus content will be created by Girl Underground creators Lauren McManamon and Jesse Ross. Both are wonderful human beings,... (Read More)

Zine Quest

February 18th - via:
While we're in between stretch goals, I wanted to take a minute to shout-out some other great zines funding on Kickstarter right now. As you may know, I'm funding Mall Kids now under the banner of Zine Quest, and initiative spun up by Kickstarter to... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked - Aabria Iyengar & Travis Hill

February 15th - via:
You wonderful, wonderful people, you did it! We have hit the $1,200 stretch goal and have unlocked bonus content from Aabria Iyengar and Travis Hill. While they are still in the process of reliving their teen years to properly channel the mall's... (Read More)

Stretch Goals & Teen Names

February 13th - via:
I didn't think I would be posting so many updates for Mall Kids, but I feel super energized in the midst of all the support you've shown me in the past week. I'm so pumped for this book to be real and also to create some extra content for you all!... (Read More)

Name Polls Are Open!

February 12th - via:
Hey everyone! It's time to vote on your favorite names for the teens in the cover art. I have collected as many names as I could and, along with Kaitlin, we whittled it down to our top four for each teen. We are anxiously awaiting your input to help... (Read More)

Help Name These Teens!

February 11th - via:
Hey everyone! I wanted to do a short fiction about the teens Kaitlin drew for the cover but rather importantly, we need some names. I'm currently taking suggestions for names on Twitter but you can also respond here. Let me know which character you... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Maybe?

February 10th - via:
Hey everyone! Just another check in to say "thank you" for all the support you've shown me and this project in just a few short days. I am humbled and grateful and proud that something I made is resonating with so many of you. Thank you! More Mall... (Read More)


February 9th - via:
Thank you to each and every one of the 22 backers who showed up and backed Mall Kids today. Your support means the world to me, and I am so very grateful. Together you helped Mall Kids reach it's funding goal in just over 6 hours. That is absolutely... (Read More)

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