In the fall of 2017, we brought Root to Kickstarter. With your support, we expanded the scope of the game, offering new factions and improvements to the game’s components. It has been an immense privilege and a pleasure to bring Root to market, and we couldn’t have done it without you all.
Shortly after the game’s release, we began to see eager players and designers produce new content for the game. We understood the impulse—even as we had moved to other projects, everyone in the office continued thinking about Root and working on new content for the game on their own.
In the winter, Patrick pitched his concept for a new expansion: two new factions and two new maps, built to expand the possible faction configurations and offer totally new styles of play. Patrick handed the design to Nick Brachmann and Cole Wehrle for final development and, after months of work, the game is ready to share.
With this Kickstarter, we want to raise funds to print the new expansion and another large run of existing Root products. In the past, we’ve always done our best to take care of our Kickstarter backers. Root: The Underworld Expansion will be no different. Backers who pledge at a level that includes the new expansion will also get a set of custom Vagabond meeples, a set of resin clearing markers, and an alternative deck (The Exiles and Partisans) for free!
In addition, we’ve got a new set of automated factions built in collaboration with Benjamin Schmauss and his Better Bot Project. And, for our returning backers, we have a full set of new faction boards with the rules updates from the third printing. If you’d like to play with these alterations without buying the replacement boards, you can find the update kit on our website.