Richard Garfield's Carnival of Monsters Canceled

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Writer/Streamer
November 06, 2017  04:12 PM

Last month, we reported about the new card-drafting game from Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering. It's called Carnival of Monsters, and it had a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the game that would also feature the art of fantasy artists like John Avon. Despite Garfield's credibility as a brilliant game designer, and the support of artists and the community, the campaign for Carvnival of Monsters was recently canceled. 

The Kickstarter campaign had a goal of €222,000, and with 838 backers,  it received €52,751 from them. However, with 10 days left from the day it was canceled (Oct. 31), it's highly unlikely that it will reach its goal. 

Bernd Keller wrote a statement about the cancellation on Kickstarter: "We always knew that our campaign would not be a walk in the park and it turned out, that at least with that assumption, we were not wrong," he said. "With some other assumptions, we obviously were pretty off. We did mistakes and we know it."

Hopefully, they'll find other ways to fund Garfield's new game. It looks like those mistakes incude not taking enough risks. They only had a few sample artworks to show. Another reason was probably their lack of demo video in English. Their video was in German language, which didn't help many people understand the mechanics of the game. 

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