DRAGOON: The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion + Reprint

Created by Lay Waste Games

DRAGOON: The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion + Reprint
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3,627 backers pledged $327,614.69 on Kickstarter

Choose from either the base game or the brand new Rogue and Barbarian Expansion! Both offered in Standard and Gold Edition. Please check out the Kickstarter page for further information.

Raised in Kickstarter
$327,614.69 / 3,627 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$91,127.81 / 3,444 backers

Learn About Our Project:




After being funded on Kickstarter in 2015 and raising over $88,000 from 1,295 backers, we have sold out of our first print run! OH MY! But we aren't just printing the game again. No no my dear dragons! We are back with two new versions that most have never seen!

The dragon finishes in this set are real Gold, Silver, Copper, and Black Nickel. The choice is yours, but we are partial to the sweet, sweet gold in the GOLD EDITION. However, we are very excited to bring back the classic Dragoon dragon names of Ketchup, Squash, Seamonster, and Bone, now in plastic!


But we don't want to do JUST another print run. That would be boring! So we are launching The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion on Kickstarter! The expansion expands the core game for up to 6 players in any combination. It also adds asymmetrical gameplay, as both humans come with completely different movesets! 

The game has been rigorously tested over the last year by hundreds of backers, peers, and most importantly by Jeff. THANKS JEFF! You know Jeff, right?

While we don't have the plastic pieces mold made, here is a look at the models what we have in store for the expansion!

And of course, you can choose between plastic or metal. Also, the plastic Rogue and Barbarian need names! Any suggestions??

Please note the pieces below have been enlarged to show detail. Otherwise, we would be sending out foot tall dragons, which is kind of crazy. But maybe a good idea!

In collaboration with Wyrmwood, we are very proud to announce the Wyvern Edition! Our Clawferman was amazing, and Wyrmwood was somehow able to raise the bar. Stay tuned for more details, including a video directly from Wyrmwood on the creation process!


Dragoon STANDARD, Expansion STANDARD, and Expansion GOLD EDTION can only be purchased on Kickstarter at this time. We are currently selling Dragoon GOLD EDITION at conventions and on Kickstarter. Here is a list of the conventions you can find us at if you prefer to purchase it in person. We also have other goodies at conventions, so come say hi!

  • PAX East - Booth C3016
  • SXSW - Booth 2015
  • Origins (maybe)
  • GenCon
  • PAX West

All of these items can be added to your order by simply increasing your pledge amount by your desired total add-on value. After the campaign ends, you will be given the ability to pick your selections through BackerKit. However, there is one special add-on we want to feature.

In collaboration with Pat Rothfuss and Worldbuilders, we are proud to announce the almighty Bard-Barian! Solid metal finished in copper with black highlights, the Bard-Barian uses his penchant for storytelling to defeat his foes. If that doesn’t work, his lute will do the talking.

This figure has been in the works for some time, and our goal is to raise awareness of Worldbuilders in a big way. In case you don't know about them...

They are truly geeks doing good and that is precisely why we want to spread their name. Click here to learn more about Worldbuilders and the amazing work they do.

For the items below that are indicated as limited, these will be available in BackerKit on a first come basis. The sooner you complete your survey, the better shot you have at getting one of them. We will be sure to give all backers plenty of notice. You do not need to worry about rushing to reserve them now. This will happen after the campaign.




While we are planning on releasing our own walkthrough videos, we would like to feature two stellar walkthroughs that do a great job showing how Dragoon is played. And oddly enough, they are both meeples!

For a quick, concise walkthrough, check out The Bearded Meeple's video. For a bit more in depth analysis, check out The Chubby Meeple's video


 And for a look into the expansion mechanics, check out Unfiltered Gamer's walkthrough.


Thank you to all the stellar reviewers out there who have checked out Dragoon. These are all fabulous folks below, so definitely check out their other work beyond our game.

"Dragoon is both beautiful and stylish." -BOARDGAMING.COM
"Clean rules and mechanics make for a fun and very accessible game." -GHETTOBLASTER
"I swear I almost never pile it on the bed and sleep on it." -GAMEOSITY
"There's multiple strategies you can use to win" -SWEET KICKS WITH BRICKS

Not a review but some pretty photos! From The Review Board

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Base Game Instructions    Expansion Instructions (not final form)

Backers in the EU and CANADA will not have to pay any customs fees!

We have decided to charge shipping after the campaign ends through BackerKit. By doing so, we can ensure you get charged the shipping you deserve. [insert Christian Bale as Batman here]

By using BackerKit to collect shipping post campaign, we are able to factor in your pledge tier, all stretch goals, and all add-ons. However, we can offer estimated shipping costs.

Please keep in mind these are estimates, and the more items you purchase, the more shipping will cost. So if you buy 100 games, you will not only have enough metal to build a car, but you will pay a higher shipping price.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to our family, friends, and significant others. Without you, Dragoon would be nothing. You put up with us talking about this damn game every day in person and online. Frankly, we are amazed you haven't at least unfriended us!

Also, the current campaign would not be where it is without the stellar work of these organizations. Big thanks to them.

And last but not least, thank you to these talented actors for their Oscar worthy performances in the video above.

Takanori Masui - The Copper Dragon
Sephra Mohammed - The Gold Dragon
Kristine Resendes - The Rogue
Valeriya Rimer - The Barbarian
Rob Silva - The Silver Dragon

Bang Camaro
"Out On The Streets"

Lay Waste Games was founded by Jake Given, Zach Given, Nick Nazzaro, and Jonathan Ritter-Roderick. We formed in 2014 with the sole goal of making Dragoon a reality. In 2015, that came true thanks to 1,295 amazing Kickstarter backers.

We have a number of games planned the future, and hope you will be along for the journey.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

14 days ago – Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 08:57:59 PM

Hello dragons!

There are still 315 backers that need to complete their surveys. If you have not completed yours, please follow this link -> <-

If you miss the deadline, your shipment may be delayed. We are doing this so the backers who get their surveys completed on time aren't delayed by those who don't.


July 7, 2017 at 11:59pm

We will be charging your credit cards on 7/8/17. If there is an issue, you will be alerted on that date.


We are about 75% complete on production for Dragoon Gold Edition metal pieces. Next up is the remaining 25%, plus the metal expansion pieces. At the same time, game production with AdMagic will be starting soon!

Rapid fire updates. Pins ordered. Plushies ordered. Wyverns ordered. Stickers art in progress. All is looking good!


If you haven’t checked out the Geeks Doing Good Indiegogo campaign put out by Worldbuilders, you haven’t truly lived! As you know, Worldbuilders is the amazing charity started by Patrick Rothfuss (AKA The Bard-Barian) to simply make the world a better place. They deserve all the support in the world, so please check out the campaign.


The campaign has some amazing rewards that you can be the first to get, so act quick. Only 12 hours left!!! Also, one of the Lay Waste Games cofounders is making a metal version of Tak, and you can only get it on Indiegogo for now!


Did you know that our production company AdMagic has a publishing division called Breaking Games? They make awesome games and recently launched a Kickstarter for potentially their most awesomeness-est game to date Rise of Tribes! 


Prehistoric people leading tribes, gaining resources, and ruling territories. Shame there are no dragons, but it might be too short of a game if there were! BTW, you can play Rise of Tribes at Origins!


Jon Ritter, one of the founding members of Lay Waste Games, has just kicked off Eleven Metal, a new company focused on making metal for tabletop games.


If you are a new designer about to launch a game, or a veteran looking to make your game heavy and shiny, drop Eleven Metal a line at to talk shop. And metal. And dragons if you want :)


We will be at Origins this week! Booth 335. Come play The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion, hang out, and be merry.

Lay Waste Games

about 1 month ago – Fri, May 26, 2017 at 09:21:31 PM

Hello dragons!

There are still 418 backers that need to complete their surveys. If you have not completed yours, please follow this link -> <-

If you miss the deadline, your shipment may be delayed. We are doing this so the backers who get their surveys completed on time aren't delayed by those who don't.

July 7, 2017 at 11:59pm

We will be charging your credit cards on 7/8/17. If there is an issue, you will be alerted on that date.


We have been working intensely and wanted to share some fun new images. We just received prototypes of the final character designs, and they look amazing! These are not the final materials for the plastic version. However, these are the models we will use as masters to make our final metal piece molds. Check em out!



Next step is sinking these models into some rubber molds! MUCH EXCITE!


If you love Dragoon’s art, why not hang some of it in your cave?? Our artist and Art Director Nick Nazzaro has made some gorgeous prints that are currently for sale.

And the best part? You can get 15% off until the end of May! Use the code DRAGOON at checkout.

They are incredibly pretty and every dragon will be envious on you. Guaranteed dragon envy. 100% of the time, all the time.


Want to play Dragoon with us? Then come to Strategicon this weekend and Origins in June! Here are the details. See you there :)

STRATEGICON GAMEX (Los Angeles, May 26-29, Lobby Level)

ORIGINS (Columbus, June 14-18, Booth 355)

Lay Waste Games

Surveys + New Art + Convention Schedule
about 1 month ago – Thu, May 18, 2017 at 10:43:28 PM

Hello dragons!

There are still 522 backers that need to complete their surveys. If you have not completed yours, please follow this link.


If you miss the deadline, your shipment may be delayed. We are doing this so the backers who get their surveys completed on time aren't delayed by those who don't.

Your credit cards will be charged on 7/8/17. If there is an issue, you will be alerted.


We are already moving on the metal production and its going very smoothly. We are also very close to kicking off production of all the other items, and that means more art is wrapping up!

First a sneak peak at the Rogue Mat! When playing as the Rogue, you will have slots for all your active equipment to be face up, and a slot for your pile of inactive equipment. Also, you have tunnels slots so you can quickly glance at how many tunnels you have left.

And here is a page of art for the rulebook. This is to accompany the rules for Barbarian tribute. Who can guess the inspiration for this design???

And last but not least, the Barbarian Level Card art. As the Barbarian levels, they change the card in front of them to reflect their level. As you gain each level, the card art gets more complex until you reach the almighty level 5!

Also, our designers are working on our next game. We can't discuss the details yet, but we promise it will be a helluva TIME ;) 

As always, contact us with any and all questions :)

Lay Waste Games


Origins (booth only): June 14-18 (Columbus)

GenCon (booth and panels): August 17-20 (Indianapolis)

PAXWest (panels only): September (Seattle)

BFIG (booth only): September (Boston)

PAXUnplugged: November 17-19 (Philadelphia)


Being an Artist in the Game Industry and How to Get There
(GenCon Aug 17 1pm, Crown Plaza Grand Central D)

Tabletop Design: Make Fancy Dumb Stuff!
(GenCon Aug 18 12pm, Crown Plaza Victoria Stn B)

The Role of Randomness in Game Design
(GenCon Aug 19, 3pm, Crown Plaza Penn Stn C)

Being A Parent In Game Design
(GenCon Aug 19, 5pm, Crown Plaza Victoria Stn A)

Playtesting: Making A Good Game Great
(GenCon Aug 20, 1pm, Crown Plaza Grand Central D)

Surveys have been sent!
about 2 months ago – Mon, May 08, 2017 at 07:51:12 PM

(Please read this entire update)

We are using BackerKit for our surveys+pledge manager. Your BackerKit link has just been sent to your email that is linked to Kickstarter.

July 7, 2017 at 11:59pm

With BackerKit, you can...

  • Pay for shipping (REQUIRED)
  • Add your address (REQUIRED)
  • Switch to any pledge tier
  • Add and pay for additional games and add-ons
  • Update your address anytime before the deadline

If you miss the deadline, your shipment may be delayed. We are doing this so the backers who get their surveys completed on time aren't delayed by those who don't.


When you log into BackerKit, you will see the shipping cost for your tier. For each add-on, there is a small shipping fee. This allows us to cover the increased weight and all packing fees associated with adding that product to your box. And in case you were wondering, here are the fulfillment partners we have chosen. They all rock.

United States/Canada: BLACKBOX
Australia: GOOD GAMES
Rest of World: GAMESQUEST


If you believe your address may change after the deadline, it is best to have the items shipped to a friend or family member.

If you have a unique situation and need help, please contact us directly at We will always do whatever we can to help our backers :)


Over 2,000 pounds of metal will be shipping out to backers!!!

Lay Waste Games

Pledge Errors: You have 24 hours left to fix them
2 months ago – Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 11:19:04 PM

Hello dragons!


There are 74 backers who had payment errors when the campaign ended last week. You have until tomorrow at 11am EST to resolve this or you will not receive Dragoon. To resolve, you can... 

  • Log into the Kickstarter account from which you pledged and follow the 'Fix Payment' link
  • Locate the email Kickstarter sent you, which has a link to fix the issue


If you run into any issues, contact Kickstarter ASAP. And if you have contacted us via email or Kickstarter messages already, we are digging out of a mountain of 200+ emails today, so sit tight.


We will be sending out surveys to our pledge manager BackerKit within weeks. There will be a cutoff date to complete surveys, so please be mindful of it. If you miss the cutoff, your game will be delayed. We do this so the backers who get their homework in on time aren't delayed by those who don't :)

In the pledge manager, you will be able to do the following.

  • Change your pledge tier
  • Select add-ons
  • Add funds to your pledge
  • Pay for shipping


If you have any questions in the meantime, ask away :)

Lay Waste Games