Root: The Underworld Expansion

Created by Leder Games

Return to the world of Root with new factions, maps, and an alternative game deck! ** Please note that only the retail edition of Root: The Underworld expansion is available for order. The Kickstarter edition which came with the Kickstarter extras for free is now sold out but all extras from the campaign are available for separate purchase.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Address Lock Down
8 months ago – Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 02:16:54 AM

Hey everyone!

Things are moving smoothly and we're getting close to our containers being prepped and headed our way. We'll have a much more detailed Kickstarter update to provide in the upcoming days so you know exactly how shipping will be handled and what to expect, and when to start expecting deliveries. But for now, this mini update is to serve as a reminder to review and finalize your shipping addresses.

Address Lock Down

Now that some of the product is expected to be on the water soon, we'll need to finalize and lock down your shipping addresses. On Nov 13, we'll send a 48 hour address lock down reminder on Backerkit and then lock your addresses on the 15th so we can send final sheets for upload to our fulfillment companies. If you need assistance with this, please email us at

Projected Timeline

Some of you have voiced concerns over using Floship for the fulfillment for Root Underworld and we just want to provide assurance that we're taking proactive action to ensure shipping for all regions will go as smoothly as possible. Your fulfillment companies for our campaign are as follows:

US - Atlas Games | Canada - Quiche Games | Rest of World - FloShip

You may have also noticed in our timeline graphic that we only detail the arrival for Container #1. Because of how large the campaign is, there will be multiple containers leaving at different times but we'll go over what this means in much more detail in our next update. For now, just know that we'll expect the first container roughly one month from now.

Other Questions?

For any other questions, please email us at and refrain from using the Kickstarter messaging system so we can better help you.


Leder Games

48 hours left, Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game
9 months ago – Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 03:22:09 AM

Hey Friends!

We have been blown away by all of the support and love the community has had for Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game and the publisher behind the project, Magpie Games! At the time of this update they have raised $485,000 and have entered the final 48 hours of the project. 

We are excited to see this project come to life, so make sure to join us in following Magpie Games to keep up-to-date with everything about Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game! 

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about Root (board game) please contact us at, all questions about Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game reach out to Magpie Games,

Survey and Backerkit Lock Down Next Week!
9 months ago – Wed, Oct 09, 2019 at 02:52:29 AM

Hey everyone!

As we're getting closer to finishing production at the factory, we're now at a point where we have to completely close off Backerkit orders and lock down your surveys.

This update will not cover shipping or delivery timelines. We will have a separate update in a few weeks covering shipping :)

What does this mean?

After we close Backerkit next week, we will not be accepting any new pre-orders and you will also be unable to add any additional items to your pledge. Please be aware that some items on the Backerkit store are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

After lockdown, you will still have the ability to edit your shipping address until we finalize addresses later on. When we're at that point, we'll have a separate Kickstarter update as a reminder. 

When will my order lock down?

Backerkit will close and orders will lock on Monday Oct 14th around 5pm EST. If you have any pending balances on your order, you will also be charged for them at that time. If your card declines, you will have  a small window of time to update your payment info and if you require assistance, you can email us at

Please note that some of you have already paid for your pledges during the campaign earlier this year and you will not be charged again unless you've added additional items outside the pledge levels to your order. 

What if I need to change my address after the lockdate?

Even when the Backerkit store is closed and your surveys are locked, you still have the ability on your survey to edit your address information. A new Kickstarter update will be posted on when we will finalize shipping addresses. And from that point, addresses can no longer be edited without manual override from us.  

I lost my pledge info. How can I get access to it?

If you've lost your survey, you can retrieve it using this link.

Retail Backers

Retailers who still need to finalize your order or confirm your details, your contact is our sales manager, Clay. Please refer all questions to him at

Other questions or concerns?

For any questions or assistance, please email us at Please do not message us on Kickstarter since we can better help you via email.



Magpie Games and Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game Launch
10 months ago – Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 02:50:12 AM

Hey Friends!

We are excited to announce that Magpie Games has launched their Kickstarter for Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game! The RPG will be using a simple and flexible system, Powered by the Apocalypse, that has been used in Magpie Games’s other games like Masks: A New Generation, Urban Shadows, and Zombie World.

Everything in the RPG is also illustrated by our very own Kyle Ferrin, so you'll also able to visually explore more of the woodland that you already love playing in. 

 Here's what Patrick Leder has to say about his experience with the game:

"I knew we wanted to have a Root RPG and was excited when Magpie approached us. I was skeptical of the process at first but playing the game with Magpie at Origins threw aside all of my concerns. It well encapsulates the joy I feel when I play the Vagabond in Root. I really enjoy this game and I look forward to the adventures my personal RPG group will have with it. My faith in Magpie has been well founded and you should get this game to play with your family and friends." 

For more information about Magpie Games and the Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game click here.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about Root (board game) please contact us at, all questions about Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game reach out to Magpie Games, 

Add-on/Pre-order Charge Date Reminder and Factory Proofs (Pic Heavy)
11 months ago – Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 03:12:16 AM

Hey everyone!

It's time to give everyone a little update as we've just gotten a package from the manufacturer with some factory proofs! 

**Please note that if you did not purchase additional add-ons to your pledge, you were already charged during the campaign and you will not be charged again unless you added extra items to your pledge**

Charge Date: Sept 4

Just a friendly reminder for everyone that if you added additional items to your pledge outside of your pledge amount during the Kickstarter campaign, we will be charging your cards on Sept 4 at 5pm EST. You will still have until around November (a month before shipping is estimated) to update your shipping address. Another formal update will be posted on the expected address lock-down date.

Underworld (with free KS extras) Quantities Dwindling

If you still have not placed a pre-order or would like to add additional copies of the Underworld expansion to your order, you have until Aug 20th at 5pm EST to add additional copies or until quantities run out since we are very near a sellout of our factory printrun for copies that come with the KS extras (vagabond pack, resin clearing markers, and Exiles & Partisans deck) for FREE with the Underworld expansion.

**Please note that a retail release is still scheduled next year but the vagabond pack, resin clearing markers, and Exiles & Partisans deck will be available for separate purchase at retail**

General Notes and FAQs 

Automated Factions Re-Named?

  • We have given the Automated Factions/Better Bots Project its formal expansion name, "The Clockwork Expansion". Any future reference to the automated factions will be by this name.

Playmat FAQs

  • We've gotten a lot of requests about the playmat size and we've provided a photo comparison below. The exact size of the neoprene mats is 21.25" x 23.5.
  • There will be NO edge stitching on these mats since they ended up curling due to the mat being double-sided

Other Questions?

If you have any questions please contact us at and refrain from using the Kickstarter messaging system. If you have not received your survey or have lost it, you can retrieve it using this link.

Root: The Clockwork Expansion (formerly "Better Bots"/"Automated Factions")

Playmat Proofs!

playmat comparison with the regular board

Root: Underworld Pre-Production Proofs!

 Underworld in Play with Resin Markers!


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