Picked up the core rules already, and it looks pretty nifty. So…
Although I think that this one’s going to end up being for my wife, not me.
It’s more her gaming-experience-specific idiom than mine.
I am honestly amazed that this isn’t more obvious:
…the most successful crowdfunding projects aren’t charities. They’re ventures that produce something people wish they could buy.
Maybe it’s because most of the Kickstarter projects I’ve backed have been gaming-related, or just basic geekery. I’m very comfortable with the idea that advances in manufacturing and communications have reached the point where we can link up several hundred people in this country and turn time, money, and resources into a limited-edition print of Dogs Playing D&D. But apparently the company itself is at best startled, but much more likely worried, that more people are going to be using Kickstarter as much for the commerce as the art.
Which is a shame. I mean, Kickstarter is a wizzo way for me to pick up stuff that I didn’t know that I wanted until I saw it. I am truly sorry to hear that this bothers people… as long as being sorry to hear that doesn’t require me to change my habits, of course.
I know, I know: those of you who don’t play RPGs are bored. To which I reply: neener, neener, I want this book in full color*. Besides, it beats obsessing over international news, which is awful right now and getting worse.
*I also want the opportunity to pitch some of my ideas and writing on this to the people running what has suddenly become a rather more open and content-hungry project, so it’s in my best interest if they’ve got a whole bunch of space that needs filling with words, yes-no?
We’re at the 23 hour-mark-and-counting before the end of the TimeWatch Kickstarter; the current pledge total is just below $82K. At $85K a new stretch goal opens up: to wit, a 96 page Guide to the Annotated Timeline supplement. If it unlocks, a backer at my existing level gets the PDF for free, and the printed copy for an extra $20 (as an ‘add-on’). So: if I toss in that $20, the Kickstarter will be $20 closer to the total; but if the Kickstarter does not hit its total, then I will have to take that $20 and hopefully apply it towards another add-on (but if I had wanted that hypothetical add-on in the first place I’d have simply increased my backing in the first place), or go to a higher tier at the last second.
It’s a definite exercise in game theory, no? What’s my optimal strategy, here?
About freaking time.
Short story collection, not the long-promised update. Still. Cannot wait.
Fine. Just take my dang money, then.
These people are insidious, I’m telling you. Insidious.
Not to noodge, but I would like the wallpaper for this.
I also have a 100% success rate on picking Kickstarters to date, which doesn’t really mean anything but it sounds good. Also: the guy hit his shipping timelines last time? I bought the D&D one (actually, CoC) and I am very happy with it. It looms over the craft room. Still sometimes startles my wife.