Jun
20
2015
1

My PJ Lifestyle piece on Kickstarter and RPGs is up.

Found here. Short version: crowdfunding seems to be working out for pen-and-paper RPGs. Which is a good thing, of course.

Feb
14
2015
3

This would have been a post about a @kickstarter project, but they hire racists…

…as noted here – so it’s not a post about a Kickstarter project.  Many of my readers would have been really happy to hear about that project, too – but, hey. A company’s priorities are a company’s priorities, am I right?

Moe Lane

PS: Oh, I’ll still personally sign up for a Kickstarter project.  That primarily benefits the producer. Free advertising on my site, on the other hand, benefits Kickstarter itself a little bit too much for my liking right now.

PPS: I am not even remotely expecting that this will make any significant difference, of course: if nothing’s been done** in the last three months then nothing will be done, and this is a 2K hit/day blog. But I find that I simply cannot just let this sort of thing slide without some kind of response.

*Yes, it’s a story from December.  I can hold a grudge as well as anybody.

**I couldn’t even find a sorry-you-were-offended.

Sep
17
2014
5

The aforementioned Feng Shui 2 Kickstarter.

Which has already burned through all of its stretch goals, much to the bemusement of Robin Laws.

Well, you know what they say: shut up and let us give you our money.

Aug
20
2014
1

Last week of the Widdershins Piece of Cake Kickstarter.

I am very fond of this webcomic…

… and I’ve already kicked in for the book. Good stories, good characters, a lack of extraneous contemporary garbage to get dumped on the reader. Plus, if they hit all the stretch goals I get free recipes.

Aug
08
2014
--
Jul
27
2014
--
Jul
24
2014
3

The ‘No Soul Left Behind’ Kickstarter.

This is a temptation:

…but I don’t have the core rules. How is Better Angels as a RPG? I quite like Arc Dream as a game design company.

Jul
07
2014
9

The Potato Salad Kickstarter.

Just what it says on the label.

I got the hat.

Jun
05
2014
4

The ‘Urban Shadows RPG’ Kickstarter.

They figured out another way to get my money:

Basically, it’s ‘Get Ken Hite to write up Chicago.’ That’ll do it, sure.

Apr
08
2014
--

The “Storium — The Online Storytelling Game” Kickstarter.

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.

Mar
29
2014
5

Quote of the Day, …Well, Of COURSE Crowdfunding Is All About The Money edition.

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.

Moe Lane

Feb
21
2014
5

Coming down to the *wire* on the TimeWatch Kickstarter.

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.

Moe Lane

*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?

Site by Neil Stevens | Theme by TheBuckmaker.com