Apr
08
2014
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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?

Feb
20
2014
1

Now, what we have here is an interesting TimeWatch Kickstarter dilemma.

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?

Feb
12
2014
4

The “Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies” Kickstarter.

About freaking time.

Short story collection, not the long-promised update. Still. Cannot wait.

Jan
22
2014
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The “TimeWatch: GUMSHOE Investigative Time Travel RPG” Kickstarter.

Fine.  Just take my dang money, then.

These people are insidious, I’m telling you. Insidious.

Jan
10
2014
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Nov
25
2013
1

Reminder: just over two days on the “Dogs Playing Magic – Full Color Poster” Kickstarter.

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.

Nov
14
2013
2

Reminder: The Dogs Playing Magic poster Kickstarter.

I’d like to have this as an alternate wallpaper.

Not that I’m nagging, or anything.

Oct
29
2013
2

“Dogs Playing Magic” Kickstarter.

I was torn on this one.

You see, as most of you remember I participated in the “Dogs Playing D&D” KS; which made getting this print problematical. It’s getting harder to find blank wall space, frankly: and, lets face it, this style is a little kitschy. On the other hand, I wanted to highlight it, because it’s kitschy AND cool. And on the gripping hand… I don’t like recommending Kickstarters that I’m not contributing to.

So I shelled out five bucks for a digital print. There. Problem solved.

Oct
12
2013
1

The “Monster Hunter International: Challenge Coins” Kickstarter.

I finally broke down.

I suspect that I may end up with a small collection of SF-related challenge coins. They’re kind of insidious.

Sep
22
2013
4

Hmm. What should one do…

…if one suspects that a Kickstarter total is being manipulated at the last minute in order to get it to fund? I mean, I want the final product, and I have no proof that there are shenanigans going on.  Still, other people may not be as utilitarian about the results as I am.

Moe Lane

PS: I’m not saying which one, and I’m not going to confirm and/or deny any guesses, either.

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