…and, let’s be honest? It was one of the sillier ones I’ve done. You thus are under no obligation to care. Anyway: thanks to a new wonderful donator, I’ll be able to grab one of the add-on PDFs*. Awesome!
No, really. It’s always awesome to get paid for something. People who sneer at that probably have other issues in life, poor things. As for me, I shall read my PDF in contentment. …And, well, in existential horror, because it’s Delta Green.
Moe Lane (more…)
Am I shouting? I am shouting. It is live, and it is spectacular.
…And, what the heck: one-day pledge drive. I will spend whatever I get on the Delta Green Kickstarter: if I somehow manage to hit $250 (I will not manage to hit $250) I’ll get the six-book option and… we’ll figure something out at that point. Maybe I’ll host a contest and give ’em out as prizes. Maybe I’ll send a couple to the troops. Maybe I’ll just cackle madly and run a game via Skype. There’s just no way to know what will happen!
…Sorry. I’ve wanted a new edition for, like, forever. Delta Green and In Nomine remain my two favorite game worlds.
Very interesting looking:
Basically, you create unique mecha from modular components (literally: you put together your plastic mecha from parts) and then duke it out. Random generation of terrain, what looks like turn-based, dice-roll combat. I tossed in a buck because I’ll be blessed if I can figure out who to play it with, but it looks pretty cool. Check it out if you like mecha and/or wargaming.
And who knows? I might end up getting a full version anyway.
Seriously. If you are thinking about doing anything on Kickstarter or another crowd-funding site, go get that cup of coffee, drink it, and peruse this how-to guide. Somebody sat down and did the math on how to budget a project properly, and then showed us the math, and the advice offered was so freaking matter-of-fact competent that I went and ponied up for her Kickstarter on the spot. Seriously, that’s probably the most bang for my fifteen bucks that I’ve gotten in a while. If for no other reason that it told me what you should be thinking about when you’re thinking of running your own crowd-funding project.
Coolness. I am curious to see where Delta Green ended up. It ended up somewhere bad, of course – but that’s bad in the ‘bad luck’ sense, and hopefully not the ‘bad game’ one:
— Pelgrane Press Ltd (@PelgranePress) August 5, 2015
…What? Oh, that staffer with racial issues is apparently no longer at Kickstarter*. I can link to projects again, if I want to. And so I shall.
*Obviously, my boycott had nothing to do with it, but it’s the principle of the thing.
Found here. Short version: crowdfunding seems to be working out for pen-and-paper RPGs. Which is a good thing, of course.
…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?
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.
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.
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.
Sure, Ken Hite. Just take my goram money.
Picked up the core rules already, and it looks pretty nifty. So…