Aug
31
2015
1

READ THIS IF YOU PLAN TO CROWD-FUND ANYTHING.

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.

Via @RichBurlew and @mariancall.

Aug
05
2015
3

Tweet of the Day, Delta Green Will Return! edition.

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:

…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.

Moe Lane

*Obviously, my boycott had nothing to do with it, but it’s the principle of the thing.

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
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Jul
27
2014
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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
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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.

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