Short version: I gotta up the budget for having my books edited. As in, it is a matter of personal honor. Alas, that will absolutely push the publishing schedule for TINSEL RAIN back to the end of December 2022, so if I want to publish it earlier I’m gonna need to track down alternate funding*. That probably means another Kickstarter, in 1Q 2022.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I won’t be backing Pelgrane’s ‘Suburban Consumption of the Monstrous’ Kickstarter. It’s a collection of LARP games, and I don’t LARP. I don’t have the time to LARP.
But it’s Pelgrane, so it’s gonna be a good collection. If you do LARP, go ahead and back it. This looks like it’s gonna have tons of seriously messed-up stuff inside it, too. That’s always a draw.
I wonder how fast it’ll fund. Depends on the amount, I guess. Anything under twenty grand, blink and you’ll miss it. But if they’re trying to pre-fund a print run, it’ll be higher, and that’ll take longer. Like, say, a day.
The Miskatonic Missives: The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft Kickstarter is a HPL Historical Society project, so that’s promising. What they did in each Missive was take one of HPL’s letters and annotate the heck out of it, with explanations of the cultural references; they also added original artwork and fiction, plus the trademark props that makes HPLHS’s stuff so much fun. The Missives look gorgeous and I wish I could afford the full set of three. I may yet talk myself into getting it.
Funny story: yesterday, while I was getting prepped for surgery, the anesthesiologist told me that I should avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, and impulse buys. My wife, who knows me very, very well, said, That means no Kickstarters, hon. I laughed and agreed.
The DELTA GREEN: THE CONSPIRACY Kickstarter is going to be the 25th anniversary edition of the original DELTA GREEN setting, and the question is: how many minutes before it gets funded? My only hope — MY ONLY HOPE — is that the stretch goals and higher tiers involve stuff I’ve already bought, because it’s gonna have all new art and layout and they’ll clean up some of the details and… look. There’s a reason why my copy of the first edition is probably worth at least five hundred bucks. And it’s well-used.
Everything in the Steve Jackson Games’ GURPS 2021 PDF Challenge Kickstarter’s unlocked, so if you were waiting for maximum return on your investment then now is the time to back it. It’s all digital, too, so no worries there. One reason why I buy a lot more European RPGs these days…