Trying to decide this year’s Kickstarter project.

GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND will be paid for out of existing funds, and so will COVENANTS. Those are fine. But if I want to get another thing out this year, I will need to crowdfund it. So far, my two options are:

  • TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION, VOLUME 2. Pros: stories! The first volume actually sells pretty well at conventions and so forth, and I already have the sampler to work from. Cons: it’s much more expensive than the other option, and the day may come when I can’t get a Kickstarter to fund.
  • Retail copy, THE FERMI RESOLUTION RPG. Pros: I don’t need much to finish this, in terms of cash! It’s already done at the v.80 level, honestly. Cons: I don’t expect to see many sales out of it. Honestly, a lot of it is going to be for having on the vendor table.

Thoughts? – I’ve already dismissed “Do both,” by the way. I don’t have the time and I don’t have the staff, alas.

The Extremely Dangerous SPACE 1889: AFTER TTRPG Kickstarter.

Oh, no. No, no, no, no, no. This is bad. This is very, very bad. I did not need to be told about SPACE 1889: AFTER.

That’s seventy bucks for a copy of the game, that is. I don’t have that kind of money. I’ve already blown my Christmas money on something else, too. Still, an updated version of the game… no. No, no, no, no, no.

Question I’m asking myself: should I Kickstart a DriveThruRPG version of the Fermi Resolution RPG?

I had a consultation with a guy in the industry – like, a paid one and everything – and based on we discussed I could probably swing getting the whole Fermi Resolution RPG up and running for about a grand. Do it through DriveThruRPG, sell it for $15B&W/$25 color. It’s mostly done, and the remaining steps aren’t insurmountable.

The problem is: I’ve already distributed a working copy of the game to my Kickstarter backers (I’d make sure they got clean PDFs of the finished version), so I don’t know if it would fund. I also don’t know how many I’d sell, although honestly having it on the vendor table would be useful in other ways. Anybody have any thoughts on the subject?

The SECRET WORLD TT RPG Kickstarter passes 100K. ALMOST AS IF THERE’S AN EXISTING INTEREST IN THE IP, @FUNCOM…

…Oh, I’m sorry. Did I shout that out? My bad. Anyway, the SECRET WORLD RPG Kickstarter is actually at $101K, which is hardly shabby for a $40K project. I look forward to the next stretch goal, although not nearly as much I look forward TO GETTING THE TOKYO DUNGEONS AND THE FUSANG PvP BOARD BACK, FUNCOM…

Sorry! Sorry!

The ATOMIC ROBO AND THE VENGEFUL DEAD Hardcover Kickstarter.

There was another Kickstarter that dropped today, called ATOMIC ROBO AND THE VENGEFUL DEAD HARDCOVER EDITION. Tesladyne described it as follows: “wherein the robot punches some vampires.” Having read it, I can readily agree that this is what the story is about. If you’re into that sort of thing, it’s a thing worth backing*.

*I am into that sort of thing.