Misspent Youth Resurfaces Better Than Ever

Just launched on Kickstarter – Misspent Youth revised and growing! Misspent Youth is a tabletop RPG about friendship, standing up to bullies, and changing the world. The game is for 4 to 6 people, one of whom plays The Authority, the force that’s making the world a shitty place to live. The others all play…

Street of Stalingrad 4 Playtest Kit Kickstarter Stalls Out

The Streets of Stalingrad 4th edition Kickstarter launched a few weeks ago and I have been following it ever since. Let me be clear, this is NOT for the full monster game. That will launch on Kickstarter in September if they are holding to their schedule. This is for a play-test kit to get feedback…

Appendix N Kickstarter – The Gift That Keeps On… Oh, Wait, Never mind!

Twenty-six months after publishing the below article and there has been little to progress made on the part of Brave Halfling to get this Kickstarter wrapped up. HIs updates continue to be sporadic and some backers are indeed reporting that they have received some of the books from the first shipment, but there is still so…

Kickstarter is NOT a Pre-ordering Platform!

Can someone explain to me why a company needs to use Kickstarter to bring product they have been producing for several years to customers? While I was skimming through Kickstarter looking for interesting projects I came across Mayday Games’ Crokinole board campaign. Did someone forget to tell these guys they have been selling these for…

Chaosium to Launch Khan of Khans Kickstarter on 10 January

The fine folks at Chaosium will be launching a new Kickstarter on 10 January 2017. Reiner Knizia’s newest game, Khan of Khans, looks to be a whimsical family-oriented card game. The game is thematically placed in Greg Stafford’s world of Glorantha. I just skimmed over the PDF of the “Print & Play” version of the…

Kickstarter Watch – Dear Leader

I don’t do a whole of kickstarting these days, but the new Dear Leader Kickstarter has caught my attention. I love satirical games and this looks as if it will scratch that itch for me. maybe it’s something you should have a look at too. Come on, who doesn’t love making fun of Kim Jong-un?…

Olympus, Inc. Live on Kickstarter

My good friends over at Fabled Environments launched a new Kickstarter today. Olympus, Inc. is their first setting for Savage Worlds and it will take its place among their other amazing products. While I am not an overt fan of Savage Worlds, I know the principles behind this product and their creativity is always awesome! If you’re…

Burning Wheel Codex – What Exactly am I Backing?

Today, the folks over at Burning Wheel HQ launched a Kickstarter for a new Burning Wheel RPG product. Keeping with my recent article about how I dislike how many companies use Kickstarter, this caused me to pause slightly. The company is definitely not a mainstream company in the sense that WotC or Monte Cook Games…

Kickstarter – Well Established Companies Shifting Tactics

In my last article about Kickstarter I explored the idea that public shaming could, if used constructively, produce results. This time I want to explore and discuss how companies and creators are potentially misusing Kickstarter. I am not referring to fraudulent practices as that is an entirely different topic. No, I am referring to the premises for which…