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Post Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:16 pm 
 

misterspock wrote in Kickstarter projects:I thought on this end of 2016 I'd post some links to catch us all up on the sad state of various kickstarters:



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I'm in for Benoist's and Ernie's kickstarter as well but while very late I'm not worried about it and the maps look fantastic.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:58 pm 
 

Been following a couple of these projects.
I find it really interesting how much slack is often given to people based on either name recognition of the creator or wishful thinking on behalf of the backer. Frankly some of these beggar belief, and one could be forgiven for thinking that gaming project creators all live in la-la land, with heads full of fantastic ideas but completely void of any business sense (or in fact any sense at all).
I am waiting for an update that tells us that one these guys has been given a good hiding at a gaming con, I'm not condoning such actions but it must only be a matter of time, you can't go around pissing people off forever and never suffer the consequences.
(It may be an unpopular sentiment but perhaps the chaps involved are  lucky that they have so many apologists and blinkered sycophants to fight their corner).

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:29 am 
 

Well that was a depressing post misterspock!  I'm only waiting for three KS now, all of which are behind - Cataclysm, City State, and Reaper.  For a while I had 10+ projects on the go.

For me, the shine is definitely off Kickstarter projects.  With the exception of established producers using it for generating pre-orders, I'm out (Goodman and some of our Aceaum friends for instance come to mind)

I hope all the backers involved above get something for their trust and support!

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With the exception of established producers using it for generating pre-orders, I'm out (Goodman and some of our Aceaum friends for instance come to mind)

Although I'm re-thinking this, for example the Goodman holiday mod cost $24 shipped, Nobleknight copies now at $12.95.  Maybe I'll sit them out altogether in 2017.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:54 pm 
 

yeah, sorry about the depressing situation. I was just taking stock of what I've been waiting on. There are other kickstarters too that I forgot to list, but I'll leave it at that for now. I'm sure Beasterbrook has a worse list!

Thunderdave wrote in Kickstarter projects:With the exception of established producers using it for generating pre-orders, I'm out (Goodman and some of our Aceaum friends for instance come to mind)

I decided to opt out of the Goodman Games ones awhile back. I've scaled my pledging quite a bit back because of so many of these.

gyg wrote in Kickstarter projects:perhaps the chaps involved are  lucky that they have so many apologists and blinkered sycophants to fight their corner).

I don't understand these people either. It's nuts.

On a positive note though, Terence did a 'fantastic' job on Fantastic Worlds of Grenadier PDT_Armataz_01_34
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I wish more Kickstarters were run like this.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:58 pm 
 

Thunderdave wrote in Kickstarter projects:Although I'm re-thinking this, for example the Goodman holiday mod cost $24 shipped, Nobleknight copies now at $12.95.  Maybe I'll sit them out altogether in 2017.


If it's a KS I'm interested in, I'll sign up if there is a KS exclusive, but for what amounts to preorders, I'll just wait. Otherwise I'm paying full price AND have that money tied up for months/years. There are exceptions of course, but I've found that to be a more relaxed approach. Then when the inevitable delay occurs, I'm not bothered.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:23 pm 
 

Yeah, I like Goodman games stuff but I won't participate in any more of their Kickstarters. Typically, I can find whatever level I back out much cheaper when they release the product. I'm not doing any more preorders. Kickstarter is really made to help get new products to market and not for pre-orders like they are using it for.

I'm limiting mine from here on out to small press items that probably wouldn't see the light of day otherwise or for some that have really good Kickstarter exclusives.


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misterspock wrote in Kickstarter projects:On a positive note though, Terence did a 'fantastic' job on Fantastic Worlds of Grenadier PDT_Armataz_01_34
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I wish more Kickstarters were run like this.


Agreed completely.  If any of you missed out on new edition of The Fantastic Worlds of Grenadier, I'm hoping to have some stock at the Black Blade booth at GaryCon.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:39 pm 
 

Not to jump on the Ken Whitman train, but these comments from him years ago are priceless (and I thought worth re-posting):

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:31 pm 
 

Fellow Acaeum Members,

Just a quick note to let you know that my latest Kickstarter project, "Off the Beaten Path: Forest Excursions", is launching in the next few hours... this project is the printed book version of my 2016 Patreon work, found at https://patreon.com/throwi.

There are two versions of the print book, a system neutral and Swords & Wizardry (Light) version, each for only $10... $9 if you back it early!

Here is the link to the project:  kickstarter.com/projects/1801954192/off ... excursions

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:35 pm 
 

throwi wrote in Kickstarter projects:Fellow Acaeum Members,

Just a quick note to let you know that my latest Kickstarter project, "Off the Beaten Path: Forest Excursions", is launching in the next few hours... this project is the printed book version of my 2016 Patreon work, found at https://patreon.com/throwi.

There are two versions of the print book, a system neutral and Swords & Wizardry (Light) version, each for only $10... $9 if you back it early!

Here is the link to the project:  kickstarter.com/projects/1801954192/off ... excursions

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:59 pm 
 

Thanks Walter!  Hope to see you in June again!

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:47 am 
 

I love supporting small-press publishers on Kickstarter. They're often good folks with day jobs or garage-band businesses who struggle funding the working capital needed for writers, artists, editors, layout and initial inventory. Plus, they're freed from the corporate constraints that can often limit creativity and expression.

Of course, you HAVE to do some diligence before pledging any money you're not comfortable losing. Does the creator have any successful projects on his record? Do you have any reason to trust the creator as a steward of the project's funding? How much work has already been completed? Is the project too good to be true, perhaps laden with freebies and a timeline that are unrealistic? Simply liking the sales pitch is not enough unless, like I said, you're comfy losing the money.

I made some mistakes in the beginning, but I won't punish the trustworthy little guys on account of the genuine failures (some people just never had a clue and over-promised), crooked guys (long list here) or the bigger companies that exploit the system (what amounts to higher-priced pre-orders).

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:07 pm 
 

Thanks Chainsaw, I agree!  Just backed Throwi's and Fail Squad's projects... good luck guys :)


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:13 pm 
 

Thunderdave wrote in Kickstarter projects:Thanks Chainsaw, I agree!  Just backed Throwi's and Fail Squad's projects... good luck guys :)

People have a right to be frustrated and angry sometimes. I've been one of them and totally understand! So, I think maybe I was talking to myself more than any of you. Sorry if I came across otherwise.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:47 am 
 

Thunderdave wrote in Kickstarter projects:Thanks Chainsaw, I agree!  Just backed Throwi's and Fail Squad's projects... good luck guys :)


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Chainsaw wrote in Kickstarter projects:
Thunderdave wrote in Kickstarter projects:Thanks Chainsaw, I agree!  Just backed Throwi's and Fail Squad's projects... good luck guys :)

People have a right to be frustrated and angry sometimes. I've been one of them and totally understand! So, I think maybe I was talking to myself more than any of you. Sorry if I came across otherwise.  :D


I personally didn't take it that way - I didn't think you were referencing my project.  Just venting frustration.

I know I have always been on time with the delivery of my work and have tried my best to communicate each step of the way.    I have backed several projects that were a year or more late (and I know a lot of folks are tied up in some that are really, really late!) and that gets frustrating.  I never want to operate in that way!

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Post Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:29 pm 
 

Anybody have the maps from the Ravenloft Bleak House boxset?


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