Figure might as well start a thread for this. I really like Kickstarter and have so far donated to two projects: CreaVures
. They both have reached their goal and seem to be fairly successful.
For those who don't know what Kickstarter
is, it's basically an online pledge funding system where people submit an idea and request funding for their project. If they meet their pledge goal, they will get funded by those who have pledge and so on and so forth. Depending upon how much you pledge, you can get receive certain items from the project owners.
Anyhoo, just thought I'd drop a line for Journey Quest Season 2
, brought to you by Dead Gentlemen Productions.
You may know them from other geeky rpg movies such as The Gamers or The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. They are local Washingtonian guys that I've seen doing stand up many times over and their movies are pretty good. I have yet to see the first Journey Quest, but I can only assume it's as good, if not better than The Gamers.
So yeah. I guess if anyone is interested, pledge money towards people doing awesome things or if anyone knows a good Kickstarter project to pledge to, inform us!
I've Kickstarted 22 projects of which only one was unsuccessful, and two are in progress.
The thing you have to be aware of is that you might never get the reward. If your heart is really set on getting the reward, you will be disappointed. There are some projects that were funded over a year ago, and the reward is still nowhere in sight. That being said, when a reward does come through, it's kinda awesome because something shows up in the mail you were not expecting since the day you paid for it is so long ago you forgot.
It is true though, for anyone who pledges to beware they may not get something, but it all depends on what you are backing. So far I'm 1 for 2, but the Womanthology book is supposed to showed up at the end of the year or something, and I'm 99% sure I will be getting that.
Also, if all goes well, more than likely Jeremy will be making a project to put on Kickstarter, but you won't probably see that until next year.
Also, if you are really into nerdy American-style board games (mostly war games), GMT Games has been doing this thing for years. They call it the P500 system, and people submit prototypes of games that you can check out and sign up for pre-order if you like. As soon as it hits 500 pre-orders, boom the game gets made.
Still fun though.
I've been kicking around (no pun intended) setting up a Kickstarter to get a 3D printer and send little trophies to people who get their books banned. I'm not sure if it would work, but it would be worth a shot.
Seems interesting enough to possibly donate to.
I want that patch.
I then stumbled onto this Kickstarter for them. He is apparently from Rochester, NY and will be making them from there.
I know this is a Wacom Bamboo stylus for the iPad, but this invention is pretty nifty to fit various pens that artists normally use.
I also have the Targus one, but I was wondering if they have anything with a finer tip if that is feasible.
If you are in the Philadelphia area and like video games it is a good con to go to, but looking on their site shows nice potential as to what it could hold.
$75 pass for $25 plus a cool party game and a booster pack, I think it is a steal.
Otherwise, there's always copies of the game or the rights to name items/characters.
-Have an NPC be modeled after you or a loved one
-Be an easter egg
-Free updates and Discounts for future versions
-Visit the studio
-Have a producer tag in the credits
-Stuff like hats, or other cosmetic things available only for donators