Kickstart My Heart

It’s payday for me today, and I’m going to head over to kickstarter.com to support a couple of projects I’m interested in. Kickstarter seems to be a pretty solid model for funding independent or small-press creators. I’ve never actually backed anything before, so I figure today is a good day to start.

Unless you read my blog through some vector that miraculously doesn’t intersect with any of the Evil Hat crew, you already know about Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple. I’ve been watching this game’s development for over a year through Daniel Solis’s blog. It looks like it’s going to be nothing short of gorgeous. Daniel used Kickstarter previously to great success with Happy Birthday, Robot! and Do is already well over its goal. For the various milestones it has passed, Daniel and Evil Hat have been adding to the goodies you get at different backing levels. What’s also super cool about this particular kickstarter is that Evil Hat has found a way to allow retailers to get in on the action as well.

The next project I am excited about is Amaranthine. This is the latest RPG from David and Filamina Hill of Maschine Zeit fame. The concept of larger-than-life heroes who are reliving their past has hooked me in. It’s nearing its goal, so get in there and help make it a success!

Finally, there’s only a handful of hours left to get in on the kickstarter for Coronets but Never Crowns, Josh Roby’s political expansion for Houses of the Blooded.

What seems to be the neatest thing about Kickstarter is something that Joshua AC Newman mentioned on a recent Jennisode on the topic. Kickstarter is a place on the internet where people help other people to succeed. It’s really a very positive aspect of our community.

So these are the projects I know about. What other kickstarters are out there that deserve some attention?

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