Today's post is about Kickstarter. I have pledged for many an rpg through Kickstarter. It is a neat platform where publishers can get support for their games and make their dreams see print. I have been fairly lucky with my Kickstarter pledges. I have received most of the items that I have backed. I have received regular communications from companies whose games are behind schedule. I am a patient man and I would rather have a late game than a crappy one.
The novelty of Kickstarter is starting to wear off. At first I felt Kickstarter anxiety, which was a feeling that if I did not back a project then I was losing out and would never be able to get it. I have now seen more than one project go from Kickstarter to the general market (or fail to materialize). I have less anxiety about having to buy in during the Kickstarter phase. I think twice about pledging. Am I getting a good deal by pledging now? Is this a reputable company? Will it be worth it to wait and see how the game turns out before I put money behind it? I will continue to back Kickstarter but I am much more discerning.