Kickstarter is a great thing, there can be no doubt about that. Many games and RPG products that might never have make the leap to published, finished article if it weren’t for the funding provided by backers via the site. However there is a darker side to backing products on the site, for every person who talks about the great product they got, there’s someone else who has a story about how it’s been three years since a campaign was funded and they’re still waiting for any sign of the finished article. I’ve been fairly lucky and have only backed a few projects where the creator has spectacularly failed to deliver and/or has skipped town with backers money and a long list of excuses, most of my experiences with the site have been pretty positive (mostly because I only tend to back stuff where I have experience with the creator or that has been recommended to me by someone I trust).
I’ve decided to highlight some of the Kickstarters (both good and bad) that I’ve experienced in a series of future posts.