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Kickstart Your Game – March RPG Blog Carnival!

March 1, 2012

Courtesy of Nevermeet Press

Welcome to the RPG blog carnival for March! This month’s theme is crowdsourcing and crowdfunding RPGs. If you have a blog and plan on participating, be sure to leave us a link in the comments so we can include it in the round-up at the end of the month. Here at Skyland Games we plan on doing several articles focusing on how crowdfunding is revolutionizing the gaming industry.

I’ve personally funded several RPG, card, and dice game projects. Most have been awesome, but we’ll talk about the pros and cons of being a funder, and a designer.

There are a lot of other crowdfunding sites out there as well like Rockethub, New Jelly, and Indiegogo; each with their own focus and feel. All of my experiences have been with kickstarter thus far, but I would be interested to hear if any other gamers have had experiences on either side of the equation on other sites.

One awesome resource for kickstarter game projects is the Game Whisperer. There is a lot of great advice and cool interviews with people who have had great success with the crowdfunding model.

I’m eager to see what you guys do with this theme! Let us know on your blog in a carnival post, or in the comments below!

PS – Thanks for making yesterday’s article our most viewed article to date! We’re on pace today to beat yesterday’s record! We’ll be happy to post any updates to the situation regarding an official apology to The Wyvern’s Tale, or any other significant updates. Thanks for your interest!

  1. March 10, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I’m having a hard time coming up with any blog posts for this rather than just a list of cool kickstarters that are out there now. Any chance you could give some suggested topics?

    • March 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Sure! Pros/cons of crowdfunding as opposed to print on demand.

      Challenges of crowdsourcing material. What makes the cut? How to avoid offending contributors

      Kickstarter exclusive content/rewards. Limited edition items cool? Or Reduces game content for future customers?

      Putting players in the game. Using likenesses of backers in the product, cool or creepy?

      Tips for successful kickstarters

      Projects I wish were on kickstarter but aren’t (yet)

      Using crowdfunding to not only launch a product, but a company

      Hope that helps!

  2. March 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Dungeon Brew did a quick comparison guide to three crowdfunding resources. Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and Chipin. http://dungeonbrew.blogspot.com/2012/03/comparison-guide-to-selecting-how-to.html

  3. April 2, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the shout out on The Game Whisperer. I have some great interviews on RPGs on Kickstarter. Hope they help.

  4. April 2, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    No problem! Thanks for being such a great resource for kickstarter!

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