Kickstart is a place where people can put up products they want to develop along with a cost to start. They then solicit pledges from people and if the project $ goal is met, the project (supposedly) commences. Of course, most of Kickstart’s stuff is crap, but they do have a bunch of games up there, most are just crap ideas that will never see the light of day, but some are really interesting and I bit on one of them: a pulpy sci-fi pen and paper RPG using the Fate system called Bulldogs. As there are pledge rewards, pushing them 50$ or so seemed like a good idea since, if the project goes through, you get a copy of the book along with certain pledge levels: essentially buying it before it exists.
This is definitely something I want to try for a couple game ideas I have kicking around, so I also figured I’d back a project and see what happens.
For those privileged enough to currently suffer through my Exalted campaign, no worries: I am not switching systems! Exalted, burrs and all, is just an awesomely fun game to play, and as my heaving bookshelves can attest, I’m in it for the long haul. This could turn into a discussion of the Fate system and why it’s so intriguing, but that’s a dog for another day.