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February 5th, 2013


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12:26 am - Musings on RPG Work and on Kickstarter
I'm slowly moving forward on getting my outline for Aeon ready, while also doing other work (or mostly not doing other work, because I'm spending far too much time on an outline that will literally be 10% the length of the final book), but I just got another assignment with a similar due date to my first, and so it's time to get down to work.

In any case, I just realized that all of the projects I've worked on in the last six months are having a Kickstarter, and I just found out that the latest one I got hired on will have an extra-wonderful (at least to me) stretch goal - if they make more than X amount, the authors get paid more - needless to say, you folks will hear more than a bit about this when the Kickstarter goes live, which won't be for at least a month and a half.

The degree to which Kickstarter and sites like it have revitalized tabletop gaming is quite impressive. I hope that this is a model that continues, both because I personally like the sort of things it produces and also because I suspect that this is going to be much of the future of gaming. Many years ago, back in the late 90s, I remember talking with several other people in the RPG industry about alternative publishing, and we all concluded that the ideal method would be a method of distributed patronage. I imagined some sort of subscription model, but Kickstarter is clearly what works now, and it works impressively well.
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From:mlerules
Date:February 5th, 2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Fingers x-d for continued Distributed Patronage for the win!

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