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Kickstarter Report Card V

by Ramanan Sivaranjan on August 11, 2015

Tagged: kickstarter

Overall I am quite happy with how Kickstarter has been treating me. Most of my recent Kickstarters have delivered without a hitch. Reaper Bones managed to ship a bajillion minis without breaking a sweat. Goodman Games shipped Peril on the Purple Planet and The Chained Coffin more or less when they said they would, with lots of bonus goodies. I’ve got the PDF of The Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem without any fuss. Overall, projects seem to be better run and handled now.

It wouldn’t be a Kickstarter update if I didn’t mention i’m still waiting for books from LotFP. That said, James Raggi has sent me so many random adventures and bonus books the wait doesn’t feel particularly onerous. Of the 4 books funded in the LotFP Summer Adventure Campaign, each has grown in scope and awesomeness. As I’ve mentioned before, more project creators should follow Raggi’s lead with respect to how he handles projects that are off the rails.

In contrast to LotFP, we have Brave Halfling Publishing. I don’t have anything to say here that hasn’t already been said elsewhere.

Champions of Zed arrived, finally, about 3 years after it was funded. If there is one Kickstarter I regret backing this would be it. I don’t want to belittle someone’s hard work, but this project feels so thoroughly half-assed.

# Project Funded Expected Delivery Shipped?
1 The Warren August 2015 October 2015 No
2 The Zine Vault June 2015 November 2015 No
3 Perilous Journeys May 2015 September 2015 No
4 The Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem March 2015 July 2105 Yes!
5 Sol February 2015 August 2015 No
6 Dungeon Crawl Classics: Peril on the Purple Planet August 2014 November 2014 Yes!
7 The Great Kingdom July 2014 July 2015 Hells No!
8 Dungeon Crawl Classics: The Chained Coffin June 2014 August 2014 Yes!
9 Playsets The future of social storytelling. November 2013 February 2014 Yes!
10 Reaper Miniatures Bones II October 2013 October 2014 Yes!
11 LotFP Hardcover Referee Book October 2013 January 2019 Partially
12 LotFP 2013 Free RPG Day Adventure February 2013 July 2013 Partially
13 Appendix N Adventure Toolkits July 2012 July 2012 Partially
14 LotFP Summer Adventure Campaign July 2012 December 2012 Partially
15 Champions of Zed June 2012 August 2012 Yes!

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