I’ve only backed two RPG Kickstarters in recent memory: Tales From the Loop and Numenera.
I found both to be very effective, well-run campaigns. The key for me as a backer is constant updates and communication. Unlike some, I know that I’m backing an aspiration, not a product when I fund a Kickstarter. Sure, I really want the thing, but I know that sometimes I might not get it, and I’m usually taking that gamble into consideration when I back something. I don’t back nearly as much as some do because of this, but to each their own comfort level, I say.
Tales From the Loop is a game I really would like to get on the table for a one shot at least. It has the makings of a really fun 80s YA adventure, something like Stranger Things. That’s not to mention the amazing artwork and world-building by Simon Stalenhag. I’ve already blabbed at length about Numenera, so I’m going to give this one to Tales.
For the month of August, I will be participating in #RPGaDay. I haven’t posted much on this blog about my love for role-playing games, and for a while, I wasn’t really acknowledging that love myself. But RPGs were my entry point in the the geek lifestyle, and they are very important to me. I’ll be exploring my relationship with RPGs all month with these posts.