[generic] What are you backing?

Guvnor

The Guvnor
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Sometimes I wonder if marketing is such a powerful force, this particular game looks okay, but just over a hundred backers, while Ironsworn Starforged attracted a cast of thousands.
It's a lot to do with marketing and presentation.
It took me a while to work out what the Blackguards KS was for.. and most people would have walked away long before..
It does look good, although I am not sure why I want Blackguards when there is also Tombpunk..
I have to say they look very lovely rpgs and I would enjoy playing them, but I am already too confused to back it or simply buy Tombpunk on drivethru.. and that confuses me.. why am I backing an RPG which is based on a rpg that is already on drivethru?
 

AndyE

Rune Priest
Sometimes I wonder if marketing is such a powerful force, this particular game looks okay, but just over a hundred backers, while Ironsworn Starforged attracted a cast of thousands.
I'd say it's more to do with reputation. The original Ironsworn was released for free, was a decent quality and gained traction of several years.

When a follow up product was launched it already had a multitude of fans waiting for it.

I've never heard of Tombpunk before - I'm no barometer on what is or isn't popular but I've heard of a lot of things. I'm also jaded on things that use the suffix 'punk'

That said, it looks interesting, though not sure I need it.
 
I'd say it's more to do with reputation. The original Ironsworn was released for free, was a decent quality and gained traction of several years.
I think this is spot on. It was for similar reasons that I released Modus Operandi as PWYW. In the 6 weeks (tomorrow) since I released it it's had over 200 purchases (17 of those were people spending their hard earned cash on the PDF or a POD copy). Even with the best will in the world, I doubt I would have gotten as many sales if there was a set price.
 
I took stock of my DnD5e books, and though I only have seven core books (special Hydro Editions including Xanthar)., I seem to have too many Campaign Settings from Third Parties.

But this is the Wizard of Oz, a two volume set of over 500 pages. I am going for known literary classics now, like The Divine Comedy (Dante's Inferno) several weeks back.

https://www.kickstarter.com/project...res-in-oz-5th-edition-setting-and-sourcebooks

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The only official 5e Adventures I have are Tomb of Annihilation because pseudo-Africans. Curse of Strahd because gothic vampires, Tales of the Yawning Portal old school revival.

In a way my 5e experience is mostly all non-WoTC Adventure Campaigns.

These seductive Third Party Kickstarters now have a running total that will make Marie Kondo cross:

KICKSTARTERS
Iron Kingdoms Requim (3 books) ,
Trudvang Adventures (3 books) ,
Ruins of Symbaroum (3 books) ,
Inferno (The Divine Comedy in 3 books),
Wagadu Chronicles (2 books of Afro-fabtasy)
Adventures in Oz (2 books),

NON KICKSTARTERS
Adventures in Middle-earth (full series)
Goodman Games Classics (3 books but not Kickstarter such as Into the Borderlands, The Lost City, Tomb of Horrors).

Then I still have Hellboy, Stargate and Carbon 2185 Kickstarters.

I have bedn looking longingly at 5e Midgard and Southlands but I have the Pathfinder versions already.

I promised to stop and yet I still backed Adventures in Oz. This is an unhealthy 5e addiction.
 
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