The Kickstarter Thread - What are you backing?

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  • And yes, money where mouth is, backing Accident Man, and saving up so I can back some more. Don't actually know if you can do multiple pledges, would have thought so?
  • kfreemankfreeman Posts: 314
    Just added the Atomic Robo Field Guide. Looks fun!
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,595
    I'm with Wetrats...I have to take a break from backing these suckers...not that I haven't enjoyed it, but too many projects and not enough disposable income right now...
  • kfreemankfreeman Posts: 314
    I agree with you guys, though. I think I've funded about 30 projects in the last year or so, and have only received the final product for like five. I know waiting is a part of the deal, but so many in the pipe right now. Going to take fewer chances for now.
  • luke52luke52 Posts: 1,290
    kfreeman said:

    Just added the Atomic Robo Field Guide. Looks fun!

    I'll be backing this one too. Love Atomic Robo and need a Dr Dino t shirt!
  • fredzillafredzilla Posts: 2,005
    You may not want to think that the projects you are funding aren't ever going to deliver, but occasionally stuff does happen so be careful out there.

    Kickstarter Project Canceled After Dude Spends All the Money
  • HellsfireHellsfire Posts: 89
    fredzilla said:

    You may not want to think that the projects you are funding aren't ever going to deliver, but occasionally stuff does happen so be careful out there.

    Kickstarter Project Canceled After Dude Spends All the Money

    And I backed this too.

    I'm somewhat surprised this happened to a boardgame. I actually expected it to happen to a video game project first.

  • David_DDavid_D Posts: 3,402
    @Fredzilla Maybe him walking away with the money *was* the game. I mean, it was supposed to be a Lovecraftian thing, right? What is more Lovecraftian than discovering There Was No Game?
  • Well it is pretty obvious that backing something is a risk, but the numbers of things that go ahead versus the number of dicks that screw it up is a pretty good ratio.
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,595
    I've been lucky in that the people who haven't yet delivered have maintained constant or at least regular communication about why - artist flaked out on them, books are still on a boat in China, etc.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 2,962
    David_D said:

    What is more Lovecraftian than discovering There Was No Game?

    Discovering there was no game, then discovering that you are the sacrifice to the Maddness?
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 2,962
    edited July 2013
    Well I'm slowly getting more rewards in. Shadowrun Returns finally went live (i guess I need a steam account). I need to get a few more projects in my hands before I restart pre-ordering stuff from kickstarter.
  • mwhitt80 said:

    David_D said:

    What is more Lovecraftian than discovering There Was No Game?

    Discovering there was no game, then discovering that you are the sacrifice to the Maddness?
    This is getting meta! RUN!
  • luke52luke52 Posts: 1,290
    Just put in my pledge for atomic robo. Man they are giving away A LOT of freebies. Scott and Brian are gonna knock it out the park again. This the last 24 hours now, so if you haven't yet, go pledge!!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tesladyne/atomic-robo-needs-you-tesladyne-recruitment-drive?ref=category
  • luke52luke52 Posts: 1,290
    I'm really liking the look of the Mystery Box kickstarter too. A great sounding all ages book harking back to those classic ads in the back of golden age book.

    This has animated movie written all over it! I for one am going to make this my forth kickstarter pledge.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/trustedcape/mystery-box-0
  • Kat_RochaKat_Rocha Posts: 21
    edited August 2013
    Only 3 days are left for the [url=http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/309827462/world-war-kaiju-graphic-novel]World War Kaiju Kickstarter[/url]! So, if you were thinking of hopping on board, now is the time. We have achieved 2 stretch goals so far as well so, if you pledge $55 or more you will also receive a bookmark and a Kaiju Magnetic Poetry Kit with your pledge.

    So please, help us achieve our next stretch goal. Support [url=http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/309827462/world-war-kaiju-graphic-novel]World War Kaiju[/url].

    Thank you so much to everybody who has contributed so far! YOU are what has brought us this far.

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    -Kat
  • We Did it!! We funded!! Thank you so much to everybody who supported us, and to The Geeks for having us on your show and always being there. You all Rock!!

    -Kat
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 2,962
    Since I know there are a few wrestling fans out in CGSland Headlocked: The Last Territory

    I decided to drop out of Kickstarter until I started getting stuff, but I've listened to too many Colt Cabana podcasts. I should have just avoided the whole thing but I looked now and funded.
  • fredzillafredzilla Posts: 2,005
    Standing in the Stars : The Peter Mayhew Story.

    Already hit its goal, but there are stretch goals available. I briefly spoke with him at Denver Comic Con and he was super nice. This will be a great tribute to one of the more memorable characters in film history. My favorite character when I was younger.
  • "The Frozen Chosin" Graphic Novel
    http://kck.st/1feWY2D

    The true story of one of the most important battles in the Korean War and the history of the United States Marine Corps. I'm backing this one at the $50 level, which includes the OGN, a comic (No Enemy But Peace), and a sketch. The comic is complete; the OGN is still in production.
  • fredzillafredzilla Posts: 2,005
    edited October 2013
    So that guy that made Earthworm Jim, The Neverhood, and other such goodness, Doug TenNapel? He released an archive of his sketches over the years in a beautiful leather bound, gold foil stamped, B&W and color book. He's back at it with Vol. 2. This looks like it's going to be his more recent stuff. Get a digital copy of both sketchbooks for just $15 and a physical copy starting at $30. I believe the first volume started at $75 on Kickstarter. I got mine from Doug at the Denver Comic Con for $100. They've been on eBay for upwards of $350. Not that you would want to sell these great books. Enough chit-chat, check it out here.
  • John_SteedJohn_Steed Posts: 2,087
    edited October 2013
    I'm backing this :




    Check Please!
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,595
    fredzilla said:

    So that guy that made Earthworm Jim, The Neverhood, and other such goodness, Doug TenNapel? He released an archive of his sketches over the years in a beautiful leather bound, gold foil stamped, B&W and color book. He's back at it with Vol. 2. This looks like it's going to be his more recent stuff. Get a digital copy of both sketchbooks for just $15 and a physical copy starting at $30. I believe the first volume started at $75 on Kickstarter. I got mine from Doug at the Denver Comic Con for $100. They've been on eBay for upwards of $350. Not that you would want to sell these great books. Enough chit-chat, check it out here.

    I bought the first one via Kickstarter and I'll totally be throwing in for this one as well. Just debating whether I want an EWJ sketch or not with it...


  • fredzillafredzilla Posts: 2,005
    edited October 2013
    Ten bucks more? DO IT! I did. When I bought my copy from him, he drew a picture of Skinny, the boney horse from Ghostopolis on the title page (the first book of his my son and I read together). I'm happy that all the stretch goals keep getting met. He's having to come up with more and more, which just means better things for you and me! I'd love to do more, but I can't really afford it.

    To anyone on the fence about it, if you know and like IDW's Artist Editions, this is kind of like them. It's a little smaller in size, but it's a leather bound book with high quality paper and B&W and color images for only $30 freakin' dollars!
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,595
    I got Princess Whatshername in my copy of edition 1...EWJ seems a logical companion piece. :)
  • fredzillafredzilla Posts: 2,005
    Doug TenNapel still has 20 days on his Sketchbook Archives Vol. 2, but we've got a bit of a climb with the stretch goals. I'm posting this as a bump because I want a really, really nice book. The good news is with so much time, this is totally doable!

    Here's a short YouTube video of someone reviewing his Vol. 1 collection if you need more convincing:


    And another (longer) video of a Vol. 1 unboxing with a bunch of extras:
  • TorchsongTorchsong Posts: 2,595
    http://kck.st/1hi2DmC

    I decided to throw in on this one as well - Canada apparently beat the USA to the punch when it came to creating a powerful, leggy superheroine with the powers of a goddess.

    Nelvana of the Northern Lights was produced during WWII when American books weren't shipped into the Great White North to save money on luxury imports (like comics!?!?). Canadian creators and companies began making their own books and characters and Nelvana was one of them...

    The book - around 175 pages of archived material in b/w with a rare color book also included - runs $30 CAN which comes to $29 retail right now for USA buyers. So you can even save a buck! Who knew?!?

    Watch the video and you'll see that the two women behind this project are truly passionate about it...I think this'll be one of the best books to ever come out of a kickstarter project...and I've seen some good ones!
  • fredzillafredzilla Posts: 2,005
    Doug TenNapel's Sketchbook Archives Vol. 2 ends in 3 days. We're only a couple hundred dollars away from having a genuine leather bound book (sorry PeTA)! If you enjoy IDW's Artist Editions you will love the look and feel of this book. For as little as $30 you can get Vol. 2 and get PDF versions of both Vol. 1 and 2. Check out the above videos for a look at Vol. 1 Archives.
  • WebheadWebhead Posts: 448
    I finally decided to back a project

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1927638179/weapon-brown-the-funny-pages-weaponized

    I'm really hope he hits the $17,000 mark and he combines Vol 1 and Vol 2 in one big omnibus.
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