This morning I discovered I completely missed a Kickstarter for an expansion of a game I really like. It’s a small card expansion (Missions and Powers for Xia), like $18 retail, shouldn’t be hard to get. But I’m like…I thought I was actively following this game’s development! How on earth am I supposed to just keep up with that shit, much less expand my horizons with new stuff?
It made me feel weirdly helpless. Like, one missed email and it probably got sorted into junk by Outlook anyway, and I might not be able to buy it directly from them. Lots of game stuff isn’t even showing up in stores any more.
9 thoughts on “This morning I discovered I completely missed a Kickstarter for an expansion of a game I really like.”
You’re displacing. Things feel decentralized and therefore vulnerable.
I don’t like this feeling! And I know it’s coming from motivations I don’t need to indulge. There’s no way I’ll be able to keep track of it all.
There’s clearly a market for a pledge manager manager website.
Can I integrate my pledge manager manager into my social media platform platform? One big dashboard of only the things I care about?
“One Big Dashboard of Only The Things I Care About” is my ideal social network. Heck, it’s practically my ideal Internet.
It looks like you can still get in on it on the KS page. I’ve got a copy coming
Crowdfunding is a boon and a bane. I don’t have a LGS, so without self-published games or crowdfunded games, I’m at the mercy of Amazon/interbutts sellers or what I can order at my local book seller (gotta have an ISBN, yo).
But if I miss that funding campaign or the first published edition run…well, fuck me, I might be outta luck unless someone sells it on ebay for a ridiculous amount.
Although, I guess it’s always kinda been that way with RPGs and board games, hasn’t it? Even before the internet, finding games was a crapshoot. Someone else always had that grail game you’d only heard about through friends or read about in a magazine.
Jason Jackowski their CrowdOx page isn’t taking late pledges. 🙁
Paul Beakley you can try emailing him