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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Do We Do a Kickstarter Dos and Don'ts Post(s)?

Looking over my assortment of Kickstarter posts, I'm wondering if I should put together a post or two listing basic Kickstarter "dos and don'ts", such as:

- make sure your funding levels actually add up to funding your project

and

- wear shoes in your videos

and

- don't have public fights with those that critique your Kickstarter presentation

So, what say you all?

Yea or nay?

23 comments:

  1. I think watching the season premier of South Park as well as the the honest Kickstarter video.
    blob:https%3A//www.youtube.com/a931b3cd-e786-49ae-b1db-ee4b29c3d835

    "Please donate to our bullshit product."

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  2. No, do not do that. Because you'll get that whole, "who the fuck is this guy, and what makes him an expert?"

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    1. I have a bully pulpit damn it!

      I must be an expert ;)

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  3. don't forget: "Have a completed prototype of your product" and/or "Have all of of the work (writing, etc.) completed before asking for money to publish it"

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    1. Man, that'd be a shame. Neither of my two successfully completed, on-time projects would been Kickstarted if I worked that way.

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  5. Do a whole 'how-not-to' video.
    ... or start with the post, and offer the video as a stretch goal

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  6. You should kickstart this fine idea :)

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  7. Just last night I was thinking is asking you to do one. Seriously serendipitous.

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  8. Your recommendations would have the effect of making Kickstarter less entertaining.

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  9. Well the people who really ought to find out 'what not to do' probably won't listen -- they already know it all, right?

    How about 'Doomed KS bingo cards' instead, so we can play along at home? (Crap, someone probably just a launched KS to create that ... with a staff of 20 and all they need to do is write it, lay it out, hire artists to illustrate it.)

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  10. I think you should do it Erik! Seeing that I've been kicking around the idea of doing a Kickstarter for Mischief, Inc. to complete the remaining 10 or so adventure modules we have planned, it would be nice to know what I can do (or not do) to get a good review out of you. ;) Seriously though, I think it would be very helpful. A lot of what I've read from you concerning Kickstarters has been spot on!

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  11. I've got a zombie RPG waiting in the pipes so I say do it. Might help me address something I missed for the Kickstarter before it launches.

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  12. Advice noted for my KS starting tomorrow!

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  13. Or you know basic business management 101... I have only ever gotten in on 1 kickstarter, for DCC chained coffin, so my gambling record is looking good right now

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