Saturday, October 1, 2016
Kickstarter - Inheritance (Back This RPG and Complain and You May Get Booted)
Some of you may remember Luke Crane's last Kickstarter - The Burning Wheel Codex. Well, Luke apparently ran that campaign "in character" and refunded folks who complained about the slow shipping (read the link, it is eye opening) He also responded to criticism with responses like:
Now, you might think this flies in the face of Kickstarter Community Guidelines, and maybe it does, but since Luke is the one that gets to interpret that:
Yep, you guessed it. Luke is the one to talk to to complain about - Luke.
So, now Luke has a new Kickstarter running called Inheritance. It may rock. It may suck balls. Doesn't matter one bit when this is the Ricks & Challenges:
Late? Shut up.
Package never showed up? Shut up.
Maybe your criticism was too harsh? Expect a refund. You should have shut up.
Imagine if Ken Whitman were allowed such a disclaimer. Does Luke get a pass because of his position at Kickstarte?.
Yeah, if this is the example that the Head of Games for Kickstarter sets, I'm not very hopeful for the future.