Here's another potential problem - The MorGalad Fantasy RPG Kickstarter.
What are the issues?
None backed, first created. Not a death knell on it's own, but always a worrisome sign.
A $20k goal. This is really scary. If the Kickstarter that Shall Not be Named couldn't come anywhere near $8k while using Pathfinder & OSRIC as it's rule systems, how is a "rules light D6-based fantasy RPG inspired by old school RPGs" using a dice pool system going to drawn in those very same gamers? It's not.
The maps or okay, but the art is... well, here's the cover art:
Now, this might be the greatest RPG since Quantum (that's a joke, son), but lets sample more
I don't know were they got their numbers from, but some of these seem excessive. I pay $128 a month for a 5' x 10' storage room in NYC. $5,000 for warehousing costs? $6,000 for taxes? I don't see $3,500 worth of art here.
Is it a definitely a "bad" Kickstarter? No. Does it have a some significant potential problems? Yes
The goal is too high. The listed expenses are too high. There is little said about the actual RPG system being developed (it apparently isn't finalized - another not so good sign). And then there is this:
Funding will also provide a solid foundation for me to hire a team to stand strong and work hard on this project because I intend on releasing one edition and only one edition of this game.First, I don't see that as part of the estimated budget. Secondly, that is some Nystulian "putting the cart before the horse" shit. Now is not the time to be hiring a team.
Rework the budget with real numbers, lower the goal, buy some stock art, unhire the team and finalize the system. Then we might have something.