Saturday, April 28, 2018

Brainstorming a Series of Kickstarter Advice Articles

I know I've spoken about the possibility of doing a series of Kickstarter advice articles here at The Tavern but I think we've reached the point where we should "kick it off", if I may be so bold.

It's going to cover everything from what to avoid (No Shoes, Dirty Socks, No Backers) to what to do (So it is Written before Launch, So it is Done.) The dangers of stretch goals (Danger! Unfunded Physical Stretch Goals Will Kickstarterson) to funding goals (Not Every Project is a 7th Sea). Pricing (Balancing Numbers & Backers) to videos (No Virginia, Not Every KS needs a Video). Marketing your project (Social Woes & Social Nos) to marketing yourself (You Don't Know Me, So Why Support Me?) Oh, and lots more in between.

I suspect the posts will be a bit disjointed at times. Not necessarily within each post (at least, I hope not) but between posts in the series. I'm a blogger and it's simply a result of how my mind works.

Will all of this apply to every potential Kickstarter creator? Of course not. It will be advice, compiled later (hopefully) as a guide for sale on OBS and elsewhere. As a reader of The Tavern, you will get to see the draft as it is written. Offer feedback, support, criticism or simply dismiss it all together. Take from it what you will.

It will certainly be centered on the creation of RPG and related Kickstarters, but I'm sure some of the advice will be useful beyond such circles.

I may need a graphic down the line but the series definitely needs a title. Let's see:

  • Tenkar's Kickstarter Tidbits & Tales
  • Crowdfunding Advice from Tenkar's Tavern
  • Kickstarter Tales From Tenkar's Tavern
  • Kickstarter - Tavern Tales - Crowdfunding Advice & Tales of Horror (this I have a graphic for ;)
Eh, it's all I got. Feel free to suggest some alternatives in the comments below ;)


  1. I'd be happy to contribute. Sounds like a great idea.

  2. Graphic is gold! Looking forward to it, hoss.

  3. Tenkar’s Kickstarters & Nonstarters

  4. "No Free Lunch: Crowdfunding Do's, Don't's, and WTF?'s from your barkeep"

  5. Sounds great! I look forward to reading your thoughts and insights, and seeing where I might improve my own efficiency with Kickstarter campaigns.

  6. 'The Carrot & The Stick: Methods for Magical, Medieval Kickstarters'


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