Mahatatain
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Kickstarter?

Thu 23 Dec 2021, 16:16

Will there be a kickstarter for this game that people can back?

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Re: Kickstarter?

Mon 27 Dec 2021, 07:07

Good question!
 
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Re: Kickstarter?

Mon 27 Dec 2021, 11:30

If the license permits it, otherwise not (like Alien which did not Kickstart but used pre-orders).
 
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Re: Kickstarter?

Wed 12 Jan 2022, 19:28

Thanks for the info.
 
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Re: Kickstarter?

Mon 17 Jan 2022, 05:53

Hnnnnggggg! Need... more... updates...
 
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Re: Kickstarter?

Mon 17 Jan 2022, 16:32

Kickstarter … not extremely likely to happen, I suspect.


Out of the three TTRPG’s that I am aware Genuine has licensed from the properties they work with, only the middle one — Altered Carbon — actually had a Kickstarter. And that one went … so-so. The dust has still not settled completely.

The other two — ALIEN and Dune — have both gone straight to print. Much more successfully.

I don’t see anything with these experiences that would convince Genuine to allow Ligan to go with KS this time either.

I’d be delirious to be proven wrong, though...
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Re: Kickstarter?

Thu 20 Jan 2022, 17:43

As much as I'd like to see a Kickstarter on this one, I don't think they really need one. Kickstarters are great for gauging interest in a new or fairly unknown setting. Blade Runner, on the other hand, straight up sells itself. Discussions about the game are everywhere, spoken in the kind of fervor reserved for already published games. It's already on every single 'Most Anticipated' list online. Free League really doesn't *need* a Kickstarter for this.
 
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Re: Kickstarter?

Thu 20 Jan 2022, 18:55

I suspect the economics of this are a bit more complex than that ... precisely the fact that it is so popular and highly anticipated might actually be the strongest argument for a Kickstarter.

With a wildly successful project, you could amass substantial up-front cash that can be employed to expand the scope (new chapters/sections, adventures, illustrations, page count, etc) and/or improve quality (print, materials, binding, etc) of the product through stretch goals, well beyond what would be possible if you go straight to print.
That way, you can also fund supplementary materials — dice, GM screen, additional books, cards, boxes, starter sets, miniatures, battle maps, etc — to be released together with or soon after the core game, that might otherwise have to wait or not be made at all.

As one might anticipate a Blade Runner RPG Kickstarter doing no worse than other licensed RPG Kickstarter projects, it might be worthwhile going that route. Question is just, as I noted earlier, is Genuine game for it?



While on that subject though, another interesting factor here is that this actually seems to be the first time Genuine comes back to a game publisher for seconds.

So far, they’ve kept shopping around — all three aforementioned games were each published by different companies. Genuine now seemingly having committed to come back to Ligan with Blade Runner … I can’t help but have a question or two.
Suffice it to say, it would have been interesting to have a peek behind the scenes here.
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