Kickstarter is a pretty awesome way for great ideas to become reality. This week, I wanted to share a few Kickstarter projects that I think are worthy of your support.
1. Monte Cook’s Numenara
One of the designers of the third edition of Dungeons & Dragons, and having recently left Wizards of the Coast, Monte Cook is working on a new campaign setting and roleplaying game which focuses more on story than mechanics.
Numenara is set in the Ninth World (which is Earth somewhere around a billion years in the future). Many civilizations have risen and fallen, so the Ninth World is set on top the various ruined civilizations of the past. While technology is pretty limited, nanobots, genetic mutations, and power technologies lurk in the unmapped lands. You can check out the Kickstarter here.
It’s already reached it’s publishing goal, but most of the stretch goals here are awesome. Donate just $50, and you’re going to get the whole roleplaying system. Worth it.
2. Dungeons & Dragons: A Documentary
Finally, a D&D movie worth watching! We’re almost at the 40th anniversary of the world’s oldest Roleplaying Game, so it only makes sense that now is the time to create a documentary about the game. And it isn’t going to be fondly nostalgic about it, either. This documentary will get into the nitty gritty details of D&D’s creation. It’s a tale full of lost friendships and poor business practices. As the website states: “Imagine “The Social Network”, the creation of Facebook, but no one ends up rich. ”
Should be interesting. Check it out.
3. The Adventures of a Comic Con Girl
I posted this on our Facebook page a few weeks ago, but since I’m the editor-in-chief here, I can plug things for my friends as much as I want! HAHAHA! POWER ABUSE!
My pal Dana created this comic book miniseries along with Matthew Spradlin (writer of Bad Kids Go to Hell) and David Beauchene.
Comic Conventions are already pretty crazy places, but Molly, Tatiana, and Dana seem to get into even more drama than usual. It’s fun, it doesn’t cost much to donate, and the rewards for donating are all pretty solid. Don’t worry, I don’t think any of the rewards include “Con Funk” scratch-and-sniff stickers. (True story: when I was at Gen Con, I heard a guy telling another dude ((loudly)) that he hadn’t showered in two days. Gross)
You can check out Adventures of a Comic Con Girl here. It’s not too far from its funding goal, so you should go ahead and donate. Tell them TJ sent you.