Every year, the hashtag #RPGaDAY makes its way around the social medias, and gamers try their damnedest to answer each question every day. Most fail. I probably will too. BUT. I will try!
Today's question: What has been the best-run RPG Kickstarter you have backed?
This one's easy for me - Dreamchaser! I feel like Pete's gotten a lot of love on my blog recently, but there's good reason for it. It's not very often when you back a Kickstarter with delivery month listed, and the campaign is delivered in full before the end of the stated month.
It's become almost a trope of RPG Kickstarters to be late. And I get it; publishing involves so many unknowns, life gets in the way, a tarasque attacks the village, etc. No one is more understanding than me. But here comes a dude who self-publishes not only a gorgeous book, but art prints, character sheet pads, dice, and an amazing Pretend Box; all while working a real person job, running play test games for backers, going to cons, and seducing quasi-famous RPG podcasters.
What Pete's done with Dreamchaser is inspiring to me personally. It's shown me that you really can just go out there and create something awesome. When you see campaign after campaign under-deliver or blow months past delivery dates and then see the almighty wrath of the internet come down on the creator; it can discourage others from even considering bringing their ideas to the public. But campaigns like Dreamchaser - from the way it was run, to the uplifting art, to the amazing game itself - gives me hope!
I could say here that this is the last you'll here of Pete and Dreamchaser, but I'd probably be lying to you. The game's really that good; and I'm really that impressed by Pete's performance. Well done, sir!!!