Monday, May 6, 2013

A Stellar Kickstarter

I contributed to the FATE Core KS from Evil Hat Productions. This is an example of a superbly run campaign.

All contributors got to see the drafts of the rules before the campaign even ended. The company accepted comments from contributors to improve the game. This is something I haven't seen in any other KS campaign.

As the success of the campaign mounted, Evil Hat created more and better incentives to push it up higher, culminating the FAE edition of The Dresden Files. (FAE is FATE Accelerated Edition -- essentially a lighter version of FATE.)

Because of this, even $10 contributors will be receiving a metric buttload (again, not the punt Imperial buttload) of material: the three system books (Core, Toolkit, and FAE) and twenty different worlds/campaigns from some hot authors. Oh, and Dresden.

They are a little late, but they received far more feedback on the Core draft than they expected, and added an extra round of review and playtesting. So, they delay is generating a better product.

I must say that I'm very impressed.