Kickstarter is a wonderful tool that allows an amateur to jump into the marketplace and begin creating through crowdfunding, drawing upon a crowd backers that contribute relatively small amounts of money to raise the funding needed to pull off the project. In many ways it is like what people used to do at a barn raising.
However, funding is not enough. To pull off an effective project requires a lot of information and knowledge. Crowdsourcing the wisdom of the crowd is also an important step for an amateur to quickly advance their capabilities to pull off a project.
This article gathers together several threads that I created over at RPGeek.com, focusing on specific topics that I wanted answered, clarified, or simply to share what I already knew.
- Neil Carr