Crowdfunding Roundup 8/26

Hello again! It’s been a month and I have been busy replacing my feelings by spending money on other people’s hopes and dreams, so here’s the monthly crowdfunding roundup!~

Wicked Ball

Crowdfunding Status: Funded!
Targeted Release Date: September 2019
Targeted Release Platform: Physical Object
Genre: Cat Toy

My kitten has more energy than the average solar farm and tears more things up than a mid-tier rock band, so an automated cat toy to hopefully contend with both things is a no-brainer for me to try out.

A Touch More Class – 9 Fifth Edition Classes

Crowdfunding Status: Funded!
Targeted Release Date: September 2019 — Already received!
Targeted Release Platform: Paperback
Genre: 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons supplement

Gonna be honest, largely why I backed this was a hefty pile of curiosity on how they handled a class that used a deck of Tarot cards to cast spells; but overall it’s a good source of inspiration for NPCs in my ongoing campaign. A pity D&D Beyond doesn’t support custom classes at this point.

ALHAMDU

Crowdfunding Status: Funded!
Targeted Release Date: March 2020
Targeted Release Platform: Film
Genre: Muslim Futurism

I follow the art director for this film on Twitter, and it just looks gorgeous. Besides it looks like nothing I normally watch and there is merit in making sure that sort of thing enters my life.

YOU DIED: An Anthology of the Afterlife

Crowdfunding Status: Funded!
Targeted Release Date: September 2020
Targeted Release Platform: Physical book.
Genre: Comic anthology, varies piece to piece.

Do I still have to say why I back Iron Circus comics Kickstarters? Yes? Ok.
They are always good. Always fulfill their goals and have quality products at the end. I’ve backed almost all of them at this point. Nuff said.

ELEMENTS: Earth

Crowdfunding Status: In Progress!
Targeted Release Date: January 2020
Targeted Release Platform: Black and White physical graphic novel
Genre: Comic anthology, varies piece to piece

Another anthology, this one not by people I know, but by a diverse pool of creators I haven’t yet had the chance to fall in love with–one of my favorite things to support.

Crowdfunding Roundup – 7/17/2019

So I haven’t had the time to be making the crowdfunding posts that I should have been in the last few weeks, but have found some real fun things, so here’s a roundup of all the projects I backed and didn’t talk about.

Small Saga

Crowdfunding Status: Successful!
Targeted Release Date: July 2021
Targeted Release Platform: PC, Mac
Genre: JRPG

Small Saga is a turn-based RPG focusing on boss encounters with no random battles, taking place under the streets of London where you play as a quartet of rodents against the big big world. Bonus points that I didn’t realize when I backed it–the dev previously worked on Aviary Attorney, which really deserves more of all of our time.

Shattered Spear: THE PRINT EDITION

Crowdfunding Status: Successful!
Targeted Release Date: Oct 2019
Targeted Release Platform: Physical book
Genre: Indie Comic

So Iron Circus comics has had 21 Kickstarters–a good number of which I’ve backed–and I’ve never regretted it. C. Spike Trotman has a talent for finding interesting comics and I can’t wait to have my hands on this one.

Star Power and the Choir of Doctor Hymn

Crowdfunding Status: Funded/In Progress
Targeted Release Date: Dec 2019
Targeted Release Platform: Physical Book
Genre: Sci-Fi Comic

I’ve been reading Star Power for a few years now, though normally I buy the latest copy each time I go to Connecticon, which takes place in early-mid July. This time they didn’t have the new book ready, but did have the Kickstarter in flight, so back it I have.

Kingdom of the Dump

Crowdfunding Status: In Progress
Targeted Release Date: Oct 2022
Targeted Release Platform: PC, Mac, Linux
Genre: RPG

It’s an RPG where you play as a trash can. Named Dustin Binsley.
Do I really need any more reason than that to back something?

BETTER THAN IRL

Crowdfunding Status: Successful!
Targeted Release Date: Oct 2019
Targeted Release Platform: Physical Book
Genre: Essays

A book of essays about meeting people on the internet. I don’t know basically any of the authors, don’t normally read essay books and yet couldn’t say no.

Crowdfunding: KINNIKUNEKO

Crowdfunding Status: Unsuccessful.
Targeted Release Date: December 2020.
Targeted Release Platform: Steam, Itch.IO
Genre: 2D Run and Gun

So sometimes a game crosses my radar that’s just…strange? And I love my radar for that–strange games are honestly one of the things that have kept me engaged in gaming for as long as I have been. Kinnikuneko certainly counts–a run-and-gun game where you play as a magically transformed cat that looks like someone’s weird fantasy? You know what, I can futz with that.

Crowdfunding: WANDER – a Johnny Wander Travelogue Collection

Hello and welcome to “” the part of the show blog where I talk about projects that I have Kickstarted or otherwise financially supported before they are released. In general these are projects that I think look really cool, or show some unique promise, but sometimes I just know people involved (which I will disclaim where applicable.) Without further Ado: WANDER – a Johnny Wander Travelogue Collection

Crowdfunding Status: Successful!
Targeted Release Date: August 2019
Targeted Release Platform: PDF, Softcover book, Hardcover book.
Genre: Comic, Travelogue

I’ve devoured basically everything Ota and Hirsh have put out, Johnny Wander, Cuttings, etc etc, so seeing a collection of their travel comics was a pretty instant back. I could wait until I see them at the con they attend that I go to, but then it would be one more thing to carry around, so this is just more convenient.

Crowdfunding: Love Shore

Hello and welcome to “Sometimes I Pay Money for Things That Don’t Exist Yet” the part of the show blog where I talk about projects that I have Kickstarted or otherwise financially supported before they are released. In general these are projects that I think look really cool, or show some unique promise, but sometimes I just know people involved (which I will disclaim where applicable.) Without further Ado: Love Shore by Perfect Garbage

Crowdfunding Status: Successful!
Targeted Release Date: 2021
Targeted Release Platform: Windows/Mac/Linux
Genre: Sci-Fi, Visual Novel

There’s more info on the Kickstarter of course, but I mostly wanted to call out Love Shore for the team’s dedication to having LGBT characters in their visual novel–and considering the visual novel revolves around sort of “next-gen” humans, it’ll be really interesting if they will play with the intersection of transgender and transhumanism. I don’t really have a ton more to say on this one–look forward to me giving hopefully at least a couple updates before it releases in 2021.