22 April 2022 ~
Crowdfunding and pre-orders have become the “norm” among the wider hobby gaming world over the past 10-12 years. The wargaming world is now congratulating them on catching up to where we were over 20 years ago. With that said, we brought in Jim and Rocky to talk about their own experiences with crowdfunding over the years, both positive and negative. Some campaigns are well-run; others are train wrecks. These ideas have matured over time from “if you’d like to see this game then ante up” to “we’re publishing it either way and if you don’t jump on it now you don’t get to sit at the cool kids’ table in school” and whether or not that’s a good thing.
Don’t forget, you can always catch up with past episodes on the “podcast” tab of our site.
So buckle up for a chat about Steve Jackson challenging the consumer audience, Battle Cry, Song for War, The Dietz Foundation, drinking wine in Australia, 54mm ACW figures on a gym floor, SPI-style quad games, Mystery Wizard, how Kickstarter has ‘matured’ over time, Car Wars, World at War ’85, massive Reaper minis campaigns, China War, Up Front, bullet dice, The Fantasy Trip, and Harold Buchanan’s podcast. We hope you’ve been taking notes on which of these we’ve been making up for each episode because there’s a quiz coming.
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