Starstuff Clothing on Kickstarter
I recently blogged about some of the lessons I’ve learned on Kickstarter over the past year. One of the other things I’ve discovered along the way is that you can’t stick to searching just your particular niche (or niches if your me) unless you want to miss some really neat stuff.
When I started backing projects, I typically stuck to searching the Comics and Games categories. After awhile though, I stumbled upon some seriously nerderific projects in Art, Design, Fashion, Film & Video, Food, Publishing, and Technology. The only categories I tend to ignore are Dance, Theater, and Music and I’m probably missing something cool there!
Nosey slash nagging wife asleep? Ninja jammies equipped? Logged onto Kickstarter? Check. Check. Andddd check.
Greetings Nerd Consumers of the Free Market Economy! It’s been just over a year since I cannonballed into the Kickstarter pool. I thought it might be an interesting exercise to blog about some lessons learned in my foray into the world of crowd-funding.
New York 1776 by Worthington Publishing
Because one can never really ever have too many wargames, I’ve just jumped on as a backer of Worthington Publishing’s New York 1776 Kickstarter project. The game simulates one of the key campaigns of the American Revolutionary War. It’s one I’m not very knowledgeable about, so I’m excited to tear the shrink wrap off of this one.
I know what you were thinking. “Dude…this guy must get a paycheck from Kickstarter. No, not THAT. You were thinking, “I wish I could find a cool Christmas gift on Kickstarter but those things take sooooo long to get delivered.” Well, fear not Merry Nerds of Earth. An outfit out of Los Angeles (my homeboys!) named Trusted Cape is offering a sweet little hardcover (and an eBook version) set to ship just in time for the most wonderful time of the year. Ladies and gents, check out Moving Christmas: A Holiday Adventure.
The Sherlock Holmes Playing Card Deck (Baker Street Edition) by Jackson Robinson
Your man here is a HUGE Sherlock Holmes fan. Back in 1989, my then-girlfriend got me The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for a birthday present and I was hooked. Of course, when I say, “got,” I later learned that she most likely shoplifted it. Turns out, when your girlfriend asks you to pick her up from her community service, it may not be for a speeding ticket even if that’s what she claims. Yeah, that shoulda probably been a red flag. But I digress.
As a long-time fan of the world’s most famous detective, I was pretty excited to get an e-mail last week from Jackson Robinson announcing his new Kickstarter project–a Holmes-inspired playing card deck.
Nyarlathotep sideshow poster by Midnight Circle
Much to my wife’s annoyance, I just can’t keep off my Kickstarter app. Sitting in the doctor’s office (a frequent happening for me lately) or waiting for my daughter to wrap up her play rehearsal…I just can’t NOT look to see what’s new. One of the first things I usually do is search the keywords, “Cthulhu” and “Lovecraft.” A couple of days ago, I hit upon this project. And while there’s only about a week left in the campaign, I still have to drop a plug for the Lovecraft Inspired Sideshow Art Series by Midnight Circle LLC.
Cthulhu (Bicycle) Playing Cards by Dann Kriss Games
A few months ago, I told ya’ll about my new hobby (because can you really have too many?) of collecting playing card decks off Kickstarter. To date, I’ve backed thirteen playing card projects, ten of which have funded and I’ve even already received my first deck. Today, I’m back with a heads up on a really cool deck featuring everyone’s favorite elder gods.
Mars Attacks Miniatures Game by Mantic Games
If this was a podcast, I’d be squealing like a little schoolgirl. To say I loves me some Mars Attacks is like saying Rebel Wilson prefers a gunny sack of Krispy Kreme donuts to a bean sprout salad with a light vinaigrette. It’s an understatement. And before anyone accuses me of hating on the fat people, I’d be right there with Rebel choking down chocolate covered creme-filleds and slamming a 2 liter Mountain Dew.
Copyright 2013 Reaper Miniatures
I stumbled upon my first gaming miniatures around Christmas of 1981. I was 13 and had tagged along with a neighbor one Saturday night to a small bookstore named, Book Villa, located in Huntsville, Alabama. They had a pretty impressive selection of Dungeons & Dragons products including a large rack of Grenadier & Ral Partha miniatures. I could (and did) browse those blisters and boxed sets for hours.
Federal 52 Playing Cards by Jackson Robinson
So, I’m probably not setting off any alarms at the NSA by admitting that I like to collect stuff. I’m not saying I set out to expand my collecting horizons, but let’s face it, I’m not exactly a tough sell.
Recently, while cruising Kickstarter, I came across the Federal 52 (Part 2) playing card deck by Jackson Robinson (an example from the deck is pictured above). I think my jaw literally hung open while I perused the beautiful artwork showcased on the project page.