My Random Dungeon Poster kickstarter was featured in a video on Wired:
It’s fun to be in Wired, although the video is of the “look at these silly people” variety familiar to D&D fans. The tagline for the article is
How do you define something like Kickstarter? Well, here’s one option: “An opportunity for your nutty friends to realize their nutty dreams.”
Whether or not it’s meant as a compliment, I’ll wholeheartedly embrace the definition. As D&D fans, we’re proud of pursuing our nutty dreams. I imagine we’ve all been told something like “You must have WAYY too much time on your hands.” For creative people, that’s never true. I bet most DMs have way more campaign ideas than they have time to run them, and that usually extends to other areas of life as well. For myself, I may never finish my Mazes and Monsters RPG, or my board game in which the players are Italian Renaissance art patrons, or any of the dozens of web games half-finished on my test server. Who knows if I’ll even start my orcs-and-elves online hockey game (“Hack and Slash”), or my fanfic rewrite of Brideshead Revisited with all Harry Potter characters, or my sequel to Quest for the Crown (Quest for the Ruby Emerald).
My hope is that I’ll always have some new inspiration: some new thing I want to make just for myself, and the luck to find some other people who just might like it too. That’s my wish for you, too, whether you’re a DM, a writer, an artist, or the inventor of a bad-ass automatic drummer.
In that spirit, I’d like to pass on some of the awesome projects of my nutty friends:
What have I missed? Plug your creative projects in the comments! I’d like to check them out!