So I was browsing kickstarter and indigogo the other night and thinking about how I could use it to help focus my efforts once I am back.
What I am thinking is that it's a fantastic way to go big and do some really polished, high production cost things that I always dreamed of doing.
First though, I think I will use it to fund a small miniature production or two just to get used to the kickstarter process and do something I can deliver without effort.
So when I say big, I am talking things like modular plastic kits in full color printed boxes. Boxed set rules with dice, tokens, figures, cards, measuring gizmos and full color glossy handbooks. Commissioning artists we love to do wot dey do. Game apps.
Big stuff. Stuff that requires me to hire hirelings and actually pay them money.
This kinda thing is all possible now. It's daunting but amazing too.
In the near future I want to do some digital prints now that my caster has low temp silicon. It seems silly not to use my decade plus years experience modeling digital characters. This could be a good opportunity to experiment with modular models with a goal of resin or plastic production. That's the beauty of kick starter. No risk production.
I have made a few posts about how I would run d&d and warhammer to both better fans and profits... The response is positive. Shall I put my money where my mouth is and get serious? Shall I kick start a business that goes beyond one guy pushing putty around in his spare time?
Is tantalizing stuff. The idea of having money enough to make something special. Something you know folk actually want because they paid in advance.