Steve Perry is never far from the Backers’ minds, so what better than a Be Good To Yourself theme to power us further into Season 2? Current events point the opening discussion to new badges for projects in the Kickstarter Hardware Studio and a timely story about a Nintendo Switch related product that probably could have used them. We also touch on ways that Kickstarter is being used in entrepreneurial education. A disparate collection of campaigns are highlighted this week: jackalopes, cyberpunk stories, stabby orcs, drones, and carbolicious ramen. Brian finds an elegant solution for carrying his currency, and Chris adds to his dungeon mastering arsenal.
A mea culpa: It had to happen sometime… we screwed up the recording a bit in this episode. Well, Brian did. Please forgive us our foibles and Brian swears that it’ll never happen again.
Next time on Backers: In order to make up for our lack of discussion on the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, our theme for next time will be “Fit for Royalty”.
Episode Links and Assorted Information
- Be Good to Yourself
- Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, 2012 Journey Documentary
- Kickstarter’s debuting new badges so backers know how far along a project is
- Kickstarter is launching a program to help prevent hardware startups from failing
- A Nintendo Switch case/battery extender campaign shows the risks of crowdfunding
- 3 Ways Design Professors Are Using Kickstarter to Teach Entrepreneurship
- Junior Achievement
- Cowboy Riding a Jackalope
- The Patrons: Part One
- ORC STABR!
- Nemo, Ultra High-Definition 4K Underwater Drone
- Vite Ramen: The Nutritionally Complete Instant Ramen
Chris’s Backed Project
THE BOOK OF DARK SECRETS – D&D 5e Pathfinder Adventures by Matthew A. Bogdan