Patreon is a new site for crowdfunding that works a bit different. At Patreon, the creator asks for a small amount for each thing the creator produces or a small amount for each month.
For Traveller fans there are now three creators (that I know of) that may be of interest. Steffon Worthington is creating maps. Mostly non Traveller maps. Erin Palette wants to be paid for each blog post. Some of her posts are about Traveller. Donavan Lambertus is creating ships and other stuff for his Foreven Traveller setting.
I support Donavan Lambertus since that gives me the most Traveller value for my money.
I really want a simple Traveller rule set with lots of pictures so that it would be easier to play Traveller with my son when he gets old enough. Traveller Liftoff may be exactly what I am looking for.
However it looks like this crowdfunding isn’t going to liftoff. 5 days to go and only €2,599 raised of the €100,000 goal. Was the goal too high? Are gamers tired of new Traveller rule sets or just of Traveller crowdfunding projects? Maybe gamers would have prefered if it was on Kickstarter instead of Indiegogo?
Just the rules (Beta-version) can be downloaded for free from 13Mann. I hope they give this another try. Maybe they could skip the box and only make a glossy book and find alternative ways to pay the artists (maybe based on sales). In a few years I will need this.
All Amber Zone Opening Contest Entries has now been posted.
No, the Zhodani Base has not been hacked. I wrote about a Traveller crowd funding movie project and I thought the vanity levels looked cool. Now look at the vanity levels of this crowd funding movie project called How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town! For even less money than you would have to spend to party with the crew of the Traveller movie, you get to party with Jewel Staite (a.k.a. known as Kaylee from Firefly).
I am a fan of the Firefly since the style of that show is so close to my own Traveller gaming adventures. Kaylee as the engineer of the ship was one of my favourite characters. (Not only because she is so pretty.) Now she will be in a Canadian crowd funded movie.
Jewel Staite also runs a foodie blog and one of the vanity levels in this crowd funding project was to go out and eat with her in Vancouver. If I had lived in America, I would have supported this project at that level. Have you noted that Jewel and I are at the same restaurant in Paris in the pictures in the right column at our blogs.
If you cannot get enough of Jewel State you should also have a look at this charity work for Breast Cancer Research that she did. (Yes, she is nude in a tub.)