Follow

KickstarterForum.org

This site is not affiliated with Kickstarter, Inc.

Share Your Kickstarter Story (Updates, Campaign Stats, Marketing Strategies Used)

Tabletop RPG Funded Within 25 Hours

Treat this section like a blog for your Kickstarter journey. Feel free to share project stats and lessons learned. Hold yourself accountable to new weekly goals by sharing them with us!

by claymore » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:54 pm

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/20 ... aying-game

Hello all, my name is Zachary Irwin, president of Opaque Industries, and we managed to get our still LIVE Kickstarter funded within the first 25 hours.

We were in active/open playtest for a good while and gained a following that way, we've stayed in pretty constant contact with our fans too and it caused us to hit our funding in the first 25 hours. Since then we've just been trying to advertise anywhere and everywhere we can and asking our fans to help spread the word too. Beyond that, we made sure we had a good array of backer tiers without having too many, we looked a lot at other successful Kickstarters.

That our game could be playtested over the Internet was vital. We were also in a big forum where people can get curious and come take a look. We had the fanbase we had over about 1 year of continual playtesting. Our main guy in there was also somewhat well known on that forum to begin with so he was able to draw certain new people in quickly. Then the game was in passive development over about 4 years just because of day jobs and such. When we finally released, that whole fanbase just came through for us. We also did a hell of a lot of research about correct and pleasant looking backer tiers. We knew that they really liked our Campaign Setting, our lore, so we made the high price tiers factor in that aspect they love, and they are such contested spots we've had to add in more 3 times now. As far as shipping, we are using Drive-thru RPG which does our books and card productions. I believe they can do boardgames. They cover all shipping and handling as well. It helps just to find a well-reviewed one-stop shop that can handle that. And if possible for selling overseas, try local printing for them to save on their shipping costs. A lot of Kickstarters have "EU-FRIENDLY" tag.

I hope this is helpful to anyone and everyone!
claymore
-- New Member --
-- New Member --
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:30 pm

Share This Thread On

Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Reddit Reddit Share on Google+ Google+

by karatewolfpunk » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:38 am

Wow, the campaign looks great, and y'all have made over double your goal - impressive. When doing research for my upcoming project (which is not game-related in any way), I noticed that games (very much excluding video games) have a very vibrant community on Kickstarter, and are usually pretty successful in getting funded.

Out of curiosity, how many people do you directly have on your team?
"Four Elements, Four Nations" - a book about the political and social themes of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" - is now on Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ka ... ur-nations
karatewolfpunk
-- Junior Member --
-- Junior Member --
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:44 pm
Location: Bellingham, WA

by eMinnow » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:46 pm

Wow that is seriously impressive and certainly worked for you.
Hopefully, we'll take some points from what you have done when we launch our campaign shortly.
David Tye
eMinnow Holdings Inc
http://www.eMinnow.com
User avatar
eMinnow
-- Junior Member --
-- Junior Member --
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:08 pm
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

by sbriggman » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:12 pm

Awesome man! Thanks for sharing what's worked for you :)

Sal
Learn how to succeed on Kickstarter: here.
Submit a free press release for your Kickstarter campaign here.
User avatar
sbriggman
-- Veteran Member --
-- Veteran Member --
 
Posts: 3437
Joined: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:49 pm
Location: NYC


Return to Share Your Kickstarter Story (Updates, Campaign Stats, Marketing Strategies Used)

  • View new posts
  • View unanswered posts
  • Who is online