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#181

the article by the Doubleclicks I linked to waaaaaay upthread actually talks a lot about the shipping issues, and making sure you can deliver on your promises before you make them. It’s a shame Chaosium didn’t do some more research before launching, they’ve been one of the old dependables in the RPG industry for a long time.


#182

And hopefully they are again.

I corresponded briefly with Lynn Willis about 15 years ago, regarding an idea I had for a sourcebook (I’m not a gamer, just a fan of Lovecraftian fiction). It never went anywhere but that was more down to me than him. They didn’t have a lot of money but they had a real love for their work.

Sadly he retired in 2008 and died a few years later.


#183

#184


And the video wont display.

Possibly I’m being very dumb, but shouldn’t someone looking for crowdfunding make their pitch video as easy to share as possible?

Still, it looks like a good documentary, if a bit too romanticized in places.


#185

Link doesn’t work either. It looks like it might have been taken down.


#186

Nope, it’s there, but the link wasn’t working for me either when i just tried it. Go figure?

Anyway, I’ve updated it with the short url version. That should work… I hope…


#188

That’s an interesting video. My grandfather and his brothers used to make money by hunting and trapping animals for meat and furs along with gathering roots like goldenseal and ginseng or other things that grow wild like morel mushrooms. They were quite poor and not too far removed from some of the people in the documentary. There are still a few people who do it for fun where I’m from but it’s far from a way of life now.


#189

Don’t know if this is the right place to post this, but my band re ently released their first album. It was self funded and we were hoping to recoup the costs with sales, so it’s more crowd funding after the fact. You can check it out at http://trespasseruk.bandcamp.com/album/badlands and its a pay what you want deal.also there is a music video here if you’re into that sort of thing http://youtu.be/13KQ5JYtYGo


#190

Has anyone who backed the Cinema Purgitorio Kickstarter received any physical items yet?


#191

They haven’t been sent out yet? That’s a bit of a poor show when the regular comic came out a couple of weeks ago.


#192

If they’ve sent it I have not received it.

Yeah, I’m pretty miffed. I’ll give it another week or so then chase it up.

It wasn’t cheap. First and last Kickstarter I’m doing at this rate.


#193

Yes, it came last week. I just got the hardcover books, not signed. I think they said that signed material would take longer as it had to go backwards and forwards, but if you just ordered the book I don’t see why it should be a week later than mine. Maybe worth querying it with them?


#194

Thanks David, yeah I ordered some signed stuff as well. I’ll give it a bit longer then chase them.


#195

The insanely talented Tille Walden has started a Patreon

Her semi-autobiographical comics are amazing and she deserves your monies


#196

The Terry Pratchett fan film of Troll Bridge is celebrating the 25th May:

"It’s the Glorious 25th of May… otherwise known as Lilac Day, Towel Day, or Geek Pride Day! Celebrate with us and let your geek colours soar!

In honour of Sir Terry Pratchett and the Glorious Revolution… 100% of all TROLL BRIDGE pledges made through BackerKit within the next 24 hours will go directly to Alzheimer’s Research UK. We’ll wear the costs - and that’s cutting our own throat!

https://troll-bridge.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders"


#197

Just got an envelop thru from parcel force telling me I have to pay £34 to release my Cinema Purgitorio Kickstarter books from customs.

Is this right???

I never factored another £34 quid into my purchase.

This is the first and last Kickstarter I support. Just a pain in the arse.


#198

What is that for? Books shouldn’t be subject to the import charges a lot of other items are. Did they underpay postage or something? Either way £34 sounds like far too much.


#199

Parcel Force are saying its VAT charges.

I wasn’t made aware of this by Kickstarter and if I had been I would not have funded it.


#200

Where is it coming from, the US? That sounds insane. I know other projects have had unexpected customs charges.


#201

Yeah, from US I think Ronnie