i dont want to write this project presentation so instead im just doodling mindlessly
This is a little mini-animatic I just made based on KC Green’s rough storyboards for the Story War cartoon. Lindsay and Alex are gonna translate it to a proper animation storyboard this week and then they’re gonna start animating the dang thing.
We’re recording Medusa and Gremlin’s lines on Monday. This is happening.
PS, here’s what Fairy and Goblin look like when properly animated:
Y’all are gonna love Fairy and Goblin so much. Lindsay and Alex are gonna voice them. So imagine Lindsay and Alex as treasure hunters with super powers. Get hyped.
I’m so happy about my job right now.
Hey, bro, cool story.
DFTBA sells a bunch of shirts, and we market to ugly people and nerdy people and small people and big people and pretty people and we’re doing okay and plus we don’t need physical stores with LITERALLY THE WORST MUSIC EVER CREATED BY HUMANS PLAYING AT EAR-BLEEDING VOLUME SO THAT ALL OF YOUR PURPORTEDLY COOL AND BEAUTIFUL EMPLOYEES ARE MADE DEAF BY THEIR WORKING CONDITIONS.
So that’s another way of doing it.
Also I hate your jeans.
Story War was created specifically with the idea of making a game that is appealing to everybody. When making the game I tried to imagine (and actively tried to recruit for playtesting) the most extreme examples of people who would not play board games and I tried to make a game for them. I figured that people who DO play board games will buy my game either way because it’s so good and I don’t need to fine tune it to be more accessible to them, I need to fine tune it to be more accessible to people who aren’t them.
I think I was successful on that end because the people who are most excited for my game often mention that they have never been excited about a board game before.
Last night I was hanging out with my roommate and we were talking to a friend of his who is going through some serious health problems and she talked about how she’s been actively cutting all negativity out of her life and replacing with positivity because she, horrifyingly, doesn’t even know how much life she has left. Later in the conversation Kickstarter came up and I asked her if she knew about Story War and she exploded and said “I DIDN’T WANT TO BE WEIRD ABOUT IT BUT I PLAYED YOUR GAME WITH [roommate]’S PROTOTYPE DECK AND I’M OBSESSED! I don’t even like board games! I told my sister I want to just play it with her to distract myself from all the dark stuff going on in my life right now.” and we were at a bar next door to my apartment so I ran upstairs and got one of my last prototypes and let her keep it.
Taking things that appeal to me and figuring out how to make them appeal to people who aren’t like me so that they can enrich their own existence is really important to me and anyway yeah fuck this bucket of dicks.
oh fuck off
Did they set the goal to $10 so they would get the money no matter what
Is this what happened
hahahah oh jesus christ
this is literally a kickstarter for them to…make a podcast? an endeavor which is virtually free??????
personally i am just interested to hear what a $17,000 podcast sounds like
People asking for money for something they think people want and then the people wanting that thing giving the money to the people asking for it and a third group of people getting real mad: part 2.
Also you don’t wish a podcast and then it happens goddamnit! Even if hosting costs were free (it costs this american life hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in hosting costs alone ira glass tells me every now and then) it takes effort to make a podcast, and if you’re putting effort into a thing you are well within your rights to charge money for other people to benefit from that effort.
And they’re not even charging money! The goal was $10! They’re like “hey, we want to make a podcast, do you want to support us” and everyone’s like “yes, we do” and then after the guaranteed successful kickstarter they’re releasing these podcasts as pay-what-you-want.
Like this isn’t even “ughhh people are funding such a dumb, shit thing”; the PA guys have a proven track record of entertaining content. Their D&D podcast series was fantastic. This picture is “look at this business having some success”.
I do not know what you all are finding objectionable about this beyond a maximum level of sour grapes.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I was going to write a blog post about it but Tom just wrote it for me. I think part of the anger comes from this weird idea that Kickstarter is like this precious resource for indie artists - which is a false premise.
Big companies using Kickstarter hurts indies about as much as it hurts free range eggs to be sold in the same store that sells baseball cards. Different folks are gonna buy different things.
Crowd funding is the model of the future and hearing people vaguely complain every time it’s used effectively is already getting tiring.
(Also yeah the Penny Arcade podcast was great.)