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Over $1 Billion dollars has been pledged to Kickstarter campaigns since its launch in April of 2009. Traditionally a site for funding Film and Music, Kickstarter has become a great place for anyone with a dream to see them realized. With Kickstarter you don't need a publisher or a big company, just the courage to ask.

Funding the Dream on Kickstarter Richard Bliss

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Over $1 Billion dollars has been pledged to Kickstarter campaigns since its launch in April of 2009. Traditionally a site for funding Film and Music, Kickstarter has become a great place for anyone with a dream to see them realized. With Kickstarter you don't need a publisher or a big company, just the courage to ask.

    EP 336 How Board Games Have Changed on Kickstarter with Brotherwise Games

    EP 336 How Board Games Have Changed on Kickstarter with Brotherwise Games

    In this episode of the podcast, Salvador Briggman interviews Chris O'Neal from Brotherwise Games on his most recent Kickstarter for Overlord: a Boss Monster Adventure.
    You'll learn about what goes into building a successful board game company, how to get funded on Kickstarter in 2020, along with some tips and tricks the team has picked up along the way.

    Links Mentioned on The Show
    Become a guest on the podacastOverlord: a Boss Monster AdventureBrotherwise GamesWant to become a podcast sponsor?

    Email: sbriggman@crowdcrux.com

    • 44 min
    EP 335 Board Game Fundraising Tips With Bobby Fiorentino

    EP 335 Board Game Fundraising Tips With Bobby Fiorentino

    Bobby Fiorentino launched the Kickstarter project "This Game Is A Disaster!" and raised  $8,420.

    He came on the show to share how he was able to do this, along with advice that he has for beginning board game entrepreneurs.

    Links 
    Become a guest: http://fundingthedreamonkickstarter.com/Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/boardgameclub/this-game-is-a-disasterCoaching w/ Sal: https://www.crowdcrux.com/coachingThe Board Game Club FBBoard Game Club FB Group 

    • 36 min
    EP 334 Tabletop Wholesale and Retail Distribution Explained by HitPointSales

    EP 334 Tabletop Wholesale and Retail Distribution Explained by HitPointSales

    On this episode of the Funding the Dream on Kickstarter podcast, Salvador Briggman talks with James Takenaka, who has over 25 years of experience in the collectible and tabletop games industry.

    Apply to Be on the Show: Funding the Dream on Kickstarter

    James started selling at collectibles shows in 1990 and then was a co-owner of the Comix and Cardz Etc. hobby store.

    In 2001 he co-founded Hero Factory Inc. to produce licensed trading cards and served as a consultant for Bandai America Inc. in the collectible card game market.

    From 2007-2012 James served as Bandai’s Games Division Sales & Marketing Manager, working with hobby game distributors, overseeing their Organized Play Network and co-creating the Star Trek DBG. James joined  Hit Point Sales in March 2012.

    https://www.hitpointsales.com/about-us

    • 38 min
    EP 333 Gamedec (an Isometric, Cyberpunk RPG) on Kickstarter Community-Building

    EP 333 Gamedec (an Isometric, Cyberpunk RPG) on Kickstarter Community-Building

    On this episode, you'll learn an effective Kickstarter community-building strategy from Gamedec, a project that attracted 4,911 backers.

    In this game, you are a detective who solves crimes inside virtual worlds. Use your wits to gather info from your witnesses and suspects, getting to the bottom of deceptive schemes. The game continually adapts to your decisions and never judges.

    Salvador Briggman is the new host of the Funding the Dream on Kickstarter podcast.

    Links and Resources Mentioned: 
    Become a guest on Funding the Dream on KickstarterGamedec Kickstarter Campaign

    • 46 min
    EP 332 Final Episode of Funding the Dream on Kickstarter

    EP 332 Final Episode of Funding the Dream on Kickstarter

    After eight years and more than 330 episodes, it is time to say good-bye on Funding the Dream.

    The podcast has been a fantastic way for me to meet some incredible people. It has also been a means for me giving back to a community that I believe in.

    In this last episode, I share a little behind the decision and how we got so far.

    Thank you to everyone over the years who have been so supportive and contributed their knowledge and experience to help those who listen.

    Hopefully, you've been inspired. I know I have.

    Thanks for listening, Take Care.

    • 29 min
    EP 331 Salvador Briggman and Demystifying Crowdfunding Podcast

    EP 331 Salvador Briggman and Demystifying Crowdfunding Podcast

    Salvador Briggman has been teaching people about crowdfunding for a long time. He is an author on crowdfunding, he produces a Youtube channel, as well as hosting the successul podcast, DeMystifying Crowdfunding.

    He joins as a guest on Funding the Dream to break down the basic elements of being successful before you launch your campaign.

    He provides excellent advice and is well worth listening and taking notes.

    Here's a link to Demystifying Crowdfunding

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

NathanielThompson ,

I wish more podcasts had this kind of value per minute.

I came across this recently and wish I had sooner. I've been binge listening since, trying to soak up the information and insight presented. Concise and to the point episodes give practical information to take notes on without weeding through hours of content.

John_Lemay ,

Awesome Content

Funding the Dream has fantastic content for Kickstarter creators and gamers. While the focus is boardgames it is very useful for role-playing games and general Kickstarter and crowdfunding principles. When I first started listening to the podcast years ago it helped me understand the basic concept of crowdfunding. Today I've got a solid understanding of crowd funding and the podcast still delivers useful insights into crowdfunding, crowdbuilding, Kickstarter, and the board game industry in general. Keep up the great work Richard!

Frauleinnoir ,

Great Kickstarter Podcast

Richard brings fantastic insight to all things Kickstarter. If you are at all interested in the industry, this is a must listen.

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