47 min

Ed Jowett, roleplaying game designer - behind the scenes of Era: The Consortium Secret War Kickstarter (part 2) Ice Cream for Everyone Podcast

    • Business

This is the second part of a 2-part episode; you can find the part 1 here.
We continue our weekly calls with Ed and keep following his efforts to crowd-fund the expansion of his science-fiction themed tabletop roleplaying game Era: The Consortium Secret War on Kickstarter.
As the project had just recently passed the £1,000 mark at the time we spoke, Ed gave us a few more tips acquired from his experience of running Kickstarter projects, including what not to do. 
We pursue the conversation to discuss how his games company, Shades of Vengeance, started supporting other tabletop roleplaying games creator to complete and finance their games and share them with a wider audience. This started at the Anime North in Toronto a few years ago and they have now successfully supported several games that Ed talks through.
In the last conversation, we wish good luck to Ed for the final days of his Kickstarter project and ask him a few of the now traditional Ice Cream for Everyone cool down questions.
A few links to the information mentioned:
Era: The Consortium - The Secret War on Kickstarter
Dragonmeet Convention London
Badass PR
Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA)
Anime North Convention, Toronto, Canada
Dice & Stuff weekly Era: The Consortium game session podcast
Amazing Space Adventures RPG
Eclipse Phase RPG
Isaac Asimov
Order of the Link RPG / Staff pick on Kickstarter
Sliders TV series
Marked for Death (Fate RPG System module)
D20 RPG system
Era: The Consortium reviews
Wild Musings
Reality Refracted
Million Word Man

Mass Effect video game series
Halo video game series
Babylon 5 TV series
I'm Sticking With You, The Velvet Underground (I didn't find which advert Ed referred to, please keep in touch if you have ideas!)
Bantayan Island, Philippines

This is the second part of a 2-part episode; you can find the part 1 here.
We continue our weekly calls with Ed and keep following his efforts to crowd-fund the expansion of his science-fiction themed tabletop roleplaying game Era: The Consortium Secret War on Kickstarter.
As the project had just recently passed the £1,000 mark at the time we spoke, Ed gave us a few more tips acquired from his experience of running Kickstarter projects, including what not to do. 
We pursue the conversation to discuss how his games company, Shades of Vengeance, started supporting other tabletop roleplaying games creator to complete and finance their games and share them with a wider audience. This started at the Anime North in Toronto a few years ago and they have now successfully supported several games that Ed talks through.
In the last conversation, we wish good luck to Ed for the final days of his Kickstarter project and ask him a few of the now traditional Ice Cream for Everyone cool down questions.
A few links to the information mentioned:
Era: The Consortium - The Secret War on Kickstarter
Dragonmeet Convention London
Badass PR
Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA)
Anime North Convention, Toronto, Canada
Dice & Stuff weekly Era: The Consortium game session podcast
Amazing Space Adventures RPG
Eclipse Phase RPG
Isaac Asimov
Order of the Link RPG / Staff pick on Kickstarter
Sliders TV series
Marked for Death (Fate RPG System module)
D20 RPG system
Era: The Consortium reviews
Wild Musings
Reality Refracted
Million Word Man

Mass Effect video game series
Halo video game series
Babylon 5 TV series
I'm Sticking With You, The Velvet Underground (I didn't find which advert Ed referred to, please keep in touch if you have ideas!)
Bantayan Island, Philippines

47 min

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