Kickstarter... for a free game... come again?Kickstarter is a site for community funding projects. Emmett's brilliant idea is to raise money to update the graphics throughout the book and then do a print run. Depending on your budget, you can get a floppy or stiff one (soft or hard cover), or have your name listed in-game for a dollar - which I rather like.
The more I think about it, the better the idea is.
Why The Artefact?Science fiction roleplaying games tend to be thinly veiled reproductions* of one of the following:
- Star Wars
- Star Trek
Don't believe me? You can download it now!. Or get the Alpha for the latest version.
Put my money where my mouth isI've chucked cash at it because I'd love to hold The Artefact in my hands. I'm not the only one who thinks this is super, Rogue Games is a huge fan as is Nils, the world builder behind Enderra. If you've ever wanted a chance to say thank you to the philanthropists, this is it.
* My Icar included. It's about as original as Andrew Lloyd Webber.