Risks and challenges
If funded, the biggest risk to this product is lateness, not whether it will come to fruition. This is Everyman Gaming's second Kickstarter and Rogue Genius Games's fourth; our team is experienced in crowdfunding and publishing. We know what we're doing. Everyman Gaming started this year publishing a 1,000 words or more of Third-Party Pathfinder Roleplaying Game content every week, and has continued this trend until August 17th, at which point we began releasing two products a week for a total of 2,000 or more words. Both Everyman Gaming and Rogue Genius Games are 5-Star Third-Party Publishers with plenty of experience.
The primary risk for the Starfarer's Skill Guide is our author (Alex Augunas) or artist (Jacob Blackmon) being struck by some major illness or injury. In such a scenario, we're prepared to reach out to friends and contacts throughout the industry, from Rogue Genius Games and belong, to complete this project in as timely of a manner as possible.
Currently, all of the words for the funded level of this book are written; they just need to be developed and edited once or twice each. This is due to the Advanced Skill Guide's status as a compilation and conversion product of sorts. As additional stretch goals are unlocked, however, we may need additional time to get the content written, and will certainly need time to get the art finished.
Another potential challenge could arise from backers who wish to have character illustrations included in the Advanced Skill Guide if they aren't quick to communicate with Jacob or Akex. Backers who pledge at those levels must deliver text promptly, and it will be developed as quickly as possible. We will not hold up the project due to lack of submission, however.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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