An Overpriced Kickstarter Campaign

I generally don’t go into pricing when it comes to crowdfunding campaigns as many tend to be within a reasonable price range for what you get. However, then I run across a campaign like this one on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adventureaweek/rise-of-the-drow-collectors-edition-for-dandd-5e-a. It has reached its goal: information from yesterday afternoon: 595 backers; $55,581 pledged of $28,000 goal. I understand they are a small gaming company, but overpricing your products in such a competitive market tends to keep your company from attracting the bigger gaming audience you need to stay competitive.
I realize it’s a huge book, at 600 pages in length. The PDF for either edition has a $59.00 pledge requirement. If you want the one version of the book available as part of the campaign, that’s $99.00. They mention a DriveThru RPG option for the Pathfinder print copy. No word on how expensive it will be, but I doubt it will be cheap. Way too expensive for what you get in my opinion. In checking out their earlier Kickstarter campaigns https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/adventureaweek/created, some were reasonably priced, but most were overpriced although not nearly as overpriced as the current campaign.

Will be interesting to see how the pricing runs on DTRPG although I am guessing it will be on the high side for PDFs or print copies, based on their prices for other PDFs and print copies on DTRPG.

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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