Open Call: Kickstarter's RPG Zine Quest
  • Open Call: Kickstarter's RPG Zine Quest


    Kickstarter’s February 2019 initiative is Zine Quest, a Tribute to RPG Zines. Kickstarter is putting a spotlight on tabletop RPGs offering additional exposure while also stating that tabletop roleplaying games are an important component of the crowdfunding community. To encourage that, EN World will cover some of the zines that crowdfund during this program.

    What is EN World Asking of Publishers?

    To help celebrate this promotion, Sean Hillman and Egg Embry plan to share as many Zine Quest Kickstarters as we can at EN World. If you’re dreaming up a zine for this promotion, please contact Sean (here) or Egg (here) to share any details about your zine so we can help spread the word in February. For more information:


    What is Kickstarter’s Zine Quest?

    If you launch an RPG zine during the month of February, Kickstarter will help promote your work. For more details, read their announcement here.

    What is an RPG Zine?

    A DIY photocopied pamphlet that is all RPG and heart. Here are Kickstarter’s guidelines, and here are a few example RPG zines from DriveThruRPG:


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    Comments 3 Comments
    1. callinostros -
      I'm curious to know if this includes pdf. The impression I got was that it is for print only, not even print on demand.
    1. Egg Embry's Avatar
      Egg Embry -
      Quote Originally Posted by callinostros View Post
      I'm curious to know if this includes pdf. The impression I got was that it is for print only, not even print on demand.
      That's a fair question. Based on the guidelines, I believe that you have to offer a physical product but I do not think that precludes you from offering a PDF, or only offering a limited number of physical copies. If we can contact Kickstarter, we'll add this to our list of questions. :-)

      https://creators.kickstarter.com/zin...2019/?ref=blog

      Thanks,

      Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer
      If you're a publisher that would like to share a crowdfunding campaign or a RPG-related job opportunity for a future article, please contact me here.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by callinostros View Post
      I'm curious to know if this includes pdf. The impression I got was that it is for print only, not even print on demand.
      The info page refers only to printed zines, yeah. It's even more specific than that -- "Zines must be unbound, folded, stapled, or saddle-stitched. (No hard cover or perfect binding allowed.)" No reason that's can't be done via print on demand though.
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