Each turn, the beasts lose a bit of energy. If they lose too much energy, they end up going extinct. You can fight against this by adding in Element Artefacts that correspond to each beast (earth, air, water, fire).
I like the phrase. A lot, actually. I like it to the point where I could see it on a poster. Or maybe even on a business card. And that’s when the idea hit me: This could be a club. And it could be a Kickstarter project.
They’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign, where they hope to raise funds to add a million new words to the site. I think the project is a worthy one, and if you’re a writer or lover of words… I think you should consider being a backer, if you can.
Kickended is a project that shows a random Kickstarter project that failed to raise any money. While there are many projects out there that fail to reach their funding goals, the ones listed on this site fail to even break the $1 mark.
My friend James has a fun, new project called Car Con Carne, which is described as “the world’s only barbecue podcast recorded in a car.” Along with his friend Mike Bratton, the two of them drive to various BBQ restaurants, get takeout, and then proceed to eat (and talk) in the car. They also bring along a guest in the back seat, and sometimes get the restaurant owners to come out for an interview.
Spaceteam is a free “cooperative shouting game” for phones and tablets. And you know what else? It’s awesome, in every way.
I’ve been a fan of the project for many years now, and discovered my first sticker during my first year of the blog – way back in 2002. It’s been amazing to see how much the project’s grown in the last ten years, and how one little sticker with three words has spread out all across the world.
I was so taken with the concept and the trailer, the moment I heard they were doing a Kickstarter campaign… I signed up to contribute. Though there has been a pretty long (almost a year) delay between when the funding was reached and kit showing up at my doorstep… I really don’t care. There were some large gaps where not a lot of info was shared regarding the doc, but work is still continuing, and the film is nearing completion. Even if I didn’t get any perks or prizes, I’d still have contributed – as I really just dug the concept, and what the filmmakers have done so far. Really can’t wait to see the finished film – been looking forward to it for some time now.
I saw my first sighting of You Are Beautiful very close to the time that I first started this blog – over ten years ago, way back in 2002. It was a surprising encounter, and something that shifted me outside of my routine – a small bit of brightness that brought about a smile, unexpectedly.
In 2011, Brian launched a successful Kickstarter Project (raising over $15,000),
where he would be photographing and documenting his time in London (where he had gone to attend the International Journalism MA program at City University London). During the subsequent months, he documented his experiences and stories over at the project’s website: London and a Year.
It was fun spotting many folks, from back when we used to work in the Q101 offices at the Merchandise Mart. In addition to seeing a lot of EI folks (AJ, Mike, Brian, Sandra), it was a nice surprise to see so many familiar faces that I hadn’t seen in many, many years.
Between 1969–1972, Howard Smith recorded interviews with scores of rock stars and cultural icons. As a Village Voice columnist and radio personality on WPLJ FM, Smith sat down for revealing, personal conversations with Eric Clapton, Andy Warhol, Jim Morrison, Buckminster Fuller, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia and Hugh Hefner, to name just a few.
They’ve got an ambitious goal: $30,000 with a little under $6,000 pledged at the time of this blog post (with 19 days to go).
I’ll tell you this – I love the idea of Kickstarter, but haven’t really backed a ton of projects to date. Mostly, they’ve been projects started by friends that I wanted to support. But in this case, I wanted to put my money where my mouth is.
With the recent sale of WKQX (which most folks in Chicago know as Q101), my friend James had a brilliant idea: to write an oral history of the station. Having broadcast Alternative Rock on the Chicago airwaves since 1992, the station has played host to innumerable bands… and has been the source of what I can only imagine to be…
My friend and coworker James VanOsdol has just published a book! It’s entitled Off the Record Collection: Riffs, Rants and Writings About Rock. Here’s a blurb: Off the Record Collection compiles Chicago media personality/author James VanOsdol’s writings about rock and roll in its myriad forms, with special attention paid to classic rock, alt rock, and the dynamic Chicago music scene….