Pondering RPG

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“This project successfully raised its funding goal on December 4, 2011.”

That was Stacie Ponder‘s RPG: The Collected Collection Kickstarter announcement over a year ago, with 84 backers and raising $6377 on a $2000 goal, to publish Pocket Hams and Troll Fats: RPG Collected, Volume One, based on her webcomic.

However those donors are wondering where the book is. And wondering why Stacie isn’t telling.

No response on Twitter for me. I tried also posting on the RPGcomic.com board, we’ll see what happens. A simple update, even if there’s nothing to report, would keep a lot of us from being so upset. I can’t understand why someone would treat their fans like this.

Left a polite comment asking for an update on the latest RPGcomic.com entry. It started as “awaiting approval” but was deleted by this morning. I’m done here.

I can’t believe she is just ignoring us. She posts on Facebook and Twitter so it’s not like she is MIA. Very disappointing. I sent her a Twitter msg, I’ll post again if I hear anything.

Just asked if we will ever hear anything and said that if she overshot, she should come out and be honest about that. Never heard anything back directly.

I’ve sent multiple messages over the months, and never heard anything back.

Seems like we are basically on our own as far as recouping any funds. I have asked for clarification of this. If our only recourse is a legal one then we are pretty much screwed as it would cost several times our pledges to resolve. Lessons learned I guess.

I spoke to some of the creators who had promised items to give to donors. Renae De Liz tells me that she is waiting on Stacie Ponder to sent her half of a joint art project that she will then finish the other half. And John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats told me he was late but my enquiry has spurred him to hit the boards yesterday.

Stacie, however, has not responded to enquiries made on Facebook or Twitter yet. Friends of her hers have indiacted that she had every intention of finishing the production on the book, but doesn’t cope well will external stresses.

There are often delays in creative projects, and all sorts if incidents, personal or public, can impact on delivering on promises. But the best way to avoid a lot of the ill feeling is by staying in contact. Understanding people’s concerns. And letting people know what’s going on. Something to ponder…

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