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Funding Friday: Truth Or Consequences

I backed this film project this morning and am sharing it with all of you.
Kickstarting a new edition of Steve Jackson Games's Car Wars

Kickstarting a new edition of Steve Jackson Games's Car Wars

I grew up on RPGs, not tabletop strategy games, but the one exception was Car Wars, a dystopian science fiction game where you kit out vehicles with weapons and then fight them in giant duelling pits
This is Dope: Kamikaze, an award-winning webcomic, is becoming a fan-funded animated pilot

This is Dope: Kamikaze, an award-winning webcomic, is becoming a fan-funded animated pilot

1p>There have been plenty of discussions over the past few years around diversity in comics and animation — in terms of the characters as well as the creatives crafting the stories. Although there

Funding Friday: ENEMY Magazine

A regular reader sent me this project last week and I backed it today and am sharing it with all of you.
Crowdfunding for Los Anarchists, a junior roller derby team in Sun Valley, CA

Crowdfunding for Los Anarchists, a junior roller derby team in Sun Valley, CA

Anthony Gulino writes, "Los Anarchists Junior Derby is a nonprofit that takes a DIY approach to teaching roller derby to kids. It runs programs for all levels from the youngest, newest skaters to the
Crowdfunding another year of Theyworkforyou, the UK's astounding, essential political tool

Crowdfunding another year of Theyworkforyou, the UK's astounding, essential political tool

For more than a decade, Britons have relied on Mysociety's Theyworkforyou to find out who represents them in Parliament (as well as the regional assemblies), find out what those people are doing and

Orba is a tiny instrument that you shake, tap and twist

Artiphon first made a splash back in 2013 when it started showing off a rather rough prototype of a device that would eventually become the Instrument 1. By the time it hit Kickstarter in 2015 it had

Funding Friday: El Reino de Los Muertos

I almost never take a reward when I back a Kickstarter project but I did that this morning with these playing cards. I can’t wait to get them.
‘Alwa’s Legacy’ Uses Spells to Explore a Magical World

‘Alwa’s Legacy’ Uses Spells to Explore a Magical World

Alwa’s Legacy, sequel to Alwa’s Awakening, brings you to another charming, colorful world filled with secrets to be discovered by bright magic users. Zoe awakens in a strange land, and isn’t up... The
Kickstarter’s new budget tool could save projects from collapse

Kickstarter’s new budget tool could save projects from collapse

Some Kickstarter projects lack clarity with their financial plan, which can discourage potential backers from handing over cash. A new feature on the crowdfunding site aims to change that.

Kickstarter wants projects to be more transparent about their budget

Crowdfunding is great in theory, but many projects fail to meet their fundraising goals, end up asking for more money or fall apart entirely. In an attempt to help creators avoid those fates,
Give InKind’s smarter giving platform brings in surprise $1.5 million in pre-seed funding

Give InKind’s smarter giving platform brings in surprise $1.5 million in pre-seed funding

Helping out a friend in need online can be surprisingly difficult. While giving cash is easy enough, that's often not what people need most — so Give InKind aims to be the platform where you can do a
New boiler, £0? The plumber, hairdresser and beautician who work for free

New boiler, £0? The plumber, hairdresser and beautician who work for free

Haircuts for rough sleepers. Beauty treatments for cancer patients. Boilers for disabled people. A wave of specialists are providing skills – and hope – for those in needGoodwill, it appears, is in
New altruists: the hairdresser, plumber and beautician who work for free

New altruists: the hairdresser, plumber and beautician who work for free

Haircuts for rough sleepers. Beauty treatments for cancer patients. Boilers for disabled people. A wave of specialists are providing skills – and hope – for those in needGoodwill, it appears, is in
‘Letters’ Influences Characters By Breaking Down Words

‘Letters’ Influences Characters By Breaking Down Words

With a gorgeous design, a really cool mechanic, and an endearing protagonist, Letters sets the stage for a touching story that will keep you thinking the whole way through. You will have... The post

Funding Friday: The Home Roasting Kit

Here’s a Kickstarter for all of you coffee lovers:
Kickstarting a union onboarding kit for workers at Kickstarter (and other tech companies)

Kickstarting a union onboarding kit for workers at Kickstarter (and other tech companies)

Kickstarter's workers have been trying to form a union, and they say that the company fired its most prominent union organizers under the pretense of performance issues, but really in order to get
Wingspan Expands, Magic: The Gathering Enters the Hall of Fame, and More in Tabletop News

Wingspan Expands, Magic: The Gathering Enters the Hall of Fame, and More in Tabletop News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. The holidays are fast approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about cool gaming gift ideas
This $200 case on Indiegogo will add a second Chrome OS screen to smartphones

This $200 case on Indiegogo will add a second Chrome OS screen to smartphones

The phone case will run Chrome OS, and it should work with nearly every Android or iOS device.
A Museum of Neoliberalism is opening in London next week

A Museum of Neoliberalism is opening in London next week

Earlier this year, Boing Boing favorite artist Darren Cullen (previously) and Gavin Grindon created a Museum of Neoliberalism in Brighton, England -- now, he's fundraising to open it up again in