I have been aloof to Kickstarter ever since I heard of it. I think it is mostly because I don't like buying something and waiting that long for it to come. I do have some other reasons as well.
It seems like the Kickstarters I've played have been more bling than substance, as if the designers thought they could throw more stuff at the game to make it, you know, a game. To be clear, this applies only to those that didn't make it to retail.
Some of the Kickstarters I have played have been extremely inconsistent as far as components appearance and how the rulebook says they should look.
Lastly, I have always thought that IF the game is good enough, it will eventually hit retail. At that point I have a lot more of a base to research it.
But, all this notwithstanding, the upcoming Kickstarter for Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile Designed by Cole Werhle and published by Leder Games is coming up. I don't know when the Kickstarter will start. I don't know the price of the game. But I have a lot of respect for Cole Wehrle, and, I really expect Oath to be a good game. To make a long story short, if it looks like it could have a good solo or 2 player mode, there is a high chance I will back it.
I am really curious for those of you who have backed earlier Kickstarters from Leder Games what has your experience been?
Do they generally underestimate the time they need to complete the project?
Do they communicate with their backers?
Would you recommend the experience of backing Leder Games?
Would you recommend Kickstarter in general?