If you have not read it yet please go over to Tenkar's Tavern and read his posts on Kickstarter.
If you are considering supporting one you should read it. If you are considering starting one then you certainly need to read it.
Here is the point I am getting in all of this. Unless your game is close to being done I am not likely to suport the Kickstarter. I gladly supported Eden Studios on their ConX and AFMBE kickstarters because I knew where they were on things. I was a play tester, I had seen the doc files, I had even seen some concept art. I knew they were well on the way.
This is also why I am confident in backing Adventures Dark & Deep.
Joe has a lot of the work done. He has said on the page things are written and he is looking for some art. That is cool with me. Art is expensive. I am certain that a Hardbound copy of AD&D will be on my shelves in the future.
I am not going to support projects though that still need to be written or developed. To much of a risk.
By my count I am still owed about $150 worth of RPG products that I might never see. So my next $5 is going to come a lot slower.