Arkhaane is pronounced arcane and wants to be the Netflix of third-party RPG content.
The Kickstarter pitches mainly towards content producers, people who create monsters, adventures, stories, NPCs and accessories and touts how fair and easy it’ll be to earn money. People also need to pay for access and use this content, but that won’t happen without the former.
The software project is nearly funded. You can see progress and join on Kickstarter.
There are license considerations that I imagine both Arkhaane and its content creators will have to follow. You cannot just create branded D&D content, sell it and expect Hasbro’s legal team to be happy.
Let’s look at what Arkhaane has to offer, but please note Geek Native cannot provide any legal advice. There are legal considerations here.
I think the buyer side of this platform is straightforward. You’re paying for a subscription-like Spotify, and Netflix lets you access a library of RPG content. Like those platforms, you don’t get your own copy. You merely have it while it’s there but are not capped either.
The seller side offers money and discovery. The challenge many creators have is that people don’t know whether to pay for the RPG material on offer unless they’re already famous. Arkhaane offers to reduce that friction, and payments come from tips and interact with the content provided. In other words, the better your content, the more you’ll earn.
Get access to a library of homebrew content and continuous updates, made by a motley group of creative talents, accessible everywhere and without limits!
It’s a pledge of €11 to unlock a backer badge and 1-month access, that’s 30% cheaper than the usual price. Increasing your pledge of €26 gets you three months, €51 for 6 months and so forth.
Higher pledges exist, but the most popular of them is the lifetime subscription. That costs €394 and only has 7 spaces left. If you think Arkhaane will succeed and is exactly what you need, then I see the attraction.
The expected delivery for the platform is September 2021, which suggests the software is very nearly finished.
- The current Arkhaane site.
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