Kickstarter Heat is a metric of Geek Native’s design, indicating how confident and bullish RPG publishers are on Kickstarter. It’s a measure of how much competition for Kickstarter dollars might be on any given week and how vibrant the tabletop publishing business is.
Other Kickstarter Heat analysis
- Kickstarter metrics by month
- Which campaigns are included in the analysis?
- Kickstarter metrics by Routinely Itemised week
How is Kickstarter Heat calculated?
Each Kickstarter launch is worth 3 Heat points with a bonus of 1 point for every £3,500 the campaign asks for. For example, an RPG Zine that will fund if it gets £1000 is worth 3 Kickstarter Heat whereas a 5e setting asking for £10,000 is worth 5.
What are Routinely Itemisied units?
Routinely Itemisied is the name of Geek Native’s Friday RPG news summary. There’s no unit, just an issue or release number that goes up each week with each publication.
As a result, there’s about a week, give or take a few hours, between each Routinely Itemised.
What Kickstarters qualify to be measured?
The quick answer is the English language RPG-centric Kickstarter curated by editor Andrew Girdwood.
RPG books and downloads tend to be included, but so are dice, STL and minis (which lean towards tabletop RPG use, rather than wargames), some software and even tables.