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In case you haven’t heard, Kickstarter is a web site that allows someone to propose a project, set a funding goal for the project and ask for backers.  If the project reaches its funding goal, the money is collected, and the project moves forward.  If the goal is not reached, no one pays anything and the creators of the project get to go and rethink their plans.

Frequently backers receive some sort of reward, in the form of credit, or products in exchange for their backing.  In fact, many game writers and publishers use Kickstarter to allow them to publish products that might not otherwise get to market.  In cases like this, the reward for those who donate enough is frequently a copy of the product, and perhaps even more copies if you choose to back a project at a higher dollar amount.

Some projects also set stretch goals. If…

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