The new GallantFunding program from Gallant Knight Games is a webstore based “crowdfunding” solution that allows Gallant Knight Games to gauge the potential popularity of upcoming products in a manner similar to Kickstarter or Itchfunding, while maintaining full control of the process.
Think of it as a pre-order. You will be charged in advance for an item that will ship later. If certain numbers of preorders are handled, we can enhance, unlock, and improve the products! We’ve taken some inspiration from P500 from GMT, as well as what we’ve learned over 5 years of using Crowdfunding and preorder tools.
As Gallant Knight Games grows, we’re attempting to find better solutions to help our small business and the publishing partners we work with. A lack of transparency, as well as creative control on other crowdfunding platforms has caused friction and concern, and this is one of our attempts to find a solution.
This solution allows us a few options:
- First, we can make sure creatives we work with get paid more. The reduction in additional fees is healthy for everyone involved.
- We have more control and flexibility over how we present these preorders. We can do a quantity of orders-based campaign or total amount raised-based campaign. We control the full communication, which we do via our emailing list, so you’ll need to opt in for emails or come back to this page to read the updates below.)
- Our goals can be fluid. If we get a better manufacturing deal (i.e., need to print less), we can adjust or lower the goal without needing to start a new campaign.
- We can generate excitement around the product just like crowdfunding! The fun progress bar, the cool stretch goals, all of that can be rolled into this program!
How does GallantFunding work?
Honestly, it’s pretty much like buying something from our webstore. You select the format you want from the dropdown (PDF, Print or Print+PDF), click the “Add to Cart” button above, and just checkout like normal!
You can even check out and purchase other items from our webstore when you GallantFund!
You’ll be charged at the time you check out for the GallantFunded product, as well as estimated shipping, and that’s all you’ll pay. Down the road, you just get the product.
If we raise the selected amount, we’ll produce the item! If we don’t, we’ll either refund everyone (the least likely option) or find a solution that still gets you the product (the most likely outcome – as any amount raised towards our goals gets us closer).
This structure is currently a limitation of how our webstore processes orders, but we’re working on a solution to be more flexible down the line.
All our shipping currently originates in the US. We’re working on finding better international solutions, but for now, everything ships from the US. Our books are generally printed in the US (with a few minor exceptions), and we ship them to you via whatever shipping option you select when you check out.
On products where the digital product is done prior to release, when you check out with GallantFunding, you’ll get the PDF within two business days. You’ll receive both a download in the GKG webstore, as well as a link to redeem a free DriveThruRPG copy (this process is currently manual, so we’re trying to find a good solution in the long term.)
On products where the PDF is not done prior to GallantFunding, we’ll send it as soon as it’s available to you.
Our Promise & Guarantee
For us, in many ways, this is uncharted waters. The world is changing and we’re trying to change with it. As a small, creative, and niche business, we’re doing our best to change in advance. GallantFunding is a new process, with new concerns, issues, and problems we haven’t anticipated yet, that will crop up to surprise us. However, we’re committed to dealing with them.
GKG has produced over 100 physical books and products, ran over 25 crowdfunding campaigns, and Alan (our founder) has managed dozens more as a freelancer.
You can rest assured, if there is one thing we know how to do, it’s get you the product.
We make mistakes, we’re not perfect. We are the first to own that. But we always strive for open, ethical, and honest communication, and we try to do better every day than we did the day before.
We’ll always do our best to do right by you.