MTV Geek has posted part 1 of an exclusive interview with Kevin Siembieda about the Robotech RPG Tactics Kickstarter Project. Here is an excerpt.
Geek: How was it decided to do it as a Kickstarter project?
Siembieda: To make this product everything we, as Robotech fans, want it to be, Palladium needs serious capitalization. I mean, I want to make available EVERY mecha, from every era of the Robotech anime series. The box set will have the basics you need to get started, but I also want to release expansion sets of all the Destroids, including the Monster, which is one of my faves, and all the Zentraedi -- Battlepods, Zentraedi foot soldiers, male and female power armor, the Gnerl Fighter Pod -- all of them as quickly as possible after its release. To get the funding to do all that, Kickstarter seemed like the way to go.
Robotech and Palladium Books both have a dedicated fan following, so it felt right to go to that fan base via Kickstarter. The more successful the Kickstarter, the more we can do. When I found out the guys at Ninja Division had been involved in several successful Kickstarters, as well as being fans of Robotech and Palladium, and would create and manage the Kickstarter for us, I knew we had found the perfect people to make this all a reality.