Storybricks on Kickstarter – providing my support
I love the idea of providing tools for players to create their own stories in MMOs and virtual worlds. I loved creating a couple of story arcs in Mission Architect in City of Heroes and it was fun playing around with The Foundry in Star Trek Online.
Despite a number of issues with how these toolsets have been used and handled, plus some issues with the tools themselves I do strongly believe there is a lot of potential, enjoyment and interesting challenges to be had with such tools.
Storybricks loks quite interesting to me, partly because the storytelling mechanics are a core part of the experience and not just an add-on to an existing game. It also seems to take the dynamics in story-telling a bit further than other toolsets. It may look simple, but the most interesting creations can come from a good foundation with simple building blocks. Just look at Minecraft, or Lego.
I only heard about Kickstarter quite recently, but quite like the idea of community funding and I have been lending through Kiva since last year.
If one can consider buying a pre-order for an MMO or a perhaps life-time subscription before a game is released, this is really not far off from that. Storybricks got a pledge from me, that was an easy choice I think.
Good luck with the project!