As someone who has successfully planned and executed three Kickstarters, I know a lot about what can go wrong and how to budget for contingencies. Over the course of my two most recent campaigns, I built myself an Excel file that would do all of the budget math for me, and have been refining it. But now I've cleaned it up to publish for wider use - so that people just getting started in games can avoid the mistakes that I've made.
This product is a ZIP file containing two spreadsheets: an example budget with numbers already filled in, and a blank worksheet tool for creating your own worksheets. As using this tool requires some advanced Excel skills, there is a tutorial video that walks you through how to use this tool step by step. ( Part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cllRfzCRhoo ) This file also includes the written script for the video, for those who find that easier to follow.
This product has two-tier pricing, because people have been taking advantage of my previous pricing model:
* For cishet men, especially cishet white men, the price is $10.00.
* For marginalized people, especially people who experience multiple marginalizations, the price is PWYC, up to $5.00.
Yes it's honor system, so you can cheat me if you want to. But please don't.
(This game was originally published under the name "Anna Kreider", my old name.)