Wolfgang Baur, one of my fellow Alliterates, is taking a shot at using patronage (the ancient model for financing art) as the means of producing a d20 fantasy adventure (read: D&D module). It’s a kick of an idea, and I hope it works out for him.
What differentiates this from Greg Stolze‘s ransom model is that Wolf hasn’t started work on the project yet. Also, the patrons (those who donate to the cause) get to have some say in what he produces—before he types even the first work.
Wolf’s a fantastic adventure writer, so I’m sure the final results will be wonderful. If you’ve ever wanted to feed ideas to a professional game designer—a a cut rate—here’s your chance.