6. After raising $122,000, the would-be creators behind The Doom That Came To Atlantic City decided it couldn’t produce the product, walking away with a fat stack.
“Every possible mistake was made, some due to my inexperience in board game publishing, others due to ego conflicts, legal issues and technical complications,” said head of the project Erik Chevalier in a statement long after his backers’ pledges were processed. “No matter the cause though, these could all have been avoided by someone more experienced and I apparently was not that person.”
Backers of this project were shit out of luck because the project had already financed and all payments were processed. As Kickstarter clearly states on its website: "Kickstarter does not guarantee projects or investigate a creator's ability to complete their project. On Kickstarter, backers (you!) ultimately decide the validity and worthiness of a project by whether they decide to fund it.”