Well, it appears 2013 became the year Kickstarter allowed game designers and related creatives to become a viable market force. Stefan Pokorny and the guys at Dwarven Forge spotted a gap in the market and scored a Crit in terms of marketing and appealing to the kid in every gamer. From a funding goal of $50,000, they blew through to a final total of over $1,500,000. It's staggering stuff.
In addition, Monte Cook's Numenera and my friend Dirk Manning have been doing gangbusters for RPGs and comics respectively. Fantastic work!