British Elite fan Drew Wagar has fired up a Kickstarter pledge to help him... afford to back someone else's Kickstarter pledge.
Saying that he's an "an enormous fan of Elite", Wagar—a published author—wants to be able to spend £4,500 in order to support David Braben's Elite: Dangerous campaign, reaching a tier that would allow him to write an officially-licensed Elite novel.
Some may call this a smart way to get around licensing restrictions, letting him write a book in a universe that it would otherwise cost him a ton to license.
Others will point out he's asking for money so he can pay someone else asking for money, and is lubricating the deal with a promise of fan fiction.
RECLAMATION. An Elite Novel; by a fan, for the fans. [Kickstarter, via exp magazine]