Lord British has a Kickstarter? The dude lives in a castle and has been to outer space.
While that's something of a reason to be hesitant, Curt Schilling's a great example of why you should look into outside investment anyway.
Then again Richard Garriott got his millions from developing games, whereas Curt Schilling got them not through running any business but by being a good athlete, and Richard Garriott doesn't seem to be going in over his head here, not to the same extent anyway. Plus it seems like the Kickstarter's more about drumming up interest than getting funded.
I dunno, I'm keeping my eye on it, Torment's has me much more interested but if Richard Garriott really did put together an amazing team and belts out a great game I'll definitely want it.