I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities. I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good). I haven't...
Don't kill your Deadlings if you don't have to - they're pretty valuable.
Don't forget you can switch to different creatures on the fly. This is handy for switch pushing.
If there's an obstacle blocking your way, cut it out.