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...
Thrown knives need to be ducked under; slashed knives need to be jumped over.
Don't focus on one assailant - keep moving and attacking in all directions.
If time's running out, whip out your gun to finish the bad guys off.