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...
Learn what the different Globlins do and you're in with a better chance.
Look for big chains at the start to fill up your tank.
Remember to read what the characters tell you to make sure you know what you're trying to do.