Tree, good point, I hadn't thought of that.
But in the comment section it says "d20 Entertainment Creator" and Steve Chenault, Troll Lord Games is signing it.
I agree that collaboration doesn't equal control, and that is why it came across as odd that there was post from Steve using official d20 Kickstarter Creator Comment response.
If you do a search of the comments section there is other messaging from Stephen - 2 to be specific. One from 31 October 2014
Pat, Hey Ken got the title of the Players Handbook wrong. I think I was calling it the basic book in the conversation with him. haha But it is the C&C Players Handbook, full color, with the addition of Juergan's adventure upon the Blacktooth Ridge.
and another from 20 October 2014
We need to fire this thing up. Its been sitting here too long! Time to get the Knights involved!
In both of those quotes, it's as a "Backer" with Stephens own kickstarter symbol. In the quote I referenced at the start of this thread, it's signed Steve (not Stephen) and is using the official d20 Entertainment Creator Kickstarter comment feature.
That is implies that the author is the creator or is authorized by the creator to comment. Tim Burns does this a lot to update us in the various TLG Kickstarters, You'll see him comment using the Stephen Chenault Creator Kickstarter feature but signs as Tim, so everyone knows its him.
Either access has been given to Steve by Ken Whitman and d20 Entertainment - certainly very plausible - but that would further cement a controlling event rather that collaboration. Or, someone used Steve's name to make this connection without his knowledge.
Maybe I'm way off base, but in the Knights of the Dinner Table: Live Action Series Kickstarter Comments, if Jolly Blackburn had to comment using his own account not d20 Entertainments, why would d20 Entertainment give Steve that access?
Regardless, Obviously the Trolls have found a film company that can produce a quality engaging product that delivers - Ends Meet Productions who did the "To the End" short.
I'm glad they did that, as I have not heard whether any footage was ever produced or shown at GENCON for "Beyond the River" but as Steve mentioned in another thread that "To the End" was debuted at GENCON, I wonder if this was done in lieu of d20 Entertainment footage/stuff.