I have considered kickstarter as an option as well, but I'm not sure if that's really an option if I don't have anything but ideas on paper.
Its not, no sane person will give you money unless you're reasonably well known or can show significant progress (There are quite a few fools out there but they're not common enough to actually fund a game)
At the moment you seem really passionate about this idea. That's great! But if you don't have money, you must do everything yourself. That's just how it is.
Everything is an exaggeration i think, If he can get started he'll have a much better chance at attracting people who can help him out.