TD Gaming Podcast has been around for over 280 episodes, and it needs listener funding to keep it going.
The TD Gaming Podcast was started several years ago by Derrick and Jennifer Schommer as a companion podcast to Tech Divisions (hence the TD in the title), and it rapidly earned a faithful following that have stuck by the podcast through thick and thin.
The fans have stayed with the podcast even through a radical crew change from Derrick, Jennifer and Don to Jonah, Paul, Jordan and Dan, when the former were no longer able to commit to the podcast.
However, with the change in crew, the funding has begun to suffer, and now the TD Gaming Podcast is now asking for the fans' help to keep it alive and even make it better.
The video above is Episode 283, to give an example of what the current version of the show is like.
The biggest change when the crews switched has been the fact that we can't afford to host more than 15-18 podcasts at a time - some of you might have noticed that old episodes are no longer available. (Well, #250 will always be there - we know how special that episode was.)
Funding the podcast will allow us to store more episodes and not have to wipe them off the server. Fans will be able to listen to past episodes again.
The other major improvement will be if we reach our target funding, we'll be getting professional mikes for all four podcasts so we can have crisp audio (at least when Skype isn't screwed up.)
That's the basic aim of this Kickstarter. We're not thinking ahead to stretch goals - right now, just making the base target is what we desperately need to do.
The podcast has enough fans that if every one donated even just a little, the goal will be easily achieved.
Let's keep TD Gaming Podcast on the air for the next few years.
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The first step we'll take once funded is to pre-pay the best professional plan, maxing out our podcast storage space.
Then we'll get better equipment for the four podcasters.
After that, the more funds we earn, the longer we'll be able to fund the subscription plan. In short, the more we get, the longer the podcast will go without needing new funding.
Let us know what you think here on Kickstarter or the Facebook page:
The outgoing message will be in MP3 format, and we'll have a list of possible messages to choose from. They'll range from individual outgoing messages that include their catchphrases to short banter like Jonah and Paul sniping at each other and so on.
For the outgoing message and unedited podcast rewards, we'll be requiring an email address to send the info to.
The T-shirts will be send out 4-6 weeks after the funding is fulfilled, and will be basic T's with the Gaming Podcast logo emblazoned on them.
The lunch with Jonah Falcon will be free, of course, but funders better find a way to get to NYC, because the reward won't cover transportation. It'll be a really nice restaurant, tho, so don't think we're cheap and have it at some McDonald's or something.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 21, 2012.
Oct 22, 2012 - Nov 21, 2012 (30 days)
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Our eternal gratitude for backing the podcast.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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A choice of outgoing message for your answering machine or voice mail by any or all of the podcasters - your choice.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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In addition to previous reward tiers, early access to all podcasts, unedited. Almost immediately after the podcast is recorded, with all the gaffes and bloopers still in it.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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In addition to previous reward tiers, a TD Gaming Podcast T-shirt.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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In addition to previous reward tiers, dinner and a movie with podcast host Jonah Falcon. For New York City area members only.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012