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Alpha Omega Hobby

We're building a community hobby & game center for RPGs, boardgames, card games & tabletop wargames with custom tables, terrain & space

Alpha Omega Hobby

We're building a community hobby & game center for RPGs, boardgames, card games & tabletop wargames with custom tables, terrain & space

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About

     We’ve always wanted it, and it’s always been imagined:  A gaming headquarters, a paradise for hobbyists and gamers of every flavor.  A space where you can play that is absolutely mind-blowing.  A place where YOUR games are welcomed and you will always find a free table and friends to play with.

     We want to welcome you to your new gaming destination, right in the heart of New England in Boston:  Alpha Omega Hobby.

     Who is Alpha Omega Hobby?  We’re hobby industry professionals with over 40 years of experience.  We have worked for the big guys on the block, and understand what gamers and hobbyists want.  They want a fun, clean, professional and welcoming atmosphere where they can enjoy their hobbies.  Also, we are two gamers who want to use our love of the hobby to help others

    

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     We want to provide the ultimate gaming destination.  More Importantly we'd want you to be proud to game with us, with your name inscribed on the Wall of Legends, and it’s about time that you get the hobby center you deserve.

     This Kickstarter, when funded, will allow us to open this gaming headquarters for you.  Our vision is a gaming arena with twenty to thirty gaming tables, each 4 x 6, with standard and deluxe terrain boards, painting/hobby areas, a lounge, and comfy booths.  All of this will be presented in a clean, well-lit, welcoming and inclusive environment.  We want everyone to be a member of our Legion.  Nobody wants to play in a dingy, poorly ventilated basement.  How many times have you thought: “Seriously, nobody wants to play in that basement, it smells like social ineptitude and farts.” Our space would be a fun and vibrant place to come and hang out and game.

    

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layout example

     The gaming tables will work for any table top war-gaming: historical, sci-fi, fantasy setting, etc. These will be jaw-dropping set pieces, with beautiful modular terrain and objectives.  We will also offer a professional gaming board building service, so you can have one of our boards in your very own gaming room!  These tables are modular, so board gamers and card gamers can easily set up for mana tapping or dice rolling in no time.

    

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layout example

     We will have a well-stocked snack bar with tasty treats, healthy and traditional snack fare.  We will offer refreshing drinks you can enjoy in your custom mug.  Blazing fast wireless and charging stations for your electronic devices.

     Did you forget your dice, or templates or paints?  Need a rulebook or some booster packs?  Want to start a new hobby?  No worries, the Re-Supply Zone will have just about everything you can think of.  If it’s out there and you want it, let us know. If you play it, we will carry it.  You will never have to hear again, “No, we don’t have that, but we can order it for you.”  The angry voice in your head wants to scream:  “Dude, I know how to use the internet. If I wanted to order it, I wouldn’t have come here; I would have just ordered it online.”

    

which game should I play...?
which game should I play...?

     The layout of the space will be designed by a professional artist and set designer (have you ever seen the Daily Show, or either of Stephen Colbert’s shows, the NBC set for the Rio Olympics?  He’s worked on all of these).  We think gaming should be fun and look cool!   Have you ever gamed inside of a spaceship?  Or a monster infested dungeon?  You will now.

     Don’t take our word for it though; the Alpha Omega team has some powerhouse hobby professionals that can attest to our vision.  We need everyone to be involved.  It needs to be a community.

     Another key component of our specialized layout and size would be the ability to host national events.  Want to play in a regional Guild Ball tournament?  Or Flames of War?  Magic?  We'd be able to accommodate large scale tournaments.  We would also have the space to offer hobby classes: "How to" style classes with recognized names from across the industry as well as fun new techniques and skills.  These would run across all gaming genres:  Deck building, learning a new game system, technical painting, as well as requested topics.

    

We need your help.
We need your help.

     We can break it down simply:  A place of our own with awesome tables to play our favorite games on.  A place to meet other people who also love games.  We understand the need to have a place that is yours for gaming.  There just aren’t many hobby and gaming places in the Northeast, at least not enough to take care of everyone.   Look around your house, closet, man-cave, etc. How much money have you spent on hobby stuff?  With all the Toy soldiers, Role Playing Games, board games, Cards, and the like you’ve paid for, who wouldn’t want a place to use all the great stuff?   Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place you wanted to go to and play, or build, or hang out?   How much is having a place that supports, encourages and specializes in worth to you?  Just think of it:  “I love games and want to be able to play them at a place that is designed to play games.”

     Alpha Omega’s continuing mission is to vanquish the old paradigm, and create a place where the community can get together, hang out, and nerd out.   A place where everyone is equal and welcome, and finally where fun and camaraderie is the modus operandi.

               Come join us.  We need your support.  Help us make it happen.

                                                         Play games, have fun.

Thank You
Thank You

 

Risks and challenges

There are several challenges that will be immediate:
1) Locating a space: we've begun searching the greater Boston area already and there are lots of spots that could work. We would have to negotiate with the property owners to make sure they would sign off on the build out, our hours of operation, construction, etc.
2) Pricing: real estate in Boston is extremely expensive/valuable. Our totals will dictate, to some extent, where in the Boston Metro area our store would be located. The larger our start up, the better our options. Obviously with stretch goals this is mitigated.
3) Staffing: At the moment we have 2 full timers and would love to hire additional folks. Maintaining a staff is costly (and adds levels of State and Federal guidelines) but is something we would love to do. This is another issue that would be addressed by stretch goals (if needed). This would expand our hours as well.

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    You believe in what we're doing and we hope you visit!

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    • A place to play, where you're always welcome
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    • Sneak peeks and updates about the project
    • Free entry into ANY first year tournament
    • our eternal, humble, gratitude
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    Stepping forward to help us get this done.

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    Rookie

    We need help, you're here to help.

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    • Exclusive para-cord bracelet
    • Your name inscribed on our "Wall of Legends"
    • Custom made tokens/markers/dice
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    • custom dice bag
    • "Scout" level patch
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    Legionnaire

    The proud bulwark we build with.

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    • Custom metal Battle-tags
    • Hobby Class of your choice
    • "Legionnaire" level patch
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    Veteran

    The Hobby Gods smile on you, your experience shows.

    Includes:
    • Re-supply pack: A goody box assortment of hobby stuff, bits, etc.
    • Hobby Gods pack (you choose one of the following three):
    • 1) Wargamer: full sets of custom dice, templates and markers
    • 2) RPGteam: all custom items; dice, sheet case, pens & pencils
    • 3) CG player: all custom; counters, card sleeves and deck box
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    We rely on your polished leadership to move us forward and help us succeed.

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    • Professionally painted model (anything on a 50mm base or smaller)
    • Customized hooded sweatshirt
    • Limited art print
    • "Centurion" level patch
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    Captain

    You're exemplary vision and stellar ability will see us through.

    Includes:
    • invite to pre-lauch party: food, drinks, swag & special guests!
    • Custom artwork by "Eagle Ordinary" artist Sarah Kaiser
    • Personalized embossed "skull" on our "Wall of Legends"
    • A year of Re-supply drop
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    You are a pillar which supports our mission and vision, your strength and endurance will allow all to prevail.

    Includes:
    • One of a kind, custom designed minature
    • Personalized custom letterman jacket
    • "Founder" level patch
    • Private class building terrain & tables (w/ special instructor)
    • Special instructor: Mark Howley (formerly WarhammerWorld manager)
    • An additional year of Re-supply drop
    • Plus levels 1 - 8
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    Legend

    Your name is spoken of in hushed whispers, you are one of the chosen few who went well above and beyond.

    Includes:
    • Private Hobby & Painting masterclass taught by legendary guest
    • Legendary guest: Dave Taylor (Davetaylorminatures.com)
    • Private meet & greet with the team & supporting artists & guests
    • Help choose and design one of our feature tables
    • A table will be dedicated and named after you
    • Personalized metal Battle-tags
    • "Legend" level patch
    • Plus levels 1 - 9
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    You are one of the select few who have become a Master of all you survey. You came, you saw, you helped, and together we've conquered.

    Includes:
    • We'll bring you to Boston and put you up for our pre-launch
    • Hang out as part of the team w/ us, our artists, & special guests
    • A special spot on our "Wall of Legends
    • A character portrait of you as a "Master" by Sarah Kaiser
    • A copy of the portrait will hang in our hall and you get a copy
    • Exclusive "Staff/Master" patch
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