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Rook & Rogue will be Bham's first board game pub. We will offer food, drinks, and 100's of board games and RPGs to play - no cover.
106 backers pledged $5,341 to help bring this project to life.

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We are a team of hobby board gamers with decades of Restaurant and Bar experience, who have been planning for years to bring the first Board Game Pub to Bellingham, WA. We are just about ready to open our doors, and are targeting an April 2017 launch.

We've got a location, we've got a great plan, and we've raised most of the funds we need to get going, but we need your help to make Rook & Rogue Board Game Pub as special as it can be. 

The goal for our Kickstarter is to raise money to add some special touches -- these are things we would love to add to the pub but haven't been able to include in the budget. 

We polled people from Facebook to determine which goals to fund first.

 

 These are 2" x 3" vinyl stickers that are extra durable and can be used on a car.

 

These pint glasses have the Rook & Rogue logo on them.

 

These black cotton zip-up hoodies have the Rook & Rogue logo on the back, and the rook on the front.  Available in size from youth XS to Adult 5XL

We are offering Kickstarter backers membership at a 10% discount from our regular price.  Membership is required to access Hobby (over $35) and Grail (over $75) games from our collection.  Casual Games (under $35) are available to any customer without a fee.  

Both Rook Members and Rogue VIPs will receive our top-secret membership card.  We can't show you a picture of it, but we promise it will be one of the coolest cards in your wallet.

Membership is offered in two tiers:

Rook Membership - $5 / month or $50 / year 

  • Grants access to Hobby Games
  • Unlocks the ability to reserve board games and tables in advance for parties of any size (online or by phone)
  • Includes fancy top-secret membership card

Rogue VIP Membership - $10 / month or $100 / year

  • Grants access to Grail Games
  • Unlocks the ability to reserve board games and tables in advance for parties of any size (online or by phone)
  • Includes fancy top-secret membership card

Your membership period begins when you complete your first visit with us.  When you enroll, you can choose to auto-renew, or manually renew monthly or annually.

We are passionate about RPGs as well as board games, and we love putting together special missions for birthdays, special occasions, or just because.  You pick the system, (or even a specific module) and we'll run it for you if you give us enough notice.  If you have questions about this reward, please contact us.

We will put together a party for 20 guests including food and non-alcoholic beverages.  Advanced notice is required. If you have questions about this reward, please contact us.

 

We are starting our board game collection with 300 games. Our first goal will add another 50 games to our library before launch. We will send out surveys after the KS closes so that you can help us determine the 50 new titles.

We want to have flexible options so that you can choose to blast the lights at your table so you can see every detail of your custom-painted miniatures, or to dim the lights for a quiet dinner date. If we reach our second goal, every table in the restaurant will be able to choose the brightness at their own table. If the Server Call Button project is also supported, you will be able to change the lighting at your table with the same button.

We know that many gamers will be in our pub for hours at a time, and you don’t necessarily want the server to keep checking on you every ten minutes while you take on the goblin hoards. If we reach our third goal, we will place a wifi-enabled server call button at every table so you can get refills or order additional food whenever you’re ready. 

We want the experience at Rook & Rogue to be extra special, and that means offering things you may not be able to afford to have at home. If we reach $8,200, we will include 4 board game tables from BoardGameTables.com in our store. These will have recessed play areas, fold out cup holders, and a removable top. 

We have set our backer rewards for pint glasses that have our logo. If this goal is funded, we will upgrade all pint glass backer rewards to mugs instead. 

One of the great things about social board gaming is getting to know new people. This is not something everyone enjoys, but we want to make it as simple as possible to find other people to play with if you are someone who likes to meet new people through board gaming. If this goal gets funded, we will add a monitor to the area behind the hostess stand which will display in real-time people who are looking for other people to game with them. There will also be virtual bulletin boards for local events outside of our pub, upcoming pub events, and shout outs for things like birthdays and anniversaries. The virtual bulletin boards can also be accessed online, so you can start looking for fellow gamers, create new posts, or see what’s happening at the pub before you head out.

We are planning to offer 50 mbps wifi to our customers at launch. If we reach $10,400, we will upgrade our internet connection to 150 mbps for blazing fast speeds. Want to host a LAN party? Want to use our space as a co-working space? This speed should have you covered. (If this goal is funded, we will also provide Ethernet switches for small-scale LAN parties – think 4 – 6 people.)

There are plenty of places to watch sports in Bellingham, but how many places to watch E-Sports? How many places to watch Critical Role? If we reach our full project goal of $12,600, we will install a 12’ motorized screen and an HD projector in the space. We will use this equipment to host special events such as movie or TV screenings, and to live-stream E-Sports, Twitch, or You Tube.

Beyond???

We have some great ideas if we pass all of our planned projects.  Most of them involve things like getting some additional space and offering private rooms.  These are pie in the sky ideas, and it would take an awful lot of support to make something like that happen.

 

 

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk to our project is a delay to our opening date. We have already secured a location and funding for the primary needs of the business. We have decades of restaurant and project management experience on our team, and are working hard to mitigate the project risks. We are confident in our ability to meet our commitments, but we will be working with some providers (in particular printers for backer rewards) with which we do not have a solid track record. We will plan as far in advance as we can to ensure that we meet our backer commitments in a timely manner.

We will keep backers informed via regular proactive communication as we approach launch day.

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    One Month Raven Membership

    As a Member at the Rogue Raven, you'll get access to our hobby games. You'll get a free dessert on your birthday with current membership, and exclusive member deals on food and beverage.

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    • Rogue Raven Sticker
    • One-Month Raven Membership
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    One Month Rogue VIP Membership

    As a Rogue VIP you get everything included in the Raven membership as well as access to our Grail Games. Rogues also get a free entree on their birthday with current membership, and the ability to reserve games and tables for parties of any size.

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    Supporter

    You will get a Rogue Raven branded pint glass, and our fancy vinyl sticker.

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    One Year Raven Membership (KS Price)

    As a Raven Member, you will gain access to our collection of "Hobby Games." You will get a free dessert on your birthday, and exclusive member deals and freebies for food and drink.

    Members also get exclusive access to reserve tables and games in advance for any size party.

    As a special benefit of backing during our Kickstarter, you will save $5 off of the typical $50 Membership fee.

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    Hooded Raven

    A black zip-up hoodie featuring our logo, and one month of Raven membership ($5 value)

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    • One-Month Raven Membership
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    One Year Rogue VIP Membership (KS Price)

    As a Rogue VIP at the Rogue Raven, you'll get everything at the Raven level, plus access to our list of "Grail Games." You'll get a free entree on your birthday, and exclusive VIP deals and freebies on food and beverage.

    Members also have exclusive access to reserve tables and board games for parties of any size.

    By supporting our kickstarter, you will save $10 on the $100 annual Rogue VIP membership.

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    Hobby Gamer

    Help us expand our "Hobby Games" collection. For $100 we will purchase your favorite hobby game (under $100) to add to our collection. We will add your name (or whatever name and dedication you choose) to a placard on the game (or game display), and you will have free, priority access to that game. Please contact us if you have questions about the Hobby Game you are interested in before you pledge.

    Includes 1 year of Raven Membership (typically $50.)

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    Personal GM

    Our Gameskeeper will find an experienced Game Master to run an encounter for the module or RPG game of your choice (you may have to provide the materials if it's not in our library.)

    If applicable, we will provide characters, miniatures and terrain from our library to make your experience as special as possible.

    This includes table space and a personal GM to run an encounter for you and up to 4 friends for 4 hours. Does not include food or beverage. Contact us before backing if you have any questions.

    We request at least 2 weeks notice to prepare for your session, but timing is otherwise up to you

    This would make an excellent birthday gift for your favorite RPG fan.

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    Grail Gamer

    Help us expand our "Grail Games" collection. For $500, we will make an effort to source the Grail Game of your choice to add to our library (under $1,000.) We will add your name (or whatever name and dedication you choose) to a placard on the game (or game display), and you will have free, priority access to that game. Please contact us if you have questions about the Grail Game you are interested in before you pledge.

    Includes 1 year of Rogue VIP membership.

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    Private Party

    We will grant you exclusive use of our Gaming Grotto for up to 20 people for 4 hours, including food and non-alcoholic beverages. An open bar can be negotiated as a separate fee when you plan your party -- contact us before backing if you have questions.

    Our gameskeeper will also help you plan some epic games, including access to our RPG library, minature and terrain collection, and all board games including "Grail Games."

    Includes one 1-Year Rogue VIP Membership for the backer, along with a hoodie, and pint glass.

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    • Rogue Raven Pint Glass
    • Rogue Raven Hoodie
    • One-Year Rogue VIP Membership
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Funding period

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