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Pro Tabletop Gaming Audio: The Hunt For The Missing Tracks!

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What is part of this Kickstarter?

These 40 tracks were going to be stretch goals in our last Kickstarter. I've now divided them into genres. The banner above will show you a list of all tracks and add-on packs available through this Kickstarter. All tracks are Mp3s, 320 kbps mixed to be used with your favorite audio playback software.There is also a FLAC add on pack for those who want lossless files.

Why Kickstater?

Kickstarter allows me the freedom to do something I love:  gaming audio. It takes a lot of time to do this type of work, so the money raised helps cover labor costs. Here is a guide to the different tracks we offer.

Background Loops 

This project's main rewards are 40 background loops for tabletop games. If all the Regent level pledges are backed, it will add 10 more loops to $40 level bringing the total to 50 tracks. The loops are broken up into four genre packs. The number of genre packs you get is based on the the level you back. These tracks are 10 minutes long, loop seamlessly, and are meant to add depth to any tabletop game. The genre packs cover fantasy, historical, horror, and modern/sci-fi. Here are some samples of what's in each of the different packs. 

Samples:

Futuristic Time Machine

Ice Cave

Ghost Ship

1930's Arabian Bazaar

Types of Stretch Goals

Here are the different types of stretch goals that will be unlocked after we fund. All stretch goals will be voted on by backers.

More Background loops

There are always more background loops to be had! As mentioned, background loops are 10 minute long Mp3s that loop seamlessly. They play in the background to help with mood for all tabletop games and LARPS. 

Monster Loops

Part of the stretch goals will be monster loops. These loops are sounds of different attacking monsters such as orcs or goblins. (We also have single monster sounds from our second Kickstarter which can be triggered one at a time when the GM likes.) These loops are for GMs who would rather hit play during combat and let it go. There are no background sounds, so monster loops can be played over background loops. 

Tension Tracks

Tension tracks are short pieces of music and sound effects that mark a coming problem such as hidden rat men or a drone strike. They are meant to speed up players' decisions. They will come in three time lengths: 1, 2, or 3 minutes. Once the track is done playing, whatever encounter is about to happen starts - no more discussion, no more bargaining, just bloodshed. 

Single Gaming Sounds

I may decide to offer some more single gaming sounds such as more weapons or even door sounds.

Soundboard App

A soundboard is something I've been wanting for awhile but development isn't cheap. For one platform it will cost around $15000 to create. Because backers get to vote, I can't state when we will try to unlock the soundboard, but if we do really well, we will give it a go.

Who Am I?

I am Wes Otis, a professional sound designer with 15 years of post production experience and over 30 years of gaming know how. I live in L.A. with my wife Michelle and two kids. I am a gamer geek and love what I do. I have worked on shows for Disney, Warner Bros, and several independent companies. As mentioned, this is my third KS, so I understand how to run Kickstarters and deliver the best tabletop audio. Below is my professional demo reel:


Cost

Most tracks cost $300 to $1000 to create depending on the complexity of the loop. If all 40 tracks take a day to make, the collection will cost at minimum $13,500 in labor. This does not include any new software, recording studio time, or music composing.

I am keeping the funding goal as low as I can, because I'd like to start unlocking stretch goals. Stretch goal funds will help make the overall project. The more money we raise, the more cool things I can do.

Add-Ons

Being Plate Mail Games' 3rd KS, we have a lot of add-on packs from the first two Kickstarters. Here is how you add these packs to your pledge:

  • Pick from the list of packs below and note the price. to see a track list, go to the banner at the top and click it; a spreadsheet will come up with all the tracks.
  • Press the blue "Manage Your Pledge" button.
  • At the top, you can adjust your pledge amount. Add the amount of the add-on packs you would like to add to your pledge.
  • Press the green "Continue to the Next Step" button at the bottom of the page.
  • A small screen will pop up confirming the amount. Press "Confirm," and you are all set. 

Below is a price list for the packs:

  • Horror Tension Tracks $15
  • Modern/Sci-Fi Tension Tracks $15
  • Cavern & Dungeon Pack $10
  • Fantasy Tension Tracks $15
  • FLAC File Upgrade $10
  • Non-KS Background Loop Pack $10
  • KS2 Weapons & Spell Pack $50
  • KS2 Monster & Trap Pack $50
  • KS2 Background Loops and Music Pack $75
  • KS1 Fantasy Pack $30 KS1 Horror Pack $19
  • KS1 Sci-Fi & Modern Pack $24
  • KS1 General Pack $19
  • KS1 Historic Pack $17
  • KS1 Complete $100
  • KS2 Complete $150
  • Complete KS1 and KS2 Combined $225

Stretch Goals 

All stretch goals will be voted on by backers. We vote for the next stretch goal after each goal is unlocked.

$10000: Hell's Crypt Unlocked!

$13000: Sacred Cove Unlocked! 

$16000: Medieval Arabian Bazaar Unlocked!

$19000 Desert Badlands Unlocked!

$22000 Alien World 4 Locked

And even more to be announced!

Risks and challenges

I do all the work for Plate Mail Games at this time. I have all the necessary equipment and expertise to finish the project on time. Even if there is equipment failure, I have plenty of resources readily available to easily get back up and running. The risks are low and all setbacks, short of my death, can be overcome.

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    SERF LEVEL: You get to choose one pack of 10 Mp3 background loops from one of the following genres: fantasy, historic, horror, or modern/sci-fi.

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    FOOT SOLDIER LEVEL: You get to choose two packs of Mp3 background loops (10 per pack) from two of the following genres: fantasy, historic, horror, or modern/sci-fi, plus all stretch goals unlocked.

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    COURT WIZARD LEVEL: You get to choose three packs of Mp3 background loops (10 per pack) from three of the following genres: packs, fantasy, historic, horror, or modern/sci-fi, plus all stretch goals unlocked.

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    KNIGHT LEVEL: You get all four packs, each containing 10 Mp3 background loops from the following genres: fantasy, historic, horror, or modern/sci-fi, plus all stretch goals unlocked. All DUKE LEVEL loops backed will be added to your rewards as well.

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    DUKE LEVEL: YOU PICK THE BACKGROUND LOOP! You get all four packs, each containing 10 Mp3 background loops from the following genres: fantasy, historic, horror, or modern/sci-fi, all stretch goals unlocked, plus you tell me the background loop you want me to make. Your track will be included with the KNIGHT LEVEL rewards. Plate Mail Games will retain the rights sell it after the project is done.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    REGENT LEVEL: Record with Plate Mail Games on August 23rd! You and a friend will join us to record monster and crowd sounds. You will need to cover all travel expenses, including hotel and food, to Pasadena C.A. We will be recording at Firehouse Recording Studio. You and your friend will get a raw 96K 24 bit .wav recording of your voices as well as a copy of my edited monster version. You and your friend will also get all rewards from the $40 KNIGHT LEVEL. After the session we will head to the local gaming store and play some games. IF YOU MISS THE SESSION, NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED.

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