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Help make Redcap's Corner more awesome by donating to help pay for the ludicrous mural that will adorn our roleplaying room walls!

Who We Are

For those of you who don't know, Redcap's Corner is a tabletop game shop at 3617 Lancaster Ave., in beautiful West Philadelphia.

We have four roleplaying rooms upstairs, above our main gaming lounge. A lot of people probably don't realize these rooms even exist, and there's a good reason for that. We don't advertise their existence because they're not much to look at. Well, it's time to change all that, and here's where you come in!

What We Want to Do

To begin our upstairs beautification project, we've worked out an agreement with local artist Alyssa DeVille, whose gorgeous illustrations can be seen below. She has agreed to cover the walls of one of our upstairs rooms with a fantasy scene of epic proportions. This mural begins with a centerpiece of Redcap's Corner owners Benn and Adam portrayed as redcaps, slaying an absurdly muscular unicorn, but it ends with all of you! Each contribution to this campaign further shapes the mural, and determines how awesome and absurd it's liable to end up. You heard that right: this mural begins with REDCAP VERSIONS OF BENN AND ADAM SLAYING A UNICORN WITH MUSCLES THE SIZE OF CONAN'S.

Early artist's sketch of centerpiece concept.
Early artist's sketch of centerpiece concept.

Here is some of Alyssa's other work:

This is only the first step toward beautifying our roleplaying area, obviously. If this campaign goes well, you can look forward to future campaigns to finish the rest of the rooms. With that said, keep in mind when choosing your reward level that this mural is fantasy-themed only (fans of sci-fi, steam punk, etc. may want to check back for future campaigns), and whereas we're putting most of the control over the details of this mural in the hands of both Alyssa and the contributors, we do reserve the right to refuse the inclusion of copyrighted, off-theme, or inappropriate material.

Help us, Kickstartists! The existence of one of the most absurdly awesome pieces of artwork ever to exist depends on you!

Rewards

For each reward, check out the official listings to the right for specifics, but assume that your contribution gets you whatever's listed below for the reward-level you chose, plus every less expensive reward-level than the one you chose.

$10: Your name will be appear on the mural's list of contributors.

$25: Your name will be worked into the artwork.

$75: Your likeness will be worked into the artwork.

$150: The likeness of you will be a prominent part of the artwork.

$300: You'll get control over how your likeness is portrayed in the artwork.

$1000: The mural will have two centerpieces: us slaying the unicorn, and you! As an added bonus, we'll name the mural room after you (or something or someone else of your choice) and every time someone's given a key to that room they'll know they're entering the [Your Name Here] Room or the Arnold Schwarzeneger Room or the San Dimas High School Football Rules Room, etc.

Stretch Goal #1: $1250

If we can get $1250 in pledges, we're going to give everyone who pledged $25 or more a free Redcap's Corner t-shirt! These t-shirts will also be available to purchase for $10, which you can do by increasing your pledge (from the minimum for your reward level) by $10 for each shirt beyond the first you'd like. Here's what the shirt looks like:

Stretch Goal #2: $1500

If we can get up to $1500 in pledges, contributors at the $75 level or higher will take home a one-of-a-kind postcard-sized lithograph print of the portion of the mural that contains their likeness!

FAQ

  • Yes! But not for this project. If you're a mural artist interested in helping us out in the future, please get in touch at redcapscorner@gmail.com and we'll keep you in mind for future projects.

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  • If you can believe that all fey exist to bring balance to a particular aspect of the universe, the redcap must be mother nature's answer to law and order. They are murderous three-foot terrors, clad in woven caps and gigantic iron boots, wielding scythes made for creatures twice their size. They look like pointy-eared, sharp-toothed old men, and they dip their hats in the blood of their victims to inspire fear in all who witness their depraved acts. In short, they perfectly represent our savage disregard for conventional business wisdom.

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  • We simply cannot suffer unicorns to live.

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  • She just might! I recommend checking out her website at http://www.alyssadeville.com/ and contacting her through the appropriate section of that site with details.

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