Grifball is the world's greatest Sports-Game-Played-Within-A-First-Person-Shooter, originally created by Rooster Teeth's Burnie Burns. RTX is the Rooster Teeth convention, where over 10,000 Rooster Teeth and Halo fans gather to celebrate gaming and the internet. It's a match made in heaven!
Last year, GrifballHub was able to purchase a booth at RTX 2013, thanks entirely to the help of the outstanding community that donated over $4500 to our Kickstarter. We were able to provide RTX attendees with three days of Grifball tournaments, contests, and prizes, as well as mountains of free Grifball swag, including lanyards, wristbands, buttons, stickers, cinch sacks, custom box art, and t-shirts!
This year, we want to do it all again...but bigger and better!
Our goal is set at $4500, which is enough to ensure that we can provide the same awesome Grifball experience as last year. $4500 will allow us to buy:
- A double-sized booth of 20' x 10'
- 1000 GrifballHub wristbands
- 500 GrifballHub and RTX buttons
- 350 GrifballHub lanyards
- 100 GrifballHub cinch sacks
- 50 Grifball t-shirts
- 50 GrifballHub posters
- 1000 copies of custom Halo Grifball boxart
- 1000 GrifballHub at RTX stickers
- All of the equipment necessary to provide playable Grifball at the booth!
After the smashing success of last year's RTX, we would not want to return with anything less than what was accomplished last year.
But why stop there?
We're dreaming big and only want the best for our burgeoning eSport. RTX will be the largest gathering of the world's best Halo players and Grifballers. They deserve the very best, and we want to provide them with a truly awe-inspiring experience!
We are partnering with Iron Gaming to provide Grifballers with the greatest time of their life. Thanks to a generous donation from GAEMS, the GrifballHub booth will include 16 GAEMS stations! This will allow us to have up to 16 Grifballers playing two matches at the same time every hour of every day of RTX!
But we need space for all this awesome! If we are able to raise enough funds, we can double our booth space again so we can have 16 playable Grifball stations at the booth. We will be able to run legitimate eSports tournaments at our booth, complete with real prizes for the victors. The championship matches will be played at the Iron Gaming Main Stage, where the action will be live-streamed for Grifball fans around the world! With 16 Grifball stations running all the time, it'll be the greatest Grifball tournament in the history of the sport, and one of the biggest Halo events ever.
All we need to make this dream a reality is your support. $4500 is a solid floor, but it's just the beginning. Further fundraising goals will include more and better swag as we amp up our RTX presence even more. The dream of a 400 square foot booth with 16 playable Grifball stations will cost a bit more, but we know that our community of supporters are willing and able to make that dream a reality.
For a $1.00 donation, we will tweet a heartfelt "Thank You!" from the @GrifballHub twitter account and we guarantee* you will find eternal happiness.
*Not a guarantee
For a $5.00 donation, we will tweet the totally true statement that YOU are the greatest Grifballer of all time from our super official @GrifballHub twitter account. You'll also gain access to our special Donor forum at GrifballHub.com, where top Grifballers chat about things like which one of them is the world's greatest Grifballer.
(Hint: It's you!)
For a $35.00 donation, you will receive everything from the $5.00 tier plus so much more! Your name will be listed in a special list of "Thank You" credits during the RTX Grifball highlight reel. Your Spartan will be included in a special "Thank You" video which will play at our booth. Your name will also be listed on our special "Sponsored By" banner at the booth, where thousands of attendees will see it and pause to reflect on your boundless generosity. Not only will they think better of you, but they will also reevaluate their own life in light of your selfless act. You will literally change lives for only a $35.00 donation.
For a $75.00 donation, you will receive everything listed above plus real, tangible things! Awesome things! Awesome Grifball things!
For this level of support, you will receive a whole bunch of RTX Grifball swag. You'll receive our wristbands and buttons. You'll receive a special GrifballHub lanyard, perfect for holding your convention badge (or work ID!). You'll receive authentic GrifballHub stickers, ready to be affixed to any surface in your home, including your TV! (Please do not stick them to your TV). You'll also receive our new GrifballHub cinch sack and Grifball box art. Finally, you'll also receive digital copies of our new Cards Against Grif game and all our RTX/Grifball artwork used to make our wonderful swag.
It's an offer you can't refuse!
But if you want to go the extra mile (1 extra mile = $40.00 extra dollars), you'll want to donate $115.00 to the campaign. For $115.00, you receive everything listed in the tiers above and more! You'll receive our latest GrifTee t-shirt, a physical copy of our Cards Against Grif cards, ready for integration into your deck, and a limited-edition GrifballHub poster, suitable for framing! With your fancy shirt and not-quite-appropriate game cards, you'll be the Pope of GrifTown!
For you early-adopters (We love you!), you'll also receive a limited-edition GrifballHub calendar! Be sure to select the correct reward tier, since only five calendars are available! First come, first serve!
"But guys," you might be asking, "the $115 tier has everything I could ever want! What else is there I can receive in exchange for supporting your wonderful Kickstarter?"
"Hey man," we might reply, "you think you've seen it all? You ain't seen nothing yet!"
That's right! It's your very own high-quality, personalized Grifball jersey! You pick the size, the number and the name on the back, and you'll be able to show your love for the world's greatest Sports-Game-Within-A-First-Person-Shooter in a whole new way! People will come from miles around to ask you all about your wicked awesome jersey. They'll ask "How are you so popular?" and "Are you single?" and "What the heck is Griftball?"
In addition to the jersey, you get all the Thank Yous and the $115 swag bag. You get it all, because you deserve it. You really, really do.
But maybe the jersey's not your thing? Maybe you curse the fact that your Spartan can't wear it, and you want something to show off your love for Grifball that can be seen, touched, and experienced within the digital confines of your Halo 4 disc?
Forge guru NOKYARD is here to help! The creator of almost every Grifball map to ever appear in matchmaking (and plenty of other maps, too!) will make you your very own custom Grifball map! Your map will meet every Grifball court standard for league play and possible inclusion in the matchmaking playlist. Two courts created by NOKYARD for last year's Kickstarter, What the Grif and Dr Leo's Cauldron, are already in matchmaking. While final decisions for inclusion in matchmaking are up to 343 Industries, your court will be submitted to them.
At this level you'll also receive everything from the $115 level and below.
Want to get crazy? This is where things get a little crazy.
For a $325.00 donation, you get everything listed on this page. You get the Thank Yous, the wristband, sticker, buttons, t-shirt, cinch sack, Cards Against Grif set, poster, lanyard, and box art. You'll also receive the custom Grifball jersey AND your own home court forged by NOKYARD.
And one more thing: Your name will go down in history as the most generous donor of all time. Grifballers in the post-game lobby will invoke your name as though you were a God and countless generations of children will be named in your honor. You will exist forever in the hearts of Grifballers. At this tier, we literally offer you immortality.
Thanks! And enjoy!
If $4500 is raised through this Kickstarter, we'll be able to once again have a booth at RTX, complete with playable Grifball and loads of free swag. But Grifballers are never satisfied unless we're moving onward and upward!
Help us reach these additional goals to make RTX 2014 a truly legendary experience!
If we raise $8000, we'll have the most awesome booth at RTX. Not only will we have all the swag from hitting $4500, but we'll be able to double our booth space again! Last year we had 200 square feet, but hitting this goal will allow us to have 400 square feet! What's more, we'll have room for all 16 Grifball stations at the booth, so we'll have multiple games of Grifball going on all day, every day!
This is where the extra swag starts. At $9400, we'll be able to fully embrace Grifball's role as the Sport of the Future by including Grifball sweat wristbands with our swag! Every donor who gives $115 or more will receive one, and we will also give them away as special prizes at the booth.
At $10,500, the swag just keeps coming! If we hit this goal, we will be able to ramp up our merchandise to the level where we can have additional GrifTees for sale at the booth! We'll have our classic "Vintage" shirt, our "Grifball World Tour" shirt, and our "Grifball Pro" shirt!
And for our Kickstarter donors, everyone who receives a physical reward will get a shirt of their choosing! So the folks who donate $115 or more will receive both the Grifball Pro shirt and an additional shirt, while the shirt count for our $75 donors will go from zero to one. You get to pick the style and sizes!
If we get up to $11,800 we'll have even more swag! We'll DOUBLE the number of sweatbands and give them away to our $75 donors, too! We'll also print a run of GrifballHub bumper stickers for our $115 donors!
Hitting this goal will also allow us to have internet access at the booth, so teams at RTX can go right to GrifballHub.com and sign up for the leagues!
Grifballers gotta stay hydrated, right? At this level, all our donors at $115 and above will receive an exclusive GrifballHub water bottle!
Hitting this goal will also allow us to DOUBLE the number of cinch sacks ordered, so we can give away even more at the booth!
Over $14,000? Are you kidding me?
If we hit $14,300, you will have tapped us dry. This will allow us to print more GrifTees for RTX, but it would also allow us to...
...offer a $1,000 prize pool for Grifball tournament champions at RTX!
Who ever said playing video games wouldn't pay off?
So to summarize, if we hit all our stretch goals:
Our $75.00 donors will get:
- GrifballHub wristbands
- GrifballHub buttons
- A GrifballHub lanyard
- A Grifball cinch sack
- A t-shirt of your choice
- Grifball box art with game case
- RTX Grifball stickers
- A Grifball sweatband
- A digital copy of our Cards Against Grif set
- All the Thank Yous
Our $115.00 donors will get:
- All of the above
- A "Grifball Pro" t-shirt in addition to the other t-shirt of your choice
- A Grifball bumper sticker
- An exclusive GrifballHub poster
- A stainless steel Grifball water bottle
- A physical copy of our Cards Against Grif set
And our booth will have:
- Twice the space as last year's
- Sixteen playable Grifball stations
- A live-streamed Grifball tournament with a huge cash prize
- Mountains of free swag
- More GrifTees for sale
- And more!
Risks and challenges
Although we completed a Kickstarter campaign last year and purchased and successfully ran a booth at RTX 2013, setbacks can always arise. We learned a lot from last year's experience, but additional merchandise problems or unexpected costs are always a concern.
Our experiences last year give us the expertise we need to overcome any additional hurdles that may arise between now and RTX. GrifballHub has been a very successful (and growing!) enterprise for almost six years now, and the staff of the site and the Grifball community have always found success, no matter the problems.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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