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About

 "You have been hired as one of a handful of new producers of a small internet-television network. They've only been Public Access until now but are on the verge of becoming something bigger. While making your way around the board; you are tasked with acquiring content and attracting advertisers, using advertiser dollars to 'purchase' time slots, find the right mix of content and times for your randomly picked objective, keep your audience happy, increase ratings; and do it all before your opponent(s) can. But watch out; audiences can be fickle, advertisers unreliable, the owner unreceptive, and other producers have their own objective... which may even include capitalizing on your own moves!"

CVT The Board Game, is inspired by (and expanded from) J.Riley's experiences working with CentralValleyTalk.com, a web-based-television network out of Fresno, CA. During his time at CentralValleyTalk.com, J.Riley began believing that the idea of turning a small Internet-Network into a Major player was not only a great idea (as an internet network is not limited to localized audience as is a standard television station is); but that it would also make for wonderful game play! To that end, J.Riley spent several years developing the concept until CVT The Board Game was born!

But where is the fun in just helping a project get launched? We didn't want to just give you a game, but get YOU INVOLVED as well! As such, we've included several Rewards which actually put you in charge of several different aspects of the game! Aspects such as which Producer Characters we use, helping decide which Cover Art for the Instructions and the Box, being second-round Beta-Testers (testing the pre-production version of the game as opposed to the prototype), and even having your likeness included on our Audience Cards and In-Game Money! There's even an option for business owners to get their company names and logos in on the action as well!

Check out our website, Facebook or Twitter Pages for more!
http://jriley006.wix.com/cvttheboardgame
https://www.facebook.com/CVTTheBoardGame
https://twitter.com/CVTTheBoardGame

After picking both a randomly selected Objective Card and Advertiser Card, you take your chosen Producer Character and make your way around the board, purchasing Programming Blocks and placing them on Time Slots you've landed on, possibly drawing Audience Cards along the way.

But watch out, your friends may not be so friendly in this game. Not only are they competing against you, but some of your plays may meet their own Objective goals as well. Once you complete the Objective from your Objective Card; or you are the last player standing, you win the game!

  • Instructions of course (not viewed below)
  •  100 Programming Blocks
  •  24 Advertiser Cards
  •  24 Audience Cards
  •  12 Objective Cards
  •  6 Producer Characters
  • 1 Game Board
  • Pledge $2 or more - EVERY BIT HELPS
    •Our undying gratitude. Seriously, a two dollar bill may not sound like a lot (yes, those are a real thing, ask your parents about them), but enough of them and we get our project made. And we are truly thankful for every dollar we receive.

  • Pledge $5 or more - I Support The Game
    •Name mentioned under Special Thanks on the game's website.
    •A link to a printable "I Support 'CVT The Board Game'" Certificate, denoting your contribution to making this happen.

  • Pledge $15 or more - PROMOS GALORE!!!
    •Your name listed under Special Thanks in the instructions.
    •You get added to our email mailing list so you can follow production updates! (We will not share your information with anyone.)
    •A link to a printable bumper sticker, letting you tell everyone who checks out your bumper that you support "CVT The Board Game."
    •A link to an exclusive desktop background featuring artwork from "CVT The Board Game."

  • Pledge $25 or more - YOU ARE IN CHARGE
    •HELP SELECT THE PLAYER CHARACTERS! That's right, you will receive a link allowing you to vote as many times as you'd like on which options for the Producer Characters we use! The characters with the most votes will be put into the game!
    •Everything listed in the "Promos Galore!!!" Reward.

  • Pledge $30 or more - YOU ARE IN CHARGE PLUS GAME PIECE
    •Everything listed in the "You Are In Charge" Reward.
    •A download for "LOGO Character" variant Kickstarter exclusive game piece (Note: the guy with the Television for a head that you see as a Producer Character in the image above and in the video, is planned to be our LOGO character. Albeit likely redesigned.).

  • Pledge $60 or more - THE GAME IS ON
    •One copy of "CVT The Board Game."
    •Everything listed in the "Promos Galore!!!" Reward.

  • Pledge $80 or more - THE GAME IS ON PLUS GAME PIECE
    •One copy of "CVT The Board Game."
    •Everything listed in the "You Are In Charge Plus Game Piece" Reward.

  • Pledge $100 or more - The GAME IS ON 100
    •One copy of "CVT The Board Game."
    •An exclusive "LOGO Character" T-Shirt unique to Kickstarter Pledges.
    •Everything listed in the "You Are In Charge Plus Game Piece" Reward.

  • Pledge $200 or more - WE GOT YOU COVERED A
    •HELP SELECT THE INSTRUCTIONS COVER ART! That's right, you will receive a link allowing you to vote as many times as you'd like on which instructions Cover Art we use! The Cover Art with the most votes will be put onto the instructions while the runners up will be used in other ways!
    •Everything else listed in the "The Game is On 100" Reward.

  • Pledge $300 or more - WE GOT YOU COVERED B
    •HELP SELECT THE BOX COVER ART! That's right, you will receive a link allowing you to vote as many times as you'd like on which Box Cover Art we use! The Cover Art with the most votes will be put onto the game box while the runners up will be used in other ways!
    •Everything else listed in the "We Got You Covered A" Reward.

  • Pledge $400 or more - SECOND ROUND BETA TESTERS
    While this game has been Alpha Tested and Beta Tested with the prototype, we will need a handful of Beta Testers to test the Pre-Production completed project
    •You'll get all the images and cards from the game as a print-and-play PDF long before the run date
    •You'll receive a link to an evaluation page on our site allowing you to rate your BETA TESTER experiences to help us fine tune the game
    •You'll get one of the first boxes of "CVT The Board Game" off the assembly line, hand-signed by me.
    •Everything else listed in the "We Got You Covered B" Reward.

  • Pledge $500 or more - YOUR FACE IS ON THE CARD
    •A characterchure of your likeness used on an Audience Card as an individual audience member.
    •Everything listed in the "BETA TESTERS" Reward.

  • Pledge $1,000 or more - YOUR FACE IS ON THE BILL
    •A characterchure of your likeness used on one denomination of the in-game money.
    •Credit for your likeness listed in the instructions.
    •Everything listed in the "BETA TESTERS" Reward.

  • Pledge $2,000 or more - DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PRODUCER
    •Spend a day with J.Riley (and possibly other pledgers of this reward), seeing what goes on behind the scenes at the Network which inspired "CVT The Board Game" getting to watch programs as they are being filmed, meeting guests before they go on camera, the task of trying to find advertisers and investors, etc. Plus he'll share everything he's learned about the "CVT The Board Game" experience.
    • Dinner with J.Riley (and possibly other pledgers of this reward), and maybe even some other network reps, all while you all play the game.
    •Everything listed in the "We Got You Covered B" Reward.

  • Pledge $4,000 or more - DAY IN THE LIFE ON CAMERA
    •Be on Camera at the Network which inspired this game. Whether it be as a guest promoting your own business or talking about your interesting life, or as a guest host helping to interview guests
    •Everything listed in the "Day In The Life Of A Producer" Reward.

  • Pledge $5,000 or more - ADVERTISER BONUS
    (FOR BUSINESS OWNERS AND CORPORATIONS ONLY)
    •Have your business and logo listed on our used-in-game Advertiser Cards (with proof of business ownership and signed release). This is a unique way to advertise your business to everyone who plays the game, without interfering in the game play.
    •Promote your business on Camera at the Network which inspired this game. Whether it be in person, on Skype, or over the phone, your business gets an interview and is mentioned as a backer of "CVT The Board Game."
    •Not only that, but said interview will then be loaded CVT The Board Game's Website for all to see.
    •Your business and logo listed in the instructions.
    •Everything listed in the "We Got You Covered B" Reward.

IF WE BEAT OUR GOALS BY:

  • $25,000 - We will create Expansion Set 1
    (Includes Expansion Packs "Retro" and "Prime Time") Not only will we add a Reward to order Expansion Set 1 individually, but anyone who has pledged $100 or more will receive Expansion Set 1. The Expansion Set Includes:
    •Expanded Variety of Programming Blocks
    •More Objective Cards
    •More Audience Cards
    •More Player Characters

  • $50,000 - We will create Expansion Set 2
    (Includes Expansion Packs "LIVE!" and "Cultured")  Not only will we add Rewards to order Expansion Set 2 individually and Expansion Sets 1 & 2 together, but anyone who has pledged $100 or more will receive Expansion Set 2. The Expansion Set Includes:
    •Expanded Variety of Programming Blocks
    •More Objective Cards
    •More Audience Cards
    •More Player Characters

  • $75,000 - We will create Expansion Set 3
    (Includes Expansion Packs "International" and "THE FANS!")  Not only will we add Rewards to order Expansion Set 3 individually and Expansion Sets 1, 2 & 3 together, but anyone who has pledged $100 or more will receive Expansion Set 3. The Expansion Set Includes:
    •Expanded Variety of Programming Blocks
    •More Objective Cards
    •More Audience Cards
    •More Player Characters

  • $100,000 - We will create a KICKSTARTER BASED User Submitted Expansion Set 4
    (Includes Expansion Packs "KICKSTARTER" and "Holiday Specials") Anyone who is to receive ANY Reward would be able to submit ideas for Programming Blocks, and Objective, Advertiser and Audience Cards. Not only will we add Rewards to order Expansion Set 4 individually and all 4 Expansion Sets together, but anyone who has pledged $60 or more will receive Expansion Set 4. The Expansion Set Includes:
    •Expanded Variety of Programming Blocks
    •More Objective Cards
    •More Audience Cards
    •More Player Characters

Risks and challenges

This is our first time delivering a board game. we've spent months learning everything we can about the process. After all, managing the complex process of developing a board game and minimizing delays are the largest challenges we face in bringing CVT The Board Game to market. We have learned from past experience that success requires careful planning and a full understanding of the scope of ANY project.

We are working with Delano Services, a major game publisher in Battle Creek, MI, that's been in business for over a century. we've received quotes for every aspect of the process so we know the costs and materials used.

Shipping is something that trips up many Kickstarters and can become insanely expensive. So instead, we took a page out of another successfully Kickstarted board game (here's hoping we are successful too) and we plan to ship the games to Amazon and using their third party fulfillment services, which saves costs and sanity.

We make absolutely no promises on delivery dates prior to those listed on the rewards, but we do expect to meet those deadlines ahead of schedule. We even expect copies of the board games to be delivered before this year's holiday season, we just wanted to give ourselves enough wiggle room in case of unexpected problems arising.

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    ***WE GOT YOU COVERED B*** •HELP SELECT THE BOX COVER ART! That's right, you will receive a link allowing you to vote as many times as you'd like on which Box Cover Art we use! The Cover Art with the most votes will be put onto the game box while the runners up will be used in other ways! •Everything else listed in the "We Got You Covered A" Reward.

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    ***DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PRODUCER*** •Spend a day with J.Riley (and possibly other pledgers of this reward), seeing what goes on behind the scenes at the Network which inspired "CVT The Board Game", getting to watch programs as they are being filmed, meeting guests before they go on camera, the task of trying to find advertisers and investors, etc. Plus he'll share everything he's learned about the "CVT The Board Game" experience. • Dinner with J.Riley (and possibly other pledgers of this reward), and maybe even some other network reps, all while you all play the game •Everything listed in the "We've Got You Covered B" Reward.

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    ***DAY IN THE LIFE ON CAMERA*** •Be on Camera at the Network which inspired this game. Whether it be as a guest promoting your own business or talking about your interesting life, or as a guest host helping to interview guests. •Not only that, but said interview will then be loaded to CVT The Board Game's Website for all to see. •Everything listed in the "Day In The Life Of A Producer" Reward.

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