The D&D Journey of the fifth edition and the Creative Play and podcast Network aren’t in any danger of going away because all of us love and adore creating and sharing our adventures each week, and we won’t be stopping anytime soon!
So why the Kickstarter you ask?
While we vastly enjoy what we do, we want to be able to do a better job! Because D&D and Role playing games has always been a hobby we have enjoyed through the years, back in 2014 we decided to start sharing out game sessions online so we would remember were we left off in games and so I began my adventure in learning how to podcast, with our game sessions being recorded and edited in my spare time and I’ll admit some of those earlier episodes I had less time then others. We are asking for your support so we can give you a better Show along with extra perks like bringing you our listeners onto the show. We really care about our viewers and listeners and want to give you the best of what we've got; after all we listen to us too! Our first priority is Hosting for the podcasts, website and subscriptions. Believe it or not, you have to pay for these things.
If were really lucky we will even use the Kickstarter stretch goals to add new podcasts, groups and functionality to the website like forums and galleries for the amazing fan art and fan submissions we’ve received. Our next priority is new equipment. The sound quality of some of our early episodes has been suspect to say the least. We could very easily decide to pick up recording again like we currently do, but we would like more options. Gone could be the days of random, last minute recording sessions at random venues. We definitely want to step up our games for you and would love if we hit the goal to record in a set up studio and host more online recording gaming events.
Finally, we just really want to make cool swag and have a way to distribute it to our listeners. Creating things like t-shirts and dice bags are super fun, and this is an easy way for us to make things happen. We’re also pleased to announce that we will be including dice with our hand crafted dice bags.
The D&D Journey of the fifth edition and our other podcasts have been a fantastic experience so far and we want to make it even better.
We'd really like to purchase new audio equipment (mics, etc.) and more importantly hire artists to draw characters, places and events from the show. Jim would also like to dedicate himself to working on our podcasts full time, but this is just going to be his use of the ‘Wish’ spell if he ever gets so lucky. The better our Kickstart does the more episodes and things we can do! Here is a more detailed list of what you'll be getting.
• A guaranteed 50+ episodes of D&D Journey of the fifth edition podcast a year. (Now that’s not including the other podcasts well be doing on Ragnarok and Roll and Creative play and podcast network)
• An overall better sound quality on the show itself.
• At least 4 Live episodes a year.
• More Youtube content and videos of the cast.
• A "Welcome to Dungeon" guide for new fans. So please, help us bring the D&D Journey of the fifth edition Podcast to the next level (so we can get that more Spells per day).
Early Bird backers The First 5 backers will be invited to a tabletop game day at a local game store or on Roll20 a week after the Kickstarter finishes!
The First 20 backers will be on my Will Call lost for any games that have an empty seat. I'll send a summon scroll to have you join us!
Retweets goal/rewards (@CreativePPNet) Depending on how many times people retweet this tweet, we'll release the following rewards:
100-I will film myself doing something you all pick for a random list
200- Unlocks a Tweet play by post game well enjoy for a week.
250- Unlocks a Facebook live game at a local game store you all pick! Hashtag your store pick!
300- We’ll release the character art one of our groups
400- We’ll release an early release of our PDF
Twitch subscribers (https://www.twitch.tv/creativeplayandpodcast)
15 or more- I will pick 5 volunteers from the subscribers to play a D&D one shot game
50 or more- I will pick 5 volunteers a month from the subscribers to play a D&D one shot game each month in 2018!
Facebook Post Shares (Facebook.com/Creativeplayandpodcastnetwork) Depending on how many shares this Facebook post gets, we'll release the following rewards:
50- I will film myself doing something you all pick for a random list
100- Unlocks a Facebook live game at a local game store you all pick!
150- An upcoming Star wars RPG game promo
300- We’ll reveal Character art
400- We’ll design and share a few shirt designs and let you pick what we will make
The Podcast group with the most people tweeting their hashtag with #DNDJourneyofthefifth will get a DND Journey of the fifth edition T-Shirt before the End of Season . Hitting the top spot on r/rpg I will film giving myself giving Freya the destroyer a Plushy Dragon to slay! If we reach 1000 Backers We will reveal the posters for this Season.
Post video or audio of yourself announcing your favorite DND Journey of the Fifth Edition episode, encounter or character on social media along with a link to the Kickstarter. Once its posted, email a link to: Creativeplaypodcastnet@gmail.com We’re looking for entries as over the top and silly as possible, you know how we roll! The winner will get to decide on a new shirt design for the Podcasts.
$350 We’re Funded!
$400 We cover our bare minimum operating costs for DND Journey of the Fifth edition for the year.
$700 We can update our gear and more recording options.
$1100 This will help cover our web hosting cost for all our podcasts and website for a full year!
$600 Character Art We will commission character portraits for our main cast to bring the world to life.
$700 Gifts! Handcrafted gift made by the cast for anyone over the $25 tier.
$800 Wish you were Here! Postcards from the road, I will send everyone of the $5 tier and up a personal postcard from an interesting Con or event were attending in 2018!
$900 Dice Bags! Free cloth or Chain mail dice bags for every one backing at the $30 tier or higher. Dice bags will also be an Add on after we succeed in fund raising.
$1000 Games for all! Electronic copies of games written for the Cons mentioned on the $20 tiers, for every one of the $20 tier and higher.
$1001 More Character Art We will commission character portraits of more of our NPC's to bring the world to life.
$1500 Better Sets We love how the rooms we game at look on camera but for future casts we’d like to provide a moody atmosphere to match our dramatic game. If we reach this stretch goal, we’ll have the budget to set the mood with new lights and decorations. This can also give us the ability to purchase costumes or props for performers.
$2000 Writers Journal! We will make an eBook and have it professionally edited for our game art and game writers bibles
$3000 Another Game! Well add another game/system/podcast to the network as voted by the fans! I know our Star Wars fans have been asking for that.
$5000 These podcasts don’t want to play well together! Well create individual RSS feed/podcasts for each game system (D&D, Fantasy flight Star wars, City of Mist, Scion, Ect.) as apposed to the three we currently have. Well set it up so you only have to listen the podcasts you want to see!
$6000 More Games! Well add another game system/podcast to the network as voted by the fans!
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
As long as all of the hosts stay healthy and sane, there will be no troubles in completing this project. Audio quality is a high standard that has became increasingly difficult to maintain, due to the inconsistency in recording locales which we try and keep to Local Game Stores. We didn’t know from week-to-week where we were going to be or even if we were going to record. Game stores, Hotels, garages, conference rooms... we have recorded at least one episode in all of them. I’m concerned that it might get to the point where the burden and uncertainty could be too much and we decided to stop the show, but that’s not happening anytime soon!
Due to the nature of DnD, your favorite character could possibly die, but the host will have the option to replace their lost character.
One of the biggest risks of us failing to reach the amount is that the project may not be as refined and fleshed out as imagined. The project will run into difficulties and scheduling problems, that's the nature of these projects. Its our ability to adapt to them that will help us gain the experience the industry expects us to have for similar projects.
Individual episodes may not be ready in time or perhaps due to personal matters a cast member may not be able to record on a particular week. These problems would result in a couple of day’s extension.
Guest appearances and play sessions will be conducted via Skype and Roll20. You will be expected to have a computer, internet connection and microphone to participate. Guest appearances will normally take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 830pm EST. Play sessions will be scheduled for weeknights between 8pm and 12am EST or weekends at various times between 10am and 10pm. Your first choice for scheduling may not be available, but we will do our best to get you a time that will work.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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