About this project
Vigilante is a full-service bar and restaurant. We are Austin’s new, go-to spot for social board gaming. Here’s what you need to know:
WE’VE GOT GAME(S)
We’re building out an extensive game library with tons of titles, and we are partnering with Dragon's Lair to assist in curation and maintenance of our collection. And if we don’t have your favorite, we’re always open to your suggestions (because we haven't been shy about sharing ours). Plus! Some Kickstarter backers get a say and the opportunity to help us shape our selection.
OUR TASTE IS IMPECCABLE
Literally. Our menu (which you can still help design) will boast awesome food and drinks that aren’t just conducive to gaming, but are delicious in their own right.
WE’RE ALL ABOUT HANG TIME
Our goal is to serve as a home away from home (with a far better beer selection) where people can return again and again to play their favorite games, hang out with friends and make new ones. Everyone is welcome, and everyone’s a Vigilante.
Like what you read? Let’s make it a reality—together!
We’ve got a great location, a strong team, and a supportive community. Our team has raised the basic funds needed to build a new bar/restaurant in Austin. This gives us enough for a pretty awesome bar…
But not awesome enough. Vigilantes, we need your help.
Our goal is to build a bar that isn’t just equipped for food and beverage service and gaming, but goes above and beyond and fulfills the Vigilante vision we’ve designed, developed and dreamed of for years. With your help, we’ll build something unique and set a new standard for hobby gaming in the service industry.
Kachunk Table Gizmos Video:
Gaming Bar Interior Design:
Here is a breakdown of our funding goals and what we intend to do with our Kickstarter funds—and your generous donation…
With this funding, we’ll be able to construct tables that are customizable to every game and gamer. Our custom tables will feature: roll-out cupholders and food trays, meeple drawers, card holders and more. We will also have custom lighting fixtures that will create well lit gaming surfaces while maintaining an awesome bar atmosphere. We’ll also use these funds to purchase a huge collection of games with multiple copies of select popular titles, with custom packaging for each game to simplify set up, take down, and learning.
We’ll be revealing them as we go (people like antici… ... pation), but here is our first new stretch goal:
1. $30,000: ACCOMPLISHED We’ll use these funds to equip each table with a “Looking for Group” and “Call for Service” switch. The former lights a "Bat Signal" of sorts that features the Vigilante mask and alerts others that your table needs more players. The latter raises a motorized flag on your lighting fixture, notifying the Vigilante team that you have an order and ensuring efficient service. (We understand the hangry). Each table will also be equipped with an outlet to accommodate laptop and cell phone chargers.
PLUS: All backers will receive one day of free rentals for their entire table (normal cost: $5/non-member). Bring your friends and family to Vigilante and enjoy our collection at no cost!
2. $50,000: There are two private rooms at Vigilante, each concealed behind a secret door built into our game wall.
Our dream is to make stepping into these rooms feel like you are transitioning into another world. Creating a unique experience would be a compelling offering to audiences looking to elevate their game night. To do this, we have asked Horse & Blade to complete a concept art of, “The Wizard’s Office.” You would step out of Vigilante’s modern industrial themed dining room and into something a little more audaciously nerdy:
The Wizard’s Office would feature a stone finish, decorative columns, built in shelving, and a slew of fun art details for the space (paintings, lion head sculptures, spot rugs, etc). It would also feature a large, custom built table and a dark wood with molten brass inlay to redefine the space. Like the concept art for the bar, a few things have been left to your imagination:
- Atmospheric lighting from from our custom fixtures
- Distressed stone work and fine details
- Secret entryways!
Our fundraising goal for The Wizard’s Office: an additional $20,000 dollars, for a total Kickstarter of $50,000. If we reach this goal, not only will we be building the Wizard’s Office, we will give each backer who is a Secret Society member during the Kickstarter one free private evening or afternoon session room rental.
Receive your choice of either a Vigilante T-Shirt or a pair of Vigilante pint glasses! Vigilante T-Shirts are premium quality, 60% combed cotton/40% polyester, baby rib-knit, medium weight garments in sizes from S-2XL. Our pint glasses are industry quality, 16oz american style pint glasses featuring our logo!
Access to Swag Weekend: What’s cooler than waiting on your swag to ship? Come grab it in person the second weekend we are open. Enjoy Kickstarter backer exclusive food and drink specials all weekend and receive a free Vigilante sticker. Note: if you want to pick up at Vigilante Swag Weekend, select Disputed Territory as your shipping location!
- Gaming Storage Set: a custom wooden Vigilante storage box featuring your name and the Vigilante mask
- One Vigilante-branded leather-bound flask
$110 or More
$110 will get you your choice of shirt or pint glass, plus two (2) tickets to Sneak Peek Week. Each ticket holder will receive the following perks:
- One bar jar
- One small plate
- One dessert
- Two beverage tickets
- Free game rentals
- Full service
- Meet Vigilante management
- Provide feedback via comment cards
- NEW: Signed opening menu from management to mark the occasion
One item of your choice from both Rewards #1 and #2, plus a one-year membership to the Vigilante Secret Society. Some Secret Society perks are below:
- Free game rentals from our extensive collection, saving you $5 each time you play
- Online booking privileges, giving you first dibs the ability to plan your game night right, with advanced reservations for our custom gaming tables
- Secret links containing early-bird pricing and purchasing options for tickets to exciting, limited-capacity Vigilante events
- Membership to our loyalty program, which gets you a FREE meal for every 10 you’ve purchased
- An invitation to participate in our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons campaign
- A sweet Vigilante membership card!
- If there's anything else awesome about being in the Secret Society, we can't tell you. It's a secret.
Receive all of the swag listed above, plus choose YOUR favorite game to help us build our game library!
This is YOUR chance to make Vigilante YOUR bar. Provide us with a list of your three favorite games under $100, and we’ll pick your favorite (or, if unavailable, next choice) to add to our game library. When we re-box the game in its custom Vigilante storage box, we’ll also customize the box with your name and include your personal testimonial on our game menu, meaning your legacy as a Kickstarter backer and original Vigilante supporter will live on forever!
Receive all the swag and perks that come along with previous tiers, PLUS a VIP invitation for you and three friends to experience the bar before anyone else during Vigilante’s Sneak Peek Week! You will get the opportunity to experience our food and beverage menu prior to opening, meet our management team, and play a pivotal role providing us with the crucial feedback we need for an amazing opening and successful business.
While any backer may purchase Sneak Peek Week tickets as an add-on to their pledge, you will have first dibs on what day of Sneak Peek Week you'd like to dine with us!
Reap the benefits that come along with all of the above tiers, plus become an official, lasting part of Vigilante! If you pledge $1,500 or more, your name will be engraved on the Vigilante Monument, a large piece of art on display by the bar entrance
Risks and challenges
Vigilante is happening. Initial funding from investors (we are still talking to Class D investors, if you're interested), founders, and other sources will transform an empty retail space into a bar and restaurant with board games in it. No more, no less.
We –like you– want Vigilante to be AMAZING. We’re not just building a bar, we’re building an experience, and we need your help. With your backing, we have the ability to take Vigilante to the next level, combine bar culture with nerd culture and create a kick-ass space by gamers, for gamers. A place to drink and eat, socialize and compete, come every week…
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