About this project
GAMER BADGES are real life badges for real life gamer achievements! Each badge represents the completion of some event in a gamer's life; if you've done A Thing (usually A Good Thing) in the corporeal world, you've already won a Gamer Badge, or several!
GAMER BADGES are released in sets of ten badges each. Set 1 is shown below, and future sets will be revealed soon.
GAMER BADGES are 2" in diameter, high-quality patches that come with an iron-on backing. Velcro backing will be available as an option if we meet our first stretch goal! Each patch is mounted on a backer card, which lists the requirements for earning each Gamer Badge (hint: it's really easy!)
Why Are We Raising Funds?
Our goal is to get Gamer Badges produced in a retail counter-top display, and distributed to game stores throughout the world. Our initial run of Gamer Badges was a huge success. Our manufacturing partner is fast and flawless, and with your support we can have Set 1 in stores by October 2016.
If you are a retail store owner or buyer interested in Gamer Badges in YOUR store, inquire at your favorite hobby/game distributor or drop us a line!
Each Gamer Badge will come individually packaged, with the requirements to earn each badge on the back. Some badges even grant you special abilities!
Gamer Badges will be released in sets of ten badges each. Set 1 is seen below. More sets will be released as we hit stretch goals, and as long as gamers demand them!
If you back GAMER BADGES at the $25 level or higher, you'll earn this Kickstarter Exclusive badge, "I Funded"!
If you back GAMER BADGES at the $100 ONE WITH EVERYTHING level, you'll earn this Kickstarter Exclusive badge, "One With Everything"!
Are you a fan of Green Ronin Publishing? We have GAMER BADGES for that!
Are you a fan of PYRAMID ARCADE from Looney Labs? Or LANTERNS, from Renegade Game Studios? We have GAMER BADGES for that!
Are you a fan of games by Lookout Games and Mayfair Games? We have GAMER BADGES for that, too!
Are you a fan of the Knights of the Dinner Table? So are we! That's why we have an entire SET of KoDT themed GAMER BADGES!
Like any good gamer, one must display awards and honors for maximum visibility, yet ease of transport and care. Thus, the Gamer Badges Sash! This handy 5" x 36" swath of durable fabric is the perfect canvas to begin your Gamer Badge painting, and will easily hold dozens and dozens of your hard-earned acccomplishments!
We cannot condone the clothing of gamer torsos in nothing more than a Sash. That’s why we’ve created the 100% official Gamer Badges Shirt! This pre-shrunk cotton wonder will clad your upper regions in warmth and comfort, all while providing the perfect base for your badge-laden Sash! The Shirt will be available in both unisex 6.1oz. cotton tee (up to 5XL) and ladies cut 4.5oz fitted styles (don't worry ladies, these are REALLY good shirts and fit true to size, up to 4XL!) The Shirt will display the Gamer Badges logo on the left breast and the Gamer Badges URL across the back at a jaunty angle!
We know that situations may arise where you simply cannot iron on or Velcro your Gamer Badges onto your desired surface. Fear not! We’ve devised a sneaky stretch goal, sticker sheets! These vinyl die-cut sheets bear the same images as their matching set, as well as two bonus stickers, and are perfect for your non-fabric-based display needs!
Every gamer has stuff, and stuff needs carried. Look no further than the official Gamer Badges Messenger Bag! Now not only can you display a huge swath of Velcro Gamer Badges upon either hip, but you can do so while toting around your favorite games, dice, snacks and more!
Kickstarter Exclusive Badges!
As we progress through the Gamer Badges campaign, we will release various badges that will be included with EVERY PLEDGE at the $25 level and above! Intrigued by what we might have up our sleeves? Let's hit the stretch goals and find out! It's our way of saying thanks to you, our Kickstarter backers, with Gamer Badges that you can ONLY get by supporting the campaign!
The Origins of Gamer Badges
In 2015, with Gen Con a mere three weeks away, our CEO casually said, “We should make achievement badges for gamers.” Could the impossible be done? Could a new product line be created and produced in time for the Big Show? Yes, it could! We returned buoyed by the positive reviews, and set out to create a glorious future for Gamer Badges. The future is now!
$1+ GO-GO BADGES! Just Want to Help (no reward): Pledge a dollar or more, just to say thanks for being awesome!
$5 ONE BADGE ONLY: One badge, your choice
$25 ACHIEVEMENTS UNLOCKED! One Set of Gamer Badges!
$35 SET AND SASH: One set of Gamer Badges plus a Sash!
$40 SET AND SHIRT: One Set of Gamer Badges plus a T-Shirt!
$50 TWO SETS: Two sets of Gamer Badges!
$55 SET, SASH AND SHIRT: One set of Gamer Badges, a Sash, and a Shirt!
$60 TWO SETS AND SASH: Two sets of Gamer Badges!
$70 TWO SETS AND A SHIRT: Two sets of Gamer Badges plus a Shirt!
$75 THREE SETS: Three sets of Gamer Badges!
$100 ONE WITH EVERYTHING! One Set, a Sash, a T-Shirt, and a Bag PLUS the Kickstarter Exclusive "ONE WITH EVERYTHING" Badge!
At the $250 backer level, you get everything included in the One With Everything level – one set of badges, one Sash, one Shirt, and one Bag, plus the "One With Everything" Badge – and, in addition, you can send us your very own badge design, and see it turned into an actual Gamer Badge, along with 50 copies of that badge!
Here’s how it works:
First, make a design. It must fit inside the same 2” circle as all other Gamer Badges. The design can be almost anything you like – your gaming group’s logo, your game company’s logo, the initials of your gaming family, a cartoon of your hamster eating a spoonful of lug nuts…really anything you can imagine! JBM Press will have FINAL say on the design!
Keep the design simple. Solid, bold colors work best, and a minimum of fussy details. You may submit your design in any format you like. We prefer a print-ready vector format such as Illustrator, EPS, or other editable vector file. If these words make no sense to you, don’t worry, we can still work with other formats. Once we have your submitted design, you will get up to three sessions with our art director to dial in your final image, and quickly move to final approval.
We will produce and ship your badges alongside all the rest, with delivery estimated in mid-September, 2016. If you would like to order additional badges of your design, you may do so in sets of 50 as an Add On! If your all-original Gamer Badge design is truly epic, we may ask to put your design into full production and may even release it as part of a Fan Favorite Set!
SET 2 NOW AVAILABLE! As a thank you to all our GAMER BADGES backers, we've decided to go ahead and release Set 2! The demand is high, and we want to give you the goods, so let's do this! SET 2 IS NOW AVAILABLE!
FREE SHIPPING - individual Gamer Badges will be shipped free, anywhere in the world!
Everything else will be shipped via USPS according to the rates listed on your pledge level. We know that international shipping is very expensive, so we have been careful to check weights and package sizes for each tier level, and match it to an appropriate shipping rate. You will be responsible for import duties and fees, and we must comply with international law when marking the contents of the package as merchandise, not as gifts.
We Support Our Backers!
Without our backers, we'd be nothing - so why not give you the very best! We've partnered with Backerkit to ensure your Gamer Badges Kickstarter experience is the best it can be!
Hi, we're JBM Press, purveyors of fine, nerdy, funny, and science-themed t-shirts. Together we have over 40 years experience in the hobby/game industry.
Risks and challenges
The production of Gamer Badges are ridiculously simple, using a well-proven factory and shipping system. We anticipate few delays or issues for delivery of these products in a timely manner (currently anticipated to ship in mid-September, 2016.)
However, we do recognize that anything can happen, and unexpected obstacles might include shipping or customs delays from the factory, or shipping damages or delays to customers. We will do our best to remedy any issue that may arise as it arises, and keep our backers informed at all times on the progress of their products.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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