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Through Gamer Goggles is back for a fourth season. In 2015 we will fund more reviews, more convention coverage, and better content!
Through Gamer Goggles is back for a fourth season. In 2015 we will fund more reviews, more convention coverage, and better content!
17 backers pledged $1,125 to help bring this project to life.

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For three years, I have been creating news content for Through Gamer Goggles.  In addition to written content, I have published several reviews, interviews, and how to's on my YouTube channel.

I currently produce video content for each genre, board and card games, miniatures, and RPG's, every week.  That is about 150 videos a year.  In addition to that I do about another 60 videos a year that are interviews and special shows.

To date I have:

  • Published 1,558 posts - news, reviews, and videos.
  • Doubled my subscribers on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube since Gen Con 2014.
  • Set the pace to break 1,000 YouTube subscribers by June 2015.

I'm growing more every day and it's because you sent me to Gen Con 2014 last year.  Without you I wouldn't be able to create content.  You are the fuel and I'm the fire.  Isn't that awesome?

Since Gen Con my content has become better and more consistent than ever before by creating a release schedule.  I've also been inspired to create a 15-minute vlog series on creating characters.  Plus, you have started seeing more of me -- that's right, there is more than just my hands!

The Goal

This campaign will allow me to continue improving content, purchase equipment, and provide convention coverage.

I will improve content by spending more time committing to "play throughs", more post production, and theme weeks.

We have an immediate need for a wide angle lens, a shotgun microphone, and an external hard drive. The shotgun microphone will soften unwanted noise from my interviews.  A wide angle lens will allow me to fit into tighter spaces when filming interviews.  The external hard drive will make transferring files at conventions and during production faster and easier.  Additional equipment will get unlocked with some of the stretch goals.

Conventions are expensive. In addition to the obvious travel and hotel costs, they also require scheduling time off work.  Many of the stretch goals are designed to help me with these expenses so that I can continue giving you convention coverage.

$3.00 Our heart felt thanks, and your name engraved on our sponsorship wall.

$5.00 A toast to you in a personal video released on New Year's Eve.

$10.00  A Through Gamer Goggles BoardGameGeek microbadge.

$15.00 Promo level. You get Zombie Boy and Zombie Girl for Zpocalypse fom Greenbrier Games, Vorpal Blade for Mage Wars from Arcane Wonders, A set of five Disc Duelers promo Cards from Level 99 one month free to Adventure a week, and one month free to Super Syrin from Syrinscape.

Zpocalypse
Zpocalypse
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Vorpal blade
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Here is a YouTube video about Syrinscape.

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$20.00 A handmade dice bag.

$25.00 T-Shirt.

$50.00 Almost Everything!

$75.00 You Get Everything!

Sponsorship Levels

$100 As a Producer, you will receive your name or company name in our end credits from April 1st to January 31st of 2015, plus the You Get Everything reward. That is over 150 YouTube videos.

$200 As an Executive Producer, you will receive your name or company name in the beginning AND ending credits from April 1st to December 31st 2015, plus the You Get Everything rewards.  That is over 150 YouTube videos.

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At 150 shares I will unlock a road to Gen Con 2015 living article. Well a page really that will document not only my endeavors of this journey, but stories that exhibitors, publishers and game designers who are planning to attend the show are ready to share. The first of these will be my thoughts about Gen Con and this whole Religious Freedom Bill.

I will unlock another "share" stretch goal every time the number doubles (300, 600, 1200). I really don't know what they will be yet, but they will be blog page related or an improvement to the functionality of the blog.

Population Stretch Goals

You don't have to pledge a lot to be involved, heck a dollar gives you a "number". These stretch goals will be 25 and 45 for now, I'll add more if needed. The first will open up the next stretch goal waiting to be unlocked. Will you be number 25 or 45? I hope so!

25 backers unlocks Gen Con (currently) this could change with the next backer

45 backers will unlock ???

Stretch Goal 1 Role-Play Ramblings $900 Unlocked!

Role-Play Ramblings is a 6 week show where I talk about a variety of topics that can be applied to role-playing games.  I might even invite a friend or an industry guest for a special topic.

Stretch Goal 2 Con Survival Week $1,000 Unlocked!

Our first themed week of the year will be on convention survival - NO ZOMBIES allowed.  I will go over what I have found to be the crucial elements of maintaining your health at a convention.

Stretch Goal 3 Gen Con 2015 $1500 Locked

At Gen Con I will continue in the tradition of improving my media coverage at conventions and hopefully we can do something special.

  • Coffee and Donuts Friday morning Locked
Stretch Goal 4 Heavy Gear Week 1600 Locked

Our second themed week will focus on Heavy Gear from Dream Pod 9. I will make a themed week that focuses on the Kickstarter.  In the event that there is a production delay, you will get original content on models that were not in the Heavy Gear Kickstarter and you will receive the promised coverage at the earliest opportunity.

Stretch Goal 5 Mage Wars Week

For my third themed week we'll bring you some great Mage Wars content.  This will include everything from interviews, card strategies, and game play to a new how-to-play series.

Stretch Goal 6 Miniature Show 

This is yet to be named, but I will create a a six week miniatures show that -- well, it's a secret.

Stretch Goal 7 Pathfinder week 

This themed week will bring you great coverage on one of the most anticipated Pathfinder products of the year.  This will include interviews, articles, and information about the products it will bring to the table.

Stretch Goal 8  Palladium Open House 
  • Robotech week 
  • Rifts week 
  • Palladium week 
  • Cookie party 

Stretch Goal 9 DZC week

Stretch Goal 10 Origins Game Fair

Risks and challenges

This is my third Kickstarter, and the last one was very successful (you can view it here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730266315/through-gamer-goggles-gen-con-2014-media-coverage).

If this Kickstarter doesn't succeed, Through Gamer Goggles will be able to continue, but attending the conventions and production will be limited.

I don't suspect I will have any challenges in bringing this project to fulfillment. It is possible that there might be some glitches during production, but we'll keep you updated every step of the way.

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    Zpocalypse promo cards,
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    Set of 5 Disc Duelers Cards,
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