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To fund another season of great game industry coverage! Funding this project will guarantee:

Role-Play Ramblings episode list:

  • Impacting Combat
  • There is No Meta
  • Metagaming
  • One Shots
  • When a Player Ruins Your Game
  • World Building Basics

This year I am really going to focus on growing my channel by listening to you more than ever. While I have every intent to improve everything across the board, you will see a greater focus on Role-Playing, Wargaming, and convention coverage.

I will do this by bringing you shorter and more precise Flip Throughs and the return of Role-Play Ramblings. If you are a role-player and a wargamer, you can look forward to more hobby related content like painting and terrain building. As a wargamer you can count on me talking not only about games and rules but also about some of the crazy things that go on at tournaments - for example, how to spot someone who is fudging dice.  I will also bring you my top 10 lists once unlocked. I have been thinking about this for a couple of years now, and I've been convinced by some friends it's time to do that.

At conventions, I will continue to bring you up to speed on the current happenings and releases. Once funded I will be able to take steps to improve the quality of convention content. Imagine what a new camera can do for the video production. Better yet, what would the right microphones do for improving a video like this one with Bryan Steele from CMoN at Gen Con 50.

The right microphone will eliminate almost all of the background noise. I will be able to purchase it if the top 10 miniature wargame stretch goal is funded.

I'm Matt Lemke fromThrough Gamer Goggles and this is my fifth Kickstarter. I might be a veteran, but this is my first attempt to truly fund a whole season. It will be a fun journey and it is a relatively low funding goal - and I have been told I sell myself for far too little. That may be true, but for me there is a desire to share everything I learn about the industry. You can read a full bio here but the video below pretty much sums it up!

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$2,300 - Columbus Living Travel Guide $0.99 Add On

I have been visiting Columbus Ohio since Origins 1998. I will share with you my favorite spots around the town.

$2,500 - Top 10 Pathfinder Books

I will list my favorite Pathfinder books. It will be interesting to see which campaign setting books beat out the hard covers, if any.

$2,700 - Two Restaurant Reviews in Columbus

I will be eating anyway, but why not help me pick a restaurant to review?  That's right, you tell me where to eat two of my sit down meals and find out what it was like.

$3,000 - Top 10 Miniature Wargames

I will make my top 10 list of miniature wargames. Don't be surprised if you don't see any folding boards on this list. You might see some dungeon delvers though.

$3,500 - Gen Con Coverage

I will perform 30 interviews and/or game demos at Gen Con 2018.

$3,800 - Indianapolis Living Travel Guide $0.99 Add On

I have been visiting Indianapolis since around 2003 as an attendee, judge, or blogger. This add on will allow me to share with you some of my favorite hot spots.

$4,000 - Top 10 Home Brew RPG Rules

I will scour the universe to find the best home brew role-playing rules out there!

$4,500 - Role-Play Ramblings Extra Episodes +6

I will reveal an extra 6 episodes of Role-Play Ramblings.

$5,000 - YouTube Live (or similar) Monthly

I will commit to one live show per month.  We can discuss the topic or theme as a community. For example, will it be a Kickstarter show, a news show, or some weird combination of everything?

$7,500 - Camera Upgrade

This camera will go a long way in making my production much more enjoyable.

$10,000 - Role-Play Ramblings Live Stream

At this level, I will live stream Role-Play Ramblings. You might think this isn't that big of a deal, but you don't realize how much of a commitment a live stream is. It means you can no longer conveniently film the video whenever you want and edit it before making it public. It's also a time commitment since you have to be in a certain place at a certain time.

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Hey, thanks for helping, I couldn't be here without you!

Tabletop Treasure Chest Level

You love tabletop games, and you appreciate the value Through Gamer Goggles brings to your hobby.

The treasures are starting to come in!

From Atlas Games for Murder of Crows

From Steve Jackson Games 

From Level 99 games for BattleCon - a Bruce Lee battle pack

Nosh Promo from Crafty Games for Nosh.

From Arcane Wonders For Spoils of War

From Elzra Games for Catacombs 3rd edition Angga. I'm super excited about Angga we are lucky enough tou give you your first chance to get one.

From Ninja Star Games for Arkham Mystery

From Shoot Again Games for Pinball Showdown

From Cryptozoic for Spyfall 

RPG Treasure Chest Level

Luchador: Way of the Mask from Spartacus Publishing

  You to take on the persona of a masked wrestler of your own design and grapple with the forces of evil. Champion the common man in the battle against tyranny and corruption!

Search for the Tri-Stone from Adventure a Week for Pathfinder

    A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game/3.5 Compatible Adventure for 4-6 PCs of levels 6-9

The PCs find themselves having to tread a very thin line to be successful with this job; the Monachy’s agent in Rybalka is very interested in what they are doing, as are other, less friendly tribes; but the PCs don’t know this.

 A Feast of Flavor from Legendary Games 

A Feast of Flavor takes your heroes into a world of adventure! On the wild borderlands between the Kingdom of Threll and the Faerie Realms, a vital pass through the mountains has been closed by forces unknown.

 Unique Mega Dungeon sample pack

    This will feature some cool pages from all of the Mega Dungeon line

Commodity Cards 1: Food and Drink from Tangent Games

   As parties of adventurers roam the globe in search of treasure, not everything they find will be gold, silver, or precious gems.  How do you determine what the value of a bushel of wheat, or a barrel should be? 

Aresenal Cards: 1 Handguns Volume 1: 1850 to 1899 from Tangent Games

Previously released Pathfinder mini - Pathfinder Battles - 2014 Promotional Figure: Bloodbriar Goblin Raider

Pathfinder Battles—2014 Promotional Figure: Bloodbriar Goblin Raider
Pathfinder Battles—2014 Promotional Figure: Bloodbriar Goblin Raider

Miniature Treasure Chest Level

Mantic Games is sending us zombies, Martians and Space Orks. I will get you some pics as soon as they arrive.

Wild West Exodus Mini! One of "x" minis from the original wayward 8 set.

sample sprue

Plus from the creative mind of me:

  • 3 Arcane Discs
  • 3 pit traps 
  • 3 trap doors

Valiant Universe Deckbuilding level

In Valiant Universe: The Deck-Building Game you command an organization attempting to seize the secret Alcatraz base. Purchase cards to craft a unique deck, and battle your way through the ever-changing Facility grid that moves during play to gain access to a card or damage another player. Maneuver your superhero miniatures to battle it out with other superheroes for ultimate control!

  • Includes a unique mechanic where players manipulate the cards on the playing area, changing players' actions in the process  
  • High-quality, detailed miniatures are included, allowing superhero's to fight across the playing area, supported by the various cards purchased and played during the game  
  • 2 to 5 players, ages 13 and up

Product Overview  and Game Preview Levels

Holy crap Matt $400.00 for six minutes that's like $4,000.00 and hour are you crazy?

No I'm not. There is a lot more value to a six minute video than you realize. That cost includes all studying of your game, scripting, equipment rental if needed, filming and editing time. Depending on the complexity of the game that can easily reach forty hours and often more.

Game Overview includes the previewing of your product. I will open the box and preview the pieces of your game and the basic premise (#players, theme, mechanics, genre, etc.) of the game.

The Game Preview Level includes the Game Overview plus it covers the mechanics, and game play. This is not a play through of the game. Now in some instances a game that is very quick to learn and fast to play, might included a full game.

For product previews and overviews there is a lead time of 6 weeks. Please, don't send me a game and say we launch or need the video in seven days, because it won't happen.  I will say that again, if you want a quality video then I need at least 6 weeks to work on it. This allows us to produce the best content we can together.

What's even better in the end these videos are yours. If you would like I can and will share to my social media and post it to through Gamer-Goggles. If published to my YouTube channel I reserve the right to use my introduction and closing credits.

Risks and challenges

There are not a lot of risks associated with this kickstarter. The biggest risk is working with manufacturers to get you the promos, but I have most of those already. That's only one point of failure. What about the content? What could prevent the fulfillment of that? There are really only a couple of things. My work schedule could change, which wouldn't prevent me from producing content, but it could certainly mess with the schedule and delay me for a little bit. Or some unfortunate event could occur, such as being bitten by a radioactive spider - and then I would have to hang up my camera and dedicate my life to crime fighting.

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