My name is Marco Arnaudo, and I create video reviews of tabletop board games. In the last 3 years I learned, played, and reviewed over 300 different games. I create my videos on my own time, post them in a non-monetized, add-free youtube channel, and have now over 3,300 fans, for over a million views.
Now that I am ready to start with the 4th year of my video series, I am running this campaign to be able to provide my viewers with exciting videos, more systematic coverage of new releases, and better convention coverage. My project is to produce a series of 100 new video reviews by Summer 2014.
I will use the money from this campaign to cover production costs for my videos, to give you great coverage from GenCon 2013, and possibly upgrade my camera, software, lightning, or other equipment.
You can watch all of my video reviews on my youtube channel.
WAYS TO THANK YOU
By donating to this campaign you are NOT purchasing the items below; rather, you are helping me in my mission as a video maker, and are receiving some tokens of gratitude from me. Unless otherwise specified, the items were donated by their publisher.
Video with the highlights of the campaign: here it is!
FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S.!
Backers sponsoring videos will be acknowledged in the video they contributed to.
$10 Sponsor the paint of a miniature. Your donation will help getting professional paint for a miniature in a game I will review.
$15 Sponsor a share of a video review. Your donation will cover partial expenses for the making of a video review. Backers will be acknowledged in the video made from their donation, up to 4 backers per video.
$20 Sponsor the scenery for my reviews of miniature games. Your donation will cover partial expenses for scenery in my reviews of miniature games. Up to 3 acknowledged backers per video.
$40 Sponsor a top-ten video on a topic of your choice!
$50 Sponsor the review of a medium game. I will review a game of my choice costing approx $50.
$60 Sponsor a costumed review. Choose a topic (pirate, alien, etc), and I'll film the review of a game with that topic in which I wear a costume about the theme.
$90 Sponsor the review of a large game. I will review a game of my choice costing approx $90.
$100 Lunch date! I will take you to lunch at GenCon 2013, Thu or Fri.
$100 Sponsor the review of a game of your choice! The game must be in my collection, or available for purchase under $60. 30 pages of rules or less; game or scenarios playable in 5 hours or less.
$150 Sponsor a preview of your Kickstarter game within a year. KS exclusive: I will NOT make other previews before May 2014!
$10 Promo Pack A. Contains the Tzolk'in mini expansion by Czech Games + the Heroes expansion for Stronghold by Portal + a Kalua first player token + the Rocket Launcher promo card for Police Precinct, donated by GTS Distribution, and not included in the “Mad Men” set.
LIMITED / SIGNED
$20 Cartoona B. For a unique 2-tile creature for Cartoona (the orange one in the picture below) handpainted by the author + 1 Creature sticker sheet (8X10) + 2 creature stickers (3.5X5). All items by Robert Burke Games.
$20 Cartoona C. Like Cartoona B, but with the purple creature in the pic below instead of the orange one.
$38 or $42 Rodger's Art! For a poster with Rodger MacGowan's cover art for GMT. Covers available are those in the pictures below. Each poster is signed by the author exclusively for this campaign!!
$72 Marco of the Zeds. To receive a copy of the limited edition of Dawn of the Zeds by Victory Point Games with ME as the main zombie on the cover! Boxed game with mounted board and deluxe components. Only twelve copies of this edition have been printed. Each copy signed and numbered by me for this campaign.
THE ECLECTIC GAMER
$8 Lost Worlds A.For Chiron the Centaur and the Winged Gargoyle.
$8 Lost Worlds B.For Umslopagaas and Sir Perceval.
$10 Lost Worlds C. For Bith the female mage, Cal the fighter hero, Endrill the elf bowman, Hathor the troll.
$24 Lost Worlds D.For all eight books above + two sets of tactical cards to increase your tactical options: Red Spells & Items, and Luck Cards & Weapons.
MEEPLES AND CUBES
$10 Meeple Army. For 5 soldier mega meeples (19mm) + 10 camo meeples (16mm) for each of the following types: alpine, desert, forest, pink - all from MeepleSource.
$10 Character Meeples. For the following 14 mega meeples from MeepleSource: Zombie, Monster, Pirate, Ninja, Monkey, Princess, Astronaut, Werewolf, Bride, Groom, Vampire, Nerd Boy, German Boy, German Girl.
$12 Bag of Cubes. For 250 wooden cubes from MeepleSource.
Supplied unpainted and may require assembly.
$29 Bushido Single Set. For a starter set for Bushido by GCT Studios. Please send me a message indicating your faction of choice among the Prefecture of Ryu, the Temple of Ro-Kan, the Cult of Yurei, the Savage Wave, or the Ito Clan. My email: email@example.com
$54 Bushido Double Set. For two starter sets for Bushido by GCT Studios. Please send me a message indicating your factions of choice among the Prefecture of Ryu, the Temple of Ro-Kan, the Cult of Yurei, the Savage Wave, or the Ito Clan. My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Add-ons are available for pledges of $13 or more.
Please email me (email@example.com) as soon as you reserve one or more, so that I can update the quantities below.
+ $7 for a wooden dice tower by Blue Panther. ALL GONE!
+ $8 for 2 Lost Worlds books. 15 Chiron + Winged Gargoyle, and 15 Umslopagaas + Perceval available.
+ $12 for Ghost Blitz, donated by LRI. 4 available.
+ $13 for Tenka by Victory Point Games. ALL GONE!
+ $15 for Sparta, donated by LRI. 2 available.
NEW ADD-ONS (update 6/15/2013)
+ $12 promo pack B. 8 avail.
+ $15 sponsor a share of a vid.
+ $17 promo pack C. 8 avail.
+ $20 sponsor scenery for a vid.
+ $38 Fading Glory poster. 1 avail.
+ $38 Ran poster. 1 avail.
+ $29 / $54 Bushido single / double set. 9 avail.
+ $13 for 2 Conflict of Heroes expansions described above. 8 avail.
+ $14 for 1 Nile Deluxor. 9 avail.
+ $15 for 1 Micro Monsters by Ares Games. 3 avail.
+ $15 for Worm Up + Ice Cream (description above). 3 avail.
+ $15 Spearpoint 1943. ALL GONE!!
+ $18 for String Railway. ALL GONE!!
+ $20 for 1 Venture Forth. 8 avail.
+ $25 for 3 Kabuki Pin-Ups (msrp: 36 euro / $48). 9 avail.
+ $26 for 1 Aztlan. 1 avail.
+ $33 for Warriors & Traders. 3 Avail.
+ $38 for Engage, 3 avail.
+ $54 for Bushido double set. 9 avail.
At $3,000 I'll start a circa by-weekly videoblog where I discuss gaming in general, announce gaming news, etc. UNLOCKED!
At $5,000 My videoblog will include a section where viewers can vote about part of the content of future episodes and reviews. UNLOCKED!
At $10,000 I will film a series of ten "Wargaming 101" tutorial videos, to introduce the viewers to major concepts of wargaming.
Risks and challenges
Since I am one-man band, it'll take me some work in the weeks after the project to package everything, and to complete the necessary trips to the post office. I do not foresee any specific problem, but if unpredictable circumstances concerning me or my family will emerge, the shipment of the rewards may be delayed.
Most of the gifts for my backers are stored at my place already, but a minority is still on its way from the publishers, or will be shipped to me right after the campaign. Delays in the postal system concerning the gifts on their way to me would consequently delay my shipping to the backers. I count in any case on having all gifts shipped to the backers by the end of the summer (and that's the worst case scenario).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter