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Who is Drive Thru Games?

For the last eight years Drive Thru Games has been creating video reviews and play throughs of tabletop games. In addition to the 1000+ videos, vlogs, and reviews produced for the YouTube Channel, there is also the new monthly Drive Thru FM podcast, which is simulcast onto the YouTube channel.

The YouTube Channel now has:

  • Over 25,000 subscribers
  • Averages 6,000 views per video
  • On pace to eclipse 8 million total views and 30,000 subscribers by the end of 2019. 

Drive Thru Games has grown quite a bit over the last several years. This is due in large part to viewer support without whom I would not have been able to create the video reviews, board game related video blogs, tabletop miniatures game coverage, convention coverage, or the Drive Thru FM podcast.

The initial funding goal for this campaign is to upgrade equipment sorely in need of maintenance and fund some special content for the coming year. If we can meet the main funding goal, there is an additional Stretch Goal for a Top 50 Games of All Time video series.

Basic Pledge Level

$1.00 or more donation. If you aren't interested in any of the tangible rewards below, please consider donating in support of future content. Any amount is appreciated. You will receive a heartfelt Thank You from Drive Thru Games. Every cent helps.


Promotional Levels

$5.00 BoardGameGeek Microbadge. Your choice of one of two Drive Thru Games microbadges on BoardGameGeek.com (shown below).

$15.00  The Basic Promo Pack contains promos created for Mage Wars and Viticulture.  We've also recently added promos for Rangers of Shadow Deep and Everdell to this level. (See promo details below.) 


Producer Levels

$40.00  Drive Thru Producer. Receive the promos in the Basic Promo Pack, and have your name featured at the end of of every video posted during 2019 on the Drive Thru Games YouTube channel. We've also recently added promos for Rangers of Shadow Deep and Everdell to this level.

$600.00 Kickstarter Preview video. Drive Thru Games will produce a preview video for your upcoming Kickstarter project. Please allow 6 weeks upon receipt of the prototype to complete the video. This reward level is limited to three.


Painted Games!

$250.00 - $1250.00 Select one of these rewards to get a fully painted game by myself and professional paint studio, Miniatures Mutated. Choose from, Blackstone Fortress, Silver Tower, The Others (with all the expansions), Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, Zombicide: Black Plague, Aliens vs Predator: Second Edition, Claustrophobia 1643, and Resident Evil 2. You don't need to own the game. We'll get the game and paint it for you! These levels are limited. The painted games will come shipped in two or more boxes, for the game and miniatures packaged safely and securely. (Check out some of our sample work below!) 

Look for more details on these reward levels below.  

Project Goals

UNLOCKED! This is the initial funding goal for the project. With your help we can stave off equipment entropy. For the ninth year in a row Drive Thru Review will be able to provide coverage for a variety of tabletop games.

UNLOCKED! Probably the most requested item from folks is a Top Games of All Time series. If we hit this goal, I will put together a series of 5 videos released over the course of a week detailing my Top 50 Games of All Time.  

UNLOCKED! If we reach this goal, I will commit to doing a series of videos painting a board game from start to finish. This series will be targeted at the beginner, using an obtainable and hopefully affordable set of materials. The series will cover all steps including priming, base coating, highlights, shades, basing, and finishing the miniatures. If you caught my coverage of Wildlands earlier this year, it will be similar to that style of video, but with some improvements and with more in depth coverage over the course of several videos. 

I will figure out a small selection of games to nominate later this summer (after we know what the new releases will be), and let all backers vote to decide on the game. Hopefully, several folks can join in and we can virtually paint something together!

Promo cards:

These promos were designed by myself in partnership with Stonemaier Games and Arcane Wonders.

Viticulture Promo Card

Papa Joel is alternate art "Papa" card for Tuscany, an expansion to Viticulture. It gives the starting ability of the Grande Worker plus the player's choice of either six dollars or the Tasting Room. The ability is the same as Papa Matt.

Mage Wars Promo Card

Rules for Eekamouse: Legendary. Level 2 Nature School. 9 Mana to Summon. Elusive. Pest. Piercing + 1. Quick Melee Attack of 2 with a 25% chance of Bleed. 5+ Infinite Defense. 6 Health.

In addition to the two promos above, we've also been able to partner with Starling Games and Joseph McCullough to bring you two more promos for Everdell and Rangers of Shadow Deep respectively:

Everdell: Rugwort pack

The Rugwort Pack adds 3 new cards that feature the solo mode opponent, Rugwort! Shuffle them in with the Everdell deck to add a little more 'take-that' to your game. Includes Rugwort the Robber, Rugwort the Ruler, and Rugwort the Rowdy.

Rangers of Shadow Deep discount code

After close of the campaign, backers at the Promo and Producer rewards will receive a code for 5$ off of Rangers of Shadow Deep on DriveThruRPG. This code can apply to either the hard cover, soft cover, or PDF edition of Rangers of Shadow Deep.

Samples of our painted work (myself and Miniatures Mutated) :

Miniatures Mutated Facebook Page

Below you will find samples of miniatures painted by myself and Miniatures Mutated. Check out the rewards on the right to see which games are available to be painted up and sent directly to you.  Choose from, Blackstone Fortress, Silver Tower, The Others (with all the expansions), Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, Zombicide: Black Plague, Aliens vs Predator: Second Edition, Claustrophobia 1643, and Resident Evil 2. You don't need to own the game. We'll get the game and paint it for you! The painted games will come shipped in two or more boxes, for the game and miniatures packaged safely and securely. These reward levels are limited.

Risks and challenges

This is my third Kickstarter campaign. My previous campaigns were very successful and delivered on time.

If the Kickstarter project does not succeed, Drive Thru Games will be able to continue but in a limited capacity.

I do not expect there to be any challenges, but there may be issues arising from collating material from various sources and getting them shipped in a reasonable fashion. This is not expected, as I have all materials on hand.

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    Painted Blackstone Fortress

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