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In September 2014, Daryl Andrews & Sen-Foong Lim started a web show called “The Meeple Syrup Show”. The original intent was to host and produce a web show that focused on board game designers. We wanted our show to, in effect, give our viewers a “backstage pass” to learn about how games are designed and to showcase some of the people responsible for making this amazing hobby possible - the designers themselves.

 Fastforward to TODAY!  

After 5 months, we have managed to film 20 main episodes (plus additional content) and have learned a lot over this time.  One of the most important lessons we’ve learned is that, while we love making the show, doing so costs money.  This is where you come in! We need your help.   

We are hoping that there is enough interest from our friends, family, and supporters to help us achieve our dream of growing and making the Meeple Syrup Show even better!

This year, our goal is to make in Season 2 of the Meeple Syrup Show a minimum of 30 episodes in 2015. With your support, we hope to increase the amount of content by over 3 times the current amount!  If we fully fund, we will be able to get up to 100 episodes (that’s over 10,000 minutes of interviews!) for your viewing pleasure!

Base Schedule:

Winter Semester (Jan 1 – Apr 8): 14 episodes (about 30 more guests!)

Depending on stretch goals we will have spring/summer material too!!!

Fall Semester (Sept 2 – Dec 16): 16 episodes (about 30 more guests!)

How we plan to spend the original $1100 needed:

$250 - hosting/website/hootsuite Premium

$180 - equipment (two c920 logitech cameras)

$270 - internet supplement for Daryl & Sen

$200 - iTunes (to convert/host all 2014 & 2015 episodes to iTunes)

$200 - KS/Stripe costs & thank you card costs

YOU GET:

  • at least 70 main episodes for 2015 (Gen Con + Gathering of Friends + Origins achieved)

  • audio version of all the 2014-2015 main episodes available on iTunes

  • more social media interaction because of Hootsuite and dedicated time

  • you get to help two fellow humans live out their dreams

  • to learn from many of the top board game designers from around the world

All the money raised will go towards the expenses incurred in acquiring the footage to produce near "live" convention coverage for the upcoming conventions in 2015. Travel, lodging, and hospitality expenses including admission & High-speed Internet access. And/or towards making the viewers experience better quality.

HELPERS - $1 or more

We really appreciate any help you can give. Every pledge helps. 

MEEPS - $15 or more ($0.21/episode)

Thank you on one show verbally after the campaign funds

FANCAKES - $30 or more ($0.43/episode)

+ thank you card from Sen & Daryl

+ a mystery “special card” in your thank you card *pictures below

MEEPLE SYRUP PRODUCER - $60 or more ($0.86/episode)

Written thank you on the credit roll of each show in 2015

Name featured on the Meeplesyrupshow.com sponsor page

+ thank you card from Sen & Daryl

+ a mystery “special card” in your thank you card *pictures below

+ all stretch goals for 5 additional special cards (The Walled City "Meeple Syrup Guild", Caffeine Rush "Meeple Syrup Latte", But Wait Theres More "MS: Sticky & Sweet", SteamPunk Rally "Rube Goldberg") + CoinAge "COINada" + Belfort "Jay Sen's Meeple Syrup Pancake Hut"

DESIGNER GUEST SPONSOR - $90 (of 12)

Sen or Daryl will interview you on the Meeple Syrup Side Show and talk about the games you have designed, including any upcoming kickstarter games. One-on-One pre-taped 30 minute interview we will publish on our Youtube channel in 2015.

PLAYTEST SPONSOR - $99 (of 12)

Sen &/or Daryl will play test your game and provide 30min private google hangout consultation with written form with development suggestions.  If we love your game, we will likely talk about it lots on the show.  If we *really* love your game, we can offer you an agent contract to pitch your game to our publisher contacts. NOTE:  The designer must send fully playable prototype and rules; these will not be sent back.

BRONZE SPONSOR - $100 (of 6)

Featured on our end credits of every video in 2015 logo on bronze sponsorship page. 

+ Logo with link featured on the Meeplesyrupshow.com sponsor page

SILVER SPONSOR - $200 (of 10)

Featured on the title screen of every video in 2015 logo on silver sponsorship page. 

+ Logo with link featured on the Meeplesyrupshow.com sponsor page

GOLD SPONSOR – $300 (of 12)

Featured on our end credits of every video in 2015 logo on gold sponsorship page

+ Featured on the title screen of every video in 2015 logo on gold sponsorship page

+ Logo with link featured on the Meeplesyrupshow.com sponsor page

+ we will send you a bottle of Canadian “MEEPLE” SYRUP!

SMOKED MEAT SPONSOR - $750 (of 1)

An evening for you and up to 5 more friends at Sen’s house (or at one of the conventions we attend) where Daryl &/or Sen will have their meat smokers cooking all your favourite BBQ low and slow. This meal promises to provide you with the meat sweats. After eating, we will spend the evening playing games together. You pick the games. You will also receive all the benefits of the gold sponsor.

+ we will send you a bottle of Canadian MEEPLE SYRUP!!

EVENT SPONSOR - $1000 (of 1)

(At least one host will come speak at your event + film the Meeple Syrup show LIVE for 1 hr at your event. We will attend the event for up to 1 day. We can provide a variety of workshops and seminars). Also we will include your convention logo and date in our credits as a Gold Level sponsor. The event would need to provide all registration fees costs.

$1000 – within 20 States (USA: CT, DC, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WI, WV) or 2 provinces (Canada: ON, QC) we will cover our travel expenses.  Outside of these locations we expect you to cover 2 round trip flights additional to the $1000 charge.  

CONVENTION SPONSOR - $1500 (of 1)

(At least one host will come speak at your convention + film the Meeple Syrup show LIVE at your event. We will attend for 2-3 days depending on scheduling. We can provide a variety of workshops and seminars). Also we will include your convention logo and date in our credits as a Gold Level sponsor.  The event would need to provide all registration fees costs.

$1500 – within 24 States (USA: CT, DC, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV) or 5 provinces (Canada: ON, QC, NB, NS, PEI) we will cover our travel expenses. Outside of these locations we expect you to cover 2 round trip flights additional to the $1500 charge.

HAT SPONSOR - $2000 (of 2)

Daryl will get a baseball hat manufactured with your game industry logo and wear it on every other episode he is on the Meeple Syrup show in 2015, and every other day at all conventions that he is representing the Meeple Syrup Show.   In addition, the Hat Sponsor will receive all the benefits of the Gold Level Sponsors.

SHIRT SPONSOR - $3000 (of 2)

Daryl will get a shirt manufactured with your game industry logo and wear it on every other episode he is on the Meeple Syrup show in 2015, and every other day at all conventions that he is representing the Meeple Syrup Show.  In addition, the Shirt Sponsor will receive all the benefits of the Gold Level Sponsors.

SOCIAL MEDIA Unlocks two additional “special cards” to our Meeple Syrup Producers:

750 Twitter Followers: ”COINada” for Coin Age with art by Adam McIver (TMG)

(sketch. Not final version)

500 Facebook Likes: "Special Belfort card" for Belfort with art by Josh Cappel (TMG) 

Mystery card - ???? (We can't show you - that would lose the mystery!!!)

Additional “Special Cards” our Meeple Syrup Producers earn if we meet these fund levels:

$4000 - ”Meeple Syrup Guild" for The Walled City with art by Josh Cappel (Mercury Games)

$6000 - ”Meeple Syrup Latte” for Caffeine Rush with art by Stephen Sauer (RnR Games)

 $8000 - “MS: Sticky & Sweet” for But Wait Theres More (Toy Vault)    


$10000 - “Rube Goldberg” for Steampunk Rally (Roxley Games)

NOTE: Steampunk Rally will be available in August and can currently be preordered at roxley.com. This card is the size of 4 inventor cards - 7" X 4.5". An accompanying print and play Inventor Pawn will be available for download soon. The card will be printed on synthetic material making it extremely robust. Doubles as a tiny placemat or huge bookmark. The final printed version may vary from these images.

$12000 - “????” for ???? (????) - aka. we are trying to find/make something bc we had no idea we would do this well!!! YAY!!! Good problems - just give us some time to figure this out....
 
<card image coming soon>

Here will be the full rule explanations of how each of the Special Cards work. Sorry but you will have to wait to learn about the mystery card.

<IMAGES & RULES FOR EACH CARD COMING SOON>

*Disclaimer: These promos are designed with permission in partnership with some great publishers/friends including: Tasty Minstrel Games, Roxley Games Lab, Z-Man Games, Toy Vault, Mercury Games, RnR Games, Level99 Games, etc.

Second to backing the project, the best thing you can do to help Meeple Syrup succeed is to spread the word on your social media sites. Here are some fun social media avatars you can use to help with that:

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Rob Base said that it takes two to make a thing go right. In this case, the two in question are Sen and Daryl.  In the fall of 2014, Sen and Daryl joined forces to do a show about something they share a love for - game design.  If Sen is a Jedi master, then Daryl is his Padawan.  

Sen has been designing board games for over a decade in collaboration with his Bamboozle Brother, Jay Cormier.  Most notably, Sen has co-design credits on Belfort, Train of Thought, This Town Ain’t the Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us (all from TMG), Akrotiri (Z-Man), Tortuga (Queen), But Wait There’s More (Toy Vault), and a multitude of forthcoming projects signed.  Sen is also a co-founder of the London Family Game Days group, a non-profit organization that focuses on teaching families to play modern boardgames and grow the hobby.  He is also the current curator of the game library at the Cardboard Café, a new coffee and boardgame establishment in his hometown of London, ON.

Daryl represents the new to board game designer. Daryl has worked in game stores and game cafés, co-ordinated a nation-wide boardgaming competition, started a local convention, and runs bi-monthly charity board game events. Then Daryl became hooked on game design after playtesting some of Sen and Jay’s prototypes.  Daryl joined the Game Artisans of Canada and was mentored by Sen.  He linked up with fellow Artisan, Stephen Sauer, and they co-designed The Walled City (Mercury) & Caffeine Rush (R&R), with many upcoming games still to be released.

We are so thankful for the Meeple Syrup Show. As much work we pour into this project, we are also very aware and thankful for all the others who help make this dream come true. To everyone who watches/listens to the show, to the talented friends and guests who have been on the show - we thank you. Your support inspires us to make every episode better than the last one.

Co-hosts: Dylan Kirk, Chris Handy, Joshua Cappel, Jay Cormier, & Yves Tourigny.

Inspiration: DFW Nerd Nights (The Tonight Show to our Late Night Show)

Music: Debs & Errol

Logo: Roxley Game Laboratory

Past guests: JR Honeycutt, Andrew Enriguez, Chris Handy, Micah Fuller, Michael Eskue, Scott Almes, Jeremiah Lee, Emmanuel Aquin, Eric Lang, Gavan Brown, Jeph Stahl, Brett Myers, Joshua Cappel, Stephen Sauer, Jay Cormier, Jordan Goddard, Christopher Chung, Matt Leacock, Jonathan Gilmour, Kevin Wilson, Kevin Nunn, Larry Roznai, Patrick Nickell, Gil Hova, Bruno Cathala, Matt Loomis, Jason Kotaski, Richard Hamm, Tiffany Ralph, Rhiannon Ochs, Michael Coe, Frank DiLorenzo, Paul Saxberg, Katie Khau, Jessica Chu, Seiji Kanai, Chris Quillams, Brittanie Boe, Bruno Faidutti, Adam McIver, David Short, Chris & Susan Zinsli, Ted Alspach, Evan Derrick

Risks and challenges

We are confident, with your support, we can continue to make great Meeple Syrup Shows. Our biggest hurdle is the production of the special cards; however, we have good connections with manufacturers and we are confident we can get them to our supporters quickly. However, to be safe, we have estimated a delivery date of Dec. 2015. However, we would love to get you everything well before the end of 2015.

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    MEEPLE SYRUP PRODUCER - $60 or more ($2/episode)
    Written thank you on the credit roll of each show in 2015
    Name featured on the Meeplesyrupshow.com sponsor page
    + thank you card from Sen & Daryl
    + a mystery “special card” in your thank you card *pictures below
    + all stretch goals for additional special cards (could get up to 9 cards)

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    DESIGNER GUEST SPONSOR - $90
    Sen or Daryl will interview you on the Meeple Syrup Side Show and talk about the games you have designed, including any upcoming kickstarter games. One-on-One pre-taped 30 minute interview we will publish on our Youtube channel in 2015.

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    PLAYTEST SPONSOR - $99
    Sen &/or Daryl will play test your game and provide 30min private google hangout consultation with written form with development suggestions. If we love your game, we will likely talk about it lots on the show. If we *really* love your game, we can offer you an agent contract to pitch your game to our publisher contacts.
    NOTE: The designer must send fully playable prototype and rules; these will not be sent back.

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    Featured on our end credits of every video in 2015 logo on bronze sponsorship page
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    GOLD SPONSOR – $350
    Featured on our end credits of every video in 2015 logo on gold sponsorship page
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    Logo with link featured on the Meeplesyrupshow.com sponsor page
    + we will send you a bottle of Canadian “MEEPLE” SYRUP!

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    $1000 – within 20 States (USA: CT, DC, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WI, WV) or 2 provinces (Canada: ON, QC) we will cover our travel expenses. Outside of these locations we expect you to cover 2 round trip flights additional to the $1000 charge.

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    CONVENTION SPONSOR - $1500
    (At least one host will come speak at your convention + film the Meeple Syrup show LIVE at your event. We will attend for 2-3 days depending on scheduling. We can provide a variety of workshops and seminars). Also we will include your convention logo and date in our credits as a Gold Level sponsor. The event would need to provide all registration fees costs.

    $1500 – within 24 States (USA: CT, DC, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV) or 5 provinces (Canada: ON, QC, NB, NS, PEI) we will cover our travel expenses. Outside of these locations we expect you to cover 2 round trip flights additional to the $1500 charge.

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    HAT SPONSOR - $2000
    Daryl will get a baseball hat manufactured with your game industry logo and wear it on every other episode (after this campaign) he is on the Meeple Syrup show in 2015 and every other day at all conventions that he is representing the Meeple Syrup Show. In addition, the Hat Sponsor will receive all the benefits of the Gold Level Sponsors.

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    SHIRT SPONSOR - $3000 (of 1)
    Daryl will get a shirt manufactured with your game industry logo and wear it on every other episode (after this campaign) he is on the Meeple Syrup show in 2015 and every other day at all conventions that he is representing the Meeple Syrup Show. In addition, the Shirt Sponsor will receive all the benefits of the Gold Level Sponsors.

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    Featured on the title screen of every video in 2015 logo on silver sponsorship page
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    Featured on our end credits of every video in 2015 logo on gold sponsorship page
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    Logo with link featured on the Meeplesyrupshow.com sponsor page
    + we will send you a bottle of Canadian “MEEPLE” SYRUP!

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    GOLD SPONSOR – $325
    Featured on our end credits of every video in 2015 logo on gold sponsorship page
    Featured on the title screen of every video in 2015 logo on gold sponsorship page
    Logo with link featured on the Meeplesyrupshow.com sponsor page
    + we will send you a bottle of Canadian “MEEPLE” SYRUP!

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    SMOKED MEAT SPONSOR - $750
    An evening for you and up to 5 more friends at Sen’s house (or at one of the conventions we attend) where Daryl &/or Sen will have their meat smokers cooking all your favourite BBQ low and slow. This meal promises to provide you with the meat sweats. After eating, we will spend the evening playing games together. You pick the games. You will also receive all the benefits of the gold sponsor.
    + we will send you a bottle of Canadian MEEPLE SYRUP!!

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