We are Jeremy Salinas and David Waybright, and we love talking about board games almost as much as we love playing them. I started out producing board game videos more than 6 years ago with Drakkenstrike's Components Breakdown, and set a high bar for production and presentation. Along with David, we developed a new format in early 2016 that is polished and professional, but also casual and accessible. And Man vs Meeple was born.
Our goal with Man vs Meeple is to give the hobby the respect that it deserves, and produce board game videos in a way that legitimizes our favorite hobby. We truly love being part of this community, and want anyone and everyone to be a part of what we're trying to build.
If you've seen any of our work, we hope that you'll recognize the extra effort that we put into every video that we create. Not only did we build a broadcast-quality set, but we also do a tremendous amount of preparation, editing and graphics work in post-production. Everything that we do is for our viewers, and for inviting even more people to become a part of our audience.
Doing all of this takes a lot of time and investment on our part. With the support of our families, both of us have decided to commit ourselves full-time to the success and growth of Man vs Meeple. It's a team effort, and our loved ones are right behind us every step of the way. So now it's your chance to be a part of it, and together we hope to grow even more.
We've partnered up with some of the best names in the industry to sweeten the deal. A number of our pledge levels include promotional cards from some of the best current and future releases of the year. From this wide selection of great games, we are allowing you to choose which are right for you. Who doesn't like promo cards right?
And it doesn't stop there. If you really want to get involved, we've built a few premium (and limited) pledge levels for the truly hard-core supporters of our brand. Maybe you want to play a game with us at a convention. Perhaps you'd like us to review one of your favorite games. You might even want to join us on set to help us review or preview an upcoming game. All of that and more is possible, but you have to act fast.
Ah yes, the promos... We've been fortunate enough to partner with some of the best people in the industry to bring you some really cool promos for some really incredible games. As outlined in the pledge levels, you'll be able to choose a number of different promos from an impressive selection of options.
Did you come to play? If you move quickly and act fast, you could pledge at one of our many Special Backer Levels. A number of publishers have helped up put together some truly amazing bundles - most of which are SIGNED by the Designers themselves. Each bundle is very limited, and some are one-of-a-kind, so make haste. We will work with the Publishers personally to have these bundles ship out to you as soon as they are signed - meaning that they will most likely get to you very soon and before the promo cards are sorted!
Make sure to check out some of our other unique offerings over in the pledge levels, but below you can find all of our incredible game-centric bundles. They're AWESOME!
You want stretch goals? Well we have them...just hanging out there for all our backers to reach. We've got goals to improve our channel, to take it on the road, and so much more in the way of improving what Man vs Meeple offers our viewers.
And if you want some stretch goals that you can see and feel, and maybe play at the table with one of your favorite games--well we have some of those too.
Take a peek below for some hints at some of what we have in store for you, and keep checking to see as we reveal more details as the campaign moves on. If you're really smart (and we know that you are), then you might even be able to figure some of these out right now.
Be sure to check out the incredible Feudum over on its Kickstarter page.
We won't only be going to GenCon, Origins and Essen, but these stretch goals mean that we'll be bringing you coverage from our set, a hotel room, or maybe even from the convention center floors.
Every backer is important to us, regardless of location, but the reality is that shipping is very expensive and we are a two-man team who will be fulfilling this ourselves. There is a cost associated with delivering these items to you, and we need to share some of that expense. We also want to be as clear as possible so that our backers know exactly what is available and the additional shipping rates they will incur. Please also note that Bundle Backer Levels are ONLY available for delivery within the US, Canada, Mexico and EU territory.
Risks and challenges
Please understand that this is our very first Kickstarter. We've been backers before too, and we completely understand how frustrating it can be when campaigns run into unforeseen issues. We certainly don't plan on dropping the ball, but if we do, PLEASE understand that we will try to do everything we can to remedy any problems that may arise.
We are working with many different publishers to bring you the promos we have on offer, and that takes a lot of coordination. We anticipate having all promos ready to deliver as planned, but production schedules are always subject to delay. We will communicate early and often, but please understand if any delays occur.
Finally, and probably most importantly, we have done our best to estimate our needs for the various promos we have on offer. Some printing schedules require us to set quantities as our campaign is live. We've structured the pledge levels to provide you with the most flexibility when choosing the promos you want, but some quantities may require you to choose alternate promo(s) in the event that supplies run out. We recognize that this possibility is less than desirable, but please understand that we will try to make up for it with any excess quantities we might have.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter