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The Forge and Tavern - Bean Gaming NEEDS you!

A new and immersive environment; A Fantasy Tavern and Forge for D&D, LARP & Medieval banquets + A new space for VR, Consoles & Movies!

The Forge and Tavern - Bean Gaming NEEDS you!

A new and immersive environment; A Fantasy Tavern and Forge for D&D, LARP & Medieval banquets + A new space for VR, Consoles & Movies!

£693
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
31
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 29 2019 8:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Part 1. The Dream Decor and the birth of a Tavern

The time has come to get to the next level.  To grow something even more special from the little bean that we planted nearly a year ago. We wanted an environment that pulls everything together yet reflected and resonated with the life blood that has kept us alive.

After much debate the answer that came was to build a Tavern! A fantasy tavern of stone and wood reminiscent of a mighty Dwarven Forge.  A home away from home for Hero's, Heroines, weary travelers, adventurers and poets alike. 

Inspiration 1 - The Stone Base Layers

Why a Stone Tavern? Truth beknown we started out with thoughts of a traditional wooden tavern, but worried it would be to dark. Thus leading us to castles and stone, which in turn led to the need for fires and candles, which got us thinking about forges and thus a concept was born. 

A base layer of stone, supported by grand wooden beams, broad tables and made warm with the glow of flaming sconces, fireplaces, candle lit chandeliers, thick rugs, banners of the mighty houses and societies that support us and all the trimmings that make for beautiful set dressing.

Inspiration 2 - The Rugs, the Chandeliers, the Wood.

We're very lucky to have access to a stage/set designer who can bring a lot for a little and naturally we're very open to offers of help from you all! 

We'd even like to turn the Pizza Oven into a Beholder!

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Inspiration 3 - The wood, the sconces and the barrels

Part 2. The Expansion

With some minor building work upstairs, a plasterboard wall moved from here, a new wall popped there and a whole lot of making good, we have the ability to nearly triple the capacity on the first floor.

Creating a reconfigurable and flexible space that we can use to deliver everything from a ton of wargaming tables, to several tonnes of TCG tables, a mini cinema, a performance stage or a full blown technology zone, running two HTC Vives, an Artemis Simulator and a ton of retro consoles and projectors.

We've had quotes circulating around £2,500 to create the shell plus set dressing and decor.  A lot of the tech we have spread among fans, family and friends already and once again any help would be gratefully received!

Part 3. The Options and Stretch Opportunities.

Frankly there are no limits here.  Just a question of priorities! There is so much that we would adore doing and we have so many ideas for down the road.  Still, call it arrogance, faith or hope, I've listed some of the idea's here so you can see we most definitely have plans for the long term and if we are lucky enough to have any extra we'll start ticking some of these off our to do list. :)

So in no particular order...

  • A rebuilt bar for more space and refined beverages! "The Alchemists Bar"
  • A new bar on the first floor to support the new space.
  • Table side self service tablets.
  • Individual table lights with dimmer controls.
  • Sound proofing and/or more private role playing spaces.
  • A ton of scenery for D&D and Wargaming, hopefully even a blood bowl arena!
  • New Sound system with zoned volume control.
  • Custom made board game shelving
  • Artemis gaming chairs
  • Custom gaming tables

A lot we can do for a very surprising cost.  It's with great thanks to the volunteers and fans that have offered free labour, access to specialist tools, trade pricing and unfettered support to help make this all happen!

Part 4. The Rewards

£5 - A big thank you and the tipping of one's hat. :)

£15 - Enjoy a large pizza and a couple of hot drinks on us.

£25 - Be a part of the fabric of Bean!  Immortalised forever with your name on the roll.  We'll be having two full length banners made to sit either side of the Fireplace and upon these banners will be the names of all the individuals and societies that made Bean possible.

£60 - Join us on one fine day for a closed door, private party to see and celebrate the rebirth of Bean.  Expect Prosecco, Food, Games and more with your fellow Kickstarters.  Hosted by our in house DM's and perhaps a day where I can actually play some games!

£100 - Forget your service charges for the next 6 months! 

Inspiration 3 - Banners

Part 5. A Message from Me...

There is no way I could have come this far without you all and there is no way that I could keep going without you all either.  It has been, and continues to be, one of the hardest endeavors I've ever taken on.

It is with thanks to each and every one of you that we continue to build.  Thank you.

Thank you all for supporting the Bean, thank you all for supporting me!  Thank you for nudging me back on track when things got dark, thank you for the positivity that has propped me up through the hard times and thank you all for the continuing moral support.

You have all given so much and I'm so grateful.

I hope that together we will continue to build something special, something different and something grand. Love to all, Tel.

Risks and challenges

To be fair there's no real risk on this one, if all fails then its back to the slow slog of making changes. And in terms of a successful kiskstarter, well, it's just a case of how much we can achieve with the amount we raise. The building, the games, the staff, I'd like to think we'll all still be here!

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