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D20NN: A News Network for Tabletop Game Enthusiasts

A news program about events going on in YOUR tabletop game world, plus real-world interviews with TTRPG creators big and small.

D20NN: A News Network for Tabletop Game Enthusiasts

A news program about events going on in YOUR tabletop game world, plus real-world interviews with TTRPG creators big and small.

$1,471
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
18
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 28 2019 5:39 PM UTC +00:00.

About

D20NN wants to help share your stories, direct from your gaming tables. You're in essence the reporter. We're the channel others tune to so they can learn more about what's going on.

We're all the news that's fit to crit -- we're D20NN: Where the Rolls Come First.


I'm a small, independent creator. I have a book series, The Memoirs of Abel Mondragon, based off my very first Dungeons & Dragons character. I only joined the TTRPG community recently, thanks to my husband, who insisted I watch "Critical Role" with him.

I was struck with admiration, not just for the show but for the community supporting them online, and how the cast does their best to support the countless number of fans who show their appreciation by way of artwork, cosplay, and more.

There's many of us who want to create for a living. For a long time, I wanted to report the news. For five years, I got to do that, but then I lost my job, and I have yet to get my foot back in the door. So I wrote for fiction, and for fun. That led me to Abel.

For the many of us who want to find success, however that is quantified, very few of us seem able to catch that lucky break or get much traction when it comes to publicity or marketing.

I've come up with a way to both fill my need to write and report, and for you to get your projects more attention - in a fun and engaging way.

Presenting the D20 News Network -- D20NN -- and our flagship program, Multiverse This Week.

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Structured like a newsmagazine, I will report on the battles, exploits and drama going on within your party - if you're a Twitch streamer, YouTube series or an audio podcast, you'll be able to provide clips to help illustrate your story!

There's even the chance for you (or your character!) to be interviewed as part of the segment.  

After the top stories, there may be a feature or two - the weather outlook for Barovia (spoiler alert: bleak), or an investigative report, or more. 

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I'd also like to just straight-up promote people's wares they may have for sale: dice bags, wands, housewares - anything TTRPG related is fair game.

If you're interested in having your stream, podcast, art, music or products features in the pilot, please click here and fill out our interest form!

If this project gets lucky enough, I would love to attract the attention from the higher-ups in the TTRPG and streaming world for an in-depth interview or Special Report (just imagine, a one-on-one with Pumat Sol!)

I want to do it right. I have retained the services of FX Design, a company specializing in building sets for television stations around the world. They're working with me to develop a special virtual set for this project. This will take up about 1/3 of the funding goal. 

(FX Design) - You may not know their name, but if you watch local news you've probably seen at least a few of their sets. FX is working with me on a customized virtual set for D20NN.

With a professional set, virtual or otherwise, I shall need professional studio space. I am in talks with Renegade Studios, a locally-based production unit, for use of their facilities including appropriate lighting and a Chroma-key wall, but I shall need to pay for the use of equipment, green screens, and microphones. There's also the costs associated with editing, announcers, graphics and bells and whistles to give this project a nice pearly sheen.

 You may be asking where the money will be allocated. The following is a rough estimate - the actual allocation will depend on how far beyond the $2,000 goal we hit.

60% - Production costs (virtual set, production space, recording and editing)

20% - Investment in software upgrades (going from Premiere Elements to Premiere Pro, for example) for editing/post-production

20% - Kickstarter fees and rewards production/shipping.

Once I get the pilot made, I release it to you Kickstarter folks first, then a general release on YouTube, Vimeo, etc. If the feedback is positive, I'd like to push ahead with making it a series! (Unless we're already at that point! see below!) 

This would precipitate another Kickstarter most likely, and if successful, a full launch with a dedicated website and maybe even a staff member or two! We do have a basic website in place, and we are writing stories when we can - here's our first legit story regarding a charity stream!

With content being highly dependent on who contacts us and who agrees to appear, I can't offer anything in the way of guaranteed appearances as far as stretch goals are concerned. That may change, of course, as the days tick down, but for right now? No.

Instead, here's the stretch goal: for every $500 we go over the goal, I will commit to producing an additional episode, up to a total of 6 episodes (or a grand total of $5,000). This amount would guarantee me the ability to secure a production facility, upgrade, rent, or outright buy the necessary equipment, and hire assistants or additional editors.

So there you have it - the D20 News Network. A quirky blend of geeky satire and industry-specific news for the tabletop role player.

Music Credit for the teaser video: OurMusicBox (Jay Man) Track Name: "The Headlines" Music By: Jay Man @ https://ourmusicbox.com/Official "OurMusicBox" YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicboxLicense for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ

"D20NN" and "The D20 News Network" are registered trademarks. All rights reserved.

Risks and challenges

Since the show will be about 60% viewer-contributed, the only real challenge for me is producing the final product single-handed. That includes creating and shipping the rewards to you lovely people, as well as the time recording and editing the final pilot episode. If funded, I'll easily be able to rent the recording space and production area, with guidance to help speed me along. To that end, I've estimated I can get the pilot produced and the rewards ready to send out by May 2020.

If funded, there will be a pilot produced by that timeframe. If not, I'll have to dip into my own pocket and it will take much longer to finish.

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