About this project
If you missed out on the KODT: Live Action Series, don't worry, log on to our website... http://www.d20entertainment.com
CHANGE OF ADDRESS for BACKERS ONLY!!!
Knights of the Dinner Table™ was accidentally created by Jolly R. Blackburn way back in 1990 as ‘filler’ for his small press magazine. Now, with over 204 issues and over 50 trade paperbacks under their belts, Jolly and Kenzer & Company look forward to working with D20 Entertainment to bring you something truly magical. WANT TO SEE KODT Strips? http://www.kodtweb.com
THIS HARDBACK IS NOT SOLD IN RETAIL STORES. IT IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON KICKSTARTER. AFTER FEBRUARY 5th, YOU WONT BE ABLE TO GET THIS BOOK.
For 20 years, Knights of the Dinner Table has been graced with many beautiful covers created by talented artists like Larry Elmore, the Fraim Brothers and George Vrbanic. Over the years, fans have often asked for copies of their favorite covers. Now, these covers are being gathered together in a beautiful full-color book. Some of the favorite covers from the last 20 years are included in the 8.5” x 11” 336-page book. Just 250 copies of this beautiful book will be available in Hardcover, and they will be signed and numbered. An unlimited edition softcover books are also available for $49. All proceeds toward funding the KODT: Live Action Series. Also included in the book are plot summaries of each issue and behind-the-scenes commentary from Jolly and the D-Team.
NOTE: Any backer purchasing a $200 or more reward package, will receive a FREE copy of the Hardback Limited Edition Book!!!
A DONATION is a $1 pledge that allows you to order certain items a la carte, although any pledge level can also do so. ADD-ONs are those items.
For example, if you pledged at $50 and also wanted a the KODT: 20 Years of Covers Softcover, you would add $49 to your $50 pledge for a total of $99. Or, You could make a donation of $1 and just add on the KODT: 20 Years of Covers Softcover for $49 for a total of $50.
Instructions: When you go to pledge, put the total number you are pledging (including any ADD-ONS) into the box at the top of the page, then select your desired reward level.
KODT: 20 Years of Covers (soft back edition) ...$49 US / $69 Int'l
ORIGINAL BLACK & WHITE DRAWING: Jolly will create a personal hand drawing of your favor KODT character. It will be signed by Jolly with a personal note to you!!! ............................................$50 (LIMITED TO 100)
ORIGINAL WATER COLOR: Jolly will create a personal water color painting of your favor KODT character. It will be signed by Jolly with a personal note to you!!! ................................................................. $100 (LIMITED TO 12)
KODT: LAS BOB T-SHIRT ...$25 US / $35 Int'l
KODT: LAS Dave T-SHIRT ...$25 US / $35 Int'l
KODT: LAS B.A. T-SHIRT ...$25 US / $35 Int'l
KODT: LAS Brian T-SHIRT ...$25 US / $35 Int'l
KODT: LAS Sara T-SHIRT ...$25 US / $35 Int'l
KODT: LAS Weird Pete T-SHIRT ...$25 US / $35 Int'l
Knights of the Dinner Table™ was accidentally created by Jolly R. Blackburn way back in 1990 as ‘filler’ for his small press magazine. Now, with over 204 issues and over 50 trade paperbacks under their belts, Jolly and Kenzer & Company look forward to working with D20 Entertainment to bring you something truly magical.
WANT TO SEE KODT Strips? http://www.kodtweb.com
For 25 years, Jolly Blackburn and the D-Team have been entertaining readers with the antics of the Knights of the Dinner Table and their friends. D20 Entertainment wanted this same team to write the script for this project and have creative control. It is our goal, first and foremost, to bring the characters that the readers have known and loved to the screen and to remain faithful to the spirit of the comic strip. So what can you expect to see? Well — much of it is going to depend on the level of funding. The more that comes in, the more we’ll have to work with. What you won’t be getting is a simple rehashing of material from the magazine. Instead, you will see all new material. Of course, we do plan to draw from the wealth of material presented in the monthly magazine over the years. The two will be massaged, reimagined, rewoven and combined into an episodic story that flows together seamlessly on the big screen. Readers have come to rely on getting the best story for their buck every month in the strips, and as supporters of this Kickstarter project, you can be assured of getting the best screen adaptation possible. Everyone involved is passionate about the comic and getting it right. Again, just what that story turns out to be depends on our backers. This is where you come in.
- At $60k, we will produce a short theatrical format picture around 60 minutes long. This will include more appearances by more familiar characters from the KODT universe.
- At $125k, we get to make dreams come true and enter a whole new frontier. This will mean that the producers (with full creative control by the D-Team) will be able to fully make the movie they’ve been bouncing around for the past six months. Viewers will be able to enjoy not only the classic characters, but also more of their favorites, perhaps even the lovable Squirrely. We have a very exciting story blocked out and would love the opportunity to bring it to life.
Every portion of this production will be under the watchful eye of Kenzer and Company and the creative control of the KODT development team who have been extremely protective of their creation over the last twenty-five years. Rest assured, the spirit of the Knights will be faithfully recreated. As funding increases, so can characters be added, and let’s face it, everyone has a favorite character that they want to see on film. We need your help. All we ask is that you download the free comic and share it with your friends to entice them to visit and consider pledging. Help us spread the word. Share and post about the project frequently, and keep checking back for updates every few days.
Below is a list of movie props that you can add to your reward/war chest. E-mail us and let us know you want the prop and what you are willing to pay, please start bid at least $50. If we like the offer, we will mark the item as sold once you add the cost to your pledge. We will also place your name next to the item below so you can forever be remembered on this page. (Note: all props will come with a Letter of Authenticity)
- Hubcap of Shame
$100 Darnell---- Current Winner!
- Bob’s dice bag and Named Dice featured in script
James Steiner ---- Current Winner!
- Poster from Weird Pete’s shop, signed by cast Brady Mac An Ultaigh Brady Mac ---- Current Winner!
- Weird Pete’s Store Signage - $50 turkishproverb ---- Current Winner!
- Brian’s briefcase of mystery filled with miscellaneous movie props, signed sketches from Jolly, minis, dice, signed by cast, etc., Jolly’s personally painted minis, Jolly’s dice, one of Barb’s Hackmaster character sheets, every imaginable cranny packed full of goodies. (Start bid at $250+) $350 Walter Wolenski ---- Current Winner!
If there are any other props you may be interested in, just ask! Remember, you will not be charged for the item if the Kickstarter is not funded... so please submit a nice large bid! :-)
Christian Doyle: Set to play B.A. Felton in the KODT:LAS, Christian is a Tacoma-based actor, comedian and singer/songwriter. He has appeared in several Dead Gentlemen productions, and is best known for the role of Gary/Luster in The Gamers: Dorkness Rising and in The Gamers: Hands of Fate, as well as playing Perf in the TV series JourneyQuest. In 2010 he was in six different stage productions, most notably playing Roger in Rent (Encore! Theatre), Milo Tindel in Sleuth (Tacoma Little Theatre), and Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Lakewood Playhouse), which he also produced with his company, The Outfit Theatre Project. He teaches stage combat and improve and directs the youth program at the Lakewood Playhouse.
Nathan Rice: Nathan will play Bob Herzog in KODT:LAS. He hails from Tacoma, WA in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where he enjoys drinking beer and the occasional acting gig. A life-long nerd, Nathan first encountered KoDT sometime in junior high, about the time he was learning to be a GM(a function he still performs often to this day... why doesn't someone else run a campaign?!?), and is very excited about his role as the power-hungry Bob. Nathan already has a few geek credentials under his belt, and can supply proof. He can also be seen in The Gamers movies from Dead Gentlemen, as well as the web-series JourneyQuest from Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. In addition to acting and gaming, Nathan also... umm... he also... his other interests include... Ahem, Nathan is very happy to be on board. (Oh, yeah, beer! He also likes craft beer!)
Christopher Folan: Christopher will play Dave Bozwell. He has starred as the Yellow Wizard in the webseries Brothers Barbarian with Larry Elmore, seasons 1 and 2. He was born and raised in Kentucky, and has spent a few years in Los Angeles. In L.A., he studied at Playhouse West.
Jenny Simmons: Jenny will have her hands full playing Sara Felton. She has been in love with acting since she was a little girl, after being raised in a “theatre” family. She came to The Hardin County Playhouse in Kentucky, in 2001 as a shy, quiet 10-year old playing an extra in To Kill a Mockingbird. She immediately found her passion and her self there, quickly moving on to much more challenging and exciting roles. Some of her favorites include: Rhoda Penmark in “The Bad Seed,” Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” Gloria Upson in “Auntie Mame,” Gertrude McFuzz in “Seussical,” Sally in “you’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” Leisl in “The Sound of Music,” Ophelia in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” and being in the ensembles of “I love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” and “The Laramie Project.” Jenny loves the arts. Especially acting and singing. She also enjoys movies, drawing, hanging out and spending time with her pets. Her favorite movie is The Departed.
Josh Logsdon: Josh will play the big guy himself: Brian Van Hoose. Josh has been performing from a young age and enjoys theatre, radio and film. He performed for years until finding a home in Elizabethtown, Kentucky with the Hardin County Playhouse where he met his beautiful girlfriend Jenny Simmons, and good buddies Reaper M. Jones (Weird Pete) and Ken Whitman, d20 Entertainment. Josh has performed in more than 40 shows and has directed shows such as South Pacific, Death Trap and Leading Ladies. He met Ken while doing theater and jumped at the chance to be in Ken’s last project The Brothers Barbarian, where he was cast as Marnack, the helpful orc. Josh is excited to play Brian in this live action feature.
Reaper M. Jones: Slated for the role of everyone’s favorite game store owner Weird Pete Ashton, Reaper is from Louisville, Kentucky. He began performing onstage in 1989 at the age of 15 and has been doing so ever since. In 2003, Reaper began adding film work to his resume when he began producing and appearing in films for legendary director Tim Ritter. It was at this time that he co-founded Dark Winter Studios, a production company responsible for such critically-acclaimed short films as “Souled” and “Daddy the Racecar”. Since then he has appeared in films such as “Mountain Mafia”, “Santa Claus Vs. The Zombies”, “Wingman”, and the upcoming “Zombie Movie”. Reaper continues to work on stage having recently portrayed the title character in “Macbeth”, and having won the Kentucky Theatre Association's Best Male Performance for his portrayal of Fred Phelps and many other characters in “The Laramie Project”. Reaper also enjoys writing, having written for both stage and film, and performing stand-up comedy. Reaper has recently been quoted as saying, “I'm only good at three things...and it's only legal to get paid for two of them.”
We are d20 Entertainment (d20E), creators of the Brothers Barbarian Web Series (now in its second season.) Our production company is currently producing many forms of entertainment specializing in niche markets. The KODT Live Action Movie is the first of many products we are creating for the geek culture.
- $75,000 - KODTLAS SCRIPT: Backers pledging $10 or more will receive PDF versions of the KODT Live Action Series script.
- $90,000 - COMPLETE SET OF the KODT Live Action Series Comic Spectacular Spectacular: Backers pledging $50 or more will receive a 24+ page PDF containing one original strip using the series' actors, written by Jolly Blackburn.
- $110,000 - MOVIE ADVENTURE SCENARIO: Backers pledging $25 or more will receive a PDF copy of the Hackmaster gaming scenario run by B.A. Felton in the movie, written by B.A. Felton himself.
- $125,00 - FEATURE LENGTH MOVIE: If we reach this level, we will produce a full-length 96 minute movie. There will be cameos from other KODT characters, and we will have at least 10 minutes of CGI Squirrely & Weird Pete.
We wanted to offer you some of the best rewards we could. In fact, many of the rewards that we’ve put together were requested by KODT fans! This is a big project with a lot going on, so we’ll be updating this section regularly to help guide you through all of the choices.
We wanted to offer you some of the best rewards we could, and in fact, many of the rewards that we’ve put together were requested by fans! This is a big project with a lot going on, so we’ll be updating this section regularly to help guide you through all of the choices.
From $1.00-$100, we’ve kept things pretty simple. Above $100, the choices get a lot harder and rarer. (We’ve even thrown in a few unique items. And we may add some rare or additional unique drops randomly during the campaign.)
Some rewards can be collected long before the KODT: LAS premieres in August 2015. If you are looking for a special guest appearance, or one of the D-Team coming to run a game for you--- You will be able to collect in the next several months. d20E will give you emails and phone numbers to get'er done!
A TIP is a $1 pledge that allows you to order certain items a la carte, although any pledge level can also do so. EXTRAS are those items. For example, if you pledged at $50 and also wanted a Blu-ray upgrade, you would add $20 to your $50 pledge for a total of $70.
Instructions: When you go to pledge, put the total number you are pledging (including any EXTRAS) into the box at the top of the page, then select your desired reward level.
- $20.00 Black Hand GAMING SOCIETY T-Shirt [S-XL]
$25.00 Black Hand GAMING SOCIETY T-Shirt [2XL-3XL]
$30.00 Black Hand GAMING SOCIETY T-Shirt [4XL-5XL]
- $15.00 KODT: LAS Soundtrack Download
- $20.00 Additional KODT: LAS DVD
- $20.00 Upgrade KODT: LAS DVD to Blu-ray or no-DRM .MKV image download
- $100.00 Fifteen minute call from Jolly Blackburn about KODT
- $100.00 Fifteen minute call from Dave Kenzer about Hackmaster.
If you want one of these extras, just add the extra cost to your current pledge. When the capping is over, we will send you a survey where you can tell us what extras you want. It's that simple.
Reaper M. Jones as "Weird Pete" and Josh Logsdon as "Brian" trying not to laugh during an intense moment.
Risks and challenges
•For those of you visiting our set, we anticipate shooting in June in Columbus Ohio at the ORIGINS GAME FAIR 2014. However, this has the potential to change. We will keep you updated so you can plan ahead to visit us.
• SAG/AFTRA members are not eligible to become cast members or extras.
•You must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (who will count as your plus one) to attend the premiere or visit the set. Extras must also be over 18.
•The content of the voice and video messages are at your direction, but at d20E discretion. d20E reserves the right to refuse to say or do what you request if it is determined to be inappropriate, and you will be asked to provide a more appropriate script.
•Some rewards may require additional paperwork. If you are appearing in the film, you will have to sign a release.
•The final cut of the film may have to be further edited in certain cases to adhere to the laws in the country which it is being viewed, or for different types of media.
•All shooting locations, including Origins Game Fair & Gen Con Game Fair, are subject to change for a variety of reasons, including the amount of money we are able to raise and the particular locations giving us the right to shoot.
•This fundraising campaign is subject to applicable Kickstarter rules/regulations, movie guild rules and applicable law. if any of this conflicts, we will work with you in good faith to give you a substitute reward.
Movie making is a crazy business, with a lot of unknown factors. We start with a script, assemble the best team possible, get insurance, get everything approved by KenzerCo, and make contingency plans. It's impossible to guarantee everything will come together exactly as planned, but in the end, we will have created a movie that hopefully all of us can be proud of.
Knights of the Dinner Table, USA is (c) 1999 and 2013 Kenzer and Company, LLC. Art from the series is by Jolly Blackburn. The KODT Live Action Series is licensed to d20 Entertainment, LLC.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes, all of our DVDs are region-free. Please be aware, however, that certain types of DRM are baked into the Blu-ray format. If playability worldwide is at all a concern for the Blu-ray, please consider our DRM-free .MKV as an alternative to the Blu-ray disk.
We will have English subtitles. We’re also looking into doing as many foriegn language subtitles as possible.
This tee is built from a hefty six-ounce 100% cotton jersey fabric for natural comfort. Durable double-needle tailoring makes this a solid tee. For additional shape retention, the neck and shoulders are fully fabric taped. In the center is the infamous Black Hand icon.
No - You will get them as soon as they are available. PDFs will go out to you ASAP. The Dead Tree Versions will ship within a couple weeks after the Kickstart is done.
HOWEVER, the DM Core book will not release until the summer of 2014. If you decide to get that book, it will ship when its ready.
You save $5 per PDF & you get FREE shipping if you live in the USA for the Dead Tree editions.
International backers must pay extra shipping, however, d20E reduced the cost by $15 compared to order them from KenzerCo.
(BTW- Thanks D-Team for helping this project by allowing us to raise money with your awesome stuff!)
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