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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 8 2019 2:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 8, 2019

Dungeon Finder

The 'Uber App' for Professional DMs! Find a table or online group for your favorite TTRPG game or get PAID to run your own!

Dungeon Finder

The 'Uber App' for Professional DMs! Find a table or online group for your favorite TTRPG game or get PAID to run your own!

$908
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
29
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 8 2019 2:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 8, 2019

About

Dungeon Finder is a place where Dungeon Masters of professional repute can set up shop and lure adventurers in to their worlds of fantasy. The DM will be able to easily sign up, list a game, open up seats for the game, start receiving player subscriptions, and get paid for their time running the game....all from the same application!

Adventurers will be able to login, find a DM that strikes their fancy, subscribe to a spot in their game, and then strap in for a reliable, professional, fun game with new friends who are just as invested and committed as they are!

Dungeon Finder will be system and platform agnostic. Host/play your favorite games on the VTT of your choosing! It will be free for players to sign up and browse the site and DMs will be paid a generous commission for each subscriber to their games.

We aim to make Dungeon Finder the 'Uber for professional dungeon masters.' You sign up for an independent contractor profile on our platform and once approved can start running paid games in just a few easy steps! In the app, the Dungeon Master will find a suite of tools to list their games, accept/communicate with players, and get paid.

The Dungeon Master will be able to create listings that lets them detail the following:

  • The game system being played
  • The VTT used
  • The cost per player to join (USD)
  • A description of the game, expectations, and rules
  • Features of your game to help justify your rate (Syrinscape Audio, advanced VTT macros, cosplay, voice actors, etc.)
  • A DM profile that shows off who you are a DM and explains your style!

Players will be able to search and find these listings,  subscribe to your games, and leave you verified ratings! If you provide quality games, your profile may even be featured on the front page to attract more players to your games!

Each game you list will come with it's own unique chatroom for your players (if stretch goal is met) as well as a place for you to keep notes on your campaign. Easily update your game listing with current player levels, party composition, and more!

You will be asked to link an active PayPal account to the application so that you will get paid for each session! When your players pay, you get paid that same week. It's that simple.

Payment Tiers for DMs

As a DM on our platform, you set your own subscription rates, but Dungeon Finder does keep a portion of all subscriptions in order to run the site, advertise to players, and maintain customer support.

When the site launches, this percentage will be 20% for brand new users. (This amount will decrease over time with good performance.) If you use our recommended rate of $12.00 for a 3 hour session, a table of 6 would net you $57.60/game ($230.40/month) for just one weekly game

If you back this project at the Warden Tier, you will start your DM career at with DM Tier 2 unlocked, which offers more tools and greater rewards to help you achieve your goal earning potential.

If you back this project at the Dungeon Master Tier, you will start your DM career at with DM Tier 3 unlocked, which offers even more tools and the greatest rewards to help you achieve your goal earning potential.

Of course you can have less seats, more seats, higher rate, lower rate, less hours, more hours...it's completely up to you!  You choose your schedule, you set your own wage. Just want to run one weekly game to help cover your phone bill? You can! You want to run games full time? You can do that too!

As a player, you will create a free account, create a player profile, and then be able to browse all the available games listed on Dungeon Finder. As you browse the games you can read the DM's profile as well as any verified reviews left by other players who have played with that DM. This will help ensure you find a play-style that matches your own and lower the risk of playing with toxic DMs! 

When you find a game you like, you subscribe to their game. Once you are subscribed to that DM's game you will be given the details needed to join your game! There will be no better way to ensure you get a reliable, consistent group to play your favorite TTRPG with!

You can do so with the security of knowing that DGG has your back and will intervene to help process refunds for bad experiences or investigate when bad behavior occurs in a game. We want to provide a safe, professional, and rewarding environment for players seeking paid games.

Players will accrue loyalty points they can redeem for in-app credit that can be used towards any game that they please! (If stretch goal is met.) You will also progress through Tiers that will increase the frequency and value of your rewards. The more you play, the more free games you earn!

Eventually we hope to add character art commissions, and other fun additions that your rewards tier can be applied to as well!


Dark Galaxies Gaming (DGG) will host the application, provide customer service to help resolve technical issues, handle customer disputes, and mediate when needed. And we will always being looking for ways to improve the application and innovate!

And if you are a particularly skilled DM with a solid track record on the Dungeon Finder platform You can apply to become an official Dark Galaxies Gaming DM and get featured advertising of your games and discounted/complimentary tools to help enhance your games!

DGG will be partnering with My Marketplace Builder to program and design this application. They have years of experience designing and implementing robust marketplace platforms just like Dungeon Finder and are more than up to the task. This developer has done work for Microsoft, MTV, Google, Apple, and more! They have the project scope in hand and have affirmed they can deliver the end product we are looking for!


After we have reached our primary goal, there are additional features we'd love to add! It would take additional support to get these added functions coded for the app, but with your support we can get there! Below are our outlined stretch goals:

Loyalty Rewards  - Players will be able to earn in-application credit to spend towards the games they are playing as well as future features of the platform!

Group Chat  - Built in group chat for each individual game. Have a place to scheme, plan, and celebrate with your party between games!

Mobile App - A compatible mobile app will be made to compliment the website, all features included and easy to use!


Down the Road?

We already have tons of other features and plans that fall outside of the scope of this Kickstarter....character art commissions, featured Twitch/YouTube/Mixer streams, 'celebrity' games with some of your favorite online Dungeon Masters, weekly contests for game books/dice/online modules, and more! This Kickstarter is merely the foundation of something that will be so much bigger!

Expected Launch Date

If fully funded, we expect our platform to be launched by March 2020.

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter of this nature and as such we want to keep it as simple as possible. We have offered a limited number of reward tiers and stretch goals to keep the project realistic and attainable. There is little to no risk or challenge for this project. The most likely (but still unlikely) challenge would be coding delays or extended testing time at the final stages of the project.

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