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15 episodes of tabletop games and food with friends in which you choose the games and the food!
15 episodes of tabletop games and food with friends in which you choose the games and the food!
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Welcome to our first Kickstarter project! We want to create a webshow about gaming, gamers and food. The first of its kind, we believe, and the first to be produced in the UK too! 

We want to launch the first season of a web show called Dice & Slice. This is the first show of this kind produced in the UK – as far as we know! – and we want to involve the gaming community. We are going to produce 15 episodes for everyone and one episode extra for every stretch goal we hit. The episodes will show you how to play boardgames and roleplaying games ... but with a twist!

What do we have in mind?

Nothing brings people together like gaming and eating, so we thought it'd be pretty cool to have a show in which both activities are combined and we can demonstrate how to play some of the best games out there and help you prepare easy to cook and healthy meals for your friends... like the recipe below!

Please don't lick the spatula at home if you're cooking with raw eggs. It's not a good idea. I do it because I love it and my stomach is made of Titanium, but it's not a good idea generally. 

Hope you enjoy the recording AND the muffins!

This show is not about us, though. It's about you, the gamer out there. We have set the pledge levels so you have a big say in how the show is run. You'll decide what games are played and what recipes are cooked. You could even come to play the game with us, or join us to record an unboxing video! 

In order to do that we need additional equipment and we need your help.

What is this really about?

Over time we have bought a pretty hefty amount of equipment but now we’d like to “level-up” our production by adding the ATEM Television Studio. This is a recently launched video switch from the prestigious company BlackMagic. It allows us to mix up to six cameras in real time with the aid of a computer and produce more material more quickly. The funding goal has been set to allow us to buy this machine plus all the accessories we need to operate it and pay the relevant fees.

However, hitting stretch goals will allow us to buy better equipment and produce even better quality shows. Below is a list of the equipment we could get and the money we need and we have tons of ideas for further stretch goals!

We know the studio is a massive push, but hey! We can dream and we can count on the most awesome supporters out there ever. That's you!

And if we go further?

If we manage to go over the £15,000 stretch goal, for every £2,000 we get, we will invite a game designer to come and play with us. We will pay for their flight and accommodation and get them to record one of the episodes and help cook the meal.

This stretch goal has been inspired by Jay Little (of Warhammer Fantasy RPG, X-Wing and the recent Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars RPGs) and therefore he'd be the first one to be invited.

Now that would be really, really cool!

Who are we?

Hello! I am Paco Garcia Jaen and I have been playing games for over 20 years. In June 2010 I started a blog called G*M*S Magazine which soon turned into something much bigger. It now contains over 2,000 reviews, articles and items of news. In February 2011 I started the G*M*S Magazine Podcast. Later in the same year my partner and I began video production of game unboxings, together with interviews at the leading conventions in the UK and at Spiel in Germany. To date, we have produced over 100 videos.

Just in case you've seen none yet, here's a sample!

The not-so-small print: If you pledge for any of the levels that allow you to join us during one of our unboxings or one of the episodes of Dice & Slice, you'll be responsible for making your way to and from our home in the south of England. You'd be welcome to stay the night with us, but we can't pay for your fares.

If you pledge to have your game featured in Dice & Slice, please remember you must send us the game unless it is one we already have in our collection. The game must be fully produced and commercially available – no Print & Play games and no prototypes either. Sorry!

If you pledge to choose which game to unbox, we will send the list of available games. Selection will be on a first-come first-served basis – the first person to pledge has first choice, and then the list will go to the next person, etc. 

In the media!

The rather excellent guys from Dicing With Design podcast interviewed Martin and I just a few days ago. Click here to listen to the interview.

Risks and challenges

Well, an illness is always a risk. Or if we're burgled. Other than that, the risk is minimal. We already have most of the equipment and we'll get what we need if this project funds (if you help us!) and after that we can start recording.

There are only the t-shirts to ship. We already have these in production - you've seen them in the video - so we know we can deliver.

Of course, we'll keep every backer updated with the recording and release schedule via the updates on both this and our own website, www.gmsmagazine.com.

Thank you for your support!

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    Best of luck!
    I can't afford any more, but would love to see this happen, so this is my little contribution.

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    Lovely Supporter!
    You will be featured in the credits of the Dice & Slice episodes as a supporter. The world will know you're amazing and that this has happened because of you are lovely!

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    Excellent Supporter! As an Excellent Supporter, will mention your name and thank you during one of the shows so the world knows this is happening because you're super-Excellent!

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    Amazing Supporter!
    Yes you will because you'll get an exclusive T-shirt with our logo on it as loyal supporter of Dice & Slice Season One. Your name will be mentioned in one of the episodes and it will also appear in the credits of every episode under the Amazing Supporters banner.

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    Decisive Supporter!
    Yes friend, you decide from the list of games and we'll record an unboxing video in your honour for being one of the Decisive Ones. Full details in the main text to the left.

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    Foodie Supporter.
    Yep! You tell us what's your favourite main course recipe for your gaming sessions and we'll cook it for the show. The world will know you have an impeccable taste in food and that your recipes are the best. Ever!

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    Sweet Supporter! There's no great meal without a great dessert, so you tell us your favourite recipe and we'll cook it for the show. The world will know you have an impeccable taste in food and that your recipes are the best. Ever!

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    Pledge £100 or more About $167

    Unboxer Supporter!
    You will indeed take a look and join us to unbox a game of your choosing from the list provided. You will be an unboxer and the world will know games because of you. You also get a G*M*S Magazine exclusive t-shirt!

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    Super-player Supporter!
    Yes you are a Super Player because you will join us as a guest around our table to record one of the episodes of the show and the world will see you're a top class player! You also get the exclusive Dice & Slice T-shirt.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $418

    Game-changer Supporter!
    If you are a game publisher, designer or distributor, we will review your game in one of the 15 episodes of Dice & Slice. The world will see how your game plays and it will receive our impartial and honest review. You will be making gaming history by deciding what games are showcased in the first UK produced gaming show of this kind.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $837

    Sponsor a show!
    If you are a game publisher, game designer, a distributor or a retailer, we will place your advert in the middle of an episode of Dice & Slice. Your company will make gaming history and will be much loved by all the fans of the show all over the world. Your company or product will be known by all who watch the episodes of Dice & Slice and there will be links in the videos so they can visit you right away. Some of our videos have been seen thousands of times; your sponsorship will reach them all! Surely this is one not to be missed!

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,673

    Heavenly Supporter! If you are in mainland UK, we will gather the equipment, jump in our GMSmobile and travel to your location to shoot one of the Dice & Slice episodes with you, at your place. Needless to say, you or your company will be heavily featured in the episode and you will be sent from the Heavens as far as we're concerned!

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    Incredible Supporter!
    With this pledge level, you will sponsor 25 unboxing videos. We will feature your name or your company name at the start of each unboxing video and if you'd like to supply us with your own advert, we'll play that too! This is the best chance, and the most cost effective, to be truly Incredible and let people know about your business!

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    Evil Supporter!
    Yes, this is an add-on and for every person who pays this amount of money, I will go vegan for a year.

    I am Spanish... being vegan would be *very* difficult for me, so if you hate me, this is your chance to make me suffer!

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