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$262
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
6
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, September 4 2019 10:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

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Business Objective – The Shaven Dwarf will be a environment where gamers can come together and socialize in the lounge or rent one of our private rooms to hold their game. We want to provide a safe, clean, and upscale environment for gamers to gather as well as add value to their games with the services we offer.

Our Vision of the Shop

The Shaven Dwarf will have a small retail area where we will stock all the necessities for your favorite table top game as well as food and drinks. Half of the main lobby will be a lounge area where people can hang out, play pool, video games, and enjoy the company of other gamers. The remaining space will be divided into four small rooms, two large rooms, and one tournament room.

Our Services

Private Room Rental – We will offer 3 types of private rooms to hold your games. Each room will be decorated in a theme to create an immersive experience. Some gaming supply will be offered with the room rental and we will make sure the room is clean prior to your game.

  •  Merchants Quarters - These rooms will seat 4-5 people comfortably. The room comes with a table, chairs, and a large whiteboard. The rate for this room is $50 dollars for the up to 6 hours of game time.
  •  The Knights Realm – These rooms will seat 6-10 comfortably. The room comes with all the same amenities as the Merchants Quarters but will also come with a girded mat and a projector set up for the party to use. The rate for this room is $75 dollars for the up to 6 hours of game time.
  •  The King’s Court – This room will be the largest we offer. We will set it up depending on the event. This room can hold tournaments or one really big campaign. The price of this room will vary depending on event and length of time needed. 

Game Master Service – We have a wide range of experienced game masters and would like to offer our services to you. If you need someone to run your game for any reason, we will be happy to help for a small fee. For a group of 4 or less it would be a charge of 25 dollars per person, but this price includes the use of the room. Discounts will be offered to larger parties. 

Looking for a Group? Check out our board in the lobby!

 We will offer a forum where people can post their adventure ideas and see if they can get a group started. A digital version will be coming soon.

Memberships – The Shaven Dwarf will offer membership rates. Rooms are subject to availability and can be reserved a week in advance

  •  Thieves Guild – This will consist of the use of the Merchant Quarters twice a week and a 10% discount on food and drinks. The cost of the membership is $15 a month, per person and if you would like to include game master services it would be an additional charge of $5 dollars a month, per person.
  •  Royal Family - These will consist of the use of the The Knights Realm twice a week, a 15% discount on food and drinks, and 10% of item rentals. The cost of the membership is $20 a month, person and if you would like to include game master services it would be an additional charge of $5 dollars a month, per person.

Game Product rentals – Sometimes we forget stuff, it happens! If you forget your book or dice, don't worry we've got you covered! We will offer some items for rental. We will also have a variety of board games and card games available as well. 

Printing Services – We will offer printer services if you need something printed for your game.

  • The first 20 prints are free for guild members.
  • The cost of color prints are $.25 and $.10 for black and white.

Additional Services

  • Game Master rule talks
  • Game Master Campaign Help
  • Player back story assistance
  • Miniature Painting class
  • Custom Character drawings
  • Kids gaming sessions

** Discounts will be offered for all Military, Seniors and Students **


**  Stretch goals with be released as we go**

At 125,000 - we will offer 3D printing

Risks and challenges

Budgeting

At a starting budget of $100,000, we hope to fully fund the project. We want to offer a complete location on opening. In the initial budget, we are accounting for 20,000 dollars in inventory; (which we are quickly finding out, is not a lot of stock.) We are putting back 30,000 dollars as 6 months operating income this will provide us the opportunity to adjust for business to make the establishment sustainable. The remaining 50,000 dollars we would like to invest in the location itself. We want to provide a full-service location. When you walk in we want you to feel like you are walking into a dream. We want the private rooms to give you the sense that you are actually playing in a dungeon, a forest, or even the king's throne room. It is our goal to provide a safe space where gamers of all ages and genres can come and enjoy. We also have stretch goals to reveal, as the targets are reached.

Sustainability

Our biggest concern is sustainability. There is no way for us to compete on price for merchandise with places like Amazon, and other online retailers. In order to give ourselves a chance, we have to offer services that bring people in and keep them coming back. We hope by offering the essentials in stock and by offering a private venue for your game that we can become the perfect hang out spot! We aspire to be the place where people want to come and spend their time. We want to become a community spot where the young and old can relate. I wish there was a place like this when I was growing up.

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