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Roanoke's First Arcade Bar/Tournament Venue/Nerd Hub

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This project's funding goal was not reached on April 1, 2015.

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The Lost Colony Gang
The Lost Colony Gang

Welcome to our Kickstarter Campaign! 

We are so glad you came!

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Who we are:

We are The Lost Colony, Roanoke's first and soon to be greatest Arcade Bar/ Tournament Venue/  Nerd Hub. Imagine showing off your skills to your friends while enjoying some fresh, cold local brew. Or playing Pac-Man while sipping on an appletini. Or watching the big video game tournament on Twitch. That's what we are about!

What we are:

We are a team of gaming enthusiasts, business professionals, creative writing majors, you name it, we got. Pushing labels aside however we are one thing and one thing only, dedicated. All of the owners are putting their own money and their reputation on the line to make this thing a reality. 

Why we are doing this:

We are doing this because we want to do something big. There is a huge gaming community in Roanoke that is displaced. Right now they meet at local bars that are not able to handle huge crowds. Right now there are very few tournament venues that are able to draw in crowds due to size. Most importantly there is no place to enjoy the classic feel of old school arcades games. We want to have a place were you can play arcade games, watch a Twitch stream, but also play on the big screen.

Why should you help:

With your support we can make our dreams a reality. We want to make a place that is both exciting but nurturing for the gaming community in Roanoke. Its not if this will happen, its a matter of when this will happen! With your help we can bring this dream to Roanoke and we can make this fantasy a reality.

It's All About the Locals

What we want to have is a bar that gives as much back to the community as possible. Roanoke is a great place to live; Lets utilize that charm. We want to work with local micro brews, already established gaming clubs, local farms, you name it and it will be local! 

Never Stop Gaming

Never stop gaming to us is not just a slogan but it is a commitment. To us we understand that most consider gaming to be just a side thing. But we disagree. We have seen the power of gaming first hand. We've have seen it bring people together to fight not only monsters, but also monsters that affect children of all ages (child's play). We've seen it bring family's together. We've seen children and adults of all ages share experiences through the realm of gaming. That's why we are going to have The Lost Colony be a family friendly place. 

Made in Roanoke

We are building a place that supports local nerd culture. We want Cosplayers to show up, gamers, Warhammer players, card game enthusiasts and everyone! We want all nerds and non nerds to come by! Because we are nerds and we want to bring this place to Roanoke!

Risks and challenges

We are working hard behind the scene. Obviously there is much to do but with the help of your support we will be able to take this to the next level.

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FAQ

  • Due to the nature of Kickstarter we want to have a goal that is not only obtainable but is rather large. We understand that there is a small chance of failure but if we did something as large as say....200 thousand... the chance of not reaching those goals will be higher. Plus this not the only source going into funding the bar. All of the owners are pooling most of their resources into opening this bar.

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  • Yes we do, at this point we are being very hesitant to share it for obvious reasons. However if seeing the business model will help ease some hesitations please feel free to message us. We could work something out.

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  • Here at the Lost Colony we have a board of mangers working together to open this bar. We have a couple of people on the board who have done a project such as this. They are the ones that are leading the project.

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    Come in and get a high five! Thanks for the support!

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    A Bumper sticker to promote the bar, slap it on a computer, put it on your game console, whatever you want!

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    A bumper sticker and a handwritten thank you note from the owners.

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    Shot glass, bumper sticker, handwritten note, and your name in a thank you video that will be published

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    All of the above, plus our epic T-shirt. Show off our awesome logo!

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    Gold-level: All of the above plus our classy pint glass. Drink with style, you will be the talk of the town!

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    All of the Gold-level rewards, plus you can name one of our drinks. You will be responsible for coming up with a clever name for our drinks.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150 USD

    All of the Gold-level rewards, plus your name on our plaque dedicated to our friends of the Lost Colony. Think of the fame!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200 USD

    All of the Gold-level rewards your name on display in our plaque, plus invitation to our private party the night before opening. Catering provided. Come party with Nate, Walter, Jesse, and the rest of the Lost Colony crew!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500 USD

    All of the Gold-level rewards, your name on our plaque, a hundred arcade tokens, plus a hundred dollars of credit towards our amazing food! We know you'll love it.

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    All of our gold-level rewards, your name on our plaque, two hundred dollars of credit towards our amazing food, plus free arcade tokens until January 1, 2017. One full year, plus the rest of 2015!

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    All of our gold-level rewards, your name on our plaque, free tokens for LIFE. As long as we're open, you're gaming! Also, a free appetizer at ALL OF OUR EVENTS. Every time we throw a tournament, you're getting your party started right!

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