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The Monday Knights is a hilarious, heartwarming story about a group of D&D-playing nerds. Suitable for geeks AND their girlfriends.
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A funny webseries with a fresh social media twist, The Monday Knights follows a group of young gamers who escape the drudgery of daily life through their imaginary Dungeons & Dragons-inspired world. Our Napoleon Dynamite-meets-Lord of the Rings adventure comedy is set both in the characters' real world and within their game world (using vibrant computer-generated environments). With our backers' help, we’ll be able to realize the groundbreaking social media idea that we're really excited about: A website design that gives viewers the ability to directly influence the show’s story as it unfolds.

STORY SYNOPSIS: Marty Collins escapes mundane life as a computer refurbisher by playing “The Game,” a fantasy roleplaying world where he’s the hero of the story. But when fellow player Gordon Grater greasily double crosses Marty’s character, Marty must convince an unlikely group of new players to help him reclaim his fantasy world—and The Monday Knights are born. Too-cool Sam, beautiful newbie Ryn, power-tripping Phan, and everyman Marty have their work cut out for them and a fast-approaching deadline for their quest. In an adventure spanning worlds real and imaginary, Marty ultimately discovers that not all treasures are found in dungeons.

VISUAL FORMAT: The show seamlessly integrates the fantasy landscapes of The Game with the ordinary scenes from the characters' daily lives. Real life scenes will be shot on location, and in-game scenes will be shot on a green screen and composited onto a fantastical 3D world created by Prescott Harvey.

DELIVERY: Each Monday a new 3-5 minute episode will be released on the Monday Knights website. Viewers are encouraged to "be the dungeon master," by adding  ideas for future shows via a Mad-Libs-style form. Then, the audience can vote on other fans' ideas for future episodes, and see the best ideas come to life on screen in an upcoming episode!

WHY KICKSTARTER? While the show could survive as a simple webseries, the social media element requires a custom-designed website. And, while we could outfit our heroes with funky homemade cardboard armor, we need a significant chunk of this capital to dress our cast and sets in a manner befitting the world of Middle-earth. Additional funds will go towards the camera, lights, and sound equipment needed to tell our story well.

THANK YOU in advance for supporting the creative arts and our little brainchild. Please do us a favor and spread the word about Monday Knights to your friends, so we can expand our circle of influence through you. We can't wait to show you the finished product next spring!

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    Six episodes of The Monday Knights, coming to your home computer Spring 2012!

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    In addition to the above, you also get:
    Access to the Monday Knights backers-only blog: View behind-the-scenes production footage, photos of the cast in action, sneak previews of finished clips, and more breaking news and salacious secrets!

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    In addition to the above, you also get:
    Free digital downloads of the entire first season, plus a compilation of hilarious outtakes from the shoot!

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    In addition to all of the the above, you also get:
    A Monday Knights BUMPER STICKER that reads: "Monday Knights: Your basement or mine?"

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    In addition to all of the above, you also get:
    YOUR NAME appearing in the special thanks section of the show's credits!

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    In addition to all of the above, you also get:
    A MK "cast and crew' T-SHIRT: Back says "Ask me what I do on Monday Knights"; breastpocket says "Executive Producer"!

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    ****NEW COSTUME REWARD: Sponsor Willie's pack and we'll send it to you to keep after the show wraps--along with a signed cast photo! (Shipping not included.)

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    In addition to all of the above, you also get:
    TWO tickets to the official *Monday Knights Launch Party*: Toast cast and crew with crisp Mountain Dews while the show premieres with all sorts of pomp and circumstance!

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    ****NEW COSTUME REWARD: Sponsor Phan's flashy doublet and we'll send it to you to keep after the show wraps--along with a signed cast photo! (Shipping not included.)

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    In addition to all of the above, you also get:
    You get a MONSTER on the show named after and/or inspired by you!!

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    ****NEW COSTUME REWARD: Sponsor Gordon's gnarled Wizard staff and we'll send it to you to keep after the show wraps--along with a signed cast photo! (Shipping not included.)

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    In addition to all of the above, you also get:
    A ROLE AS AN EXTRA in one of the Monday Knights episodes! (Tickets and lodging in Portland not included.)

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    *****NEW COSTUME REWARD: Sponsor leading lady Ryn's scandalous little in-game garb and we'll send it to keep after the show wraps--along with a signed cast photo! (Shipping not included.)

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    ****NEW COSTUME REWARD: Sponsor Sam fantasy Ranger costume and we'll send it to you to keep after the show wraps--along with a signed cast photo! (Shipping not included)

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    In addition to all of the above, you also get: Credit as an "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF MK.COM" on the home page of the Monday Knights website (and in the show's credits), because you will have made possible the site's radical interactive design!

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    In addition to all of the above, you also get: An exclusive invitation to join one of our regular Monday Knights writers' summits, where you can work alongside Prescott and the team of writers to shape upcoming episodes of The Monday Knights. WRITERS CREDIT for those episodes included!

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    In addition to all of the above, you also get: A physical copy of the Monday Knights Game, published as an actionable D-20 ADVENTURE MODULE and signed by Prescott Harvey!

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    In addition to all of the above, you also get:
    Gordon's nasty merkin, packaged in a box with a signed love note from Willie. Because if you have $5000 to give to this project, we KNOW you're going to want this priceless piece of show paraphernalia : )

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