Why We Are Looking At Kickstarter?
2018 has been an amazing year for us, smashing through download targets, engaging with more and more listeners, having some absolutely amazing guests that have put up with us for that magical hour.
We would kind of like to do a bit more, and putting on the show costs money, and games cost money and we would like to get some better equipment. Most of all, we would love to be able to travel to some of the events and cover them officially. Which is why we've pitched our tent here to see if any adventurers would like to join us.
We would like to travel to the UK Games Expo and meet some of the people we've interviewed. We'd like to invest in a new PC for editing, some new headphones and also make sure the costs for hosting the show were always covered.
Our show is about people of tabletop more than games, that just happens to be the glue than connects us all together. We would love to be able to grow the show to be one of the most recognised podcasts in the hobby.
The name 'We're Not Wizards' came about after Richard confessed at work that he was going to a BoardGame Club (The Wonderful DWARF) on Friday nights. After several weeks of being continually asked if he was fighting dragons with spells and had a pointy hat and a staff, he proclaimed in a loud voice that they never played Dungeons and Dragons and he played many games but was NOT A WIZARD.
For some reason that planted a seed that culminated in him and Colin recording their first ever podcast in February 2016. Now almost in our third year, with too many episodes done for it to be claimed to be an accident, the show comes in a couple of different formats.
Colin and Richard have their own episodes where they talk about games they've been playing. Games they would like to play and Kickstarters they noticed that might be fun.
Then there is Work in Progress, where they interview people from the industry about their involvement in the hobby, and any current projects they have running.
We've also been writing a blog, and recording videos on YouTube, and it all takes a bit of time to do.
Anything that we get will go on making more We're Not Wizards episodes and other content, making it grow and reach more people. We would be delighted if you would join us.
Remember, that we are many things but We're Not Wizards..
Our Promise to You.
Stretch Goals are a tricky thing because if we reach a certain level of funding we want to give something back that is both worthwhile and fun and unique to what we offer. Here are the plans for the stretch goals so far.
£799 - We upgrade the Custard Cream pledge and above so that everyone does get to sample some Gluten free biscuits, but we increase the choice to include Bourbons and Jammy Dodgers.
This will mean we can purchase a higher power laptop as well as assist in funding attending one of the expos / cons.
£1000 - Linen Card Finish. (I don't know what this is, but everyone does it)
£1500 - We can plan our Expo tour and also consider purchasing an inexpensive video camera.
We promise to deliver at least 2 videos a month, either unboxing, preview, overviews of game play, or opinion piece. We'll record a video of the event/s we attend and have some snap interviews with those who don't run away. I'll make sure I have a bath.
£2000 - Em.. er.. um We'll see.
£15000 - I'm definitely designing a game for this level.
Risks and challenges
We will aim to keep you informed of progress throughout the duration of the campaign.
Our rewards have been set to be easy to produce and also flexible in order to reduce the risk as much as possible.
We will be transparent with our backers in terms of how we spend the money we make and will provide all receipts in relation to biscuit based expenses.
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