It started with a dream.
Not a nightmare.
Well. Some boredom.
Also. Some therapy.
And a hot cocoa.
No matter how we got here, Richard and jim started a podcast. Though the first few episodes started out rough, we eventually found our stride. Our so our moms tell us.
To be honest, we never thought this would last. After all, we lack the normal production values with nice microphones and music. We don't have guests. We're not even pleasant to listen to.
Hell, we start and stop at random places in our chats.
Plus, we swear, a lot. Who is going to give us an award?
Where was I?
Right. The podcast needs something…
Grumpy Old Gamers is a podcast about gaming culture, the industry, design, and whatever else we can think of. We don't even have an outline or a script.
Mostly because we can't read or write.
But we've been doing this for a year, without advertising or even using the podcast to promote our own work. This is a labor of love, but it still costs money to host this.
So, we're turning to Kickstarter to make the… wait? $261?
I guess we need $261 for a year of podcasting. That money… seriously? $261? Ugh. That money pays Simplecast fees, the domain costs, and the website hosting.
Also, it buys Richard DayQuil so he can be funny.
If we make more money, it'll cover podcast costs for more years.
Podcast costs. That's hard to say.
No Kickstarter is complete without Stretch Goals, so here they are. In order.
$261 -- We fund yeah!
$489 -- We send each backer 2 PDFs from our collective publishing libraries
$972 -- We send each backer 3 PDFs from our collective publishing libraries
$1468 -- We send each backer 4 PDFs from our collective publishing libraries
$1915 -- Original music for the opening and ending of a show
$2525 -- We design a short roleplaying game* (40 or 50 pages) and release it as a PDF
$3493 -- We send each backer 5 PDFs from our collective publishing libraries
$4984 -- We print the roleplaying game* we designed at the $2525 level and send it out to people who back at that $30 or higher level
$6001 -- We send each backer 6 PDFs from our collective publishing libraries
$6977 -- We send each backer 7 PDFs from our collective publishing libraries
$7986 -- We send each backer 8 PDFs from our collective publishing libraries
$9011 -- We send each backer 9 PDFs from our collective publishing libraries
$10000 -- We send each backer 10 PDFs from our collective publishing libraries
$23984 -- We send jim and Richard to GenCon 2020 were they will record 4 episodes of Grumpy Old Gamers between Wednesday and Saturday of the convention
We have no idea what we'll make. Nor do we really think we're a good match for design styles. But. We'll make a game. A good game. A game so great, you'll want two copies.
We just don't know what it'll be about yet.
Once the game is unlocked, we'll begin a series of polls where backers choose from a finite list of design ingredients.
Think of it like a very horrible episode of Chopped™.
Note: If you live somewhere far away and want the game, we'll figure something out, but shipping to some countries isn't cheap.
Risks and challenges
Well, one of us might be struck by lighting and we stop recording. Honestly, we're funding a podcast and giving you PDFs, unless Drivethrurpg goes down, your computer dies, or an asteroid hits the earth, you're getting what is promised.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)