About this project
We have an incredible lineup of guests that we are very excited to share with you. Not only do we have individual guests, but some really incredible gaming companies. You will get to meet and get autographs from the following folks:
- Steve Jackson
- Keith Baker
- Kevin Nunn
- Fireside games
- Grindhouse games
- Pinche games
- and many more
March 29th through 30th, 2014 Roll2Play is planning a two day expo event to bring an audience together that normally doesn’t play table top games with those that do in the Coppell area. The theme is ‘How Gamers Make a Difference’. There will be lots of open game play along with lots of game demonstrations with a sprinkle of events that will educate us all on tabletop gaming.
You will also find local businesses sharing information about what they do. There will be something for everyone. Please check out our updates on Kickstarter and on our website, www.roll2play.com/table for who is coming.
Kickstarter supporters will not only save money they will receive exclusive items and if stretch goals are meet, free games!
Presenting an exclusive for Kickstarter supporters of T.A.B.L.E. Bombshell Miniatures has graciously created and sculpted Artie, Zombie Hunter. This is a unique figure is yours for only $15 and yes we will ship it to you a couple of weeks before the event. Bring Artie with you to paint at T.A.B.L.E for only $50 (includes a weekend pass) $100 (includes two Arties and two weekend passes). We are also offering another very special $200 pledge level is having Martin Jones paint Artie. He is an amazing studio painter at Reaper. This pledge level includes a weekend pass. If you have already pledged, you can change your pledge levels. Or add $15 to your pledge.
Reaper is coming to T.A.B.L.E. with their awesome Paint & Take setup. Lyn Stahl with Metalhead Minis will be teaching folks some really awesome painting techniques alongside with Martin Jones who is a studio painter at Reaper.
The exclusive offers continue! If you pledge at least $45, you are automatically put in for a chance in the drawing for one of ten Metalhead Miniatures gift certificates.
Two featured pledge levels
The second stretch goal has been met! Kickstarter supporters will get an exclusive Reaper mini to take to the Metalhead Minis workshop for a free painting session. The workshop sessions alone are worth $15. Some pledge levels include a session of the Metalhead Mini workshop like the My Little Table feature pledge level.
AND the Kickstarter supporters with get to pick out a Steve Jackson Game at the time they pick up their SWAG bags. We will have from the famous Munchkins to many others to choose from at the event.
If we meet $13,000 in less two hours, then the Kickstarter supporters will get to pick out a Fireside Game! Could this happen? We will see. :-D
Getting excited yet? I know I am!
Don’t wait till the last minute. Get your passes now and get more stuff!
Over the years we have seen a resurgence of non-electronic gaming thanks to many contributing factors, including Geek and Sundry’s Table Top Gaming episodes with Wil Weaton and Felicia Day. We have seen more commercials from toy and game companies bringing back family game nights. Schools are bringing games into the classroom as part of their curriculum. We see more gaming with the gamer enthusiasts. Many conventions now include a gaming schedule as part of what they offer to participants. Heck, we see more conventions that focus on gaming and more gaming clubs. Just check out all the YouTube videos and podcasts that focus on the gaming industry. But you know this already.
It’s time to do something awesome right here in Coppell. With all the support that we have already, even before we have started fund raising, we know that this will be very successful.We have reached out to people we know that have made incredible impacts to the gaming community and continue to do so. From making award winning games, to bringing communities together to even changing the way the gaming industry to what it is now to inspiring the youth to do great things to (we could go on).These are positive impacts to all avenues of life that gaming has brought and I would like to share this with the local community. I am still planning TABLE out with better details, but I have confirmation from well known game developers, local businesses and more. You will see their videos as part of the updating on Kickstarter. Plus the support of many volunteers, Coppell Chamber of Commerce, other convention organizers. We honestly have no idea how big this will be. We had planned for 250, but now with the guests and all the supporters that are on board, I know that number will be closer to 1000.
Even with volunteers, events like this need money and lots of planning to be successful.We have some awesome Kickstarter tiers that will help us fund this event.It will cover things like guest appearances, travel costs, advertising, site costs, office supplies and other things that events need.
As we meet our fund raising goals, I hope to add more surprises, more events and more SWAG to make this an event that everyone will remember!
Roll2Play is hosting this event. At Roll2Play, we are not just a retail store, we are building a community. With tables that are free to use and events scheduled for every night of the week, we are a place you can bring your friends and your family. We have a large gaming library that is available for use and we even allow you to rent them for $5 a week. Our motto is getting people unplugged and reconnected through gaming. For more about Roll2Play please visit our website.
Risks and challenges
The risk is that we won’t meet our goal. No one loses money. We really appreciate the support you've given us. We learned a lot and had fun. I hope you did too. If we find that we still have a lot of interest and people asking us to continue, we may do just that without the Kickstarter crowd sourcing and step up our promoting in the community. See you at the store and game on!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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