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Ryan BurgerBy Ryan Burger
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Ryan BurgerBy Ryan Burger
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For the last year I have had the pleasure of publishing Old School Gamer Magazine and in that time we have brought in a ton of readers and subscribers because of our great writers who produce great content that "take you back."  Now it is time that we are asking the retro gaming community to step forward and really embrace what we are doing and help us take Old School Gamer through the roof!

While we will always have free digital subscriptions, free doesn't mean it doesn't cost money to put together, and printing the magazine costs us even more. We are looking to kickstart Old School Gamer's 2nd year by partially funding our operations for the next 6 issues through the unique system that is Kickstarter.

The Magazine!

The best way is to check it out - Available digitally for free - here's a couple issues to check out!  Or see them all by clicking here!

Our Latest Issue - July 2018 - Click Here To Read!
Our Latest Issue - July 2018 - Click Here To Read!
One of our favorites - January 2018 - Click Here To Read!
One of our favorites - January 2018 - Click Here To Read!

More About The Magazine

We have the best in writers, some of which you won't see anywhere else than Old School Gamer.  We have regulars like Game Historians Leonard Herman & Ken Horowitz, Published Book Authors Brett Weiss, Michael Thomasson & Patrick Hickey Jr., and others like Todd Friedman, BIll Lange, Adam Pratt, Brad Feingold.  Plus we have industry members like Walter Day, Dan Loosen, Adam Pratt, Warren "Q*Bert" Davis, and others writing in the magazine nearly every issue.  And that doesn't even touch all of the people that write fantastic material for us on magazine topic assignment or on the OldSchoolGamer.Com website! We cover retro gaming cons, new retro products, favorite stores and arcades you will want to visit and more both online and in print!

Our writers will make you feel like you are back in the day of quarter arcades and cartridge games that you need to blow on to clean and play. 

We cover the history and "future" of Old School Gaming, with everything from the 70s, 80s and 90s in home and arcade gaming, and we want to expand what we are doing, and will with your help.  

Goals

We are looking for $30,000 which will cover the costs of printing 6 issues, and mailing them to subscribers.

If we can hit $50,000 in funding we will expand the magazine from 48 pages to at least 60 pages of content in every issue, and pour even more into our blog content, presences at major video game cons and more!  

Rewards

You can see more info on the rewards pages but here's the basics:

$10 - Our Thanks and a digital subscription.

$30 - Print and Digital Subscription for 1 year (6 issues).

$60 - Swaggerific + Magazine + Recognition - Print and Digital Subscription for 1 Year (6 Issues) plus "It's Dangerous to Go Alone T-Shirt", OSG keychain and new Walter Day High Scorebook plus some cool stuff from some of our sponsors plus we will recognize you in each issue of Old School Gamer for the next year.

$300 - More? Print and Digital Subscription for 1 Year (6 Issues) plus "It's Dangerous to Go Alone T-Shirt", OSG keychain and new Walter Day High Score Book. PLUS If you are proud of your video game collection and would love to be featured in Old School Gamer, this is an option for you. While we are constantly looking for collectors and industry people to feature, we are not beyond making such a spot at the front of the line if you believe in Old School Gamer enough to do this.

Rewards For Industry Members/Stores/Conventions

$600 - Full Page Ad in the Magazine and a Mass Email to 8-10,000 Retro Gamers! Plus you will get the magazine sent you, a phone call to discuss what we can do together by the publisher of Old School Gamer beyond the advertising.  More details on our advertising and who we reach is available by clicking here!

$3,000 or more - Pending availability of your date and you picking up his hotel room, Walter "The Founder of eSports and Twin Galaxies" Day will spend a day doing a meet and greet at your favorite Gamer ‘Con (one you possibly run) and do a full card ceremony and more! Old School Gamer will take care of the rest of his travel costs (Airfare/more) and pay his fee for being at your event!

Check out our magazine below (click on covers), we feel we have put together a great quality product for the industry to enjoy!

Read Magazines Here!
Read Magazines Here!

All 5 of our issues and digital copies of other past retro gaming magazines are available at https://www.oldschoolgamer.com/magazine/

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter asks us to list risks involved, for us the risk is minimal. Because of being a publisher with a 25 year track record and we have ironed out all the kinks in our pipeline, now we are ready to kick things up!

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    Digital Subscription Thank You!

    Old School Gamer Magazine digitally in your email box with our thanks! You can do this for free on our site at http://www.oldschoolgamer.com/subscribe but if you want to donate to the cause this is the way to do it

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    Print and Digital Subscription

    Old School Gamer Magazine in print the way it was meant to be, complete with an awesome poster, and pages and pages of great content! The higher rate outside of the US/Canada barely covers our mailing cost for International locations. Current subscribers will have a year added to their current subscription.

    Subscription will start with November 2018 Issue.

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    Swaggerific .... - First 2 Days Version

    Get the magazine like the above, plus a Old School Gamer Keychain and the "It's Dangerous To Go Alone - Old School Gamer" Shirt, the Walter Day Scorebook plus we will recognize you in each issue of Old School Gamer for the next year! Plus some cool stuff from some of our sponsors.

    Extra Shipping cost of outside of USA includes 6 issues and initial swag shipment.

    Subscription will start with November 2018 Issue.

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    Swaggerific Option - Discount Extended

    Lets save you all money and take that first two days special all the way to the end!

    Get the magazine like the above, plus a Old School Gamer Keychain and the "It's Dangerous To Go Alone - Old School Gamer" Shirt, the Walter Day Scorebook plus we will recognize you in each issue of Old School Gamer for the next year! Plus some cool stuff from some of our sponsors.

    Extra Shipping cost of outside of USA includes 6 issues and initial swag shipment.

    Subscription will start with November 2018 Issue.

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    Swaggerific + Magazine + Recognition

    Get the magazine like the above, plus a Old School Gamer Keychain and the "It's Dangerous To Go Alone - Old School Gamer" Shirt, the Walter Day Scorebook plus we will recognize you in each issue of Old School Gamer for the next year! Plus some cool stuff from some of our sponsors.

    Extra Shipping cost of outside of USA includes 6 issues and initial swag shipment.

    Subscription will start with November 2018 Issue.

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    Are you proud of your collection

    Print and Digital Subscription plus everything in the $60 reward level AND If you are proud of your video game collection and would love to be featured in Old School Gamer, this is an option for you. While we are constantly looking for collectors and industry people to feature, we are not beyond making such a spot at the front of the line if you believe in Old School Gamer enough to do this.

    Subscription will start with November 2018 Issue.

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    Industry Backer

    Full Page Ad in the Magazine and a Mass Email to 8-10,000 Retro Gamers!

    The industry has done some great things for us in the last year with new advertisers, new partnerships and more. You will get the magazine sent you, a phone call to discuss what we should do by the publisher of Old School Gamer beyond the advertising.

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    Walter Day at your favorite Gamer Con

    Pending availability of your date and you picking up his hotel room, Walter "The Founder of eSports and Twin Galaxies" Day will spend a day doing a meet and greet at your favorite Gamer ‘Con (one you possibly run) and do a full card ceremony and more! Old School Gamer will take care of the rest of his travel costs (Airfare/more) and pay his fee for being at your event! - US and Canada Only

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Funding period

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