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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 3 2019

About

We are coming to Kickstarter in the hopes of funding our new local game store. We initially opened in the hopes of providing a place for younger people in our area to go to stay out of trouble and have a good time gaming of course. I quickly realized I had underestimated the amount of people trying to escape rough home lives, youth related issues, drugs and much more. I grew up about 7 miles outside of a town of roughly 2500 people.

Before we opened I considered other, more developed areas that are relatively close, but I chose my home town because growing up in such a rural area, I didn't access to anything in terms of gaming while excluding my Nintendo 64. I remember driving 45 miles to go to a game-trader just to partake in my interests. 

After receiving such a  large turnout, I realized that there are a lot of people who didn't have the mobility I did when I was younger. So in order to accommodate a growing customer base I started searching for larger venues near the store, but the property prices in town border on absurdity. So I started to focus on purchasing a plot of land directly outside of city limits to further accommodate our growing customer base.

To be honest, if someone would've told me this many people would have even turned out I would've laughed you out of the building. It was definitely not a problem I was expecting

We initially had plans to expand in the coming year, but then tragedy struck. My wife and daughter we're in a very bad car wreck. My wife broke her spine and sternum, and my daughter was badly wounded as well. So, I ended up liquidating a large portion of my stock and personal collection to help take care of them. Shortly  afterwards a large contract for the shop was breached and pursuing it proved too costly at the time. These misfortunes ended up leaving us with little income to speak of. I was going from the hospital to work, while enduring many sleepless nights. This put a serious strain on the shop, I wish I could've managed it better but it was a lot to deal with at once. The only solution I could think of at the time was to land a part time job just to keep the wheels on.

I wasn't able to be at the shop as much, given the part-timing I was doing elsewhere. I thought I could just shut the shop down for a months, re coup some capital and get everything back rolling. Unfortunately, during our hiatus, the store got robbed and the burglars cleaned us out. It was heartbreaking to inform all of our customers that given the circumstances, we would have to close-Not permanently, but for awhile. 

Then, Trey a local council member mentioned the idea of a Kickstarter to me. He had spoken to a lot of our locals about it. Everyone seemed excited and honestly... It gave me a bit of hope. After a few good months of editing and coming up with cool stuff,  here we are!

So, For those of you out there who believe in the idea of a local game store...consider throwing a little something our way, or grabbing a shirt. The money you spend with us is going to a player-base that has nowhere else to go and a small town that desperately needs the commerce

Very seldom do we have the opportunity to contribute to something that is deeply meaningful. With us, Today...You can.

Now lets get to the good stuff!

The playmats are made to standard dimensions of 24 x 14 inches with an above average 2 millimeter thickness and stitched edging.

The Hidden Grove playmat.       Dimensions: 24in x 14in x 2mm
The Hidden Grove playmat. Dimensions: 24in x 14in x 2mm
The Silent Guardian        Dimensions: 24in x 14in x 2mm
The Silent Guardian Dimensions: 24in x 14in x 2mm

 Most of our goals are -unlocks- as you can see, due to the simple fact-Every dollar raised is going into the store and its expansion.  

A few questions answered about the stretch goals.

"Why is the set goal at 140k?"-

  50000 will help us get back rolling and into a new location. 140k will get us into the property that would secure that Sanctuary is available with guarantee for years to come. No hassle-No fuss

"Are the concepts done for the dice?"-

We have a manufacturer ready to begin the process and will have it rolling-We will make more info available if we get close to it-such as the concept design and color schemes.

"Why a library?"

The reality is, finding obscure reading material in our areas is almost impossible. The closest book store is 40 miles away.  The library in the town is around 2500 square feet and suited  mostly to computer space, children's books, and novels-all of which is fine, but it does not serve our gaming community- 

"That's rather cheap for throwing a building up-How are you managing that?"

I know quite a few blue collar workers to fill in the contracted work necessary and we can come in clean on a lot of it. There is also a large amount that I know how to do-and a large portion of my customers want to help. It will be a community effort, just as this is.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask! 

                                                                                    Thank you for your time!

Risks and challenges

We expect roughly a 6 month turnaround to get our operation up and running from our current situation. We do not expect any delays. Most of the creative elements we've used have been handled prior to the launching.

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    The Humble Hero

    Not all heroes wear capes and not all kings have treasuries, but every dollar counts

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    Send Us Something!

    Send us something that represents you! We will be handmaking our new RPG tables and atop them will be every item sent to us in this manner. We will then be lacquering all of said items to the table. A demonstration of the kindness, thoughtfullness, and uniquity of our community-Local and Abroad.
    Whether it be your favorite magic card signed by you-The character sheet of a beloved character- Or picture of your handsome and or beautiful self! Anything will do-as long as its flat, that is.
    For those even far away, we hope to take you with us on every adventure-even if it is just in spirit.
    Sorry for those who do not make it, we only have so much room per table, and I want to make sure everyone who donated is well represented.
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    The Sanctuary Raffle

    The winner of the raffle gets a prize from a collection of Warhammer, Magic, and Dungeons & Dragons products. A portion of the sweepstakes' proceeds will go towards the building.

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    The Sanctuary Tee

    A shirt with Trey's redesign of our logo, the Tree of Life. The design may be simplistic, but it harks back to the early concept days of Sanctuary when it was just a picture of a tree on a piece of paper.

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    "I Stand With Sanctuary" T-Shirt

    This is a very special design given to us by friend of the store, and local councilman, Tre' Von Cooper. It was inspired by the robbery that resulted in our closing. It has become a slogan in the extended gaming community. Show your support, and stand with us. For every kid who struggled to fit in, or the parent wanting a safe place for their children to be children.

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    "Home is Where The Hearth Is" T-Shirt

    Something you will find all of our customers agree on(A rare experience in a hobby shop), Is that it is a home away from home for most. For others, they wouldn't rather be anywhere but here. That was the inspiration for the design, we hope you like it!

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    Playmat #1 "Silent Guardian"

    This is the first playmat we designed for our local players.

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    "Hidden Grove" Playmat-Limited Ed.

    This design is a more High fantasy depiction of our store, through the eyes of my customer's and myself.
    I hope you enjoy it!

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    The Founders Wall

    Outside of our game store, a decorative brick wall will stand. On Every piece of brick we hope to have the names of those who supported us.
    Send us your signature-name-or whatever you would like put onto the brick and we will have it laser engraved.
    (No profanity, please)

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    Early Bird-Playmat Special!

    This Pledge will get you:
    1x Copy of "Silent Guardian" playmat
    1x Copy of "Hidden grove" Playmat
    These are our first designed bundled together at a discount for those who collect mats!

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    Early Bird-Merch Special!

    This will give you our full range of shirts that we currently offer, all bundled into one package!
    1x "Home is Where the Hearth is" T-Shirt
    1x "Sanctuary: Original Tee"
    1x "I Stand with Sanctuary" T-Shirt
    Each of which have unique stories and inspirations.
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    The True Early Bird: Take My Money!

    Grab yourself our full merch bundle at a steal!
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    The Honorary Dungeonmaster

    Become the honorary Dungeon Master for one of our two RPG rooms. We will have a plaque designed, with your likeness and name posted on the door! Gamers for years to come will know of your generosity and contribution to our community

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