I love games, and Board 2 Pieces is one way I've been able to express that. For more than 5 years, Board 2 Pieces comic strips have appeared twice a week, with the lovable game piece characters dishing on everything in the board game world, from Tichu addiction to what really motivates Reiner Knizia and his army of game designer minions. Here's a look at a recent comic (which just so happens to feature Kickstarter! What a coincidence!!!):
I'm putting together two collections of Board 2 Pieces comic strips: one covering 2006-2007 (200 comics), and another covering 2008-2009 (200 more comics). I'm looking to Kickstarter to allow me to print more copies of each, so that I can reduce costs with volume discounts. These books will likely retail for $24.99 each, so not only are you helping me reduce my per-copy cost, you're saving a great deal off the cover price. The books will be available online and in game stores, published by my company, Bezier Games, and distributed through my worldwide network of game distributors.
The creation of the books are well underway, and of course all the comics are already written. I'll provide updates as to the status of the books over the next few months until they are off to the printers! Meanwhile, here's a look at the layout of a few pages:
You're probably thinking to yourself, "Boy, I could use a triple-thick strawberry shake right about now," or "What's all that stuff on the page that isn't comics?" Each page will have have running commentary, discussing the comic and related topics, and there will be several breakout sidebars covering statistics (like the one below), character profiles and more. I'm going to ignore your strawberry shake obsession for the time being.
You can amass quite a nice set of rewards. You could get acknowledgements and a book or two, along with a signed print of the comic of your choice. And you could get a giant 33" print of a comic, a custom Board 2 Pieces embroidered character cap, or even a new Board 2 Pieces character with your name and gaming likes/dislikes to appear in the ongoing comic strip!
These two books are going to be excellent Christmas gifts for the gamer(s) in your life. My goal is to have the books printed in time for BGG.con (in mid-November), so they'll definitely be available for gift giving. And since Christmas is all about who gives the best gift, you're going to have a big leg up there...
Thank you for your support, and I hope Board 2 Pieces makes you smile (or grimace, or even wince....that's cool too)!
Board 2 Pieces, or "B2P" as the cool peeps like to say, is a semi-weekly comic strip about boardgames, featuring the pieces of those very boardgames. It's an irreverent take on the boardgames many of us love to play, and is full of fun pokes at the board gaming establishment of designers, publishers and media. Board 2 Pieces is still ongoing, now appearing at http://Opinionatedhttp://gamers.com each Tuesday and Thursday.
While Board 2 Pieces definitely caters to the gamers among us, there are all sorts of things in there for everyone. These books provide in-depth analysis of the comics as well, so even if you're not familiar with some of the topics, you'll end up learning a lot about them. Being able to impress your friends with bizarre gaming factoids is the just tip of the iceberg here.
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