Not-so-long ago, in an apartment not-so-far away, sat the owners of The Guild Hall, Clegg Ivey and Jacob Heider. Happily crushing their friends in a not-so-friendly game of Agricola, Jacob looked up when Clegg's stomach began to growl. A look to the pantry confirmed their worst fears: they were out of food. Ah, but surely, there would be beer to fill their bellies. But a look to the fridge proved even worse: the beer was gone, too!
"If only," Clegg lamented, "there were a way to get our food and drink on without having to leave our board game..."
A sparkle filled Jacob's eye, and that, they say, is the very moment The Chromatic Dragon was born.
When the restaurant next door to Savannah's most fun gaming and creative community shuttered their doors, we knew there was only one true use for this space: a gamer pub! That's why we're aiming to bring you a high-quality dining experience with one very important perk: video games and board games available for you and your friends. Yes, right there in the restaurant!
This is where you come in. While we've sealed the deal on the space, we need a little extra push to make it the most fun place it can possibly be. With your help, we can make The Chromatic Dragon the friendliest, most tastiest, most awesome-est pub this side of the Milky Way.
Clegg Ivey - Co-owner/Lord of Guilderos
Clegg is the man with the plan. With several successful businesses already under his belt - everything from beverage distribution businesses to communications technology services - Clegg is ready to put his extensive economics knowledge towards something a little more fun. A huge board game fan, and a rabid fanboy of Monte Cook, Clegg knows what it takes to have a ton of fun. The Guild Hall, Clegg's latest venture, offers Savannah a membership-based venue where you can play video games, meet new people, learn some new skills, and overall just have the best day ever. And pugs. He has like 14 pugs.
Jacob Heider - Co-owner/Technology Mastermind
Have you ever found yourself saying "boy, I sure wish I were tech-savvy enough to know how to make this work!"? Jacob Heider has never uttered those words. With over 15 years experience as a network engineer, Jacob has the skills to complete just about any tech request that needs doing. And The Chromatic Dragon has a lot of those, so you can see why we keep him around. With the ability to administer, optimize, and expand any network infrastructure in a single bound, Jacob is the technology grease that keeps our motor running. And as a proud INTP, he is always sure to make our brains explode with unrelenting logic.
But wait, there's more! We also have a talented culinary staff assembled, full of top chefs and passionate cooks, waiting and ready to bring you top-notch pub food. No reheated frozen mozzerella sticks here!
Located in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, we instantly knew the restaurant space that previously housed Bub-ba-q would be perfect for our dreams of a gamer pub. With a restaurant section that seats approximately 50, there will be plenty of space for comfy couches and stately gaming tables to make you cozy as you embark on your digital or tabletop adventure. Not to mention state-of-the-art gaming consoles like PS4 and XboxOne, as well as an extensive board game library available for your use as a patron of The Chromatic Dragon.
Just down the hall from the dining room is a bar with a tavern feel that will make you fall in love with The Chromatic Dragon from the moment you walk through the heavy antique wood doors. This is the place where you will find your people - the gamers, the geeks, the creatives - all enjoying each other's company over a nice draft beer and a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity. You'll feel like you just walked onto the set of Lord of The Rings. We'll spend some of our funds getting the decor of this space updated to replace the barbecue decorations with something more your style. Picture torches, heavy tankards, and battle shields adorning the walls. Ahhh, we feel at home already.
The kitchen is a fully-functional commercial kitchen with everything we need to get started serving you some delicious dinners. We'll need to update some of the wiring to get the space up to code (that's where you come in), but otherwise there will be no major expenses there. We're looking forward to just putting knife to cutting board to prepare some fresh and hot meals that fill your belly.
What to do? That will never be a problem at The Chromatic Dragon. We're prepared to bring you epic nights of social gaming fun. Picture Wii Bowling, played with new and old friends on a large projector. Or how about trivia night with high-tech devices that allow you to report your answers without leaving the table? Or maybe an old-fashioned 8-way Smash Brothers battle is more your style? No matter what gaming aspect fits your lifestyle, we'll be there for you. With food and drink!
Our kitchen staff has expertly crafted some delicious and equally punny dishes for you to munch on while you game. With your help, you'll be able to enjoy dishes such as:
Reuben, Roll a Pair!
Two huge egg roll wraps jam-packed with corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut, sealed tight and fried to crispy awesomeness. Served with a homemade thousand island sauce for your dunkin’ pleasure. These things are so dunkin’ good you will want more.
Luigi Loves Mexican!
Badaboom! One bangin’ big pizza quesadilla. A large flour tortilla doused in tangy marinara sauce and loaded up with your classic supreme pizza toppings and drenched in mozzarella cheese. This sucker is thrown on the flat top and grilled to perfection so you can grab and dip in your choice of creamy ranch or marinara sauce. This thing might just be too much to put on the app menu.
Tinker with Our Tots (Clegg & Jacob's Fave!)
Build your own pile of tater tot goodness! Choose your tots, toppings, cheese, and your choice of chili or cheese sauce, or both! Try all the combos. The sky is the limit.
Like a Boss!
The Chromatic Dragon’s classic sliders. All beef patties with lettuce, tomato, onion, dill pickle chips, and golden goodness American cheese.
A classic all-beef slider loaded up with onions and jalapenos, smothered in pepper jack cheese and topped with lettuce, tomato, and our delicious Forgiarix fire sauce.
And many, many more! Wash it down with some of Savannah's finest beer, roll a d20, and you've got the makings of a good night.
Want a little more bang for your buck? Our Mug Club program will do just that for you. The following are highlights of our Mug Club:
- Earn points for every $1 spent on food and beer on your entire check
- Get 10% off Mug Club Members' food
- First beer included with a $10 purchase price
- Every 200 points earns $10 coupon that can be used on food
- Every 2000 points earns a “Member Appreciation Party”. This is for $100 in appetizers/flatbreads for member and friends
During your visit to The Chromatic Dragon you will receive points for every dollar spent as follows:
- 1 point on food purchases
- 1 point on tap beer purchases
- Double points on Monday
Mug Club members also get benefits such as a first taste of our seasonal beers, tasting events, and other specials.
Where will your money go, you ask? Only to making The Chromatic Dragon the most fun social gaming pub you've ever been to! But if you need specifics...
Updating Pavilion Space - $5000
We've got a great outdoor space that could play host to everything from lawn games to even video games playing on our outdoor TV screens. But we need your help to get it up to snuff. We'll need a new cover for the pavilion, and to create an outdoor bar and weather-proof seating. Put your donation towards helping create Savannah's most fun outdoor space!
Updating Indoor Decor - $3000
Although we've got a great space, it looks just a little too barbecue restaurant for our tastes (and we think for yours, too!). Help us by replacing light fixtures with more modern units, replacing tables and chairs with more comfortable couches, and even adding some really artistic touches with the help of our creative community, like murals and sculptures of some of your favorite gaming characters. Maybe even a stained glass window of our mascot, Forgiarix!
Walk-in Kegerator Overhaul - $3000
Some of the feedback we got from the previous owners of the restaurant was that the bar, albeit magical, is just too small. Although space limitations prevent us from physically moving the bar, we have a more creative solution. We'd like to convert the currently unused walk-in cooler behind the bar into a giant keg cooling system. This will allow us to carry large quantities of your favorite beverages, without the hassle of having to stop the show to change out a keg.
Game Library - $3000
We briefly considered sharing a game library with The Guild Hall, but ultimately decided patrons of The Chromatic Dragon would get the most out of having their own dedicated library of video games and board games to play. So we'll need your donations to help us build up a stock of all the best games to play with friends. Give us your suggestions, too! We'd love to know what you'll have the most fun playing.
Outdoor Pool Table - $2000
What's one of the best parts of living in the Southern US? No, not Spanish moss, we believe it's the year-round temperate weather! We're looking forward to adding an outdoor pool table to our pavilion space so you can get the most out of the Savannah springs, summers, and falls (and winters, even?) by shooting a little pool with friends and a beer in hand.
Technology - $2000
You'll need TVs to play on, and consoles to enjoy! We plan on adding up to 6 additional large flatscreen TVs and game consoles to go with them. Help us make this dream a reality.
Licensing Film/TV - $2000
Want to have a Star Wars movie marathon? How about a bad movie night once a month? We want to make sure we'll have funding to be able to get the rights to show all your favorite TV shows and movies right there in the restaurant.
What will you get for contributing to our cause? We think a better question is what WON'T you get! Here are some highlights of our favorite rewards:
Your phrase engraved on our giant Jenga set.
Guild Hall and Chromatic Dragon swag!
A vacation in The Guild Hall's apartments with dinner in at The Chromatic Dragon!
A private party for you and your friends in the pub!
We hope these rewards will adequately show our appreciation for your involvement with the success of The Chromatic Dragon, and we hope you have just as much fun enjoying them as we did creating them!
JUST ADDED! ADD-ON REWARDS!
To add an Add-On Reward to your order, click "Manage Pledge" and increase your pledge by the desired amount. When the campaign ends, just let us know what you ordered!
We're excited to add two new rewards, including a Tiamat playmat! This playmat will feature art designed by one of our beloved Guild Hall members, and you'll be able to forever gaze upon it when you add this reward to your campaign! And a branding pint glass? You won't ever want to drink out of anything else!
Risks and challenges
The risks here are very low, especially compared to those facing most new pubs. We have secured the cooperation of the Historic Review Board and already locked down the rights to the space. Plus, the city has been issuing liquor licenses and restaurant permits for this location for the last 10 years, so there will be almost no risk of being denied the right to open our pub at this address.
Although we need your help to make The Chromatic Dragon all it can be, we have taken steps to make sure we can open in Q1 2015 with sufficient capitalization and the ability to weather any storms that beset us during our first year. Our deal for the space included most of the equipment and furnishings left behind by the former tenant and, while we are eager to redecorate and upgrade with the help of our backers, we are in a position to use most of our startup capital for initial operations.
Finally, we feel super lucky to be opening The Chromatic Dragon on the campus of The Guild Hall, where we can count on 350+ members for an early supply of regulars and evangelists. Add the support we will get from Kickstarter backers like you, and we really will be in a strong position to survive - and thrive!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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