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The Chromatic Dragon: play a video game or board game, have a beer, and eat some dinner - all without leaving your seat.
The Chromatic Dragon: play a video game or board game, have a beer, and eat some dinner - all without leaving your seat.
The Chromatic Dragon: play a video game or board game, have a beer, and eat some dinner - all without leaving your seat.
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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. 

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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: 

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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.

Sliders

Like a Boss!

The Chromatic Dragon’s classic sliders. All beef patties with lettuce, tomato, onion, dill pickle chips, and golden goodness American cheese.

Forgiarix

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!

T-shirts!

 Patches!

Custom Dice!

Note: Image is a mock-up. Actually colors may vary.
Note: Image is a mock-up. Actually colors may vary.

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!

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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!

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    (The SQUIRE) $5 isn't nothing! For your donation, we will etch a phrase of your choice into our giant Jenga set, for use in The Chromatic Dragon's Pavilion space. Content will be subject to owner approval, and has a 7 word maximum, but will ensure that your words live in infamy at The Chromatic Dragon!

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    (The KNIGHT) You'll receive our deepest thanks, as well as a limited edition Chromatic Dragon "I support Forgiarix" bumper sticker mailed to you! Where you decide to stick it is up to you!

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    (The BARON) You are a true blue fan of The Chromatic Dragon, and the t-shirt, bumper sticker, and custom Chromatic Dragon d6 that you receive from this reward will let you show that off, no matter what setting you're in - be it an important business meeting or your nephew's bar mitzvah. We won't judge.

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    (The EARL) When you pledge as an Earl, you'll receive not only the t-shirt, sticker, and die as aforementioned, but you'll also be granted a patch for The Guild Hall, and one month of FREE advertising for your business or artwork in our bathrooms! Think about all the new business you could rein in with an audience confined to the "throne"!

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    (The ESQUIRE) In addition to the t-shirt, sticker, die, and patch, this awesome pledge level also gets you one-year membership to our Mug Club. You'll have a dedicated mug hanging over the bar just for your use, and lots of special deals associated with it! People will know of your generosity just by seeing you take a swig from your handsome stein.

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    (The VISCOUNT) Do you live too far away to reap the benefits of a Mug Club membership? How about we ship a Chromatic Dragon stein to you, in whatever far off land you call your home. This, and you still get a t-shirt, sticker, patch, and die!

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    (The MARQUIS) A t-shirt, sticker, patch, and die just aren't enough for you. You need MORE. You need access to our exclusive VIP soft opening party. Get some schmoozing in with the big wigs at The Guild Hall and your fellow big backers before the official launch of the business.

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    (Elite GAME DESIGNER) Need a place to test your video game or board game prototype? We'll throw a release party or a playtest party just for your game. And you still get a t-shirt, sticker, patch, and die!

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    (Elite ARTIST) Want a place to showcase your artwork, be it digital paintings, oil masterpieces, or elegant sculptures? This reward level includes a month of your work prominently display in the dining portion of the restaurant, for all our patrons to behold. We'll keep lots of promotional materials for you on hand, so it will be easy for people to purchase your works of art. Also, get a t-shirt, sticker, patch, and die!

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    (Elite MAKER) Need some resources to create some awesome DIY projects? The Elite Maker reward level affords that to you, by including unlimited, unmetered access to our makerspace, The Forge, for 1 month when you make this pledge. Bonus! You also get a t-shirt, sticker, patch, and die!

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    (Elite PERFORMER) Performers, we have something for you, too! How about a free-of-cost, super-hyped-up performance in our outdoor pavillion, with dinner for 4 members of your group included? We'll put our marketing team to work plugging the crap out of your performance at The Chromatic Dragon, AND you even get a t-shirt, sticker, patch and die!

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    (The DUKE) Want to have the maximum role-playing game experience? We have just the DM for you. Pledging at The Duke level gets you your own private game session, DMed by our hilarious owner and fearless leader, Clegg. We promise he will have you oscillating between busting a gut and sitting on the edge of your seat in fear - this is sure to be an RPG experience you don't soon forget. You pick the game (subject to Clegg's approval) and we'll craft the experience for you. You also receive a t-shirt, patch, sticker, and die to wear while you complete your campaign.

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    (The PRINCE) Want a chance to chat with the creators of The Chromatic Dragon and The Guild Hall about how they got where they are? Or the opportunity to let them know about some great ideas you have for the business? With The Prince pledge level, you and 3 friends receive a private dinner with owners Clegg and Jacob. Request a dish! We'll cook it just for you, and send you home with a custom-printed copy of the menu for you to keep. And, of course, a t-shirt, sticker, patch, and die.

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    (The ARCHDUKE) Do you think The Chromatic Dragon would be a great place to vacation? We do, too! This reward level gets you a two night stay at The Guild Hall's rental apartments sometime during our first year in business, along with dinner for two at The Dragon. Check out beautiful Savannah and have the comfiest of stays! Take home a t-shirt, die, patch, and sticker to commemorate your vacation.

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    (The MERCHANT) Perhaps you want your business to be able to benefit from the opening of The Chromatic Dragon. We want it to benefit, too! That's why we're offering 1 year of print advertising in our menus, as well as 1 year of digital advertising on our TVs when they idle between games being played. You'll be famous in no time! Of course, you also receive a t-shirt, patch, sticker, and die for your efforts.

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    (The ELITE VENDOR) Want to be the veggie supplier, the meat provider, or the drink vendor that kickstarted The Chromatic Dragon into success? If you are a vendor who would like to show how much you believe in The Chromatic Dragon, this reward is for you! Your logo will be prominently featured in our menus with a description about how we use your product. In addition, we'll run an advertisement for your business on our in-house TVs for 1 year. Of course, you also receive a t-shirt, patch, sticker, and die for your efforts.

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    (The KING) Two nights isn't enough? The King pledge level gets you 6 nights in our rental apartments, with dinner for 2 at The Chromatic Dragon for each night of your stay. This will be plenty of time to play at The Guild Hall, see the sights in historic Savannah, and make some memories you won't soon forget. Go home with a Chromatic Dragon t-shirt, sticker, patch, and die to remember your stay.

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    (The EMPEROR) The Chromatic Dragon is YOURS for one evening. This reward allows you to throw a 4-hour private party for you and your friends sometime during our first year, and the first pint's on us. Also includes a 2 night stay in both of our apartments, accommodating up to 16 guests! Head home feeling satisfied with a custom-printed menu just for you, and t-shirts, stickers, patches, and dice for your guests.

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Funding period

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