About this project
Welcome to the Dice Tower! The Dice Tower is a broadcasting group led by Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer - dedicated to using media to promote the hobby of board and card gaming. Tom Vasel, Dan King, Ryan Metzler, and many others produce weekly videos that review hundreds of different games a year. Eric and Tom produce a weekly podcast all about the games and the people who play them. We also produce a news podcast three times a week, Board Game University (www.boardgameuniversity.com), and Dice Tower Showdown - and all of this can be found at our website - www.dicetower.com. We also put out a series of popular "top ten" list videos with Tom, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia.
Now we reach our tenth year, and while we want to expand our coverage like we did last year - this year our focus is going to be on making it BETTER. We're asking for your help as we pursue our goal of covering the entire world of board games. We have a myriad of cool rewards, but we hope that your main goal in supporting this Kickstarter is to keep the Dice Tower going. We are dedicated to keeping our show free for download and viewing, and appreciate those who join us in that goal.
This is not a store - we aren't trying to sell you promos and dice. Rather, we want to reward those who support our show with some pretty cool stuff!
We have custom Dice Tower dice, in all sorts of colors! Each of them has the "6" side replaced with a Dice Tower logo on it.
We also have Dice Tower dice towers! We have new colors of our Litko Dice Towers - Orange/black, Dark green/green, Dark blue/blue, and Clear/blue.
There's also some wooden dice towers. They aren't complete yet, but here's some previews:
Several of the award levels will get you some promos to some of today's hottest games! Each succeeding level gives you all the promo packs before it!
Then we have something special. From Irondie, we have a custom zinc Dice Tower dice. There are only 100 of these in existence - and no more of this style will ever be made. For $100, one of these can be yours.
A promo pack of cards for Mage Wars. 8 Cards in all - here's a couple of 'em. - You can see all 8 in Update # 6
2 random meeple figures from the following picture.
4 Poker chips - One for start player, one for the slow player, one for the person everyone needs to target, and one for the crybaby.
Front of the chips Front of the chips
Back of the chips Back of the chips
- Evangelyne Promo for Krosmoster
A set of five DIFFERENT Pathfinder promo cards
We have a lot we'd like to do at the Dice Tower, so here's some stretch goals for you!
One of our biggest goals is to eliminate advertising on the audio podcast. If we reach $50,000, the Dice Tower podcast will have one advertisement per show, rather than two. - DONE!
If we reach $60,000, Zee Garcia, Sam Healey, and Dan King will do their top 100 games of all time as a video series this summer. - DONE!
If we reach $70,000, we'll create a set of videos that introduce people to the hobby of board gaming. - DONE
If we reach $75,000, we will completely eliminate the advertisements on the audio podcast. - DONE
If we reach $100,000, we will completely overhaul the website - hiring professionals to redo the entire thing. - DONE!
If we reach $110,000, we'll do a musical episode. Or not, your choice.
Want extras you can add on?
For $15 ($20 for those not in the US),
you can get a pair of custom dice tower dice (random color)
For $20 ($25 for those not in the US),
you can get a set of poker chips (ones shown above in Promo Pack B)
For $20 ($30 for those not in the US),
you can get a custom Dice Tower playmat
For $40 ($50 for those not in the US), we will either
add a custom dice tower (one of the ones shown above), or
a set of Pandemic virus tokens
a set of Pandemic replacement pawns (for the base game + both expansions)
For $50 ($60 for those not in the US), we will add
a custom DELUXE dice tower.
Risks and challenges
If the Kickstarter project does not succeed,the Dice Tower will be able to continue, but we will slow down some of our projects, as we need new audio and video equipment.
Challenges will include getting all the promos shipped to the correct addresses, doing so while maintaining our current output in videos and audio, and increasing both content and quality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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