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The Dice Tower enters its eleventh season.  We are raising funds to keep it going, making it better in every way!
The Dice Tower enters its eleventh season. We are raising funds to keep it going, making it better in every way!
3,501 backers pledged $179,721 to help bring this project to life.

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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, Zee Garcia, and many others produce weekly videos of hundreds of different games each year. Additionally, 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 Breakfast, and other podcasts - 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.

Last year our focus was on making the show BETTER, and I think we succeeded.  This year, we want to continue that trend.  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.

Check out the rewards on the side - you can get dice, dice towers, promo chips, dinner with the Dice Tower, and more!  Pictures of the dice towers and dice are below.

Regardless of pledge level, you can get some game soundtracks depending on how much you've pledged!

From Arcane Wonders - An 8 Promo Card pack for Mage Wars

From Arcane Wonders - A pack of promo cards for Sheriff of Nottingham.  One in each player color.

From IELLO! - 2 Promo cards for Steam Park, 1 card for King of New York, 1 card Shinobi

 From Upper Deck - an alternate artwork card from Marvel : Legendary Villains

 From Action Phase Games - A promo card for Heroes Wanted!

From CGE - a promo card for Alchemists

 Five promo cards from Stronghold for Core Worlds!

From Bezier Games - a promo tile for Suburbia!

 A promo figure for Arcadia Quest!

 From Red Raven, a promo for Ancient World!

 From Hobby World, a promo pack for Spyfall!

From CGE, some promo tiles for T'zolkin

From Mayday, a Set of nine Viceroy Cards!

 From Robert Burke, a set of promo cards for Operation F.A.U.S.T.

 From Indie Board and Cards - extra stuff for Flash Point Fire Rescue!

 From Gamewright - A promo pack for Sushi Go and a promo card for Forbidden Desert

 From Common Man Games - the Crooked Lawyers expansion for Police Precinct (26 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 continue to eliminate advertising on the audio podcast.  If we reach $70,000, the Dice Tower audio podcast will have one advertisement per show, rather than two. 

If we reach $90,000, the Dice Tower audio podcast will have no advertisements (other than a mention of our sponsor Coolstuff Inc.)

If we reach $100,000, Zee Garcia will become a full time employee of the Dice Tower!

If we reach $105,000, we will produce a bonus audio and video podcast about pop culture and our likes and dislikes!

If we reach $110,000, Eric Summerer will do his top 100 games of all time as a video series.

If we reach $120,000, Jason Levine will do his top 100 games of all time as a video series.

If we reach $130,000, we will have a booth at the Essen Fair this year.

If we reach $140,000, we will do a monthly live gaming session on the Dice Tower Youtube channel.

If we reach $150,000, we will do a live show at Origins Game Fair.

If we reach $155,000, we will have a booth at GenCon this year!

If we reach $160,000, we will do a live show at Essen.

More stretch goals will be added if needed!

Want extras you can add on?

For $15 ($25 for those not in the US),

you can get a pair of custom dice (the color is random, both dice will be the same color)

For $20 ($30 for those not in the US),

you can get a set of poker chips.  Either...

The crybaby, slow player, first player, and target.

Or the alpha gamer, kingmaker, traitor, and rules lawyer.

For $20 ($40 for those not in the US),

you can get a custom Dice Tower playmat

(Not 100% done, a few minor details will be added)

For $20 ($30 for those not in the US),

you can get a custom Dice Tower card holder, for normal sized or mini cards.

For $25 ($35 for those not in the US)

you can get a set of four Dice Tower Coasters!

For $30 ($40 for those not in the US),

you can get a pair of custom ten sided dice (random color)

For $35 ($45 for those not in the US)

you can get a giant Dice Tower die!

For $50 ($65 for those not in the US)

you can get a custom Dice Tower.   Colors below:

 Translucent Pink/Black Plastic

 Clear/Gray Plastic

 Translucent Orange/Purple Plastic

 Black/White Plastic

Here's some sample art for the wooden dice towers.  We'll post the full art when it's finished!

 Promo Pack Z

Please read Update # 5 for instructions on how to add this promo pack to your pledge.  It's a $40 pledge ($45 for international)

So we have promos for four games in this pack.

First, from Level 99, two more promo cards for Pixel Tactics!

Then, from Portal Games, a BRAND NEW pack of promo cards for Robinson Crusoe

(The text on these is not yet complete)

And finally, a pack of six unique new Crossroads cards for Dead of Winter, courtesy of Plaid Hat games.

I can't show you these yet, because they aren't finished through editing, and besides, you'll want to be surprised by them, right? So here's the box cover, just to remind you what an amazing game Dead of Winter is.

 And then some promo cards for Robin, from Flatlined Games

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.

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    D4 LEVEL: Support the Dice Tower! We want to thank all those who support the show any way that they can! This is simply a donation to the show - NO addons can be added to this level.

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    D5 LEVEL: This is the exact same as the D4 Level, but for those who want to get add-ons.

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    D6 LEVEL: A pair of custom Dice Tower six-sided dice! You cannot choose the colors, but the colors are different than last year's. And both dice are the same color.

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    A set of four custom poker chips for the first player, crybaby, target, and slow player.

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    The custom Dice Tower playmat (24 x 14 inches) mentioned in the "Add-ons" section.

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    Our thanks!! And we'll send you a Christmas card from the Vasel family at Christmas 2015.

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    A set of four coasters with the Dice Tower Logo. See them under "add-ons".

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    D12 LEVEL - Eric Summerer, professional voice-over artist, will record a personalized greeting for your answering machine or voicemail. This is only available for non-commercial purposes.

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    D10 LEVEL - A 2015 Dice Tower - either plastic or wooden - your choice of multiple styles.

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    Your choice of the new 2015 Dice Towers. Choose any of the plastic or wooden dice towers listed on "add-ons".

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    2D6 LEVEL - Our undying thanks, and everything in Promo Pack A

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    Get a shoutout on one of our audio shows in 2015. It would be a 10-20 second shoutout at the beginning of a random episode over the course of the year.

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    Get a shoutout on one of our Board Game Breakfasts in 2015 It would be a 10-20 second shoutout at the beginning of a random episode over the course of the year.

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    4D6 LEVEL - Our undying thanks, and everything in Promo Pack A, B, and C.

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    5D6 LEVEL - Our undying thanks, and everything in Promo Pack A, B, C, and D.

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    Play a game with Jason Levine at WBC 2015. Time limit: 2 hours (although Jason can extend it if he so chooses). Time: Scheduled before the convention. Game(s): Chosen by the winning bidder. Here's your chance to show a prototype, or just play your favorite game!

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    Play a game with Jason Levine at Dice Tower Con 2015. Time limit: 2 hours (although Jason can extend it if he so chooses). Time: Scheduled before the convention. Game(s): Chosen by the winning bidder. Here's your chance to show a prototype, or just play your favorite game! Others from the Dice Tower team may join, depending on schedules.

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    Play a game with Sam Healey at Dice Tower Con 2015. Time limit: 2 hours (although Sam can extend it if he so chooses). Time: Scheduled before the convention. Game(s): Chosen by the winning bidder. Here's your chance to show a prototype, or just play your favorite game! Others from the Dice Tower team may join, depending on schedules.

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    Play a game with Zee Garcia at Dice Tower Con 2015. Time limit: 2 hours (although Tom can extend it if he so chooses). Time: Scheduled before the convention. Game(s): Chosen by the winning bidder. Here's your chance to show a prototype, or just play your favorite game! Others from the Dice Tower team may join, depending on schedules.

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    Play a game with Eric Summerer at Dice Tower Con 2015. Time limit: 2 hours (although Tom can extend it if he so chooses). Time: Scheduled before the convention. Game(s): Chosen by the winning bidder. Here's your chance to show a prototype, or just play your favorite game! Others from the Dice Tower team may join, depending on schedules.

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    Play a game with Zee Garcia at Gen Con 2015. Time limit: 2 hours (although Tom can extend it if he so chooses). Time: Scheduled before the convention. Game(s): Chosen by the winning bidder. Here's your chance to show a prototype, or just play your favorite game! Others from the Dice Tower team may join, depending on schedules.

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    Play a game with Zee Garcia at Origins 2015. Time limit: 2 hours (although Zee can extend it if he so chooses). Time: Scheduled before the convention. Game(s): Chosen by the winning bidder. Here's your chance to show a prototype, or just play your favorite game! Others from the Dice Tower team may join, depending on schedules.

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    Play a game with Jason Levine at Gen Con 2015. Time limit: 2 hours (although Jason can extend it if he so chooses). Time: Scheduled before the convention. Game(s): Chosen by the winning bidder. Here's your chance to show a prototype, or just play your favorite game! Others from the Dice Tower team may join, depending on schedules.

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    Play a game with Sam Healey at Gen Con 2015. Time limit: 2 hours (although Sam can extend it if he so chooses). Time: Scheduled before the convention. Game(s): Chosen by the winning bidder. Here's your chance to show a prototype, or just play your favorite game! Others from the Dice Tower team may join, depending on schedules.

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    Play a game with Jason Levine at Origins 2015. Time limit: 2 hours (although Jason can extend it if he so chooses). Time: Scheduled before the convention. Game(s): Chosen by the winning bidder. Here's your chance to show a prototype, or just play your favorite game! Others from the Dice Tower team may join, depending on schedules.

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    Join us for a Dice Tower dinner with Tom, Eric, Sam, and Zee Saturday evening at Dice Tower Convention! Each pledge level is for one person.

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    Join us for a Dice Tower dinner with Tom and Eric Friday evening at Origins. Each pledge level is for one person.

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    Join us for a Dice Tower dinner with Tom and Eric Saturday lunch at GenCon. Each pledge level is for one person.

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    Join us for a Dice Tower dinner with Tom and Eric Thursday evening at BGG.con. Each pledge level is for one person.

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    Join us for a Dice Tower breakfast with Tom, Eric, Sam, and Zee Saturday morning at Dice Tower Convention! Each pledge level is for one person.

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    Join us for a Dice Tower breakfast with Tom and Eric Friday breakfast at GenCon. Each pledge level is for one person.

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    Join us for a Dice Tower dinner with Tom and gang Friday evening at Essen. Each pledge level is for one person.

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    Join The Dice Tower as they record one Top 10 list in 2015. Suggestions welcome, but editorial controls sits with The Dice Tower

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    Want to play in one of the Dice Tower's Live Sessions? And you'll get to play at least three games with the gang - probably more. One game is your choice (within reason, ASL fans). This is for folks worldwide, but you will have to provide your own transportation (we'll cover lodging). Dates will be determined after the Kickstarter ends.

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Funding period

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