Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 7, 2012.

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A sequel to Dorkness Rising, from the makers of The Gamers and JourneyQuest.

Final Update:

Thanks to the generous support of over 4000 fans, The Gamers: Hands of Fate is funded!

ACHIEVED! $325,000 – Every supporter who has pledged $100 and above receives a kickstarter-campaign-exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

ACHIEVED! $340,000 – Every supporter who has pledged $100 and above receives a DVD of The Gamers: Live, plus every supporter gets to see the online video early. See the trailer here.

ACHIEVED $346,000 – Mini Stretch Goal: Hands of Fate is now the second-most funded film on Kickstarter ever and the most-funded narrative feature!

ACHIEVED $380,000 – AEG will produce the 15th Anniversary "Romance of the Nine Empires" Boxed Set, a fully playable card-based set! Additionally, every supporter will receive a card from the game, signed by us.

ACHIEVED $385,000 - We will produce a Brother Silence miniature. The $20 set of minis will include Brother Silence at no extra cost.

ACHIEVED $400,000 -  Exclusive The Gamers: Hands of Fate embroidered patches for every contributor!

Original Information:

In The Gamers: Hands of Fate, the cast of internationally acclaimed The Gamers: Dorkness Rising returns for another dice-hurling, waffle-devouring, GM-infuriating romp through worlds of sword, sorcery, and surrealism. In Hands of Fate, the gamers must expand their horizons past pen-and-paper RPGs to explore two whole new realms of geekdom – Collectible Card Games (CCGs) and game convention life – and face off against their arch-nemesis: The Shadow!

What is The Gamers?

From its inception in 2001 in a college dorm basement, the oft-quoted and genre-inspiring The Gamers went on to become a viral online hit in the years before YouTube and is used to this day by role-playing gamers to show why they love gaming. Still beloved after over a decade, The Gamers is considered required viewing in RPG circles worldwide. Its sequel, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, is a feature film released in 2008 that exploded over Netflix and Amazon.  It expanded the world of The Gamers, took an in-depth look at the lives and loves of gamers away from the table, and forever answered that age-old question: who would win in a fight, pirates or ninjas*?  Since 2008, Gamers fans has been clamoring for another installment in the series.

And who are you?

We are Zombie Orpheus Entertainment and Dead Gentlemen Productions, creators of The Gamers, Demon Hunters, Wranglers of Death, and JourneyQuest (now in it second season, thanks to the success of last year’s Kickstarter campaign!). We release our shows for free online under a Creative Commons license and are entirely Creator Distributed and Fan Supported.

About the Rewards and How to Pledge

We wanted to offer you some of the best rewards we could, and in fact, many of the rewards that we’ve put together were requested by fans! This is a big project with a lot going on, so we’ll be updating this section regularly to help guide you through all of the choices.

From $1.00-$100, we’ve kept things pretty simple, although note that the first 100 pledges at $100 will receive either screen-featured dice or cards as an early bird bonus.

Above $100, the choices get a lot harder and rarer. (We’ve even thrown in a few unique items. And we may add some rare or additional unique drops randomly during the campaign.) If you’re thinking about pledging at one of those levels, please read the descriptions carefully. The SPONSOR rewards are for companies, gaming groups, or others who want to receive partial or full-screen sponsorship credit on the web release and in the feature credits. Note that some high-level rewards require discussion with Matt before you pledge.

We’re also adding TIPS, EXTRAS, and SHIPPING to this campaign.

A TIP is a $1 pledge that allows you to order certain items a la carte, although any pledge level can also do so. EXTRAS are those items. SHIPPING is to cover international shipping costs. In order to get an EXTRA or SHIPPING, please increase your pledge by the appropriate amount. For example, if you pledged at $50 and also wanted a t-shirt and a Blu-ray upgrade, you would add $10 + $10 to your $50 pledge for a total of $70. If you were also ordering from Canada, you would add an extra $8 for shipping, for a total of $78.

We'll send you a survey after the Kickstarter concludes so you can tell us what you want. Note the differing shipping times on some of the options.

Instructions: when you go to pledge, put the total number you are pledging (including any EXTRAS and SHIPPING) into the box at the top of the page, then select your desired reward level.

SHIPPING

$8.00 CANADA Shipping

$10.00 UK/Europe/Australia Shipping

$12.00 Other International Shipping Destinations

EXTRAS

  • $10.00 Gamers 3 Kickstarter Supporter T-shirt [Exclusive]
  • $20.00 The Gamers: Dorkness Rising Special Edition DVD, Signed
  • $20.00 The Gamers Special Edition DVD, Signed
  • $15.00 The Gamers: Hands of Fate Soundtrack Download
  • $20.00 Additional Hands of Fate DVD
  • $10.00 Upgrade Hands of Fate DVD to Blu-ray or no-DRM .MKV image download
  • $15.00 E-book editions of Matt Forbeck's "Dangerous Games" trilogy
  • $15.00 JourneyQuest Season One DVD, Signed
  • $15.00 JourneyQuest Season Two DVD, Signed
  • $6.00 Dorkness Rising Miniature: choose from Sir Osric, Daphne, Flynn the Fine, or Luster (double set, male and female)
  • $20.00 Dorkness Rising Miniature Set, includes Sir Osric, Daphne, Flynn the Fine, and Luster (double set, male and female)
  • $10.00 Dorkness Rising HD Download (720p .mp4)
  • $10.00 JourneyQuest Season One HD Download (1080p .mp4)
  • $8.00 The Gamers SD Download (480p .mp4)
  • $20.00 Demon Hunters & Dead Camper Lake DVD, Signed
  • $10.00 "Mask of Death" Module, Color PDF
  • $15.00 "Mask of Death" Module, B&W Softcover
  • $20.00 "Mask of Death" Module, Color Softcover
  • $10.00 Upgrade "Shadow's Dungeon" Module from B&W to Color
  • $10.00 Mound of Dead Bards Miniature
Mound of Dead Bards – Also comes with extra weapons to stick into the pile
Mound of Dead Bards – Also comes with extra weapons to stick into the pile

What is The Gamers: Hands of Fate?

A feature film set several years after the events of Dorkness Rising, this film follows Lodge, Joanna, Cass, Gary, and Leo to Gen Con Indy, The Best Four Days in Gaming, to spend four days gaming. It’s an ambitious project that we couldn’t have made until now!

In fact, we shot much of the film at Gen Con Indy in August of 2012 – while this Kickstarter campaign was running – in order to capture crucial footage we could only get at the convention itself.

Following the conclusion of the campaign, we move into preproduction for the rest of the shoot in October and November of 2012, then spend many months in post-production for an online release and premiere at Gen Con Indy in August 2013.

Will my favorite characters return?

Yes!  All of the leads from Dorkness Rising and their fantasy counterparts will be returning for the new adventure: Cass (Brian Lewis), Gary (Christian Doyle), Lodge (Nathan Rice), Joanna (Carol Roscoe), and Leo (Scott C. Brown). Jen Page will be returning as Luster and as a new character in the real world.  You can count on appearances and cameos from many of your favorite actors from the DG/ZOE community, and we have uncovered some brilliant new talents and characters to share with you. 

Why this story?

Of all the stories we considered, this is the one that we felt most passionate about. We wanted to innovate and try something new, while still retaining the comedy and heart of the prior films. (We also start to reveal more pieces of the meta-story we’ve been telling with every one of our projects since the beginning, including how The Gamers ties in with JourneyQuest.)

At the end of the Dorkness Rising, Lodge had completed a major character arc and finally learned to trust his players. In Hands of Fate, Cass must learn how to play a collectible card game in order to impress a girl and to prove there’s not a game in the world he can’t beat.

Who else is involved?

GEN CON LLC – We’re thrilled to have the support of Gen Con LLC, who will not only be allowing us to shoot scenes from the movie around the convention, but have also worked with us to build a truly unique event for Friday, August 17th. The big conclusion of Hands of Fate takes place on a CCG tournament stage –an actual event we will be staging at the con! Attendees can register for the event at this link. In addition to shooting part of the movie, we’ll also be staging The Gamers Live, a live comedy improv event with our cast, where the audience is the GM!

PATHFINDER  ­– For years, fans asked us if we would consider using the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game in the next Gamers film. We heard you! Paizo has not only cleared us to use their awesome gaming system, but will be co-sponsoring The Gamers Live at Gen Con Indy, assisting us with distribution, and letting us steal Sean Reynolds for the following tie-in project.

THE SHADOW’S DUNGEON – A killer dungeon crawl by designer Sean Reynolds, this RPG adventure module will feature the dungeon that our heroes have been trying to conquer. We’ve asked Sean to make this as twisted and devious as possible and we’re drawing on the entire Gamers history to put it together. Backers pledging $100 and above will receive printed copies of the adventure!

DANGEROUS GAMES – Renowned novelist, comic book writer, and game designer Matt Forbeck recently completed a Kickstarter campaign for his "Dangerous Games" books, a murder mystery trilogy also set at Gen Con Indy. We spoke with Matt and discovered that with both stories set at the con we had the opportunity to do a really cool crossover: Matt Forbeck and Matt Vancil are sharing scripting notes with each other to allow the character of Leo (Scott C. Brown) to cross back and forth between the novel and the movie! We're offering ebooks of the Dangerous Games novels as an EXTRA below that you can add to your pledge to get the full story of Leo's encounter… with murder!

AEG – We’re huge fans of Legend of the Five Rings, the fantastic storyline-driven collectible card game that helped inspire Hands of Fate. When AEG, the publisher of L5R, agreed to be the in-movie publisher of the fictional CCG, we were elated. Now we’re working with them to develop the look and feel of the game, the card art and design, and the backstory of a fictional game that 15 years of player-guided storyline decisions have created.

About the Romance of the Nine Empires

Romance of the Nine Empires is a fictitious interactive Collectible Card Game set in the fantasy world of Countermay.  Players assume command of one of nine vastly different warring factions -- including steampunk aliens, a dark god-king's crusade of conversion, displaced WWII-era America GIs, and a risen empire of the undead -- to expand, glorify, or defend their empires.  Through its fictitious 15 year history, players have shaped the world of Countermay through their individual and collective achievements, and the results are reflected in the story and the current state of the empires. 

Where can I watch your other projects?
Gamers: Dorkness Rising and JourneyQuest can be seen on YouTube. New episodes of JourneyQuest will be released weekly for the duration of this campaign.  You can also watch JourneyQuest on Hulu.  Our movies are also available for sale at www.fansupported.net, www.paizo.com, www.drivethrurpg.com, and www.amazon.com

I want to help, but I can’t pledge financially.

That’s okay! You can help us just by letting anyone who might like our show that we’re out here. Tweet us, share us, like us on Facebook—any extra exposure we get helps people who can contribute find our project.

Where can I learn more?

You can find us and ask us questions at the sites listed below. Additionally, you can ask us a question with the “Ask A Question” button at the bottom of the FAQ; we’ll be sure to get you an answer!

www.zombieorpheus.com
www.twitter.com/zombieorpheus
www.facebook.com/zombieorpheus
www.facebook.com/deadgentlemen

*Pirates and ninjas are both defeated by pizza. True fact!

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    A buck in the TIP JAR - and makes you eligible to order some of the “extras” listed below (if, for instance, all you want is a shirt). Please share our campaign with ten friends!

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    The BOOSTER PACK. Lifetime access to The Gamers: Hands of Fate Supporters group at www.zombieorpheus.com - which includes regular updates from the set, BTS exclusives, live streaming events, interactions with our cast and crew during production, merchandise exclusives, and more.

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    The STARTER DECK. You will receive the $10 package, as well as an HD download of The Gamers: Hands of Fate, plus your name in the movie credits.

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    The KINGDOM OF HOLDEN. You will receive the $25 package, as well as a signed limited edition of The Gamers: Hands of Fate DVD, featuring cover art by Wayne Reynolds, and a PDF of The Shadow’s Dungeon RPG module. (Upgrade your DVD to Blu-Ray for $10.)

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    Option B: THE UNSEELIE COURT [EARLY BIRD REWARD]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a CCG card used on screen as a prop in the filming of The Gamers: Hands of Fate, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option A: THE SEELIE COURT [EARLY BIRD REWARD]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a die used on screen as a prop in the filming of The Gamers: Hands of Fate, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    The TUATHA UNITED. You will receive the $50 package, as well as an annotated PDF of The Gamers: Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option D: BAG OF HOLDING [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a dice bag embroidered with the Dead Gentlemen hat logo, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option E: BROTHERHOOD RECRUIT [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a rare hardcover copy of Dead Gentlemen's Demon Hunters Roleplaying Game, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option F: CAN YOU HEAR US NOW? [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also choose a cast member from the list in "Update 5" to record a custom in-character answering machine message for you, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option G: GAMING GRAB BAG [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a grab bag of one or more screen-featured games and goodies from participating companies, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option H: I'M READY FOR MY CLOSEUP [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a glossy signed photo of a cast member of your choice (we reserve the right to substitute if absolutely necessary), as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option C: HOW MANY OF THOSE DID YOU MAKE? [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a genuine Flynn the Fine character sheet, numbered with method of death and signed by Scott C. Brown, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    Option J: VIDEO GAMER [LIMITED]. You will receive the $50 package. You will also receive a digital download of Torchlight II (PC only) by Seattle developer Runic Games, as featured on-screen in Hands of Fate, as well as an annotated PDF of the Hands of Fate screenplay with the director's notes (and doodles), a Hands of Fate full-size poster featuring Wayne Reynolds’ art, a black and white soft cover edition of The Shadow's Dungeon RPG module, and if we achieve our first stretch goal, an exclusive miniature of The Shadow.

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    The MAGOCRACY OF ARCANIX [RARE]. Name a card! We’ll send you a PDF of rules and mechanics and help you create and name a playable card used in the fictional collectible card game. We'll add your name and a fictional history of the story event you won to the side of the card, print it, and feature it on screen in the movie. You will also receive the $100 package with a color soft cover edition of The Shadow’s Dungeon RPG module.

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    ONWARD, TO WAFFLES! [LIMITED] You and three friends will enjoy a night out celebrating Hands of Fate at AFK Tavern in Everett, Washington. You'll receive 4 1.5 pound steaks or any of their burgers, sodas as needed, and one +2 Tots to start everything off, plus cheese cake or Nyan cat ice cream sandwich for desert. Stay up until the wee hours playing games and nerding out with the community of the best (and most family friendly) gaming tavern west of the Mississippi, as featured in The Gamers: Hands of Fate. You will also receive the $100 Tuatha United Package. (Lodging and transportation not included.)

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    THE SHADOW’S MINION - Name a minion! You will send us your idea for an encounter in The Shadow’s Dungeon or a specific NPC. We'll adapt and add your character or creature as one of The Shadow’s minions in The Shadow’s Dungeon RPG module. You will also receive the $100 package with a color-printed edition of The Shadow’s Dungeon RPG module, and your name listed as a contributor to the module.

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    The MAGOCRACY OF ARCANIX. Name a card! We’ll send you a PDF of rules and mechanics and help you create and name a playable card used in the fictional collectible card game. We'll add your name and a fictional history of the story event you won to the side of the card and feature it in a DVD and online slideshow. You will also receive the $100 package with a color soft cover edition of the Shadow's Dungeon RPG module.

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    The PROTECTORATE OF MALCHIOR. You will receive the $250 MAGOCRACY OF ARCANIX package, as well as two tickets to the premiere screening of the movie in Seattle (transportation and lodging not included), and you will receive an official ZOE Red Card. During a shoot, screening, panel, or interview—whether present live or via the twitter feed—you may, if a member of the ZOE or Dead Gentlemen cast or crew performs an egregious infraction (such as saying something especially lewd or offensive, telling a stupid joke, making a painful pun, or committing an offense that denies an opponent an obvious goal-scoring opportunity), blow a whistle and present said person with your Red Card. The offending player then must leave the screening, panel, or interview, having been sent off for foul play. If this happens during a shoot, we will record the Red Card’s presentation and release it to the world online.

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    The PROTECTORATE OF MALCHIOR + KICKSTARTER BANNER [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $250 MAGOCRACY OF ARCANIX package, the 6.5' x 2' vertical Kickstarter banner used to promote the film at conventions and signed to you by Christian Doyle (see update #26), as well as two tickets to the premiere screening of the movie in Seattle (transportation and lodging not included), and you will receive an official ZOE Red Card. During a shoot, screening, panel, or interview—whether present live or via the twitter feed—you may, if a member of the ZOE or Dead Gentlemen cast or crew performs an egregious infraction (such as saying something especially lewd or offensive, telling a stupid joke, making a painful pun, or committing an offense that denies an opponent an obvious goal-scoring opportunity), blow a whistle and present said person with your Red Card. The offending player then must leave the screening, panel, or interview, having been sent off for foul play. If this happens during a shoot, we will record the Red Card’s presentation and release it to the world online.

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    The PROTECTORATE OF MALCHIOR + IXHASA BANNER [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $250 MAGOCRACY OF ARCANIX package, the 6.5' x 2' vertical IXHASA banner used on screen in Hands of Fate, as well as two tickets to the premiere screening of the movie in Seattle (transportation and lodging not included), and you will receive an official ZOE Red Card. During a shoot, screening, panel, or interview—whether present live or via the twitter feed—you may, if a member of the ZOE or Dead Gentlemen cast or crew performs an egregious infraction (such as saying something especially lewd or offensive, telling a stupid joke, making a painful pun, or committing an offense that denies an opponent an obvious goal-scoring opportunity), blow a whistle and present said person with your Red Card. The offending player then must leave the screening, panel, or interview, having been sent off for foul play. If this happens during a shoot, we will record the Red Card’s presentation and release it to the world online.

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    WAFFLES, HO! [LIMITED] You and two friends will enjoy a night out celebrating Hands of Fate with a member of the Gamers 3 team at AFK Tavern in Everett, Washington. You'll receive 4 1.5 pound steaks or any of their burgers, sodas as needed, and one +2 Tots to start everything off, plus cheese cake or Nyan cat ice cream sandwich for desert. Stay up until the wee hours playing games and nerding out with the community of the best (and most family friendly) gaming tavern west of the Mississippi, as featured in The Gamers: Hands of Fate. You will also receive the $100 Tuatha United Package. (Lodging and transportation not included.) Night out MUST be redeemed by the end of 2012.

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    Option B: FIRST STRIKE [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive DAPHNE'S painted miniature, as used on screen by Carol Roscoe in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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    Option A: I'M A WILD MAGE… WILD! [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive LUSTER'S painted miniature, as used on screen by Christian Doyle in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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    Option C: FLOURESCENT [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive BROTHER SILENCE'S character sheet, as used on screen by Brian Lewis in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes signed (if you want), framed (if you want), and authenticated.

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    Option A: I'M A WILD MAGE… WILD! [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive LUSTER'S character sheet, as used on screen by Christian Doyle in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes signed (if you want), framed (if you want), and authenticated.

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    Option E: BARDIC IMMUNITY [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive FLYNN THE FINE'S painted miniature, as used on screen by Scott C. Brown in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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    Option E: BARDIC IMMUNITY [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive FLYNN THE FINE'S character sheet, as used on screen by Scott C. Brown in Hands of Fate. There are 50 dead bards in the world, but only one who is still alive. Comes signed (if you want), framed (if you want), and authenticated.

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    Option B: FIRST STRIKE [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive DAPHNE'S character sheet, as used on screen by Carol Roscoe in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes signed (if you want), framed (if you want), and authenticated.

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    Option D: WAFFLES OF INIQUITY [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive SIR OSRIC'S character sheet, as used on screen by Nathan Rice in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes signed (if you want), framed (if you want), and authenticated.

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    Option D: WAFFLES OF INIQUITY [UNIQUE]. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive SIR OSRIC'S painted miniature, as used on screen by Nathan Rice in Hands of Fate. There is only one in the world. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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    Option A: THE FLOATING ISLE OF THE ORD. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive VIP seating for two at the Gen Con Indianapolis 2013 premiere of The Gamers: Hands of Fate, with four-day badges provided by project co-sponsor Gen Con Indy: The Best Four Days in Gaming. (Lodging and transportation not provided.)

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    Option B: VANGUARD OF THE ORD. You will receive the $500 package. You will also be cast in a featured non-speaking walk-on role in The Gamers: Hands of Fate, in which you will be a player in a massive LARP. You will also be invited to the wrap party in Seattle – after all, you’re a member of the cast. (Transportation and lodging not included).

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    The MERCHANTS OF ESH. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also have your game featured somewhere in the movie – as a poster, placed on a table, or on a store shelf. Please negotiate placement with us prior to reserving this package.

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    Option B: THE CULT OF SHAD-HUJEM. You will receive the $500 package. You will also get to spend a day gaming with the cast in one of our locations in Washington! Matt Vancil will GM a Pathfinder session set in the world of Countermay with you and several cast members in a luxurious gaming dungeon. (Transportation and lodging not included).

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    Option A: THE HUJEM CRUSADE. You will receive the $500 package. You will also sponsor a piece of original card art and receive an exclusive print of the art you made possible.

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    Option B: THE DISPLACED ARMY. You will receive the $500 package. You will also play a speaking role in The Gamers: Hands of Fate. You will be on screen—in costume, forevermore a member of the Gamers 3 cast—and will be credited as such on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Your day on set, including lunch with the cast and crew, will be photographed and chronicled. Your scene will take place in the real world portion of the movie: in a game store, the convention hotel, a tournament, or AFK Tavern. You will also receive an invitation to the wrap party in Seattle. (Transportation and lodging not included.)

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    The HOME STATES OF THE DISPLACED. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also be one of our online sponsors. In the credits for the episodes, you will be presented as a sponsor with your logo taking ¼ of the screen under the words "This Episode Brought to You in Part by"

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    Option A: THE DISPLACED ARMY. You will receive the $500 package. You will also play a speaking role in The Gamers: Hands of Fate. You will be on screen—in costume, forevermore a member of the Gamers 3 cast—and will be credited as such on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Your day on set, including lunch with the cast and crew, will be photographed and chronicled. As this scene will take place during a massive LARP, you may have the option of bringing your own costume, pending approval from Matt Vancil. You will also receive an invitation to the wrap party in Seattle. (Transportation and lodging not included.)

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    The SUNKEN PYRAMID OF IXHASA. You will receive the $500 package. You will also become a character in our fantasy world with a corresponding card in the CCG. You will work with Matt Vancil to create a character and card, submit a photo of yourself, and we will develop a painting of your character for use in the game and the movie. You will also receive an original, exclusive print of the art you made possible and join us on set to appear in the movie as the character you created. (Lodging and transportation not provided.)

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    The DREAD ARMY OF IXHASA. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also be one of our online sponsors. In the credits for the episodes, you will be presented as a sponsor with your logo taking 1/2 of the screen under the words "This Episode Brought to You in Part by"

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    The ETERNAL EMPIRE OF IXHASA [UNIQUE ITEM]. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also have your game featured prominently in the movie, being played in a scene by the main characters. Please negotiate placement with us prior to reserving this package.

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    THE COMBO PACK, v1.0. You will receive the THE CULT OF SHAD-HUJEM, THE DISPLACED ARMY Option A, and THE DISPLACED ARMY Option B. Also, Trin Miller (Natalie) will bring you a plate of her fresh-baked cookies on set.

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    Option D: GRANDMASTER OF RENOWN. You will receive the $500 package. You will be listed as a Co-Producer in the end credits of each episode, and on IMDB. You are welcome to visit the set and hang out during the filming. You will receive an invitation +4 to the wrap party in Seattle, and you have a standing invitation to appear at any and all screenings and festival events. You will also become a character in our fantasy world with a corresponding card. You will work with Matt Vancil to create a character and card, submit a photo of yourself, and we will develop a painting of your character for use in the game and the movie. Additionally, we will shoot a five minute short film with your character—played by you!—to be featured on the DVD release of The Gamers: Hands of Fate. (Lodging and transportation not included.) You will also receive an original, exclusive print of the art you made possible.

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    Option B: GRANDMASTER OF MILITARY. You will receive the $500 package. You will be listed as a Co-Producer in the end credits of each episode, and on IMDB. You are welcome to visit the set and hang out during the filming. You will receive an invitation +4 to the wrap party in Seattle, and you have a standing invitation to appear at any and all screenings and festival events. You will also join us in Seattle to record an official DVD commentary track for Hands of Fate with several members of our cast. (We will do our best to schedule cast members of your choice, but reserve the right to choose the final participants.) Lodging and transportation not included.

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    Option C: GRANDMASTER OF PROSPERITY. Your Own Gamers Convention! You will receive the $500 package. Matt Vancil will attend your 2-day Gamers event anywhere in the US or Canada. You’ll cover Matt’s hotel and travel costs, and dates will need to fit his existing commitments, so factor that in, and please talk to Matt directly before you pledge! Matt will bring a large stack of giveaways, run events, talk about upcoming projects, sign things, and other general convention stuff. Or you can do it as a house party and only invite a few people. Your call.

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    DEFENDER OF COUNTERMAY. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also be one of our primary online sponsors. In the credits for the episodes, you will be presented as a sponsor with a full-screen credit under the words "This Episode Brought to You in Part by"

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    HERO OF COUNTERMAY. Sponsor Option! You will receive the $500 package, minus the Red Card. You will also be one of our DVD sponsors. Your logo will appear on the back of the DVD case. Please negotiate placement with us prior to reserving this package.

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    HISTORIAN OF COUNTERMAY. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive the original Wayne Reynolds poster painting—there is only one in the world! Matt or Ben will hand-deliver it to any location in the United States, screen the movie for you and your friends, and make terrible puns at your expense.

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    Option A: CHAMPION OF COUNTERMAY. You will receive the $500 package. You will also receive an Executive Producer credit. You will be listed as an Executive Producer in the end credits of the movie, and on IMDB. You are welcome to visit the set during filming, attend rehearsals, hang out with the cast and crew, and review cuts of the film as it progresses through post production. You will receive eight tickets to the premiere in Seattle, an invitation +4 to the wrap, and you have a standing invitation to attend any and all screenings and festival events, and accompany the director to premieres. Whatever you want—you’re an executive producer! (Transportation and lodging not included.)

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