Rolling Dice & Taking Names: '19 - '20

By Marty Connell | In the category of Board Games

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  • Tip Jar
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    We appreciate your support of the show. Every little bit helps!
  • Slack Channel Level
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    Become a member of a backer only Slack Channel. In this channel we'll discuss games, get ideas for the show, request feedback and probably have a food topic or two.
  • Producer Level
    $24 USD
    You will receive invites to surveys that will list a selection of current and upcoming games that you will be able to vote on for us to review in future episodes.You will also be put into the Slack Channel
  • Stinkin' Pin Level
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    Receive the official RDTN pin that you can wear around conventions or at game nights to help others know you are a fan of background noise. Plus lower tiered rewards.
  • Stress Relief Level
    $72 USD
    Ever stressed at game night. Need to get the attention of the player taking too long to do their turn. Then this is the level for you. Get yourself an Acorn Squeeze/Stress relief. And to remind you who gave you the relief needed, the RDTN logo is printed right on the it.
    Plus all lower tiered incentives
  • RPG Night
    $96 USD
    Once this incentive is achieved, you will be eligible along with four others to play in a RPG online session with RDTN GM. That isn't Game Master, but a Grumpy McRee. Who wouldn't enjoy up to four hours of an RPG one shot with Tony as GM and Marty being part of the group.
    Plus all lower tiered incentives
  • GEN CON Strike Event
    $96 USD
    This award gives you a ticket to the RDTN Dinner and Strike Tournament at GEN Con 2019. This event will be at 7pm on Thursday night of Gen Con. This award is available for a limited time and requires either a full payment or two payments to this level before 7/15/2019.
    Plus all lower tiered incentives
  • I Want It All
    $120 USD
    You get it all. You will be a guest at the Gen Con 2019 Dinner and Strike Tournament. You will be part of the online RPG session with Tony as the GM.
    Plus all lower tiered awards

Rolling Dice & Taking Names Gaming Podcast is hosted by two long time friends, Tony and Marty. Since 2012, we have released over 135 bi-weekly episodes with discussions on table top games, hobby news, interview with designers and conversations with many of our fellow board gaming friends.

The whole focus of our show it to provide entertainment to anyone who enjoys discussions centered around tabletop games. Many times we'll have 'squirrel' moments where focus could jump to any topic, but we always get back to our passion in board games.

We have several segments that we'll use in our episodes such as:

  • 5 Minute Initiative - We review a board game in 5 minutes which means we don't have time to get into rules. We just share what we like and dislike about a game then let the listener determine their own opinion.
  • Flying Squirrels - These are two minute topics that could be on any topic that we think is interesting or entertaining.
  • The Scurry Report - We sit with two other experienced local gamers, Nate Bivens and Mark Kale, to do a deep discussion in a game or hobby related topic.

In addition to our regular episodes we have two special annual episodes:

  • The Squirrellys - Our yearly awards shows where we give out lots awards to games from the previous year. Plus, we have many special guests come on the show to present the awards and provide some comedic bits.
  • Screening, Streaming or Steaming - Our annual summer movie discussion. We are joined by Dan Patriss and Chris Kirkman as we rate each big summer movie as to whether we'll see in in the theater, wait and rent or stream it, or skip it all together. Then we draft what we think will be the biggest box office hits of the summer.

In addition we'll do special episodes throughout the year including recordings from gaming conventions, game shows and anything else we think will be entertaining and informative for the listener.

The purpose of this campaign is to fund some of the costs to run the show. In our 2017, our server costs increased by 250%. Our costs went up due to increased downloads, which is a great but these costs were not budgeted for the fiscal year. To further enhance our audio we want get better soundproofing in our studios and update our mics so that the listener can enjoy our southern drawl at the highest possible quality.

In addition, we are looking at getting some video and lighting equipment that we can use for a special YouTube videos.

However, regardless of the funds we raise, we still continue to release bi-weekly episodes as we have for the past 5 years.

Note: Once these pledge levels are achieved by either recurring or one time gift, you will then be eligible for the award.

$1 - Tip Jar - This level is for people who just want to show a quick show of support and we greatly thank you for it.

$12 - Slack Channel Level - Become a member of a backer only Slack Channel. In this channel we'll discuss games, get ideas for the show, request feedback and probably have a food topic or two. Plus lower tiered rewards.

$24 - Producer Level - You will receive invites to surveys that will list a selection of current and upcoming games that you will be able to vote on for us to review in future episodes.You will also be put into the Slack Channel

$48 - Stinkin' Pin Level - Receive the official RDTN pin that you can wear around conventions or at game nights to help others know you are a fan of background noise. Plus lower tiered rewards.

$72 - Stress Relief Level - Ever stressed at game night. Need to get the attention of the player taking too long to do their turn. Then this is the level for you. Get yourself an Acorn Squeeze/Stress relief. And to remind you who gave you the relief needed, the RDTN logo is printed right on the it. Plus all lower tiered incentives

$96 - RPG Online - Once this incentive is achieved, you will be eligible along with four others to play in a RPG online session with the RDTN GM. That isn't Game Master, but a Grumpy McRee. Who wouldn't enjoy up to four hours of an RPG one shot with Tony as GM and Marty being part of the group. Plus all lower tiered incentives

$96 - GEN CON Strike Event - This award gives you a ticket to the RDTN Dinner and Strike Tournament at GEN Con 2019. This event will be at 7pm on Thursday night of Gen Con. This award is available for a limited time and requires either a full payment or two payments to this level before 7/15/2019. Plus all lower tiered incentives

$120 - I Want It All - You get it all. You will be a guest at the Gen Con 2019 Dinner and Strike Tournament. You will be part of the online RPG session with Tony as the GM. Plus all lower tiered awards