I want to draw your attention to a slightly different games related Kickstarter, with some very curious backer rewards. I have several reasons for doing so but possibly the best of which being that I really like the idea and just wish that I a) had thought of it myself and b) had the time and the talent to follow through on it. So… Feast, (literally), your eyes on G*M*S Magazine’s “Dice & Slice” Season One.
The basic idea is that the good folks at G*M*S Magazine – there’s a link in the sidebar – want to do a new kind of webshow about gamers, gaming and of course food. The basic premise is that each of the 15 episodes will look at a game (board game/RPG etc) but will also throw in a recipe or two for the players to munch on while they get to it. Maybe its partly because I’m advancing in years, but this really appeals to me – I love cooking, I love eating with friends and I really love playing games… Dammit, they are onto a winning formula. Here before we say anything else – checkout a muffin recipe.
Now at the top of the page I said that the Kickstarter offered some curious backer rewards, and it does. Ultimately the show will be about the gamers; the pledge levels and rewards reflect that and give backers a big say in how the show will be run. As backers you can help decide what games are played and possibly more importantly what recipes are cooked.
There are also opportunities to participate in playing the games with with the guys from G*M*S Magazine, or to join them to record an unboxing video. If you are a game designer/publisher then you could even back at a level to get your game featured in one of the shows. As far as Kickstarters go this is something different, its by someone who is clearly passionate about the games industry and G*M*S Magazine is a great site that will only be further enhanced by the addition of Dice & Slice. I for one can’t wait to see the web shows when they launch. The guys have already reached their minimum funding target (and first stretch goal), so this is something that is really going to happen. Throw them a few gold coins and help them hit their stretch goals, and help shape the shows – take a look at the Kickstarter and if nothing else try the muffin recipe (I’d suggest for my gaming group the addition of some very thinly sliced red and green chilis, candied in sugar sprinkled on the top of each muffin – but then we are a pretty hardcore bunch).