Watch It Played - Season 3

Help us fund the third season of our online video series to teach and play board games with our viewers.
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Rodney Smith
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Gaming
Montague, Prince Edward Island
Canada
1 Team Member

Who We Are

  • We host a video series at http://www.youtube.com/watchitplayed where we teach and play board games with on-line viewers.  Many modern games have long rule books and can be quite expensive.  Our series allows a viewer to learn the game and see it played, which we believe is one of the best ways to see if a game is right for you.
  • I enjoy working on the series and I am hoping to be able to continue committing time and energy to this project as we head into our third season.
  • Donations to Watch It Played enable me to work on the series in a full-time capacity allowing me to achieve a consistent release schedule while maintaining the best quality of videos we can produce.

What You Get

We hope to offer our viewers the following:

  • Videos free of irrelevant advertising. We may include advertising in the future, but it will be selected by us and tailored to our audience.
  • Comprehensive instructional videos and play throughs. Our focus will be on showing you exactly how the game works, so you can make up your own mind about whether or not you like the game.
  • Regular releases.  We will aim to have a new video out at least every fourth day (since starting the series, we have averaged a new video every 3 days).
  • Family friendly. While the games may not always be suitable for small children, our language and approach will always be.
  • Accessibility. We are always available to be reached through email, Facebook and Twitter, and personally reply to 95% of all correspondence.  We value our viewers.

What You Have To Do

Nothing.

The series has been fun to produce and we are grateful for all the fun we've been able to have with people on-line creating it.  If it has to end here, there will be no regrets.  If the viewers can help us keep it going, that would be fantastic.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute, but still want to help:

  • Write a publisher to let them know that Watch It Played led you to purchase their game, or become aware of it.
  • Keep watching :)

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TRACKING OUR PROGRESS!

Our funding goal of $24,000 represents $2,000 per month, for 12 months. As we reach each successive $2,000 landmark, we'll mark a spot on the calander as FUNDED. If we fall short of our goal, then we know we'll at least be able to record the months donated up to. So if you want to keep me hard at it, with no vacationing months at the end of the period, then I'd love you help reaching this goal.  I'm hoping some of the perks will help us get there. 

July Unfunded     August Unfunded     September Unfunded     October Unfunded

November Unfunded     December Unfunded     January Unfunded     February Unfunded

March Unfunded     April Unfunded     May Unfunded     June Unfunded

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THE PERKS

There are several perks to choose from when donating, but perhaps the one I am most excited about is the "Visionary" and "Curator" levels.

I wanted to give donators something unique that would represent your time spent with our series.  So I contacted some board game design artists and commissioned some art to "bring to life" moments in our series that you have watched and been a part of.

These will be original, digital pieces JUST for our donators and delivered at the end of this fundraiser. They will be suitable for printing, framing and hanging in your gaming room, or saved on your desktop.

We would ask that you not distribute the pictures digitally, but instead keep these as a personal momento, signifying your contribution to helping keep this series going, so more moments like these can happen at the table in the coming year.

As you'll see in the stretch goals below, I hope to add more and more pieces over the course of the campaign.  As they become unlocked, we'll place a small sample from a portion of the picture in this area.  If more art is unlocked and you donated at the Visionary level, you may only claim one picture, but it may be from any of the available choices.

Our first picture will be coming from John Arisoa, an artist whose credits include, but are not limited to: Summoner Wars, Mice & Mystics, Infiltration, Risk Legacy and City of Remnants.

Here, he captures the improbable moment that Andrea heroically flew Archangel over the walls to lay the final blow against Ret-Talus (this is an "in progress" piece - final artwork to be completed soon):

Original Summoner Wars Moment

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Sketch Art

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Summoner Wars Final

Along with the various perks we will also have FREE draws for games.  If you have already donated to the fundraiser (at any amount), than you are automatically entered into the draw.  If you would simply like to be added to the draw without donating, send me an email to watchitplayed @ live.com with the Subject Heading: "Season 3 Draw" and include your mailing address in the message.

As we hit further stretch goals (see below), we will add news games to be drawn for.

Just a small way for us to say thanks!

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FUTURE ART TO BE UNLOCKED!

Zombicide Final

Mice And Mystics Final

Harvey Walters Final

Harvey Walters Final

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ADVERTISER PERK SCHEDULE

The advertisor perk months are assigned on a first come, first serve basis, starting in September 2013 and running until the end of August 2014. The following months have been claimed by our current funders:

September, October, November, December, January

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STRETCH GOALS

UnlockedSTRETCH GOAL: $4,000 - ANOTHER GAME DRAW

No donation is necessary to be entered into this draw for a free game, but donators will be automatically entered. If you are not a donator, just send an email to watchitplayed @ live.com (no spaces) with the subject heading: Season 3 Draw and your mailing address in the contents of the message. 

UnlockedSTRETCH GOAL: $5,000 - MORE UNIQUE DONATOR-ONLY ART!

One of our perk levels is to receive a unique, commissioned digital art piece for our backers only (See above). If we reach $5,000 an additional piece of art will be made available for those donating at the Curator Level (previous donators at the Visionary level can receive this perk by donating the additional $10). 

UnlockedSTRETCH GOAL: $8,000 - ANOTHER GAME DRAW

No donation is necessary to be entered into this draw for a free game, but donators will be automatically entered. If you are not a donator, just send an email to watchitplayed @ live.com (no spaces) with the subject heading: Season 3 Draw and your mailing address in the contents of the message. 

UnlockedSTRETCH GOAL: $10,000 - MORE UNIQUE DONATOR-ONLY ART!

One of our perk levels is to receive a unique, commissioned digital art piece for our backers only (See above). If we reach $10,000 a third piece of art will be made available for those donating at the Curator Level (previous donators at the Visionary level can receive this perk by donating the additional $10). 

UnlockedSTRETCH GOAL: $13,000 - ANOTHER GAME DRAW

No donation is necessary to be entered into this draw for a free game, but donators will be automatically entered. If you are not a donator, just send an email to watchitplayed @ live.com (no spaces) with the subject heading: Season 3 Draw and your mailing address in the contents of the message. 

UnlockedSTRETCH GOAL: $15,000 - EVEN MORE UNIQUE DONATOR-ONLY ART!

We'll commission a fourth piece of art, free to all backers at the Curator Level.

UnlockedSTRETCH GOAL: $17,000 - WATCH IT PLAYED LIVE! 

I'll arrange another live streaming game with you, our viewers once again - just like we did last year!

LockedSTRETCH GOAL: $20,000 - YES! MORE UNIQUE DONATOR-ONLY ART!

We'll commission a fifth piece of art, free to all backers at the Curator Level.

LockedSTRETCH GOAL: $24,000 - FUNDING MET!

We will complete a full 12 months more of content thanks to your support.

LockedSTRETCH GOAL: $24,000+

If we go above our goal, more stretch goals will be added, including more video content.

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$25,040USD
raised by 581 people in 2 months
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This campaign ended on August 23, 2013
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Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    The Viewer

    You are automatically entered into our giveaway draws. You do NOT have to donate to be entered into the draws, but we appreciate the support. Thanks for helping the series!

    129 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $15USD
    The Cartographer

    All previous perks, plus you get a pin in our digital donator map (to be displayed in the video credits of our episodes during the fundraiser and on our Facebook page).

    116 claimed
  • $30USD
    The Visionary

    All previous perks, plus an original, exclusive, digital art piece capturing a moment from our series and drawn by a game artist (See fundraiser description for more details). If additional art is unlocked, you may pick any single piece you want.

    69 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $40USD
    The Decider

    All previous perks, plus I will create two lists of games. One will be a selection of medium weight games (think Seasons) and the other will be lighter games (think King of Tokyo). You will be able to place two votes in each category - a top pick and a second pick. Based on the results, I will then do a play through on the game with the top votes from each category during Season 3.

    10 claimed
  • $50USD
    The Curator

    All previous perks, plus any additional, unlocked pictures will be sent to you for free.

    23 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $55USD
    The Producer

    All previous perks, plus your name will be added to the credits at the end of each episode produced during this season. All previous producer names are being removed now that the current season is complete - so this is a great way to highlight your specific contribution to keeping our series going.

    99 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $65USD
    The Editor

    All previous perks, plus you will get early access to most gameplay episodes. Help us catch errors and see those "goofs" no one else gets to.

    33 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $80USD
    The Talker

    All previous perks, plus you get to pick a Table Talk topic during this season. I will work with you to ensure that the topic has not already been discussed. Limited slots available!

    9 out of 15 claimed
  • $90USD
    The Online Player

    All previous perks (except the Talker), plus you pick any game from any of the online board/card gaming site (Board Game Area, Boite-A-Jeux, etc) - or an iOS game and then we meet on Skype for a chat and a play through together. I will learn it and play it with you - I'll even teach it, if it's one you don't know. Let's play!

    6 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $100USD
    The Immortal

    All previous perks (except The Talker), plus we will let you name the playing piece or army we are using in a play through and refer to it by that name during each episode. Could you be the next Harvey Walters? You will be contacted for the game of our choosing, based on the order we receive the donations at this level. Limited slots available.

    20 out of 20 claimed
  • $150USD
    The Remote Player

    All previous perks (except the Talker, The Immortal and the Online Player), plus we pick a light/medium weight physical board (no Twilight Imperium 3!) or card game to play together over Skype, using our webcams. Depending on the game chosen, you may also need a copy of it. I'll even teach it, if it's one you don't know. Let's play!

    13 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $300USD
    The Advertiser

    All previous perks (Except the Talker, The Online Player, The Immortal and The Remote Player), plus for a month we will put a brief message from you, and direct links to your Store/Game/Kickstarter at the bottom of our Facebook posts (at least 12 posts will be made in your month). You will also be mentioned in any Filler episodes and Table Talk episode released that month (at least 4 videos). Limited to 12 slots, based on donation order. Family friendly stores/games only. Contact me for details.

    12 out of 12 claimed
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