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  • 123%

    $61,478

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    $50,000 goal

  • 1431 Funders
  • Ended 09/10/13

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  • Alan Bolte
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  • Fund $5 and more
    A list of Games for Good compiled by James Portnow (all higher tiers also get this)

    Looking for more games to play? Want to know what to point to when someone says "games are just about killing"? Well, over the course of the next year James is going to be talking about a lot of games that do more. This is going to be a full list of the games James finds with a little blurb about them (split into categories: Social/Scientific/Educational/Cultural).

    244 Funders

  • Fund $10 and more
    Your name in the book (all higher tiers also get this)

    James will be putting together a primer on how to get a grant for games that do good. At this level or any level above it your name will be in the back of that book.

    437 Funders

  • Fund $10 and more
    Digital Copy of Magicians RPG

    Magicians is a physical, pen and paper RPG that serves to help people learn Korean through using the language to weave spells and tell tales in the world. It's an example of games not losing that core we love while still trying to do more.

    128 Funders

  • Fund $20 and more
    James will answer any 1 question you have

    You'll get a special email address for James and he'll answer any one question you want to ask. ***For legal reasons related to his consulting firm he can't give you _direct_ feedback on a game you are making (doesn't mean you can't ask him vaguely about an idea you're toying with though : ). ***

    260 Funders

  • Fund $50 and more
    Getting a Grant for a Game for Good: A Primer

    A list of all the grant organizations James finds that are looking to give out these sort of grants, complete with contact info for who to approach (if he can include it) and a guide on how to make your pitch.

    95 Funders

  • Fund $75 and more
    Scripts of Every Extra Credit Episode

    All the Extra Credits scripts in one place...your place! (Through season 6)

    46 Funders

  • Fund $90 and more
    Personalized "Games You Might Not Have Tried"

    Looking for something new to play? Wonder what you might have missed out on? Shoot James a list of 5 games and the earliest generation of games you're super familiar with and he'll craft a series of 10 personal recommendations of games you've got to try.

    73 Funders

  • Fund $500 and more
    James will be on your podcast/skype with you

    James will be on your podcast, or Skype with you (or your classroom!) for 30 minutes.

    3 Funders

  • Fund $500 and more
    James Will Give You Feedback On Your Webshow!

    James will review an episode of your webshow and send you his feedback/notes. He promises to be honest, not nice. ***Expect a single email of notes and feedback (it will probably be extensive, but given how swamped this whole thing has left James we can't have him doing too much back and forth***

  • Fund $1,000 and more
    Private Dinner with James

    This is Seattle only, but he's happy to grab dinner, talk games, design & politics anytime you want, one on one or with whomever you invite (including PAX for those of you flying in).

    2 Funders

  • Fund $5,000 and more
    James will fly to you

    James will fly out to wherever you are and help you with your design, lecture to your classroom or just kick it and play games with you for four days. **** You will have to cover airfare and lodging (though James is fairly accommodating and pretty willing to crash on your couch...)***

    2 Funders

  • Fund $10 and more
    To The Moon

    One of the games that reminds us that games can help us examine so many parts of the human experience, To The Moon looks like an old 16 bit RPG, plays like an adventure game and explores our inner life and the struggle to come to terms with death.

    SOLD OUT

    30 Funders

  • Fund $20 and more
    Napoleon’s Campaigns - Digital Edition

    Care to see how you measure up to one of the greatest generals of the 19th century? Here's your chance. More details at: http://matrixgames.com/products/487/details/Napoleon's.Campaigns

    SOLD OUT

    4 Funders

  • Fund $25 and more
    Alea Jacta Est - Digital Copy

    A digital copy of of the Roman grand strategy game Alea Jacta Est. Details at: http://matrixgames.com/products/445/details/Alea.Jacta.Est

    SOLD OUT

    4 Funders

  • Fund $30 and more
    Europa Universalis Chronicles

    Games that teach don't have to be boring. Paradox has been nice enough to give us some Steam keys to games that prove this point. This tier nets you every Europa Universalis 3 expansion ever made as well as the core game.

    SOLD OUT

    100 Funders

  • Fund $30 and more
    Scourge of War - Digital Copy

    Play through one of the deciding battles of the American Civil War, reconstructed in meticulous detail. More information here: http://matrixgames.com/products/441/details/Scourge.of.War:.Gettysburg

    SOLD OUT

    4 Funders

  • Fund $30 and more
    Panzer Corp

    If you loved the old Panzer General (or any of the SSI 5 star series) you'll dig Panzer Corp. My central complaint about the series is that you can only play the Axis (luckily though they've just released Allied Corp to rectify this). More details at: http://matrixgames.com/products/399/details/Panzer.Corps.

    SOLD OUT

    4 Funders

  • Fund $40 and more
    Commander the Great War - Digital Copy

    We mentioned this one on one of the Games You Might Not Have Tried episodes, but if you've ever wanted to try your hand at managing the war to end all wars, here's your chance. More details at: http://matrixgames.com/products/385/details/Commander.-.The.Great.War.

    SOLD OUT

    4 Funders

  • Fund $45 and more
    Crusader Kings II

    Games that teach don't have to be boring. Paradox has been nice enough to give us some Steam keys to games that prove this point. This tier gets you the core game for Crusader Kings 2.

    SOLD OUT

    100 Funders

  • Fund $50 and more
    Signed Copies of the Magicians RPG

    Magicians is a Pen and Paper RPG where you use the Korean language to weave spells and tell tales within the gameworld. It's a fantastic example of games not losing that core that we love about games while still giving something back. These will be physical copies of the sourcebook signed by the creator. http://www.magiciansrpg.com/

    SOLD OUT

    3 Funders

  • Fund $100 and more
    Art of Game Design, A Deck of Lenses signed by Jesse Schell

    Jesse Schell, Design luminary, author of The Art of Game Design, and driving force behind Game Sprout, will sign and send to you a set of his fantastic "Deck of Lenses" a deck of cards intended to help you wrestle through any game design problem.

    SOLD OUT

    10 Funders

  • Fund $150 and more
    Group Dinner and Discussion with James PAX weekend

    Let's get together, break bread and talk about games, politics & ALL THE THINGS! Your dinner will be covered and you'll get to spend two hours (maybe more) hanging out with James and other like-minded folk discussing the gaming problems of the world. This will take place in Seattle during PAX Prime (August 30-September 2).

    SOLD OUT

    20 Funders

  • Fund $300 and more
    Signed copies of Charnel Houses of Europe: The Shoah

    Recently we did an episode on the RPG sourcebook Charnel Houses of Europe and many of you asked where you could find them. The author, Richard Dansky, has offered to sign and send out 10 copies of the original printing for those of you interested in a game that's trying to do more.

    SOLD OUT

    10 Funders