Ross & Sean's Big Denver Adventure!

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Sean Patrick Fannon  TONEY, AL

We really want to move to Denver, and we need your help to do it!

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So that's where we start. My name is Sean Patrick Fannon. My Belovedest, Carinn, and our dear friend, Ross Watson, want to move to Denver, Colorado this summer. The places where we are diminish us in ways that damage our creativity, and we know without hesitation that Denver offers us all a chance at a new start, new energy, and enormous potential.As well, I really need to go somewhere in the United States where I can actually obtain health care, which Colorado offers. It also offers my daughter, Samantha, a chance at a fantastic education in a school system that honors and values science and a truly broad-spectrum of options. For all of us, Denver offers an incredible community of gamers and geeks in which we will flourish and create and do mighty things!

Thing is, moving is expensive! We are game people! We don't make a lot of money...This is where you come in.

Specifically if you are one or more of the following: 

A) A fan of Ross and his work.

B) A fan of Sean and his work.

C) A fan of Carinn and her work (and her long-suffering support of the Big Irish).

D) A local to the Denver area who would love to see more professional game people come to your town, set up shop, and run great games for you.If any of these apply to you, we'd greatly appreciate any help you can give us towards our moving expenses. In return, we plan to do and create amazing things in order to thank you.

Check out the Reward Levels, and don't be shy about telling us if there's something else you'd like to see.

Thank you for helping us make some real dreams come true. I wish I could convey to you just how much your support means to us.

MiniCon and GM Workshop Passes
We are thrilled to announce that we already have arrangements to host MiniCon Events at Crit Castle and Shieldbreakers. We've just added a series of Game Mastering Workshops to be hosted by Enchanted Grounds, as well!




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These events will involve Ross, Carinn, and I running exclusive games for folks at the store over a weekend, with prizes and special sales and all kinds of other fun! Your donation to this tier means a guaranteed seat for at least one game of your choice.

Dastardly Designed Games
From Wargame Vault, get two of Rob Adams' twistedly fun wargames - "It Came from Beyond the Still" (AKA "Aliens vs Hillbillies") and "Space Wranglers" ("Spachip Rodeo Shenanigans").

One Shaintar PDF
Along with our sincerest thanks, anyone contributing at this level will get your choice of any one single PDF available from Evil Beagle Games.

Cardstock Model or Terrain from Fat Dragon Games
Our dear friend, Tom Tullis, is offering any one single terrain set of his extensive, award-winning catalog, for contributing at this level. Just... wow!

3x Creative Mountain Games Products
The fantastic folks at Creative Mountain Games have just offered up their hysterical LURCH! The Zombie Chess Game; Superstitions (a guide on using classic superstitions in your game); and 30 Things Can Happen, an award-winning source of truly interesting events to just slot into any campaign. All for a $15 contribution to our move!

Mega-Map Sets from Fabled Environments
Normally retailing for $30, your donation at this level nets you the recently-Kickstarted sets from Charles White and his talented gang at Fabled Environments. Thanks, Charles!

Home Game
*Denver Locals Only* - Just what you think it is - a game run by either Sean Patrick Fannon, Ross Watson, or Carinn Seabolt at a location of your choosing for you and your gaming group. It needs to be something within our wheelhouse, but the specific game is negotiable. (10 each)

Home Campaign
*Denver Locals Only* - Grander, more epic - this is your chance to snag either Ross or Sean as your Game Master for an actual mini-campaign. We promise at least 6 sessions over as many months (assuming schedules of the players permit). If things work out, the campaign may well go on well after that... (3 each)

Custom Scenario
In the style of the classic Pinnacle One-Sheets, Ross Watson or Sean Patrick Fannon will write a custom scenario for you to use in your campaigns. The adventure either needs to feature rules sets we are solid with (Savage Worlds, the latest Star Wars rules from FFG, the FFG Warhammer 40K RPG stuff, and so on), or else we can write them system-less. (10 each)

Signed Hardcovers
*Denver Locals Only* - Get a personally-signed copy of Shaintar: Legends Arise, Shaintar: Legends Unleashed, or Accursed, handed to you in person by Sean or Ross!

Total Game Package I
DramaScape has stepped up with an amazing trio of map products - Places of Horror, Forest Camp, and Wagons Roll. We've decided to add them to the Evil Beagle PDF, the Fabled Environment Maps, the Fat Dragon PDF, and the Dastardly Designed games for a single (serious value) package rate of $45!

Your Story
Ross Watson or Sean Patrick Fannon will write a personalized, custom short story (~5000 words) about any character of yours you like. If the character is from one of the settings we have ownership of, we can make that story official canon! (5 each)

The Workshop
*Denver Locals Only* - Once we get settled in, Ross, Carinn, and I will set up a special workshop weekend for those who choose this support level. You'll get top-notch advice and guidance on all aspects of RPG and related game design and development. You'll understand every single aspect of product creation and publication. By the time we are done, you'll have helped develop a game that can be published with your name in the credits (and shared revenue of sales), as well as establish a relationship to help further your publishing and creative goals.

Tacticon 2014 & Genghis Con 2015 - Two-Person Full Packages!
The incredible folks at Denver Gamers Association (thank you, Bill and Leif!) are offering up two special full-ride packages for a pair of folks for each of their upcoming conventions. You and your loved one or best friend can go in together on the single package available for either convention (or both, if you really want to). For $300 ($301 for Genghis, `cause GoFundMe made me make it a different amount), you get the following: 

* Full weekend passes for two.
* A hotel room for the two of you for Friday and Saturday night.
* Dinner with Sean, Ross, Carinn (and possibly other special guests).
* T-Shirts for that convention.
* An exclusive gaming experience for the two of you with us (which you can invite one or two others to, as well).

These special packages may have other special surprises, as well! The entire package would "retail" easily over $400, and that's not counting the extra surprises!

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Update 21
Posted by Sean Patrick Fannon
32 months ago
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This announcement is to simply say, once again, thank you to everyone who did so much to help us. We are shutting this down now, extremely blessed with all that was donated to help make this dream a reality.

Ross, Carinn, and I will be going through all of the donations and the reward levels over the next week or so, lining up time and resources to deliver on each and every promise.

Thanks again, everyone - we love it here in Denver!

~SPF
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Update 20
Posted by Sean Patrick Fannon
32 months ago
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We've been unpacking boxes for a couple of days now at our apartment here in Northglenn, CO. The place is starting to look like a proper domicile for geeks.

Ross, however, still needs to get his things loaded up in Austin and moved this way, so here's another reminder of all the cool things you can get as rewards if you can see your way clear to help us out. That $5000 was the anticipated need, and while we are incredibly grateful to everyone for all that's been donated so far, we could still really use some help across the finish line.

In the next couple of weeks, Ross, Carinn, and I will be going through all the donations and making sure we get started on fulfilling all the promised rewards.

We are beyond thrilled to be here, folks, and thank each and every one of you for helping make this dream come true.

~SPF
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Update 19
Posted by Sean Patrick Fannon
32 months ago
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We're in Columbia Township, MO tonight. The first leg of our part of the Journey to Denver is behind us. Tomorrow, we cross the rest of Missouri, into Kansas, and then through eastern Colorado.

We're keeping this GoFundMe active because (a) we could still use some help with the trip itself, (b) Ross still has to get the majority of his possessions moved up to Denver, and (c) there's still a lot of "landing costs" involved.

Of course, there's a lot of cool stuff for folks to get hooked up with as our thanks for your support. We will be getting on top of these Thank You Rewards once we get settled in.

Thanks to everyone for your kind support and encouragement. This is a Grand Adventure, to be certain.

~SPF
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Update 18
Posted by Sean Patrick Fannon
32 months ago
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(Broadcasting across my network, so forgive me if you see this multiple times)

A number of you very kind folks in the Denver area have offered your assistance to us once we get "in country." In particular, you offered strong arms and backs, and/or at least your very excellent company as we offload.

I sincerely hope those kind offers remain firmly in place. We depart Huntsville on Sunday, the 13th of July. We expect to arrive in the very early afternoon of Tuesday, the 15th, in Northglenn. We will be offloading that day, and also on Wednesday the 16th (giving ourselves plenty of time, just in case; we have the truck reserved until the 17th).

Yes, middle of the week, so I know most of you won't be able to help until the evenings. Another reason to keep the truck for a couple of days.

I truly appreciate any and all help that can be given; my own back (and everything else) is shot, which is one of the key reasons (health care) I am moving there.

The good news is that there really isn't a lot of heavy furniture or the like to concern yourself with. Very few pieces, in fact, and nothing I'd call overly awkward (except for a couple of bed mattresses and box springs, and one heavy-ish desk). The bad news is, yes, second floor apartment.

If you believe you will be able to assist us, drop me a line at seanpatfan {at} gmail [dot] com and I will set you up with the address.

Thank you in advance, and we are greatly looking forward to socializing and gaming with the exceptional Denver people.
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Created March 12, 2014
Sean Patrick Fannon  
$5
THANK YOU!
Our sincerest gratitude for helping our dreams come true. If we ever meet, I promise to buy you a beverage. ~SPF
$7
Dastardly Games
"It Came from Beyond the Still" and "Space Wranglers" from my dear friend, Rob Adams of Dastardly Designed Games.
$10
Free PDF
Any one single PDF that Evil Beagle Games sells is yours for the asking at this level
$11
Cardstock Model
One single Fat Dragon terrain set of your choice! Courtesy Tom "Freaking Awesome" Tullis!
$15
3x CMG
Three products from Creative Mountain Games: Lurch (Zombie Chess); 30 Things Can Happen; Superstitions. One game, two GM supplements!
$20
Big Map Sets
The latest mega map sets Kickstarted by Fabled Environments, the High School and the 2-Story Mall!
$25
MiniCon Pass
97 of 100 left
A free pass, guaranteed seats at local game shop mini cons once we get moved. GM'd by Ross, Sean, Carinn!
$30
GMing Classes
Hosted by Enchanted Grounds, a series of workshops covering the start-to-finish essentials of being a Game Master. Session running, finding players, etc..
$40
Signed Books
21 of 30 left
A personally signed copy of Accursed or either of the Shaintar books
$45
Game Pkg I
All the sponsored game stuff (so far) in a single value package! Maps, games, and more! See the main text above for details!
$50
Home Game
18 of 30 left
A single 4-6 hour session run by Ross or Sean (15 each available)
$75
Custom Scenario
11 of 20 left
A custom scenario for your gaming group by Sean Patrick Fannon or Ross Watson
$120
Your Story
6 of 10 left
Get a personal 5000 word short story by Ross or Sean about any character of your choosing. If it's in our settings, it can be canon!
$200
Home Campaign
4 of 6 left
Ross or Sean run a 6-session minimum campaign for you and your group (3 each)
$250
The Workshop
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A once in a lifetime opportunity to work with real professionals over a weekend to not only learn the craft of game design, but make a game as well!
$300
Tacticon for 2
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Full Package for 2 for Tacticon 2014, including hotel, dinner with us, t-shirts, and an exclusive gaming experience!
$301
Genghis Con 4-2
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Full Package for 2 for Genghis Con 2015, including hotel, dinner with us, t-shirts, and an exclusive gaming experience!
$200
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32 months ago
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Neal Hyde
33 months ago

Glad to see you're finally taking the plunge.

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RG
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Robert Grayston
33 months ago

Because you guys are cool and I'd like to help out if I can.

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