Monday, April 7, 2014

Tabletop Goes Indie

Photo courtesy of Geek & Sundry
If you're a fan of tabletop games like Settlers of Catan, Risk, and Lords of Waterdeep, then you probably already know about Wil Wheaton's collaboration with Felicia Day and Geek & Sundry over on youtube. If you don't already know about this, then you might just be the luckiest person in the whole wide world, because you can watch two full seasons of Tabletop and not know how many times Wil loses. Spoiler/Hint: It's a LOT. But, the main point is he and his fellow gamers have a blast even when they lose because of the social aspect of tabletop games.

In the past, Tabletop has been bankrolled by Google, but now they want to produce the show indepedently. Let the conspiracy theories and/or rejoicing begin! However, what this means is that the show needs to be fully funded to produce another season and maintain the quality that will satisfy Wil and his cohorts. So, off to indiegogo, it is!

Wil and company are asking for tabletop gamers, their loved ones, and even their toilet head swishing enemies around the world to unite and donate whatever they can to make season three of Tabletop happen. The standard "whatever you can chip in will help," motto is in full effect here and it really is for a good show and cause, so it's money well spent. As Wil explains in the video below, the money donated will determine how many shows are produced for season three and perhaps even allow for a spinoff show about favorite roleplaying games.

If you've seen the show, think of all the lovely games out there that haven't been played yet, then imagine you had a hand in getting that game onto Tabletop. That's kind of awesome, right? And, if you can pony up enough dough, you  can even game with Wil, Felicia and others at San Diego Comic Con! Or, you could, you know, donate under my name and get me in that gaming session. Just sayin'... So, go grab your credit card and get thee to indiegogo and help make season three of Tabletop happen! And, like Wil says, until next time, PLAY MORE GAMES!! -David Berck