Watch It Played

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Rodney Smith, widely considered the nicest guy in board games has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support Watch It played for another year. Watch It Played is a YouTube channel that’s main focus is to teach viewers how to play games, and does it well. The channel also releases a significant number of game play videos in which viewers are asked to participate by helping make decisions for the players between episodes.

Here, Rodney explains why he’s asking for support:

“I have had the privilege of working on Watch It Played full time because of the support of my family, sponsors and viewers like yourself. The money I make from the show is how I contribute financially to my family, which allows me to keep creating videos.

If you have enjoyed some of the videos we create, please consider making a donation and claiming a perk!”

This year if the campaign is successful, extra funds will be used to:

  • Organize a live-streamed day of game playing
  • Support Pep MacDonald’s ongoing contributions to the Channel
  • Update the set and acquire better equipment

As with any crowdfunding campaign, Rodney is offering Perks to those who support Watch It Played. These perks include game promo’s such as a playable Rodney character for Dead of Winter by Plaid Hat Games; FLGS location card for 51st State from Portal Games; a Scythe encounter card from Jamey Stegmaier; Above and Below Building from Ryan Laukat, and a limited quantity of last year’s Promo’s. Also, as my favorite available perk, you could be listed as a Producer at the end of Watch It Played videos, and get early access to game play content.

This is Rodney’s only fundraiser for the year, so if you’re looking to offer your support, check out the IndieGoGo Campaign now.

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The event, being called Havok in Homestead, will feature the Dice Tower crew hosting both Rodney Smith (Watch it Played), and Stephen Buonocore (Stronghold Games) for an all day game fest.  Some of the games that they will be playing are Dark Moon, Sheriff of Nottingham, Catacombs, and many more to fill the entire day.  The event will be live cast on the Dice Tower YouTube channel and will start on Saturday, May 21st at 10am eastern time, the stream itself will be split in two with one starting at 10am and the other starting at 4pm.  How long will the goodwill last in the Havok in Homestead?  You will have to watch to find out!

It is also worth mentioning that this year once again Stronghold Games has generously sponsored the live show for the Dice Tower and the party with the Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast at Origins as well as the Dice Tower live show at Gen Con.  The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast party will be the Friday of the fair (June 17th) at 8pm, while the Dice Tower live show will be at 9pm on Saturday (June 18th) with Stephen Buonocore attending (or crashing depending on how you view it) both events.  At Gen Con the Dice Tower live show will also be on a Friday, August 5th, at 1pm and it will be a ticketed event, so purchase your tickets in advance so you can get a seat as they could run out.  You can go to the Gen Con website now to get your tickets, and until then, have fun gaming!

UPDATE: Article originally gave the incorrect dates of the Origins events and have been corrected