Just got an email from Paizo.com asking folks to rally to help out this documentary. This email is coming rather late in the game (only 6 days left). I hope it isn't too late:
I hesitated to write this email because I don't want to risk coming off as a shill for every Kickstarter that I see, but a group of filmmakers have been putting together a documentary on the history of Dungeons & Dragons, and I think that their work is important enough that you should hear about it. Whether you currently play D&D, Pathfinder, or any other roleplaying game, whether on the tabletop or on your computer, you owe the enjoyment that you've had to the creation of Dungeons & Dragons all those years ago in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, when Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson shared notes and the roleplaying game genre was born.
Iconoscope Films/Westpaw Films wants to bring that history to light in their documentary. They've spent months shooting footage and interviewing important people from D&D's past, but if they're going to finish this important historical document, they need some monetary help. As I write this, they're 24 days into a 30-day Kickstarter at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/and ... ocumentary
. Almost a thousand backers, including yours truly, have pledged more than $60,000 to their efforts, but they're still a long way from their $150,000 funding goal. Thus this email, rallying the Paizo community to the cause.
Check out the video at the top of their Kickstarter page, then look over the rewards. For $15, you can get an HD digital download of the documentary, or for $40, you can get a DVD or Blu-Ray edition. Individually, it isn't a ton of money, but if the Paizo community backs this in force, I know that we can help them reach their funding goal. We are THAT strong when we act together.
The history of D&D has never been documented in this manner before, and we may never have this chance again. Many of the people who started TSR and D&D are no longer with us; if we're going to capture the story that had such a large impact on our lives, now is the time to act. There are six days left in this Kickstarter. Show the world how much we appreciate and hold dear the legacy that Gary and Dave created for us almost 40 years ago.
Their story must be told...
CEO, Paizo Publishing, LLC