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Thank you for helping us support the board game design community! In addition to helping ensure that Cardboard Edison remains sustainable, you will receive:
—Early access to all original material we produce (interviews, podcasts, monthly roundups, etc.) before everyone else.
—Extended interviews with every episode of our Immersed board game design podcast.
—Access to The Compendium, the board game publisher directory, with information on hundreds of publishers.
—One free submission to the Cardboard Edison Award for unpublished game designs.
—Cardboard Edison Omnibus, a comprehensive weekly newsletter of game design tips via email.
—A say in what we produce, by voting on our projects, who we interview, and more.
About Cardboard Edison
Cardboard Edison has been helping board game designers find useful information and resources since 2012, and since we launched our Patreon campaign we’ve been able to do a LOT more!
Here are just some of the things your support through Patreon has allowed us to do:
- create a directory of board game publishers
- run an annual award for unpublished game designs
- upgrade our weekly game design newsletter
- maintain a dedicated website
- release original industry infographics
- launch a fully produced podcast
Accomplishing all of that has taken a whole lot of time and effort. The support of patrons like you helps us continue growing Cardboard Edison. By making a monthly pledge, you’ll be helping us support the tabletop design community.
The Cardboard Edison blog has been and always will be free. But becoming a patron comes with perks.
At every pledge level, you’ll get early access to all of our original content. Pledging at a higher level gets you access to patrons-only resources and even lets you help shape the material we produce. Check the list above for details about each pledge level.
Thanks for your support!
~ Chris & Suzanne Zinsli
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