New Capital Gaming is creating Video Game Culture & Community in Des Moines, Iowa
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New Capital Gaming (NCG) is based in the midwestern jewel of Des Moines, Iowa. We're set on making the video game industry, and the culture within it, known and welcomed in our community by engaging people in events, eSports, education, lectures, discussions, watch parties, collaborating, and just hanging out with us. If you believe in this idea and want to help it come to light, then please consider becoming a Patron!

This sounds like a lot to tackle, and make no mistake, it is. To make transparent an entire industry that most people go about their lives being mostly if not completely unaware of? Yikes. So we got to thinking: "Where do we start? What do people want and need to know that they don't already? How the hell can we make this fun?"

All pretty valid questions! Let's throw that first one out of the way up front; We have a vision:

By the end of 2018, we plan on being in our own space, hosting events, running a blog, and broadcasting regular podcasts and streaming.
 

We believe that the video game community in Des Moines, the surrounding cities and, hell, the whole state, is underdeveloped. One thing at a time won't change things fast enough to keep up with the rapid evolution of the video games industry, so we're going to tackle all of it. We believe these areas are the most practical and expressive ways we can start this.

The next part is a bit of a doozy. A grassroots campaign to thrust an entire culture under a spotlight is awesome, but then, what do you tell people? What can you show them? To answer this is to answer the age-old question "So, what do you do?"

Put at it's simplest, we're a video game cultural collective. Beyond that...

NCG is going to put out content across various media, in person and online. We want people to know about subjects like what it takes to make a game, the people that make them, the up-and-coming world of eSports, the Indie scene, local players, developers, organizations, the different demographics in games...really, we want to cover everything.

Learning! Trust us, it's more fun than it sounds (especially about games). However, getting educated in the culture of video games is a hard enough venture to start, let alone knowing where it's safe to start. Though most are not, online communities in games, due to the people within them, can be unnecessarily critical, harsh, and toxic, which is a major problem that we will try to fix at every opportunity. We also know that from the outside, the video game landscape can seem too complex, even intimidating to get into.

We are going to ensure that everyone feels comfortable learning about, competing in, and playing games. We're here to teach, to help, to make a safe space for gamers, and to have fun doing it. We don't tolerate bullying, belittling or any offensive language (keep it at home, people). We believe that a healthy community is such because the people it's made of understand and respect each other, and expect to be treated the same.

We believe in NCG. We believe in Des Moines, and in Iowa. Finally, we believe in YOU. We cannot exist without the support of our incredible community, and with your help, we can achieve some crazy and cool things.

Ever been to a Quake LAN party? Feel like seeing some ArtCade cabinets up around town? How about a round of satirical bingo at next year's E3? By becoming a Patron, you'll learn about these projects, and more to come, before anybody else, along with other sweet insider perks.

Thank you so much for reading (and making it this far, dang)! We hope you'll help support us, spread the word, or maybe just come to an event or two! We have big plans for the future, and with a big enough following, we can get there together!
Tiers
Just One More Minute...($3 Pledge)
$3 or more per month 1 patron
  • Patron-only Polls: Where we ask YOU for crucial feedback!
  • Discord permissions for Patrons: Patrons get voice chat functionality, audit log access, exclusive channels, and a cool yellow name in our NCG Official Discord server!
  • Q&A: Join us on Discord for a monthly Q&A with the staff!
  • The Patron-exclusive feed: Want to see what NCG is up to? This keeps you in the loop on all our events before we announce them anywhere else!
As well as the fuzzy feeling you get from knowing that you're helping everyone enjoy video games!
Includes Discord rewards
Never Ragequit ($10 Pledge)
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to our Patron-only events: Come join us at our quarterly hang outs to show our gratitude for our Patrons. No charge for admission and hang with our staff!
  • All rewards from the previous tier!
NCG wants to show our appreciation for the contributors who go the extra mile to get more people playing video games. You're a fantastic bunch!
Includes Discord rewards
Enter Name Here _ _ _ ($30 Pledge)
$30 or more per month 1 patron
  • The NCG Podcast: You get the chance to jump onto our Podcast and talk games with us. We want to hear from you!
  • NCG Streaming: Wanna come in and stream your favorite game on our official Twitch stream with us? This is how it happens!
  • Everything else, of course.
You inspire us. You support us. You show that there isn't anything that can keep this dream from happening, and for that, we cannot thank you enough!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$39 of $515 per month
To make our events and programs as incredible as we can, we need Fancy Equipment! Unfortunately, that costs dollars. More $ donated = better rigs, mics, computer software, and being able to buy NCG's own equipment to bring to events! More tings, less pings.
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New Capital Gaming (NCG) is based in the midwestern jewel of Des Moines, Iowa. We're set on making the video game industry, and the culture within it, known and welcomed in our community by engaging people in events, eSports, education, lectures, discussions, watch parties, collaborating, and just hanging out with us. If you believe in this idea and want to help it come to light, then please consider becoming a Patron!

This sounds like a lot to tackle, and make no mistake, it is. To make transparent an entire industry that most people go about their lives being mostly if not completely unaware of? Yikes. So we got to thinking: "Where do we start? What do people want and need to know that they don't already? How the hell can we make this fun?"

All pretty valid questions! Let's throw that first one out of the way up front; We have a vision:

By the end of 2018, we plan on being in our own space, hosting events, running a blog, and broadcasting regular podcasts and streaming.
 

We believe that the video game community in Des Moines, the surrounding cities and, hell, the whole state, is underdeveloped. One thing at a time won't change things fast enough to keep up with the rapid evolution of the video games industry, so we're going to tackle all of it. We believe these areas are the most practical and expressive ways we can start this.

The next part is a bit of a doozy. A grassroots campaign to thrust an entire culture under a spotlight is awesome, but then, what do you tell people? What can you show them? To answer this is to answer the age-old question "So, what do you do?"

Put at it's simplest, we're a video game cultural collective. Beyond that...

NCG is going to put out content across various media, in person and online. We want people to know about subjects like what it takes to make a game, the people that make them, the up-and-coming world of eSports, the Indie scene, local players, developers, organizations, the different demographics in games...really, we want to cover everything.

Learning! Trust us, it's more fun than it sounds (especially about games). However, getting educated in the culture of video games is a hard enough venture to start, let alone knowing where it's safe to start. Though most are not, online communities in games, due to the people within them, can be unnecessarily critical, harsh, and toxic, which is a major problem that we will try to fix at every opportunity. We also know that from the outside, the video game landscape can seem too complex, even intimidating to get into.

We are going to ensure that everyone feels comfortable learning about, competing in, and playing games. We're here to teach, to help, to make a safe space for gamers, and to have fun doing it. We don't tolerate bullying, belittling or any offensive language (keep it at home, people). We believe that a healthy community is such because the people it's made of understand and respect each other, and expect to be treated the same.

We believe in NCG. We believe in Des Moines, and in Iowa. Finally, we believe in YOU. We cannot exist without the support of our incredible community, and with your help, we can achieve some crazy and cool things.

Ever been to a Quake LAN party? Feel like seeing some ArtCade cabinets up around town? How about a round of satirical bingo at next year's E3? By becoming a Patron, you'll learn about these projects, and more to come, before anybody else, along with other sweet insider perks.

Thank you so much for reading (and making it this far, dang)! We hope you'll help support us, spread the word, or maybe just come to an event or two! We have big plans for the future, and with a big enough following, we can get there together!

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Tiers
Just One More Minute...($3 Pledge)
$3 or more per month 1 patron
  • Patron-only Polls: Where we ask YOU for crucial feedback!
  • Discord permissions for Patrons: Patrons get voice chat functionality, audit log access, exclusive channels, and a cool yellow name in our NCG Official Discord server!
  • Q&A: Join us on Discord for a monthly Q&A with the staff!
  • The Patron-exclusive feed: Want to see what NCG is up to? This keeps you in the loop on all our events before we announce them anywhere else!
As well as the fuzzy feeling you get from knowing that you're helping everyone enjoy video games!
Includes Discord rewards
Never Ragequit ($10 Pledge)
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to our Patron-only events: Come join us at our quarterly hang outs to show our gratitude for our Patrons. No charge for admission and hang with our staff!
  • All rewards from the previous tier!
NCG wants to show our appreciation for the contributors who go the extra mile to get more people playing video games. You're a fantastic bunch!
Includes Discord rewards
Enter Name Here _ _ _ ($30 Pledge)
$30 or more per month 1 patron
  • The NCG Podcast: You get the chance to jump onto our Podcast and talk games with us. We want to hear from you!
  • NCG Streaming: Wanna come in and stream your favorite game on our official Twitch stream with us? This is how it happens!
  • Everything else, of course.
You inspire us. You support us. You show that there isn't anything that can keep this dream from happening, and for that, we cannot thank you enough!
Includes Discord rewards