If you’re a Parks and Rec fan and a lover of board games, your day has come. Ben Wyatt’s “gaming experience,” The Cones of Dunshire, is currently on Kickstarter to be made into a pricey Deluxe version. While the Kickstarter cheekily looks as if it’s from the accounting firm Ben worked at, it’s actually by Mayfair games, who created the game for Parks and Recreation.
The Kickstarter will stay up throughout the run of the last season of Parks and Rec, and hints at the fact that we’ll see The Cones of Dunshire on the show again. By pledging, you can get some Cones of Dunshire-branded swag, tickets to GenCon to see a jumbo-size charity game of The Cones of Dunshire played, or for $500+, you can get your own deluxe version to play whenever you’d like. Mayfair claims they have no plans to make an affordable commercial version: instead they want to appeal to super fans of the show and game that will be wiling to spend the money for an exclusive item. It will only be available through this Kickstarter. Which brings me to the question: Who do I know that will be purchasing a copy? I’d be happy to provide snacks if I can play. I call Ledgerman.
Check it out at Kickstarter.com.
Today, Espionage Cosmetics launched their second Kickstarter. If you missed out on their nail wraps the first time, need to refill your stock, or (like me) just can’t wait to get the new designs, you’ve gotta pledge now.
The nail wraps are geeky, beautiful, and easy to use, and this time many of the designs are licensed. This means you can fangirl even harder with official products from your fave creators.
I’m particularly excited for Baker Street, Lunar Phase, Mermaid, and Treasure Map wraps, and the “Glitter is the New Black” t-shirt. Check out all of the initial new designs below and let me know what you’re excited for in the comments! (More wraps may be unlocked if and when they hit stretch goals, so keep checking in on their page!)
What are you waiting for? Go pledge now!
Missed my Geeky Sprinkle Kickstarter? Now’s your chance to order sprinkles! I opened up the pre-order page today so non-backers can place orders before the initial shipment arrives.
You can purchase bottles of lightning bolt, blue policebox, steampunk gear, or meeple sprinkles as well as accessories like the Geeky Hostess apron, themed recipes, and cupcake pins.
Go here: http://bit.ly/sprinklepreorder or click through the widget above to visit the pre-order page! (And let me know in the comments what you’re planning on making with your sprinkles!)
You may remember my post about Nomiku from last November: It’s a super easy-to-use sous vide device and it’s about to get even easier and sleeker. The new Nomiku, announced today via Kickstarter, is smaller, has a larger screen, and is Wifi-compatible. This means you can use Nomiku’s “Tender” app to find sous vide recipes from well-known chefs and other members of the Nomiku community, and send the instructions straight to your Nomiku.
The Kickstarter has been up for half a day, and they’ve already reached over 60% of their goal. If you’re interested in trying out sous vide cooking, take advantage of their early bird pricing and get yourself a Nomiku asap! Visit them at Kickstarter.com.
I’ve posted about The Kitchen Overlord and her amazing books before (including Wood for Sheep and the Doctor Who cookbook), and I’m super excited about her newest project. She’s working with artist Tom Gordon to created a fully illustrated cookbook of various unique (but easy!) geeky recipes. There will be 50 recipes from a variety of fandoms including Alien, BSG, The Princess Bride, D&D, and more!
The Kickstarter is already double its goal with over 30 days left. This means that new rewards have been added and a “Carbs Against Humanity” set of cards have been unlocked and are available for download!
You can get a copy of the Ebook for a $10 pledge, and an actual copy of the book for your hands for $25.
Find out more info at Kickstarter.com!
I can’t wait to see the finished product. What recipe are you most excited about?
A fellow Kickstarter creator has created “something” that I think you’ll all enjoy. This silicone baking mold can help you make punny gifts all the time forever. “Just a little something for you!” “I got you something!” “Something old, something new…”
Yes. The mold is of the word “something.” You can use it for cakes, chocolate, breads, jello, ice, soap, and whatever else you can imagine.
So if you like puns as much as I do, go pledge now! You can get the mold, a book of recipes/ideas, and more goodies for $38.
What “something” would you make with your mold?
Friday Afternoon Tea is in the middle of a Kickstarter to help “level up” their business. They’ll be using the money to get better packaging, sell at more conventions, and get their brand out there. But why do you care? Because Friday Afternoon Tea is a geeky tea company. And not only do they create tea blends based on geeky things, their tea is delicious. I tried the Bard’s blend (yes, they have blends based on different classes, and yes, the Bard blend has SPRINKLES in it), and it was amazing!
By donating to the Kickstarter, you’ll receive tea of your choice, and you’ll be helping out an awesome small business. Donate $50, and you will even get a custom tea blend made just for you!
The Kickstarter’s only running until Saturday and it’s close to hitting its goal, but not there yet. Please donate and share with your friends!
It’s been an eventful week! Thanks to you all, the Geeky Sprinkle Kickstarter funded at 110% and Geeky Sprinkles are a thing that will happen! The rest of the week has been full of celebrating, recuperating from the Kickstarter, and getting to work. While resting, I happened upon some fun links. Check them out!
The Best “Let It Go” Cover Ever: I enjoyed Frozen and I thought “Let it Go” was a nice song, but haven’t been as obsessed as a lot of people I know. But I am absolutely obsessed with this cover. It’s so, so well done, and I get chills every time I watch it. Plus the costuming is beautiful. It’s just amazing.
Penny Arcade: I’m loving this particular comic by Penny Arcade. Yay accidental math! Games are great!
The Doubleclicks “Tabletop Games”: The Doubleclicks were on Tabletop this past week, and posted a fantastic song/video that includes the titles of every game played on Tabletop. It’s super fun and has a lot of great cameos!
Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest: I’m a finalist in the Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, and it’s your last chance to vote for me! Voting ends on February 27th. You just have to click on the link, click the “Cookie Butter” recipe, then click “Submit!” So easy!
The Geeky Sprinkles Kickstarter campaign is ending in 5 hours. It’s been an exciting month of running the campaign, and I’m thrilled to see where we end up. We’re currently thisclose to $42,000 which means we’ve officially funded and hit a stretch goal! What does that mean?
Geeky Sprinkles are going to happen! And if you pledge at a $26 level or higher you’re getting a free bonus bottle of sprinkles of your choice! If you pledge at $45 or higher, you’re getting TWO free bonus bottles of your choice!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you all for checking out my site and chatting with me in the comments, on FB, and on Twitter. Seeing new comments always brightens my day! Go get yourself some chocolate. Tell ‘em Tara sent ya.
Here are some links that have caught my eye over the past week:
Brutally Honest Disney Valentine’s Day Cards: This link is pretty self explanatory. You’ll most likely find a card for everyone in here.
Six’s Dress from BSG: You can get a wearable prop replica dress for $120. And wearable replicas of her jewelry for $20. I’ll take a size Medium, please.
Zeppeldrome: This super fun board game is currently being Kickstarted and is almost out of time! If you like dirigibles and games and fun and good people, go help fund it!
Geeky Sprinkles!: Yes, what a surprise. My Kickstarter. Well, it’s the last week I’ll put up the link! My campaign ends on Tuesday night and I’m very close to funding. I’ve added stretch goals and add-ons, so go take a look!