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Kickstarter milestone + a building request

Late yesterday we were incredibly excited to see that our Kickstarter project – less than 4 days running – has already hit 25% of its goal!

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(Well, technically 24.9%… but close enough!)

Thanks so much to our generous contributors, especially the one lucky person (so far) who will be spending an evening with The Republic creator Sarah Elger up in her control center, towering over the show as it runs.

That is one of the many unique experiences we’re offering exclusively through Kickstarter, available in limited quantities.

As the funds start to add up, we are moving into our next phase of the project: building. We’re moving into our warehouse soon and are planning the massive set build ahead of us. Most importantly, we need lumber!

So if you or anyone you know happens to have a lead on inexpensive lumber, either through deals, surplus, or even sponsorship for us, please email info@therepublicgame.com with details.

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Thank you for all your Kickstarter contributions so far. With 26 days still remaining, we look forward to blasting past our goal and launching some exciting stretch goals to make The Republic even more amazing.

 – Ricky Brigante / Rogue: Hypnos


Prop acquisition in the most convenient location

The 18,000 square-foot downtown Orlando warehouse The Republic will soon call home presented us with an exciting opportunity this past weekend.

The current occupants of the warehouse had filled it with a huge assortment of furniture, electronics, and other home goods – all of which they were selling off before moving out.

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To fill The Republic’s 25+ individually unique spaces, we’re going to need a lot of props and set pieces. This sale was a perfect opportunity to acquire a great deal of what we intend to use. It’s also a perfect example of how funds contributed via our Kickstarter campaign will be used, not only to buy props but also to pay for use of the massive warehouse space itself.

Many other shoppers arrived to the sale early Saturday morning, so we quickly assembled our team to select which pieces will be best for our show – Sarah Elger, Phillip Burgos, Nathanael White, Benjamin Pile, and myself were there to hand pick which items fit with the various themed environments of The Republic, rapidly marking them off with blue tape.

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Once we’d finished picking out items we ran through the numbers, negotiated a bit, and it was a done deal.

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We walked away with the most convenient prop acquisition imaginable, having to simply move our purchased pieces to another area of the warehouse, ready for us when we move in soon.

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Naturally, we’ll need a lot more than a few candlesticks, dressers, and filing cabinets to fill the intricately designed spaces that will make up The Republic experience, but this was a great start.

There are still many more props to purchase (along with many other expenses), so please contribute to our Kickstarter crowd funding campaign to help support us:

Keep checking back for more exciting updates from the warehouse as we get closer to moving in. We may even have a very interesting opportunity for you to check out the space before we even start building…

 – Ricky Brigante / Rogue: Hypnos