ABOUT US & WHAT WE DO
The Community-Based Gaming Project was born out of a desire to promote and foster online gaming communities. The first three categories we're focusing on are; Magic: The Gathering, TTRPGs (table top role playing games), and variety-gaming streamers.
To achieve our goal of bringing new viewers into the awesome shows we sponsor and growing their communities, we strive to share them across the Internet and all of our different social media avenues. We have networked with other talented creators to bring discounted rates for website and graphic design services to new content creators looking to establish their online presence (or to established creators looking for a branding refresh).
In addition, we also provide direct financial support to some of the content creators that we sponsor, covering parts of their operating expenses so they can focus on what they do best, creating content!
Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering (colloquially known as Magic or just MTG) is a collectible and digital collectible card game created by Richard Garfield. Released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast (now a subsidiary of Hasbro), Magic was the first trading card game and has approximately thirty-five million players as of December 2018, and over twenty billion Magic cards produced in the period from 2008 to 2016, during which time it grew in popularity.
What started as a physical card game, spun off two separate digital game platforms:
Magic: The Gathering content creators usually fall within one or more of the following categories:
Artist/Alterist - someone who alters existing Magic cards, either physically or digitally
Cosplayer - someone who creates and models costumes of characters from anywhere within the Magic universe
Podcaster - someone who records an audio podcast discussing one or more topics within the Magic game/community
Streamer - someone who streams Magic gameplay (either paper, Magic Online, or Magic Arena gameplay)
Writer - someone who writes articles pertaining to Magic; Finance, Deck Building, Lore (story), etc.
Table-top Role Playing Games
A tabletop role-playing game (typically abbreviated as TRPG or TTRPG), also known as a pen-and-paper role-playing game, is a form of role-playing game (RPG) in which the participants describe their characters' actions through speech. Participants determine the actions of their characters based on their characterization, and the actions succeed or fail according to a set formal system of rules and guidelines. Within the rules, players have the freedom to improvise; their choices shape the direction and outcome of the game. Perhaps the most well-known TTRPG is Dungeons & Dragons.
Variety-gaming streamers have some of the most tight-knit communities. If you've followed any variety-gaming streamers, you likely have seen first-hand that the communities are largely built around the streamer, instead of around a common interest. One of our favorite things about variety streamers, is well, variety! You get to share many different topics and genres with them and their communities.