An interview with Chris Hinson of RPG Crate
I had an opportunity to interview Chris Hinson, founder of RPG Crate recently to ask some of the more pressing questions that have been floating around. The Q&A below:
Who is Chris Hinson? Where are you from?
Born and raised in North Little Rock Arkansas, although most of my adult life has been spent traveling and working. In 2008 my family and I decided to put down and grow roots in Northwest Arkansas. We love the natural state, fresh air, fantastic schools and quite a vibrant art scene here.
How long have you been a gamer?
1985, I was 13 and I spent my $15 birthday money on the Red Dragon, Dungeons & Dragons Box set – and I’ve been hooked ever since.
If you and a few friends were stuck on a desert island, and could only have one game…. What would it be?
I have friends? After getting over that revelation, I just hope someone has a d6 and a d20. Everything else is purely academic.
What inspired you to create RPG Crate?
It was truly one of those “light bulb” moments. Standing in my hallway, looking over the hundreds of RPG books on my shelf, and not one single item that I could just pick up and have a game without spending hours of preparation…it occurred to me there had to be a better way.
Definitely the exclusive commissioned art, adventure cards, and miniatures. So much of the content is special only for RPGCrate.
What were some of the 2016 crate highlights?
The Pathfinder Pawns I got at a great price and passed that straight down to our members…October was a favorite month for a lot of people. That’s without spoilers for December though…there is definitely a blow-out item this month.
There’s been a lot of buzz about 2016 crates, anything exciting about 2017 you can tell us about?
There is in fact a VERY big announcement for 2017, and it’s related to membership loyalty. All I can say right now is that sticking around as a long term member will be rewarded.
How much is the crate?
$29.89 + shipping
Where can folks sign up?
Any closing thoughts?
I can’t wait to announce the January theme…and start teasing everyone with “you know what”… Kicking off 2017 with something that no other crate has done is unbelievably exciting as well, and you know a little something about that piece.
Thank you Chris. The more I hear about the crate and see what’s in it, the better it sounds.
And yes it’s true, there is Lloyd Metcalf Art going into the crate every month for this first year!
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