Prove you love Milwaukee by bringing a Dungeons & Dragons museum here
Well, Lake Geneva, but close enough
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Wisconsin is home to many strange and wonderful aspects of pop culture: Dan Harmon, exiled creator of Community; Dustin Diamond, prophet of the pastel-colored Mayan Apocalypse; Dungeons & Dragons, the fertile breeding ground of Internet pop culture writers everywhere. Jim and Debbie Hunton started a fundraiser on IndieGoGo to pay homage to the last of these fine institutions. They want to build a Museum of Dungeons and Dragons, and scenic Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is one of the possible locations. The goal is lofty—$150,000—but who doesn’t want to wander around a castle-shaped building looking at D&D rarities instead of buying cheese?
The Huntons went with IndieGoGo instead of Kickstarter because they are leaving the location of the museum up to the backers. In addition to Lake Geneva (birthplace of D&D publishing company TSR), the choices are Orlando (where D&D co-creator Dave Arneson taught game design), Indianapolis (where Gen Con shacked up after it left the Delta Convention Center), and Renton, Washington (where current D&D rights holders Wizards Of The Coast are located). Please note that, as an IndieGoGo project, whatever money is donated goes to the project whether it reaches its goal or not. But even if the museum misses the mark, letting the Huntons know that Milwaukee enjoys pretending to be elves as much as bronze greasers is a sure way to show the love.