Hi! I'm a multidisciplinary games, graphics and object designer. I've been designing, writing and self-publishing tabletop roleplaying games since 2006, and it's really great! I've also developed and exhibited conceptual designed objects, created and hand-crafted board games about food and how we eat, and made weird stuff like artist books about memory and bendy desk tentacles. You can see my work at my website here.
But I want to do more!
I'm always juggling a bunch of ideas in various stages of execution, and my backburner is awfully full. That's where you come in - with your support, I can take the time to focus on my smaller, weirder ideas, find out if they have potential or not, and bring them into the world for everyone to enjoy.
And it's not just games. I'm a product/object/3D designer as well, and have some projects in that space I'd like to execute as well.
So, this whole Patreon thing is an experiment for both of us! I don't have specific end products to promise you, just the idea that, with your support, I will be able to finish more things, and you will get privileged access to those things in whatever manner best suits the project.
I mentally divide my work in "big stuff" and "little stuff". Big stuff is like my games carry. a game about war. and Annalise - fully produced books containing games that reward your creative investment in them over time, sold at appropriate margins to pay for themselves and continue funding my imprint. Little stuff is like my microgames series and Haunted - small ideas, artfully packaged and produced at as low a cost as I can afford to get them into people hands.
All patrons get an invite to a private Google+ community where I'll be sharing works-in-progress, asking for feedback and generally throwing out all my weird little ideas for comment. If you choose to participate in that, it means you'll probably end up influencing what I do actually bring to completion, which is an exciting thing for me!
Supporters at the "little stuff" level get my little projects as the reward. If I do another microgame, you get a copy! That kind of thing.
Supporters at the "big stuff" level get some kind of exclusive content, early access, discounts on the final product (including free digital versions), or other bennie. I don't want to promise the thing itself, because I could be producing pieces at all kinds of price points, but you will get something special. And, of course, you get the "little stuff" rewards as well.
What To Expect
Some of the little ideas I currently have include:
Supplementary material for my existing games (like more Guided Play Scenarios for Annalise)
Microgame ideas (like a board-based fiction game about revolution)
Ideas for more art/graphic design projects, like custom decks of cards, some shirt designs, stuff like that
And some big ideas:
A two-player game where you play the forces of good and evil at the climax of their eternal struggle
A long-form fiction game where you play circus folk on their journey through turn-of-the-20th-century America
A design for a wooden wine rack that flatpacks for shipping and fits in small horizontal spaces
I don't expect to realistically be releasing stuff more frequently than once a month, maybe twice at most (like a big thing and a small thing). But we'll see how it goes! I expect to adjust how this whole thing works once we have a chance to...see how it's working.
I hope you'll join me in this new journey!
Thank You So Much!