Support Local Creators Via Patreon!

Patreon is a service that allows you to regularly give money to people for stuff that they do. Mostly art and writing stuff! We’ve tried to gather together people right here in the Valley that you can support and keep in rent and food and such.

It might not seem like much to pitch in a few bucks a month, but for artists who might have variable pay schedules for almost all of the work they do, having a source of steady income is a really big deal. Plus this cash goes straight to the artist which is kind of what you want, right? And, because they’re local artists, they’re going to put that money back into the community! It is a process which will bring you nothing but joy.

Just click a name and you’ll be taken to the Patreon page of these spectacular folks!

So, who can you support locally via this particular service? In alphabetical order:

Meguey Baker

  • What is created?
    • “Wishing Games”
    • They’re like folk RPGs? They seem to split the difference between a sit-down RPG and like… tag. The’re really interesting!
    • You can check out a preview of one of the games here: The Holly and the Ivy!
  • How often do you pay?
    • Per item created, a total of eight. Not sure if this is still relevant now that the year is up, actually!
  • What do you receive for supporting?
    • Thanks ($1 or more)
    • All previous tiers plus copies of the Games ($3 or more)
    • All previous tiers plus play with Meguey at a con! ($15 or more)

Vincent Baker

  • What Is created?
    • A window into game design.
    • Basically, each installment of this series will give patrons the chance to watch Vincent work on games from concept to creation.
    • You can see an example here – Apocalypse World: Nightmare City!
  • How often do you pay?
    • Per each installment.
    • 0-2 installments per month.
  • What do you receive for supporting?
    • Full access to Patron-only game sketches, drafts, and analysis ($1 or more)
    • All previous tiers plus invitations to monthly private discussions ($3 or more)
    • All previous tiers plus membership to a private discussion forum and the ability to make futile suggestions to a capricious creator ($10 or more)

Emily Care Boss

  • What Is created?
    • Hacks and mods to the Romance Trilogy of games!
    • Hacks and mods mean like, taking the basic rule-set of the originals but altering things to make for a new experience. So for instance, a sequel to Under the Skin using the same ruleset.
  • How often do you pay?
    • Per Hack or Mod.
    • Looks like about once per month.
  • What do you receive for supporting?
    • The plain-text hack or mod of the month plus a discount coupon for the final Romance Trilogy PDF ($1 or more)
    • All previous tiers plus a PDF of the hack or mod of the month plus the discount coupon ($2 or more)
    • All previous tiers plus a bonus hack or mod PDF and sneak previews of games in progress ($5 or more)

KC Green

  • What Is created?
  • How often do you pay?
    • Once a month.
  • What do you receive for supporting?
    • Access to a Backer Blog that has sketches, unfinished pages, unposted pages, secret stuff! Cool stuff. Things no one will believe you’ve ever seen, but you’ll know. ($1 or more)

Joshua A.C. Newman

  • What Is created?
    • Aliens! Essays about aliens! Languages! Ecosystems! Art! So much neat stuff.
    • Like, all the neat high-concept stuff that we love about big interesting space opera writing, distilled.
  • How often do you pay?
    • Just about once every two weeks.
  • What do you receive for supporting?
    • Hey, thanks! ($1 or more)
    • All previous tiers plus an update so you know what’s coming, plus access to high-res files and process photos! Plus, you can ask leading questions to be answered with future art! ($2 or more)
    • All previous tiers plus all the content in eReader-friendly formats! Plus collections of serialized stories and full process series when they’re complete. PLUS you’ll get a PDF of Shock: Social Science Fiction and Shock: Human Contact. ($3 or more)
    • All previous tiers plus worldbuilding advice! Anyone at this tier can get a chat for one hour a month to talk about how to build interesting worlds for your roleplaying games, novels, comics, whatever you like. ($10 or more)
    • All previous tiers plus mutual creator support! Subject to editorial discretion, your project will get posted on the blog and on a page in each eBook. Joshua is particularly excited to help out other independent creators! ($20 or more)

Epidiah Ravochol

  • What Is created?
    • Worlds Without Master
    • An adventure fiction and gaming magazine featuring short fiction and games from Epidiah and many other great creators! Each issue has two illustrated stories, a comic, an illustrated game or article, and a bunch of interesting miscellaneous stuff!
    • It’s like one of those old glossy RPG magazines, only much better. It has entire RPGs resting within it!
  • How often do you pay?
    • Per Issue, one a month.
  • What do you receive for supporting?
    • A PDF of the fiction only, no comics games or illustrations. BUT a coupon code to get the rest of the issue for $1.99, meaning you can basically pick if you want to pay patron price for the rest. ($1 or more)
    • A PDF of the issue when the electronic version is released, and within a little bit a print version shipped to you at cost if you like. ($2.99 or more)
    • Higher pledge levels allow you to share patronage with friends!
    • You also get free ad space at the website and within the pages of the magazine!

Wow! So many awesome local creators! You can get comics, games, fiction, why you can get almost anything you desire! Not even a need for a sinister compact with an elder being in order to gain this boon, which is a big old plus in our book.

Have we missed anyone? Is there a local Patreon out there you’d like us to feature? Let us know!

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