Avery Mcdaldno is creating
little games, critical reflections about play, resources

using games to challenge and explore.

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At this level, I'll bring in and pay a co-developer each month. This will mean very different things with each game or experiment. It might include: paying an editor, paying an artist to do multiple pieces, paying someone to code a web app, or splitting the funds with someone who shares equal design work.


my name is Avery Alder Mcdaldno. Buried Without Ceremony is my workshop. i design games and work hard to be a good person. they/them/theirs.


Vancouver, BC, Canada

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I think I've found my calling. It's designing games and supporting cultures of play.

My game design work (which includes Monsterhearts, The Quiet Year, and Dream Askew) is all contained at Buried Without Ceremony. You'll notice that there's a page of free games, which this Patreon campaign helps me set aside the time to create.

I'm the current coordinator of Game Chef (a global, multi-lingual game design competition), the founder and curator of Imaginary Funerals, a founder of Terminal City Story Games, and a big advocate of queer games. I've been doing a number of talks recently (in Sweden, Toronto, Calgary, Berkeley, New York and New Jersey), and am in the process of transcribing several of them.

I want to keep releasing free games, writing critically about games and play, developing workshop outlines, transcribing talks, running accessible game design events, and experimenting with the medium of games. Rent and grocery bills keep existing for some reason, and my energy is limited. This Patreon makes it possible for me to dedicate my time to scrappy projects, micro-games, alternate-reality play-as-you-live-your-life games, writing, resources, and games-related community endeavours. Whatever you pledge - you'll get charged once monthly. I'll post something every month, whether it's a game or an article or a new project announcement.

Thanks for helping me maintain these priorities.
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