Austin Ramsay

is creating podcasts and tabletop role playing games.

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There are no real tiers here. You're either a patron who can afford to throw some money my way, and want to, or you're someone who can't or won't. If you're the latter that's totally cool, I don't patronize everything I like. If you still want to support me share Beam Saber on your social media with #BeamSaber, or review Beam Saber: The Cenotaph on itunes!

If you DO patronize you will get a preview of any art commissioned for the game, unreleased rules, and a Discord role (which gets you access to a secret text channel!). Beam Saber: The Cenotaph will always be free.

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Hi! I'm Austin Ramsay. Here's what that means.

I'm a game designer. I'm the creator of Beam Saber, a Forged In the Dark game about about the pilots of powerful machines in a war that dominates every facet of life. They are trying to do their time and part, and get out physically and mentally intact. The organizations that perpetuate the War through all of known space are too incomprehensibly huge to take down. There is no “winning” the War, there is only surviving it.

I'm a streamer. Every Tuesday at 6pm EST I stream Beam Saber: The Cenotaph on Twitch. The Cenotaph are a ragtag group of Armored Walking Vehicle (AWV) pilots mandated to collect the dead from battlefields. Unfortunately for them they are also pawns in the larger conflict that is The War. I also occasionally stream PC games, generally slower based ones.

I'm a podcaster. I'm the primary GM for Beam Saber: The Cenotaph, and You Don't Meet In An Inn. Beam Saber: The Cenotaph is an edited mp3 version of the game that is live streamed on Tuesdays. You Don't Meet In An Inn is an actual play podcast about exploring obscure tabletop role playing games with a diverse cast of rotating players. It'll have it's own patreon in due time to support its costs and personnel.

Where does the money go?

  1. Paying for the price of hosting the Beam Saber podcast on libsyn.
  2. Commissioning people to make Beam Saber better with things like art.
  3. Covering unexpected costs related to Beam Saber.
  4. Encouraging me to stay focused on Beam Saber.
The money goes towards Beam Saber.

What do you get for your money?

  1. The satisfaction of supporting Beam Saber, and, by association, myself.
  2. Access to the images commissioned for Beam Saber.
That's it. The Quick Start rules for Beam Saber will remain free until I'm ready to publish the game. This patreon is about giving me money because you like what I do, and you're able to spare me the money. If you can't afford to give me money but still want to support me share Beam Saber stuff on your social media with #BeamSaber or review Beam Saber: The Cenotaph on itunes.

What do you NOT get for your money?

  1. Preferential input into the development of Beam Saber.
  2. Priority access to myself.
If you would like to give feedback about the development of Beam Saber there are instructions for that in the free rules linked above. You can also join the Beam Saber discord community to voice your opinions. I'm fairly active in the discord and responsive to reasonable emails, both of which non-patrons have access to.

In Conclusion

TTRPGs are one of my greatest passions and the idea of getting paid to work on them is wonderful! One day I hope to get Beam Saber published, and when that happens you will be part of the reason it did. Thank you for considering to support me or choosing to do so.

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