Autarch LLC is creating Games
147

patrons

$607
per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
Ave, Patron!
Welcome to Autarch's Patreon! Over two thousand years ago, the ancient Romans developed a flourishing system where aristocrats of wealth and power served as sponsors and benefactors, becoming known as "patrons". We hope that, as Caesar was to Brutus, you will be to us - one of our patrons! (We promise not to stab you on the Senate floor.) 

Why We Need Your Support
Since its inception in 2011, we have been fortunate to have the support of generous crowdfunding backers for all of our initiatives. We began with a Kickstarter for our flagship title, the Adventurer Conqueror King System (ACKS), an old-school fantasy RPG designed to support campaign play. With its sweeping mechanics for strongholds, realms, thieves' guilds, wizard's sanctums, and magical research, ACKS allowed players to follow the likes of Aragorn, Conan, and Theseus on the path from wanderer to monarch. We followed ACKS with another Kickstarter for the Player's Companion, which provided a framework for custom character classes, class templates, and custom spells, transforming ACKS into a tool kit for judges. Next came our Domains at War Kickstarter, which brought epic battles and strategic warfare to the tabletop, allowing players to bring their ACKS characters into a miniature battle system. Then The Sinister Stone of Sakkara Kickstarter opened the world of the Auran Empire, default setting of ACKS, with a starter town and multi-level starter dungeon to kick off your campaigns. And next, Lairs & Encounters will provide over 100 monster lairs, along with expanded mechanics for monster proficiencies, taming and training monsters, and custom monster-building. 

But it's not enough! We want to release more!

Specifically, we want to release a lot of content for ACKS that doesn't necessarily fit our big Kickstarter-driven release model: New classes, new sub-mechanical systems, explorations of specific themes within the game, short adventure scenarios, and more! Your pledges will make this possible by supporting the creation of Axioms.

The Basic Idea
Axioms will be a publication supporting ACKS and our other products. Each issue of Axioms will include at least 4 articles crafted by either our in-house designers and editors, or by our talented pool of writers that are already active in the ACKS community. Our hope is to publish an issue of Axioms each quarter. 

We're aiming for about 5,000 words of content each issue - more if funding permits. Everything we write each month will be released as a "content update" for our patrons here. Every three content updates, we will bundle up everything we've written into the "issue" for distribution to our patrons. A month later, the issue will be released on DriveThruRPG. 

Depending on the level of support we receive, the issues of Axioms might range from a minimalist PDF to a fully-illustrated magazine with full-color cover and even a print-on-demand softcover. See the Goals sidebar for more details.

Whatever the budget supports, you can be assured you'll be getting the level of quality you've come to expect from Autarch: Well-tested and balanced game mechanics, thorough historical and economic grounding, obscure references to a campaign setting we haven't released yet, and the warm comfort of knowing that a set of really complex spreadsheets is behind all the numbers.  

Thanks for checking out our Patreon!
 


Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
86 patrons
Adventurer: You will receive monthly content updates as articles are written, as well as a PDF each quarter presenting all of the articles as a complete issue of Axioms. If you make an account on the Autarch forums, your profile there will be marked with a special badge showing your level of patronage.
Pledge $5 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
46 patrons
Conqueror: You will receive all the benefits of the Adventurer. In addition, you will get:
  • A coupon for at-cost printing of Axioms if/when it comes out on DriveThruRPG (dependent on goal level).
  • A PDF copy of the Collected Wisdom of the Autarchs, an indexed compendium of rules and clarifications from the Ask the Autarchs Forum. Collected Wisdom will be updated annually, and if you've been a Conqueror patron for at least 6 months, you'll get that update. 
Pledge $10 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
20 patrons
King: You will receive all the benefits of the Conqueror. In addition, you will get:
  • An invitation to a 1-hour monthly chat on Google Hangouts where King-level patrons can learn about our plans for the games and offer inputs and advice.  
  • Each time we deliver an issue of Axioms, a coupon for at-cost printing of your choice of any one of our print-on-demand books from DriveThruRPG for your personal use. You just pay printing and shipping cost.
Pledge $25 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
2 patrons
Emperor: You will receive all the benefits of a King. In addition, you will get:
  • An invitation to preview all of our future Kickstarters before they go live, so you can offer your input and advice on goals and rewards, and make sure you're positioned to get the reward of your choice when the Kickstarter launches.
  • Each month, a coupon for at-cost printing of your choice of any one of our print-on-demand books from DriveThruRPG for your personal use. You just pay printing and shipping cost.
Pledge $50 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
1 patron
Demigod: You will receive all the benefits of an Emperor. In addition you will get*:
  • A sneak preview of upcoming products in draft format - at least one sneak peak each time we release an issue of Axioms!
  • A private monthly 30-minute design discussion with the Autarchs, on your choice of medium (phone/Skype/Google/etc.), where you can learn about our plans for the games and offer input and advice.
  • Each month, a coupon for at-cost printing of any/all of our print-on-demand books from DriveThruRPG for your personal use. You just pay printing and shipping cost.
*Autarch will ask for a basic non-disclosure agreement before providing confidential drafts and information.
Pledge $100 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
1 patron
Patron Deity: You will receive all the benefits of a Demigod. In addition, you will get*:
  • Access to a dropbox where you can see all our new content under development and offer feedback on how things are shaping up.
  • Access to the spreadsheets ("Mathematics Behind the Scenes") that were used to design and build ACKS.
  • The opportunity to commission one article each issue on a topic of your choice! 
  • Unlimited at-cost printing of any of our print-on-demand books from DriveThruRPG for your personal use! You just pay printing and shipping cost. 
*Autarch will ask for a basic non-disclosure agreement before providing confidential drafts and information.
Goals
$607 of $3,000 per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
At our final goal level, Axioms will be increased to 12,500 words long (~10 articles). Every article will be illustrated with a quarter-page black and white image, and at least one article will be an adventure scenario with a map. The overall issue will have a full-color cover. The entire issue will be released as a print-on-demand softcover, with all of our patrons receiving an at-cost coupon for the POD.
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Ave, Patron!
Welcome to Autarch's Patreon! Over two thousand years ago, the ancient Romans developed a flourishing system where aristocrats of wealth and power served as sponsors and benefactors, becoming known as "patrons". We hope that, as Caesar was to Brutus, you will be to us - one of our patrons! (We promise not to stab you on the Senate floor.) 

Why We Need Your Support
Since its inception in 2011, we have been fortunate to have the support of generous crowdfunding backers for all of our initiatives. We began with a Kickstarter for our flagship title, the Adventurer Conqueror King System (ACKS), an old-school fantasy RPG designed to support campaign play. With its sweeping mechanics for strongholds, realms, thieves' guilds, wizard's sanctums, and magical research, ACKS allowed players to follow the likes of Aragorn, Conan, and Theseus on the path from wanderer to monarch. We followed ACKS with another Kickstarter for the Player's Companion, which provided a framework for custom character classes, class templates, and custom spells, transforming ACKS into a tool kit for judges. Next came our Domains at War Kickstarter, which brought epic battles and strategic warfare to the tabletop, allowing players to bring their ACKS characters into a miniature battle system. Then The Sinister Stone of Sakkara Kickstarter opened the world of the Auran Empire, default setting of ACKS, with a starter town and multi-level starter dungeon to kick off your campaigns. And next, Lairs & Encounters will provide over 100 monster lairs, along with expanded mechanics for monster proficiencies, taming and training monsters, and custom monster-building. 

But it's not enough! We want to release more!

Specifically, we want to release a lot of content for ACKS that doesn't necessarily fit our big Kickstarter-driven release model: New classes, new sub-mechanical systems, explorations of specific themes within the game, short adventure scenarios, and more! Your pledges will make this possible by supporting the creation of Axioms.

The Basic Idea
Axioms will be a publication supporting ACKS and our other products. Each issue of Axioms will include at least 4 articles crafted by either our in-house designers and editors, or by our talented pool of writers that are already active in the ACKS community. Our hope is to publish an issue of Axioms each quarter. 

We're aiming for about 5,000 words of content each issue - more if funding permits. Everything we write each month will be released as a "content update" for our patrons here. Every three content updates, we will bundle up everything we've written into the "issue" for distribution to our patrons. A month later, the issue will be released on DriveThruRPG. 

Depending on the level of support we receive, the issues of Axioms might range from a minimalist PDF to a fully-illustrated magazine with full-color cover and even a print-on-demand softcover. See the Goals sidebar for more details.

Whatever the budget supports, you can be assured you'll be getting the level of quality you've come to expect from Autarch: Well-tested and balanced game mechanics, thorough historical and economic grounding, obscure references to a campaign setting we haven't released yet, and the warm comfort of knowing that a set of really complex spreadsheets is behind all the numbers.  

Thanks for checking out our Patreon!
 


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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
86 patrons
Adventurer: You will receive monthly content updates as articles are written, as well as a PDF each quarter presenting all of the articles as a complete issue of Axioms. If you make an account on the Autarch forums, your profile there will be marked with a special badge showing your level of patronage.
Pledge $5 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
46 patrons
Conqueror: You will receive all the benefits of the Adventurer. In addition, you will get:
  • A coupon for at-cost printing of Axioms if/when it comes out on DriveThruRPG (dependent on goal level).
  • A PDF copy of the Collected Wisdom of the Autarchs, an indexed compendium of rules and clarifications from the Ask the Autarchs Forum. Collected Wisdom will be updated annually, and if you've been a Conqueror patron for at least 6 months, you'll get that update. 
Pledge $10 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
20 patrons
King: You will receive all the benefits of the Conqueror. In addition, you will get:
  • An invitation to a 1-hour monthly chat on Google Hangouts where King-level patrons can learn about our plans for the games and offer inputs and advice.  
  • Each time we deliver an issue of Axioms, a coupon for at-cost printing of your choice of any one of our print-on-demand books from DriveThruRPG for your personal use. You just pay printing and shipping cost.
Pledge $25 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
2 patrons
Emperor: You will receive all the benefits of a King. In addition, you will get:
  • An invitation to preview all of our future Kickstarters before they go live, so you can offer your input and advice on goals and rewards, and make sure you're positioned to get the reward of your choice when the Kickstarter launches.
  • Each month, a coupon for at-cost printing of your choice of any one of our print-on-demand books from DriveThruRPG for your personal use. You just pay printing and shipping cost.
Pledge $50 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
1 patron
Demigod: You will receive all the benefits of an Emperor. In addition you will get*:
  • A sneak preview of upcoming products in draft format - at least one sneak peak each time we release an issue of Axioms!
  • A private monthly 30-minute design discussion with the Autarchs, on your choice of medium (phone/Skype/Google/etc.), where you can learn about our plans for the games and offer input and advice.
  • Each month, a coupon for at-cost printing of any/all of our print-on-demand books from DriveThruRPG for your personal use. You just pay printing and shipping cost.
*Autarch will ask for a basic non-disclosure agreement before providing confidential drafts and information.
Pledge $100 or more per Content Update (1,250 words or more, max 1 per month)
1 patron
Patron Deity: You will receive all the benefits of a Demigod. In addition, you will get*:
  • Access to a dropbox where you can see all our new content under development and offer feedback on how things are shaping up.
  • Access to the spreadsheets ("Mathematics Behind the Scenes") that were used to design and build ACKS.
  • The opportunity to commission one article each issue on a topic of your choice! 
  • Unlimited at-cost printing of any of our print-on-demand books from DriveThruRPG for your personal use! You just pay printing and shipping cost. 
*Autarch will ask for a basic non-disclosure agreement before providing confidential drafts and information.