Black Candle Games

is creating Tenebrous Tabletop RPG Content

10

patrons

$28

per month

Welcome to the Inner Circle

We are Black Candle Games, a small publisher focused on creating inspired, accessible, and evocative adventures and supplements for tabletop RPGs. We also develop our own games, and currently have one in the works. If you'd like to see some of our stuff, check here.

Who Even Are You People?

Collectively, we have decades of experience creating and running games. We also have the experience of 5 ENnies under our belt, as well as multiple best-seller medals on DriveThruRPG. We've worked with some of the biggest publishers in the RPG industry such as Wizards of the Coast, Schwalb Entertainment, Kobold Press, and Baldman Games. While it's been great to work with them on an individual basis, we needed a space to call our own, and so we formed in early 2018.

What Is This Patreon For?

Being a small publisher starting from next to nothing means it's nigh impossible to build up funds for an art budget or pay freelancers, graphic designers, and other talented folks to help us ensure our releases are among the best small publishers have to offer. We're committed to our mission of creating content at dwarven craftsmanship levels - this means no clip art, clean and professional layouts, and consistent aesthetics. Patreon will not only allow us to grow closer to our community, but also help ensure we can stay true to our quality commitment.

All funds earned via this Patreon will 100% be poured back into our work. In addition to costs discussed above, a small portion of these funds would go to general costs of operation such as annual domain registration & web hosting.


Tiers
Acolyte
$1 or more per month

Acolytes are the foundation of what we do here, it's the simplest and cheapest way to show your support. By doing so you'll have early access to exclusive content here on Patreon, such as dev diaries and more. You'll also have early access to upcoming news and blog posts as well as be listed among the credits in our products. 

 

  • Early access to News & Blog Posts.
  • Access to exclusive content.
  • Your name listed among the Acolyte tier supporter credits within our products.
Initiate
$3 or more per month

Initiates are those willing to sacrifice a little more to contribute to the greater ritual. In addition to all the Acolyte benefits, you'll also receive beta playtest materials and participate in playtesting events before they go public.


  • All Acolyte rewards
  • Early access to playtest materials.
  • Your name listed among Initiate tier supporter credits within our products.
Cultist
$5 or more per month

Cultists are the most devoted members of our cloister, in addition to all Acolyte and Initiate rewards you'll get to influence our work. Cultists will be called upon to help name characters, creatures, locales and more as well as participate in polls and discussions about upcoming products. 


Also, you'll have opportunities to submit your own creations to be included (and credited) within some of our products. Additionally upon request, Cultists can have a Black Candle Games sticker mailed to them.


  • All Acolyte and Initiate rewards.
  • Assist in our creative process via discussion, polls, feedback, naming assets, and more.
  • Receive a BCG sticker to slap on your laptop / bumper / phone / skull chalice which you sip the blood of your enemies from. (US / CA only)
  •  Your name listed among Cultist tier supporter credits within our products.
Goals
$28 of $50 per month
If we're able to reach $50 / month, we'll start a monthly podcast where we discuss what's going on behind the scenes, take questions from our patrons, interview game designers and artists within the industry, and aggregate the biggest news stories from the tabletop scene over the past month.
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Welcome to the Inner Circle

We are Black Candle Games, a small publisher focused on creating inspired, accessible, and evocative adventures and supplements for tabletop RPGs. We also develop our own games, and currently have one in the works. If you'd like to see some of our stuff, check here.

Who Even Are You People?

Collectively, we have decades of experience creating and running games. We also have the experience of 5 ENnies under our belt, as well as multiple best-seller medals on DriveThruRPG. We've worked with some of the biggest publishers in the RPG industry such as Wizards of the Coast, Schwalb Entertainment, Kobold Press, and Baldman Games. While it's been great to work with them on an individual basis, we needed a space to call our own, and so we formed in early 2018.

What Is This Patreon For?

Being a small publisher starting from next to nothing means it's nigh impossible to build up funds for an art budget or pay freelancers, graphic designers, and other talented folks to help us ensure our releases are among the best small publishers have to offer. We're committed to our mission of creating content at dwarven craftsmanship levels - this means no clip art, clean and professional layouts, and consistent aesthetics. Patreon will not only allow us to grow closer to our community, but also help ensure we can stay true to our quality commitment.

All funds earned via this Patreon will 100% be poured back into our work. In addition to costs discussed above, a small portion of these funds would go to general costs of operation such as annual domain registration & web hosting.


Recent posts by Black Candle Games

Tiers
Acolyte
$1 or more per month

Acolytes are the foundation of what we do here, it's the simplest and cheapest way to show your support. By doing so you'll have early access to exclusive content here on Patreon, such as dev diaries and more. You'll also have early access to upcoming news and blog posts as well as be listed among the credits in our products. 

 

  • Early access to News & Blog Posts.
  • Access to exclusive content.
  • Your name listed among the Acolyte tier supporter credits within our products.
Initiate
$3 or more per month

Initiates are those willing to sacrifice a little more to contribute to the greater ritual. In addition to all the Acolyte benefits, you'll also receive beta playtest materials and participate in playtesting events before they go public.


  • All Acolyte rewards
  • Early access to playtest materials.
  • Your name listed among Initiate tier supporter credits within our products.
Cultist
$5 or more per month

Cultists are the most devoted members of our cloister, in addition to all Acolyte and Initiate rewards you'll get to influence our work. Cultists will be called upon to help name characters, creatures, locales and more as well as participate in polls and discussions about upcoming products. 


Also, you'll have opportunities to submit your own creations to be included (and credited) within some of our products. Additionally upon request, Cultists can have a Black Candle Games sticker mailed to them.


  • All Acolyte and Initiate rewards.
  • Assist in our creative process via discussion, polls, feedback, naming assets, and more.
  • Receive a BCG sticker to slap on your laptop / bumper / phone / skull chalice which you sip the blood of your enemies from. (US / CA only)
  •  Your name listed among Cultist tier supporter credits within our products.