Classic_DM is creating Dungeons & Dragons Live Play Sessions!
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patron


THEME

1978? It's now 40 years later. What do you say we revisit the classic 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons modules? I'm talking G1, G2, G3, D1, D2, D3, Q1 - everything! At my table you'll find, homemade tokens, a visceral and compelling revamp of the original story, and plenty of hack and slash, all on a stage of freehand architectural maps with multimedia, snappy visual aids, plus a touch of atmosphere. The classic modules, dungeons, and monsters from our childhood memories live on forever here.

LIVE
All shows are live, no edits, and follow the "real" feel of actually playing the game in person. The show has three core tenets:



CORE TENETS
Character:
Our party has meaningful character profiles, personalities, family connections, motivations, flaws, and purpose. The emphasis is on the characters, not a person on a web camera in their bedroom. This is the purist form of the game. It begins on screen and crystallizes in your mind like a living novel.

Context: The campaign takes the basic elements of the core modules and adds tremendous backstory and depth. Everything weaves together, from inciting incident, to plot twists, to that detective hot on the heels of the villain flair. You can follow along with copies of the classic modules, but many things are greatly expanded on, especially with the core story.

Conflict:
The adversaries feel alive, make decisions that fit the circumstances, breathing life into those core stats, hit die, armor class, and weapon choices. Our heroes, a mixed family of nobles from Ket and a wild pack of siblings of the Tiger Nomads, also have interpersonal battles where decisions and choices ultimately fall to the tension of critical die rolls, or at monumental points, decided by Patreons like you who support the show.

Obscura, "We don't have enough information to know for sure. I propose we keep searching this foul ramshackle fort until we have enough information to confirm the child is on its way to the Glacial Rift and by who."

Antola, "I suggest we minimize risk, I suggest we do both Mercede's and Obscura's course of action."

Mercede
, "I want everything here dead! After we do that, THEN we can talk about other options."


How to get involved?
I run polls at the end of episodes to give you the opportunity to make critical party choices. Anything goes here from who should get particular magic items to which way to go next. Read this article for more detail.

What you I get as a supporter?
I currently have three (3) tiers. Read about them here.
Overall, they focus on different levels of behind the scenes information and a peek at the creative process. You gain access to my particular rules sets, articles, hilarious outtake videos, and candid commentary.

I also plan to develop supporter exclusive polls at major plot points and loot distributions, and even play style choices for each characters.

FREE
All Episodes are FREE and available on Classic_DM YouTube Page. I'm not doing this for profit. There are a lot of patreons who make wonderful content, map aids, minis, and even tiles. These folks are mostly digital artists. I'm more of a architect meets video game industry (AAA) Creative Director. I'm about the experience. The game play is what matters to me. The story, the memories, the drama, and of course the heroism! No good story went anywhere with just props. This is not to take anything away from these folks, just that I'm more of a story teller than a digital artist selling my work on the side.

What I hope, is that your support enables more content, better equipment, and higher production value over time. Key lights, a  top notch digital camera, multi-camera support, audio tracks, digital battlemaps, music, campaign books, the whole nine yards. Hell, maybe my own label one day. I will eventually create my own modules, run them here, and even my own game system that is percentile based across all epochs of history.

Support certainly helps with that, but engagement with the content is the true goal now. I'm doing what I love. Let's make the show sharp, crisp, cool, slick, and reach players who still, wish they still, or dream of d20 rolls.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have fun! I respond to all comments and questions. After all - you're the player. My job is to make it real.

Classic_DM
October 18, 2018
Tiers
As if I'm a player!
$2 or more per month

A pretty good seat next to the Ogre with green teeth and the Hill Giant.  Even so, every copper piece is one more than before. No treasure horde, or good set of armor fell out of a tree. Your support is appreciated. Thank you.

A True Patron of the Game
$3 or more per month

You a true patron of the game. It takes weeks of preparation for each episode plus time and energy to think of ways to develop the videos, story, painting miniatures, making tokens, drawing maps, while remaining true to the classics. You realize this and want to see it flourish. 


You gain access to episode release schedules and access to articles where I make decisions about content. You have a voice and an opinion, so this is a way to share your insight, ideas, and criticisms.


Goals
1 of 25 patrons
EPIC ENCOUNTER
Once I reach 25 patreons, I will write and produce a customized encounter, broadcast it live, and distribute it as a FREE PDF to all patreons. This challenge will weave into the existing adventure campaign based upon when it happens. If the party happens to be in G3 - The Hall of the Fire Giant King in room 11 of level 2, the Temple of the Eye, I will add a secret passage to a unique boss encounter that is fitting for the campaign and include a custom artifact magical item. Patreons will get to vote on which character ultimately gets the item.
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THEME

1978? It's now 40 years later. What do you say we revisit the classic 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons modules? I'm talking G1, G2, G3, D1, D2, D3, Q1 - everything! At my table you'll find, homemade tokens, a visceral and compelling revamp of the original story, and plenty of hack and slash, all on a stage of freehand architectural maps with multimedia, snappy visual aids, plus a touch of atmosphere. The classic modules, dungeons, and monsters from our childhood memories live on forever here.

LIVE
All shows are live, no edits, and follow the "real" feel of actually playing the game in person. The show has three core tenets:



CORE TENETS
Character:
Our party has meaningful character profiles, personalities, family connections, motivations, flaws, and purpose. The emphasis is on the characters, not a person on a web camera in their bedroom. This is the purist form of the game. It begins on screen and crystallizes in your mind like a living novel.

Context: The campaign takes the basic elements of the core modules and adds tremendous backstory and depth. Everything weaves together, from inciting incident, to plot twists, to that detective hot on the heels of the villain flair. You can follow along with copies of the classic modules, but many things are greatly expanded on, especially with the core story.

Conflict:
The adversaries feel alive, make decisions that fit the circumstances, breathing life into those core stats, hit die, armor class, and weapon choices. Our heroes, a mixed family of nobles from Ket and a wild pack of siblings of the Tiger Nomads, also have interpersonal battles where decisions and choices ultimately fall to the tension of critical die rolls, or at monumental points, decided by Patreons like you who support the show.

Obscura, "We don't have enough information to know for sure. I propose we keep searching this foul ramshackle fort until we have enough information to confirm the child is on its way to the Glacial Rift and by who."

Antola, "I suggest we minimize risk, I suggest we do both Mercede's and Obscura's course of action."

Mercede
, "I want everything here dead! After we do that, THEN we can talk about other options."


How to get involved?
I run polls at the end of episodes to give you the opportunity to make critical party choices. Anything goes here from who should get particular magic items to which way to go next. Read this article for more detail.

What you I get as a supporter?
I currently have three (3) tiers. Read about them here.
Overall, they focus on different levels of behind the scenes information and a peek at the creative process. You gain access to my particular rules sets, articles, hilarious outtake videos, and candid commentary.

I also plan to develop supporter exclusive polls at major plot points and loot distributions, and even play style choices for each characters.

FREE
All Episodes are FREE and available on Classic_DM YouTube Page. I'm not doing this for profit. There are a lot of patreons who make wonderful content, map aids, minis, and even tiles. These folks are mostly digital artists. I'm more of a architect meets video game industry (AAA) Creative Director. I'm about the experience. The game play is what matters to me. The story, the memories, the drama, and of course the heroism! No good story went anywhere with just props. This is not to take anything away from these folks, just that I'm more of a story teller than a digital artist selling my work on the side.

What I hope, is that your support enables more content, better equipment, and higher production value over time. Key lights, a  top notch digital camera, multi-camera support, audio tracks, digital battlemaps, music, campaign books, the whole nine yards. Hell, maybe my own label one day. I will eventually create my own modules, run them here, and even my own game system that is percentile based across all epochs of history.

Support certainly helps with that, but engagement with the content is the true goal now. I'm doing what I love. Let's make the show sharp, crisp, cool, slick, and reach players who still, wish they still, or dream of d20 rolls.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have fun! I respond to all comments and questions. After all - you're the player. My job is to make it real.

Classic_DM
October 18, 2018

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Tiers
As if I'm a player!
$2 or more per month

A pretty good seat next to the Ogre with green teeth and the Hill Giant.  Even so, every copper piece is one more than before. No treasure horde, or good set of armor fell out of a tree. Your support is appreciated. Thank you.

A True Patron of the Game
$3 or more per month

You a true patron of the game. It takes weeks of preparation for each episode plus time and energy to think of ways to develop the videos, story, painting miniatures, making tokens, drawing maps, while remaining true to the classics. You realize this and want to see it flourish. 


You gain access to episode release schedules and access to articles where I make decisions about content. You have a voice and an opinion, so this is a way to share your insight, ideas, and criticisms.