Russell Zimmerman

is creating Fiction, RPG Content, and General Geekery

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Every dollar helps, so you giving me a literal dollar is much appreciated. 

As a thank you, I'll toss you my old Warmachine story, Blisters and Bayonets, and a ton more 'starter' fiction.
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You'll get access to the compiled documents of all my existing non-NDA'ed fiction, and you'll get access to all the new stuff I post every month!
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You get access to existing fiction, you get every new monthly project, and you'll be invited to Google Hangouts whenever they happen!

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About

WHO I AM:

The freelancer RPG business isn't exactly built around instant gratification and copious fan feedback.

It can be months, even years, from the time I finish a story, and the time readers get to see it (or I get paid).

WHAT THE CAMPAIGN IS:

More writing!  Every month!   Without me going broke!

Some of the writing will be "franchise fiction," basically fanfic, just whatever little ideas pop into my head in an established setting.  These posts will have to be set to 'public' for legal reasons, but my backers will get alerts and be able to follow along.

Some of the writing will be gaming essays.  I'm a historian by education, not a fiction writer.  Sometimes I'll "cross the streams," by going back into Professor Zimmerman mode.

Last but certainly not least, some of that will be early access to my other work.  Anything I'm working on that's not under NDA?  I'll post bits of it here!

WHAT I HAVE DONE:
Most of my RPG work has been for Shadowrun, which is how I know many of you found me.

I've also contributed to several popular anthologies, novellas, and novels (both inside and outside of Shadowrun), writing stories for Vampire: The Dark Ages, Mutants & Masterminds, and more!

I also took a foray into PC gaming, working with 5 Lives Studios as lead writer on Satellite Reign, and I also wrote the tie-in novella).  I've worked on a whole host of other RPG products, as well, including Psionics: The Next Stage of Human Evolution, Earthdawn, and Wrath & Glory material.
Goals
$171 of $250 per month
Conventions Or Bust:  I'll be at GenCon or Origins, hosting some sort of meet-and-greet or Q & A panel, giving fans a chance to get together, hang out, and ask questions face to face (and probably with extra loot/swag in tow).  My patrons will get first dibs on tickets and scheduling!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 106 exclusive posts
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Audio releases
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Polls
101
Writings

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