David Flor

David Flor

is creating RPG content

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patrons
Who?

My name is David Flor and I've been a software engineer/architect and game designer for as long as I can remember (going on 30+ years, if you must know). In the past I was primarily a video game designer, tinkering with any number of video game engines until something stuck, and eventually it did: I was the Lead Developer of "The Opera", a "total conversion" for Half-Life that was released in 2001 and reportedly downloaded a quarter of a million times before fading into obscurity (and it would have done better if it weren't for this other lesser known competing "total conversion" called CounterStrike... Maybe you've heard of it...).

Anyway, in the last several years - since the release of D&D 4th Edition - I have been developing content for roleplaying games, now primarily for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, under my own company Darklight Interactive.

In the last few years, in addition to publishing quite a few things, I have had two successful Kickstarters:
Because of the need to support my family, I haven't been doing as much RPG work as I would like. With your help and your interest, I hope to change that.

Stuff In the Works

I have a few projects in the works, languishing on my hard drive just waiting to get published:
  • My single largest campaign, which I've been developing for four years now, is a three part series called "The Coming Dark". It was originally written for 4th Edition three years ago, and quite frankly wasn't very good. Since then it has gone through multiple mutations, including attempts at a Pathfinder and 13th Age version, but recently I converted "Chapter One" in to 5th Edition and launched a successful Kickstarter; the other two chapters are in my head, so I need to get around to writing them down.
  • Once Pelgrane Press published the Archmage Engine SRD, I immediately began work on a project I've been kind of dreaming about for some time and couldn't do for various reasons (such as the framed "cease and desist" order I have on my wall). The project the "Atomic Age RPG", a post-apocalyptic roleplaying game based on a combination between the zaniness that is Gamma World (*writes check!*) and the gritty realism of a Mad Max-like world. It's been dormant for some time now - all the mechanics are mostly done, but it's severely lacking in lore -  and likely needs to get up to speed with the advances the Archmage Engine (which drives 13th Age) has made.
  • I have recently started trying to publish consistently in the DM's Guild, starting with The Festival of Magic and The Absent-Minded Alchemist. I'm hoping to keep that trend going.
In addition to adventures, I have also done my fair share of tactical maps. I have published five map packs in the past, and continue to improve my skills. Except for one instance (the island map in Heart of Fire), all the maps included in my adventures were done by me and me alone. To get an example of the sort of thing I can do, you can visit my DeviantArt page.

So What's the Objective?


Although I have some major projects I'd like to dedicate some time to, I love creating in general... And I am hoping that this Patreon gathers enough interest to give me the reason to create content on a regular basis. That being said, my intent is to question you backers (I don't know how Patreon works in this regard, but I'll find a way) and see what sort of things you like to see, and then develop that content. Could be some tactical maps (so long as they are within the range of my abilities), could be monsters, traps, scenes, classes, magic items, or perhaps full blown adventures. Part of me hopes this Patreon will go far, allowing me to stretch my abilities to the fullest so that you may benefit.

So what do you get?
  • "Behind the scenes" access to my development process. Where most people might get the actual product through Kickstarter, Patreon supporters will get periodic updates and insight as to how creating the product happens.
  • Access to my Discord channel. I'm not quite sure how to use Discord yet, but I'll figure that out.
  • With enough interest in seeing me do what I do, I will hopefully stream on Twitch a lot more than I do now.
  • Anything I create, you'll see first. I'll do my best to keep that promise... sometimes it's hard to resist bragging about something on Twitter, so yeah.
  • At the $5/month Patreon level or higher, you'll receive any of the "one shot" short adventures - like Party Crashers - I release through the Drive Thru RPG or the DM's Guild (whether I can give you DM's Guilds content is still unclear due to the Guild's distribution guidelines and limitations)
  • I'd like to game more personally, so I'm thinking it would be a spectacular idea to invite some of my larger backers to a private game that I will DM.
  • You might even get to see what I look like! (If you're wondering, I look like Harold Ramis in the 80s. Yes, seriously, I really do.)
  • Whatever else I can think of!

The primary use of this Patreon will likely be to fund the development of smaller "one shot" adventures that I will distribute through either the DM's Guild or through Drive Thru RPG. That will get my name out there in a better light than it already is, and hopefully make my larger products better in the end. It will also serve as a sort of self-motivation; it's been a while since I've published consistently, so I hope this will motivate me to really getting in the swing of things.

All in all, I want to keep doing what I do for the benefit of the masses. I'm hoping some of you out there will help me do that.

Thank you for all your support!
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
Every little bit helps! This will grant you access to my activity stream, some talk about my creative processes, and option to have a say in the future content I will be working on (TCD, CoD, AARPG, or whatever else).
Includes Discord rewards
Elite Supporter
$5 or more per month

In addition to the above, you will also receive any of the "one shot" adventures I release (distribution guildelines notwithstanding) as soon as they become available.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
0% complete
If we somehow reach this goal, the products I release will be significantly better because it's likely I'll be able to afford some actual professional editing. This will also make it much easier for me to dedicate a little more time to publishing since I won't be panicking to make ends meet.
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Who?

My name is David Flor and I've been a software engineer/architect and game designer for as long as I can remember (going on 30+ years, if you must know). In the past I was primarily a video game designer, tinkering with any number of video game engines until something stuck, and eventually it did: I was the Lead Developer of "The Opera", a "total conversion" for Half-Life that was released in 2001 and reportedly downloaded a quarter of a million times before fading into obscurity (and it would have done better if it weren't for this other lesser known competing "total conversion" called CounterStrike... Maybe you've heard of it...).

Anyway, in the last several years - since the release of D&D 4th Edition - I have been developing content for roleplaying games, now primarily for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, under my own company Darklight Interactive.

In the last few years, in addition to publishing quite a few things, I have had two successful Kickstarters:
Because of the need to support my family, I haven't been doing as much RPG work as I would like. With your help and your interest, I hope to change that.

Stuff In the Works

I have a few projects in the works, languishing on my hard drive just waiting to get published:
  • My single largest campaign, which I've been developing for four years now, is a three part series called "The Coming Dark". It was originally written for 4th Edition three years ago, and quite frankly wasn't very good. Since then it has gone through multiple mutations, including attempts at a Pathfinder and 13th Age version, but recently I converted "Chapter One" in to 5th Edition and launched a successful Kickstarter; the other two chapters are in my head, so I need to get around to writing them down.
  • Once Pelgrane Press published the Archmage Engine SRD, I immediately began work on a project I've been kind of dreaming about for some time and couldn't do for various reasons (such as the framed "cease and desist" order I have on my wall). The project the "Atomic Age RPG", a post-apocalyptic roleplaying game based on a combination between the zaniness that is Gamma World (*writes check!*) and the gritty realism of a Mad Max-like world. It's been dormant for some time now - all the mechanics are mostly done, but it's severely lacking in lore -  and likely needs to get up to speed with the advances the Archmage Engine (which drives 13th Age) has made.
  • I have recently started trying to publish consistently in the DM's Guild, starting with The Festival of Magic and The Absent-Minded Alchemist. I'm hoping to keep that trend going.
In addition to adventures, I have also done my fair share of tactical maps. I have published five map packs in the past, and continue to improve my skills. Except for one instance (the island map in Heart of Fire), all the maps included in my adventures were done by me and me alone. To get an example of the sort of thing I can do, you can visit my DeviantArt page.

So What's the Objective?


Although I have some major projects I'd like to dedicate some time to, I love creating in general... And I am hoping that this Patreon gathers enough interest to give me the reason to create content on a regular basis. That being said, my intent is to question you backers (I don't know how Patreon works in this regard, but I'll find a way) and see what sort of things you like to see, and then develop that content. Could be some tactical maps (so long as they are within the range of my abilities), could be monsters, traps, scenes, classes, magic items, or perhaps full blown adventures. Part of me hopes this Patreon will go far, allowing me to stretch my abilities to the fullest so that you may benefit.

So what do you get?
  • "Behind the scenes" access to my development process. Where most people might get the actual product through Kickstarter, Patreon supporters will get periodic updates and insight as to how creating the product happens.
  • Access to my Discord channel. I'm not quite sure how to use Discord yet, but I'll figure that out.
  • With enough interest in seeing me do what I do, I will hopefully stream on Twitch a lot more than I do now.
  • Anything I create, you'll see first. I'll do my best to keep that promise... sometimes it's hard to resist bragging about something on Twitter, so yeah.
  • At the $5/month Patreon level or higher, you'll receive any of the "one shot" short adventures - like Party Crashers - I release through the Drive Thru RPG or the DM's Guild (whether I can give you DM's Guilds content is still unclear due to the Guild's distribution guidelines and limitations)
  • I'd like to game more personally, so I'm thinking it would be a spectacular idea to invite some of my larger backers to a private game that I will DM.
  • You might even get to see what I look like! (If you're wondering, I look like Harold Ramis in the 80s. Yes, seriously, I really do.)
  • Whatever else I can think of!

The primary use of this Patreon will likely be to fund the development of smaller "one shot" adventures that I will distribute through either the DM's Guild or through Drive Thru RPG. That will get my name out there in a better light than it already is, and hopefully make my larger products better in the end. It will also serve as a sort of self-motivation; it's been a while since I've published consistently, so I hope this will motivate me to really getting in the swing of things.

All in all, I want to keep doing what I do for the benefit of the masses. I'm hoping some of you out there will help me do that.

Thank you for all your support!

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
Every little bit helps! This will grant you access to my activity stream, some talk about my creative processes, and option to have a say in the future content I will be working on (TCD, CoD, AARPG, or whatever else).
Includes Discord rewards
Elite Supporter
$5 or more per month

In addition to the above, you will also receive any of the "one shot" adventures I release (distribution guildelines notwithstanding) as soon as they become available.

Includes Discord rewards