Epidiah is creating Worlds Without Master
431

patrons

$1,374
per issue
Worlds Without Master is an adventure fiction and gaming magazine featuring sword & sorcery short fiction and games from Epidiah Ravachol and many others. A magazine that will grow in size and content as its Patron Horde grows in number.


Currently, each issue of Worlds Without Master has within its pages two illustrated tales, a comic, an illustrated game or article, and a miscellany of fantastic bric-a-brac to pepper your stories and games with.


Bryant Paul Johnson's comic Oh, the Beating Drum! and Matt Smith's Barbarian Lord have both graced these pages, and all auspices say they will again, along with Wolf Neighbours, a new comic from Rachel Kahn.Worlds Without Master has also featured a number of roleplaying games that have begun to make a name for themselves, including Enter the AvengerWolfspellA Scoundrel in the Deep, and Swords Without Master.

Here's what fellow members of the Patron Horde have to say about Worlds and its content.

"Worlds is my first magazine subscription since the last millennium. I had forgotten how fun it is to get a bunch of good stuff in the (e)mail every now and then." –Eric Nieudan

"Swords Without Master never fails to produce a tale dripping with adventure, mystery, and fantastic imagery. . . . If you like swords and sorcery, or any atypical fantasy that makes its own path, Worlds Without Master is the place to get both. I'm excited to find out what will come in each issue!" –Aaron Feild

"Right now, Swords Without Master by Epidiah Ravachol is my favorite roleplaying game and it’s not particularly close." –Keith Stetson

"Just...buy it. You spent how much on lunch this week?" –Ben Jarvis

 

The Perks of the Patron Horde

All are welcome to Eppy's fiction for free. Even those who have yet to join the Patron Horde.

  • If you pledge at $2.99 or more, you will get a PDF of the issue when the electronic version is release. And then within a few weeks, you can choose to have a copy printed and shipped to you at cost.
  • If you pledge at the $1 level, you will get a PDF of the fiction, sans the comics, games and illustrations; but you will also receive a coupon code to get the full issue for only $1.99 more, effectively allowing you to buy the issue at the patron price of $2.99.
  • Higher pledge levels allow you to share your patronage with companions and allies.
  • All members of the Patron Horde have free ad space awaiting them at www.WorldsWithoutMaster.com/from-the-horde/ and within the pages of the magazine itself.


Eppy's Plan

If you're curious about how the magazine is made, keep an eye on the  Worlds blog for posts like this one. All decisions made about the magazine are made with these goals in mind:

  • To publish monthly, never more often than that;
  • To publish enough fiction, games & related articles to last you the whole month;
  • To publish a magazine the gods themselves would stock in their waiting room;
  • And to  pay my contributors a highly competitive rate.


How to Aid in this Endeavor

Join the Patron Horde.
  • Spend as little as $1 per issue.
  • You only pay when an issue is published, and never more than once a month.
  • Discount packages for sparring partners & entire gaming groups are available.

Spread the word.
  • The more patrons we get the more content we can afford.
  • Tell friend and foe alike!

Contribute.

Back Issues

All the back issues are available at WorldsWithoutMaster.com and at DriveThruFictionOr try out the new Payhip Store where you can save 25% on each issue just by sharing it with Twitter or Facebook.

Music Credit: "Feral Chase" & "Stoneworld Battle" by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per issue
6 patrons
The Chronicler
Just the fiction. At this level, you will receive only the stories published in each issue, delivered to you as a PDF. None of that other cruft. No articles, no games, no illustrations. Just straight up, sword & sorcery fiction. (This level will also come with a coupon code that will let you purchase the full issue for just $1.99 more, should you wish to be one of the Lone Ravening Wolves for a particular month.)
Pledge $2.99 or more per issue
380 patrons
The Lone Ravening Wolf
The full subscription. At this level, you will receive the complete magazine as a PDF. Fully illustrated and as packed with as many articles and stories as we can afford. After few weeks—once the print proofs have been approved—you can choose to order a print-on-demand copy of that issue at cost (paying only for the printing and shipping).
Pledge $5 or more per issue
34 patrons
The Twain
You and a companion. At this level, you will receive the complete magazine as a PDF. Plus, you may name an adventuring companion who will also receive each issue whenever they are published. After few weeks—once the print proofs have been approved—you can both choose to order a print-on-demand copy of that issue at cost (paying only for the printing and shipping).
Pledge $10 or more per issue
8 patrons
The Adventuring Party
You and your allies. At this level, you will receive the complete magazine as a PDF. Plus, you may name up to six companions who will also receive each issue whenever it is published. After few weeks—once the print proofs have been approved—you can each choose to order a print-on-demand copy of that issue at cost (paying only for the printing and shipping).
Pledge $60 or more per issue
1 patrons (sold out!)
The Wandering Merchant
Advertising. At this level, you will not only receive the complete magazine as a PDF; but you will also be a allowed to advertise in the issue. This reward-level gives you almost a third of a page in ad space and your ad will be among content and not other ads.
Note: The cost and quantity of this reward level are based on the amount of patrons and content for the magazine. Patrons at this level will receive an email from me explaining the specifics about the ad. Advertisers are responsible for creating their own ads according to these guidelines and getting them to me in a timely matter. I reserve the right to reject any inappropriate ads.

This reward level is being phased out. Those interested in advertising in Worldsshould go to http://www.worldswithoutmaster.com/advertizing.
Goals
$1,374 of $1,488 per issue
Worlds takes a shot at a monthly schedule. With Wolf Neighbours and Barbarian Lord joining Oh, the Beating Drum! in the comics rotation, we have a chance at producing an issue every month without overly taxing anyone. And at $1,750 an issue, we have a chance of publishing them without overtaxing my wallet.
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Worlds Without Master is an adventure fiction and gaming magazine featuring sword & sorcery short fiction and games from Epidiah Ravachol and many others. A magazine that will grow in size and content as its Patron Horde grows in number.


Currently, each issue of Worlds Without Master has within its pages two illustrated tales, a comic, an illustrated game or article, and a miscellany of fantastic bric-a-brac to pepper your stories and games with.


Bryant Paul Johnson's comic Oh, the Beating Drum! and Matt Smith's Barbarian Lord have both graced these pages, and all auspices say they will again, along with Wolf Neighbours, a new comic from Rachel Kahn.Worlds Without Master has also featured a number of roleplaying games that have begun to make a name for themselves, including Enter the AvengerWolfspellA Scoundrel in the Deep, and Swords Without Master.

Here's what fellow members of the Patron Horde have to say about Worlds and its content.

"Worlds is my first magazine subscription since the last millennium. I had forgotten how fun it is to get a bunch of good stuff in the (e)mail every now and then." –Eric Nieudan

"Swords Without Master never fails to produce a tale dripping with adventure, mystery, and fantastic imagery. . . . If you like swords and sorcery, or any atypical fantasy that makes its own path, Worlds Without Master is the place to get both. I'm excited to find out what will come in each issue!" –Aaron Feild

"Right now, Swords Without Master by Epidiah Ravachol is my favorite roleplaying game and it’s not particularly close." –Keith Stetson

"Just...buy it. You spent how much on lunch this week?" –Ben Jarvis

 

The Perks of the Patron Horde

All are welcome to Eppy's fiction for free. Even those who have yet to join the Patron Horde.

  • If you pledge at $2.99 or more, you will get a PDF of the issue when the electronic version is release. And then within a few weeks, you can choose to have a copy printed and shipped to you at cost.
  • If you pledge at the $1 level, you will get a PDF of the fiction, sans the comics, games and illustrations; but you will also receive a coupon code to get the full issue for only $1.99 more, effectively allowing you to buy the issue at the patron price of $2.99.
  • Higher pledge levels allow you to share your patronage with companions and allies.
  • All members of the Patron Horde have free ad space awaiting them at www.WorldsWithoutMaster.com/from-the-horde/ and within the pages of the magazine itself.


Eppy's Plan

If you're curious about how the magazine is made, keep an eye on the  Worlds blog for posts like this one. All decisions made about the magazine are made with these goals in mind:

  • To publish monthly, never more often than that;
  • To publish enough fiction, games & related articles to last you the whole month;
  • To publish a magazine the gods themselves would stock in their waiting room;
  • And to  pay my contributors a highly competitive rate.


How to Aid in this Endeavor

Join the Patron Horde.
  • Spend as little as $1 per issue.
  • You only pay when an issue is published, and never more than once a month.
  • Discount packages for sparring partners & entire gaming groups are available.

Spread the word.
  • The more patrons we get the more content we can afford.
  • Tell friend and foe alike!

Contribute.

Back Issues

All the back issues are available at WorldsWithoutMaster.com and at DriveThruFictionOr try out the new Payhip Store where you can save 25% on each issue just by sharing it with Twitter or Facebook.

Music Credit: "Feral Chase" & "Stoneworld Battle" by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)


Recent posts by Epidiah

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per issue
6 patrons
The Chronicler
Just the fiction. At this level, you will receive only the stories published in each issue, delivered to you as a PDF. None of that other cruft. No articles, no games, no illustrations. Just straight up, sword & sorcery fiction. (This level will also come with a coupon code that will let you purchase the full issue for just $1.99 more, should you wish to be one of the Lone Ravening Wolves for a particular month.)
Pledge $2.99 or more per issue
380 patrons
The Lone Ravening Wolf
The full subscription. At this level, you will receive the complete magazine as a PDF. Fully illustrated and as packed with as many articles and stories as we can afford. After few weeks—once the print proofs have been approved—you can choose to order a print-on-demand copy of that issue at cost (paying only for the printing and shipping).
Pledge $5 or more per issue
34 patrons
The Twain
You and a companion. At this level, you will receive the complete magazine as a PDF. Plus, you may name an adventuring companion who will also receive each issue whenever they are published. After few weeks—once the print proofs have been approved—you can both choose to order a print-on-demand copy of that issue at cost (paying only for the printing and shipping).
Pledge $10 or more per issue
8 patrons
The Adventuring Party
You and your allies. At this level, you will receive the complete magazine as a PDF. Plus, you may name up to six companions who will also receive each issue whenever it is published. After few weeks—once the print proofs have been approved—you can each choose to order a print-on-demand copy of that issue at cost (paying only for the printing and shipping).
Pledge $60 or more per issue
1 patrons (sold out!)
The Wandering Merchant
Advertising. At this level, you will not only receive the complete magazine as a PDF; but you will also be a allowed to advertise in the issue. This reward-level gives you almost a third of a page in ad space and your ad will be among content and not other ads.
Note: The cost and quantity of this reward level are based on the amount of patrons and content for the magazine. Patrons at this level will receive an email from me explaining the specifics about the ad. Advertisers are responsible for creating their own ads according to these guidelines and getting them to me in a timely matter. I reserve the right to reject any inappropriate ads.

This reward level is being phased out. Those interested in advertising in Worldsshould go to http://www.worldswithoutmaster.com/advertizing.