Fraser Ronald is creating RPGs, Adventures, and Fiction
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patrons

$46
per Game, Adventure, or Story
My name is Fraser Ronald (given name Fraser . . . always confusing) and I write genre fiction (mostly fantasy, but some science fiction as well) and design role-playing games. My little company Sword's Edge Publishing has produced Sword Noir, Kiss My Axe, Centurion, Nefertiti Overdrive, and Sword's Edge. You can find out more about my game publishing at the Sword's Edge Publishing website. I have had fiction published in On Spec, Black Gate, and Fantastic Stories. You can read more about my fiction writing and reviews at my personal blog, Sword's Edge. I've also been a co-host of a modern gaming podcast and am now a co-host on the Ottawa Game Publishers podcast which you can find at The Accidental Survivors.

Even when I'm not crowd-funding new RPGs, I'm constantly working on projects, and this Patreon is a way for me to share those projects. I have RPGs that have been written but not released and adventures that I've completed for both my home groups and conventions that I've never shared. If you have found my previous work of interest, I believe you'll enjoy what I'm cooking right now. The adventures are written for my RPGs, but because those games are simple, abstract systems, they should be relatively easy to port into other systems.

For this Patreon, I will be releasing RPG adventures, short RPGs, and genre fiction. Some of the adventures will be designed for convention play, meaning they are one-shots that run about four hours. Other adventures will be longer stories designed as campaigns. The RPGs will be under 50 pages, with simple mechanics geared toward supporting narratives - think more Fate Accelerated or Apocalypse World than Dungeons & Dragons or Warhammer. The genre fiction will be mostly fantasy short stories, but I am also interested in pursuing some serial fiction of novel-size, much as my hero Alexandre Dumas pere did with his works like the Three Musketeers and the Count of Monte Cristo.

So far, this Patreon has seen the release of the adventures “Lawless Heaven,” “Face ‘Splosion,” "For A Few Sword's More," "HardCASE," and "Six Stood Alone" for Sword’s Edge, "Hispania Ulterior Motive" and "Vandalissimo" for Centurion: Legionaries of Rome, "Judged" and "Daughter of the Sun" for Nefertiti Overdrive, and "Cult of the Abyss," an adventure for Fifth Edition, along with Broken Tiger, a supplement for Nefertiti Overdrive, Sword Noir, a primer for Sword's Edge, and HeadCrushers and the Wall, role-playing games.

Coming in November will be the short story "Farewell, Something Lovely." This is a story in the sword noir style, and the release will also include an update of the story "For Simple Coin," originally published in On Spec (issue 70, Winter 2009). "No Simple Coin" is also a sword noir story with many similarities to "Farewell, Something Lovely."

So I hope I can count on your support. I'd like to share the stuff I love creating, and I hope they help spark some enjoyment for you.

Note: Most RPG products released through my Patreon will also be sold, though they will not be available to the general public during the month of their release on Patreon. Some products will remain Patreon exclusives.
Tiers
The Minions
$1 or more per Game, Adventure, or Story 4 patrons
You will receive a PDF of each work released and you will earn my continued gratitude. Hopefully we can meet so I can shake your hand and maybe share a drink with you.
The Regulars
$3 or more per Game, Adventure, or Story 14 patrons
You will receive everything from the Minions tier, and will also receive PDF collections of campaigns or multiple-adventure arcs.

You will receive fiction in PDF, epub, and mobi formats, collected together and updated with each new release.


You will have the opportunity to influence the queue and help decide what will be released next for the Patreon.

The Heroes
$5 or more per Game, Adventure, or Story 1 patron
You will receive everything from the Regulars tier and will also be invited to "Beer Call," a monthly meeting on Google Plus where we can get together to talk about what is happening in this Patreon, in the RPG community, and just geek topics in general. "Beer Call" will be recorded for release on the Accidental Survivors podcast stream. Please note, I will be drinking beer during the chat. You have been warned.
The Legends
$25 or more per Game, Adventure, or Story 0 of 5 patrons
You will receive everything from the Heroes tier and will be invited to a monthly RPG game on Roll20. Those patrons in this tier will decide what system and what type of campaign they wish to play in, but I'll have the final say.
Goals
$46 of $150 per Game, Adventure, or Story
I will be able to purchase more art for inclusion in the Patreon releases.
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My name is Fraser Ronald (given name Fraser . . . always confusing) and I write genre fiction (mostly fantasy, but some science fiction as well) and design role-playing games. My little company Sword's Edge Publishing has produced Sword Noir, Kiss My Axe, Centurion, Nefertiti Overdrive, and Sword's Edge. You can find out more about my game publishing at the Sword's Edge Publishing website. I have had fiction published in On Spec, Black Gate, and Fantastic Stories. You can read more about my fiction writing and reviews at my personal blog, Sword's Edge. I've also been a co-host of a modern gaming podcast and am now a co-host on the Ottawa Game Publishers podcast which you can find at The Accidental Survivors.

Even when I'm not crowd-funding new RPGs, I'm constantly working on projects, and this Patreon is a way for me to share those projects. I have RPGs that have been written but not released and adventures that I've completed for both my home groups and conventions that I've never shared. If you have found my previous work of interest, I believe you'll enjoy what I'm cooking right now. The adventures are written for my RPGs, but because those games are simple, abstract systems, they should be relatively easy to port into other systems.

For this Patreon, I will be releasing RPG adventures, short RPGs, and genre fiction. Some of the adventures will be designed for convention play, meaning they are one-shots that run about four hours. Other adventures will be longer stories designed as campaigns. The RPGs will be under 50 pages, with simple mechanics geared toward supporting narratives - think more Fate Accelerated or Apocalypse World than Dungeons & Dragons or Warhammer. The genre fiction will be mostly fantasy short stories, but I am also interested in pursuing some serial fiction of novel-size, much as my hero Alexandre Dumas pere did with his works like the Three Musketeers and the Count of Monte Cristo.

So far, this Patreon has seen the release of the adventures “Lawless Heaven,” “Face ‘Splosion,” "For A Few Sword's More," "HardCASE," and "Six Stood Alone" for Sword’s Edge, "Hispania Ulterior Motive" and "Vandalissimo" for Centurion: Legionaries of Rome, "Judged" and "Daughter of the Sun" for Nefertiti Overdrive, and "Cult of the Abyss," an adventure for Fifth Edition, along with Broken Tiger, a supplement for Nefertiti Overdrive, Sword Noir, a primer for Sword's Edge, and HeadCrushers and the Wall, role-playing games.

Coming in November will be the short story "Farewell, Something Lovely." This is a story in the sword noir style, and the release will also include an update of the story "For Simple Coin," originally published in On Spec (issue 70, Winter 2009). "No Simple Coin" is also a sword noir story with many similarities to "Farewell, Something Lovely."

So I hope I can count on your support. I'd like to share the stuff I love creating, and I hope they help spark some enjoyment for you.

Note: Most RPG products released through my Patreon will also be sold, though they will not be available to the general public during the month of their release on Patreon. Some products will remain Patreon exclusives.

Recent posts by Fraser Ronald

Tiers
The Minions
$1 or more per Game, Adventure, or Story 4 patrons
You will receive a PDF of each work released and you will earn my continued gratitude. Hopefully we can meet so I can shake your hand and maybe share a drink with you.
The Regulars
$3 or more per Game, Adventure, or Story 14 patrons
You will receive everything from the Minions tier, and will also receive PDF collections of campaigns or multiple-adventure arcs.

You will receive fiction in PDF, epub, and mobi formats, collected together and updated with each new release.


You will have the opportunity to influence the queue and help decide what will be released next for the Patreon.

The Heroes
$5 or more per Game, Adventure, or Story 1 patron
You will receive everything from the Regulars tier and will also be invited to "Beer Call," a monthly meeting on Google Plus where we can get together to talk about what is happening in this Patreon, in the RPG community, and just geek topics in general. "Beer Call" will be recorded for release on the Accidental Survivors podcast stream. Please note, I will be drinking beer during the chat. You have been warned.
The Legends
$25 or more per Game, Adventure, or Story 0 of 5 patrons
You will receive everything from the Heroes tier and will be invited to a monthly RPG game on Roll20. Those patrons in this tier will decide what system and what type of campaign they wish to play in, but I'll have the final say.