Grant Ellis is creating Tabletop Roleplaying Game Live Shows
56

patrons

$464
per month
Grant Ellis is a designer of sensory experiences with an emphasis on producing tabletop roleplaying game actual play livestreams on Twitch.


These livestreams are designed to Promote diverse performers, Advocate awareness for human rights and health issues, and to Provide universal inclusion under the mantra "We All Play Together."

The purpose of this Patreon is three fold:
  1. To provide equal compensation to player participants who give their time and talents to perform weekly on live-streams. I adhere to the philosophy that playing in actual play live-streams aligns with new media performance guidelines and that performers deserve to be paid for their craft.

     
  2. To off-set the costs of production. Hardware, software, network connection,  lighting, location, maintenance etc. While much of this has been physically purchased, we need to secure backup hardware, sustain monthly costs, and pay recurring upkeep on production

      
  3. To pay for the creation of royalty-free public domain artwork and digital assets. I believe in paying artists and creators for their work. We as a community support, sustain, and uplift these artists. Assets that are created for livestreams and paid for by the community will belong to the community. Commissioned cartography, character portraits, overlays, typefaces, and the like that are paid for through this Patreon will be contributed to the public domain for other creators to use.

     

Over the years I have performed on Encounter Roleplay,  Monte Cook Games, Web DM, UnMadeGaming, Save or Dice, the official D&D Twitch Channel, Off the Table, The Greyhawk Channel, CastleMac, Once Upon a Game, Scratticus Academy, and Exploding Dice. I have run roleplaying games for over 650 people. I am a better person for it.



I am currently participating in six live stream actual play shows and my casts are transparently diverse to create a space where we all might play together. Black, white, asian, latino, trans, cis, hetero, LGBTQA+, male, female, non-binary, in an attempt to provide opportunities for all members of humanity.

I am also the tabletop director for GEXConvention and have worked hard with the organizers to provide continued accessibility support to fulfill the needs and create a positive convention experience for all attendees.


Tiers
Believer
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
Believers are essential to support our mission. 

Members of this Tier will get a weekly email outlining what I worked on this week, what I struggled with, what went well, and what I am doing the next week. 

True Believer
$3 or more per month 18 patrons
True Believers make the magic happen. 

Members of this Tier will get the weekly stand-up newsletter as the previous tier as well as a a behind the scenes production log once a month.

Actuality Access
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
This benefit grants you access to "Side-Scenes" that play out during the Invisible Sun Narrative. They come in the form of text-posts, audio files, video files, and private streams.

This keeps you up to date with the ENTIRE narrative.
My Darling, My Muse
$7 or more per month 4 patrons
My Darling, My Muse gets access to a private monthly voice chat, as well as all previous tier benefits.
Includes Discord rewards
March West, My Friends!
$10 or more per month 1 of 30 patrons
Up to thirty players can join in self-scheduled community West Marches style games across dnd5e, Invisible Sun, or our Indie Showcase!
Includes Discord rewards
My Friends
$15 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
My Friends get the opportunity to play in short 90-minute one shots one Saturday or Sunday night a month where we playtest material that I've written for D&D 5e, Vagabonds of Dyfed, or Cypher System!


I will run four 90-minute sessions for Patrons of this tier that day, most likely the second Saturday and/or Sunday of the month.


You also get all previous benefits.
It will be closed-signups to this tier.

Includes Discord rewards
My Love
$20 or more per month 11 of 15 patrons
My Love gets to participate in a monthly rpg with myself and the other members of this tier. We will move through systems, campaigns, and stories as we feel appropriate.


I am arranging for three separate Patreon campaigns, with sessions to be held the First, Third, and Fourth Saturdays and/or Sundays of the month. 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$464 of $1,444 per month
THE FIGHT FOR FIFTEEN BEGINS

At $1444 a month we will officially be paying all players the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25 an hour.

They will each be receiving $62.50 a month on average, with $14.50 per performance.  We'd prefer to more than double this wage, but this is the first step in a long fight.
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Grant Ellis is a designer of sensory experiences with an emphasis on producing tabletop roleplaying game actual play livestreams on Twitch.


These livestreams are designed to Promote diverse performers, Advocate awareness for human rights and health issues, and to Provide universal inclusion under the mantra "We All Play Together."

The purpose of this Patreon is three fold:
  1. To provide equal compensation to player participants who give their time and talents to perform weekly on live-streams. I adhere to the philosophy that playing in actual play live-streams aligns with new media performance guidelines and that performers deserve to be paid for their craft.

     
  2. To off-set the costs of production. Hardware, software, network connection,  lighting, location, maintenance etc. While much of this has been physically purchased, we need to secure backup hardware, sustain monthly costs, and pay recurring upkeep on production

      
  3. To pay for the creation of royalty-free public domain artwork and digital assets. I believe in paying artists and creators for their work. We as a community support, sustain, and uplift these artists. Assets that are created for livestreams and paid for by the community will belong to the community. Commissioned cartography, character portraits, overlays, typefaces, and the like that are paid for through this Patreon will be contributed to the public domain for other creators to use.

     

Over the years I have performed on Encounter Roleplay,  Monte Cook Games, Web DM, UnMadeGaming, Save or Dice, the official D&D Twitch Channel, Off the Table, The Greyhawk Channel, CastleMac, Once Upon a Game, Scratticus Academy, and Exploding Dice. I have run roleplaying games for over 650 people. I am a better person for it.



I am currently participating in six live stream actual play shows and my casts are transparently diverse to create a space where we all might play together. Black, white, asian, latino, trans, cis, hetero, LGBTQA+, male, female, non-binary, in an attempt to provide opportunities for all members of humanity.

I am also the tabletop director for GEXConvention and have worked hard with the organizers to provide continued accessibility support to fulfill the needs and create a positive convention experience for all attendees.


Recent posts by Grant Ellis

Tiers
Believer
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
Believers are essential to support our mission. 

Members of this Tier will get a weekly email outlining what I worked on this week, what I struggled with, what went well, and what I am doing the next week. 

True Believer
$3 or more per month 18 patrons
True Believers make the magic happen. 

Members of this Tier will get the weekly stand-up newsletter as the previous tier as well as a a behind the scenes production log once a month.

Actuality Access
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
This benefit grants you access to "Side-Scenes" that play out during the Invisible Sun Narrative. They come in the form of text-posts, audio files, video files, and private streams.

This keeps you up to date with the ENTIRE narrative.
My Darling, My Muse
$7 or more per month 4 patrons
My Darling, My Muse gets access to a private monthly voice chat, as well as all previous tier benefits.
Includes Discord rewards
March West, My Friends!
$10 or more per month 1 of 30 patrons
Up to thirty players can join in self-scheduled community West Marches style games across dnd5e, Invisible Sun, or our Indie Showcase!
Includes Discord rewards
My Friends
$15 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
My Friends get the opportunity to play in short 90-minute one shots one Saturday or Sunday night a month where we playtest material that I've written for D&D 5e, Vagabonds of Dyfed, or Cypher System!


I will run four 90-minute sessions for Patrons of this tier that day, most likely the second Saturday and/or Sunday of the month.


You also get all previous benefits.
It will be closed-signups to this tier.

Includes Discord rewards
My Love
$20 or more per month 11 of 15 patrons
My Love gets to participate in a monthly rpg with myself and the other members of this tier. We will move through systems, campaigns, and stories as we feel appropriate.


I am arranging for three separate Patreon campaigns, with sessions to be held the First, Third, and Fourth Saturdays and/or Sundays of the month. 

Includes Discord rewards