Jesse Luong is creating Fluid Paintings, Comics, Videos, Essays, Games
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patrons

$40
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Hey there! I'm Jesse, a 3rd year packaging design student at Rochester Institute of Technology. Like many my age, I'm a long time video game nerd, I grew up spending hours questing in Azeroth, locking world Keyholes, and watching Krillin die.

I kind of defined myself by the the things I watched and played. It was fun running around the playground with my friends pretending to be the Power Rangers, jumping over things like Batman and taking stances like we were about to shoot Kamehameha waves at each other. 

Running around and pretending to be our favorite characters was easy as a kid, but eventually we started to feel a bit silly. As I started to care more about what people thought I kind of stopped pretending. I kind of got this stigma that I needed to be cool. Stick fighting became basketball, cops and robbers was just tag, and swing sets were no longer for pretending to be Spiderman. 

It was much easier to exercise my imagination alone. Logging onto WoW and meeting all kinds of people that were also there to lose themselves in a magical land. There I met dozens of friends all there to quest! For an 11 year old boy, it truly felt like a magical adventure. 

The feeling of sitting down in front of a screen and melting away was really, quite beautiful. Game play is obviously important, but what really sucked me in was that incredible feeling of immersion.

In early high school I started playing table top games. Mostly Magic the Gathering, but also the occasional role playing game. It was very different. I understood the concept but not really the spirit. I rolled up my Legolas clone and shot everything in sight. 

I played completely objectively. Kill the monster, get the loot. I was replicating what I did in WoW but forgot that what made that game such a great experience was the lore and comradery.

I didn't really realize this until recently, well into college. Fortunately most of my friends remained local and in everybody's best interest we started playing at the table on the regular. 

I might not have the brilliance and experience that RPG figures like Matt Mercer or Matt Corville have, but I'm certainly doing my best to put out a holistic story driven game for my friends. I've been watching endless videos of campaign diaries and DM thoughts on how to run games. 

I've come up with a pretty bare bones home brew system and a lot of out of game content for my players and I think it'd be fun for others to tag along, listening or reading in on our adventures!

Most of this content I would be creating anyway for my friends, but getting any support from Patreon would help me devote more time and go further. I am balancing a lot of things as a student and have many projects I want to tackle. 

I know that my niche is a pretty tight circle, but I believe its a very active and constructive community. If you've read all this and are not really a gamer, thanks anyway for your time! Everyone else, please join me on my quest :) 

~~~~~~~

Besides the quest to finish and publish my RPG campaign, I've been really getting back into my visual art roots! I've started up an Etsy store for my paintings with my girlfriend and we're having tons of fun. Please check what works I have there. So in addition to getting me through life and school, you'll be supporting my other artistic works, helping me to buy paint and establish myself as an artist!
Tiers
Goblin
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Welcome to the army! you'll have access to my patron-only feed, seeing more into the behind the scene action of my work! 

Prototype sketches, unexplored campaign ideas and player input!
Orc
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You will have input on my work! 

I'll poll you when I need help!

plus all previous rewards.
Troll
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
When I've got questions, you'll have the answers! 

I'll ask you guys first to help me come up with ideas for my next piece of work!

plus all previous rewards.
Ogre
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
What a great time it's been. If you need help with your own work, please, ask me! I'll be happy to lend a hand!

Send me anything (you'll cover shipping costs) and I'll sign it

Chieftain
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Thanks so so much! If you're ever around my area, hit us up! We'd be glad to play with you in a session!

plus all previous rewards.
Goals
$40 of $100 per month
$100 a month would get the ball rolling for me. I am coming out of a 6 month internship and unfortunately, must abstain from a semester at school due to financial circumstances. 

I will be creating most of this content anyway for my friends and personal recreation, but if it were a financial supplement, I could definitely spend more time and create much much more!
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Hey there! I'm Jesse, a 3rd year packaging design student at Rochester Institute of Technology. Like many my age, I'm a long time video game nerd, I grew up spending hours questing in Azeroth, locking world Keyholes, and watching Krillin die.

I kind of defined myself by the the things I watched and played. It was fun running around the playground with my friends pretending to be the Power Rangers, jumping over things like Batman and taking stances like we were about to shoot Kamehameha waves at each other. 

Running around and pretending to be our favorite characters was easy as a kid, but eventually we started to feel a bit silly. As I started to care more about what people thought I kind of stopped pretending. I kind of got this stigma that I needed to be cool. Stick fighting became basketball, cops and robbers was just tag, and swing sets were no longer for pretending to be Spiderman. 

It was much easier to exercise my imagination alone. Logging onto WoW and meeting all kinds of people that were also there to lose themselves in a magical land. There I met dozens of friends all there to quest! For an 11 year old boy, it truly felt like a magical adventure. 

The feeling of sitting down in front of a screen and melting away was really, quite beautiful. Game play is obviously important, but what really sucked me in was that incredible feeling of immersion.

In early high school I started playing table top games. Mostly Magic the Gathering, but also the occasional role playing game. It was very different. I understood the concept but not really the spirit. I rolled up my Legolas clone and shot everything in sight. 

I played completely objectively. Kill the monster, get the loot. I was replicating what I did in WoW but forgot that what made that game such a great experience was the lore and comradery.

I didn't really realize this until recently, well into college. Fortunately most of my friends remained local and in everybody's best interest we started playing at the table on the regular. 

I might not have the brilliance and experience that RPG figures like Matt Mercer or Matt Corville have, but I'm certainly doing my best to put out a holistic story driven game for my friends. I've been watching endless videos of campaign diaries and DM thoughts on how to run games. 

I've come up with a pretty bare bones home brew system and a lot of out of game content for my players and I think it'd be fun for others to tag along, listening or reading in on our adventures!

Most of this content I would be creating anyway for my friends, but getting any support from Patreon would help me devote more time and go further. I am balancing a lot of things as a student and have many projects I want to tackle. 

I know that my niche is a pretty tight circle, but I believe its a very active and constructive community. If you've read all this and are not really a gamer, thanks anyway for your time! Everyone else, please join me on my quest :) 

~~~~~~~

Besides the quest to finish and publish my RPG campaign, I've been really getting back into my visual art roots! I've started up an Etsy store for my paintings with my girlfriend and we're having tons of fun. Please check what works I have there. So in addition to getting me through life and school, you'll be supporting my other artistic works, helping me to buy paint and establish myself as an artist!

Recent posts by Jesse Luong

Tiers
Goblin
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Welcome to the army! you'll have access to my patron-only feed, seeing more into the behind the scene action of my work! 

Prototype sketches, unexplored campaign ideas and player input!
Orc
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You will have input on my work! 

I'll poll you when I need help!

plus all previous rewards.
Troll
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
When I've got questions, you'll have the answers! 

I'll ask you guys first to help me come up with ideas for my next piece of work!

plus all previous rewards.
Ogre
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
What a great time it's been. If you need help with your own work, please, ask me! I'll be happy to lend a hand!

Send me anything (you'll cover shipping costs) and I'll sign it

Chieftain
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Thanks so so much! If you're ever around my area, hit us up! We'd be glad to play with you in a session!

plus all previous rewards.