Zadamanim is creating Magic Melee - Video Game Modification
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Hi, Zadamanim here. I make Magic Melee, and it's pretty cool. If you wanna give me money, that's like 10 times as cool, and all that coolness would be 100% yours.

On a more serious note, Magic Melee is a free mod that intends to completely redesign the multiplayer VS. mode of Super Smash Bros. Melee. This is not a balance mod, this is a completely new Smash game. So what are the goals?

  • Diversify the Cast
    • Every character matchup should be vibrant and unique, with greater strengths and weaknesses.
    • Characters will be a wider range of sizes, such as a larger Bowser and smaller Young Link.
    • The spread between light and heavy characters will be significantly wider.

  • Fair and Balanced Gameplay
    • Balance should consider low, intermediate, and high levels of play.
    • Hitboxes will be adjusted to match the animations, which makes the game fairer for beginners and more fun overall.
    • I'll will fix glaring weaknesses, like terrible moves or tiny shields

  • Unlimited Power
    • Every character should feel strong. This is Super SMASH Bros. after all, not "Brothers of the Gentlemanly Duel."
    • This does not mean that every attack should just deal a lot of damage or knockback, but that everyone should have good options to start combos and finish stocks.
    • Every character should be able to vary their play style to suit the battle, not be pigeon holed into a single mechanic. 

  • New Graphics and Music
    • New stage graphics and character skins
    • New sounds and visual effects for attacks
    • New music selected from classic games, plus custom-made music

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So what is the money you donate used for? Well here's what I'm thinking:

1. Hire an Arist
It would be pretty rad to have a custom character select screen (CSS) and character select portraits (CSP's). Redoing other menus would be cool, too. We're currently looking into incorporating character and stage skins made by the texture modding community. In my wildest dreams, the whole game will have a visual overhaul, so it really depends on what's in the budget. If you want, you can submit artwork to me, and hopefully we'll be able to incorporate it. 
2. Host Tournaments
After development is finished, it would be fun to host some tournaments. Tournaments are generally self-sustaining, but we need scratch to get it off the ground! Since I live in SoCal, patreon money will probably fund a tournament in this area, and if it goes well, we can hopefully make it at least a yearly event.  
3. Merchandise
If there is a demand for it, I can look into printing T-shirts, coffee mugs, key chains, pins, or other collectible merchandise. Perhaps I could open up donation goals, like $20 patrons get a free Magic Melee T-shirt? Let me know if you're interested in merchandise and I'll see what I can do!
Tiers
Become a Patron! $1/Month
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thanks for becoming a patron of Magic Melee! Supporting me, Zadamanim, will help keep me motivated to work on this every day!
$5 Efficiency!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Because the processing fees absorb some of the monthly patronage (21 cents for $1 transactions, and 24 cents for $2 transactions), it's more efficient to donate all at once. Consider making a larger one-time donation or becoming a $5 patron!
Goals
$1 of $10 per month
At $10, per month I'll make a Magic Melee desktop wallpaper. Higher reward tiers include contracting an artist, SoCal MM Tournaments, and other great stuff. 
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Hi, Zadamanim here. I make Magic Melee, and it's pretty cool. If you wanna give me money, that's like 10 times as cool, and all that coolness would be 100% yours.

On a more serious note, Magic Melee is a free mod that intends to completely redesign the multiplayer VS. mode of Super Smash Bros. Melee. This is not a balance mod, this is a completely new Smash game. So what are the goals?

  • Diversify the Cast
    • Every character matchup should be vibrant and unique, with greater strengths and weaknesses.
    • Characters will be a wider range of sizes, such as a larger Bowser and smaller Young Link.
    • The spread between light and heavy characters will be significantly wider.

  • Fair and Balanced Gameplay
    • Balance should consider low, intermediate, and high levels of play.
    • Hitboxes will be adjusted to match the animations, which makes the game fairer for beginners and more fun overall.
    • I'll will fix glaring weaknesses, like terrible moves or tiny shields

  • Unlimited Power
    • Every character should feel strong. This is Super SMASH Bros. after all, not "Brothers of the Gentlemanly Duel."
    • This does not mean that every attack should just deal a lot of damage or knockback, but that everyone should have good options to start combos and finish stocks.
    • Every character should be able to vary their play style to suit the battle, not be pigeon holed into a single mechanic. 

  • New Graphics and Music
    • New stage graphics and character skins
    • New sounds and visual effects for attacks
    • New music selected from classic games, plus custom-made music

\\//\\//\\//\\//\\/\\//\\//\\//\\//\\//\\//\\//\\//\\//\\//\\//\\/\\//\\//\\//\\//

So what is the money you donate used for? Well here's what I'm thinking:

1. Hire an Arist
It would be pretty rad to have a custom character select screen (CSS) and character select portraits (CSP's). Redoing other menus would be cool, too. We're currently looking into incorporating character and stage skins made by the texture modding community. In my wildest dreams, the whole game will have a visual overhaul, so it really depends on what's in the budget. If you want, you can submit artwork to me, and hopefully we'll be able to incorporate it. 
2. Host Tournaments
After development is finished, it would be fun to host some tournaments. Tournaments are generally self-sustaining, but we need scratch to get it off the ground! Since I live in SoCal, patreon money will probably fund a tournament in this area, and if it goes well, we can hopefully make it at least a yearly event.  
3. Merchandise
If there is a demand for it, I can look into printing T-shirts, coffee mugs, key chains, pins, or other collectible merchandise. Perhaps I could open up donation goals, like $20 patrons get a free Magic Melee T-shirt? Let me know if you're interested in merchandise and I'll see what I can do!

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Tiers
Become a Patron! $1/Month
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thanks for becoming a patron of Magic Melee! Supporting me, Zadamanim, will help keep me motivated to work on this every day!
$5 Efficiency!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Because the processing fees absorb some of the monthly patronage (21 cents for $1 transactions, and 24 cents for $2 transactions), it's more efficient to donate all at once. Consider making a larger one-time donation or becoming a $5 patron!