Order of the Amber Die is creating Awe Inspiring Professional Roleplaying Content
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patrons

$292
per month
Thank you to all of our supporters and fans who have been along on our wild, dice-slinging ride.  For anyone new who is here and considering supporting us through Patreon, we would like to extend our deepest thanks and appreciation.  We are truly fortunate to be able to do what we do.

Order of the Amber Die is an association of professional tabletop RPG players that are dedicated to the authentic completion of published adventures. For our association, authenticity means playing published adventures as closely as possible to the author's original intent, with deviation only occurring for player decisions and actions. We never alter the outcome of rolls, and little benefit of the doubt is ever thrown to our players. Consisting of the same GM and an active pool of between ten and fifteen players, we have been an association since 1987. To date, Order of the Amber Die has completed 143 published adventures across five editions of the game.

To date we have done three large-scale projects playing through Pazio, Inc.'s published material, two of which were done via partnership with Paizo:
  • The Emerald Spire Project - Finished the The Emerald Spire Superdungeon in 195 hours of play across 35 days, becoming the first group in the world to complete Paizo's largest module to date.
  • The Giantslayer Endeavor - Played through all 6 volumes of Paizo's Giantslayer Adventure Path in 6 marathon sessions across 6 months, setting a world record for tabletop RPGs.
  • The Strange Aeons Experiment - With 5 players and GM who knew nothing about the Elder Mythos, finished all 6 parts of Paizo's Strange Aeons Adventure Path in 6 marathon sessions across 10 months.

We are known for our Marathon style of play in which we push through as much material as possible in a single session, putting in 100+ hours across 5 days, spending more than 60 hours in actual session time.  Our game is documented with high-quality, dramatic still photography and what we call a Living PDF. This document details almost every aspect of our project and changes constantly as we complete published material and gain new insights.  This document, along with supplemental material we create to accompany our projects, is designed to help GMs and players alike as they seek to push their game experiences to a higher level.

As you can imagine, putting together projects of this magnitude (5 to 7 adults playing playing an entire volume of an AP in a few days, requiring dozens of maps, as well as hundreds of miniatures and special effects) is incredibly time-consuming and quite expensive.   We are looking to push the envelope of how immersive and inspiring tabletop roleplaying can be; in order to make that happen, we need the support and help of our fans and the RPG community.  Tabletop gaming has given so much to all of us here in the Order. We want to give back as much as we can to the game and to all of the dedicated players and GMs around the world.

Whether you can pledge or not, we will still continue to put out enriching content in our Marathon format, playing through published adventures from the world's greatest game.  Every fan and dollar will go a long way towards helping us to create more amazing adventure projects, and as Patrons you'll have access to exclusive content, limited edition Amber Die swag, GM/player advice and much more!

Thank you for any contributions you can make, but most of all, thank you to everyone who gives us the most precious of assets: their time.

- Order of the Amber Die

Tiers
Amber Die Initiate
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Support the work and content we already produce and become an Order Initiate. We appreciate every bit of help we can get. The more you contribute, the more elaborate our productions can become and the more content we can provide for the community.
Stick Around!
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Become an Order Initiate and we'll send you an official Amber Die sticker commemorating your patronage. 
Gloss Like A Boss
$5 or more per month 1 patron
As a newly minted Initiate with a badass sticker, you also need something to hang on your wall.  Along with your Amber Die sticker, you’ll receive a signed 8x10 glossy image from actual game play in one of our projects.  We’re known for our dramatic images; now you can have a high-resolution copy on your wall, signed by each member and the GM who played in that project.  
Library of the Amber Die
$10 or more per month 16 patrons
Not only are you an Amber Die Initiate with an official sticker welcoming you in, you'll have exclusive access to the Order of the Amber Die Library, containing: advice/overviews of Adventure Paths and modules, player/GM perspectives, Map Creation Booklets, Module Deep-Dives, and more! The Amber Die Library will continue to grow with each new piece of published material we complete.  


You'll also be automatically entered into our periodic giveaways as long as you remain a patron. You’ll have access to contests for full 1” gridded maps from our actual playthroughs, Pathfinder materials, books (some signed!) and more!

Order of the Ambe Die isn't just gaming, it's a lifestyle.*
$25 or more per month 3 of 100 patrons
Now that you’re an Initiate and digging your way through the library of awesome resources (sticker-in-hand), why not do it in style?  At this level you will gain access to our official limited edition swag.  Choose 1 of the following:

 

 ●  Commemorative T-shirt (Limited to 100 of each style. Choose 1 new shirt to be sent to you every 4 months if you remain a patron month after month). 


Currently available:

     o The Emerald Spire Project

     o The Giant Slayer Endeavor

     o The Strange Aeons Experiment

     o The Runelords Relay

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo - Full

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo – D20 Only

  


●  Commemorative Pint Glasses (Limited to 100 of each design. Choose 1 new glass to be sent to you every 4 months if you remain a patron month after month).


Currently available:

     o The Emerald Spire Project

     o The Giant Slayer Endeavor

     o The Strange Aeons Experiment

     o The Runelords Relay

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo - Full

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo – D20 Only



 *Please note, shirt and pint glass rewards will be fulfilled 30 days after your first pledge is successfully processed. 

Lifestyle+*
$45 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
Grab more limited-edition swag to add to your growing collection.  Now you can peruse the Library (sticker in-hand) with a cold pint and a comfy shirt! Get both:

  

●  Commemorative T-shirt (Limited to 100 of each style. Choose 1 new shirt to be sent to you every 4 months if you remain a patron month after month). 


Currently available:

     o The Emerald Spire Project

     o The Giant Slayer Endeavor

     o The Strange Aeons Experiment

     o The Runelords Relay

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo - Full

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo – D20 Only



●  Commemorative Pint Glasses (Limited to 100 of each design. Choose 1 new glass to be sent to you every 4 months if you remain a patron month after month).


Currently available:

     o The Emerald Spire Project

     o The Giant Slayer Endeavor

     o The Strange Aeons Experiment

     o The Runelords Relay

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo - Full

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo – D20 Only


  

 *Please note, shirt and pint glass rewards will be fulfilled 30 days after your first pledge is successfully processed. 

Prep Time!
$100 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
Membership has its perks!  Full access to the Amber Die Library, all the swag, and one-on-one assistance from the Player-Captain of a professional role-playing group.  Whether it's character development, help with a stat block, or realizing a soup to nuts character you’ve always dreamed of (but can’t quite get to work), this is the tier for you!  


Our Player Captain, Aerick Lim, has years of experience in the industry helping to embed characters for some of the most famous campaigns you've probably already seen on the internet.  Ask him anything you want, or just put him to work helping to turn your character into the star of your gaming table.*


  

Prefer to talk to a professional GM?  Amber Die GM Adam Smith has run enough material to share a pedestal with the most renowned GMs this game has seen.  When it comes to performing Marathon sessions, he stands alone.  Let him walk you through what it will take to awe your players with a 72-hour session.  Are you trying to improve your skill with maps?  In a typical year, Adam draws dozens of detailed maps on vinyl battlemats, many of which have been featured on company websites or reside at Paizo headquarters.  Working closely for years with authors in the industry to present their material, he also has access to insights and perspectives that you won't find anywhere else.  Whether it's help with your campaign, or you're about to run one of the 143 adventures we've already played through, you get to ask anything you want to improve your game.  Ask away!*



*Limited to 2 hours per month

Look ma, I’m a Producer!
$110 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Many of us dream about having our name listed as a producer for our favorite game or movie.  Well, now you can make your dream come true!  At this level, patrons have access to all previous rewards and will also have their name added to our current and future OAD project write-ups as an executive producer for as long as you continue to pledge.  


We will also send out a personal thank you note and announce your executive producer status to the rest of the community.*



*If you would like your information kept private, please send us a direct message either here or on Facebook, and we'll make it so!

Goals
$292 of $500 per month
Our first goal will allow us to meet most of the logistical costs involved with our Marathons not already covered by our current sponsorships.  What we do is incredibly time consuming, takes months of pre-planning and has a large cost outlay. 

As the demand for content and access has grown, the continued cost of large scale community-shared projects has become very high.  Help us to not only continue documenting and finishing the projects you all love, but to also look towards even more amazing presentations.  We're already known for pushing the envelope, so the more you pledge, the crazier and more detailed our content and projects can become.

This will allow us to free up much needed time to keep up with and finish all of the intricate pieces that go into our Marathon process and add more content to  the Amber Die Library which means more exclusives and game resources for our patrons!

Once we meet this goal we will set the bar higher and reveal our next set of ambitious ideas that will push the boundaries of immersion and production value beyond what you thought was possible for a tabletop RPG.
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Thank you to all of our supporters and fans who have been along on our wild, dice-slinging ride.  For anyone new who is here and considering supporting us through Patreon, we would like to extend our deepest thanks and appreciation.  We are truly fortunate to be able to do what we do.

Order of the Amber Die is an association of professional tabletop RPG players that are dedicated to the authentic completion of published adventures. For our association, authenticity means playing published adventures as closely as possible to the author's original intent, with deviation only occurring for player decisions and actions. We never alter the outcome of rolls, and little benefit of the doubt is ever thrown to our players. Consisting of the same GM and an active pool of between ten and fifteen players, we have been an association since 1987. To date, Order of the Amber Die has completed 143 published adventures across five editions of the game.

To date we have done three large-scale projects playing through Pazio, Inc.'s published material, two of which were done via partnership with Paizo:
  • The Emerald Spire Project - Finished the The Emerald Spire Superdungeon in 195 hours of play across 35 days, becoming the first group in the world to complete Paizo's largest module to date.
  • The Giantslayer Endeavor - Played through all 6 volumes of Paizo's Giantslayer Adventure Path in 6 marathon sessions across 6 months, setting a world record for tabletop RPGs.
  • The Strange Aeons Experiment - With 5 players and GM who knew nothing about the Elder Mythos, finished all 6 parts of Paizo's Strange Aeons Adventure Path in 6 marathon sessions across 10 months.

We are known for our Marathon style of play in which we push through as much material as possible in a single session, putting in 100+ hours across 5 days, spending more than 60 hours in actual session time.  Our game is documented with high-quality, dramatic still photography and what we call a Living PDF. This document details almost every aspect of our project and changes constantly as we complete published material and gain new insights.  This document, along with supplemental material we create to accompany our projects, is designed to help GMs and players alike as they seek to push their game experiences to a higher level.

As you can imagine, putting together projects of this magnitude (5 to 7 adults playing playing an entire volume of an AP in a few days, requiring dozens of maps, as well as hundreds of miniatures and special effects) is incredibly time-consuming and quite expensive.   We are looking to push the envelope of how immersive and inspiring tabletop roleplaying can be; in order to make that happen, we need the support and help of our fans and the RPG community.  Tabletop gaming has given so much to all of us here in the Order. We want to give back as much as we can to the game and to all of the dedicated players and GMs around the world.

Whether you can pledge or not, we will still continue to put out enriching content in our Marathon format, playing through published adventures from the world's greatest game.  Every fan and dollar will go a long way towards helping us to create more amazing adventure projects, and as Patrons you'll have access to exclusive content, limited edition Amber Die swag, GM/player advice and much more!

Thank you for any contributions you can make, but most of all, thank you to everyone who gives us the most precious of assets: their time.

- Order of the Amber Die

Recent posts by Order of the Amber Die

Tiers
Amber Die Initiate
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Support the work and content we already produce and become an Order Initiate. We appreciate every bit of help we can get. The more you contribute, the more elaborate our productions can become and the more content we can provide for the community.
Stick Around!
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Become an Order Initiate and we'll send you an official Amber Die sticker commemorating your patronage. 
Gloss Like A Boss
$5 or more per month 1 patron
As a newly minted Initiate with a badass sticker, you also need something to hang on your wall.  Along with your Amber Die sticker, you’ll receive a signed 8x10 glossy image from actual game play in one of our projects.  We’re known for our dramatic images; now you can have a high-resolution copy on your wall, signed by each member and the GM who played in that project.  
Library of the Amber Die
$10 or more per month 16 patrons
Not only are you an Amber Die Initiate with an official sticker welcoming you in, you'll have exclusive access to the Order of the Amber Die Library, containing: advice/overviews of Adventure Paths and modules, player/GM perspectives, Map Creation Booklets, Module Deep-Dives, and more! The Amber Die Library will continue to grow with each new piece of published material we complete.  


You'll also be automatically entered into our periodic giveaways as long as you remain a patron. You’ll have access to contests for full 1” gridded maps from our actual playthroughs, Pathfinder materials, books (some signed!) and more!

Order of the Ambe Die isn't just gaming, it's a lifestyle.*
$25 or more per month 3 of 100 patrons
Now that you’re an Initiate and digging your way through the library of awesome resources (sticker-in-hand), why not do it in style?  At this level you will gain access to our official limited edition swag.  Choose 1 of the following:

 

 ●  Commemorative T-shirt (Limited to 100 of each style. Choose 1 new shirt to be sent to you every 4 months if you remain a patron month after month). 


Currently available:

     o The Emerald Spire Project

     o The Giant Slayer Endeavor

     o The Strange Aeons Experiment

     o The Runelords Relay

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo - Full

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo – D20 Only

  


●  Commemorative Pint Glasses (Limited to 100 of each design. Choose 1 new glass to be sent to you every 4 months if you remain a patron month after month).


Currently available:

     o The Emerald Spire Project

     o The Giant Slayer Endeavor

     o The Strange Aeons Experiment

     o The Runelords Relay

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo - Full

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo – D20 Only



 *Please note, shirt and pint glass rewards will be fulfilled 30 days after your first pledge is successfully processed. 

Lifestyle+*
$45 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
Grab more limited-edition swag to add to your growing collection.  Now you can peruse the Library (sticker in-hand) with a cold pint and a comfy shirt! Get both:

  

●  Commemorative T-shirt (Limited to 100 of each style. Choose 1 new shirt to be sent to you every 4 months if you remain a patron month after month). 


Currently available:

     o The Emerald Spire Project

     o The Giant Slayer Endeavor

     o The Strange Aeons Experiment

     o The Runelords Relay

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo - Full

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo – D20 Only



●  Commemorative Pint Glasses (Limited to 100 of each design. Choose 1 new glass to be sent to you every 4 months if you remain a patron month after month).


Currently available:

     o The Emerald Spire Project

     o The Giant Slayer Endeavor

     o The Strange Aeons Experiment

     o The Runelords Relay

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo - Full

     o Order of the Amber Die Logo – D20 Only


  

 *Please note, shirt and pint glass rewards will be fulfilled 30 days after your first pledge is successfully processed. 

Prep Time!
$100 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
Membership has its perks!  Full access to the Amber Die Library, all the swag, and one-on-one assistance from the Player-Captain of a professional role-playing group.  Whether it's character development, help with a stat block, or realizing a soup to nuts character you’ve always dreamed of (but can’t quite get to work), this is the tier for you!  


Our Player Captain, Aerick Lim, has years of experience in the industry helping to embed characters for some of the most famous campaigns you've probably already seen on the internet.  Ask him anything you want, or just put him to work helping to turn your character into the star of your gaming table.*


  

Prefer to talk to a professional GM?  Amber Die GM Adam Smith has run enough material to share a pedestal with the most renowned GMs this game has seen.  When it comes to performing Marathon sessions, he stands alone.  Let him walk you through what it will take to awe your players with a 72-hour session.  Are you trying to improve your skill with maps?  In a typical year, Adam draws dozens of detailed maps on vinyl battlemats, many of which have been featured on company websites or reside at Paizo headquarters.  Working closely for years with authors in the industry to present their material, he also has access to insights and perspectives that you won't find anywhere else.  Whether it's help with your campaign, or you're about to run one of the 143 adventures we've already played through, you get to ask anything you want to improve your game.  Ask away!*



*Limited to 2 hours per month

Look ma, I’m a Producer!
$110 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Many of us dream about having our name listed as a producer for our favorite game or movie.  Well, now you can make your dream come true!  At this level, patrons have access to all previous rewards and will also have their name added to our current and future OAD project write-ups as an executive producer for as long as you continue to pledge.  


We will also send out a personal thank you note and announce your executive producer status to the rest of the community.*



*If you would like your information kept private, please send us a direct message either here or on Facebook, and we'll make it so!