Christopher R. Rice is creating Role-Playing Games
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My name is Christopher R. Rice, I write, design, and create content for roleplaying games, more specifically, GURPS. I have played and written RPGS for the better part of twenty years. Since February 2011, I've been creating content professionally. In that time, I've been published 58 times in Pyramid magazine (including twice in one issue), playtested dozens of game supplements, and helped to write a good chunk of GURPS Thaumatology: Ritual Path Magic. I wrote GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 19: Incantation Magic with my frequent co-author, Antoni Ten Monrós and Dungeon Fantasy Traps with Jason "PK" Levine for the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game, which was successfully Kickstarted in September of 2016. I acted as a consultant for GURPS Monster Hunters 5: Applied Xenology and GURPS Aliens: Sparrials. I also occasionally do “for-hire” work creating custom material or bespoke campaign settings. (Email me here if interested.)

I have a highly active RPG blog, where I release content twice a week or more. The majority of this content is for GURPS, but I plan to release material related to my freelance projects for various other roleplaying games there as well. I haunt the Steve Jackson Games forums. RPG.net forums, and GURPS Discord as “Ghostdancer,” where I answer questions about my favorite game engine(s) that folks may have.

I want to get in touch with those who follow my work on Patreon, to see what sorts of things they’d like to see me produce – for them, Pyramid, my blog, or even their personal use. My plan is give patrons access to special content, to give a voice in what material gets released for everyone, and admission to the archive of content I’ve curated over my time with Patreon.

Eventually, I will start creating a PDF(s) and release it on the first Saturday or the 5th (whichever comes later) of every month as a "Patreon Special." The topics will be varied (and feel free to suggest one to me), but will probably be GURPS mechanics or topics pertaining to them. These specials will only be available to my patrons here at Patreon and only to those who are patrons in the month of a given PDF’s release. The more patrons I have the more often I'll release a Patreon Special. Think of them as mini-supplements (because that's basically what they are). If I hit specific reward tiers then these specials will eventually become available to everyone and patrons will both decide what is released and get early access.

Real Talk: if you’re wondering, “why not just keep them available?” I have done that in the past and the result is that some (not all) patrons do a “dine and dash.” They grab everything from the previous months, cancel their patronage, and I’m left hanging in the wind. That’s soured me a bit. I like to think that’s a rarity and that if you’re patronizing me it’s because you want to see me succeed, but this is the way it’s got to me be.

On a personal note, my sole source of income is what I make freelancing. Being diabetic means that a good chunk of that money goes into supplies that I need to stay healthy and alive – so please, consider becoming a patron and supporting my blog.

Rewards
Supporter I - Basic
$1 or more per month
  

If you pledge $1 or more you’ll get the following:

Access to all $1 tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on. Bundled content in this context is anything that’s freely available on my blog that has been formatted, prettied up, etc. and made into a PDF.

Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level.


You get access to all polls of your tier and lower

Includes Discord rewards
Supporter II - Patreon Club
$2 or more per month
  

The first rule of Supporter II club is we do not talk about Supporter II club. As for Supporter I, plus you get the following:


  • Access to all $2 and lower tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on.
  • Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level.
  • You get access to all polls of your tier and lower subject.
Includes Discord rewards
Supporter III (Frickin Lasers)
$5 or more per month
Maybe with sharks, but definitely with lasers. As for Supporter II, plus you get the following:


  • Access to all $5 and lower tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on.
  • You get access to all polls of your tier and lower. (Note: This is the minimum tier that decides what specific bit of content is released to everyone, not just patrons.)
  • Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level.
Includes Discord rewards
Supporter IV (A New Hype)
$10 or more per month
You can totally rock the Wookie look at this level. As for Supporter III, plus you get the following:


  • Access to all $10 and lower tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on.
  • You get access to all polls of your tier and lower.
  • Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level.
  • You may request one Patreon Special of choice a month as long as you have been a patron in good standing for at least twelve months. 
Includes Discord rewards
Supporter V (Backer)
$15 or more per month
Wow? You like me! You really like me. I have the warm-fuzzies now. ^_^ As for Supporter IV, plus you get the following:


  • Access to all $15 and lower tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on.
  • You get access to all polls of your tier and lower.
  • Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level.
  • You may request up to two Patreon Specials of choice a month as long as you have been a patron in good standing for at least nine months.
Includes Discord rewards
Benefactor
$20 or more per month (sold out!)
A true patron of the arts! As for Supporter V, plus you get the following:


  • Access to all $20 and lower tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on.
  • You get access to all polls of your tier and lower.
  • Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level. A guaranteed spot may be available, but this is instead of any of the options below.


You also get one of the following every month:


  • You may request up to three Patreon Specials of choice a month as long as you have been a patron in good standing for at least six months.
  • You may request my ear on GURPS matters for your games (you'll need to contact me off-Patreon) should you so choose up to 1-2 hours a month.
  • You may choose up to 150 to 250 words of custom content specifically for your campaign. Need a bad guy? New magic spell? New Gear? I'm versed enough in the system to do most anything. 
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
90% complete
“Patreon Special Upgrade I”
I'll commission a piece of unique art, a map, etc. for Patreon Special at least once every three months. The issue it appears in will be up to me, but I'll spread the love around.
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My name is Christopher R. Rice, I write, design, and create content for roleplaying games, more specifically, GURPS. I have played and written RPGS for the better part of twenty years. Since February 2011, I've been creating content professionally. In that time, I've been published 58 times in Pyramid magazine (including twice in one issue), playtested dozens of game supplements, and helped to write a good chunk of GURPS Thaumatology: Ritual Path Magic. I wrote GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 19: Incantation Magic with my frequent co-author, Antoni Ten Monrós and Dungeon Fantasy Traps with Jason "PK" Levine for the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game, which was successfully Kickstarted in September of 2016. I acted as a consultant for GURPS Monster Hunters 5: Applied Xenology and GURPS Aliens: Sparrials. I also occasionally do “for-hire” work creating custom material or bespoke campaign settings. (Email me here if interested.)

I have a highly active RPG blog, where I release content twice a week or more. The majority of this content is for GURPS, but I plan to release material related to my freelance projects for various other roleplaying games there as well. I haunt the Steve Jackson Games forums. RPG.net forums, and GURPS Discord as “Ghostdancer,” where I answer questions about my favorite game engine(s) that folks may have.

I want to get in touch with those who follow my work on Patreon, to see what sorts of things they’d like to see me produce – for them, Pyramid, my blog, or even their personal use. My plan is give patrons access to special content, to give a voice in what material gets released for everyone, and admission to the archive of content I’ve curated over my time with Patreon.

Eventually, I will start creating a PDF(s) and release it on the first Saturday or the 5th (whichever comes later) of every month as a "Patreon Special." The topics will be varied (and feel free to suggest one to me), but will probably be GURPS mechanics or topics pertaining to them. These specials will only be available to my patrons here at Patreon and only to those who are patrons in the month of a given PDF’s release. The more patrons I have the more often I'll release a Patreon Special. Think of them as mini-supplements (because that's basically what they are). If I hit specific reward tiers then these specials will eventually become available to everyone and patrons will both decide what is released and get early access.

Real Talk: if you’re wondering, “why not just keep them available?” I have done that in the past and the result is that some (not all) patrons do a “dine and dash.” They grab everything from the previous months, cancel their patronage, and I’m left hanging in the wind. That’s soured me a bit. I like to think that’s a rarity and that if you’re patronizing me it’s because you want to see me succeed, but this is the way it’s got to me be.

On a personal note, my sole source of income is what I make freelancing. Being diabetic means that a good chunk of that money goes into supplies that I need to stay healthy and alive – so please, consider becoming a patron and supporting my blog.

Recent posts by Christopher R. Rice

Rewards
Supporter I - Basic
$1 or more per month
  

If you pledge $1 or more you’ll get the following:

Access to all $1 tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on. Bundled content in this context is anything that’s freely available on my blog that has been formatted, prettied up, etc. and made into a PDF.

Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level.


You get access to all polls of your tier and lower

Includes Discord rewards
Supporter II - Patreon Club
$2 or more per month
  

The first rule of Supporter II club is we do not talk about Supporter II club. As for Supporter I, plus you get the following:


  • Access to all $2 and lower tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on.
  • Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level.
  • You get access to all polls of your tier and lower subject.
Includes Discord rewards
Supporter III (Frickin Lasers)
$5 or more per month
Maybe with sharks, but definitely with lasers. As for Supporter II, plus you get the following:


  • Access to all $5 and lower tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on.
  • You get access to all polls of your tier and lower. (Note: This is the minimum tier that decides what specific bit of content is released to everyone, not just patrons.)
  • Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level.
Includes Discord rewards
Supporter IV (A New Hype)
$10 or more per month
You can totally rock the Wookie look at this level. As for Supporter III, plus you get the following:


  • Access to all $10 and lower tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on.
  • You get access to all polls of your tier and lower.
  • Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level.
  • You may request one Patreon Special of choice a month as long as you have been a patron in good standing for at least twelve months. 
Includes Discord rewards
Supporter V (Backer)
$15 or more per month
Wow? You like me! You really like me. I have the warm-fuzzies now. ^_^ As for Supporter IV, plus you get the following:


  • Access to all $15 and lower tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on.
  • You get access to all polls of your tier and lower.
  • Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level.
  • You may request up to two Patreon Specials of choice a month as long as you have been a patron in good standing for at least nine months.
Includes Discord rewards
Benefactor
$20 or more per month (sold out!)
A true patron of the arts! As for Supporter V, plus you get the following:


  • Access to all $20 and lower tier rewards including Patreon Specials, bundled content, and so on.
  • You get access to all polls of your tier and lower.
  • Preferential “seating” if applying for any online or face to face game I run that you might apply to according to you patronage level. A guaranteed spot may be available, but this is instead of any of the options below.


You also get one of the following every month:


  • You may request up to three Patreon Specials of choice a month as long as you have been a patron in good standing for at least six months.
  • You may request my ear on GURPS matters for your games (you'll need to contact me off-Patreon) should you so choose up to 1-2 hours a month.
  • You may choose up to 150 to 250 words of custom content specifically for your campaign. Need a bad guy? New magic spell? New Gear? I'm versed enough in the system to do most anything. 
Includes Discord rewards