Riverhouse Games is creating RPG Podcasts, Articles, & Games
21

patrons

$128
per month
Hello friends! I'm Taylor, and I run Riverhouse Games. We do a lot of fun RPG stuff, including producing two podcasts and writing plenty of games and RPG supplements. 

Our main show is Game Closet which focuses on queer & LGBT+ tabletop gaming. I also run The Leviathan Files, a D20 Mass Effect Actual Play. In addition to the podcasts, I write micro & nano games as well as work on some larger game projects.


All of this is great and I would love to be able to do it with no stress. However, this whole shindig isn't free. I'm fine with paying out of pocket for some of this stuff but I only have limited resources. Plus, I can only work on so much at a time if it's just me. The more people and support we have propelling Riverhouse Games forward however, the sooner I can get content out. Not only that, but the content that does go out will be of such better quality and professionalism than if I were paying for it alone.

I believe that artists should be paid for their work. Right now I'm paying to make my work. The goal of this Patreon is to meet somewhere in the middle. 

What will your money go to? Right now we have some pretty clear expenses, including hosting sites to pay for the web page and podcast hosting as well as art and layout fees to make the finished Riverhouse products look polished and professional. My three main goals in terms of fundraising are to be able to cover:

  1. Hosting fees for the podcasts & website
  2. Art & layout for the games
  3. Professional quality podcast editing

What will you get for supporting Riverhouse Games? At the basic levels you'll get my thanks and early access to everything I'm making for free right now. That means you'll have advance access to both the games and the podcasts. At higher levels you'll get development journals & notes as well as REALLY early access in the shape of playtest documents. The highest levels will get you the final finished documents of all of my games, which will include all art & layout, before they go live to the public.


I absolutely love making the things that I make, and I'm bummed that I can't afford to make them at the quality I know they deserve, but that's where you can help! If you're a fan of the shows or the games, please consider helping contribute to making them the best they can be.

And, as always, please remember to
Share and Enjoy!
Rewards
And I Helped!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive my heartfelt thanks for lending your support to this campaign.
Sub Lite
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll see my work before anyone else with early access to the podcasts and plain-text versions of the games I write, plus all previous rewards. 
The Subscription
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
This is the level to back at, the best one I tell you! I'll print your name in all of my games and podcasts as a thank you for your support at this level, in addition to the previous rewards. You'll also get a link to download every finished game I make, complete with polished art & layout.
The Beta Testers
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
In addition to the previous rewards, if you back at this level, you will also get extremely early access to all of the games I write: a link to the google doc as I write them. This will allow you to give creative input and opportunities to playtest the games as they're being written. Finally, if you back at this level and you see me at a convention, I promise to buy you at least one drink at the bar later.
Monthly Monsters
$15 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
Ok high roller! If you back at this level you'll get everything in the previous tiers but you'll also get a seat in a monthly Skype game of Monsterhearts! These games will usually be the last Saturday of every month barring any family events or dramatic tragedies in my life.
The Face
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Listen.

Do not back at this level. There are other things you could spend your money on.

That said, if you back at this level I'll put your face on every game we make, it'll be up on our stuff when we go to conventions, I will personally sing your praise. You'll get a hard copy of everything we make, whether that's a printed micro/nano game, or a book of one of our larger projects.
Goals
$128 of $300 per month
If we get here I will most assuredly cry on camera. $300 a month would allow me to look at travelling to national cons, or hiring Big Name people to work on Riverhouse projects. This is a pie in the sky dream goal, so there's plenty we could do with this money.
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Hello friends! I'm Taylor, and I run Riverhouse Games. We do a lot of fun RPG stuff, including producing two podcasts and writing plenty of games and RPG supplements. 

Our main show is Game Closet which focuses on queer & LGBT+ tabletop gaming. I also run The Leviathan Files, a D20 Mass Effect Actual Play. In addition to the podcasts, I write micro & nano games as well as work on some larger game projects.


All of this is great and I would love to be able to do it with no stress. However, this whole shindig isn't free. I'm fine with paying out of pocket for some of this stuff but I only have limited resources. Plus, I can only work on so much at a time if it's just me. The more people and support we have propelling Riverhouse Games forward however, the sooner I can get content out. Not only that, but the content that does go out will be of such better quality and professionalism than if I were paying for it alone.

I believe that artists should be paid for their work. Right now I'm paying to make my work. The goal of this Patreon is to meet somewhere in the middle. 

What will your money go to? Right now we have some pretty clear expenses, including hosting sites to pay for the web page and podcast hosting as well as art and layout fees to make the finished Riverhouse products look polished and professional. My three main goals in terms of fundraising are to be able to cover:

  1. Hosting fees for the podcasts & website
  2. Art & layout for the games
  3. Professional quality podcast editing

What will you get for supporting Riverhouse Games? At the basic levels you'll get my thanks and early access to everything I'm making for free right now. That means you'll have advance access to both the games and the podcasts. At higher levels you'll get development journals & notes as well as REALLY early access in the shape of playtest documents. The highest levels will get you the final finished documents of all of my games, which will include all art & layout, before they go live to the public.


I absolutely love making the things that I make, and I'm bummed that I can't afford to make them at the quality I know they deserve, but that's where you can help! If you're a fan of the shows or the games, please consider helping contribute to making them the best they can be.

And, as always, please remember to
Share and Enjoy!

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Rewards
And I Helped!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive my heartfelt thanks for lending your support to this campaign.
Sub Lite
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll see my work before anyone else with early access to the podcasts and plain-text versions of the games I write, plus all previous rewards. 
The Subscription
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
This is the level to back at, the best one I tell you! I'll print your name in all of my games and podcasts as a thank you for your support at this level, in addition to the previous rewards. You'll also get a link to download every finished game I make, complete with polished art & layout.
The Beta Testers
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
In addition to the previous rewards, if you back at this level, you will also get extremely early access to all of the games I write: a link to the google doc as I write them. This will allow you to give creative input and opportunities to playtest the games as they're being written. Finally, if you back at this level and you see me at a convention, I promise to buy you at least one drink at the bar later.
Monthly Monsters
$15 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
Ok high roller! If you back at this level you'll get everything in the previous tiers but you'll also get a seat in a monthly Skype game of Monsterhearts! These games will usually be the last Saturday of every month barring any family events or dramatic tragedies in my life.
The Face
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Listen.

Do not back at this level. There are other things you could spend your money on.

That said, if you back at this level I'll put your face on every game we make, it'll be up on our stuff when we go to conventions, I will personally sing your praise. You'll get a hard copy of everything we make, whether that's a printed micro/nano game, or a book of one of our larger projects.