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:
- Hosting fees for the podcasts & website
- Art & layout for the games
- 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.
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