Ryan Boelter is creating RPGs, Podcasts and Stories
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patrons
$6
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My name is Ryan Boelter and I am a game designer, podcaster and writer working on a variety of multimedia projects. By supporting me here on Patreon, you are helping support many of my projects like the ones below!

Podcasts

I am currently one of the creators and co-hosts on Character Creation Cast, but that is part of the One Shot Podcast Network, and if you'd like to support that show specifically, please head over there and give them money instead, because that will help me out as well.

They can be found at https://patreon.com/oneshotpodcast.

Side Heroes

I'm also working on an Audio Drama podcast called Side Heroes.

This will be an anthology podcast that will tell a story from the perspective of a single, important, non-powered individual in a superhero's life. This can be the best friend, the spouse, the parent, the child, the lover. It will revolve around their relationship with the hero as well as how they deal with the hero's life of crime fighting and saving the world.

Each season will feature a new main character/hero pairing and each season my build upon a greater, overarching plot line. These stories will heavily favor diversity throughout and the first season will follow Amy and Mishra told from Amy's perspective.

Mishra is a feline, alien, pansexual woman from another planet who crashed on earth years prior, was shunned by society due to her appearance, and finally was taken in by Amy, just an ordinary human, bisexual woman with a good heart. We'll follow their growing friendship and find out how Amy's feelings for Mishra change as they grow together, as Mishra starts fighting crime, and how Amy deals with the end of Mishra's story.

This project is very much at the beginning stages of development, but I hope to ramp up development and writing by the end of the year, if not early next year.

Game Design

Chimera RPG

First and foremost is my Chimera Role-Playing Game. This is a Powered by the Apocalypse game that plays with the idea of genre.

You will select one or more genre modules to play with, use this blend of genres to create the world you are going to be playing in, select one primary playbook and one secondary playbook between all the genre modules used, and then select an array of abilities/moves from those playbooks.

Current genres planned:
  • Fantasy (D&D inspired)
  • Superheroes (Marvel, DC inspired)
  • Cyberpunk (Shadowrun inspired)
  • Magical Girls (Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, etc inspired)
  • Urban Fantasy (Modern werewolves, vampires, magic)
  • Anime (DBZ, Pokemon, etc inspired)
  • Sci-fi (Star Wars, Star Trek inspired)

Writing

Eventually, I would like to tackle writing a novel.

For now, I've mainly been sticking to short stories, especially in the form of character backgrounds for some of the characters I've played.

The novel I have planned is going to be titled "A Heroes' Awakening" where the premise is three or four people, unknown to one another, in a fantasy world become aware of their destinies through, what they perceive as, coincidence and luck. In reality, their fates have been tied together for generations. Can they find one another in time to save the world from a hidden threat?

I also would be very interested in writing a novel that takes place in a cyberpunk setting, but I have not given that much thought as of yet.

In addition to that, I'm going to be doing a bulk of the writing for the Side Heroes podcast.

Why Patreon?

I spend a lot of time and effort in my endeavors while helping raise two children and supporting my spouse staying home full time for said children.

Most of my money is going toward necessities right now with very little toward things to help reduce my stress levels.

Also, it would be very helpful to gain enough money to upgrade my podcasting computer, since that was built way back in 2009 and is starting to show its age.

I'd also like to replace my laptop since it's seen a couple major spills in its life and now it's become quite the hassle for editing and writing at home.

But, also, I wanted to have a place I could share some extra goodies with supporters that they wouldn't be able to get otherwise.

What do you get by supporting me?

First of all, my gratitude for helping me financially, at any amount. You'll get some behind the scenes development progress on my RPG and my audio drama podcast. I may also relay information about other going-ons in my life that I wouldn't post elsewhere. These updates may appear as blog posts, audio posts or even video posts, if I can figure that all out.

You'll also get some insight into my creative processes, which might be helpful or interesting to some of you.

But, mostly, you'll be helping me stay accountable for my projects so that I can actually complete them in a more timely manner, which means you'll get to get the finished products faster, which means everyone is happier!
Tiers
Local Hero
$1 or more per month

At this level and beyond, you will get not only my eternal thanks, but also a public thanks on my personal Twitter account. You also get access to any demo versions of Chimera as well as all of my micro-RPG games as I create them.


 This Tier:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
Travelling Hero
$3 or more per month

At this level and beyond, you will gain everything from the Local Hero tier, but also you'll be upgraded to full beta versions of Chimera.


Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games


Plus:

  • Full beta versions of Chimera
Regional Hero
$5 or more per month

At this level and beyond, you will gain access to any audio/video content I post here as well as the rough drafts of any short stories I write. 


 

Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
  • Full beta versions of Chimera


Plus:

  • Audio/Video content
  • Short stories rough drafts
  • Early access to Side Heroes episodes
National Hero
$10 or more per month

At this level and beyond, you will be able to suggest names for side characters or other heroes that can show up in the Side Heroes podcast (I'll deem if they are appropriate for the story). You'll also get early access to the rough drafts of the scripts as they are being developed.


 

Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
  • Full beta versions of Chimera
  • Audio/Video content
  • Short story rough drafts
  • Early access to Side Heroes episodes 


Plus:

  • Name a character/hero for Side Heroes
  • Rough drafts of the scripts for Side Heroes
International Hero
$20 or more per month only 10 left

At this level and beyond, you will be able to chat with me directly via video or audio chat, at times throughout the year, either one on one or as a group. Once a month, you'll be able to ask questions about my projects, make suggestions about the direction of my creations, ask for advice about your projects or just chat about life together for a reasonable period of time. If everyone agrees, we would post these recordings to be available at the $5 level and beyond.

 

Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
  • Full beta versions of Chimera
  • Audio/Video content
  • Short story rough drafts
  • Early access to Side Heroes episodes 
  • Name a character/hero for Side Heroes
  • Rough drafts of the scripts for Side Heroes


Plus:

  • Directly chat with me via audio or video chat online about anything, once a month
Intergalactic Hero
$50 or more per month only 5 left

At this level and beyond, first of all, thank you. You believing this much in me and my creations really warms my soul. You'll not only get the knowledge that my heart will melt seeing someone donate at this tier, but you'll also get access to my talents. I'll write for you a short story about a character or characters of your choice in a situation of your choice. (I would be able to veto anything I deem inappropriate, of course). I will also play an RPG with you twice a year, including some friends if desired. This may include play test sessions for my own games, too!


 

Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
  • Full beta versions of Chimera
  • Audio/Video content
  • Short story rough drafts
  • Early access to Side Heroes episodes 
  • Name a character/hero for Side Heroes
  • Rough drafts of the scripts for Side Heroes
  • Directly chat with me via audio or video chat online about anything, once a month


Plus:

  • I'll write a story for you
  • Play an RPG with me up to twice a year with friends
Defender of the Universe
$100 or more per month

At this ultimate level, I really don't have much more I can give. If I ever meet you in person, though, I will have an unlimited supply of high fives/hugs/fist bumps for you, plus I may cry in front of you out of joy.


 Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
  • Full beta versions of Chimera
  • Audio/Video content
  • Short story rough drafts
  • Early access to Side Heroes episodes 
  • Name a character/hero for Side Heroes
  • Rough drafts of the scripts for Side Heroes
  • Directly chat with me via audio or video chat online about anything, once a month
  • I'll write a story for you
  • Play an RPG with me up to twice a year with friends


Plus:

  • Unlimited high fives, hugs or fits bumps in person
Goals
$6 of $20 per month
Once Side Heroes ramps up in production, this will ensure we have proper hosting capabilities for the podcast as well as dropbox space to store our audio files.
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My name is Ryan Boelter and I am a game designer, podcaster and writer working on a variety of multimedia projects. By supporting me here on Patreon, you are helping support many of my projects like the ones below!

Podcasts

I am currently one of the creators and co-hosts on Character Creation Cast, but that is part of the One Shot Podcast Network, and if you'd like to support that show specifically, please head over there and give them money instead, because that will help me out as well.

They can be found at https://patreon.com/oneshotpodcast.

Side Heroes

I'm also working on an Audio Drama podcast called Side Heroes.

This will be an anthology podcast that will tell a story from the perspective of a single, important, non-powered individual in a superhero's life. This can be the best friend, the spouse, the parent, the child, the lover. It will revolve around their relationship with the hero as well as how they deal with the hero's life of crime fighting and saving the world.

Each season will feature a new main character/hero pairing and each season my build upon a greater, overarching plot line. These stories will heavily favor diversity throughout and the first season will follow Amy and Mishra told from Amy's perspective.

Mishra is a feline, alien, pansexual woman from another planet who crashed on earth years prior, was shunned by society due to her appearance, and finally was taken in by Amy, just an ordinary human, bisexual woman with a good heart. We'll follow their growing friendship and find out how Amy's feelings for Mishra change as they grow together, as Mishra starts fighting crime, and how Amy deals with the end of Mishra's story.

This project is very much at the beginning stages of development, but I hope to ramp up development and writing by the end of the year, if not early next year.

Game Design

Chimera RPG

First and foremost is my Chimera Role-Playing Game. This is a Powered by the Apocalypse game that plays with the idea of genre.

You will select one or more genre modules to play with, use this blend of genres to create the world you are going to be playing in, select one primary playbook and one secondary playbook between all the genre modules used, and then select an array of abilities/moves from those playbooks.

Current genres planned:
  • Fantasy (D&D inspired)
  • Superheroes (Marvel, DC inspired)
  • Cyberpunk (Shadowrun inspired)
  • Magical Girls (Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, etc inspired)
  • Urban Fantasy (Modern werewolves, vampires, magic)
  • Anime (DBZ, Pokemon, etc inspired)
  • Sci-fi (Star Wars, Star Trek inspired)

Writing

Eventually, I would like to tackle writing a novel.

For now, I've mainly been sticking to short stories, especially in the form of character backgrounds for some of the characters I've played.

The novel I have planned is going to be titled "A Heroes' Awakening" where the premise is three or four people, unknown to one another, in a fantasy world become aware of their destinies through, what they perceive as, coincidence and luck. In reality, their fates have been tied together for generations. Can they find one another in time to save the world from a hidden threat?

I also would be very interested in writing a novel that takes place in a cyberpunk setting, but I have not given that much thought as of yet.

In addition to that, I'm going to be doing a bulk of the writing for the Side Heroes podcast.

Why Patreon?

I spend a lot of time and effort in my endeavors while helping raise two children and supporting my spouse staying home full time for said children.

Most of my money is going toward necessities right now with very little toward things to help reduce my stress levels.

Also, it would be very helpful to gain enough money to upgrade my podcasting computer, since that was built way back in 2009 and is starting to show its age.

I'd also like to replace my laptop since it's seen a couple major spills in its life and now it's become quite the hassle for editing and writing at home.

But, also, I wanted to have a place I could share some extra goodies with supporters that they wouldn't be able to get otherwise.

What do you get by supporting me?

First of all, my gratitude for helping me financially, at any amount. You'll get some behind the scenes development progress on my RPG and my audio drama podcast. I may also relay information about other going-ons in my life that I wouldn't post elsewhere. These updates may appear as blog posts, audio posts or even video posts, if I can figure that all out.

You'll also get some insight into my creative processes, which might be helpful or interesting to some of you.

But, mostly, you'll be helping me stay accountable for my projects so that I can actually complete them in a more timely manner, which means you'll get to get the finished products faster, which means everyone is happier!

Recent posts by Ryan Boelter

Tiers
Local Hero
$1 or more per month

At this level and beyond, you will get not only my eternal thanks, but also a public thanks on my personal Twitter account. You also get access to any demo versions of Chimera as well as all of my micro-RPG games as I create them.


 This Tier:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
Travelling Hero
$3 or more per month

At this level and beyond, you will gain everything from the Local Hero tier, but also you'll be upgraded to full beta versions of Chimera.


Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games


Plus:

  • Full beta versions of Chimera
Regional Hero
$5 or more per month

At this level and beyond, you will gain access to any audio/video content I post here as well as the rough drafts of any short stories I write. 


 

Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
  • Full beta versions of Chimera


Plus:

  • Audio/Video content
  • Short stories rough drafts
  • Early access to Side Heroes episodes
National Hero
$10 or more per month

At this level and beyond, you will be able to suggest names for side characters or other heroes that can show up in the Side Heroes podcast (I'll deem if they are appropriate for the story). You'll also get early access to the rough drafts of the scripts as they are being developed.


 

Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
  • Full beta versions of Chimera
  • Audio/Video content
  • Short story rough drafts
  • Early access to Side Heroes episodes 


Plus:

  • Name a character/hero for Side Heroes
  • Rough drafts of the scripts for Side Heroes
International Hero
$20 or more per month only 10 left

At this level and beyond, you will be able to chat with me directly via video or audio chat, at times throughout the year, either one on one or as a group. Once a month, you'll be able to ask questions about my projects, make suggestions about the direction of my creations, ask for advice about your projects or just chat about life together for a reasonable period of time. If everyone agrees, we would post these recordings to be available at the $5 level and beyond.

 

Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
  • Full beta versions of Chimera
  • Audio/Video content
  • Short story rough drafts
  • Early access to Side Heroes episodes 
  • Name a character/hero for Side Heroes
  • Rough drafts of the scripts for Side Heroes


Plus:

  • Directly chat with me via audio or video chat online about anything, once a month
Intergalactic Hero
$50 or more per month only 5 left

At this level and beyond, first of all, thank you. You believing this much in me and my creations really warms my soul. You'll not only get the knowledge that my heart will melt seeing someone donate at this tier, but you'll also get access to my talents. I'll write for you a short story about a character or characters of your choice in a situation of your choice. (I would be able to veto anything I deem inappropriate, of course). I will also play an RPG with you twice a year, including some friends if desired. This may include play test sessions for my own games, too!


 

Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
  • Full beta versions of Chimera
  • Audio/Video content
  • Short story rough drafts
  • Early access to Side Heroes episodes 
  • Name a character/hero for Side Heroes
  • Rough drafts of the scripts for Side Heroes
  • Directly chat with me via audio or video chat online about anything, once a month


Plus:

  • I'll write a story for you
  • Play an RPG with me up to twice a year with friends
Defender of the Universe
$100 or more per month

At this ultimate level, I really don't have much more I can give. If I ever meet you in person, though, I will have an unlimited supply of high fives/hugs/fist bumps for you, plus I may cry in front of you out of joy.


 Previous Tiers:

  • Public thanks on Twitter
  • Full versions of micro games
  • Full beta versions of Chimera
  • Audio/Video content
  • Short story rough drafts
  • Early access to Side Heroes episodes 
  • Name a character/hero for Side Heroes
  • Rough drafts of the scripts for Side Heroes
  • Directly chat with me via audio or video chat online about anything, once a month
  • I'll write a story for you
  • Play an RPG with me up to twice a year with friends


Plus:

  • Unlimited high fives, hugs or fits bumps in person