Speak the Sky

is creating games of the heart's cartography

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Sky Watcher
$3
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Back me here if you like what I do and want to help me do more of it!

At this tier, you get:
  • A 1-2 page game every month!
I'll also take your feedback on where to go next with the monthly series.
Star Talkers
$6
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Back me here if you like what I do and want to help me do more of it, even more!

At this tier, you get:
  • A 1-2 page game every month!
  • Content for other games (e.g. Trophy incursions, Dialect backdrops)!
I'll also take your feedback on where to go next with the monthly series and extra content.
Starlit Readers
$12
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Back me here if you like what I do and want to help me do more of it, even more!

At this tier, you get:
  • A 1-2 page game every month!
  • Content for other games (e.g. Trophy incursions, Dialect backdrops)!
  • Playtest versions of upcoming games!
You'll be directly credited (if you choose) on each of these things, and I'll also take your feedback on where to go next with the monthly series and extra content.

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About

Speak the Sky (find me @SpeaktheSky) is a game design outfit making tabletop story-telling games! Here are my game design interests – who knows, they might overlap with your own...
  • Formats: familiar character-based stories as well as alternate media: maps, calendars, journals, footnotes, chatrooms, etc.
  • Themes: science, identity, and revolution, and the role of storytelling in each
  • Mechanics: questions and answers, emergent complexity, and dynamic oracles

Games I've made so far include:
Twilight Song, a pastoral sci-fi map-and-story game hacked from The Quiet Year,
From Sea to Shining Sea, a PbtA game of drug-fuelled gonzo journalism on the dark side of the moon,
Over the Moon, an online dating comedy-horror game played online across a whole month,
and many others you can find on itch.io and DriveThruRPG, as well as here on Patreon.

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If any of those ideas or games sound like your kind of thing then support me here and you'll get access to:
  1. monthly series of 1- and 2-page games on weird and wild subjects.
  2. extra content for more widely-played games like Trophy, Dialect, and Fiasco.
  3. and playtest versions of my longer-term projects.
I'll also open the floor to suggestions on where to go next with the monthly series and extra content, and besides that there'll be ad-hoc posts about more unusual subjects, like computational modelling of tabletop games, or how to put together digital typefaces.

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The other side of all this is how much it would mean to me to have your support. My main source of income is precarious, semi-seasonal, zero-hours, unsociable, and... not entirely safe. It has its upsides and its occasional shining moments of inspiration – but all things have shining moments of inspiration if you look at them right. Your support will make it easier for me to work and live, and in return I'll get to produce more game content guided by you and made for you.
Goals
$0 of $125 per month
At $125/month I'll be making 10% of my basic living costs, letting me shift more time from freelance labour to ttrpg content and also taking a load off my mind!
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