Nathan Weeks is creating REKT: God Throws Dice - an RPG
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$16
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Hello!

I'm Nathan "Talvieno" Weeks, and I've created a forum RPG called REKT. It's kind of like Dungeons & Dragons, except instead of five people meeting at a table each weekend, I have twenty players that live all over the world and can choose to interact with the game universe at any time. It's founded in science fiction, with lasers, spaceships, aliens, ship-to-ship combat and more. It has a deep plot that reaches far beyond each current mission and will stretch to the end of the campaign, and the players are fully capable of affecting the outcome. As of this year, it has a very wide selection of gear, a deep and complex universe, full NPC interaction, and very detailed updates for the players - complete with highly detailed maps and occasional 3d renders. All of this takes a lot to do, but it adds flavor, depth, and atmosphere to the game and the world it exists in.

I dream of someday turning this into a full-fledged tabletop RPG that could sit alongside D&D and other RPGs like Pathfinder and Call of Cthulhu, so that anybody could get out a copy of REKT and set up their own campaign in the universe - not necessarily aboard the Tartarus, either, like today's REKT campaign, but anywhere they want! As crazy as it may sound, I know it's possible. I've made games since I was a little kid, when I built little RPGs out of LEGO for my brothers. Then I moved on to making computer games, and finally, we have REKT. I love writing, I love making games, and I love 3D modeling - and REKT is something that brings all of those loves together. I want to share it with the world. It'll be a long time getting there, but if we just do a little at a time, we can make it happen. Like Henry Ford once said - whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right. I really, honestly think I can.

Notice: Some people have opted to pay through PayPal rather than Patreon because of the large cut Patreon takes for overseas transactions. As of June 26th, 2016, I'm actually earning $105 more per month than Patreon states.
More about REKT's world:In REKT's universe, the year is 3152. Humanity has taken over the galaxy, confining the former inhabitants to barren worlds at the edge. These are dark times, heavy with specism, hatred and criminal activity. Prison corporations such as Tartarus Inc. comb the galaxy with prison ships, taking on criminal inmates from planets they pass by for fees. Tartarus then utilizes the inmates to retrieve valuable substances and artifacts from dangerous locations. If an inmate successfully completes ten missions, they are set free.

In this campaign, every player is an inmate in Tartarus Inc.'s Platoon 56. During each mission, players are dropped or flown to their Area of Operations in CASKETs - cheap mass-produced fighters - and it's up to the players to figure out how to accomplish the objective and get out alive. After each mission is over, players can enjoy a brief intermission aboard the Tartarus, where they're free to roleplay or visit the VR Combat Simulator. They can also upgrade their ship and purchase new equipment and weaponry via a Tartarus-specific currency.

REKT was inspired by a Bay12 forum RPG called Einsteinian Roulette.

Some map images:




Other REKT art:







Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per 5 updates
0 patrons

My eternal gratitude!

I will be more grateful than you can possibly imagine. Every single person that donates is a new source of encouragement that will fill me with determination, and I'll press ever harder towards my ultimate goal of making a full-scale REKT RPG a reality. Keep in mind that while I'll never forget your generosity, I won't make your life any easier if you're a REKT player - and this goes for everyone playing REKT, regardless of what tier you choose. REKT will always be free to play, and free to win.
Pledge $5 or more per 5 updates
0 patrons

Voting rights!

Thank you so much! To reward your generosity and dedication to REKT, I'll let you be among those that help me decide what I'll be making each month of our goals. It's not much, but it's a step towards making the REKT universe the universe that you, specifically, picture in your mind.
Pledge $10 or more per 5 updates
1 patron

Special updates!

I'll provide you with special updates on the creative process behind what makes each REKT update a reality from time to time, and give you glimpses of things to come in the future. It's not much, but then, I don't have much to offer - apart from REKT, of course, but you're already getting that!
Pledge $25 or more per 5 updates
0 patrons

Custom illustration or tale!

Wow, thank you!! I deeply appreciate your love for my work, and your encouragement leaves me almost at a lost for words. But where words don't suffice - perhaps the sweat of my brow will. I'll make you a moderately-detailed model, or a short tale (1000 words or so) - of whatever you like pertaining to the REKT universe. If we can, we'll even put it on the wiki!
Pledge $50 or more per 5 updates
0 patrons

Detailed model or short story!

I'm amazed by your generosity! Ten dollars an update isn't enough to put a roof over my head by any means, but it's a decent amount and I can never, ever thank you enough! In addition to the stuff the above tiers get (generosity and all that), I'll make a special moderate- to high-quality model, quick scene render, or short story (a few chapters) just for you (if you want) of whatever you would like - so long as it has to do with the REKT universe, of course.
Pledge $100 or more per 5 updates
0 patrons

An entire universe!

Holy carp, are you sure you really meant to click this? I can't imagine that anybody could sustain this level of payment for very long, but for as long as you do, you'll have all the above, plus access to all my secrets. We'll build the REKT reality together, from Mimir to Tartarus and back to New Earth. Don't spoil the future for anyone else!
Goals
$16 of $25 per 5 updates
After we hit this goal, each month I'll craft a quick model for items on the REKT wiki, to illustrate them. It'll be a cheap and fast model, but still with a decent degree of quality like you've come to expect from my work. If you guys decide they're wiki quality, we can post them up there for everyone who comes along behind - and maybe they'll make it into the final version of REKT as well. Donators will get to help decide what I make!
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Hello!

I'm Nathan "Talvieno" Weeks, and I've created a forum RPG called REKT. It's kind of like Dungeons & Dragons, except instead of five people meeting at a table each weekend, I have twenty players that live all over the world and can choose to interact with the game universe at any time. It's founded in science fiction, with lasers, spaceships, aliens, ship-to-ship combat and more. It has a deep plot that reaches far beyond each current mission and will stretch to the end of the campaign, and the players are fully capable of affecting the outcome. As of this year, it has a very wide selection of gear, a deep and complex universe, full NPC interaction, and very detailed updates for the players - complete with highly detailed maps and occasional 3d renders. All of this takes a lot to do, but it adds flavor, depth, and atmosphere to the game and the world it exists in.

I dream of someday turning this into a full-fledged tabletop RPG that could sit alongside D&D and other RPGs like Pathfinder and Call of Cthulhu, so that anybody could get out a copy of REKT and set up their own campaign in the universe - not necessarily aboard the Tartarus, either, like today's REKT campaign, but anywhere they want! As crazy as it may sound, I know it's possible. I've made games since I was a little kid, when I built little RPGs out of LEGO for my brothers. Then I moved on to making computer games, and finally, we have REKT. I love writing, I love making games, and I love 3D modeling - and REKT is something that brings all of those loves together. I want to share it with the world. It'll be a long time getting there, but if we just do a little at a time, we can make it happen. Like Henry Ford once said - whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right. I really, honestly think I can.

Notice: Some people have opted to pay through PayPal rather than Patreon because of the large cut Patreon takes for overseas transactions. As of June 26th, 2016, I'm actually earning $105 more per month than Patreon states.
More about REKT's world:In REKT's universe, the year is 3152. Humanity has taken over the galaxy, confining the former inhabitants to barren worlds at the edge. These are dark times, heavy with specism, hatred and criminal activity. Prison corporations such as Tartarus Inc. comb the galaxy with prison ships, taking on criminal inmates from planets they pass by for fees. Tartarus then utilizes the inmates to retrieve valuable substances and artifacts from dangerous locations. If an inmate successfully completes ten missions, they are set free.

In this campaign, every player is an inmate in Tartarus Inc.'s Platoon 56. During each mission, players are dropped or flown to their Area of Operations in CASKETs - cheap mass-produced fighters - and it's up to the players to figure out how to accomplish the objective and get out alive. After each mission is over, players can enjoy a brief intermission aboard the Tartarus, where they're free to roleplay or visit the VR Combat Simulator. They can also upgrade their ship and purchase new equipment and weaponry via a Tartarus-specific currency.

REKT was inspired by a Bay12 forum RPG called Einsteinian Roulette.

Some map images:




Other REKT art:







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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per 5 updates
0 patrons

My eternal gratitude!

I will be more grateful than you can possibly imagine. Every single person that donates is a new source of encouragement that will fill me with determination, and I'll press ever harder towards my ultimate goal of making a full-scale REKT RPG a reality. Keep in mind that while I'll never forget your generosity, I won't make your life any easier if you're a REKT player - and this goes for everyone playing REKT, regardless of what tier you choose. REKT will always be free to play, and free to win.
Pledge $5 or more per 5 updates
0 patrons

Voting rights!

Thank you so much! To reward your generosity and dedication to REKT, I'll let you be among those that help me decide what I'll be making each month of our goals. It's not much, but it's a step towards making the REKT universe the universe that you, specifically, picture in your mind.
Pledge $10 or more per 5 updates
1 patron

Special updates!

I'll provide you with special updates on the creative process behind what makes each REKT update a reality from time to time, and give you glimpses of things to come in the future. It's not much, but then, I don't have much to offer - apart from REKT, of course, but you're already getting that!
Pledge $25 or more per 5 updates
0 patrons

Custom illustration or tale!

Wow, thank you!! I deeply appreciate your love for my work, and your encouragement leaves me almost at a lost for words. But where words don't suffice - perhaps the sweat of my brow will. I'll make you a moderately-detailed model, or a short tale (1000 words or so) - of whatever you like pertaining to the REKT universe. If we can, we'll even put it on the wiki!
Pledge $50 or more per 5 updates
0 patrons

Detailed model or short story!

I'm amazed by your generosity! Ten dollars an update isn't enough to put a roof over my head by any means, but it's a decent amount and I can never, ever thank you enough! In addition to the stuff the above tiers get (generosity and all that), I'll make a special moderate- to high-quality model, quick scene render, or short story (a few chapters) just for you (if you want) of whatever you would like - so long as it has to do with the REKT universe, of course.
Pledge $100 or more per 5 updates
0 patrons

An entire universe!

Holy carp, are you sure you really meant to click this? I can't imagine that anybody could sustain this level of payment for very long, but for as long as you do, you'll have all the above, plus access to all my secrets. We'll build the REKT reality together, from Mimir to Tartarus and back to New Earth. Don't spoil the future for anyone else!