The Angry GM

is creating RPG Advice with Attitude

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Angreon

$1
per feature article (up to 4 per month).
Support at any dollar amount per article per month and you’ll be officially dubbed an Angreon. A support of Angry on Patreon. See how that works? Clever, right?

In addition to the warm fuzzies you’ll feel knowing you’re keeping TheAngryGM.com’s lights on, you’ll also get:

  • Early Article Access
  • Proofreadalouds and Audio Recordings

Angrican

$2.99
per feature article (up to 4 per month).
Support at $2.99 per article per month and you’re an official member of the cult of Angry. The Angrican Church.

In addition to the heretical joy of calling yourself an Angrican, you’ll also get:
  • Early Article Access
  • Proofreadalouds and Audio Recordings
  • Angry’s Awesome Discord Community Access
  • Mostly Monthly Live Chat Participation

Frienemy

$3.99
per feature article (up to 4 per month).
Support at $3.75 per article per month and I’ll consider you a frienemy. Not a friend. Not an enemy. The worst of both worlds.

In addition to my simultaneous love and hatred, you’ll also get:
  • Early Article Access
  • Proofreadalouds and Audio Recordings
  • Angry’s Awesome Discord Community Access
  • Mostly Monthly Live Chat Participation
  • Free Theme Packs

About The Angry GM

Who Am I? What Do I Do?

Like it says at the top of the page, I’m The Angry GM! And I write RPG Advice with Attitude!

For over a decade, I’ve been teaching people to play and run Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying games. I publish weekly articles at TheAngryGM.com that teach newbie GMs how to run games or make their own adventures and teach oldbie GMs how to run better games and make their own adventures. I teach aspiring system hackers and game designers how to analyze and modify systems to their liking. And I share my own rules, hacks, systems, and game content.

What I don’t do is offer a bunch of pithy aphorisms or feel-good platitudes or wishy-washy crap. You’ll never hear me tell you “you did a good job if everyone had fun” or to “make failure interesting.” Instead, I’ll tell you how to actually show people a good time. How to make the game interesting. In real, actionable ways.

But be warned, no one’s ever accused me of being too polite. You know that gruff but caring army drill instructor in all those old war movies? I’m kind of like that guy. Except without the “… but caring” part. The hard truth is sometimes you need a little kick in the a%& to get things right. Sometimes, you need someone to scream and curse at you.
GMing isn’t easy. It’s hard, thankless work. And it takes a lot of practice. But it’s worth it.

If you want to run the least worst roleplaying games you can and if you can handle someone who won’t feed you any crap and won’t take any of yours, check out my work at TheAngryGM.com. Then come back here and do your part to keep the site online by pledging your support.

What’s Patreon? How Does it Work?

Patreon lets you support the creators you love — creators like me — so they can keep creating the creations they create — creations like mine. You decide what those creations are worth to you, pledge that amount, and Patreon charges you ever month. They keep a little bit for themselves to feed the hamsters that power the site, but the rest gets sent directly to the creator.

I take pledges on a “per article” basis. That is, decide how much any of my articles is worth to you and pledge that. Each month, you’ll be charged for each article I published that month. Up to four. You will never be charged for more than four articles and you will never be charged for an article I didn’t write. You ain’t supporting me. You’re paying me to write articles. That’s how I see it.

But if you prefer, you can pledge your support on a monthly basis. That option’s available.

What’s This About Support Tiers?

Whatever support you can provide — whatever you think my work is actually worth — I’m grateful for it. Without support, I’d have to give up this Angry gig. But if you go above and beyond with your support and pledge specific amounts per article per month, I’ll be even more grateful. Grateful enough to offer some nice rewards and bonus content.

Note though that I will never stick my regular, monthly content behind paywalls or reward tiers. However much you can pledge — even if you can’t pledge anything at all — you’ll always have my four monthly feature articles and the occasional bonus treat. The reward tier stuff is just a bonus. Extras.

Rewards? What Kind of Rewards?

First, every support gets access to the Patreon news feed at https://patreon.com/TheAngryGM. That ain’t really a reward. But it’s the best place to find out that I’ve published a new article. You’ll also get updates, announcements, and access to other rewards there. Bookmark it and, if you want to stay in the loop, enable e-mail updates.

Early Article Access

Every article I published at TheAngryGM.com appears in the Patreon feed a week early. Supports get to read my s$&% a week before the rest of the world.

Proofreadalouds and Audio Recordings

Have you ever wished for audiobook-quality recordings of every article read by the Angry GM himself? Would you settle for crappy one-take recordings of the Angry GM stumbling through an out-loud proofread? With excellent sound quality thanks the remastering efforts of Rattercrash.

I know that sounds awful. But people love them. And I really get into my reading. Seriously. I’ve gotten police calls and noise complaints when I record these things. Give one a listen and judge for yourself…

Download Plotting Murder and Other Crimes Proofreadaloud


And those aren’t the only audio recordings I record. There’s also recordings of every Mostly Monthly Live chat and occasional other recordings as well.

Angry’s Awesome Discord Community

Want to hang out with a very active and extensive community of masochists who, for some reason, all pay to put up with my crap? You’re in luck. Because I maintain a Discord server full of masochists.

The community is amazing. There’s hundreds of people and dozens of channels and it’s not all gaming either. The members are friendly, supportive, encouraging, pedantic, nitpicky gamers and they’re moderated by the nicest group of firm-but-gentle hands you’re like to ever meet on the internet. It’s just a shame the whole community’s ruined by one sweary, screaming Internet a$&hole who’s name happens to be on the door.

Seriously, the moderators spend more time keeping me in check than they do with all the rest of the community members combined.

Mostly Monthly Live Chats

With Discord access comes the chance to sit through my Mostly Monthly Live Chats. Most months, folks gather on the Discord server to listen to me ramble for a half hour and then to fire off a bunch of questions at me which I answer with useless, incomprehensible babble.

I know I’m really selling this. But, again, people seem to like them and they’re better than you think. Check out one of the old recordings:

Download The Angry GM's June 2021 Live Chat

Free Theme Packs

Every other month, I publish these 10-to-20 page piles of semi-random gaming content I call Theme Packs. And eligible supporters get them for free. That’s 60 to 120 pages every year of custom rules hacks, monster stats, maps, game lore, and whatever else I think to shove in them. All tied to a different theme ever other pack. Hence Theme Pack.

Here’s a sample to whet your appetite:
Download Angry Theme Pack #2: Imperial Legion
Note that, while Theme Packs will eventually be available for sale at the Angry Games eShop, each will be exclusively available to eligible supporters for three months first.

Reward Tiers

Angryeon ($1 per Article per Month)

Support at any dollar amount per article per month and you’ll be officially dubbed an Angreon. A support of Angry on Patreon. See how that works? Clever, right?
In addition to the warm fuzzies you’ll feel knowing you’re keeping TheAngryGM.com’s lights on, you’ll also get:
  • Early Article Access
  • Proofreadalouds and Audio Recordings

Angrican ($2.75 per article per month)

Support at $2.99 per article per month and you’re an official member of the cult of Angry. The Angrican Church.
In addition to the heretical joy of calling yourself an Angrican, you’ll also get:
  • Early Article Access
  • Proofreadalouds and Audio Recordings
  • Angry’s Awesome Discord Community Access
  • Mostly Monthly Live Chat Participation

Frienemy of the Angry One ($3.75 per article per month)

Support at $3.99 per article per month and I’ll consider you a frienemy. Not a friend. Not an enemy. The worst of both worlds.
In addition to my simultaneous love and hatred, you’ll also get:
  • Early Article Access
  • Proofreadalouds and Audio Recordings
  • Angry’s Awesome Discord Community Access
  • Mostly Monthly Live Chat Participation
  • Free Theme Packs
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 462 exclusive posts
77
Audio releases
34
Images
82
Links
278
Writings
1
Video

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