Jay Iles

is creating role-playing games.

45

patrons

$81

per creation
Hello!

I'm Jay Iles, and for the past six years I've been writing and publishing role-playing games as UFO Press.

I started with Legacy: Life Among the Ruins, an Apocalypse World-powered game about generations of survivors building a new home in a post-apocalyptic world. Since then I've regularly released new games and expansions, all with a focus on diversity and approachability.

Why Patreon?

I'm opening up this Patreon because as UFO Press has grown its day-to-day expenses have also increased - things like web hosting, warehouse storage, the software I use for writing and laying out games and so on. With your help, I'll be able to keep UFO Press growing and keep creating great new games for years to come.

What do you get in return for pledging?

First up, each month I'll post some new RPG content free to everyone. It could be a one-page RPG, an expansion/playbook for one of my published games, or a subsystem you can drop into other games.

Second,
any pledge gets you access to my games as they're being written. I'll regularly post in-progress drafts for you to play with, and your feedback will be crucial in guiding their final shape.

Third, patrons at the $6 level and up get to have their say about the next thing I make for the Patreon. And patrons at the $15 level and up get physical copies of each new thing I make for this Patreon, sent to them by post!

What am I working on?

I have a few projects on to go - coming out sooner rather than later with your help! In order of completeness they are:
  • Voidheart Symphony: A sequel to Rhapsody of Blood, Voidheart sets a small group of rebels against a whole shadow feudal system of darkness-empowered vassals in a modern-day city. Can you fight back the monsters and steal their power, while maintaining your daily life?
  • Ghost Ship: A near-future game of space exploration and transhuman phantoms. Players take the role of mind scans activated after the original's death, seeking a new life for themselves in the void between planets. Somewhat denser rules than my previous games, but with a keen focus on your memories of life and how those memories change and degrade over time.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you consider pledging!
Tiers
Watching the skies
$1 or more per creation
  • Early access to drafts of new games.
  • Early access to new microgames.
  • Patron-only Q&As.
  • Patron-only polls.
  • Access to the UFO Press Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
First Contact
$3 or more per creation
  • Each month, suggest one word/theme/topic for next month's microgame on the Discord server.
  • Early access to drafts of new games.
  • Early access to new microgames.
  • Patron-only Q&As.
  • Patron-only polls.
  • Access to the UFO Press Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
UFO Abductee
$10 or more per creation
  • At the start of each quarter, I'll send you a copy of each microgame.
  • Each month, suggest one word/theme/topic for next month's microgame on the Discord server.
  • Early access to drafts of new games.
  • Early access to new microgames.
  • Patron-only Q&As.
  • Patron-only polls.
  • Access to the UFO Press Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
Hello!

I'm Jay Iles, and for the past six years I've been writing and publishing role-playing games as UFO Press.

I started with Legacy: Life Among the Ruins, an Apocalypse World-powered game about generations of survivors building a new home in a post-apocalyptic world. Since then I've regularly released new games and expansions, all with a focus on diversity and approachability.

Why Patreon?

I'm opening up this Patreon because as UFO Press has grown its day-to-day expenses have also increased - things like web hosting, warehouse storage, the software I use for writing and laying out games and so on. With your help, I'll be able to keep UFO Press growing and keep creating great new games for years to come.

What do you get in return for pledging?

First up, each month I'll post some new RPG content free to everyone. It could be a one-page RPG, an expansion/playbook for one of my published games, or a subsystem you can drop into other games.

Second,
any pledge gets you access to my games as they're being written. I'll regularly post in-progress drafts for you to play with, and your feedback will be crucial in guiding their final shape.

Third, patrons at the $6 level and up get to have their say about the next thing I make for the Patreon. And patrons at the $15 level and up get physical copies of each new thing I make for this Patreon, sent to them by post!

What am I working on?

I have a few projects on to go - coming out sooner rather than later with your help! In order of completeness they are:
  • Voidheart Symphony: A sequel to Rhapsody of Blood, Voidheart sets a small group of rebels against a whole shadow feudal system of darkness-empowered vassals in a modern-day city. Can you fight back the monsters and steal their power, while maintaining your daily life?
  • Ghost Ship: A near-future game of space exploration and transhuman phantoms. Players take the role of mind scans activated after the original's death, seeking a new life for themselves in the void between planets. Somewhat denser rules than my previous games, but with a keen focus on your memories of life and how those memories change and degrade over time.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you consider pledging!

Recent posts by Jay Iles

Tiers
Watching the skies
$1 or more per creation
  • Early access to drafts of new games.
  • Early access to new microgames.
  • Patron-only Q&As.
  • Patron-only polls.
  • Access to the UFO Press Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
First Contact
$3 or more per creation
  • Each month, suggest one word/theme/topic for next month's microgame on the Discord server.
  • Early access to drafts of new games.
  • Early access to new microgames.
  • Patron-only Q&As.
  • Patron-only polls.
  • Access to the UFO Press Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
UFO Abductee
$10 or more per creation
  • At the start of each quarter, I'll send you a copy of each microgame.
  • Each month, suggest one word/theme/topic for next month's microgame on the Discord server.
  • Early access to drafts of new games.
  • Early access to new microgames.
  • Patron-only Q&As.
  • Patron-only polls.
  • Access to the UFO Press Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards