Fay Onyx is creating Writing Alchemy
10

patrons

$38
per month
Hi, I’m Fay Onyx. I am a disabled, neurodiverse, queer, nonbinary writer, artist, game designer, and podcaster. Welcome to my Patreon page!

Currently, I am producing the Writing Alchemy podcast, creating and collecting accessibility resources for tabletop role-playing games, and designing Magic Goes Awry, a high fantasy role-playing system that is light on rules and heavy on magical mayhem. Representation and disability advocacy are core threads that run through all three of these projects.

I believe that art is an important source of community sustenance in these challenging times. It also gives us a place to learn, grow, and create new ways of doing things. However, in the larger culture, intersectionally marginalized artists are under valued and under paid. It is hard for us to have the resources to keep doing this important work. That is why your patreon pledges are so important. By pledging here you are helping me pay my costs and support myself as an artist so that I can keep doing this. Thank you! Your help is deeply appreciated.


Podcast
Writing Alchemy is storytelling that centers intersectional characters, including a fairy tale series that combines humor and magic with serious topics, and Unfamiliar Heroes, a tabletop role-playing series about the adventures of disabled and mentally divergent heroes. Right now, the Writing Alchemy podcast is focusing on Unfamiliar Heroes, including some planned games with fairy tale themes.

Accessibility Resources
My Trope of the Week Series discusses harmful ways disability is often represented in storytelling. It is designed to be useful to both writers and game masters. One of the unique things about this series is that it doesn’t just describe what these patterns are, it focuses on how to know if you are following one of them and what to do differently. In addition, I’m starting a series about Addressing Ableism in TabletopR-playing Games and am continuing to collect an extensive list of accessibility resources for gaming, and a list of Lasers & Feelings hacks (these are free, rules-light games that come in a wide range of genres).

Tabletop Role-playing Game
Magic Goes Awry captures the fun of a silly Dungeons and Dragons game in a system that is free and accessible to a much wider range of people. It has little math, fewer things to keep track of, and more room for creativity, while still having enough options and detail for people to create a diverse range of fantastical characters with exciting abilities. Accessibility is at core of this game and I look forward to sharing the details with you when I publish the new version at the end of January in 2019.

Goals
As my funding grows, I want to support myself as an artist and pay the community members that I work with. Right now, episode transcription is being done by a volunteer. My goal is to grow my funding to the point where I can pay for episode transcription. I also want to pay collaborators who are currently donating or discounting the price of their labor.

Rewards
Reward Levels: Many people in our community struggle economically and I don’t want to create a system that adds to the many barriers people are already facing. This is why I have decided to make the rewards the same for all reward levels. Currently, the different levels posted on this page are just there to fill out the page and provide some nice bench marks for levels of support.

The Rewards: Most of my energy will be going into creating content for everyone to enjoy, however I also want to make some exciting rewards. My current plan is to make some special Unfamiliar Heroes episodes that are available to both patrons and those who take actions that support my work (such as those who write reviews, or tell a friend about my work). This way I can create rewards for patrons without creating a barrier that prevents low income folks from participating.

Have an idea of a reward you'd like? Please let me know!
Tiers
Patrons
$1 or more per month
Access to behind the scenes updates and special episodes of Unfamiliar Heroes.
Advocates
$5 or more per month
Access to behind the scenes updates and special episodes of Unfamiliar Heroes.
Defenders
$10 or more per month
Access to behind the scenes updates and special episodes of Unfamiliar Heroes. 
Heroes
$25 or more per month
Access to behind the scenes updates and special episodes of Unfamiliar Heroes. 
Champions
$50 or more per month
Access to behind the scenes updates and special episodes of Unfamiliar Heroes.
Goals
$38 of $100 per month
This will be a big help in paying for website and equipment costs.
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Hi, I’m Fay Onyx. I am a disabled, neurodiverse, queer, nonbinary writer, artist, game designer, and podcaster. Welcome to my Patreon page!

Currently, I am producing the Writing Alchemy podcast, creating and collecting accessibility resources for tabletop role-playing games, and designing Magic Goes Awry, a high fantasy role-playing system that is light on rules and heavy on magical mayhem. Representation and disability advocacy are core threads that run through all three of these projects.

I believe that art is an important source of community sustenance in these challenging times. It also gives us a place to learn, grow, and create new ways of doing things. However, in the larger culture, intersectionally marginalized artists are under valued and under paid. It is hard for us to have the resources to keep doing this important work. That is why your patreon pledges are so important. By pledging here you are helping me pay my costs and support myself as an artist so that I can keep doing this. Thank you! Your help is deeply appreciated.


Podcast
Writing Alchemy is storytelling that centers intersectional characters, including a fairy tale series that combines humor and magic with serious topics, and Unfamiliar Heroes, a tabletop role-playing series about the adventures of disabled and mentally divergent heroes. Right now, the Writing Alchemy podcast is focusing on Unfamiliar Heroes, including some planned games with fairy tale themes.

Accessibility Resources
My Trope of the Week Series discusses harmful ways disability is often represented in storytelling. It is designed to be useful to both writers and game masters. One of the unique things about this series is that it doesn’t just describe what these patterns are, it focuses on how to know if you are following one of them and what to do differently. In addition, I’m starting a series about Addressing Ableism in TabletopR-playing Games and am continuing to collect an extensive list of accessibility resources for gaming, and a list of Lasers & Feelings hacks (these are free, rules-light games that come in a wide range of genres).

Tabletop Role-playing Game
Magic Goes Awry captures the fun of a silly Dungeons and Dragons game in a system that is free and accessible to a much wider range of people. It has little math, fewer things to keep track of, and more room for creativity, while still having enough options and detail for people to create a diverse range of fantastical characters with exciting abilities. Accessibility is at core of this game and I look forward to sharing the details with you when I publish the new version at the end of January in 2019.

Goals
As my funding grows, I want to support myself as an artist and pay the community members that I work with. Right now, episode transcription is being done by a volunteer. My goal is to grow my funding to the point where I can pay for episode transcription. I also want to pay collaborators who are currently donating or discounting the price of their labor.

Rewards
Reward Levels: Many people in our community struggle economically and I don’t want to create a system that adds to the many barriers people are already facing. This is why I have decided to make the rewards the same for all reward levels. Currently, the different levels posted on this page are just there to fill out the page and provide some nice bench marks for levels of support.

The Rewards: Most of my energy will be going into creating content for everyone to enjoy, however I also want to make some exciting rewards. My current plan is to make some special Unfamiliar Heroes episodes that are available to both patrons and those who take actions that support my work (such as those who write reviews, or tell a friend about my work). This way I can create rewards for patrons without creating a barrier that prevents low income folks from participating.

Have an idea of a reward you'd like? Please let me know!

Recent posts by Fay Onyx

Tiers
Patrons
$1 or more per month
Access to behind the scenes updates and special episodes of Unfamiliar Heroes.
Advocates
$5 or more per month
Access to behind the scenes updates and special episodes of Unfamiliar Heroes.
Defenders
$10 or more per month
Access to behind the scenes updates and special episodes of Unfamiliar Heroes. 
Heroes
$25 or more per month
Access to behind the scenes updates and special episodes of Unfamiliar Heroes. 
Champions
$50 or more per month
Access to behind the scenes updates and special episodes of Unfamiliar Heroes.