Adam Jury is creating Tabletop Gaming Business/Advice Articles
31

patrons

$104
per article
I've worked full-time in the hobby gaming business for the last 16 years: as a freelancer, as a staff graphic designer, and now as the co-owner/co-founder/designer at Posthuman Studios LLC. If you've bought my books and played my games: thank you!

Over the years I've learned a hell of a lot, much of it the hard way. About making games, making products, selling those games & products, dealing with clients and freelancers, licensing, handling conventions, budgeting, and the other billion things that go into the business of publishing.

I want to share what I've learned with gaming fans, publishers, and potential future publishers.

To begin with, I'll be doing this with a series of monthly articles (500 words and up) talking about different aspects of the gaming business. Supporting Patrons will get access to these articles roughly a week before they go live on adamjury.com. These articles will be licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

The following articles have been written thanks to the kind support of my Patrons:
The History, Current State of OGL Publishing, Pathfinder, and “d20″
Executing at Gen Con and Other Conventions
InDesign PDF Export Preset for Digital Publishing

Here's a smattering of other articles I've written about the game biz:

Making Announcements: Pitfalls & Products
Creating Playtest Kits for Card Games
Pricing for Niche Electronic Titles
Piracy Doesn't Matter
Creative Commons: (Part of) Why We Give Our Games Away

Down the road I hope to produce some videos and maybe do some live Google Hangouts as part of this project.
Rewards
Daily Donut
$1 or more per article 22 patrons
Thanks for the support!
You'll get to see each article roughly a week early when it's posted on Patreon.
Double Donut
$2 or more per article 1 patron
This is a mirror of the $1 tier but you're giving me two bucks, woohoo! Patreon obviously wants to eliminate $1 donations at some point, so... is this the future?
Donut and a Coffee
$5 or more per article 7 patrons
Thank You!
Your name will be listed as a contributing sponsor on adamjury.com.
You'll get to see each article roughly a week early when it's posted on Patreon.
Two Tim Horton's Meals
$15 or more per article 0 patrons
Thanks much! You are considered to have pre-paid for every single Pay-What-You-Want release I make on DriveThruRPG for the duration of your sponsorship!

Your name will be listed as a contributing sponsor on adamjury.com.

You'll get to see each article roughly a week early when it's posted on Patreon.
Small Press Consultancy
$50 or more per article 1 of 3 patrons
Thanks! Please consider this reward if you are a new or prospective publisher.
I'll give you a direct hand, answering your questions over email or Google Hangouts / Skype every month.
Your name will be listed as a contributing sponsor on adamjury.com.
You'll get to see each article roughly a week early when it's posted on Patreon.
Goals
$104 of $500 per article
I add a monthly graphic design and production video to the schedule, focused on gaming work. Patrons at certain backer levels will get it as part of their backer level!
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I've worked full-time in the hobby gaming business for the last 16 years: as a freelancer, as a staff graphic designer, and now as the co-owner/co-founder/designer at Posthuman Studios LLC. If you've bought my books and played my games: thank you!

Over the years I've learned a hell of a lot, much of it the hard way. About making games, making products, selling those games & products, dealing with clients and freelancers, licensing, handling conventions, budgeting, and the other billion things that go into the business of publishing.

I want to share what I've learned with gaming fans, publishers, and potential future publishers.

To begin with, I'll be doing this with a series of monthly articles (500 words and up) talking about different aspects of the gaming business. Supporting Patrons will get access to these articles roughly a week before they go live on adamjury.com. These articles will be licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

The following articles have been written thanks to the kind support of my Patrons:
The History, Current State of OGL Publishing, Pathfinder, and “d20″
Executing at Gen Con and Other Conventions
InDesign PDF Export Preset for Digital Publishing

Here's a smattering of other articles I've written about the game biz:

Making Announcements: Pitfalls & Products
Creating Playtest Kits for Card Games
Pricing for Niche Electronic Titles
Piracy Doesn't Matter
Creative Commons: (Part of) Why We Give Our Games Away

Down the road I hope to produce some videos and maybe do some live Google Hangouts as part of this project.

Recent posts by Adam Jury

Rewards
Daily Donut
$1 or more per article 22 patrons
Thanks for the support!
You'll get to see each article roughly a week early when it's posted on Patreon.
Double Donut
$2 or more per article 1 patron
This is a mirror of the $1 tier but you're giving me two bucks, woohoo! Patreon obviously wants to eliminate $1 donations at some point, so... is this the future?
Donut and a Coffee
$5 or more per article 7 patrons
Thank You!
Your name will be listed as a contributing sponsor on adamjury.com.
You'll get to see each article roughly a week early when it's posted on Patreon.
Two Tim Horton's Meals
$15 or more per article 0 patrons
Thanks much! You are considered to have pre-paid for every single Pay-What-You-Want release I make on DriveThruRPG for the duration of your sponsorship!

Your name will be listed as a contributing sponsor on adamjury.com.

You'll get to see each article roughly a week early when it's posted on Patreon.
Small Press Consultancy
$50 or more per article 1 of 3 patrons
Thanks! Please consider this reward if you are a new or prospective publisher.
I'll give you a direct hand, answering your questions over email or Google Hangouts / Skype every month.
Your name will be listed as a contributing sponsor on adamjury.com.
You'll get to see each article roughly a week early when it's posted on Patreon.