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We create two weekly podcasts: The Arcology Podcast, in which we discuss the role-playing game Shadowrun in all its forms; and The Arcology Actual Play Podcast, in which we treat you to a recorded game session with all its tension and laughs.

We love running the show, but with podcast hosting, domain registration, and website costs, it costs us money to do so. That's why we're turning to you. With patronage, we can always produce the shows, regardless of our personal income streams. With enough patronage, we can devote more time to the show: increase the audio quality, create more content, spiff up the website, write more stories, run more contests... you get the idea.

Thanks for visiting and we hope you'll consider supporting the show!

-Vox and Mr. Johnson
P.S. Here's the attribution for that sweet cover image: https://flic.kr/p/8vCCY
Tiers
Citizen of the Arcology
$2 or more per month 172 patrons
At this level (and all levels above it), you receive:


Bonus Actual Play Campaigns:


Each month we release a long Actual Play episode from separate Shadowrun campaigns. These campaigns explore unusual settings and roles for Shadowrun.


The first campaign is complete and follows a group of Lone Star officers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. 

The second campaign is ongoing and follows a motley crew of pirates in the Carib League.


You gain access to all previously released episodes as well as each new episode as they are released each month.


Voting Rights:


As a stakeholder in the Arcology, you receive special voting rights that will shape the direction of the Actual Play campaign.


At key times you will be called upon to cast your ballot in an important decision that will influence the Actual Play campaign in a meaningful way.


Patron Status on Discord:


You will be implanted with the “Arcology Patron” role in the Shadowcasters Discord server. We assure you that this process will have no impact on your Essence, and permits you to enter a Patrons-only chat room and access to special events on Discord.


Citizenship Status in the Arcology*

*completely fictional and imaginary:


You are granted a limited corporate SIN (A rating 3 fake SIN can be substituted at your preference) in the Arcology that grants you full corporate citizenship rights. In addition, you are permitted to rent E-grade accommodations within the Arcology. 

Premium Citizenship Status
$5 or more per month 63 patrons
At this level (and all levels above it), you receive:


Access to Restricted Proprietary Documents:


This includes access to the Google Document we use for our Actual Play campaigns. This will be an edited version that will not include information from sessions that have not yet been released in order to avoid spoilers.


We will gradually update the Google Document and we’ll regularly add additional documents to the library. Documents might include Mr. J’s notes from planning a run, notes from previous regular episodes of the Arcology, or even the Actual Play PCs’ character sheets (Yeah, I know we said we’d never do that, but we decided to make an exception for the cause of Better Patron Rewards)!


Change the World ™ *

*not an actual trademark:

 

We invite you to submit your ideas for the setting of the Actual Play campaign.


Over time we will announce the particular category of idea that we are looking for. Some examples might be:


  • Contacts of a certain type
  • NPC Antagonists
  • Interesting Locations
  • 6th World Musicians


(This isn’t the same as being able to email us a neat idea that you have. While we might be influenced by anyone’s suggestions or ideas that we run across, this is a guarantee that your ideas will be implemented in the Actual Play campaign. The timing of the implementation will depend on the flow of the campaign, so some ideas might be implemented quickly while others might take months to properly introduce. The actual implementation is subject to Mr. Johnson’s interpretations, and there might be some ideas that will be incompatible with the setting. We promise to work with you, though. If we can’t make use of your idea we will work with you to adapt or replace it. We will contact you directly when your idea shows up in an episode release so you won’t miss it.)


Together you will create a library of unique NPC’s, locations and other elements for the Actual Play campaign that both leaves your mark on our world and enriches it. We will also share the entire collection of submissions with all Patrons at this level and higher so that you might make use of them in your own games (or just enjoy reading them).

VIP Citizenship Status
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
At this level (and all levels above it), you receive:


Backstage VIP Access to the Arcology:


You may join the voice chat room as an observer when we record sessions for the Actual Play campaign. This means you will witness the events of the campaign as they occur, unedited and before their release (likely 4-6 weeks later). Keep in mind that you WILL run into spoilers as well as have to sit through the breaks when Vox and Mr. Johnson step away to deal with noisy children who are supposed to stay in their beds.


You will be asked to keep any spoilers secret, except among yourselves. 

Board Member Status
$20 or more per month 14 patrons
At this level (and all levels above it),  you receive:


Fancy Custom Dice!:


We will send you one custom Arcology Podcast die per month, shipped quarterly (if you live outside the US, we ship once per year in February).


  • This is the ultimate status symbol in the Arcology! Only a handful of our Patrons have enough of these to roll an average dice pool in Shadowrun.

 

  • The dice are a beautiful marbled red with gold* pips on the one and five, the Arcology logo on the 6 face, and smooth unmarked sides for 2, 3, and 4.
    • *Silver as of September, 2017


  • No good for rolling initiative, but great for any other roll!
//CLASSIFIED//
$30 or more per month 7 patrons (sold out!)
At this level, you get a seat at the (virtual) table! Mr. J will run a monthly Shadowrun game for you. This reward is for a game session usually run on the last Friday of the month, starting at 7PM US Central time.
//CLASSIFIED//
$30 or more per month 5 of 6 patrons
At this level, you get a seat at the (virtual) table! Mr. J will run a monthly Shadowrun game for you. This reward is for a game session usually run on the last Sunday of the month, starting at 2PM US Central time.
Goals
$500 – reached! per month
At this level, we can afford to purchase a computer just for the podcast, which reduces the chance of downtime due to computer failure.
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We create two weekly podcasts: The Arcology Podcast, in which we discuss the role-playing game Shadowrun in all its forms; and The Arcology Actual Play Podcast, in which we treat you to a recorded game session with all its tension and laughs.

We love running the show, but with podcast hosting, domain registration, and website costs, it costs us money to do so. That's why we're turning to you. With patronage, we can always produce the shows, regardless of our personal income streams. With enough patronage, we can devote more time to the show: increase the audio quality, create more content, spiff up the website, write more stories, run more contests... you get the idea.

Thanks for visiting and we hope you'll consider supporting the show!

-Vox and Mr. Johnson
P.S. Here's the attribution for that sweet cover image: https://flic.kr/p/8vCCY

Recent posts by The Arcology Podcast

Tiers
Citizen of the Arcology
$2 or more per month 172 patrons
At this level (and all levels above it), you receive:


Bonus Actual Play Campaigns:


Each month we release a long Actual Play episode from separate Shadowrun campaigns. These campaigns explore unusual settings and roles for Shadowrun.


The first campaign is complete and follows a group of Lone Star officers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. 

The second campaign is ongoing and follows a motley crew of pirates in the Carib League.


You gain access to all previously released episodes as well as each new episode as they are released each month.


Voting Rights:


As a stakeholder in the Arcology, you receive special voting rights that will shape the direction of the Actual Play campaign.


At key times you will be called upon to cast your ballot in an important decision that will influence the Actual Play campaign in a meaningful way.


Patron Status on Discord:


You will be implanted with the “Arcology Patron” role in the Shadowcasters Discord server. We assure you that this process will have no impact on your Essence, and permits you to enter a Patrons-only chat room and access to special events on Discord.


Citizenship Status in the Arcology*

*completely fictional and imaginary:


You are granted a limited corporate SIN (A rating 3 fake SIN can be substituted at your preference) in the Arcology that grants you full corporate citizenship rights. In addition, you are permitted to rent E-grade accommodations within the Arcology. 

Premium Citizenship Status
$5 or more per month 63 patrons
At this level (and all levels above it), you receive:


Access to Restricted Proprietary Documents:


This includes access to the Google Document we use for our Actual Play campaigns. This will be an edited version that will not include information from sessions that have not yet been released in order to avoid spoilers.


We will gradually update the Google Document and we’ll regularly add additional documents to the library. Documents might include Mr. J’s notes from planning a run, notes from previous regular episodes of the Arcology, or even the Actual Play PCs’ character sheets (Yeah, I know we said we’d never do that, but we decided to make an exception for the cause of Better Patron Rewards)!


Change the World ™ *

*not an actual trademark:

 

We invite you to submit your ideas for the setting of the Actual Play campaign.


Over time we will announce the particular category of idea that we are looking for. Some examples might be:


  • Contacts of a certain type
  • NPC Antagonists
  • Interesting Locations
  • 6th World Musicians


(This isn’t the same as being able to email us a neat idea that you have. While we might be influenced by anyone’s suggestions or ideas that we run across, this is a guarantee that your ideas will be implemented in the Actual Play campaign. The timing of the implementation will depend on the flow of the campaign, so some ideas might be implemented quickly while others might take months to properly introduce. The actual implementation is subject to Mr. Johnson’s interpretations, and there might be some ideas that will be incompatible with the setting. We promise to work with you, though. If we can’t make use of your idea we will work with you to adapt or replace it. We will contact you directly when your idea shows up in an episode release so you won’t miss it.)


Together you will create a library of unique NPC’s, locations and other elements for the Actual Play campaign that both leaves your mark on our world and enriches it. We will also share the entire collection of submissions with all Patrons at this level and higher so that you might make use of them in your own games (or just enjoy reading them).

VIP Citizenship Status
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
At this level (and all levels above it), you receive:


Backstage VIP Access to the Arcology:


You may join the voice chat room as an observer when we record sessions for the Actual Play campaign. This means you will witness the events of the campaign as they occur, unedited and before their release (likely 4-6 weeks later). Keep in mind that you WILL run into spoilers as well as have to sit through the breaks when Vox and Mr. Johnson step away to deal with noisy children who are supposed to stay in their beds.


You will be asked to keep any spoilers secret, except among yourselves. 

Board Member Status
$20 or more per month 14 patrons
At this level (and all levels above it),  you receive:


Fancy Custom Dice!:


We will send you one custom Arcology Podcast die per month, shipped quarterly (if you live outside the US, we ship once per year in February).


  • This is the ultimate status symbol in the Arcology! Only a handful of our Patrons have enough of these to roll an average dice pool in Shadowrun.

 

  • The dice are a beautiful marbled red with gold* pips on the one and five, the Arcology logo on the 6 face, and smooth unmarked sides for 2, 3, and 4.
    • *Silver as of September, 2017


  • No good for rolling initiative, but great for any other roll!
//CLASSIFIED//
$30 or more per month 7 patrons (sold out!)
At this level, you get a seat at the (virtual) table! Mr. J will run a monthly Shadowrun game for you. This reward is for a game session usually run on the last Friday of the month, starting at 7PM US Central time.
//CLASSIFIED//
$30 or more per month 5 of 6 patrons
At this level, you get a seat at the (virtual) table! Mr. J will run a monthly Shadowrun game for you. This reward is for a game session usually run on the last Sunday of the month, starting at 2PM US Central time.