The Arcology Podcast

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patrons

$1,172

per month

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

At this level (and all levels above it), you receive:


Bonus Actual Play Campaigns:


You gain access to private podcast feeds through which we release Actual Play episodes from separate Shadowrun campaigns created just for our patrons. 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.  This campaign is now available to the general public for download from the Shadowcasters Network website.

GM: Mr. Johnson


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

GM: Carlton (Haze)


The third campaign is finished recording and is currently in the process of releasing episodes. It follows the meddling of a Black Star Neo-Anarchist cell in Panama.

GM: Nicholas Van


A fourth campaign, soon to begin releasing episodes and still in the process of recording sessions, is a Shadowrun Anarchy campaign about ghouls trying to survive in Sixth World Las Vegas.

GM: Carlton


You gain access to all previously released episodes as well as each new episode as they are released. New episodes are posted on a semi-regular (usually monthly) basis.


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. 



NEW:


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
  • Run Concepts
  • NERPS!


Keep an eye out for specific prompts for these, as well as where to submit them. We'll be posting them on a regular basis, and because our new 6th World Edition campaign is being recorded so close to episode release time, you'll be able to see the effects of your ideas on the story fairly quickly.


Premium Citizenship Status
$5 or more per month

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, and whatever else we think you might find interesting.


NEW:

 

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. 


Keep an eye out for occasional messages with session times and Teamspeak logon information.

VIP Citizenship Status
$10 or more per month

At this level (and all levels above it), you receive:


Backstage VIP Access to the Arcology:


We just gave this to everyone at the $5 level!


We haven't decided what to use for the reward at this tier. We need you help on that! Please let us know what you'd like to see for a reward here, and we'll update this tier soon with something awesome.

Board Member Status
$20 or more per month

At this level,  you receive:


Play in a Blood Wasps and Ghouls of Redmond Campaign:


Mr. J is starting something new that we've wanted to do for a long time. With the end of the first major arc of the actual play campaign, it seems right to explore what comes next for the Blood Wasps and the ghouls of Redmond. So we're going to be running a monthly game online, run by Mr. Johnson (and probably some other people). The system will be Shadowrun Anarchy. Character creation will use the Street Level rules. We'll post the rules for ghoul characters in a separate post for you soon. This is going to be a drop-in, drop-out style game that any patron at this tier may join or not as they choose from one session to the next. We're going to use a very improvisational style with the campaign to accomodate for the potential chaos that will ensue, and it's a perfect use for Shadowrun Anarchy.


As for the timing of this, the first session will take place in July. I'll be posting a poll quarterly with a few options for session times that you all can vote on. That should give us the best chance to accomodate as many people as possible.

//CLASSIFIED//
$30 or more per month (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 (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 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

At this level (and all levels above it), you receive:


Bonus Actual Play Campaigns:


You gain access to private podcast feeds through which we release Actual Play episodes from separate Shadowrun campaigns created just for our patrons. 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.  This campaign is now available to the general public for download from the Shadowcasters Network website.

GM: Mr. Johnson


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

GM: Carlton (Haze)


The third campaign is finished recording and is currently in the process of releasing episodes. It follows the meddling of a Black Star Neo-Anarchist cell in Panama.

GM: Nicholas Van


A fourth campaign, soon to begin releasing episodes and still in the process of recording sessions, is a Shadowrun Anarchy campaign about ghouls trying to survive in Sixth World Las Vegas.

GM: Carlton


You gain access to all previously released episodes as well as each new episode as they are released. New episodes are posted on a semi-regular (usually monthly) basis.


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. 



NEW:


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
  • Run Concepts
  • NERPS!


Keep an eye out for specific prompts for these, as well as where to submit them. We'll be posting them on a regular basis, and because our new 6th World Edition campaign is being recorded so close to episode release time, you'll be able to see the effects of your ideas on the story fairly quickly.


Premium Citizenship Status
$5 or more per month

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, and whatever else we think you might find interesting.


NEW:

 

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. 


Keep an eye out for occasional messages with session times and Teamspeak logon information.

VIP Citizenship Status
$10 or more per month

At this level (and all levels above it), you receive:


Backstage VIP Access to the Arcology:


We just gave this to everyone at the $5 level!


We haven't decided what to use for the reward at this tier. We need you help on that! Please let us know what you'd like to see for a reward here, and we'll update this tier soon with something awesome.

Board Member Status
$20 or more per month

At this level,  you receive:


Play in a Blood Wasps and Ghouls of Redmond Campaign:


Mr. J is starting something new that we've wanted to do for a long time. With the end of the first major arc of the actual play campaign, it seems right to explore what comes next for the Blood Wasps and the ghouls of Redmond. So we're going to be running a monthly game online, run by Mr. Johnson (and probably some other people). The system will be Shadowrun Anarchy. Character creation will use the Street Level rules. We'll post the rules for ghoul characters in a separate post for you soon. This is going to be a drop-in, drop-out style game that any patron at this tier may join or not as they choose from one session to the next. We're going to use a very improvisational style with the campaign to accomodate for the potential chaos that will ensue, and it's a perfect use for Shadowrun Anarchy.


As for the timing of this, the first session will take place in July. I'll be posting a poll quarterly with a few options for session times that you all can vote on. That should give us the best chance to accomodate as many people as possible.

//CLASSIFIED//
$30 or more per month (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 (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 Sunday of the month, starting at 2PM US Central time.