Ash Cheshire

is creating games! Tabletop RPGs, LARPs, and more

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I want to increase diverse access and inclusion in our community, and so I will be working to expand interaction with you through posts, live chats, game release events, and more.




Hi! I'm Ash Cheshire. I write tabletop and live action roleplaying games, independently as well as freelance for larger game publishers.

My Patreon focus is in my independent creative role as an experimental and lyric game designer. Lyric games are a relation of lyric poetry: creative expressions meant to share a particular personal resonance and emotional insight. I also experiment with the form and function of games, and I want to bring my visual and sculpture art together with my game design.

Patron support helps me bring more games to fruition and so I share them in development & playtest format with my Patreon crew first and foremost, before releasing them into the world. When I start making some of my experimental games as physical art objects, I will be adding the opportunity for patrons to have first opportunity to buy those as well.

Some of my games are for a group, some are played with a partner, and some are played solo. I like to design a variety of game styles, and so far I've designed games ranging from large multi-table RPGs with dozens of players moving between tables, to games that are played quietly and all by one's self.

Some games I have already shared with my patrons

Three Spirits: A Yuletide game for three or more players about winter solstice spirits sent to redeem a particularly curmudgeonly soul.

Ships That Pass: A two player tabletop roleplaying game about sentient spaceships with crushes on each other.

Ectogasm: A #hothorrorjam game. This game is a design hack for the physical components of the CLUE board game, about a group of ghosts haunting a dilapidated mansion, who love to prank one another with ghost hunters but are ultimately looking for the world-rocking epiphany that might be able to give them a full-apparition ectogasm; a vibrational shift so intense it just might be able to liberate their spirits from that haunted house forever.

Overdue: A collaborative storytelling game about apprentice librarians who have arrived at the Main Branch, a magical library with a copy of every magical book in all existence. The apprentices must prove their worth by collecting overdue books from some recalcitrant and possibly treacherous borrowers.

Heckin' Good Pupper: A one-or-more player game of imagination played with just 1 six-sided die (and even that is optional!). Dream up some good dogs as amazing as your wildest imagination. Great for playing with kids, dog lovers, and especially those of us lucky enough to be both.

Gods of Vengeance, Hear My Plea!: A tabletop pitch-and-bid game about some lesser-known gods who will do whatever it takes to get a decent offering.

Weasels Are ILLEGAL!: A wild and rambunctious game for 3-5 players, ‘Weasels Are ILLEGAL!’ is a collaborative storytelling game where you play a cluster of weasels in a trenchcoat and fedora, trying to make it in the world of humans without detection because... well, because weasels are illegal.

Unfamiliar: A 2-4 player contemplative, collaborative story telling game played with the assistance of a Tarot deck. Unfamiliar is about magical creatures whose Magicians abandoned them before death. These familiars have been summoned to the Land of the Dead to seek their Magician, but they must confront their part in their own story along the way.

48 of 50 patrons
One big part of my goals for myself as a game designer is learning how to host actual play/let's play livestreams with all of you. While I work towards my next patron goal, I'm going to be learning how to stream so that when we reach 50 patrons...

I'll put up some polls with games, and I'll do some exclusive actual plays and/or let's plays for my patrons!
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