Ash Cheshire

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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.



About Ash Cheshire

Hello! I'm Ash Cheshire. I make mixed media playable art. I bring my visual and sculpture art together with my writing to create unique art objects that can be played like games.

My patrons' generous support helps me bring more art to fruition and so I share the development & draft versions with my Patreon crew first and foremost, before releasing it elsewhere. Patrons also have first right of claim to buy the physical art objects.

Some of my art is designed to be played with by a group, some are played with a partner, and some are played solo.

Some playable art I have already shared with my patrons includes

Spilling Tea: A special anniversary gift to the crew, patrons got the fully laid out final version of this four-player game about a poisoner's tea party.

Quantum Steep: A contemplative embodied solo experience played while bathing.

Entitled Goat Game: Inspired by real events during the 2020 pandemic, about a herd of royal goats descending into a Welsh seaside resort town during lockdown and raising the spirits of their human subjects while also having the time of their lives while the humans are all inexplicably staying indoors.

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

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

Ectogasm: A piece I wrote for the #hothorrorjam. This 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 story 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 exercise 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 story for any number of players lesser-known gods who will do whatever it takes to get a decent offering.

Weasels Are ILLEGAL!: A wild and rambunctious story 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 contemplative journey to the underworld and back for 2-4 storytellers 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.

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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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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 32 exclusive posts

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