Broken Ruler Games' Broken Designs

is creating new tabletop roleplaying games (and probably larps too)

2

patrons

$2

per month
When Broken Ruler Games first started back in 2012, the only project on our plate at that time was Killshot. Then it won a Judges' Spotlight award at the ENnies the next year and we started work on ScreenPlay before moving on to High Plains Samuraiwhich won a Gold ENnie for Best Free Game in 2018, and our Fragments mini-games. In 2019, we successfully crowdfunded a poker larp called The Deal and a secretive game about a serious subject in The Tower. Now we have almost a dozen or so projects on the go at any one time and we could use some playtesters. 

But we want to do more than just encourage people to read and playtest our games. We want to reward people for their contributions, no matter how great or small. The question was how we were going to implement this because we are still a small company. Then it hit us... Patreon! 

Broken Designs is a special kind of patronage where you'll get exclusive access to many of our upcoming projects by making monthly donations to help fund these projects during their initial design and development phases. Not only that, only our patrons will be able to collect playtest points (PPs) for their feedback on these games and redeem them for special rewards, including free PDF and print copies of finished projects!

Each project will track its own PPs as well as provide their own individual rewards. Your PP totals will be tracked per project, not based on the total number earned across multiple projects. You can learn more about our playtest points on the Broken Ruler Games website.

Each month, you'll receive at least one ongoing project's latest draft and a link to a Google Form allowing you to provide feedback. The number of playtest points you receive will be based on the type of feedback you provide, from simply reading the document and providing your thoughts and observations to playing the game as a GM or player. The more involved you get in a project, the more PPs you collect. It's that simple! Even if you just want to see what we're doing and support our efforts, your patronage is greatly appreciated. 

Plus, we'll provide our patrons with updates on the various projects in development. As this Patreon is so new the paint's still drying, we're also working on some additional benefits and updates for all of you to enjoy. 

Whether you're a fan of our games or simply a game designer looking to get a window into our madness, welcome to Broken Ruler Games' Broken Designs. Now let's make some games!
Tiers
Curious Onlooker
$1 or more per month

You like to see what we're up to but you're not in it for the points. As a Curious Onlooker, you'll receive updates on various projects but can only earn up to 1 PP per month. Perfect for anyone who only plans or has time to read these projects. 

Avid Playtester
$5 or more per month

Now only do you want a peek at what's going on, you want to help make a difference. As an Avid Playtester, you'll receive updates on various projects and can earn up to 3 PPs per month. Perfect for anyone who only plans to read and playtest these projects maybe once a month.

Die Hard Co-Conspirator
$10 or more per month

You want to make a mark on our games and are in it to win it. As a Die Hard Co-Conspirator, you'll receive updates on various projects and can earn unlimited PPs per month PLUS receive special mention in every published project created through this Patreon. Perfect for anyone who wants to be our bestest friends. .

When Broken Ruler Games first started back in 2012, the only project on our plate at that time was Killshot. Then it won a Judges' Spotlight award at the ENnies the next year and we started work on ScreenPlay before moving on to High Plains Samuraiwhich won a Gold ENnie for Best Free Game in 2018, and our Fragments mini-games. In 2019, we successfully crowdfunded a poker larp called The Deal and a secretive game about a serious subject in The Tower. Now we have almost a dozen or so projects on the go at any one time and we could use some playtesters. 

But we want to do more than just encourage people to read and playtest our games. We want to reward people for their contributions, no matter how great or small. The question was how we were going to implement this because we are still a small company. Then it hit us... Patreon! 

Broken Designs is a special kind of patronage where you'll get exclusive access to many of our upcoming projects by making monthly donations to help fund these projects during their initial design and development phases. Not only that, only our patrons will be able to collect playtest points (PPs) for their feedback on these games and redeem them for special rewards, including free PDF and print copies of finished projects!

Each project will track its own PPs as well as provide their own individual rewards. Your PP totals will be tracked per project, not based on the total number earned across multiple projects. You can learn more about our playtest points on the Broken Ruler Games website.

Each month, you'll receive at least one ongoing project's latest draft and a link to a Google Form allowing you to provide feedback. The number of playtest points you receive will be based on the type of feedback you provide, from simply reading the document and providing your thoughts and observations to playing the game as a GM or player. The more involved you get in a project, the more PPs you collect. It's that simple! Even if you just want to see what we're doing and support our efforts, your patronage is greatly appreciated. 

Plus, we'll provide our patrons with updates on the various projects in development. As this Patreon is so new the paint's still drying, we're also working on some additional benefits and updates for all of you to enjoy. 

Whether you're a fan of our games or simply a game designer looking to get a window into our madness, welcome to Broken Ruler Games' Broken Designs. Now let's make some games!

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Tiers
Curious Onlooker
$1 or more per month

You like to see what we're up to but you're not in it for the points. As a Curious Onlooker, you'll receive updates on various projects but can only earn up to 1 PP per month. Perfect for anyone who only plans or has time to read these projects. 

Avid Playtester
$5 or more per month

Now only do you want a peek at what's going on, you want to help make a difference. As an Avid Playtester, you'll receive updates on various projects and can earn up to 3 PPs per month. Perfect for anyone who only plans to read and playtest these projects maybe once a month.

Die Hard Co-Conspirator
$10 or more per month

You want to make a mark on our games and are in it to win it. As a Die Hard Co-Conspirator, you'll receive updates on various projects and can earn unlimited PPs per month PLUS receive special mention in every published project created through this Patreon. Perfect for anyone who wants to be our bestest friends. .