Dark Wizard Games is creating Role-Playing Games and More
12

patrons

$63
per month
Hi! My name is Mark Taormino founder of Dark Wizard Games. I'm a game designer as well as software engineer and actor. I first started playing AD&D back in 1980 and I've always wanted to make printed, retro-style modules and with your help over the last few years it's been possible! We make first edition AD&D style retro adventure modules, supplement books and we are currently developing much more including a new line of 5th Edition adventures, MCC modules, card games, box sets, an online character database and more! 

Making books has been personally rewarding and a dream come true! As a full-time business it's a tough niche market and hard to survive as a small press publisher. Our crowdfunding campaigns basically pay for the development of the new books and products during the duration of their creation / fulfillment to our awesome supporters! After the campaigns our website does bring in sales which is a blessing but still not at the level needed to fill the cash flow gap in between. We want to write and create more games for you per year much faster! Many of the folks who have bought all of our books want to help us become successful beyond just waiting for the next campaign. That's why I created this Patreon so that YOU, our expanding die-hard fan base can now have another option to help support our growing business! We'd love to be doing this full time and with your help we can get there sooner than you think cranking out product after product!

By supporting this Patreon at ANY level you will be helping us ramp up production on our core products (adventure modules etc), get more projects done concurrently and speed up the development and delivery of future modules, supplements and games!

Once we have enough cash flow to pay for art, maps and design work of our new products in between campaigns we can get our books to the "printers proof" stage very quickly before launching the next phase of getting them printed and shipped out to the future crowdfunders and website customers therefore speeding up our output from an average of one to two products a year to upwards four to six if we can get to a full-time zone. In addition I can start to build out the Mayhem open gaming database that will be an entertaining and useful website software tool for everyone and get us to the point where Dark Wizard Games can become a full-time business and growing business that will help support the work of several other people like graphic designers, artists and other folks we work with on our games.







Above you can see an example of our modules and box set! Below is an example of our blue maps!





As a Patron you will get first access to new project details, artwork, maps, updates and as we grow I will make a Patron user login system on the Dark Wizard Games website which will start to include many more features over time and growth including your own custom home page for you to receive your rewards etc and then new features like "adding" your own characters to a massive database, printing them out on our custom character sheets, and much more as the Patreon grows!

As a patron you have these options...

$1) Friend of Mayhem:
  • Our thanks and eternal gratitude and shout out on the Dark Wizard Game Facebook page.
  • You will receive a PDF copy of any new product we create in the given calendar year of your Patronage after six months.
  • Once or more monthly "Early Access" updates and intelligence regarding our current and new project details!
  • You also will get coupon discounts on past digital products, and discounted print products as we offer them!
  • Once you become a Patron you will also receive a free PDF module surprise gift!
  • Database Access (coming soon) to the Patron Login and Delivery Page on the Dark Wizard Site when it is created for future reward deliveries and more.

$3) Helper of Mayhem:
  • Everything in the $1 tier plus behind the scenes, early access "sneak peeks" to new artwork, maps, and more a week before any new crowdfunding campaigns, social media posts and content releases!
  • Plus you will get the PDF of our 27 Pack of 1e Character Sheets  free after one month of Patronage!

$5) Spawn of Mayhem:
  • Everything in the $3 tier plus Advanced Database Access (coming soon) - As we grow I will make the Dark Wizard Games website which will start to include many more features over time including new features like "adding" your own characters to a massive database, printing them out on our custom character sheets, and much more as the Patreon grows!

$7) Minion of Mayhem:
  • Everything in the $5 tier plus World Building Projects (coming soon) - As part of the growing community of Dark Wizard Games, you will eventually be able to contribute to special open gaming initiatives like the World of Mayhem Universe.

Dark Wizard Games is committed to opening gaming content, growing the role-playing community and fostering a genuine love of this game of imagination. So please consider helping supporting us create more Dark Wizard Games for YOU and your family and friends!

Thanks again!

Mark Taormino, Founder and Editor Dark Wizard Games

Tiers
Friend of Mayhem
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Our thanks and eternal gratitude and shout out on the Dark Wizard Game Facebook page.
  • You will receive a PDF copy of any new product we create in the given calendar year of your Patronage after six months.
  • Once or more monthly "Early Access" updates, intelligence, samples of rough in-progress artwork and more regarding our current and new project details (e.g. modules, supplements and box sets in we have in development)
  • You also will get coupon discounts on past digital products, and discounted print products as we offer them! 
  • Once you become a Patron you will also receive a free PDF module surprise gift!
  • Database Access (coming soon) to the Patron Login and Delivery Page on the Dark Wizard Site when it is created for future reward deliveries and more.
Helper of Mayhem
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Everything in the $1 tier plus behind the scenes, early access "sneak peeks" to completed new artwork, maps, and more a week before any new crowdfunding campaigns, social media posts and content releases!   
  • Plus you will get the PDF of our 27 Pack of 1e Character Sheets  free after one month of Patronage! 
Spawn of Mayhem
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything in the $3 tier plus Advanced Database Access (coming soon) -  As we grow I will make the Dark Wizard Games website which will start to  include many more features over time including new features like  "adding" your own characters to a massive database, printing them out on  our custom character sheets, and much more as the Patreon grows! 
Minion of Mayhem
$7 or more per month 9 patrons
  • Everything in the $5 tier plus World Building Projects (coming soon) - As part of the growing community of Dark Wizard Games, you will eventually be able to contribute to special open gaming initiatives like the World of Mayhem Universe!


Hi! My name is Mark Taormino founder of Dark Wizard Games. I'm a game designer as well as software engineer and actor. I first started playing AD&D back in 1980 and I've always wanted to make printed, retro-style modules and with your help over the last few years it's been possible! We make first edition AD&D style retro adventure modules, supplement books and we are currently developing much more including a new line of 5th Edition adventures, MCC modules, card games, box sets, an online character database and more! 

Making books has been personally rewarding and a dream come true! As a full-time business it's a tough niche market and hard to survive as a small press publisher. Our crowdfunding campaigns basically pay for the development of the new books and products during the duration of their creation / fulfillment to our awesome supporters! After the campaigns our website does bring in sales which is a blessing but still not at the level needed to fill the cash flow gap in between. We want to write and create more games for you per year much faster! Many of the folks who have bought all of our books want to help us become successful beyond just waiting for the next campaign. That's why I created this Patreon so that YOU, our expanding die-hard fan base can now have another option to help support our growing business! We'd love to be doing this full time and with your help we can get there sooner than you think cranking out product after product!

By supporting this Patreon at ANY level you will be helping us ramp up production on our core products (adventure modules etc), get more projects done concurrently and speed up the development and delivery of future modules, supplements and games!

Once we have enough cash flow to pay for art, maps and design work of our new products in between campaigns we can get our books to the "printers proof" stage very quickly before launching the next phase of getting them printed and shipped out to the future crowdfunders and website customers therefore speeding up our output from an average of one to two products a year to upwards four to six if we can get to a full-time zone. In addition I can start to build out the Mayhem open gaming database that will be an entertaining and useful website software tool for everyone and get us to the point where Dark Wizard Games can become a full-time business and growing business that will help support the work of several other people like graphic designers, artists and other folks we work with on our games.







Above you can see an example of our modules and box set! Below is an example of our blue maps!





As a Patron you will get first access to new project details, artwork, maps, updates and as we grow I will make a Patron user login system on the Dark Wizard Games website which will start to include many more features over time and growth including your own custom home page for you to receive your rewards etc and then new features like "adding" your own characters to a massive database, printing them out on our custom character sheets, and much more as the Patreon grows!

As a patron you have these options...

$1) Friend of Mayhem:
  • Our thanks and eternal gratitude and shout out on the Dark Wizard Game Facebook page.
  • You will receive a PDF copy of any new product we create in the given calendar year of your Patronage after six months.
  • Once or more monthly "Early Access" updates and intelligence regarding our current and new project details!
  • You also will get coupon discounts on past digital products, and discounted print products as we offer them!
  • Once you become a Patron you will also receive a free PDF module surprise gift!
  • Database Access (coming soon) to the Patron Login and Delivery Page on the Dark Wizard Site when it is created for future reward deliveries and more.

$3) Helper of Mayhem:
  • Everything in the $1 tier plus behind the scenes, early access "sneak peeks" to new artwork, maps, and more a week before any new crowdfunding campaigns, social media posts and content releases!
  • Plus you will get the PDF of our 27 Pack of 1e Character Sheets  free after one month of Patronage!

$5) Spawn of Mayhem:
  • Everything in the $3 tier plus Advanced Database Access (coming soon) - As we grow I will make the Dark Wizard Games website which will start to include many more features over time including new features like "adding" your own characters to a massive database, printing them out on our custom character sheets, and much more as the Patreon grows!

$7) Minion of Mayhem:
  • Everything in the $5 tier plus World Building Projects (coming soon) - As part of the growing community of Dark Wizard Games, you will eventually be able to contribute to special open gaming initiatives like the World of Mayhem Universe.

Dark Wizard Games is committed to opening gaming content, growing the role-playing community and fostering a genuine love of this game of imagination. So please consider helping supporting us create more Dark Wizard Games for YOU and your family and friends!

Thanks again!

Mark Taormino, Founder and Editor Dark Wizard Games

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Tiers
Friend of Mayhem
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Our thanks and eternal gratitude and shout out on the Dark Wizard Game Facebook page.
  • You will receive a PDF copy of any new product we create in the given calendar year of your Patronage after six months.
  • Once or more monthly "Early Access" updates, intelligence, samples of rough in-progress artwork and more regarding our current and new project details (e.g. modules, supplements and box sets in we have in development)
  • You also will get coupon discounts on past digital products, and discounted print products as we offer them! 
  • Once you become a Patron you will also receive a free PDF module surprise gift!
  • Database Access (coming soon) to the Patron Login and Delivery Page on the Dark Wizard Site when it is created for future reward deliveries and more.
Helper of Mayhem
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Everything in the $1 tier plus behind the scenes, early access "sneak peeks" to completed new artwork, maps, and more a week before any new crowdfunding campaigns, social media posts and content releases!   
  • Plus you will get the PDF of our 27 Pack of 1e Character Sheets  free after one month of Patronage! 
Spawn of Mayhem
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything in the $3 tier plus Advanced Database Access (coming soon) -  As we grow I will make the Dark Wizard Games website which will start to  include many more features over time including new features like  "adding" your own characters to a massive database, printing them out on  our custom character sheets, and much more as the Patreon grows! 
Minion of Mayhem
$7 or more per month 9 patrons
  • Everything in the $5 tier plus World Building Projects (coming soon) - As part of the growing community of Dark Wizard Games, you will eventually be able to contribute to special open gaming initiatives like the World of Mayhem Universe!