Don Early

is creating Tabletop RPG Content

23

patrons

$148

per month
I’m Don Early and I am creating more adventures for the Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors RPG, by Dead Gentlemen Productions. (More on what that is below). AND, as a hack of Fate Accelerated (using polyhedrals instead of Fudge dice), I KNOW this system is perfect for other settings. I am adapting the system and creating RPG settings and adventures for the following:
  • A Masters of the Universe-Like world that mixes magic and technology in a techno-fantastical world.
  • Space-faring "truckers" and commandos having to combat infestations of parasitic aliens
  • Adaptations and integrations for use in D&D 5th edition
  • Alien morphing cybernetic creatures waging a war on our planet while assuming forms of earth vehicles and technology in order to fit in
  • Other 80's Blockbuster or TV-like settings
You can count on me happily borrowing and adapting existing Fate materials to help support what I'm creating. I am not really intending on creating new RPG systems, merely using the one we have and applying it in exciting and fun ways and hopefully helping to generate hours of ridiculously enjoyable gameplay.

I want YOU to help me do this. I hate creating in a vacuum. I want your input, your ideas, your feedback on what works and doesn't work.

On a monthly basis I will post a new adventure for Demon Hunters, AND/OR adapting the system for one of the above mentioned settings and posting playable content. As Patrons, depending on contributor level you choose, you can participate from just getting the new content first, to initial playtesting, to even collaborating or consulting on your own related content.

Who are you again?
First off, if you don’t know who Dead Gentlemen or Zombie Orpheus are,you should click here, and visit the Zombie Orpheus Patreon. I am a co-founder of Dead Gentlemen Productions and helped write the Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors corebook and supplements (which can be found here)

I helped produce The Gamers: Dorkness Rising and The Gamers: The Shadow Menace. I am a primary creator for the Demon Hunters World which is now under a Shared Cinematic Universe License Agreement,which you can find here. That agreement gives me the rights to create Demon Hunters content and make my own money on it. Turns out, SO CAN YOU!

Recently I was the showrunner for the webseries Demon Hunters: Slice of Life and I’m currently leading development on a new Demon Hunters feature film.

Ok so what exactly is Demon Hunters?
It’s all true. Every myth. Every legend. Every pulp adventure and campfire story. This is a world of gods and monsters. Magic and Mad Science. Demon janitors and ninja vampires and sentient christmas trees. A world where an unwitting populace is under constant threat of being eaten or eradicated or erased from history. A world in desperate need of protection. That’s why there’s DEMON HUNTERS. These monster killing badasses work for a super secret organization known as the Brotherhood of the Celestial Torch.

This has been our world, in a variety of forms, for 20 years. Originally created by Matt Vancil (whose Patreon you should check out here) and who also created The Gamers, JourneyQuest, and Hopjockey, Demon Hunters was our start to EVERYTHING. Demon Hunters is a fleshed out, well-formed and heavily invested universe. It inspired significant development in Matt Vancil's Hopjockey universe. It is connected to The Gamers universe. It gave inspiration to the development of the character The Shadow! The Shadow? Yes, The Shadow. And these stories inspired further development back into the Demon Hunters world.

Jimmy McMichael carries the canonical authority and is creating a Demon Hunters comic.

About Demon Hunters and this “Comedy of Terrors” system you speak of

Internally we call it “Faith Corps”, it is a hack of Fate Accelerated using polyhedral dice instead of Fudge dice. I contacted Cam Banks (whose Patreon you can check out here) to help me create an RPG system that had the following requirements:

  • Quick and easy character creation
  • LOTS of dice-rolling (because rolling dice is fun!)
  • Story-emphasis mechanics
  • Make failing fun
  • Feel like you’ve gone from level 1 to level 20 and back again in the same session (so epic gameplay)
  • Breaking the game mechanics is part of the fun

He recruited Amanda Valentine and together with Jimmy McMichael and Nathan Rockwood we accomplished exactly what I required. It’s SO ridiculously fun!

The system is OGL so anyone can play, develop, hack, and create their own thing with it.

My primary contribution to this project was developing and writing an adventure creation system utilizing my favorite elements from the 007 James Bond RPG “For Your Information” Supplement, by Victory Games, Powered By the Apocalypse Fronts system, and of course our own process for developing film scripts. It utilizes tables for random generation, and a form or order of things to organize your results and ideas. I have found it uncanny and useful and I will continue to use the format for the adventures I create through this Patreon.
Tiers
Omega
$1 or more per month

Thank you for supporting my creativity. You get access to all my Patreon-exclusive feed, news, updates and you get to serve as the final check before I release anything to the public. I will also thank you on social media and give you a Demon Hunters-style story prompt. You also get an invite to my Patreon-Exclusive Discord.

Sigma
$5 or more per month

Not only do you get Omega access, it is you, the Sigmas that receive playtest material, feedback conversations, idea bouncing, and previews of stuff I'm working on. 

Includes Discord rewards
Gamma
$10 or more per month

This is for those who will serve as my close advisors. The inner circle if you will. You get a say in what I'm creating and access to chats, video calls, and however else I decide to communicate. I will also name you in a Special Thanks section on content that I create.

Includes Discord rewards
Alpha
$25 or more per month

I am humbled by your patronage. You gain monthly access to me for consultations. Additionally you get my best efforts at an annual PDF of my assembled work.

Includes Discord rewards
I’m Don Early and I am creating more adventures for the Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors RPG, by Dead Gentlemen Productions. (More on what that is below). AND, as a hack of Fate Accelerated (using polyhedrals instead of Fudge dice), I KNOW this system is perfect for other settings. I am adapting the system and creating RPG settings and adventures for the following:
  • A Masters of the Universe-Like world that mixes magic and technology in a techno-fantastical world.
  • Space-faring "truckers" and commandos having to combat infestations of parasitic aliens
  • Adaptations and integrations for use in D&D 5th edition
  • Alien morphing cybernetic creatures waging a war on our planet while assuming forms of earth vehicles and technology in order to fit in
  • Other 80's Blockbuster or TV-like settings
You can count on me happily borrowing and adapting existing Fate materials to help support what I'm creating. I am not really intending on creating new RPG systems, merely using the one we have and applying it in exciting and fun ways and hopefully helping to generate hours of ridiculously enjoyable gameplay.

I want YOU to help me do this. I hate creating in a vacuum. I want your input, your ideas, your feedback on what works and doesn't work.

On a monthly basis I will post a new adventure for Demon Hunters, AND/OR adapting the system for one of the above mentioned settings and posting playable content. As Patrons, depending on contributor level you choose, you can participate from just getting the new content first, to initial playtesting, to even collaborating or consulting on your own related content.

Who are you again?
First off, if you don’t know who Dead Gentlemen or Zombie Orpheus are,you should click here, and visit the Zombie Orpheus Patreon. I am a co-founder of Dead Gentlemen Productions and helped write the Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors corebook and supplements (which can be found here)

I helped produce The Gamers: Dorkness Rising and The Gamers: The Shadow Menace. I am a primary creator for the Demon Hunters World which is now under a Shared Cinematic Universe License Agreement,which you can find here. That agreement gives me the rights to create Demon Hunters content and make my own money on it. Turns out, SO CAN YOU!

Recently I was the showrunner for the webseries Demon Hunters: Slice of Life and I’m currently leading development on a new Demon Hunters feature film.

Ok so what exactly is Demon Hunters?
It’s all true. Every myth. Every legend. Every pulp adventure and campfire story. This is a world of gods and monsters. Magic and Mad Science. Demon janitors and ninja vampires and sentient christmas trees. A world where an unwitting populace is under constant threat of being eaten or eradicated or erased from history. A world in desperate need of protection. That’s why there’s DEMON HUNTERS. These monster killing badasses work for a super secret organization known as the Brotherhood of the Celestial Torch.

This has been our world, in a variety of forms, for 20 years. Originally created by Matt Vancil (whose Patreon you should check out here) and who also created The Gamers, JourneyQuest, and Hopjockey, Demon Hunters was our start to EVERYTHING. Demon Hunters is a fleshed out, well-formed and heavily invested universe. It inspired significant development in Matt Vancil's Hopjockey universe. It is connected to The Gamers universe. It gave inspiration to the development of the character The Shadow! The Shadow? Yes, The Shadow. And these stories inspired further development back into the Demon Hunters world.

Jimmy McMichael carries the canonical authority and is creating a Demon Hunters comic.

About Demon Hunters and this “Comedy of Terrors” system you speak of

Internally we call it “Faith Corps”, it is a hack of Fate Accelerated using polyhedral dice instead of Fudge dice. I contacted Cam Banks (whose Patreon you can check out here) to help me create an RPG system that had the following requirements:

  • Quick and easy character creation
  • LOTS of dice-rolling (because rolling dice is fun!)
  • Story-emphasis mechanics
  • Make failing fun
  • Feel like you’ve gone from level 1 to level 20 and back again in the same session (so epic gameplay)
  • Breaking the game mechanics is part of the fun

He recruited Amanda Valentine and together with Jimmy McMichael and Nathan Rockwood we accomplished exactly what I required. It’s SO ridiculously fun!

The system is OGL so anyone can play, develop, hack, and create their own thing with it.

My primary contribution to this project was developing and writing an adventure creation system utilizing my favorite elements from the 007 James Bond RPG “For Your Information” Supplement, by Victory Games, Powered By the Apocalypse Fronts system, and of course our own process for developing film scripts. It utilizes tables for random generation, and a form or order of things to organize your results and ideas. I have found it uncanny and useful and I will continue to use the format for the adventures I create through this Patreon.

Recent posts by Don Early

Tiers
Omega
$1 or more per month

Thank you for supporting my creativity. You get access to all my Patreon-exclusive feed, news, updates and you get to serve as the final check before I release anything to the public. I will also thank you on social media and give you a Demon Hunters-style story prompt. You also get an invite to my Patreon-Exclusive Discord.

Sigma
$5 or more per month

Not only do you get Omega access, it is you, the Sigmas that receive playtest material, feedback conversations, idea bouncing, and previews of stuff I'm working on. 

Includes Discord rewards
Gamma
$10 or more per month

This is for those who will serve as my close advisors. The inner circle if you will. You get a say in what I'm creating and access to chats, video calls, and however else I decide to communicate. I will also name you in a Special Thanks section on content that I create.

Includes Discord rewards
Alpha
$25 or more per month

I am humbled by your patronage. You gain monthly access to me for consultations. Additionally you get my best efforts at an annual PDF of my assembled work.

Includes Discord rewards