David Welbourn is creating interactive fiction walkthroughs
26

patrons

$73
per walkthrough
I've been writing walkthroughs for interactive fiction games for many years now, and I'd like your help so I can make many more.

I believe that I provide content that few others do: rich, verbose walkthroughs that are more than just a list of commands to type; see my IF Works Index for examples and this glowing review at Sparkly IF Reviews. Many of my walkthroughs include both maps and comments. Some walkthroughs go even further, including appendices such as non-player character summaries, object summaries, magic spells summaries, and so on. As I continue making walkthroughs, I discover new content and features to include, such as game summaries, game quotes, and making maps clickable. I want my walkthroughs to be as complete and attractive as I can make them.

This content takes time to assemble and format, of course, and unfortunately, I've been unemployed for quite some time. It's difficult to justify so much time on a "hobby" that has no demonstrable value to my income support caseworker. I'd like some indication that there really is support for my work and that it does have value.

I currently ask for your patronage on completed walkthroughs for games and stories with as least 15 locations in them; I will not charge for games with smaller geographies.

If this Patreon is successful, I will offer IF-based content other than walkthroughs as well. And, of course, this will give me greater incentive to continue my other IF-related work supporting ClubFloyd, IFWiki, IFDB, and the XYZZY Awards.

Also, please feel free to browse my publicly-viewable walkthroughs board on Trello, to see which walkthroughs are currently under production.

Thank you for your support!




Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per walkthrough
10 patrons
I will add your name to a credits line at the bottom of new walkthrough pages, e.g.: "This walkthrough was funded via Patreon with the support of [your name here]." You may be anonymous if you wish; just let me know.
Pledge $2 or more per walkthrough
2 patrons
I will add your name to a credits line at the bottom of new walkthrough pages, e.g.: "This walkthrough was funded via Patreon with the generous support of [your name here]" unless you opt to be anonymous.
Pledge $3 or more per walkthrough
1 patron
I will add your name to a credits line at the bottom of new walkthrough pages, e.g.: "This walkthrough was funded via Patreon with the very generous support of [your name here]" unless you opt to be anonymous.  Also, if you wish, I will link your name to an URL of your choosing, such as your homepage or your own Patreon page.
Pledge $5 or more per walkthrough
6 patrons
I will add your name to a credits line at the bottom of new walkthrough pages, e.g.: "This walkthrough was funded via Patreon with the extremely generous support of [your name here]" unless you opt to be anonymous. Also, if you wish, I will link your name to an URL of your choosing, such as your homepage or your own Patreon page. You may also vote on which of my other existing IF-related pages (such as my XYZZY responses page) I should update sooner rather than later.
Goals
$60 – reached! per walkthrough
After authoring at least 2 funded walkthroughs for the month, I will make it a priority to either add at least 30 new article pages about individual works of interactive fiction, or write one new good feature page (for example: Compass rose and Infotater) to IFWiki, assuming I haven't already done so. (Except in the month of January, when I really need to focus on the XYZZY Awards instead.)
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I've been writing walkthroughs for interactive fiction games for many years now, and I'd like your help so I can make many more.

I believe that I provide content that few others do: rich, verbose walkthroughs that are more than just a list of commands to type; see my IF Works Index for examples and this glowing review at Sparkly IF Reviews. Many of my walkthroughs include both maps and comments. Some walkthroughs go even further, including appendices such as non-player character summaries, object summaries, magic spells summaries, and so on. As I continue making walkthroughs, I discover new content and features to include, such as game summaries, game quotes, and making maps clickable. I want my walkthroughs to be as complete and attractive as I can make them.

This content takes time to assemble and format, of course, and unfortunately, I've been unemployed for quite some time. It's difficult to justify so much time on a "hobby" that has no demonstrable value to my income support caseworker. I'd like some indication that there really is support for my work and that it does have value.

I currently ask for your patronage on completed walkthroughs for games and stories with as least 15 locations in them; I will not charge for games with smaller geographies.

If this Patreon is successful, I will offer IF-based content other than walkthroughs as well. And, of course, this will give me greater incentive to continue my other IF-related work supporting ClubFloyd, IFWiki, IFDB, and the XYZZY Awards.

Also, please feel free to browse my publicly-viewable walkthroughs board on Trello, to see which walkthroughs are currently under production.

Thank you for your support!




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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per walkthrough
10 patrons
I will add your name to a credits line at the bottom of new walkthrough pages, e.g.: "This walkthrough was funded via Patreon with the support of [your name here]." You may be anonymous if you wish; just let me know.
Pledge $2 or more per walkthrough
2 patrons
I will add your name to a credits line at the bottom of new walkthrough pages, e.g.: "This walkthrough was funded via Patreon with the generous support of [your name here]" unless you opt to be anonymous.
Pledge $3 or more per walkthrough
1 patron
I will add your name to a credits line at the bottom of new walkthrough pages, e.g.: "This walkthrough was funded via Patreon with the very generous support of [your name here]" unless you opt to be anonymous.  Also, if you wish, I will link your name to an URL of your choosing, such as your homepage or your own Patreon page.
Pledge $5 or more per walkthrough
6 patrons
I will add your name to a credits line at the bottom of new walkthrough pages, e.g.: "This walkthrough was funded via Patreon with the extremely generous support of [your name here]" unless you opt to be anonymous. Also, if you wish, I will link your name to an URL of your choosing, such as your homepage or your own Patreon page. You may also vote on which of my other existing IF-related pages (such as my XYZZY responses page) I should update sooner rather than later.