Dyson Logos

is creating Hand-Drawn Maps for Fantasy RPGs.

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Explorer
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$1
per Artisanal Gluten-Free Map
[No Monthly Minimum]

  • Help support the continued creation of maps released for free via Dyson's Dodecahedron.

  • Backstage Pass - I usually scan my maps in blocks every month and schedule them in a batch to be posted to the blog over the next month. As a special thank you for your support, when I do a bulk upload like this you will get a copy of the bulk upload in a zip file. Typically the Backstage Pass is for 10 maps, but sometimes there are less, and some months there isn't a Backstage Pass at all because I'm producing maps "just in time" to release them.

  • I'll get out of my chair and do a little happy-dance when I get the email telling me you've signed up at this level.

Intrepid Adventurer
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$2.50
per Artisanal Gluten-Free Map
[$12.50 Monthly Minimum]

  • Help support the continued creation of maps released for free via Dyson's Dodecahedron.

  • Backstage Pass - as the previous tier.

  • Get Involved! Generally every three to four months I post a request thread for supporters at this level and above. I ask for ideas, words, themes, and encounters for maps that you would like to see. This isn't "work to order" and there is no guarantee that you'll get the map you want - but I do my best to draw maps for at least half of the requests each time we do this.

  • I will actually shout out "Holy Crap!" (or a similar expletive) wherever I'm at when I get the email telling me that you are sponsoring my work. I will likely also include an air punch, a little dance, or at least a spin in my "office" chair.
Angel Investor
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$5
per Artisanal Gluten-Free Map
[$25.00 Monthly Minimum]

  • Help support the continued creation of maps released for free via Dyson's Dodecahedron.

  • Backstage Pass & Get Involved from previous tiers. 

  • Books! You will receive a free copy of the PDF version of every book I release while you are sponsoring my work. If the book is also in print, you will receive a code to get at-cost print copies. 

  • I will spin around in my chair two, maybe three times while laughing like a maniac. It's unfortunate you won't see it, but you can rest assured that it will happen. Both my fiancee and the cats get a bit freaked out by this.

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About





If you aren't already familiar with Dyson's Dodecahedron, stop reading this page and head over there. This is "just" the money end of the deal, the blog is the creative stuff, and that's where the awesome is.


Now that you've seen that, you can probably see where my passion lies. I love drawing old school pen-and-paper dungeon and fantasy adventure maps. I also love making adventures with them, but I draw a lot more maps than I make adventures. But drawing these maps doesn't pay the bills around the house... and even with winter finally winding down, it is only a matter of time before I have to pay to keep myself warm again (not to mention the whole rent and food thing).

This is your chance to get involved in my mapping. You sponsor my map drawing, and I can afford to keep drawing maps!



I generally post 2 maps a week to the Dodecahedron, and throw in an adventure every now and then.  You will only be paying for my own original maps and adventures - not for the other posts I put up on the blog (such as Kevin Campbell's excellent maps, or my various bloggings about the games I've played, new character classes, house rules, random tables and so on). 

I will attempt to maintain my current rate of map posting (minimum of 1 map per week, maximum of 2). Adventures are much more rare, with a few showing up on the blog every year.

I will not be posting more than 2 maps a week and 1 adventure a month as "Content" according to the Patreon model. This makes it so there is an absolute maximum of 10 releases per month. If I somehow start producing more content than that, I will still release it, but won't list it as "content" according to Patreon, so you won't be charged for my exuberant indulgences in cartographic awesomeness. 



All maps released through this Patreon campaign are released on my blog (which is free to read and for personal use), you don't need to back me to get access to the maps.

There is no guilt here. I produce maps, you enjoy maps. You can keep on enjoying them and I'll probably keep producing them regardless of whether or not you patronize my work. Patronage exists as a way for you to say thanks with financial assistance, which in turn makes it easier for me to continue to create. 



Patreon bills either your credit card or your PayPal account at the end of each month, and then sends me 95% of what they charge you (minus the transaction fee from Stripe, the credit card processor, or from Paypal if you are paying that way). 

Here's a step-by-step process. 

  1. You make sure you can afford to be a patron and want to be a patron - don't do this if it is coming out of essential income - this is for your most disposable of incomes exclusively.
  2. You figure out how much you can afford to give per month and still conform with number 1 above.
  3. You remember that (or any number below that) will your Monthly Maximum Pledge (you enter this after choosing a pledge level, so just remember it or write it down somewhere).
  4. You then set your actual pledge as something between 1/10 and 1/5 of the max monthly pledge. I release 8-10 maps per month, so if you want to support all the releases in a month, set at 1/10 the max pledge. 
  5. If I release maps in a month, you will be billed at the end of the month for the total of your pledge for that month. So if I release only 4 maps one month, you will be billed 4x your per-unit pledge. If I fail to release maps, you will not be billed. 
  6. If you cap your monthly pledge below 5 times you per-content pledge, then you won't be eligible for all the rewards of that pledge level. For example, someone pledging $5 with a max of $5 per month is actually pledging a lot less than someone pledging $2.50 with a max of $25 a month (or no max). Basically, divide your max monthly pledge by 5 to see what patron category you actually will belong to.
Goals
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Release the Other Kraken!


Releasing one map from the Dodecahedron back catalog every month is a slow process. In fact, it would take twenty years or more to release the entire back catalog at that rate. So with this goal, we double the rate of commercial releases of the back catalog! Instead of only the top voted map being released each month, we'll release the top two!
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