Antonio Ferrara is creating Board Games
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patrons

$10
per month
Hi, I am Antonio Ferrara,a writer and game designer living in Italy on the slopes of a volcano. In a distant time I had a steady and well-paid job, but at some point in my life I decided to chase my dream. I gave up everything to live the life I really wanted, because I did not want to "waste" it in a a multinational's office.
Among the games I've created are Stay Away!, Last Friday and the upcoming Tales of Evil. I wrote and published a number of stories and novels, and right now I'm finishing editing my latest novel (The place where the stories live). Here you can peek through the rooms of my house and discover the long corridor that will lead you from the idea of a game to its creation. You will view drafts, rejected ideas, the ones that were censored (eh yes) and those that were approved. You will actively participate in the creation of new games because I will open the doors of my studio to my Patrons. Would you like to lend me a hand? Would you like to join in this great adventure and discover all the secrets behind my games and my creations?
Ok, but why am I here?
The life of a "creative" is always difficult and beyond the bills to pay, there is a family to support, a wife to bear (oh well actually and she who bears me, ed.)
Few Game Designers can afford to lead an exclusively artistic life and are often forced to come to terms with reality. This costs a lot of energy and not always good ideas come to fruition.
By becoming a Patreon of mine, you will help me to lighten the "load" of the real world and allow me to devote more time to the world of fantasy.
Would you like to take this trip in my company?
Tiers
Coffee
$1 or more per month

The secrets of the Game Designer: Spy on my work, access drafts and exclusive material. See the flow of thoughts and structures and find out how a board game begins and develops and ends. The whole creative process from the initial idea to the final product. The drafts, the sleepless nights, the discarded ideas and all that is hidden behind every game of mine.

Donuts
$5 or more per month

 All of the first plus:

• One Print and Play component of a game of mine each month, exclusively for you. (for example: a special card, an additional character, a new adventure).

• Access to surveys regarding the components and aspects of my future games (for example: Creatures, objects, weapons and stylistic and graphic aspects).

• Access to Giveaways. (es. win a game of mine, a game component or autographed gadget). 

Breakfast
$10 or more per month

All of the first plus:

• A direct line with me to discuss the aspects of the new games in the works.

• My private life (eg videos, photos and reports of where I go, what I do, what I eat and what I play) when I am not not holed up in the studio...

• Anticipations on new ideas and new games in the works.

• Beta Tester: Privileged access to the betas and the print and play of my new games.

• Worldwide access to my Kickstarter campaigns with dedicated promotions exclusive to my Patrons.

• Your name in the thank-you sections of all my future games.

• Exclusive discounts for you in the Escape Studios store.

Goals
4 of 100 patrons
Upon reaching the 100 Patrons, I will buy a professional Din format printer A3 to be able to print the prototypes in a professional manner. The quality of the prints and the size of the format will allow us to have prototypes more faithful to the final product printed at the factory.
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Hi, I am Antonio Ferrara,a writer and game designer living in Italy on the slopes of a volcano. In a distant time I had a steady and well-paid job, but at some point in my life I decided to chase my dream. I gave up everything to live the life I really wanted, because I did not want to "waste" it in a a multinational's office.
Among the games I've created are Stay Away!, Last Friday and the upcoming Tales of Evil. I wrote and published a number of stories and novels, and right now I'm finishing editing my latest novel (The place where the stories live). Here you can peek through the rooms of my house and discover the long corridor that will lead you from the idea of a game to its creation. You will view drafts, rejected ideas, the ones that were censored (eh yes) and those that were approved. You will actively participate in the creation of new games because I will open the doors of my studio to my Patrons. Would you like to lend me a hand? Would you like to join in this great adventure and discover all the secrets behind my games and my creations?
Ok, but why am I here?
The life of a "creative" is always difficult and beyond the bills to pay, there is a family to support, a wife to bear (oh well actually and she who bears me, ed.)
Few Game Designers can afford to lead an exclusively artistic life and are often forced to come to terms with reality. This costs a lot of energy and not always good ideas come to fruition.
By becoming a Patreon of mine, you will help me to lighten the "load" of the real world and allow me to devote more time to the world of fantasy.
Would you like to take this trip in my company?

Recent posts by Antonio Ferrara

Tiers
Coffee
$1 or more per month

The secrets of the Game Designer: Spy on my work, access drafts and exclusive material. See the flow of thoughts and structures and find out how a board game begins and develops and ends. The whole creative process from the initial idea to the final product. The drafts, the sleepless nights, the discarded ideas and all that is hidden behind every game of mine.

Donuts
$5 or more per month

 All of the first plus:

• One Print and Play component of a game of mine each month, exclusively for you. (for example: a special card, an additional character, a new adventure).

• Access to surveys regarding the components and aspects of my future games (for example: Creatures, objects, weapons and stylistic and graphic aspects).

• Access to Giveaways. (es. win a game of mine, a game component or autographed gadget). 

Breakfast
$10 or more per month

All of the first plus:

• A direct line with me to discuss the aspects of the new games in the works.

• My private life (eg videos, photos and reports of where I go, what I do, what I eat and what I play) when I am not not holed up in the studio...

• Anticipations on new ideas and new games in the works.

• Beta Tester: Privileged access to the betas and the print and play of my new games.

• Worldwide access to my Kickstarter campaigns with dedicated promotions exclusive to my Patrons.

• Your name in the thank-you sections of all my future games.

• Exclusive discounts for you in the Escape Studios store.