"What Is It You 'Do' Exactly?"
I make art, develop games, both analog and digital, write fiction and non-fiction, and, in general, create new things. This is what I'm good at and what I've been formally trained in (although formal training should not be a prerequisite for being an artist or being able to call oneself an artist). Ultimately, I would like to do this for a living, or, for starters, half a living, but for now... I'm just looking to keep myself as healthy as possible and as alive as possible, perhaps in spite of the wishes of half of the American electorate...
As of late, I have been focusing very heavily on analog game design: mostly in the tabletop role-playing and storytelling space. While I will still continue to make, well, whatever the heck I feel like making at any given moment, including digital games, podcasts, articles, and visual art, analog game design is currently what gets me out of bed in the morning, and a large portion of my upcoming output is probably going to be in that vein.
Play and Read My Stuff!
You can find some of my favorite writing clips HERE, including a piece I wrote on choice and consequence in Pyrodactyl's "Unrest" and a piece on the intersection of process and interactive poetry in James Hostetler's "Reverie," published not to long ago by the excellent Deorbital.
Why Support Me
If you've seen my work (a lot of which is available free of charge), and want me to make more work, both similar and dissimilar to that which you've already seen, consider helping that happen by pledging a small amount. In return, you will have my gratitude, plus the satisfaction that comes from directly supporting the arts and marginalized artists, thereby opposing the wholesale corporatization and homogenization of culture.
There are backer rewards as well, but I've had to simplify that aspect of things as much as possible, for mental health and maintenance reasons. As of February of 2018, all backers are eligible to get digital copies of any commercial product that I release for free. There are a few commercial products coming up fairly soon, especially in the tabletop game design department. You will be eligible for this reward regardless of your backer level. I am just going to trust that people who back me are genuine about it and conduct this based on the honor system. If you choose to subscribe for one month, pledge 1 dollar, download everything you possibly can without buying it via the proper channels, and then immediately peace out...well, I'm not going to stop you. That's a profoundly crappy thing to do to someone who is often struggling just to stay afloat, but I will trust that the folks who are actually interested in my work also share my values and are generally good, kind, awesome people.
What is this...thing? (What Is Patreon and How Does it Work?)
Patreon is a subscription based crowdfunding platform designed to help independent creators make something resembling a steady living. Unlike Kickstarter and similar services, which are designed to raise funds for specific, larger scale, projects, Patreon support is ongoing and is focused on sustaining (long term) a specific creator as opposed to a single product.
Is This Communism?