Fraser Simons is creating a Serialized Roleplaying Game; a Cyberpunk Blog, and a Podcast.
72

patrons

$187
per month

A Serialized Roleplaying Experience


First of all, thank you
for coming by and checking out what I have to offer! Here is what I'm up to:

TLDR: Each month you'll get a PbtA (Powered by the Apocalypse) roleplaying game that is stripped down and tells a specific story, called an issue. Each issue ties into a larger, meta-narrative as you play them because each story is either directly connected to the previous one or is taking part at least in the same fictional world as the other issues.

Each month I design a new issue after playing the previous one.
For 1$ a month you get access to the feed and the podcast of my playtest sessions that are edited for easy listening and are available for free at my Youtube channel.
For 2$ month you'll also get that months issue in PDF format. Back issues are located here.
For 5$ you'll get to influence the overall narrative even more by voting in a poll I make for what the next issue should be. You also get to vote on what I review next on my blog.
For 8$ a month you'll also get the physical copy of the book that will be comprised of all the issues.
For 14$ a month, on top of everything else, you'll get PDF's of any other games I release while you subscribe to this level as well.

On the 1st of each month I post a new issue and delete the previous months issue from the feed. I also send my Patrons a DrivethruRPG code to their email for that issue being archived for their records. Back issues are available for purchase here.

The first issue of Uncanny Echo is free and available here if you want to check it out first before pledging.

Long explanation:
I've been fascinated with emergent mystery for a while. To satiate this desire, every month I'm going to release a one-shot "module" that will unravel a meta-narrative revolving around an ongoing mystery you create through play. With each month comes a new chapter. With each chapter, a self-contained pickup and play stripped down and tailored PbtA experience; kind of like an adventure starter. It is important to note that Uncanny Echo will not teach you how to play a Powered by the Apocalypse game; it leverages your knowledge of the system in order to create this unique framework.

I'm going to be playing each Issue every month. After our play, I'll be designing the next installment for this emergent story, making the design work emergent as well.

Emulating a movie or TV Show, each new chapter may be directly connected to events prior, or jump to all new events that will intersect in the future. As a table you will decide how each intersects, crafting an emergent story. As more Issues release you may choose to play them in an entirely different order than my group and I.

These Issues will comprise Uncanny Echo. There will be 12 issues to complete the year. Following this, I will compile all of them into one product, most likely a 6x9 book. It will feature more art and tie the Issues into one cohesive text. At a certain pledge level, you'll be able to get this finalized product for free, provided you pay the shipping. It will most likely be Print On Demand, but that will depend on the number of copies being printed.

I will also be recording these sessions, editing them like  Pocket-Sized Play episodes (that is, actual play episodes with very tight editing) and releasing them via this Patreon's RSS feed as well. This means you'll be able to hear our own story as well as how I run the game. Some of our Mics aren't the best but the story is something I'm proud of already. The playtest videos themselves are available for free on my Youtube

My hope is that here, and in a G+ community (plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110851348644394459954) folks will share their own emergent mysteries made with Uncanny Echo, and see how their own game differs from my own and others! 

What Uncanny Echo will you create?



Consuming Cyberpunk


I also have a  blog, where I post about what I'm consuming within the genre, go figure, right? I read a lot of esoteric stuff, ranging from first wave to post-cyberpunk works. I keep up with what's coming out and I delve deep and greedily in order to explore a lot about my favorite genre. Certain levels will allow for you to choose what I consume next via a poll and ask questions about an upcoming review or piece. If you are here to help support that content, thank you!




Podcast Editing


Some people may also know me from my editing and participation in the Pocket-Sized Play Podcast episodes for  The Gauntlet.

If you're here to throw me a tip for that or any other work I do, please know that it is much appreciated!!

Cool, How Do I Become A Patron?

Select the "BECOME A PATRON" button at the top right corner and select the level in which you'd like to give monthly. Each tier describes what you get. When you select a tier you proceed and follow the steps to setup payment. That's it! Once you're done come check out the page again and in the top right corner (viewing from a browser) you'll see the podcast RSS feed you can plug into your podcatcher of voice. There you'll find all the episodes of my own playtests with my group of players and you'll also be able to see all the posts in the feed locked to patrons, such as this current months issue of Uncanny Echo!


Tiers
Audiophile
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll gain access to both the feed as well as the Actual Play Podcast episodes of Uncanny Echo.
Serializer
$2 or more per month 59 patrons
The Previous Tier's Benefits and...


You'll get each issue of Uncanny Echo in PDF format.

Mover & Shaker
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
The Previous Tiers Benefits and...


Each month I'll pose a couple of ideas for the next Issue's direction and you'll get to vote on the poll. Popular vote will take it. 


I'll also post a poll for what I'll be blogging about next on consuming cyberpunk--which you will also get to decide via popular vote. 

Visionary
$8 or more per month 3 patrons
The Previous Tier's Benefits and...


If you stay with this tier for at least 6 months, when the finalized product of Uncanny Echo is released--you will get a copy (simply pay shipping). Most likely the print run will be PoD; if so, I will digitally sign these ones or otherwise make them special from the regular run in some way.

Futurist
$14 or more per month 2 patrons
The Previous Tier's Benefits and...


For as long as you remain pledged to this tier, when I release any RPG product, you will get the PDF version of it; starting with The Veil and Young At Heart. Going forward, you'll receive any product released in the month of your pledge. 


Of course, I cannot release a product every single month beyond Uncanny Echo. As such I cannot commit to a schedule of releases. However, I have multiple projects in development and plan to see through this year. Ultimately this tier is for those people who simply want to give this amount and my attempt at generating value for such generosity.

A Serialized Roleplaying Experience


First of all, thank you
for coming by and checking out what I have to offer! Here is what I'm up to:

TLDR: Each month you'll get a PbtA (Powered by the Apocalypse) roleplaying game that is stripped down and tells a specific story, called an issue. Each issue ties into a larger, meta-narrative as you play them because each story is either directly connected to the previous one or is taking part at least in the same fictional world as the other issues.

Each month I design a new issue after playing the previous one.
For 1$ a month you get access to the feed and the podcast of my playtest sessions that are edited for easy listening and are available for free at my Youtube channel.
For 2$ month you'll also get that months issue in PDF format. Back issues are located here.
For 5$ you'll get to influence the overall narrative even more by voting in a poll I make for what the next issue should be. You also get to vote on what I review next on my blog.
For 8$ a month you'll also get the physical copy of the book that will be comprised of all the issues.
For 14$ a month, on top of everything else, you'll get PDF's of any other games I release while you subscribe to this level as well.

On the 1st of each month I post a new issue and delete the previous months issue from the feed. I also send my Patrons a DrivethruRPG code to their email for that issue being archived for their records. Back issues are available for purchase here.

The first issue of Uncanny Echo is free and available here if you want to check it out first before pledging.

Long explanation:
I've been fascinated with emergent mystery for a while. To satiate this desire, every month I'm going to release a one-shot "module" that will unravel a meta-narrative revolving around an ongoing mystery you create through play. With each month comes a new chapter. With each chapter, a self-contained pickup and play stripped down and tailored PbtA experience; kind of like an adventure starter. It is important to note that Uncanny Echo will not teach you how to play a Powered by the Apocalypse game; it leverages your knowledge of the system in order to create this unique framework.

I'm going to be playing each Issue every month. After our play, I'll be designing the next installment for this emergent story, making the design work emergent as well.

Emulating a movie or TV Show, each new chapter may be directly connected to events prior, or jump to all new events that will intersect in the future. As a table you will decide how each intersects, crafting an emergent story. As more Issues release you may choose to play them in an entirely different order than my group and I.

These Issues will comprise Uncanny Echo. There will be 12 issues to complete the year. Following this, I will compile all of them into one product, most likely a 6x9 book. It will feature more art and tie the Issues into one cohesive text. At a certain pledge level, you'll be able to get this finalized product for free, provided you pay the shipping. It will most likely be Print On Demand, but that will depend on the number of copies being printed.

I will also be recording these sessions, editing them like  Pocket-Sized Play episodes (that is, actual play episodes with very tight editing) and releasing them via this Patreon's RSS feed as well. This means you'll be able to hear our own story as well as how I run the game. Some of our Mics aren't the best but the story is something I'm proud of already. The playtest videos themselves are available for free on my Youtube

My hope is that here, and in a G+ community (plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110851348644394459954) folks will share their own emergent mysteries made with Uncanny Echo, and see how their own game differs from my own and others! 

What Uncanny Echo will you create?



Consuming Cyberpunk


I also have a  blog, where I post about what I'm consuming within the genre, go figure, right? I read a lot of esoteric stuff, ranging from first wave to post-cyberpunk works. I keep up with what's coming out and I delve deep and greedily in order to explore a lot about my favorite genre. Certain levels will allow for you to choose what I consume next via a poll and ask questions about an upcoming review or piece. If you are here to help support that content, thank you!




Podcast Editing


Some people may also know me from my editing and participation in the Pocket-Sized Play Podcast episodes for  The Gauntlet.

If you're here to throw me a tip for that or any other work I do, please know that it is much appreciated!!

Cool, How Do I Become A Patron?

Select the "BECOME A PATRON" button at the top right corner and select the level in which you'd like to give monthly. Each tier describes what you get. When you select a tier you proceed and follow the steps to setup payment. That's it! Once you're done come check out the page again and in the top right corner (viewing from a browser) you'll see the podcast RSS feed you can plug into your podcatcher of voice. There you'll find all the episodes of my own playtests with my group of players and you'll also be able to see all the posts in the feed locked to patrons, such as this current months issue of Uncanny Echo!


Recent posts by Fraser Simons

Tiers
Audiophile
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll gain access to both the feed as well as the Actual Play Podcast episodes of Uncanny Echo.
Serializer
$2 or more per month 59 patrons
The Previous Tier's Benefits and...


You'll get each issue of Uncanny Echo in PDF format.

Mover & Shaker
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
The Previous Tiers Benefits and...


Each month I'll pose a couple of ideas for the next Issue's direction and you'll get to vote on the poll. Popular vote will take it. 


I'll also post a poll for what I'll be blogging about next on consuming cyberpunk--which you will also get to decide via popular vote. 

Visionary
$8 or more per month 3 patrons
The Previous Tier's Benefits and...


If you stay with this tier for at least 6 months, when the finalized product of Uncanny Echo is released--you will get a copy (simply pay shipping). Most likely the print run will be PoD; if so, I will digitally sign these ones or otherwise make them special from the regular run in some way.

Futurist
$14 or more per month 2 patrons
The Previous Tier's Benefits and...


For as long as you remain pledged to this tier, when I release any RPG product, you will get the PDF version of it; starting with The Veil and Young At Heart. Going forward, you'll receive any product released in the month of your pledge. 


Of course, I cannot release a product every single month beyond Uncanny Echo. As such I cannot commit to a schedule of releases. However, I have multiple projects in development and plan to see through this year. Ultimately this tier is for those people who simply want to give this amount and my attempt at generating value for such generosity.