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.
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?
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!
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!!