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I think about Dungeons & Dragons ALL THE DAMN TIME.  I can't stop thinking about it.  It's a little bit scary, actually.

I put many of the most usable ideas on my blog, Goblin Punch.  I've been doing that for over two years.  And the response to that has been overwhelming positive.

I'm at an interesting crossroads in my life where I need to decide what role I want D&D to play in my life.  Is it just interesting thoughts that I write down when I'm bored, or do I want to organize and index those things so that they are accessible to people when they run their own games?  Do I want to keep posting rough notes of my dungeons, or do I want to publish them as PDFs that are immediately usable?

Because posting fun ideas and dungeon notes is fun and easy.  The intrinsic reward of those things is enough to keep me doing them.  I'll never stop doing that.

Supporting me through Patreon is supporting indexing, organizing, and publishing all of the rough ideas I have in my head.  The less-fun part.

I hope you'll choose to support me.  I fucking love D&D.  It's my favorite thing.  And if I could make a bit of money doing it, that'll be my new favorite thing--getting paid to do the things that I love.

My blog will always be free.  I will always have ideas, and I will always want to show them off.  All Patreon does is help me produce more content in a more usable fashion.  I've been posting 10-20 blog posts per month.  That won't change.  What will change:

  • I'll actually proofread blog posts before I post.  Promise.
  • I'll organize things on my blog so that you can find the stuff you want quicker.  Indexes, collections, and javascript random table generators.
  • I'll periodically produce PDFs of my monsters, dungeons, treasures, and classes.
  • I'll be asking you, my supporters, what you want me to work on more.  Then I'll actually do it.
  • All Patreon supporters will be turned into NPCs and collected in a page of awesome random NPCs.  I won't use your actual name; I'll use an anagram.  The NPCs level will be proportionate to the level of support.
Basically: more of the good stuff, sooner and better.
Tiers
Gribbly
$1 or more per Blog Post
You will earn:
  • Karma that will surely hasten your Buddhahood.
  • Gratitude that will outlast civilization. (Unless they blow up all the computers first.)
  • A Level 2 NPC named after you in my Awesome NPC page.
  • I will contact you via email to find out more about your gaming background and what you'd like to see more of on Goblin Punch.
  • Credit on Goblin Punch and in publications.
  • Discounts on any book I write.  I don't plan on charging for PDFs, but if I do, they'll be free for you.
Smirch
$3 or more per Blog Post
You will earn:
  • Karma that will surely hasten your Buddhahood.
  • Gratitude that will outlast civilization. (Unless they blow up all the computers first.)
  • A Level 3 NPC named after you in my Awesome NPC page.
  • I will contact you via email to find out more about your gaming background and what you'd like to see more of on Goblin Punch.
  • Credit on Goblin Punch and in publications.
  • Discounts on any book I write. I don't plan on charging for PDFs, but if I do, they'll be free for you.
  • I'll take a request for a blog post.
Terophidian
$5 or more per Blog Post
You will earn:
  • Karma that will surely hasten your Buddhahood.
  • Gratitude that will outlast civilization. (Unless they blow up all the computers first.)
  • A Level 5 NPC named after you in my Awesome NPC page.
  • I will contact you via email to find out more about your gaming background and what you'd like to see more of on Goblin Punch.
  • Credit on Goblin Punch and in publications.
  • Discounts on any book I write. I don't plan on charging for PDFs, but if I do, they'll be free for you.
  • I'll take a request for a blog post.
  • I'll mail you something small but very cool, only available to patrons at this level.  
Goals
100% complete
I've learned that I'm very bad at keeping goals.
I've learned that there is a lot of interest in my work--a lot more than I initially thought.
So here's what I'll do:  I'll keep working on what I'm doing, but I'll keep an eye towards publishable materials.  The occasional PDF is nice, but I'd really like to get a book out.
Money will be spent on art and layout.  Let's make it look awesome.
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I think about Dungeons & Dragons ALL THE DAMN TIME.  I can't stop thinking about it.  It's a little bit scary, actually.

I put many of the most usable ideas on my blog, Goblin Punch.  I've been doing that for over two years.  And the response to that has been overwhelming positive.

I'm at an interesting crossroads in my life where I need to decide what role I want D&D to play in my life.  Is it just interesting thoughts that I write down when I'm bored, or do I want to organize and index those things so that they are accessible to people when they run their own games?  Do I want to keep posting rough notes of my dungeons, or do I want to publish them as PDFs that are immediately usable?

Because posting fun ideas and dungeon notes is fun and easy.  The intrinsic reward of those things is enough to keep me doing them.  I'll never stop doing that.

Supporting me through Patreon is supporting indexing, organizing, and publishing all of the rough ideas I have in my head.  The less-fun part.

I hope you'll choose to support me.  I fucking love D&D.  It's my favorite thing.  And if I could make a bit of money doing it, that'll be my new favorite thing--getting paid to do the things that I love.

My blog will always be free.  I will always have ideas, and I will always want to show them off.  All Patreon does is help me produce more content in a more usable fashion.  I've been posting 10-20 blog posts per month.  That won't change.  What will change:

  • I'll actually proofread blog posts before I post.  Promise.
  • I'll organize things on my blog so that you can find the stuff you want quicker.  Indexes, collections, and javascript random table generators.
  • I'll periodically produce PDFs of my monsters, dungeons, treasures, and classes.
  • I'll be asking you, my supporters, what you want me to work on more.  Then I'll actually do it.
  • All Patreon supporters will be turned into NPCs and collected in a page of awesome random NPCs.  I won't use your actual name; I'll use an anagram.  The NPCs level will be proportionate to the level of support.
Basically: more of the good stuff, sooner and better.

Recent posts by Arnold Kemp

Tiers
Gribbly
$1 or more per Blog Post
You will earn:
  • Karma that will surely hasten your Buddhahood.
  • Gratitude that will outlast civilization. (Unless they blow up all the computers first.)
  • A Level 2 NPC named after you in my Awesome NPC page.
  • I will contact you via email to find out more about your gaming background and what you'd like to see more of on Goblin Punch.
  • Credit on Goblin Punch and in publications.
  • Discounts on any book I write.  I don't plan on charging for PDFs, but if I do, they'll be free for you.
Smirch
$3 or more per Blog Post
You will earn:
  • Karma that will surely hasten your Buddhahood.
  • Gratitude that will outlast civilization. (Unless they blow up all the computers first.)
  • A Level 3 NPC named after you in my Awesome NPC page.
  • I will contact you via email to find out more about your gaming background and what you'd like to see more of on Goblin Punch.
  • Credit on Goblin Punch and in publications.
  • Discounts on any book I write. I don't plan on charging for PDFs, but if I do, they'll be free for you.
  • I'll take a request for a blog post.
Terophidian
$5 or more per Blog Post
You will earn:
  • Karma that will surely hasten your Buddhahood.
  • Gratitude that will outlast civilization. (Unless they blow up all the computers first.)
  • A Level 5 NPC named after you in my Awesome NPC page.
  • I will contact you via email to find out more about your gaming background and what you'd like to see more of on Goblin Punch.
  • Credit on Goblin Punch and in publications.
  • Discounts on any book I write. I don't plan on charging for PDFs, but if I do, they'll be free for you.
  • I'll take a request for a blog post.
  • I'll mail you something small but very cool, only available to patrons at this level.