I've never been happier than when I've been playing, writing, drawing, or thinking about Dungeons and Dragons.
I've always been an outsider to the industry. For the first 20 years, I cajoled my friends and acquaintances to play games with me. I taught people who were already my friends to play. It was important to have a game and get to do what I loved to do!
My love for gaming got the better of me. I started a blog and I love it. I've been writing for over three years, and have over 1,000 blog posts. I contributed articles on an examination of theory, practical advice for running a game, analysis of traps and ways to run them effectively, classic tropes, top 10 lists and more!
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You know I really like Dungeons & Dragons.
I'm going to keep writing on the blog just like I'm going to keep playing Dungeons & Dragons and other games, because I love it. It allows me to not only connect with other gamers, but also share some of my experience and prodigious output of content. It's a part of my life!
Like everyone in the creative industry, I have to hold down a full time job in order to work on creative projects. And writing five blog posts a week, especially the kind of blog posts I write, like the Ecology series, and the Iconic Character series, takes up a lot of time. Between 10 and 20 hours every week.
Explicitly, I will continue to do this. My blog is free, my content is free, and want to continue to provide that sort of content for free.
But I do want to provide an avenue for people to acquire good karma by supporting me in a direct, regular way. The Patreon campaign allows me to have more time to produce content, and support other creators with cash money in creating their own content and helping me produce my own. Knowing that you support me, no matter what you choose to give really makes a difference! You won't be "paying for blog posts". You'll be donating some of your time, so I have more time to do something you love.
What's more, are the rewards! Given the chance you can receive insider comments and commentary about posts, a link posted on my blog, access to pages from my personal notebooks every month, and more.
And that's the way of the future I think. Here's to you and what we can do together!
The annoying details:
- I will produce around 4 long form articles every month. These posts, along with all content on the blog is free, will remain free, and will be produced regardless of whether or not I get a single backer. Just look at the last six years of posts! These long form articles will be published in blocks of around 1,500 to 2,000 words depending on content. There will also be regular non-patreon supported content posted on other days.
- Any content I produce due to the funding of this campaign will be free to my readers also! I'm pretty sure this is one of the foundations of the Patreon system. You aren't buying blog posts, you're supporting journalists, artists, and musicians doing what they love and sharing it for free!
- Even your support at 10 cents a post for a dollar or two a month makes a substantial difference in my life!