Haruspex Games is creating video games, and RPG Autopsy - a game design blog
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patrons
Hi there! My name's Nick Keirle. I'm an indie game developer working under the pretentious-sounding name Haruspex Games. I'm mostly interested in making text-heavy, systems-driven games. 

*Note that the first 20 people to become my patrons (at any level) will be immortalised in my small, slow-development game One Thousand And One Nights. More info on that: here.*

At the moment I'm primarily developing The Red Market - a narrative monster-hunting RPG where you can hunt, capture, buy, sell, (occasionally) romance, kill, cook, mourn, eat, and generally economically exploit all kinds of strange and deadly monsters. Check that out here.

I also write a blog. My main project there is RPG Autopsy - a game design blog about role-playing games. Check that out here. I also write a dev log for The Red Market, and occasionally reviews of books I think make me look smart.

I've been plugging away at The Red Market for the better part of a year on evenings and weekends, but I'd like to put much more time into development. If you're interested in the kinds of games I make (or the kinds of blog posts I write), why not go ahead and chuck me a few dollars a month?

I've got loads of plans for how I want to expand on both The Red Market and RPG Autopsy, including turning The Red Market into a full, graphically resplendent game, with lovely commissioned art. Anything I receive from Patreon will obviously go directly to that, and not to my various crippling vices.

Cheers!
Nick
Tiers
Concatenation of Rats
$1 or more per month

You'll get access to Patron-only posts, and Patron-only polls where you can help me choose the direction of both my games, and RPG Autopsy.

Morass of Eels
$3 or more per month

- Access to a monthly newsletter where I talk about the games, books, films, articles, and good dogs I've seen recently.

- Everything from the previous tier.

Marrow-of-Crows
$5 or more per month

- Access to an special, exclusive RPG Autopsy post every month, where I'll write about games/topics not discussed in the main posts.

- Everything from the previous tiers.

Grimalking
$10 or more per month

- A free digital copy of any games I release professionally (as a solo dev, mind).

- Everything from the previous tiers. 

Goals
5 of 20 patrons
My first twenty patrons will each have a single dream/nightmare of their choosing featured in my slow-development game 'One Thousand And One Nights'
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Hi there! My name's Nick Keirle. I'm an indie game developer working under the pretentious-sounding name Haruspex Games. I'm mostly interested in making text-heavy, systems-driven games. 

*Note that the first 20 people to become my patrons (at any level) will be immortalised in my small, slow-development game One Thousand And One Nights. More info on that: here.*

At the moment I'm primarily developing The Red Market - a narrative monster-hunting RPG where you can hunt, capture, buy, sell, (occasionally) romance, kill, cook, mourn, eat, and generally economically exploit all kinds of strange and deadly monsters. Check that out here.

I also write a blog. My main project there is RPG Autopsy - a game design blog about role-playing games. Check that out here. I also write a dev log for The Red Market, and occasionally reviews of books I think make me look smart.

I've been plugging away at The Red Market for the better part of a year on evenings and weekends, but I'd like to put much more time into development. If you're interested in the kinds of games I make (or the kinds of blog posts I write), why not go ahead and chuck me a few dollars a month?

I've got loads of plans for how I want to expand on both The Red Market and RPG Autopsy, including turning The Red Market into a full, graphically resplendent game, with lovely commissioned art. Anything I receive from Patreon will obviously go directly to that, and not to my various crippling vices.

Cheers!
Nick

Recent posts by Haruspex Games

Tiers
Concatenation of Rats
$1 or more per month

You'll get access to Patron-only posts, and Patron-only polls where you can help me choose the direction of both my games, and RPG Autopsy.

Morass of Eels
$3 or more per month

- Access to a monthly newsletter where I talk about the games, books, films, articles, and good dogs I've seen recently.

- Everything from the previous tier.

Marrow-of-Crows
$5 or more per month

- Access to an special, exclusive RPG Autopsy post every month, where I'll write about games/topics not discussed in the main posts.

- Everything from the previous tiers.

Grimalking
$10 or more per month

- A free digital copy of any games I release professionally (as a solo dev, mind).

- Everything from the previous tiers.