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Hello, my name is Medron Pryde, and I am the creator of Jack of Harts.

I have created stories most of my life just for the fun of it.  I've spent countless hours just writing fiction because I wanted to.  I've written and drawn fan fiction from numerous TV series and games.  A few years ago, I decided to go it all alone on my own and publish my own stuff.  So now I publish my own stories and get money for them.

Patreon is an opportunity to ask you what you want me to make.  What I write depends greatly on what people want to read.  I talk to my friends and people I've never met before and find out what they want.  This is an opportunity for you to get your wishes known and to see them reflected in what I write before anybody else.

Jack of Harts is a place where we did things right, where we built a world we would be happy for our children to grow up in. It’s not perfect. There is conflict. But by and large, we made the hard decisions, and we did what needed doing. We made a good world. I know today that many stories tend to go much more dark than that, dystopian futures where we have destroyed our world or enslaved our populations. Places where even the Good Guys are more dirty and hairy than they are clean-shaven and happy. Jack of Harts is not like that. It’s not a world where somebody takes a step forward to fix something and gets knocked two steps back. I don’t like those worlds. I don't like reading those stories.  I don’t want to spend a lot of time imagining them.

Jack of Harts is based in many ways on what I grew up wanting. I was raised in a Christian home, told to do onto others as you’d have them do onto you. I watched Bonanza, where the Cartwrights helped anybody who came along needing it. On Superman, I watched the Big Blue Boy Scout (even if he was in black and white) fighting the Bad Guys each week for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. On Quantum Leap, a man lost in time always found a way to make the world he dropped into each week a little bit better. On Star Trek, a bunch of people I liked traveled through the stars to go places that no man had been to before…because it was there. In Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, and Star Wars, the plucky outnumbered heroes came back swinging with a smile, a joke, and a hearty laugh, and they never gave up hope that they could find or build a better world to live in. These are the stories I grew up with. These are what I enjoy, and these live on in my optimism.

In Jack of Harts, I try to capture that. The characters of Jack, Charles, and Aneerin, just to name a few, are all people who lived in a world before The War came. When that happened, they aren’t the people who gave up hope and found a bottle or a needle to hide behind. These are the people who stood up, walked into a recruiting office, and volunteered to defend their ways of life. They may cover it up by saying they’re just in it for the money, or because that person over there just needed killing. But don’t let that fool you. They are the best of us, a reflection of the true Big Damn Heroes who grab a rifle, a pistol, and a bulletproof vest (or maybe a fireproof suit) to protect our freedoms and our lives everyday.

Jack of Harts is a place where I like to think these people would like what they see. It’s a place I enjoy going to when I write, with people I’d like to share a beer with. And I'd like to invite you to be part of it.

Medron Pryde
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A Piece of the Action
You want to see Jack?  I want to see Jack.
For one smacker a month you can see Jack lay the smack down on...well...whoever he's smacking down this week.

With this pledge you get early access to the stories I write.  And maybe some stories that never get published the old fashioned way.
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We're Packing Heat
What?  A piece of the action isn't enough for you?  You want more?  Maybe I should just get my boys to show you around the joint.

You get all of the above, plus high-res art that I have commissioned or created for Jack of Harts.
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Let's Blow This Popsicle Stand
See those wiseguys over there?  They're trouble.  We're gonna rub them out.  Wanna come along for the ride?

All the above, plus you get to say your piece about what you want in a short story or piece of art created for the month.
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Bring Your Own Trouble
What?  You want people to remember that you were part of the action?  I like your moxey, but don't let it get the better of you, kid.

Let's Blow This Popsicle Stand, plus you get to name a secondary character somewhere in a short story or piece of art.  I reserve the option to approve or disapprove names.
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The Long Con
You haven't had enough trouble yet, kid?  A piece of the action is getting tame?  Well, come on over and let me show you how we do things around here.

Let's Blow This Popsicle Stand, plus you get to name and help me create a recurring character in the Jack of Harts universe.  I reserve final editorial control of names and character types.
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Yup...you read that right.  At the grand total of 1 or more dollars a month, you lucky few will get one short story written specifically for this Patreon.  I may publish it later in some other form for some other reason, but it will be created for you first because you are awesome.
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Hello, my name is Medron Pryde, and I am the creator of Jack of Harts.

I have created stories most of my life just for the fun of it.  I've spent countless hours just writing fiction because I wanted to.  I've written and drawn fan fiction from numerous TV series and games.  A few years ago, I decided to go it all alone on my own and publish my own stuff.  So now I publish my own stories and get money for them.

Patreon is an opportunity to ask you what you want me to make.  What I write depends greatly on what people want to read.  I talk to my friends and people I've never met before and find out what they want.  This is an opportunity for you to get your wishes known and to see them reflected in what I write before anybody else.

Jack of Harts is a place where we did things right, where we built a world we would be happy for our children to grow up in. It’s not perfect. There is conflict. But by and large, we made the hard decisions, and we did what needed doing. We made a good world. I know today that many stories tend to go much more dark than that, dystopian futures where we have destroyed our world or enslaved our populations. Places where even the Good Guys are more dirty and hairy than they are clean-shaven and happy. Jack of Harts is not like that. It’s not a world where somebody takes a step forward to fix something and gets knocked two steps back. I don’t like those worlds. I don't like reading those stories.  I don’t want to spend a lot of time imagining them.

Jack of Harts is based in many ways on what I grew up wanting. I was raised in a Christian home, told to do onto others as you’d have them do onto you. I watched Bonanza, where the Cartwrights helped anybody who came along needing it. On Superman, I watched the Big Blue Boy Scout (even if he was in black and white) fighting the Bad Guys each week for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. On Quantum Leap, a man lost in time always found a way to make the world he dropped into each week a little bit better. On Star Trek, a bunch of people I liked traveled through the stars to go places that no man had been to before…because it was there. In Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, and Star Wars, the plucky outnumbered heroes came back swinging with a smile, a joke, and a hearty laugh, and they never gave up hope that they could find or build a better world to live in. These are the stories I grew up with. These are what I enjoy, and these live on in my optimism.

In Jack of Harts, I try to capture that. The characters of Jack, Charles, and Aneerin, just to name a few, are all people who lived in a world before The War came. When that happened, they aren’t the people who gave up hope and found a bottle or a needle to hide behind. These are the people who stood up, walked into a recruiting office, and volunteered to defend their ways of life. They may cover it up by saying they’re just in it for the money, or because that person over there just needed killing. But don’t let that fool you. They are the best of us, a reflection of the true Big Damn Heroes who grab a rifle, a pistol, and a bulletproof vest (or maybe a fireproof suit) to protect our freedoms and our lives everyday.

Jack of Harts is a place where I like to think these people would like what they see. It’s a place I enjoy going to when I write, with people I’d like to share a beer with. And I'd like to invite you to be part of it.

Medron Pryde

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
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A Piece of the Action
You want to see Jack?  I want to see Jack.
For one smacker a month you can see Jack lay the smack down on...well...whoever he's smacking down this week.

With this pledge you get early access to the stories I write.  And maybe some stories that never get published the old fashioned way.
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
We're Packing Heat
What?  A piece of the action isn't enough for you?  You want more?  Maybe I should just get my boys to show you around the joint.

You get all of the above, plus high-res art that I have commissioned or created for Jack of Harts.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Let's Blow This Popsicle Stand
See those wiseguys over there?  They're trouble.  We're gonna rub them out.  Wanna come along for the ride?

All the above, plus you get to say your piece about what you want in a short story or piece of art created for the month.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Bring Your Own Trouble
What?  You want people to remember that you were part of the action?  I like your moxey, but don't let it get the better of you, kid.

Let's Blow This Popsicle Stand, plus you get to name a secondary character somewhere in a short story or piece of art.  I reserve the option to approve or disapprove names.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
The Long Con
You haven't had enough trouble yet, kid?  A piece of the action is getting tame?  Well, come on over and let me show you how we do things around here.

Let's Blow This Popsicle Stand, plus you get to name and help me create a recurring character in the Jack of Harts universe.  I reserve final editorial control of names and character types.