Jackson Tegu is creating story games!
133

patrons

$505
per game
Hi, I'm Jackson Tegu! I make weird, silly, beautiful analog story games. Some tabletop, some live-action walking-around games.

Many of my games are small. They're tightly-focused and presented so that they're easy to learn – many are learned as you play, where reading the rules is part of the game. Some of my games are experimental. I use them to hammer out new concepts, and they might be more interesting as thought experiments than play experiences. Many of my games come from a desire to open an emotional space for players to step into.


"Jackson Tegu's passion, compassion, and wide variety of endeavors have been a blessing to the creative communities of the Pacific Northwest for many years and have now grown potent enough that they can no longer be contained by mere geography."
- Jonathan Walton, creator of The Planarch Codex and Metrofinal

"Jackson's games have made my life better. His design ideas are inspiring and accessible, the sort that bring people closer together through play. I'm so delighted that he's now putting more of his work out there."
- Avery Alder, creator of Monsterhearts and The Quiet Year

"I really love [the game designs of] Jackson Tegu because every new thing is different, not just from each other, but from everything else. It's like every new game he offers provides a view into a different universe."
- Moyra Turkington, creator of War Birds and Run Them Again

"Hopefully you are learning to pay close attention to Jackson Tegu."
- Jason Morningstar, creator of Fiasco and Night Witches


It's easy to recognize certain threads through my projects - that all people should be treated with respect and dignity, that those affected should be consulted, and that wonder can be found through fruitful juxtaposition and by drawing on what's outside of the frame.

Oh, I have a website. But I update my Patreon page more frequently!

My games PDFs are valued at $5 each. But for times you consider yourself low-income and unable to afford that, there's a $3 tier to give you discounted access. Getting by can be hard!

So, with your help I'll be making 1 or 2 new games every month! PDFs are available to download for the following month and then disappear into the mist of my future plans. Eventually some works will find homes on other parts of the web, become free for all, reappear in the Pocket archive, collections, print, who knows, all kinds. As a patron, you'll see them first and have them, along with my gratitude.
Via your kind donation I shall draw forth a thousand treasures!
Tiers
My magical gratitude!
$1 or more per game 57 patrons
  • My deep thanks, manifesting from time to time in the form of birdsong, a puddle's reflection, or a twinkling star.
  • Access to my Patreon stream, in which we talk about what I've been up to, what's upcoming, games we could play simultaneously, and so on.
Games PDFs for low-income folks & website shoutout!
$3 or more per game 10 patrons
  • Discounted access to my marvelous games PDFs for low-income folks!
  • Your name (with honorifics, or a nickname, however) included as a patron on my website, underscoring a list of patron-funded projects. I crow your patronage! Let it be seen!
  • plus everything from the above tiers!
Games PDFs & project shout-out!
$5 or more per game 49 patrons
  • Access to my marvelous games PDFs!
  • Your name (with honorifics, or a nickname, however) credited in every major release, with my great thanks. I'm proud to be funded by such wonderful folks!
  • plus everything from the above tiers!
The Pocket archive & POD at cost!
$10 or more per game 16 patrons
  • Access to The Pocket, a seasonally-changing collection of 10 carefully selected games PDFs previously released through this Patreon!
  • When I make Print On Demand versions of particular games, you get access to those products at cost!
  • plus everything from the above tiers!
Egg Hunt!
$15 or more per game 3 patrons
  • Enter your simple object/concept/thing into a random pool for its future inclusion in one of my projects! Once or twice a year I'll have one of your "eggs" quietly appear in something I'm in the midst of working on, without telling you. Eventually I'll get in touch to get another from you. (Let's not do copyright infringement stuff or bad taste stuff, obviously).
  • plus everything from the above tiers!
Thought Experimenter!
$50 or more per game 0 patrons
  • Twice-yearly telephone calls for you to mine my brain. We can talk about your projects, stuff I've published, whatever we like!
  • plus everything from the above tiers!
Goals
$505 of $550 per game
Pay For Custom Art
I've got art in some of my games, art which comes from myself and my artist friends. These days I "pay" them through goodwill, favors, and generally being friends who just do stuff to help one another because we want to. And that will continue! But I'll also be able to pay my peeps to make art for my games, which will mean more art overall.
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Hi, I'm Jackson Tegu! I make weird, silly, beautiful analog story games. Some tabletop, some live-action walking-around games.

Many of my games are small. They're tightly-focused and presented so that they're easy to learn – many are learned as you play, where reading the rules is part of the game. Some of my games are experimental. I use them to hammer out new concepts, and they might be more interesting as thought experiments than play experiences. Many of my games come from a desire to open an emotional space for players to step into.


"Jackson Tegu's passion, compassion, and wide variety of endeavors have been a blessing to the creative communities of the Pacific Northwest for many years and have now grown potent enough that they can no longer be contained by mere geography."
- Jonathan Walton, creator of The Planarch Codex and Metrofinal

"Jackson's games have made my life better. His design ideas are inspiring and accessible, the sort that bring people closer together through play. I'm so delighted that he's now putting more of his work out there."
- Avery Alder, creator of Monsterhearts and The Quiet Year

"I really love [the game designs of] Jackson Tegu because every new thing is different, not just from each other, but from everything else. It's like every new game he offers provides a view into a different universe."
- Moyra Turkington, creator of War Birds and Run Them Again

"Hopefully you are learning to pay close attention to Jackson Tegu."
- Jason Morningstar, creator of Fiasco and Night Witches


It's easy to recognize certain threads through my projects - that all people should be treated with respect and dignity, that those affected should be consulted, and that wonder can be found through fruitful juxtaposition and by drawing on what's outside of the frame.

Oh, I have a website. But I update my Patreon page more frequently!

My games PDFs are valued at $5 each. But for times you consider yourself low-income and unable to afford that, there's a $3 tier to give you discounted access. Getting by can be hard!

So, with your help I'll be making 1 or 2 new games every month! PDFs are available to download for the following month and then disappear into the mist of my future plans. Eventually some works will find homes on other parts of the web, become free for all, reappear in the Pocket archive, collections, print, who knows, all kinds. As a patron, you'll see them first and have them, along with my gratitude.
Via your kind donation I shall draw forth a thousand treasures!

Recent posts by Jackson Tegu

Tiers
My magical gratitude!
$1 or more per game 57 patrons
  • My deep thanks, manifesting from time to time in the form of birdsong, a puddle's reflection, or a twinkling star.
  • Access to my Patreon stream, in which we talk about what I've been up to, what's upcoming, games we could play simultaneously, and so on.
Games PDFs for low-income folks & website shoutout!
$3 or more per game 10 patrons
  • Discounted access to my marvelous games PDFs for low-income folks!
  • Your name (with honorifics, or a nickname, however) included as a patron on my website, underscoring a list of patron-funded projects. I crow your patronage! Let it be seen!
  • plus everything from the above tiers!
Games PDFs & project shout-out!
$5 or more per game 49 patrons
  • Access to my marvelous games PDFs!
  • Your name (with honorifics, or a nickname, however) credited in every major release, with my great thanks. I'm proud to be funded by such wonderful folks!
  • plus everything from the above tiers!
The Pocket archive & POD at cost!
$10 or more per game 16 patrons
  • Access to The Pocket, a seasonally-changing collection of 10 carefully selected games PDFs previously released through this Patreon!
  • When I make Print On Demand versions of particular games, you get access to those products at cost!
  • plus everything from the above tiers!
Egg Hunt!
$15 or more per game 3 patrons
  • Enter your simple object/concept/thing into a random pool for its future inclusion in one of my projects! Once or twice a year I'll have one of your "eggs" quietly appear in something I'm in the midst of working on, without telling you. Eventually I'll get in touch to get another from you. (Let's not do copyright infringement stuff or bad taste stuff, obviously).
  • plus everything from the above tiers!
Thought Experimenter!
$50 or more per game 0 patrons
  • Twice-yearly telephone calls for you to mine my brain. We can talk about your projects, stuff I've published, whatever we like!
  • plus everything from the above tiers!