Wes Platt is creating an evolving, original-theme, epic space opera - with your help!
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I love sharing stories.

I get a kick out of throwing a colorful character or a dangerous dilemma into the mix of creative players from around the world and watching what happens next in real-time.

It's never been about me, though. Not since I was a kid in elementary school, asking other students in my class for suggestions of different objects to weave into stories. It's always about engaging the player, immersing them, and making sure what they do matters - big or small, always interesting.

OtherSpace started in 1998 as a hobby when I was a journalist at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. It's still up and running today, open around the clock at jointhesaga.com. It's an original-theme space opera inspired by Star Wars, Babylon 5, Blade Runner, and Dune, among many others. It's free. All it takes is some time, the know-how to read and write, a thirst for literary adventure, and a vibrant imagination.

Recently, we shifted the mission of Jointhesaga.com to more of a mentoring service for new roleplayers. Our goal is to encourage newcomers to the hobby, coach them on some RP basics, and help connect them with other games that might be fun to play. And, again, it's still free.

It's not free for me. Overhead's not huge, though. Our server costs amount to about $260 per year, all-told. Thank heavens for text-based gaming! Anything above and beyond that received from patrons like you would help compensate me for time spent on events, developing lore, and promoting the game on the main website, forums, and social media outlets.

I've also been an indie developer for Prologue Games in Durham, working on the swamp noir adventure Knee Deep, which launched on Steam for PC/Mac/Linux, in VR, and on PS4 and XBox One!

I've got a wonderful wife and an adorable little boy.

Thanks for helping keep the saga alive!

Some quick notes:

  • English is the first language of Jointhesaga.com, so it's expected that those who play can read and write in English.
  • It's easy to join us on our Slack site. Join for free via Slackpass!
  • Please write in the third-person, present-tense. 

Tiers
Minstrel
$1 or more per month
You've got my thanks! And a flash fiction story every month!

Includes
  • JTS Minstrel Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
Bard
$5 or more per month
Featured as a Bard sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel! 

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • JTS Bard Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Spinner
$6 or more per month
Featured as a Spinner sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel! 

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • JTS Spinner Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Reporter
$7 or more per month
Featured as a Reporter sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel! You adopt the news channel!

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • JTS Reporter Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Narrator
$8 or more per month
Featured as a Narrator sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel!

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • JTS Narrator Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Storymonger
$9 or more per month
Featured as a Storymonger sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel! 

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • JTS Storymonger Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage
Wordsmith
$10 or more per month
Featured as a Wordsmith sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel!  

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • Adopt-A-Chat (Sponsor an OOC discussion channel)
  • JTS Wordsmith Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Chronicler
$11 or more per month
Featured as a Chronicler sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel and channel adoption rights!

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • Adopt-A-Chat (Sponsor an OOC discussion channel)
  • Adopt-A-World (Sponsor a roleplaying channel)
  • JTS Chronicler Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Raconteur
$12 or more per month
Featured as an executive sponsor of the main website for the duration of your patronage. You'll also join the Storyboard, with input on narrative evolution.

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • Adopt-A-Chat (Sponsor an OOC discussion channel)
  • Adopt-A-World (Sponsor a roleplaying channel)
  • JTS Executive Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
  • Jointhesaga Storyboard Membership (For duration of patronage)
  • OtherSpace Audio Log Sponsorship
Goals
52% complete
I'll work on the second in a series of "greatest hits" ebooks featuring collaborative storytelling from the past 20 years of OtherSpace. I'll send it to patrons.
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I love sharing stories.

I get a kick out of throwing a colorful character or a dangerous dilemma into the mix of creative players from around the world and watching what happens next in real-time.

It's never been about me, though. Not since I was a kid in elementary school, asking other students in my class for suggestions of different objects to weave into stories. It's always about engaging the player, immersing them, and making sure what they do matters - big or small, always interesting.

OtherSpace started in 1998 as a hobby when I was a journalist at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. It's still up and running today, open around the clock at jointhesaga.com. It's an original-theme space opera inspired by Star Wars, Babylon 5, Blade Runner, and Dune, among many others. It's free. All it takes is some time, the know-how to read and write, a thirst for literary adventure, and a vibrant imagination.

Recently, we shifted the mission of Jointhesaga.com to more of a mentoring service for new roleplayers. Our goal is to encourage newcomers to the hobby, coach them on some RP basics, and help connect them with other games that might be fun to play. And, again, it's still free.

It's not free for me. Overhead's not huge, though. Our server costs amount to about $260 per year, all-told. Thank heavens for text-based gaming! Anything above and beyond that received from patrons like you would help compensate me for time spent on events, developing lore, and promoting the game on the main website, forums, and social media outlets.

I've also been an indie developer for Prologue Games in Durham, working on the swamp noir adventure Knee Deep, which launched on Steam for PC/Mac/Linux, in VR, and on PS4 and XBox One!

I've got a wonderful wife and an adorable little boy.

Thanks for helping keep the saga alive!

Some quick notes:

  • English is the first language of Jointhesaga.com, so it's expected that those who play can read and write in English.
  • It's easy to join us on our Slack site. Join for free via Slackpass!
  • Please write in the third-person, present-tense. 

Recent posts by Wes Platt

Tiers
Minstrel
$1 or more per month
You've got my thanks! And a flash fiction story every month!

Includes
  • JTS Minstrel Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
Bard
$5 or more per month
Featured as a Bard sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel! 

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • JTS Bard Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Spinner
$6 or more per month
Featured as a Spinner sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel! 

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • JTS Spinner Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Reporter
$7 or more per month
Featured as a Reporter sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel! You adopt the news channel!

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • JTS Reporter Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Narrator
$8 or more per month
Featured as a Narrator sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel!

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • JTS Narrator Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Storymonger
$9 or more per month
Featured as a Storymonger sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel! 

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • JTS Storymonger Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage
Wordsmith
$10 or more per month
Featured as a Wordsmith sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel!  

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • Adopt-A-Chat (Sponsor an OOC discussion channel)
  • JTS Wordsmith Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Chronicler
$11 or more per month
Featured as a Chronicler sponsor on the JTS website, with access to our Patrons-Only channel and channel adoption rights!

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • Adopt-A-Chat (Sponsor an OOC discussion channel)
  • Adopt-A-World (Sponsor a roleplaying channel)
  • JTS Chronicler Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
Raconteur
$12 or more per month
Featured as an executive sponsor of the main website for the duration of your patronage. You'll also join the Storyboard, with input on narrative evolution.

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Patrons-Only Slack Channel Access
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
  • Access to OtherSpace Audio Fiction
  • Adopt-The-News (Sponsor the in-game news channel)
  • Adopt-A-Chat (Sponsor an OOC discussion channel)
  • Adopt-A-World (Sponsor a roleplaying channel)
  • JTS Executive Sponsorship (Website - For duration of patronage)
  • Jointhesaga Storyboard Membership (For duration of patronage)
  • OtherSpace Audio Log Sponsorship