Wes Platt

is creating an evolving, original-theme, epic space opera - with your help!
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Minstrel
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Thank you so much for the support!

Includes

  • Minstrel rank on Discord.
  • Social Media Shout-Out!
Includes Discord rewards
Bard
$5
per month

Your support is music to my ears!


Includes

  • Bard rank on Discord.
  • Bookstore Window channel access on Discord (where I sometimes write fiction to share).
  • Minstrel tier rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Wordsmith
$10
per month

You make the story possible!


Includes

  • Wordsmith rank on Discord.
  • Character Workshop text channel on Discord (for brainstorming new character ideas).
  • Captain's Mess voice chat channel on Discord (for occasional real-time Q&A or just shooting the breeze if I'm available).
  • Minstrel and Bard rewards.
Includes Discord rewards

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About Wes Platt

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 and coach them on some RP basics. 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 and girl.

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.
  • Please write in the third-person, present-tense. 

Goals
61% complete
I'll work on the first in a series of "greatest hits" ebooks featuring collaborative storytelling from the past 16 years of OtherSpace. I'll send it to patrons.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 19 exclusive posts
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15
Updates
3
Videos