Josh Roby is creating Queer Games & Fiction for a Better World
10

patrons

$30
per Thing
Hi, my name is Josh Roby and I make books and games and things.

My patreon, like my creative output, is a grab-bag of various endeavors.  I write fiction, I code browser-based video games, I design tabletop roleplaying games.  A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

Here's a few of my projects that you can download right now:

If there's anything that unifies all the things I do, it's themes more than media.

It may sound trite, but I'm really interested in stories and games that are about making the world a better place. I don't know about you, but I'm more than a little tired of hard-eyed men who are going to wreak revenge on badguys by using their guns and their difficulty expressing emotions.  Yawn! Give me a builder with a plan over a loose cannon with a grudge any day of the week.  And since that's what I want to see, that's what I make.

I am also keenly motivated to produce media that forwards queer and gender-expansive representation.  It took me a long while to get here.  I spent years thinking I had to make things that were a little queer, acceptably queer.  But I'm done with hiding on the outskirts.  The stuff I make now, and the stuff I'll release here, is unrelentingly queer.  That's just how I roll.

Lastly, I aim to make accessible media for everybody.  This is what drew me to roleplaying games in the first place, and what delights me about making video games for web browsers.  No fancy consoles necessary for this fun!  Nearly everything I release through Patreon is freely accessible, for anybody who can get at it.

I'm aiming to release one or two different things a month: a short story and a video game level, maybe, or a little puzzle game and a RPG scenario, or the like.

If you'd like to help me make more stuff like that, I will happily accept your generous patronage!  All my patrons get early access to my new stuff before it goes public.  The patronage I receive here lets me do more, make more, release more.  Thank you so much for helping to make that happen!
Tiers
My Thanks
$1 or more per Thing 1 patron
Enthusiastic Gratitude
$2 or more per Thing 2 patrons
Profound Appreciation
$3 or more per Thing 0 patrons
There Is No $4 Tier
$4 or more per Thing 0 patrons
Eternal Blessings Upon You
$5 or more per Thing 0 patrons
Name Drop
$10 or more per Thing 1 of 24 patrons
See your name in… something that I make!  A character in a video game, or a shout-out in a short story?  I'll contact you for preferences.  Patrons at this level will get Name Dropped about once a year.
Goals
$30 of $50 per Thing
Hey, this Patreon's got legs!  When we reach this goal, I'll be posting at least once a month.
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Hi, my name is Josh Roby and I make books and games and things.

My patreon, like my creative output, is a grab-bag of various endeavors.  I write fiction, I code browser-based video games, I design tabletop roleplaying games.  A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

Here's a few of my projects that you can download right now:

If there's anything that unifies all the things I do, it's themes more than media.

It may sound trite, but I'm really interested in stories and games that are about making the world a better place. I don't know about you, but I'm more than a little tired of hard-eyed men who are going to wreak revenge on badguys by using their guns and their difficulty expressing emotions.  Yawn! Give me a builder with a plan over a loose cannon with a grudge any day of the week.  And since that's what I want to see, that's what I make.

I am also keenly motivated to produce media that forwards queer and gender-expansive representation.  It took me a long while to get here.  I spent years thinking I had to make things that were a little queer, acceptably queer.  But I'm done with hiding on the outskirts.  The stuff I make now, and the stuff I'll release here, is unrelentingly queer.  That's just how I roll.

Lastly, I aim to make accessible media for everybody.  This is what drew me to roleplaying games in the first place, and what delights me about making video games for web browsers.  No fancy consoles necessary for this fun!  Nearly everything I release through Patreon is freely accessible, for anybody who can get at it.

I'm aiming to release one or two different things a month: a short story and a video game level, maybe, or a little puzzle game and a RPG scenario, or the like.

If you'd like to help me make more stuff like that, I will happily accept your generous patronage!  All my patrons get early access to my new stuff before it goes public.  The patronage I receive here lets me do more, make more, release more.  Thank you so much for helping to make that happen!

Recent posts by Josh Roby

Tiers
My Thanks
$1 or more per Thing 1 patron
Enthusiastic Gratitude
$2 or more per Thing 2 patrons
Profound Appreciation
$3 or more per Thing 0 patrons
There Is No $4 Tier
$4 or more per Thing 0 patrons
Eternal Blessings Upon You
$5 or more per Thing 0 patrons
Name Drop
$10 or more per Thing 1 of 24 patrons
See your name in… something that I make!  A character in a video game, or a shout-out in a short story?  I'll contact you for preferences.  Patrons at this level will get Name Dropped about once a year.