Justin Alexander is creating ROLEPLAYING GAME DOODADS, TRINKETS, AND INSIGHTS
67

patrons

$126
per Blog Post


My name is Justin Alexander. I'm a writer of things. I make my digital home over at the Alexandrian, which serves as a repository for my thoughts, my writing, my reviews, and my gaming.

Over the years I've written a number of essays about roleplaying games for the Alexandrian which people seem to find nifty. These include stuff like:


As 2014 came to close, however, I realized that due to changes in my professional life the time I had previously committed to creating this kind of niftiness had dwindled away. I had been working on Thinking About Urbancrawls since the beginning of 2013 and I wasn’t sure when I’d be able to finish it while I was scrabbling for freelance work to make ends meet.

So I turned to Patreon and, with the help of my wonderfully generous patrons, I’ve been able spend less time scrabbling and more time bringing the nifty back to the Alexandrian. When I launched the campaign, I said that I’d like to be able to develop material like:


As I write this updated pitch in the summer of 2015, several of these projects have already been completed. My patrons have also made possible The Principles of RPG Villainy, original RPG scenarios like The Last Precept of the Seventh Mask, the completion of the Hexcrawl and Film Banging series, and the Alexandrian Remix of Eternal Lies.

It’s been pretty amazing!

And hopefully it’s just the beginning. With increased patronage, I’ll be able to tackle even more ambitious projects in the future!

THE WAY IT WORKS


The goal is for the Alexandrian to update on a schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. In general, that means you’ll be supporting 12-13 posts per month. The minimum pledge at Patreon is $1 per month, so if you backed at that level you would normally be spending $12 or $13 per month to support the Alexandrian.

The reason I do a per post contribution instead of a monthly contribution is because the Alexandrian doesn’t always update reliably. I don’t want to feel guilty if there’s a month where I can’t produce as much material and I don’t want you to feel ripped off.

If you’d prefer to do a monthly contribution, however, Patreon offers the best of both worlds: Set your contribution level to the amount you want to contribute and then set your maximum monthly contribution to the same amount. As long as I post something each month, you’ll make the monthly contribution you want (and no more).

What you’ll never pay for is all the other content that gets scheduled around the the long-form essays, the in-depth reviews, and the awesome game resources that make up the Monday-Wednesday-Friday content. That includes features like Thoughts of the Day, Check This Out, Shakespeare Sunday, and the RPGNet archive reviews. All of that stuff is just a bonus: You don’t have to pay for it, but you’ll still get to hear me blather on about Star Trek's Prime Directive or ponder the application of Three Point Plotting to RPG scenario design.
Tiers
Patron of the Alexandrian
$1 or more per Blog Post 49 patrons
Thank you! You'll get early access to everything posted at the Alexandrian. How early? A full month or as soon as I finish writing it, whichever comes later. (It will probably end up being the latter more often than not. Due to some technical limitations, Thoughts of the Day and Check This Out posts won't be included.) Plus, your early access content comes in the form of easy-to-download PDF files!
Alexandrian Hangout Club
$2 or more per Blog Post 6 patrons
Once each month, I'll hold a Q&A session via Google Hangouts (at a time of my choosing). What will we talk about? I have no idea. You're the ones asking the questions! (The session will last 1 hour or until it gets awkward, whichever comes first.)
Request Line
$5 or more per Blog Post 1 patron
After your first month I'll write an article or review about a specific topic or subject you choose. (Subject to approval.) Your request superpower will refresh every year. (If you set a monthly maximum, the frequency of refresh will be prorated accordingly.)
Alexandrian Yearly Game Club
$10 or more per Blog Post 1 patron
I will run a 4-hour RPG adventure in my current open table campaign for you after your first 3 months of sponsorship and once per year thereafter. (Expect groups of 3-6 made up of other players at this sponsorship level. Games will be played via Google Hangouts. If you set a monthly maximum, the frequency of this reward will be prorated accordingly. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your schedule.)
Alexandrian Monthly Game Club
$25 or more per Blog Post 0 patrons
I will run a 4-hour RPG adventure in my current open table campaign for you every month. (Expect groups of 3-6 made up of other players at this sponsorship level. Games will be played via Google Hangouts. If you set a monthly maximum, the frequency of his reward will be prorated accordingly. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your schedule.)
Goals
$125 – reached! per Blog Post
SO YOU WANT TO BE A DUNGEON MASTER? This extensive series would consolidate a lot of the GMing advice I've written over the years and add to it. The result would be a step-by-step practical guide that focuses not on world-building or character creation or any of the ancillary stuff that often gets discussed in GM how-to guides. It would be all about the core skills of being a Game Master. To do it properly, though, there are some literal expenses. At $125 per post, I'll be able to pay for the maps and other graphics that will make this series a reality.
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My name is Justin Alexander. I'm a writer of things. I make my digital home over at the Alexandrian, which serves as a repository for my thoughts, my writing, my reviews, and my gaming.

Over the years I've written a number of essays about roleplaying games for the Alexandrian which people seem to find nifty. These include stuff like:


As 2014 came to close, however, I realized that due to changes in my professional life the time I had previously committed to creating this kind of niftiness had dwindled away. I had been working on Thinking About Urbancrawls since the beginning of 2013 and I wasn’t sure when I’d be able to finish it while I was scrabbling for freelance work to make ends meet.

So I turned to Patreon and, with the help of my wonderfully generous patrons, I’ve been able spend less time scrabbling and more time bringing the nifty back to the Alexandrian. When I launched the campaign, I said that I’d like to be able to develop material like:


As I write this updated pitch in the summer of 2015, several of these projects have already been completed. My patrons have also made possible The Principles of RPG Villainy, original RPG scenarios like The Last Precept of the Seventh Mask, the completion of the Hexcrawl and Film Banging series, and the Alexandrian Remix of Eternal Lies.

It’s been pretty amazing!

And hopefully it’s just the beginning. With increased patronage, I’ll be able to tackle even more ambitious projects in the future!

THE WAY IT WORKS


The goal is for the Alexandrian to update on a schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. In general, that means you’ll be supporting 12-13 posts per month. The minimum pledge at Patreon is $1 per month, so if you backed at that level you would normally be spending $12 or $13 per month to support the Alexandrian.

The reason I do a per post contribution instead of a monthly contribution is because the Alexandrian doesn’t always update reliably. I don’t want to feel guilty if there’s a month where I can’t produce as much material and I don’t want you to feel ripped off.

If you’d prefer to do a monthly contribution, however, Patreon offers the best of both worlds: Set your contribution level to the amount you want to contribute and then set your maximum monthly contribution to the same amount. As long as I post something each month, you’ll make the monthly contribution you want (and no more).

What you’ll never pay for is all the other content that gets scheduled around the the long-form essays, the in-depth reviews, and the awesome game resources that make up the Monday-Wednesday-Friday content. That includes features like Thoughts of the Day, Check This Out, Shakespeare Sunday, and the RPGNet archive reviews. All of that stuff is just a bonus: You don’t have to pay for it, but you’ll still get to hear me blather on about Star Trek's Prime Directive or ponder the application of Three Point Plotting to RPG scenario design.

Recent posts by Justin Alexander

Tiers
Patron of the Alexandrian
$1 or more per Blog Post 49 patrons
Thank you! You'll get early access to everything posted at the Alexandrian. How early? A full month or as soon as I finish writing it, whichever comes later. (It will probably end up being the latter more often than not. Due to some technical limitations, Thoughts of the Day and Check This Out posts won't be included.) Plus, your early access content comes in the form of easy-to-download PDF files!
Alexandrian Hangout Club
$2 or more per Blog Post 6 patrons
Once each month, I'll hold a Q&A session via Google Hangouts (at a time of my choosing). What will we talk about? I have no idea. You're the ones asking the questions! (The session will last 1 hour or until it gets awkward, whichever comes first.)
Request Line
$5 or more per Blog Post 1 patron
After your first month I'll write an article or review about a specific topic or subject you choose. (Subject to approval.) Your request superpower will refresh every year. (If you set a monthly maximum, the frequency of refresh will be prorated accordingly.)
Alexandrian Yearly Game Club
$10 or more per Blog Post 1 patron
I will run a 4-hour RPG adventure in my current open table campaign for you after your first 3 months of sponsorship and once per year thereafter. (Expect groups of 3-6 made up of other players at this sponsorship level. Games will be played via Google Hangouts. If you set a monthly maximum, the frequency of this reward will be prorated accordingly. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your schedule.)
Alexandrian Monthly Game Club
$25 or more per Blog Post 0 patrons
I will run a 4-hour RPG adventure in my current open table campaign for you every month. (Expect groups of 3-6 made up of other players at this sponsorship level. Games will be played via Google Hangouts. If you set a monthly maximum, the frequency of his reward will be prorated accordingly. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your schedule.)