KaKaRoTo

is creating Software for D&D!
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NPC
$1
per month
Thank you for supporting me and allowing me to keep doing what I love!
This tier is meant for those who just want to say thank you and show their appreciation for all the software I've released to the community.

With this tier, you get :
  • You help support my open source projects such as Beyond20
  • Access to Audio/Video conferencing servers for FVTT
  • Access to Patron only channels in my Discord 
  • My eternal gratitude 
Includes Discord benefits
Player
$3
per month
Thank you for keeping my familiar fed!
For less than the price of a ration, you can keep my familiar fed for a month.

With this tier, you get :
  • Everything NPC tier gets
  • Early access to the modules I work on
  • More gratitude!
Includes Discord benefits
Experienced Player
$5
per month
Thank you for your generosity!
With this tier, you get :
  • Everything Player tier gets 
  • A copy of the R20Converter application
  • Beta access to The Forge hosting service
  • Even more of my gratitude!


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About

I'm a software engineer who has fun writing cool software whenever I can. I'm currently focused on D&D related projects (mostly around Foundry VTT) but I've touched on many different things in the past (most notably, I was an active member of the PS3 hacking scene).
If you want to help me and support my work then this is the place for it!

What can you expect from me by becoming a patron? You would get access to R20Converter as well as beta access to the software I'm working on and other perks. I'm writing software to make Dungeons & Dragons more fun and easy to play and my current focus is on Beyond20, helping in migrating from Roll20 to FVTT, and Quality of Life improvement modules for FVTT.

I tend to write a lot, so here's the obligatory TL;DR to summarize my current Patron-only perks are :
  • R20Converter which is a program to convert campaigns from Roll20 (exported via R20Exporter, another tool I wrote) to Foundry VTT.
  • Early access to Foundry VTT Modules.
  • Audio/Video Conferencing Signalling and Relay servers for Foundry VTT.
  • Access to Patron only Discord channels
  • Access to a hard science-fiction novel I'm writing. (10$ tier)
  • Supporting my free projects (such as Beyond20) 

While most of the software I write is eventually released under an open source license, while I'm still developing them, patrons will get early beta access to the software. Also, the R20Converter app is patreon only and may remain that way for a while.

So, if you appreciate what I'm working on right now, or what I've worked on in the past or expect me to eventually work on something interesting and you want to show that appreciation by becoming a patron and help me keep writing cool open source software, then this is the right place.

Now, for a little bit of background: I've done a lot of work in the past on FOSS software, whether it's aMSN (my first baby) or my various projects for the PS3 hacking scene or even with 3D printing software. Lately I've been playing Dungeons and Dragons and wrote Beyond20 and I've been doing some module work for Foundry VTT as I've switched from Roll20 to Foundry VTT. I've also been writing a science fiction book (more on that below). What would I work on after that? No idea, it's whatever I find interesting! For now however, I am concentrating all my time on Foundry VTT and writing cool and useful modules for it. As an example, I wrote the Audio/Video conferencing implementation for FVTT as a patron-only module which eventually got integrated into the FVTT core through a collaboration with the project.

You can see the full list of my involvement in open source projects on openhub or check out my github page.
I've also written some popular articles on my blog.

As I mentioned before, the other big project I've been working on lately is writing a science fiction novel (crazy, right?!). It's unrelated to D&D but maybe some of you would still find it interesting so I'm including information about that here.

I've discovered that I loved writing only recently.. whether I'm a good writer or not, I have no idea, it's up to the reader to judge, but I don't consider myself an author and I'm doing this for fun, so it doesn't matter. I hope to finish writing the first draft of the book by the end of 2020.
I don't want to divulge too much yet about it, but it's a hard speculative science fiction novel that follows the story of a woman fighting against cancer, and a woman fighting to have a family, in a world where science allows women to become immortal while leaving men as second class citizens of the world. The world building is what I like the most about it but I think that if we take out the science-fiction parts of it, it would be more of an adult philosophical/psychological drama. You can read the Prologue if you want to, though it's still a rough draft. So far, as of December 2019, I'm at chapter 12 (about 135 pages, 42000 words) and maybe a fifth of the way from finishing the story I want to tell. 

You can also read this short story I wrote, called Otto The Red if you're interested, the idea for the story came from a reddit writing prompt and it's loosely inspired by this guy If you like my writing style or where I took that writing prompt, then maybe you'll enjoy the full novel too!

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