Mabel Harper is creating tabletop RPG material.
29

patrons

$84
per month
Hi! My name is Mabel Harper. I'm a transgender woman of color who enjoys pictures of cats, long walks on the beach, playing guitar, and writing about skinless horrors.

I've been writing fiction and designing my own tabletop RPG material and have been blogging some of it at a blog full of demons. While I have some projects in the works that I'm hoping to sell, I love putting stuff up for free on my blog. To me, the most joyous thing I can do is share my weird, horrible creations with people who might enjoy them.

That said, I'm a broke-ass artist who deals with severe mental illness. It's getting harder to pay my bills, as well as afford expenses for the therapy and medicinal care I need for my transition, as well as a move to a cheaper & queerer neighborhood where I'll be able to breathe a little more.

Still, I know all too well what it's like to be broke and not able to buy that cool new book or that awesome new D&D supplement, because of course you need food and healthcare, et cetera ... but everyone needs art. I firmly believe art and games can improve the human condition, by providing us the means to deal with this weird fucking life, even if it's just through escapism.

In other words, I don't think I should just charge for everything I do, so I don't. When I can, I try to give it away for free or pay-what-you-want. But I need to be realistic about where I am in life, and I need to eke out a living, and when I'm worrying about my survival it's a lot harder for me to sit down and write. I also don't want to go against my principles and just stop providing free things.

So here's the compromise: If you are able, you can give me money each month so I can keep doing what I'm doing. I'll be able to post a lot more often, as well as put more of my time into the RPG products I'm working on. I might even be able to hire artists. That would be rad.

If you do this, I will be able to share some of my works-in-progress with you. I'll also share blog posts early. That way, I can get your thoughts and opinions, and you can get plenty of cool workable stuff. If you give me just enough, I'll send you PDFs of products when they drop, and you'll get drafts of the new tabletop RPG system I've been working on for the past couple of years.

But, again, this is only if you're able. Either way, I love you, and I'll always give as much as I can. Take care of yourself. <3
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 14 patrons
If you don't care about early access stuff but wanna show your support. <3 You'll still get, as with any other tier:
  • Access to polls
  • Discord access
  • Special thanks in the credits of any books I do
Thirsty Tip Jar
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
The tip jar, but way thirstier.
Crystal Ball
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
At this tier, you'll get everything from the Tip Jar tier, plus:
  • Early access to blog posts, at least a week before publishing
  • Excerpts from RPG supplements currently in the works
Bag of Holding
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
At this tier, you'll get everything from the Tip Jar and Crystal Ball tiers, plus:
  • Playtest drafts of any games or supplements I'm working on
  • PDFs of finished RPG products, when they drop
Magic Jar
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
At this tier, you'll get everything from the Tip Jar, Crystal Ball, and Bag of Holding tiers, plus:
  • I'll work with you on designing an NPC for any game or supplement I'm working on
  • I'll run a campaign for you and other Magic Jar patrons once a month [game pending]
  • I'll keep you in my playtest pool for games I'm working on
Goals
$84 of $100 per month
I'll be able to dedicate enough time to guarantee a blog post with RPG content once a week, minimum.

This'll also help me cover the costs of hormones, medication, and doctor visits!
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Hi! My name is Mabel Harper. I'm a transgender woman of color who enjoys pictures of cats, long walks on the beach, playing guitar, and writing about skinless horrors.

I've been writing fiction and designing my own tabletop RPG material and have been blogging some of it at a blog full of demons. While I have some projects in the works that I'm hoping to sell, I love putting stuff up for free on my blog. To me, the most joyous thing I can do is share my weird, horrible creations with people who might enjoy them.

That said, I'm a broke-ass artist who deals with severe mental illness. It's getting harder to pay my bills, as well as afford expenses for the therapy and medicinal care I need for my transition, as well as a move to a cheaper & queerer neighborhood where I'll be able to breathe a little more.

Still, I know all too well what it's like to be broke and not able to buy that cool new book or that awesome new D&D supplement, because of course you need food and healthcare, et cetera ... but everyone needs art. I firmly believe art and games can improve the human condition, by providing us the means to deal with this weird fucking life, even if it's just through escapism.

In other words, I don't think I should just charge for everything I do, so I don't. When I can, I try to give it away for free or pay-what-you-want. But I need to be realistic about where I am in life, and I need to eke out a living, and when I'm worrying about my survival it's a lot harder for me to sit down and write. I also don't want to go against my principles and just stop providing free things.

So here's the compromise: If you are able, you can give me money each month so I can keep doing what I'm doing. I'll be able to post a lot more often, as well as put more of my time into the RPG products I'm working on. I might even be able to hire artists. That would be rad.

If you do this, I will be able to share some of my works-in-progress with you. I'll also share blog posts early. That way, I can get your thoughts and opinions, and you can get plenty of cool workable stuff. If you give me just enough, I'll send you PDFs of products when they drop, and you'll get drafts of the new tabletop RPG system I've been working on for the past couple of years.

But, again, this is only if you're able. Either way, I love you, and I'll always give as much as I can. Take care of yourself. <3

Recent posts by Mabel Harper

Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 14 patrons
If you don't care about early access stuff but wanna show your support. <3 You'll still get, as with any other tier:
  • Access to polls
  • Discord access
  • Special thanks in the credits of any books I do
Thirsty Tip Jar
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
The tip jar, but way thirstier.
Crystal Ball
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
At this tier, you'll get everything from the Tip Jar tier, plus:
  • Early access to blog posts, at least a week before publishing
  • Excerpts from RPG supplements currently in the works
Bag of Holding
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
At this tier, you'll get everything from the Tip Jar and Crystal Ball tiers, plus:
  • Playtest drafts of any games or supplements I'm working on
  • PDFs of finished RPG products, when they drop
Magic Jar
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
At this tier, you'll get everything from the Tip Jar, Crystal Ball, and Bag of Holding tiers, plus:
  • I'll work with you on designing an NPC for any game or supplement I'm working on
  • I'll run a campaign for you and other Magic Jar patrons once a month [game pending]
  • I'll keep you in my playtest pool for games I'm working on