MacGuffin & Co.

is creating narrative tabletop games

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You get:

  • all our micro-settings
  • early access to all our free games 
  • access to exclusive features to our audio and video content
  • regular updates about our work
  • the chance to shape future projects
  • our undying gratitude, and the choice to be thanked by name on our website 

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About MacGuffin & Co.

Hi!

Who are we?
We're Jonny and Sasha. We tell stories, we make games and there's nothing we love more than combining the two. Between us, we've been playing and running role-playing and board games for more than 30 years and designing them for about half that. 

Jonny loves horror, tropes and procedural games and has a passion for monster design. He's particularly fond of any game that lets him put on a silly voice.

Sasha's  a sucker for compelling characters, playing with genre and strong narrative structure. She especially loves investigative and collaborative games. 

What do we offer?
We make tabletop role-playing games! We're probably best known for creating micro-settings that you can use with your favourite RPG system. Each setting contains a sketched-out world including characters, locations, threats and secrets. You'll get a 3-4 adventure campaign, letting you and your players experience the world through a satisfying narrative, as well as plenty of seeds and ideas to create stories of your own. 

As well as micro-settings, we're working on a few of our own full games, including Pitcrawler, as well as collaborating with other designers on joint projects, like Upriver, Downriver. Patrons get access to early versions of (almost) every game we make, as well as bonus content and smaller games that are perfect for one-shots.

We also stream games on Twitch (@MacGuffinandCompany) and talk about our RPG stories in our podcast, No One Wants to Hear Your RPG Stories.

All patrons receive the same benefits, including our micro-settings, one-shots, early access to big projects, updates about our work, insight into our creative process and the chance to feedback about what they'd like to see more of in the future.

Is it for me?
If you've read this far, then probably yes! 

All of our micro-settings involve some hidden information so, in order to play them, you'll need to either run the game yourself or have a willing GM on board. If, however, you're the type of person who likes to read setting books for fun and/or inspiration, this is definitely for you!

If you're still not convinced, why not head to our website at www.macguffinandcompany.com, where you can check out some of our free games first?

Why Patreon?
A lot of work goes into creating our games and we want to keep making them well and sustainably. 

We're more interested in exploring new ideas and creating quality stand-alone content than in trying to extend and monetise a single setting or system. Patreon and your support mean we can keep doing so, and allow us to build a community of like-minded folk.
Goals
$1,528.38 of $2,000 per month
At this point, we'd be able to bring a video editor on board, which would give us the option of doing more and better video content through our Twitch and Youtube channels.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 46 exclusive posts
2
Audio releases
11
Images
3
Links
2
Polls
31
Writings
3
Videos

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