Daniel "Mailanka" Dover is creating role-playing games
31

patrons

$158
per month
I began Mailanka's Musings to discipline myself to write and study regularly, to hone my skills.  Within the first year, I had a vibrant setting and a growing community of involved fans.  Now, I'd like to push my material to the next level.  I want to continue my pace of 1-4 posts a week, wherein I offer role-playing and writing advice and build settings and gameplay mechanics right before your eyes, filling in the holes I see in the RPG world.  I focus primarily on GURPS, but I have more games that I think deserve attention, including Lady Blackbird, Nobilis and Fate Core. More than anything, I believe in the creativity of my fellow gamers, and I want to help you unlock your own works by showing you the techniques I use to write my own material, and I want to show you what the rest of the gaming community is doing.

With your continued support, I'll be able to justify my hectic writing pace, I'll be able to pick up more books with which I can feed the creativity machine, and most importantly, I can afford to commission artwork with which I can bring my material alive.  Patrons will ensure that the whole world gains access to this material (I currently have no plans for Patron-exclusive material), but Patrons will get earlier access (often very early, as I write ahead) and top priority when it comes to requests, playtests and questions.

Most of all, I want to thank you, patron.  Your support shows you believe in what I'm doing, and that warms my heart.  Thank you.
Tiers
Dreamer
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you! Your support proves that material is worth something.You'll have access to my patron-only feed.
Fellow Traveler
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
I always work well ahead on my material.  At this tier, you'll get access to all of my material early, often months early!
Companion
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
I want to hear from you, but especially you. In addition to the previous rewards, if I have polls regarding the Psi-Wars setting or response requests, this tier will either be the only tier with access to that, or you'll be favored over the rest.
Disciple
$7 or more per month 10 of 12 patrons
I regularly playtest and as my material reaches completion, I'll need a group to actually try out my material.  If you're on this tier, in addition to previous rewards, you'll have first crack at any game I offer to my patrons.
Adepts
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
An Adept is identical to a Disciple: you get the same access to Previews, Polls and preferential access to Playtests; Disciples just have an early-bird discount on Adept access.
Secret Council
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
The Secret Council helps shape the direction of this Patreon and my blog.  They will have a chance to voice their preferences for patreon specials and for artwork that I commission.  Otherwise, they have access to all lower tier rewards as well.
Goals
$158 of $205 per month
Beauty!
Serious art is not cheap.  I've already contacted one artist on the recommendation of others in the biz, and he seems solid, but very expensive.  I'll need this much to purchase one picture from him a month.
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I began Mailanka's Musings to discipline myself to write and study regularly, to hone my skills.  Within the first year, I had a vibrant setting and a growing community of involved fans.  Now, I'd like to push my material to the next level.  I want to continue my pace of 1-4 posts a week, wherein I offer role-playing and writing advice and build settings and gameplay mechanics right before your eyes, filling in the holes I see in the RPG world.  I focus primarily on GURPS, but I have more games that I think deserve attention, including Lady Blackbird, Nobilis and Fate Core. More than anything, I believe in the creativity of my fellow gamers, and I want to help you unlock your own works by showing you the techniques I use to write my own material, and I want to show you what the rest of the gaming community is doing.

With your continued support, I'll be able to justify my hectic writing pace, I'll be able to pick up more books with which I can feed the creativity machine, and most importantly, I can afford to commission artwork with which I can bring my material alive.  Patrons will ensure that the whole world gains access to this material (I currently have no plans for Patron-exclusive material), but Patrons will get earlier access (often very early, as I write ahead) and top priority when it comes to requests, playtests and questions.

Most of all, I want to thank you, patron.  Your support shows you believe in what I'm doing, and that warms my heart.  Thank you.

Recent posts by Daniel "Mailanka" Dover

Tiers
Dreamer
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you! Your support proves that material is worth something.You'll have access to my patron-only feed.
Fellow Traveler
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
I always work well ahead on my material.  At this tier, you'll get access to all of my material early, often months early!
Companion
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
I want to hear from you, but especially you. In addition to the previous rewards, if I have polls regarding the Psi-Wars setting or response requests, this tier will either be the only tier with access to that, or you'll be favored over the rest.
Disciple
$7 or more per month 10 of 12 patrons
I regularly playtest and as my material reaches completion, I'll need a group to actually try out my material.  If you're on this tier, in addition to previous rewards, you'll have first crack at any game I offer to my patrons.
Adepts
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
An Adept is identical to a Disciple: you get the same access to Previews, Polls and preferential access to Playtests; Disciples just have an early-bird discount on Adept access.
Secret Council
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
The Secret Council helps shape the direction of this Patreon and my blog.  They will have a chance to voice their preferences for patreon specials and for artwork that I commission.  Otherwise, they have access to all lower tier rewards as well.