CB Droegeis creating Stories, Games, Comics, and Podcasts
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Super! This is a perfect patronage level for someone who just likes to read my stories and comics and listen to my podcasts, and wants to help pay for the time it takes to create those things. This level is all that is required to gain access to the patron feed, which has great stuff like new stories, poems, and previews of upcoming projects. My patrons are always the first to find out when something great is happening with me or with Manawaker Studio, and they get content a couple days before the public, when possible. There is a Manawaker Discord server now, and joining at any level will give you access to that server, if you connect your Discord account to Patreon.
Also, starting at this level, I'll send you a small Manawaker swag pack with a couple stickers and a pin, just for signing up!
ALSO, your assistance helps keep the websites ad free, and it buoys my spirits, allowing me to work with fewer mental fetters.
Extraordinary! At this patronage level, you'll get print and digital copies of all Manawaker books (and other stuff) which are released during your time as a Subscriber, plus copies of every digital product Manawaker Studio has published in the past.
Publishing schedule is very intermittent, and runs as projects are finished. Historically, this has been at least one book/game thing per year, some years as many as four things.
You'll also get access to the Patron feed and Discord as described above.
Odds Bodkins! This level acts just like the Subscriber level, except the books you receive will be signed by CB. Other goodies may find their way to you periodically as well.
Patreon funding goes toward the cost of running Manawaker Studio (things like website hosting, copyediting, commissioning visual artists, paying anthology and podcast contributors, travel, media equipment, electricity, etc.)
With patron support, I can take on more projects, and spend more time creating clever stories and games and other media, and less time trying to figure out how to make money at it. Patrons have already been responsible for the creation of Manawaker Studio Recycled Comics, a weekly feature in which I create new stories out of old comic books. Like the podcast, these comics are available to everyone, thanks to my Patreon Patrons!
Patrons can receive a number of benefits beyond mere happy feelings, and the knowledge that it makes my free projects possible. Above the basic level, Patronage works like a subscription to Manawaker Studio books. We don't publish on precise schedules, but a patron who supports at a subscription level will get every book we put out.
In addition, every patron has access to the private patron feed, which includes, among other things, original short fiction and poetry work, some of which will eventually make it into magazines and journals elsewhere, but much of which is written just for my patrons. You'll also find news and previews of upcoming projects and occasional personal musings. In addition, when I need beta-testers for games or beta-readers for stories, my patrons are the first folks I'll turn to in search of volunteers (no obligation on their part, though). There is also a Patron-exclusive Discord channel, if you're into that.
Finally, all patrons get access to comics and podcasts a couple days early whenever humanly possible.
I would super love it you decide that joining my small community of patrons has value to you, but if not, I sincerely hope you enjoy the projects that they make possible. Please follow my Patreon page to get notifications when new things are ready for public consumption!