Matt Kay

is creating roleplaying content for the Year Zero Engine

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About Matt Kay

(that's how we say "hi" here in northern Germany!)

I'm Matt, a content creator for tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs) and more specifically TTRPG content for the Year Zero Engine (YZE) by Free League Publishing.

I've been creating content for this engine for many years now - you can find some of my smaller creations on the Free League Workshop as well as under my publisher account, 3 Skulls Pub.

In March 2020 I started the YouTube channel 3 Skulls Tavern. After some trial and error to find the right rhythm, it now hosts an alternating actual play campaign every Sunday along with other occasional content (interviews, dev diaries, solo gaming roundtables, new product first impressions, etc).

While this show is sponsored by both Foundry VTT and Worldmill (server hosting for Foundry), I do not want to introduce ads to the show, and support from this Patreon helps keep it that way.

I've been a fan of Patreon for a very long time - based on the concept of patronage, people pay creative types (like me) to support them in their work. This concept of supporting an artist is very different to other crowdfunding models like Kickstarter, which focus on an end product.
I also have many projects on the go, and keeping all of my Year Zero efforts here under one roof means that my mind is less fractured than usual. ;)

It's simple - pledge at whatever amount per month you are comfortable with (the minimum is $2) and in return for your monthly support you get a peek behind the curtain as I'm working on things, along with the following exclusive goodies:

  • Patreon-only Discord channel - a super secret hang-out on my 3 Skulls server.
  • Monthly Q&A - ask me anything and watch a live monthly video where I answer. The videos will go public a week later, but only Patrons can ask questions.
  • Occassional Polls - vote on new projects, YouTube content, that sort of thing.
  • Supplementary YouTube videos (unboxing, interviews, etc) - Patrons get a live invite and 1 week early access before they go public.
  • Early access to solo campaign videos - Patreons get access to the raw footage of my solo play campaigns before they are edited. This should be within a day or two of being recorded.
  • Finished publications - in PDF and any other digital formats I create. Coupon codes will be emailed out to current Patrons at the time of release - PDFs won't be attached in posts.
  • Closed playtest docs - Patrons get first access to playtests of my games, at least 2 weeks (but probably much longer) before the public playtests go live. If you give feedback during this period, I'll give you a proofreading / playtesting credit, too!
  • Monthly hangout - I'll host a 1 hour Zoom call each month, on a Saturday night (8pm UK time).

If you want to sign up for my newsletter to get notified about my games, fill out the form at:

All money raised here goes straight towards the costs of broadcasting (mainly costly computer & home network upgrades) and publishing (ISBNs, fonts, art, software, etc).

Thanks so much for joining me on this exciting journey!
24 of 50 patrons
If we can get to 50 patrons, I'll start a short-form series on YouTube and Anchor where I will discuss all things Year Zero Engine. I'll initially aim for a monthly cast and shows lasting 10-30 minutes, depending on the topic. This would be available to the public.
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