Matt Vancil

Matt Vancil

is creating / a strict malignant vice.

48

patrons

$706

per month

Was that an anagram in your banner text?


Well spotted. It’s like the old saying goes: “When all you have is an anagram cannon, everything looks like something you haven’t yet fired out of that anagram cannon.” (Note to self: polish.)

Did you say "anagram cannon?"

*BOOM!*

"Damn, a rosy young Canadian." … Oh, I get it. You're really leading with that?

*snapguns*

Right. So who the hell are you?

Author, filmmaker, teacher from Tacoma. Co-founder of indie film studios Zombie Orpheus Entertainment and Dead Gentlemen Productions. Writer and director of the Gamers movies. Creator of JourneyQuest. Former video game writer for mobile giant King. American Film Institute alumnus with work featured on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Adjunct professor of filmmaking at DigiPen Technical Institute, aka Nintendo University. Occasional Master of the Metaverse.

I’m on Patreon for the same reason any creative is: to stay out of the clutches of the corporate debt dragon and keep creating content. I could certainly use your help to keep the worlds turning.

Okay, so what’s the quo to my quid pro?

Our monthly podcast, Coddiwomple (née Here Be Dragons), in which we discuss topics of a geeky inclination and share storytelling tips, is free. Simply follow the page or check back regularly to catch new episodes. Folks pledging financial support can receive something new every week. For:

$1/month – Your name will appear in the supporter pages of all work created as part of this campaign. You will receive new fiction every month in chapter form. Your name will also be fired out of the Anagram Cannon, where its new form will reveal dark and amusing truths. For example, “Matthew Vancil” fired from the Anagram Cannon becomes “Vital Watchmen.” Also, “Watch Menial TV.” Anagrams never lie.

$5/month – You will gain access to the MattCave, a private Discord server where you can chat with Matt and your fellow patrons. You will receive a polished ebook of the monthly fiction chapters for your e-reader. And at least once per month, you will receive the patron-driven fiction serial Choose Your Own Gristly Doom, in which you, the reader, play as a protagonist who must choose from a range of poor options that ultimately result in your inglorious death. Fun!

$10/month – You will receive a monthly Look Under the Hood, a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Matt’s process in the form of screenplay pages, lore documents, and other spoilery goodness. You will get to vote where the Choose Your Own Grisly Doom story goes, and will thus be responsible for whatever horrid fate claims the protagonist. Who is doomed. In case that was unclear.

$20/month – You will receive formatted epub versions of every book (novel, language guide, or other) completed in connection to this campaign. You will also gain access to the private Writers’ Forum in the MattCave Discord channel, where you can talk to Matt and other writers about all things clacky-typey.

$50/month – You will receive a signed hard copy of every book completed in connection to this campaign. Also, twice per year, Matt will provide script or story analysis for a manuscript of your choice.

$100/month – You will gain access to the private Council Chambers in the MattCave Discord channel, where you will join the Development Team as both advisor and sounding board for upcoming projects and campaigns. Also, three times per year, you will receive spellbook pages from the collection of storytelling tricks and techniques I've compiled over the years.

So there's something new each week?

Indeed, every week, usually on Thor's day or Frey's. Sometimes Odin's. Tyr's and the moon's can sod right off. Here’s the monthly content rollout schedule:

  • Week 1: new monthly fiction
  • Week 2: Choose Your Own Grisly Doom
  • Week 3: new episode of Coddiwomple 
  • Week 4: Look Under the Hood

Where can I see your work?


In this cluster of links down here:

JourneyQuest Season 4: Gods & Heroes (in development)
The Fatal Frontier (releasing 2019)
JourneyQuest Season 3.5 (2019)
The Stray and the Hole in the Stars (2018) 
The Orcish-English Dictionary (2nd Ed.) (2017)
JourneyQuest Season 3: The Pale Lady (2016)
PWNED: A Gamers Novel (2015)
Humans & Households (2013)
Natural 1 (2013)
The Gamers: Hands of Fate (2013)
JourneyQuest Season 2: City of the Dead (2012)
JourneyQuest (2010)
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008)

Tiers
Advocates
$1 or more per month
Thank you for supporting independent creators! In addition to receiving my eternal, non-transferable gratitude:


• Your name will appear in the credits of any work created as a result of this campaign.

• Your name will be fired out of the Anagram Cannon. In the supporter pages, it will become anagram canon.

Stalwarts
$5 or more per month
Thank you! You're amazing! In addition to landing your anagramized name in the credits, you will also receive:


Choose Your Own Grisly Doom, a monthly serialized patron-driven solo adventure with a doomed protagonist (who is you).

• An ebook version of the monthly fiction, sent to you in .epub, .mobi, and PDF formats.

• Access to the MattCave, the author's private Discord server, where you can make him regret posting this reward.

Includes Discord rewards
Defenders
$10 or more per month
Thank you so much! In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive:


• Teach Yourself Orcish, a monthly lesson for learning the language of the orcs of JourneyQuest, sent to you as a PDF.

• A vote on the outcome of Choose Your Own Grisly Doom. Whatever happens to the protagonist (who is you) will directly be your fault.

• A Look Under the Hood, a monthly behind-the-scenes glimpse at Matt's process and/or file cabinet. It's more exciting than it sounds.

Includes Discord rewards
Champions
$20 or more per month
Thank you so much! I am awash in gratitude. In addition to all previous rewards you will receive:


• A formatted ebook of any work published as a result of this campaign. These will be sent to you in .epub, .mobi, and PDF format.

• Access to the Writer's Forum of the MattCave discord server, where you can chat with Matt and other writers about whatever strikes your fancy.  

Includes Discord rewards
Elders
$50 or more per month only 22 left
In addition to all of the above, if you back for at least six months at this level, you will receive:
  • A signed, personalized copy of any novel published as a result of this Patreon. I’ll need a shipping address for this, of course. Unless you’d just like me to guess.
  • You will be listed in the acknowledgements in the front of the book of any novel published as a result of this Patreon.
  • A handwritten thank you note at the end of the year. I’ll be suspicious if this has a different mailing address than your book.
Includes Discord rewards
The Council
$100 or more per month
I am humbled and moved by your generosity. In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive:


• A seat on my Development Team, and will gain access to the private Council Chambers section of the MattCave Discord server. I will share my upcoming slate of projects with you, and you'll be invited to contribute, comment, possibly even collaborate.

• The Yearly Whatever. All of the year's written content compiled into the ebook format of your choice.

• Spellbook Pages. At least three times per year, I will share pages from my spellbook: narrative tricks of the trade I've collected over the years. I consult the spellbook for every project I work on, and it's not something I often share. DISCLAIMER: Does not contain actual spells. (Or does it?) (It does not.)

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$706 of $2,000 per month
If we hit this goal, I will release an additional installment of Choose Your Own Grisly Doom in the third week of the month. Twice as much doom delivered straight to your inbox! And that’s quite a lot of doom.
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Was that an anagram in your banner text?


Well spotted. It’s like the old saying goes: “When all you have is an anagram cannon, everything looks like something you haven’t yet fired out of that anagram cannon.” (Note to self: polish.)

Did you say "anagram cannon?"

*BOOM!*

"Damn, a rosy young Canadian." … Oh, I get it. You're really leading with that?

*snapguns*

Right. So who the hell are you?

Author, filmmaker, teacher from Tacoma. Co-founder of indie film studios Zombie Orpheus Entertainment and Dead Gentlemen Productions. Writer and director of the Gamers movies. Creator of JourneyQuest. Former video game writer for mobile giant King. American Film Institute alumnus with work featured on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Adjunct professor of filmmaking at DigiPen Technical Institute, aka Nintendo University. Occasional Master of the Metaverse.

I’m on Patreon for the same reason any creative is: to stay out of the clutches of the corporate debt dragon and keep creating content. I could certainly use your help to keep the worlds turning.

Okay, so what’s the quo to my quid pro?

Our monthly podcast, Coddiwomple (née Here Be Dragons), in which we discuss topics of a geeky inclination and share storytelling tips, is free. Simply follow the page or check back regularly to catch new episodes. Folks pledging financial support can receive something new every week. For:

$1/month – Your name will appear in the supporter pages of all work created as part of this campaign. You will receive new fiction every month in chapter form. Your name will also be fired out of the Anagram Cannon, where its new form will reveal dark and amusing truths. For example, “Matthew Vancil” fired from the Anagram Cannon becomes “Vital Watchmen.” Also, “Watch Menial TV.” Anagrams never lie.

$5/month – You will gain access to the MattCave, a private Discord server where you can chat with Matt and your fellow patrons. You will receive a polished ebook of the monthly fiction chapters for your e-reader. And at least once per month, you will receive the patron-driven fiction serial Choose Your Own Gristly Doom, in which you, the reader, play as a protagonist who must choose from a range of poor options that ultimately result in your inglorious death. Fun!

$10/month – You will receive a monthly Look Under the Hood, a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Matt’s process in the form of screenplay pages, lore documents, and other spoilery goodness. You will get to vote where the Choose Your Own Grisly Doom story goes, and will thus be responsible for whatever horrid fate claims the protagonist. Who is doomed. In case that was unclear.

$20/month – You will receive formatted epub versions of every book (novel, language guide, or other) completed in connection to this campaign. You will also gain access to the private Writers’ Forum in the MattCave Discord channel, where you can talk to Matt and other writers about all things clacky-typey.

$50/month – You will receive a signed hard copy of every book completed in connection to this campaign. Also, twice per year, Matt will provide script or story analysis for a manuscript of your choice.

$100/month – You will gain access to the private Council Chambers in the MattCave Discord channel, where you will join the Development Team as both advisor and sounding board for upcoming projects and campaigns. Also, three times per year, you will receive spellbook pages from the collection of storytelling tricks and techniques I've compiled over the years.

So there's something new each week?

Indeed, every week, usually on Thor's day or Frey's. Sometimes Odin's. Tyr's and the moon's can sod right off. Here’s the monthly content rollout schedule:

  • Week 1: new monthly fiction
  • Week 2: Choose Your Own Grisly Doom
  • Week 3: new episode of Coddiwomple 
  • Week 4: Look Under the Hood

Where can I see your work?


In this cluster of links down here:

JourneyQuest Season 4: Gods & Heroes (in development)
The Fatal Frontier (releasing 2019)
JourneyQuest Season 3.5 (2019)
The Stray and the Hole in the Stars (2018) 
The Orcish-English Dictionary (2nd Ed.) (2017)
JourneyQuest Season 3: The Pale Lady (2016)
PWNED: A Gamers Novel (2015)
Humans & Households (2013)
Natural 1 (2013)
The Gamers: Hands of Fate (2013)
JourneyQuest Season 2: City of the Dead (2012)
JourneyQuest (2010)
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008)

Recent posts by Matt Vancil

Tiers
Advocates
$1 or more per month
Thank you for supporting independent creators! In addition to receiving my eternal, non-transferable gratitude:


• Your name will appear in the credits of any work created as a result of this campaign.

• Your name will be fired out of the Anagram Cannon. In the supporter pages, it will become anagram canon.

Stalwarts
$5 or more per month
Thank you! You're amazing! In addition to landing your anagramized name in the credits, you will also receive:


Choose Your Own Grisly Doom, a monthly serialized patron-driven solo adventure with a doomed protagonist (who is you).

• An ebook version of the monthly fiction, sent to you in .epub, .mobi, and PDF formats.

• Access to the MattCave, the author's private Discord server, where you can make him regret posting this reward.

Includes Discord rewards
Defenders
$10 or more per month
Thank you so much! In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive:


• Teach Yourself Orcish, a monthly lesson for learning the language of the orcs of JourneyQuest, sent to you as a PDF.

• A vote on the outcome of Choose Your Own Grisly Doom. Whatever happens to the protagonist (who is you) will directly be your fault.

• A Look Under the Hood, a monthly behind-the-scenes glimpse at Matt's process and/or file cabinet. It's more exciting than it sounds.

Includes Discord rewards
Champions
$20 or more per month
Thank you so much! I am awash in gratitude. In addition to all previous rewards you will receive:


• A formatted ebook of any work published as a result of this campaign. These will be sent to you in .epub, .mobi, and PDF format.

• Access to the Writer's Forum of the MattCave discord server, where you can chat with Matt and other writers about whatever strikes your fancy.  

Includes Discord rewards
Elders
$50 or more per month only 22 left
In addition to all of the above, if you back for at least six months at this level, you will receive:
  • A signed, personalized copy of any novel published as a result of this Patreon. I’ll need a shipping address for this, of course. Unless you’d just like me to guess.
  • You will be listed in the acknowledgements in the front of the book of any novel published as a result of this Patreon.
  • A handwritten thank you note at the end of the year. I’ll be suspicious if this has a different mailing address than your book.
Includes Discord rewards
The Council
$100 or more per month
I am humbled and moved by your generosity. In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive:


• A seat on my Development Team, and will gain access to the private Council Chambers section of the MattCave Discord server. I will share my upcoming slate of projects with you, and you'll be invited to contribute, comment, possibly even collaborate.

• The Yearly Whatever. All of the year's written content compiled into the ebook format of your choice.

• Spellbook Pages. At least three times per year, I will share pages from my spellbook: narrative tricks of the trade I've collected over the years. I consult the spellbook for every project I work on, and it's not something I often share. DISCLAIMER: Does not contain actual spells. (Or does it?) (It does not.)

Includes Discord rewards