Mike Myler is creating big sexy hardcover RPG books (D&D 5E, Shadow of the Demon Lord)
4

patrons

$14
per month


We live in a remarkable time for roleplaying games. Even before Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition hit the shelves the industry and hobby were expanding by leaps and bounds, and today there are more people picking up dice faster than ever before. 

Something else is happening, too: people just aren't making big, sexy RPG books as much as they used to. Don't get me wrong these are still being made—indeed right now there are more games to play than you could get to in a lifetime—but most creators are drawn to making small "pamphlets" of adventures or settings or lite hacks or whatever. 

I did not start playing RPGs because of pamphlets. I got started because a thick tome caught my interest, sucked me inside for a week, and two decades later here we are. It is awesome that people can dig on smaller settings and shorter books, or digital only releases, and bless those gamers and the designers out there meeting that demand but I'm not here for that. 
I'm here to make big sexy RPG books.



Mike, what the hell does that mean? Are you illustrating these?
That's the only thing I don't do. The 414 page Book of Exalted Darkness is principally illustrated by Indi Martin and the cover for Mists of Akuma (281 pages) by Claudio Pozas. I do everything else. Layout, cartography, most of the writing (I'm not insane and value the contributions brought by other voices!), graphic design, crowdfunding, and the like.

Can we get your books through here?
Not usually! I've got publishers my settings are licensed to and you can pick my books up from them. They are easily found by perusing my laughably spartan website over yonder: https://mikemyler.com/campaign-settings/



What games have you or are you designing content for?
  • Dungeons & Dragons 5E (only as a third party publisher)
  • Pathfinder 1st Edition (for Paizo and as 3PP)
  • Black Crusade (for Fantasy Flight Games)
  • Wrath & Glory (for Uliesses Spiel)
  • Shadow of the Demon Lord (with licensing from Schwalb Enterprises)
  • What's Old Is New (by EN Publishing)

Well then what the hell can we get here?

An unfettered, unapologetic, and kickass window into the world of making big, sexy hardcover RPG books.
  1. The inside track on what I'm working on with exclusive content previews and the first look at incoming illustrations
  2. The reasons I land on doing certain things
  3. Getting from idea to tangible project to finished book
  4. Pitfalls of the creative process
  5. Trials and tribulations of staying afloat in the chunky waters of the third party publisher market
  6. What it's like to be a full-time freelance game designer (5 years now and counting)
  7. Tips and tricks for crowdfunding niche products and finding a market
  8. Advice on getting yourself established and achieving success doing like I've done
  9. Whatever else you ask for or that I can come up with
Tiers
Badass Supporter
$1 or more per month

You're here to say "hell yes more sexy RPG books that could be weaponized in an emergency!" and you are *awesome* for that.

̶V̶o̶y̶e̶u̶r̶ Superior Supporter
$3 or more per month

Get the good stuff! Illustration previews, content previews, and other ahead-of-the-public releases are coming at you!

What the FAQ?!
$5 or more per month

Ask me all the questions you want about game design, publishing, getting your foot in the door with publishers, networking, how to go to GenCon on less than $100, and other inside-industry bits. If you want an extra level of engagement, this tier is for you.

Apprentice Supporter
$10 or more per month

While I'm not going to be your employee I *will* make time to critique your work, offering help to get you through problems with layout, cartography, graphic design, and the like. ALL OF MY WISDOM WILL BE YOURS! 

Goals
$14 of $50 per month
NPCs! Each week I'll post a non-player character destined to appear in one of my campaign settings.
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We live in a remarkable time for roleplaying games. Even before Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition hit the shelves the industry and hobby were expanding by leaps and bounds, and today there are more people picking up dice faster than ever before. 

Something else is happening, too: people just aren't making big, sexy RPG books as much as they used to. Don't get me wrong these are still being made—indeed right now there are more games to play than you could get to in a lifetime—but most creators are drawn to making small "pamphlets" of adventures or settings or lite hacks or whatever. 

I did not start playing RPGs because of pamphlets. I got started because a thick tome caught my interest, sucked me inside for a week, and two decades later here we are. It is awesome that people can dig on smaller settings and shorter books, or digital only releases, and bless those gamers and the designers out there meeting that demand but I'm not here for that. 
I'm here to make big sexy RPG books.



Mike, what the hell does that mean? Are you illustrating these?
That's the only thing I don't do. The 414 page Book of Exalted Darkness is principally illustrated by Indi Martin and the cover for Mists of Akuma (281 pages) by Claudio Pozas. I do everything else. Layout, cartography, most of the writing (I'm not insane and value the contributions brought by other voices!), graphic design, crowdfunding, and the like.

Can we get your books through here?
Not usually! I've got publishers my settings are licensed to and you can pick my books up from them. They are easily found by perusing my laughably spartan website over yonder: https://mikemyler.com/campaign-settings/



What games have you or are you designing content for?
  • Dungeons & Dragons 5E (only as a third party publisher)
  • Pathfinder 1st Edition (for Paizo and as 3PP)
  • Black Crusade (for Fantasy Flight Games)
  • Wrath & Glory (for Uliesses Spiel)
  • Shadow of the Demon Lord (with licensing from Schwalb Enterprises)
  • What's Old Is New (by EN Publishing)

Well then what the hell can we get here?

An unfettered, unapologetic, and kickass window into the world of making big, sexy hardcover RPG books.
  1. The inside track on what I'm working on with exclusive content previews and the first look at incoming illustrations
  2. The reasons I land on doing certain things
  3. Getting from idea to tangible project to finished book
  4. Pitfalls of the creative process
  5. Trials and tribulations of staying afloat in the chunky waters of the third party publisher market
  6. What it's like to be a full-time freelance game designer (5 years now and counting)
  7. Tips and tricks for crowdfunding niche products and finding a market
  8. Advice on getting yourself established and achieving success doing like I've done
  9. Whatever else you ask for or that I can come up with

Recent posts by Mike Myler

Tiers
Badass Supporter
$1 or more per month

You're here to say "hell yes more sexy RPG books that could be weaponized in an emergency!" and you are *awesome* for that.

̶V̶o̶y̶e̶u̶r̶ Superior Supporter
$3 or more per month

Get the good stuff! Illustration previews, content previews, and other ahead-of-the-public releases are coming at you!

What the FAQ?!
$5 or more per month

Ask me all the questions you want about game design, publishing, getting your foot in the door with publishers, networking, how to go to GenCon on less than $100, and other inside-industry bits. If you want an extra level of engagement, this tier is for you.

Apprentice Supporter
$10 or more per month

While I'm not going to be your employee I *will* make time to critique your work, offering help to get you through problems with layout, cartography, graphic design, and the like. ALL OF MY WISDOM WILL BE YOURS!