Mikołaj Wicher is creating larp, rpg, board games and interactive experiences
7

patrons

$31
per month
About me
At some point I realised I will probably not become a writer or filmmaker and I need to stick to the medium I love and keep on doing no matter what - games. 
I've been organising larps since 2008.

Enclave, first larp I have designed. 
I took part in more then 50 larp projects, run more then 100 editions of different games and wrote about 30 games by myself. It's hard to count how many I have played. 

I am also a local activist
I was main coordinator of Polish Larp Conference in 2015. I've been writing articles to Polish larp journals since 2012. I was editor of The Book of Polish Larp - so far only bilingual portfolio of Polish games, published in paper. I am now about to finish editing with Piotr Milewski "PRISM" - a larp anthology related to LGBT+ topics. I believe larps can change the world and this case is particularly important to me. 


Polish Larp Conference 2015, Katowice 

My goal is to make living of game design
I've reached a point where running games was my day job. I helped with creating games like College of Wizardry, Convention of Thorns, Fairweather Manor, New World Magischola just to name international productions. I realised that making games for living and for fun is two different things. I've decided to quit and start on my own. 

I want to make games professionally - and I have a plan for that 
But those will be very different games from the ones made for friends, satisfaction and to grow the larp medium. 

That's why I need your help 

I want to keep making small, funny, silly games. And serious, bleedy, experimental scenarios. Write articles on larp theory, organise local community.

This is what keeps me energised and what I really love. I want to share my knowledge and experiences. I believe it may be beneficial - to people who want to play interesting larps, make better games and have better playing experience. 

I came to the point where I would need to make a hard decision and limit my non profit work for community. Starting a business is tricky and before it pays you you need to get money for living other ways. I created this Patreon to avoid this choice and stay in the hobby. I promise I will  invest back in the community in deifferent forms all the support I'll get from you. 

What you get for supporting me

My eternal, everlasting gratefulness. But also some nice extras. 

Depending on the tier - you will get access to the games I made and those that will come.
But also I will share my thoughts with you, I will listen to what else you need - and I'll try to provide that. 
I can provide you with consultation, help and workshop methodology for your projects. 




Tiers
Be my hero!
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
It seems it's not a lot but for me it's huge! You will get my eternal gratitude.

Also you get access to my Designer Diary on Patreon where I'll be sharing my thoughts on current projects and announce early what comes next.

You will also get access to all my games and articles that are one page long. Those will be published in the Diary as a series of infographics.
Give me brainz! Oh, PDF's I meant.
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
You get all the stuff from previous tier.


You get access to the games I have created and articles about larp theory and design I wrote. 


For now the collection consists of 7 docs in English. Games will be gradually transformed into attractive print'n'play PDF files. 

3 new games and 1 article is ready to be translated and published. More is in the design phase.
List can be found here: https://goo.gl/KWUZ49

You will also get early access to youtube videos I'll create. 

Become my Crew
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You get all the stuff from previous tier.


You will get access to my games in alpha phase. You will have a chance to test them with your friends and I'll use your feedback to make it better. 

You can access secret group of FB where you can network with other patreons, ask me questions and help me decide what projects I should focus on.

Workshop group
$25 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
You get all the stuff from previous tiers.

You will be invited to my bi-monthly Hangouts. 


There will be specific agenda for each of them. Some will be about workshopping new design tool, some will be about sharing experiences and getting advice. 

One on One
$80 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
(Of course) All from the previous tiers.


Also you will get a 2h Skype/Hangout meeting each month during which we can work on your larp idea, character creation problems, costume inspirations etc. 


Basically I'll be  your larp consultant.

Goals
$31 of $200 per month
This goal will help me to keep some time aside for designing and publishing small games that you can download and play with friends.
I will redesign games that are already there into more attractive visual form and translate those that are written in Polish. 
Existential dread will be weakened.
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About me
At some point I realised I will probably not become a writer or filmmaker and I need to stick to the medium I love and keep on doing no matter what - games. 
I've been organising larps since 2008.

Enclave, first larp I have designed. 
I took part in more then 50 larp projects, run more then 100 editions of different games and wrote about 30 games by myself. It's hard to count how many I have played. 

I am also a local activist
I was main coordinator of Polish Larp Conference in 2015. I've been writing articles to Polish larp journals since 2012. I was editor of The Book of Polish Larp - so far only bilingual portfolio of Polish games, published in paper. I am now about to finish editing with Piotr Milewski "PRISM" - a larp anthology related to LGBT+ topics. I believe larps can change the world and this case is particularly important to me. 


Polish Larp Conference 2015, Katowice 

My goal is to make living of game design
I've reached a point where running games was my day job. I helped with creating games like College of Wizardry, Convention of Thorns, Fairweather Manor, New World Magischola just to name international productions. I realised that making games for living and for fun is two different things. I've decided to quit and start on my own. 

I want to make games professionally - and I have a plan for that 
But those will be very different games from the ones made for friends, satisfaction and to grow the larp medium. 

That's why I need your help 

I want to keep making small, funny, silly games. And serious, bleedy, experimental scenarios. Write articles on larp theory, organise local community.

This is what keeps me energised and what I really love. I want to share my knowledge and experiences. I believe it may be beneficial - to people who want to play interesting larps, make better games and have better playing experience. 

I came to the point where I would need to make a hard decision and limit my non profit work for community. Starting a business is tricky and before it pays you you need to get money for living other ways. I created this Patreon to avoid this choice and stay in the hobby. I promise I will  invest back in the community in deifferent forms all the support I'll get from you. 

What you get for supporting me

My eternal, everlasting gratefulness. But also some nice extras. 

Depending on the tier - you will get access to the games I made and those that will come.
But also I will share my thoughts with you, I will listen to what else you need - and I'll try to provide that. 
I can provide you with consultation, help and workshop methodology for your projects. 




Recent posts by Mikołaj Wicher

Tiers
Be my hero!
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
It seems it's not a lot but for me it's huge! You will get my eternal gratitude.

Also you get access to my Designer Diary on Patreon where I'll be sharing my thoughts on current projects and announce early what comes next.

You will also get access to all my games and articles that are one page long. Those will be published in the Diary as a series of infographics.
Give me brainz! Oh, PDF's I meant.
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
You get all the stuff from previous tier.


You get access to the games I have created and articles about larp theory and design I wrote. 


For now the collection consists of 7 docs in English. Games will be gradually transformed into attractive print'n'play PDF files. 

3 new games and 1 article is ready to be translated and published. More is in the design phase.
List can be found here: https://goo.gl/KWUZ49

You will also get early access to youtube videos I'll create. 

Become my Crew
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You get all the stuff from previous tier.


You will get access to my games in alpha phase. You will have a chance to test them with your friends and I'll use your feedback to make it better. 

You can access secret group of FB where you can network with other patreons, ask me questions and help me decide what projects I should focus on.

Workshop group
$25 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
You get all the stuff from previous tiers.

You will be invited to my bi-monthly Hangouts. 


There will be specific agenda for each of them. Some will be about workshopping new design tool, some will be about sharing experiences and getting advice. 

One on One
$80 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
(Of course) All from the previous tiers.


Also you will get a 2h Skype/Hangout meeting each month during which we can work on your larp idea, character creation problems, costume inspirations etc. 


Basically I'll be  your larp consultant.