Aaron Clow is creating A Fallout Audio Drama
11

patrons

$15
per month
Who are you, anyway?
I'm just a guy from the woods and mountains of New Hampshire, now living in New York, who wanted to try to do something creative that had some sense of structure. This is my tribute to my favorite video game franchise of all time, Fallout, and to its creators at Bethesda Studios, to whom I am eternally grateful for giving me so many hours of happiness playing their games.

Why are you doing this?
I have always loved video games, and have always loved reading "on the trail" diaries from hikers - getting to explore places and even their own minds as they travel. I thought creating a Fallout diary would be a great way for me to become enthused about writing regularly. With the release of Fallout 4, I had no more excuses. I could start a game from scratch, discovering things along the way and writing about what I found, and what I thought.

OK, so WHAT is this exactly? A diary or a podcast?
It's really an audio drama in the form of a podcast that starts as a blog entry. I thought it would be a lot easier for folks to listen to a podcast rather than come to my site and read a whole blog entry. I figured if I put in-game music and sound effects to back up some of the story, it might be entertaining. I started at the beginning of December 2015, and to date, the podcast gets about ten times the attention as the blog, and I've been VERY grateful that some podcast listeners have taken the time to give me some pretty touching and heartwarming reviews on iTunes and have donated enough to keep the site and podcast going, covering most of my expenses.

So what do you need from me?
Nothing! My sincere hope is that you enjoy the diary/podcast. It takes a long time to do each episode (about ten hours to write and edit around 4000-5000 words, and then another ten to fifteen hours or so to record a 25-30 minute episode and add sound effects and music. But I'm doing it to keep doing it, not for any financial reward. But if you do happen to enjoy the tales of Commonwealth resident, Samuel J. Tannin, as he tries to find the people who killed his wife and took his son, and feel like sponsoring me on this project, I'd love that too! If you prefer to make a one-time donation, there is a PayPal button on the website at mindfog.com. But rest assured, financial support will always be voluntary. I will never charge for access to this story, and I don't even advertise anything on the podcasts, not even for myself - no links, no promotions, nothing. That's a promise. MindFog is even created under a share-alike license which means you are free to download, copy and distribute the audio files all you like.

What does the Patreon money go toward?
It costs about $200/year for hosting, templates and plugins. Anything above and beyond that will go into better equipment. Also, if you pick the CD reward, some of your own money goes toward making and mailing the CDs, which contain "Hi-Res" versions of the audio files (full CD quality, not just mp3's put onto CD).

Anything else?
My main hope is that you enjoy the diary and podcast, and maybe even chuckle to yourself when you read something that sounds familiar to your own playthroughs! Thanks to my Patreon supporters and those of you who have taken time out of your day to review my podcast on iTunes!
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
8 patrons
A $1/month sponsorship means so much. Thank you for helping to keep MindFog running! I will occasionally be posting exclusive updates to all patrons on where Samuel Tannin is going in upcoming episodes.
Pledge $2 or more per month
2 patrons
For $2/month, I bestow upon you twice the gratitude of my $1 patrons (who already have my undying gratitude).
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
At $5/month, I will send out CD's every few months to anyone who wants them containing all the podcasts with unique CD art for every collection. Eventually you could have a physical library of MindFog podcasts. The CDs are created from full-fidelity WAV files downmixed from the original multitrack sessions, and are not just MP3 files burned to CD.
Goals
$15 of $20 per month
At $20 a month, the MindFog project is completely self-funded annually! That includes hosting, template, plugins, post office box (required for emailed newsletters), etc.
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Who are you, anyway?
I'm just a guy from the woods and mountains of New Hampshire, now living in New York, who wanted to try to do something creative that had some sense of structure. This is my tribute to my favorite video game franchise of all time, Fallout, and to its creators at Bethesda Studios, to whom I am eternally grateful for giving me so many hours of happiness playing their games.

Why are you doing this?
I have always loved video games, and have always loved reading "on the trail" diaries from hikers - getting to explore places and even their own minds as they travel. I thought creating a Fallout diary would be a great way for me to become enthused about writing regularly. With the release of Fallout 4, I had no more excuses. I could start a game from scratch, discovering things along the way and writing about what I found, and what I thought.

OK, so WHAT is this exactly? A diary or a podcast?
It's really an audio drama in the form of a podcast that starts as a blog entry. I thought it would be a lot easier for folks to listen to a podcast rather than come to my site and read a whole blog entry. I figured if I put in-game music and sound effects to back up some of the story, it might be entertaining. I started at the beginning of December 2015, and to date, the podcast gets about ten times the attention as the blog, and I've been VERY grateful that some podcast listeners have taken the time to give me some pretty touching and heartwarming reviews on iTunes and have donated enough to keep the site and podcast going, covering most of my expenses.

So what do you need from me?
Nothing! My sincere hope is that you enjoy the diary/podcast. It takes a long time to do each episode (about ten hours to write and edit around 4000-5000 words, and then another ten to fifteen hours or so to record a 25-30 minute episode and add sound effects and music. But I'm doing it to keep doing it, not for any financial reward. But if you do happen to enjoy the tales of Commonwealth resident, Samuel J. Tannin, as he tries to find the people who killed his wife and took his son, and feel like sponsoring me on this project, I'd love that too! If you prefer to make a one-time donation, there is a PayPal button on the website at mindfog.com. But rest assured, financial support will always be voluntary. I will never charge for access to this story, and I don't even advertise anything on the podcasts, not even for myself - no links, no promotions, nothing. That's a promise. MindFog is even created under a share-alike license which means you are free to download, copy and distribute the audio files all you like.

What does the Patreon money go toward?
It costs about $200/year for hosting, templates and plugins. Anything above and beyond that will go into better equipment. Also, if you pick the CD reward, some of your own money goes toward making and mailing the CDs, which contain "Hi-Res" versions of the audio files (full CD quality, not just mp3's put onto CD).

Anything else?
My main hope is that you enjoy the diary and podcast, and maybe even chuckle to yourself when you read something that sounds familiar to your own playthroughs! Thanks to my Patreon supporters and those of you who have taken time out of your day to review my podcast on iTunes!

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
8 patrons
A $1/month sponsorship means so much. Thank you for helping to keep MindFog running! I will occasionally be posting exclusive updates to all patrons on where Samuel Tannin is going in upcoming episodes.
Pledge $2 or more per month
2 patrons
For $2/month, I bestow upon you twice the gratitude of my $1 patrons (who already have my undying gratitude).
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
At $5/month, I will send out CD's every few months to anyone who wants them containing all the podcasts with unique CD art for every collection. Eventually you could have a physical library of MindFog podcasts. The CDs are created from full-fidelity WAV files downmixed from the original multitrack sessions, and are not just MP3 files burned to CD.