Nathan D. Paoletta

is creating games, podcasts and a friendship circle

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  • early and exclusive podcast episodes
  • a free digital version of new releases
  • the ndp friendship circle newsletter in your mailbox (roughly 4x a year)

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Thanks for being here! I really appreciate it. You can expect:
  • early and exclusive podcast episodes
  • a free digital version of new releases
  • the ndp friendship circle newsletter in your mailbox (roughly 4x a year)

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Thanks for being here! Your support is incredibly kind. You can expect:
  • early and exclusive podcast episodes
  • a free digital version of new releases
  • a $5 discount code (or equivalent) for print releases, whenever possible.
  • the ndp friendship circle newsletter in your mailbox (roughly 4x a year)

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About Nathan D. Paoletta

About Me
Hi! I'm a full-time independent game designer, self-publisher and freelance graphic artist. I've been designing, writing and self-publishing tabletop roleplaying games since 2006, and want to keep on doing it forever.
 
You can see my work at my website here, including:
  • World Wide Wrestling: Second Edition
  • Imp of the Perverse
  • Masks of the Mummy Kings
  • Annalise
  • carry. a game about war
  • ndp microgames
I also publish a small selection of games by other designers, like:
  • Kevin Allen Jr.'s Trouble For Hire
I also make zines
I also make podcasts:
The Basics
This is a monthly subscription for people who want to support me in my ongoing game design process. Right now, this patreon also supports my appendix ndp podcast, which is an ongoing exploration of games and design guided by questions from listeners.

What You Get
  • New episodes of appendix ndp a few days early, and special consideration for your questions on the show
  • Plus Expenses, a member-only podcast featuring Epidiah and I just chatting about media and game design and our lives
  • Membership in the ndp friendship circle! This means you get the physical paper newsletter I mail, along with other funsies like stickers and whatnot. 
  • Free digital copies of everything I release, before it goes public when possible.
  • Discounts (by pledge level) for all print releases. Check out the rewards for details.
  • Work-in-progress announcements and small design experiments, as they occur.
It's part design journal, part patron-participation, and part early bird access to all of my published work. 

What I Get
Being an independent creator is financially and emotionally uncertain. Having a dollar amount per month that I can count on is a huge relief, both to my material needs and my state of mind. The more confident I can be, the more time I can put into getting better at game design and publishing cool things, and the less time I have to spend hustling for freelance work and pushing my existing catalog.

I Remember Your Patreon Being Different
This is true! I started this campaign in 2013 under a per-public-release model. Over the first two years I released 3 games through Patreon: The Death of the Gilded Age, the World Wide Wrestling Beta Playtest, and Fate's Fickle Winds. While I am eternally grateful for that support, I've determined that the per-release model does not positively effect my output rate or the quality of my work. 

As the nature of my work and interests has changed, so has the patreon. Right now, I'm concentrating on podcasts and my ndp friendship circle newsletter, but my back catalogue and any future games are still benefits available to all patrons! This subscription model better supports those goals.

Thank You So Much!
Goals
122 of 150 patrons
Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Right now the ndp friendship circle newsletter is roughly quarterly. With this many friends interested, I'll be able to put one out every-other-month, including occasional tidbits like stickers and other things that arrive in your mailbox!
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