Original Box Set is creating Actual Play RPG Live Streams and Podcasts
8

patrons

$34
per month

What We Do

The Original Box Set are committed to creating narrative and character based actual play podcasts, interactive live streams, and videos. We started with our Shadowrun game, and hope to expand to more role playing games like Pathfinder, Dungeons and Dragons, Marvel, Rogue Trader, and more!

Who We Are

We’re a group of tabletop gamers with an intense passion for storytelling. At our core, Max and Cassi run the games. Between the two of them they have over 30 years of GMing experience! (To be fair, Cassi is close to celebrating her 5th year of running games. Max has been GMing since he was 11 years old.) They take crafting tales very seriously, whether it’s simply changing a module to fit a better character story arc or different game system, or world building an entire campaign setting. From creation myth to geopolitical conflict in their own campaign settings, they want the characters to make their mark on the world. Because of the feedback they’ve received from their players, they decided to start recording game sessions. Since January 2017, they have recorded every single game they’ve ran in the hope to present them as podcasts for others to enjoy.

The majority of our players have been tabletop gamers for decades. We have more than a century of collective role playing experience! Many started in their teens on AD&D, James Bond, Shadowrun 1st and 2nd, Aberrant, and even (gasp!) Rolemaster! They know how to build complex and engaging characters, and they keep the characters they make grounded in their backstory, no matter how powerful they become as they participate in the story.

How can you help?

We have big dreams of creating the most entertaining and highest quality podcasts and videos we’re capable of making. We’re just getting started, and ensuring we have the finances to maintain our website domain, podcast hosting, and equipment is our top priority as we begin our journey here on Patreon. With your patronage and support, we will be able to guarantee our continued online presence. With your help, we will not only be able to keep making podcasts and providing hours of entertainment, we will also be able to make it look and sound awesome! As we grow we hope to give back to you patrons for helping us get to where we want to be with rewards, special events, cool swag, and whatever else we can think of in the years to come!

What will your support do?


Milestone 1: Baby Steps! ($30/month) This will cover our operating costs (podcast hosting, website, etc) and ensure our capability to provide you with awesome content! This is the first step, and we really appreciate you helping us achieve it!

Milestone 2: New Actual Play Podcast! ($50/month) Editing recordings take time. As much as we want to release all our material all at once, we want to make sure we have the best product we can create before we present new podcasts to our audience. This milestone will allow us to release a new Actual Play Podcast that is guaranteed to be awesome!
Tiers
Good Karma
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much! We are grateful that you choose to support our work. To show our appreciation, you will have first access to all of our podcasts. You’ll get to hear them 48 hours before everyone else! In addition, you get 1 karma every game session we live stream on Twitch. You can spend your karma during combat to give a player (or the GM!) a reroll of their dice, a temporary edge (or bonus to rolls outside Shadowrun), or increase the damage done for one attack by 1d6. If you are unable to join us for our live streams, you may pledge your karma to any character or cast member (including the GM and NPCs), or donate it to the group karma pool. Karma refreshes every Twitch stream session and any unused or unpledged karma will not carry over to the next session.


Rewards:

-Early access to new content 2 days before everyone else.

-Earn 1 karma every live stream game to give a character (or the GM) in combat a reroll of their dice, a temporary edge, or an increase in damage for one attack by 1d6.

-The endless gratitude of all of us here at Original Box Set.

Influencer
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
For this tier, you receive an additional 3 karma per month to use during our live stream games on Twitch. You’ll also be able to use your karma in more ways to be a part of the game! In addition to providing combat rerolls, temporary edge (or bonuses to rolls in our d20 games), and bonus damage, you can influence the results of interactions outside of combat. Do you want the Mr. Johnson to be generous or stingy with their Nuyen? Maybe you’d like to see one of our cast fall flat on a negotiation, or even help us out while we do our legwork. The possibilities for how you use your karma as an Influencer are limited only by your creativity! Also, if you can’t join us for our live steams, you can pledge your karma to whomever you’d like, or donate to the group karma pool. Karma refreshes at the end of the month. Any unused or unpledged karma will not carry over to the next month.


 

Rewards:

-Additional 3 karma to use any way you'd like, in or out of combat, to assist PCs, NPCs, or the GM during our live stream games on Twitch. 

-Early access to new content 2 days before everyone else.

-Earn 1 karma every live stream game to give a character (or the GM) in combat a reroll of their dice, a temporary edge, or an increase in damage for one attack by 1d6.

-The endless gratitude of all of us here at Original Box Set.

World Builder
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
We know that you have some great ideas! At this level you will be able to help enrich our games (and podcasts) by adding to our campaign settings. Once per month, we will post up what we need ideas for, be it a NPC, location, job, or event that will help shape the world. We will take your ideas and weave them into our games where they best fit. We may be able to incorporate them right away or we may save them for the perfect opportunity to showcase what you’ve created, but each submission will be used. The implementation and integration of these are subject to the GM’s interpretation, and there may be thematic issues that prevent the ideas to be used in their original form. Should that be the case, we will contact you directly to work with you to adapt or replace it. We will also contact you directly when your ideas show up in our episode releases so you won’t miss it!

 

Rewards:

-Add one NPC, location, run, quest, or event idea per month to be used in the show and podcast.

-Additional 3 karma to use any way you'd like, in or out of combat, to assist PCs, NPCs, or the GM during our live stream games on Twitch. 

-Early access to new content 2 days before everyone else.

-Earn 1 karma every live stream game to give a character (or the GM) in combat a reroll of their dice, a temporary edge, or an increase in damage for one attack by 1d6.

-The endless gratitude of all of us here at Original Box Set.

Guest Star
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Not content with only making suggestions? At this tier you will have the opportunity to be a part of the game! You can join the podcast as a (possibly recurring) NPC. You could be a contact, Mr. Johnson, tavern keeper, or quest giver (depending on the game), or even a guest runner when the group needs to hire some help to get the job done. Our Producer will help you make sure your mic and recording set up are the best they can be so you can be heard loud and clear along with the cast. Group recording sessions and Twitch streams are typically held on Sundays from 6:30-10:30pm EST, however some recurring roles can be scheduled to record on other days when necessary. In addition, you can lend your voice to other NPCs for podcast episodes when the need arises (additional voice work is needed almost every episode). While you don’t need to support us on Patreon to voice NPCs in our podcast, you will be given priority over other volunteers. 


 

Rewards: 

-Become part of the podcast and live stream on Twitch as your own (possibly recurring) guest character. 

-Add one NPC, location, run, quest, or event idea per month to be used in the show and podcast.

-Additional 3 karma to use any way you'd like, in or out of combat, to assist PCs, NPCs, or the GM during our live stream games on Twitch. 

-Early access to new content 2 days before everyone else.

-Earn 1 karma every live stream game to give a character (or the GM) in combat a reroll of their dice, a temporary edge, or an increase in damage for one attack by 1d6.

-The endless gratitude of all of us here at Original Box Set.

Goals
$34 of $50 per month

Equipment Upgrades!

Once our operating costs are covered and we’re bringing you fun new content, we’ll be using your patronage to improve our sound and video quality. Mics and cameras need replacing eventually. We'd like to have external hard drives and cloud storage for our audio and video files waiting to be edited and published. This will be helpful as we continue to record all our games.
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What We Do

The Original Box Set are committed to creating narrative and character based actual play podcasts, interactive live streams, and videos. We started with our Shadowrun game, and hope to expand to more role playing games like Pathfinder, Dungeons and Dragons, Marvel, Rogue Trader, and more!

Who We Are

We’re a group of tabletop gamers with an intense passion for storytelling. At our core, Max and Cassi run the games. Between the two of them they have over 30 years of GMing experience! (To be fair, Cassi is close to celebrating her 5th year of running games. Max has been GMing since he was 11 years old.) They take crafting tales very seriously, whether it’s simply changing a module to fit a better character story arc or different game system, or world building an entire campaign setting. From creation myth to geopolitical conflict in their own campaign settings, they want the characters to make their mark on the world. Because of the feedback they’ve received from their players, they decided to start recording game sessions. Since January 2017, they have recorded every single game they’ve ran in the hope to present them as podcasts for others to enjoy.

The majority of our players have been tabletop gamers for decades. We have more than a century of collective role playing experience! Many started in their teens on AD&D, James Bond, Shadowrun 1st and 2nd, Aberrant, and even (gasp!) Rolemaster! They know how to build complex and engaging characters, and they keep the characters they make grounded in their backstory, no matter how powerful they become as they participate in the story.

How can you help?

We have big dreams of creating the most entertaining and highest quality podcasts and videos we’re capable of making. We’re just getting started, and ensuring we have the finances to maintain our website domain, podcast hosting, and equipment is our top priority as we begin our journey here on Patreon. With your patronage and support, we will be able to guarantee our continued online presence. With your help, we will not only be able to keep making podcasts and providing hours of entertainment, we will also be able to make it look and sound awesome! As we grow we hope to give back to you patrons for helping us get to where we want to be with rewards, special events, cool swag, and whatever else we can think of in the years to come!

What will your support do?


Milestone 1: Baby Steps! ($30/month) This will cover our operating costs (podcast hosting, website, etc) and ensure our capability to provide you with awesome content! This is the first step, and we really appreciate you helping us achieve it!

Milestone 2: New Actual Play Podcast! ($50/month) Editing recordings take time. As much as we want to release all our material all at once, we want to make sure we have the best product we can create before we present new podcasts to our audience. This milestone will allow us to release a new Actual Play Podcast that is guaranteed to be awesome!

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Tiers
Good Karma
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much! We are grateful that you choose to support our work. To show our appreciation, you will have first access to all of our podcasts. You’ll get to hear them 48 hours before everyone else! In addition, you get 1 karma every game session we live stream on Twitch. You can spend your karma during combat to give a player (or the GM!) a reroll of their dice, a temporary edge (or bonus to rolls outside Shadowrun), or increase the damage done for one attack by 1d6. If you are unable to join us for our live streams, you may pledge your karma to any character or cast member (including the GM and NPCs), or donate it to the group karma pool. Karma refreshes every Twitch stream session and any unused or unpledged karma will not carry over to the next session.


Rewards:

-Early access to new content 2 days before everyone else.

-Earn 1 karma every live stream game to give a character (or the GM) in combat a reroll of their dice, a temporary edge, or an increase in damage for one attack by 1d6.

-The endless gratitude of all of us here at Original Box Set.

Influencer
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
For this tier, you receive an additional 3 karma per month to use during our live stream games on Twitch. You’ll also be able to use your karma in more ways to be a part of the game! In addition to providing combat rerolls, temporary edge (or bonuses to rolls in our d20 games), and bonus damage, you can influence the results of interactions outside of combat. Do you want the Mr. Johnson to be generous or stingy with their Nuyen? Maybe you’d like to see one of our cast fall flat on a negotiation, or even help us out while we do our legwork. The possibilities for how you use your karma as an Influencer are limited only by your creativity! Also, if you can’t join us for our live steams, you can pledge your karma to whomever you’d like, or donate to the group karma pool. Karma refreshes at the end of the month. Any unused or unpledged karma will not carry over to the next month.


 

Rewards:

-Additional 3 karma to use any way you'd like, in or out of combat, to assist PCs, NPCs, or the GM during our live stream games on Twitch. 

-Early access to new content 2 days before everyone else.

-Earn 1 karma every live stream game to give a character (or the GM) in combat a reroll of their dice, a temporary edge, or an increase in damage for one attack by 1d6.

-The endless gratitude of all of us here at Original Box Set.

World Builder
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
We know that you have some great ideas! At this level you will be able to help enrich our games (and podcasts) by adding to our campaign settings. Once per month, we will post up what we need ideas for, be it a NPC, location, job, or event that will help shape the world. We will take your ideas and weave them into our games where they best fit. We may be able to incorporate them right away or we may save them for the perfect opportunity to showcase what you’ve created, but each submission will be used. The implementation and integration of these are subject to the GM’s interpretation, and there may be thematic issues that prevent the ideas to be used in their original form. Should that be the case, we will contact you directly to work with you to adapt or replace it. We will also contact you directly when your ideas show up in our episode releases so you won’t miss it!

 

Rewards:

-Add one NPC, location, run, quest, or event idea per month to be used in the show and podcast.

-Additional 3 karma to use any way you'd like, in or out of combat, to assist PCs, NPCs, or the GM during our live stream games on Twitch. 

-Early access to new content 2 days before everyone else.

-Earn 1 karma every live stream game to give a character (or the GM) in combat a reroll of their dice, a temporary edge, or an increase in damage for one attack by 1d6.

-The endless gratitude of all of us here at Original Box Set.

Guest Star
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Not content with only making suggestions? At this tier you will have the opportunity to be a part of the game! You can join the podcast as a (possibly recurring) NPC. You could be a contact, Mr. Johnson, tavern keeper, or quest giver (depending on the game), or even a guest runner when the group needs to hire some help to get the job done. Our Producer will help you make sure your mic and recording set up are the best they can be so you can be heard loud and clear along with the cast. Group recording sessions and Twitch streams are typically held on Sundays from 6:30-10:30pm EST, however some recurring roles can be scheduled to record on other days when necessary. In addition, you can lend your voice to other NPCs for podcast episodes when the need arises (additional voice work is needed almost every episode). While you don’t need to support us on Patreon to voice NPCs in our podcast, you will be given priority over other volunteers. 


 

Rewards: 

-Become part of the podcast and live stream on Twitch as your own (possibly recurring) guest character. 

-Add one NPC, location, run, quest, or event idea per month to be used in the show and podcast.

-Additional 3 karma to use any way you'd like, in or out of combat, to assist PCs, NPCs, or the GM during our live stream games on Twitch. 

-Early access to new content 2 days before everyone else.

-Earn 1 karma every live stream game to give a character (or the GM) in combat a reroll of their dice, a temporary edge, or an increase in damage for one attack by 1d6.

-The endless gratitude of all of us here at Original Box Set.