Loren is creating tabletop game design tools for everyone
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Hey there! I'm Loren, and I'm building Paperize to help tabletop game designers make better games, faster.

What is Paperize?


Paperize shrinks the gap between your ideas and the tabletop so you spend less time making prototypes and more time playtesting.


Put simply, Paperize turns spreadsheets into custom print-n-play PDFs. After two beta cycles and gathering in-depth feedback from hundreds of game designers (thanks to this amazing community!), I can say with confidence: This is the tool you've been looking for.

How It Works:

  1. Express your game in a spreadsheet
    1. Each row an item (a card, a tile, a player mat, etc)
    2. Each column a piece of data on that item (titles, images, icons, costs, etc)
  2. Define how your game looks in one of two ways:
    1. Choose a predefined template that fits your game already.
    2. Create your own template with the built-in editor to get unique.
  3. Click, drag, and drop each piece of data where you want it on the template.
  4. Hit print. A PDF is produced for you, ready to print, slice, sleeve, and deal.
  5. Playtest your game with all that time you just saved!
  6. Apply new learnings back to the spreadsheet.
  7. Repeat. And repeat. And repeat.

This basic process has already been used effectively by hundreds of designers, some going on to publish the games they started in Paperize. (Another hearty thanks to the early adopters from the game design community!)

But It Could Be Better...


Imagine:
  • icon support
  • template sharing
  • more component types: small & big cards, tiles, boards, tokens, tracks, etc
  • arbitrary component sizes and shapes
  • support for all kinds of free assets from around the web
  • scalability so everyone can use it without servers melting
  • instruction books
  • versioning
  • print & play publishing
  • playtest group management (my favorite!)
  • ...and so much more!

I'm very confident I can deliver all this and more in a reasonable timeframe, I only need time and focus. Which brings us to Patreon...

Why Patreon?


Patreon is a platform that enables artists to get paid for their creations without charging for them directly. That last part is particularly important to me: I want Paperize to be free for anyone with an idea. I believe the industry needs more than just better tools, it needs more voices. For most in the world, even a single dollar is too much, and it is precisely those voices that I believe that we need to hear from.

If you're nodding in agreement (and I really hope you are), then you already know why I've chosen Patreon to fund the development of Paperize without requiring anyone to pay for access.

Won't you join us?

Rewards
Unlockable Content
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
  • Believe it or not, $1 pays the hosting bills during the Alpha stage. Do this, and you'll get...
  • Access to locked Patreon posts with mockups, screenshots, videos, and discussion of upcoming features and changes.
Feedback Channel
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Buy my coffee for a few days. This is important because I turn coffee directly into code. Do this and you'll get...
  • Access to the Paperize Discord server where we discuss Paperize and other game design tools and techniques
  • All previous rewards
Early Adopter
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  • 2 weeks of coffee for me! (Is the room shaking?)
  • Access to the the bleeding edge, unreleased features of Paperize. (When there are some.)
  • All previous rewards
Bronze Patron
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A name & logo (small) of your choice in the knowledge base Supporters page.
Silver Patron
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A name & logo (medium) of your choice in the knowledge base Supporters page.
Gold Patron
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A name & logo (large) of your choice in the app and knowledge base Supporter pages
Platinum Patron
$2,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • A name & logo of your choice on every page of the app and knowledge base
Goals
$69 of $500 per month
And we're off!

Projected hosting and equipment costs are covered through the beta period with room to spare. Paperize is available to anyone with internet access on the planet, and I've got the basic resources I need to keep making it better. This is the first step toward co-ownership of this endeavor between its creator and the community around it.

Let's keep the momentum going!
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Hey there! I'm Loren, and I'm building Paperize to help tabletop game designers make better games, faster.

What is Paperize?


Paperize shrinks the gap between your ideas and the tabletop so you spend less time making prototypes and more time playtesting.


Put simply, Paperize turns spreadsheets into custom print-n-play PDFs. After two beta cycles and gathering in-depth feedback from hundreds of game designers (thanks to this amazing community!), I can say with confidence: This is the tool you've been looking for.

How It Works:

  1. Express your game in a spreadsheet
    1. Each row an item (a card, a tile, a player mat, etc)
    2. Each column a piece of data on that item (titles, images, icons, costs, etc)
  2. Define how your game looks in one of two ways:
    1. Choose a predefined template that fits your game already.
    2. Create your own template with the built-in editor to get unique.
  3. Click, drag, and drop each piece of data where you want it on the template.
  4. Hit print. A PDF is produced for you, ready to print, slice, sleeve, and deal.
  5. Playtest your game with all that time you just saved!
  6. Apply new learnings back to the spreadsheet.
  7. Repeat. And repeat. And repeat.

This basic process has already been used effectively by hundreds of designers, some going on to publish the games they started in Paperize. (Another hearty thanks to the early adopters from the game design community!)

But It Could Be Better...


Imagine:
  • icon support
  • template sharing
  • more component types: small & big cards, tiles, boards, tokens, tracks, etc
  • arbitrary component sizes and shapes
  • support for all kinds of free assets from around the web
  • scalability so everyone can use it without servers melting
  • instruction books
  • versioning
  • print & play publishing
  • playtest group management (my favorite!)
  • ...and so much more!

I'm very confident I can deliver all this and more in a reasonable timeframe, I only need time and focus. Which brings us to Patreon...

Why Patreon?


Patreon is a platform that enables artists to get paid for their creations without charging for them directly. That last part is particularly important to me: I want Paperize to be free for anyone with an idea. I believe the industry needs more than just better tools, it needs more voices. For most in the world, even a single dollar is too much, and it is precisely those voices that I believe that we need to hear from.

If you're nodding in agreement (and I really hope you are), then you already know why I've chosen Patreon to fund the development of Paperize without requiring anyone to pay for access.

Won't you join us?

Recent posts by Loren

Rewards
Unlockable Content
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
  • Believe it or not, $1 pays the hosting bills during the Alpha stage. Do this, and you'll get...
  • Access to locked Patreon posts with mockups, screenshots, videos, and discussion of upcoming features and changes.
Feedback Channel
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Buy my coffee for a few days. This is important because I turn coffee directly into code. Do this and you'll get...
  • Access to the Paperize Discord server where we discuss Paperize and other game design tools and techniques
  • All previous rewards
Early Adopter
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  • 2 weeks of coffee for me! (Is the room shaking?)
  • Access to the the bleeding edge, unreleased features of Paperize. (When there are some.)
  • All previous rewards
Bronze Patron
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A name & logo (small) of your choice in the knowledge base Supporters page.
Silver Patron
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A name & logo (medium) of your choice in the knowledge base Supporters page.
Gold Patron
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A name & logo (large) of your choice in the app and knowledge base Supporter pages
Platinum Patron
$2,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • A name & logo of your choice on every page of the app and knowledge base