Satyros Phil Brucato is creating Books, Games, Music & More
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$235
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Hi, folks! I’m Satyr, aka Satyros Phil Brucato, the guy behind a steady stream of books, games, comics, articles, stories, essays, and various projects since the late 1980s. Best-known for my work with Mage: The Ascension, The Sorcerers Crusade, and other World of Darkness multimedia settings from White Wolf Game Studio and Onyx Path Publishing – as well as for my work with newWitch, Realms of Fantasy, and Witches & Pagans magazines, Deliria: Faerie Tales for a New Millennium, the webcomic Arpeggio, and other stuff as well – I’ve spent almost 40 years as a professional creative person in media ranging from writing and gaming to music, acting, dance, and more.

Creativity is my life, my love, my passion and vocation. It’s also a lousy way to pay the bills, especially once you hit the magical half-century mark when your body starts reminding you about its pending expiration date. I have tons of things still left within me to create, and although my health is good these days (*knock on every piece of wood in the Pacific Northwest*) I have a finite number of years with which to produce them. Because creativity demands time, money, and other resources, I have to budget each project I create within the parameters of home finances, health care, work time, and – the big one – the production costs involved with hiring and paying my creative collaborators what their time and work are worth. These days, I have a sweet gig crafting Mage: The Ascension for Onyx Path and CCP. That gig pays many of my day-to-day household expenses. I have many other projects to share, though… and I want to bring them all to life.

Folks who’ve been familiar with my work over the years know that I’ve started various projects that wound up stalled or in outright limbo – Deliria, Arpeggio, Holy Creatures To and Fro, and plenty more besides. The biggest reason for those delays is simple: Aside from my text-form novels, those projects involve other creative professionals: artists, illustrators, editors, musicians, graphic designers, web technicians, personal assistants, even the occasional videographer or sound engineer. These folks do great work, and I pay them for their time and effort. As a creative professional myself, I never lose sight of the fact that art is work and work is worth money; hence, I pay the people who work with me… and if I cannot afford to pay them, then I do not commission their work and so that work remains undone.

Creativity has material expenses too: web costs, printing costs, shipping costs, computer hardware and software, studio time, office supplies, taxes, fees, etc. etc. etc. And again, if I can’t afford, say, the printing costs of a given book or the hosting fees for a web-based comic strip, then those projects remain vaporware until I’ve got the funds to complete their production.

As a result, projects like Deliria, Arpeggio, Powerchords, and other efforts of mine wind up being delayed for years… or even, like Arpeggio, being discontinued entirely.

And I want to change that situation.

I create the things I create because I’m passionate about them. Speaking personally, I feel frustrated when a vision I’ve worked hard to manifest winds up relegated to the sidelines of my primary job. I’m not complaining… most folks in my line of work don’t even have that primary job… but I’d really like to share those other projects with you too. I want to bring back Deliria, to turn Powerchords from a one-off game sourcebook into a full-fledged series, to produce audio versions of my stories and craft graphic novels with friends like Bryan Syme, to record tracks from my band Telesterion, and to do other crazy shit that my mind is always churning out.

Hence, this Patreon campaign – a campaign that goes beyond sponsoring my own life to share these creations with other artists and our audience.

Here’s what I can offer for your support:

• Blog updates about my ongoing projects
• Work-in-progress previews
• Production dairies for current creations
• Insider tidbits – sketches, excerpts, cut text, and so forth
• Exclusive content for Patreon sponsors
• Additional productions when we reach various stretch goals.

For now, we're going to start things simple. Check below for current pledge options. Based on the kind of response we get on this campaign, we'll come up with some awesome rewards for our higher level patrons. I honestly have no idea what my work is worth to you, so this is an opportunity to find out.

Thank you for whatever kinds of support you can offer. If nothing else, please spread the word.

Let's do some awesome!

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
25 patrons
Directly support Satyros! Even at a mere $1 per month, you are helping Satyros devote more time to writing. We'll list your name on our supporter's page, and you'll get access to some of our exclusive, backer-only updates.
Pledge $5 or more per month
44 patrons
By making a significant contribution, you gain access to exclusive patreon-only content and early-bird access to upcoming material.
Goals
$235 of $750 per month
In addition to regular progress updates and blog posts, I'll make a monthly update video, professionally shot and edited by K Wiley of Rabbit Feathers Media. At that point, we'll also figure out our next goal and decide on rewards for backers of $10 or more.
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Hi, folks! I’m Satyr, aka Satyros Phil Brucato, the guy behind a steady stream of books, games, comics, articles, stories, essays, and various projects since the late 1980s. Best-known for my work with Mage: The Ascension, The Sorcerers Crusade, and other World of Darkness multimedia settings from White Wolf Game Studio and Onyx Path Publishing – as well as for my work with newWitch, Realms of Fantasy, and Witches & Pagans magazines, Deliria: Faerie Tales for a New Millennium, the webcomic Arpeggio, and other stuff as well – I’ve spent almost 40 years as a professional creative person in media ranging from writing and gaming to music, acting, dance, and more.

Creativity is my life, my love, my passion and vocation. It’s also a lousy way to pay the bills, especially once you hit the magical half-century mark when your body starts reminding you about its pending expiration date. I have tons of things still left within me to create, and although my health is good these days (*knock on every piece of wood in the Pacific Northwest*) I have a finite number of years with which to produce them. Because creativity demands time, money, and other resources, I have to budget each project I create within the parameters of home finances, health care, work time, and – the big one – the production costs involved with hiring and paying my creative collaborators what their time and work are worth. These days, I have a sweet gig crafting Mage: The Ascension for Onyx Path and CCP. That gig pays many of my day-to-day household expenses. I have many other projects to share, though… and I want to bring them all to life.

Folks who’ve been familiar with my work over the years know that I’ve started various projects that wound up stalled or in outright limbo – Deliria, Arpeggio, Holy Creatures To and Fro, and plenty more besides. The biggest reason for those delays is simple: Aside from my text-form novels, those projects involve other creative professionals: artists, illustrators, editors, musicians, graphic designers, web technicians, personal assistants, even the occasional videographer or sound engineer. These folks do great work, and I pay them for their time and effort. As a creative professional myself, I never lose sight of the fact that art is work and work is worth money; hence, I pay the people who work with me… and if I cannot afford to pay them, then I do not commission their work and so that work remains undone.

Creativity has material expenses too: web costs, printing costs, shipping costs, computer hardware and software, studio time, office supplies, taxes, fees, etc. etc. etc. And again, if I can’t afford, say, the printing costs of a given book or the hosting fees for a web-based comic strip, then those projects remain vaporware until I’ve got the funds to complete their production.

As a result, projects like Deliria, Arpeggio, Powerchords, and other efforts of mine wind up being delayed for years… or even, like Arpeggio, being discontinued entirely.

And I want to change that situation.

I create the things I create because I’m passionate about them. Speaking personally, I feel frustrated when a vision I’ve worked hard to manifest winds up relegated to the sidelines of my primary job. I’m not complaining… most folks in my line of work don’t even have that primary job… but I’d really like to share those other projects with you too. I want to bring back Deliria, to turn Powerchords from a one-off game sourcebook into a full-fledged series, to produce audio versions of my stories and craft graphic novels with friends like Bryan Syme, to record tracks from my band Telesterion, and to do other crazy shit that my mind is always churning out.

Hence, this Patreon campaign – a campaign that goes beyond sponsoring my own life to share these creations with other artists and our audience.

Here’s what I can offer for your support:

• Blog updates about my ongoing projects
• Work-in-progress previews
• Production dairies for current creations
• Insider tidbits – sketches, excerpts, cut text, and so forth
• Exclusive content for Patreon sponsors
• Additional productions when we reach various stretch goals.

For now, we're going to start things simple. Check below for current pledge options. Based on the kind of response we get on this campaign, we'll come up with some awesome rewards for our higher level patrons. I honestly have no idea what my work is worth to you, so this is an opportunity to find out.

Thank you for whatever kinds of support you can offer. If nothing else, please spread the word.

Let's do some awesome!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
25 patrons
Directly support Satyros! Even at a mere $1 per month, you are helping Satyros devote more time to writing. We'll list your name on our supporter's page, and you'll get access to some of our exclusive, backer-only updates.
Pledge $5 or more per month
44 patrons
By making a significant contribution, you gain access to exclusive patreon-only content and early-bird access to upcoming material.