Benjamaster is creating a live action battle campaign
3

patrons

$41
per episode
The Ramshackle Chronicles is an extended live-action battle game, set in the fantastical world of Ramshacklia, and played by the two Knights, David and John Klopcic. This Patreon page is part of a much larger social media campaign, which includes a Facebook page, a blog, and a YouTube channel. This social media campaign follows the exploits of the two knights and their daily, real-life battles over the territories of Ramshacklia, as well as the shenanigans of the townspeople in the village of Ramshackle, including those of the magnificent, all knowing, all seeing, tower dwelling, minion possessing, glorious, powerful, scheming and creator of this page: Benjamaster.

So how did this project come about, I hear you cry...

Well, ever since I was a young lad I have always been completely obsessed with all things medieval and fantastical. I used to sketch mythical creatures and mystical weapons in my little drawing book, and then I would go out into backyard, girding myself with a hooded cloak and arming myself with beloved stick, and I would lose myself in my medieval fantasy world, where I was the renowned hero.

Many things have changed since those days. My family has grown and relocated for one; I am now one of thirteen children, and my family has since vacated suburbia in favor of woods and streams. I myself have grown as well. I have had many amazing experiences and unique opportunities, including the chance to create props and costumes for a group of talented young filmmakers, as well as the privilege of attending college, where I am studying emerging media with a focus on design and production. As a young kid, I always dreamed that I would someday be able to bring the world inside my head into the real world, so that I could show everyone that I wasn't just a weirdo waving a stick around in the backyard. Unfortunately for me, I didn't have an awesome older brother with the resources, ability, and passion to make my daydreams tangible. So I was just a weirdo waving a stick around in the backyard. For my younger siblings however, that is not the case.

I came home from my first year away at college expecting to have a miserable summer, working fast food again and hiding from my crazy family. But then, after witnessing my younger brothers entertain themselves by running around the upsized yard with foam "swords" (they were more like bats), and by having stand off duels using bows and padded arrows, I had a brilliant idea. I decided that I was going to create a world for them, placing the exotic locales of our new property onto a fantasy map, and casting them as arch rivals, each motivated to control as many territories as possible. But why stop there? Why not let the whole world participate? I decided that I was going to make this campaign the grandest adventure of my life thus far. I contacted my young professional friends, asked them for advice, and received help in creating some quality media content to kickstart this project. I spent countless hours crafting high-quality foam weapons and realistic costumes to be used in this venture, and I came up with as many ideas as possible to let anyone and everyone participate in this legendary summer saga!

By pledging to help fund this campaign, you will help me make this project into the epic extravaganza that I know it has the potential to be. Your donations will have a direct effect on how much content I can deliver, as well as the quality of that content, and the overall spectacle. Even a small pledge helps tremendously. It may not even seem worth pledging just a few dollars, but those few dollars translate directly to materials I can use to make better and more weapons and costumes for this project, or dollars that can be spent to help spread the word via ads. 

A longterm goal for this project is to upgrade the hardware and software that I use to record and edit the video content for this project, so your donations can quite literally make this project look better! It's also my hope to make this project my full time job for the summer. I am a college student after all, and that comes with a lot of expenses. But I want to commit as much of my time to delivering content to you as I can, rather than having yet another mindless job to replenish my textbook and deodorant fund. I've also gotten a lot of help from friends, who have generously donated their time and skills to making my idea a reality. If possible, I would like to compensate them for their hard work. After all, they have deodorant funds too. 

When you pledge you are pledging per episode. An episode will consist of a cinematic recap of especially epic moments in the battle for Ramshacklia. There will most likely be 4 or 5 episodes over the course of the campaign, but in addition to this there will also be other video content, mainly vlogs which I will post as often as I am able. 

What it all comes down to is this; the more I get for the project, the more I can give you. The bigger and better the numbers are on this page, the bigger and better the battles become, the quality of the videos becomes, the amount of content becomes, and in short, the bigger and better Ramshacklia becomes. 

I have a lot of amazing plans that I can't wait to show you. All I need is a little bit of help. Your support means so much to me. That is probably the last time you will hear those words coming from an evil overlord, so savor them.

(If you wish to pledge an amount higher than there is a perk for, contact me and we will discuss an appropriate reward!)
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per episode
0 patrons
You are an official Ramshacklian! Welcome to the land... peasant. 

You will gain early access to content posted right here on Patreon!

You will also gain access to polls, right here on Patreon, that will have real effects on the battle campaign. 

Additionally, all patrons will be added to the "Special Thanks" section of my blog.
Pledge $3 or more per episode
0 patrons
You will gain access to exclusive live streams, where you can come hang out and chat with your favorite evil overlord. 

  • Includes all previous rewards
Pledge $5 or more per episode
0 patrons
You will have your name entered in every single one of my raffles, where will be giving away hand made props used in the project as well as other awesome stuff!

  • Includes all previous rewards
Pledge $7 or more per episode
0 patrons
I  will give you a shoutout in one of my vlogs.

  • Includes all previous rewards
Pledge $10 or more per episode
1 patron
An additional ticket per raffle.

I will email you an exclusive glamour shot... and trust me, it will be FABULOUS.

  • Includes all previous rewards. 
  • (Also option for your shoutout to be done by my minion instead)
Pledge $15 or more per episode
1 patron
Additional raffle ticket per drawing. 

A one on one phone call or video call with your favorite evil overlord.

  • Includes all previous awards
Pledge $20 or more per episode
1 patron
An additional raffle ticket per drawing.

You may grant the knight of your choice an extra life in one of his battles. (I have an in with the potion master). For your generosity you will receive a personalized thank you video from said knight. (I might have to pull a few strings for that one but I'll get it done).

  • Includes all previous rewards.

Goals
$41 of $100 per episode
Reaching $100 per episode would be an absolutely tremendous achievement. If this goal is reached then this project will have all the tools required to be a success. Of course, the sky is limit for what's possible. But meeting this goal would mark this project as a success. To celebrate we will have a live stream, during which will be held a very special raffle for all attendees! 
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The Ramshackle Chronicles is an extended live-action battle game, set in the fantastical world of Ramshacklia, and played by the two Knights, David and John Klopcic. This Patreon page is part of a much larger social media campaign, which includes a Facebook page, a blog, and a YouTube channel. This social media campaign follows the exploits of the two knights and their daily, real-life battles over the territories of Ramshacklia, as well as the shenanigans of the townspeople in the village of Ramshackle, including those of the magnificent, all knowing, all seeing, tower dwelling, minion possessing, glorious, powerful, scheming and creator of this page: Benjamaster.

So how did this project come about, I hear you cry...

Well, ever since I was a young lad I have always been completely obsessed with all things medieval and fantastical. I used to sketch mythical creatures and mystical weapons in my little drawing book, and then I would go out into backyard, girding myself with a hooded cloak and arming myself with beloved stick, and I would lose myself in my medieval fantasy world, where I was the renowned hero.

Many things have changed since those days. My family has grown and relocated for one; I am now one of thirteen children, and my family has since vacated suburbia in favor of woods and streams. I myself have grown as well. I have had many amazing experiences and unique opportunities, including the chance to create props and costumes for a group of talented young filmmakers, as well as the privilege of attending college, where I am studying emerging media with a focus on design and production. As a young kid, I always dreamed that I would someday be able to bring the world inside my head into the real world, so that I could show everyone that I wasn't just a weirdo waving a stick around in the backyard. Unfortunately for me, I didn't have an awesome older brother with the resources, ability, and passion to make my daydreams tangible. So I was just a weirdo waving a stick around in the backyard. For my younger siblings however, that is not the case.

I came home from my first year away at college expecting to have a miserable summer, working fast food again and hiding from my crazy family. But then, after witnessing my younger brothers entertain themselves by running around the upsized yard with foam "swords" (they were more like bats), and by having stand off duels using bows and padded arrows, I had a brilliant idea. I decided that I was going to create a world for them, placing the exotic locales of our new property onto a fantasy map, and casting them as arch rivals, each motivated to control as many territories as possible. But why stop there? Why not let the whole world participate? I decided that I was going to make this campaign the grandest adventure of my life thus far. I contacted my young professional friends, asked them for advice, and received help in creating some quality media content to kickstart this project. I spent countless hours crafting high-quality foam weapons and realistic costumes to be used in this venture, and I came up with as many ideas as possible to let anyone and everyone participate in this legendary summer saga!

By pledging to help fund this campaign, you will help me make this project into the epic extravaganza that I know it has the potential to be. Your donations will have a direct effect on how much content I can deliver, as well as the quality of that content, and the overall spectacle. Even a small pledge helps tremendously. It may not even seem worth pledging just a few dollars, but those few dollars translate directly to materials I can use to make better and more weapons and costumes for this project, or dollars that can be spent to help spread the word via ads. 

A longterm goal for this project is to upgrade the hardware and software that I use to record and edit the video content for this project, so your donations can quite literally make this project look better! It's also my hope to make this project my full time job for the summer. I am a college student after all, and that comes with a lot of expenses. But I want to commit as much of my time to delivering content to you as I can, rather than having yet another mindless job to replenish my textbook and deodorant fund. I've also gotten a lot of help from friends, who have generously donated their time and skills to making my idea a reality. If possible, I would like to compensate them for their hard work. After all, they have deodorant funds too. 

When you pledge you are pledging per episode. An episode will consist of a cinematic recap of especially epic moments in the battle for Ramshacklia. There will most likely be 4 or 5 episodes over the course of the campaign, but in addition to this there will also be other video content, mainly vlogs which I will post as often as I am able. 

What it all comes down to is this; the more I get for the project, the more I can give you. The bigger and better the numbers are on this page, the bigger and better the battles become, the quality of the videos becomes, the amount of content becomes, and in short, the bigger and better Ramshacklia becomes. 

I have a lot of amazing plans that I can't wait to show you. All I need is a little bit of help. Your support means so much to me. That is probably the last time you will hear those words coming from an evil overlord, so savor them.

(If you wish to pledge an amount higher than there is a perk for, contact me and we will discuss an appropriate reward!)

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per episode
0 patrons
You are an official Ramshacklian! Welcome to the land... peasant. 

You will gain early access to content posted right here on Patreon!

You will also gain access to polls, right here on Patreon, that will have real effects on the battle campaign. 

Additionally, all patrons will be added to the "Special Thanks" section of my blog.
Pledge $3 or more per episode
0 patrons
You will gain access to exclusive live streams, where you can come hang out and chat with your favorite evil overlord. 

  • Includes all previous rewards
Pledge $5 or more per episode
0 patrons
You will have your name entered in every single one of my raffles, where will be giving away hand made props used in the project as well as other awesome stuff!

  • Includes all previous rewards
Pledge $7 or more per episode
0 patrons
I  will give you a shoutout in one of my vlogs.

  • Includes all previous rewards
Pledge $10 or more per episode
1 patron
An additional ticket per raffle.

I will email you an exclusive glamour shot... and trust me, it will be FABULOUS.

  • Includes all previous rewards. 
  • (Also option for your shoutout to be done by my minion instead)
Pledge $15 or more per episode
1 patron
Additional raffle ticket per drawing. 

A one on one phone call or video call with your favorite evil overlord.

  • Includes all previous awards
Pledge $20 or more per episode
1 patron
An additional raffle ticket per drawing.

You may grant the knight of your choice an extra life in one of his battles. (I have an in with the potion master). For your generosity you will receive a personalized thank you video from said knight. (I might have to pull a few strings for that one but I'll get it done).

  • Includes all previous rewards.