Justin David Russell is creating RPG MAPS & TOKENS
27

patrons

$84
per creation
(Please note that all materials published here are for private use only. They are the express property of Justin David Russel.. If you are interested in publishing my work, please contact me privately)


A sample Exclusive Creature Token


Sample Daily Map
WHO I AM AND WHERE I GET MY INSPIRATION
My name isJustin David Russell. I run a freelance fantasy illustration business, Epic Werkes Studio. I am inspired by classic fantasy literature and classic fantasy role playing games. My favourite thing about tabletop rpgs is that I can blend my love of art with my love of literature. I get to write and illustrate my own stories! The best way I can share that inspiration with you is to provide tokens, maps, and stories for use with your own tabletop and online rpgs.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PATREON
Freelance is my life. It is the only thing I have ever wanted to do for a career. My next move is to attend the Illustration Master Class. You can help me by pledging here. Funds also go toward helping me purchase art supplies and pay odd bills.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
  • FREE Maps: I provide free, quality old school maps as .jpgs with hooks and/or flavour text.
  • FREE Tokens:  I release one Exclusive Creature Token per month. A higher-resolution version is available for $2 patrons.
  • Monthly Magazine: At the beginning of each month, I release a 'Random Encounters Map Collection' magazine containing the previous month's maps, in higher resolution, with all flavour text, for $3 patrons. I keep the magazine up until patrons are charged, then take down the prior month's issue and release the new one. Standard back issues are available for sale, and low-resolution versions are available as pay-what-you-want, from DrivthruRPG.
  • Monthly One-Page Dungeon Contest: All patrons may participate in a monthly, patron-judged, one-page dungeon contest. For anyone wanting to compete, the rules are simple:
    1. Entrants MUST be a patron (of any amount).
    2. On the 1st of each month, I choose a small map from the previous month's content.
    3. Entrants have until 11:59 p.m. on the 15th to come up with a one-page dungeon (it MUST fit on one letter-sized page and it MUST be system neutral).
    4. On the 16th, I put up all submissions for patrons to judge.
    5. The winner receives from Mythoard RPG Crate:
    - A deluxe set of Dice Fanatics Archetype dice
    - A mini terrain pack (1 room worth that matches the map somehow - 4-6 pieces) from TerrainCrafter
    - A transparent 2D miniature from Dwarven Epics
    6. I will place the winner's dungeon in the current month's 'Random Encounters Map Collection' magazine! The cover for the magazine will be based off of the winner's submission.
    7. Past winners are exempt from winning future contests for six months. Entries will be disqualified if they are too long or if they violate copyright laws.
* Note about rights: All entrants to the One-Page Dungeon Contest retain all rights to original content created by them. Winners understand that their submission will appear in said month's 'Map Collection,' that they will receive no funds for said publication, and their content may be published in future Random Encounters and Epic Werkes Studio content for promotional and not-for-profit purposes (except in the magazine in which it was originally published through Patreon and DriveThruRPG). The Entrant's name will be included on all of their published material.

YOU CONTROL HOW YOU PLEDGE:
1. What you are charged for: Your support is on a per-creation basis.
2. Frequency of content: I usually release one (1) Exclusive Creature Token, and as many Daily Random Encounters black and white maps as there are days in the month, as 'content' per month. There may be fewer maps, depending on how busy I am with freelance work.
3. Pay for as much or as little as you want: You can set a maximum for how many creations you pay for each month, when you sign up as a patron.
4. When you are charged: Patreon bills your credit card or PayPal account at the beginning of each month for the month prior. So, at the beginning of October you pay for what was released in September. Patreon sends me 90-95% of what they charge you.

HOW TO GET STARTED
First, you roll 3d6 six times… oops, wrong campaign!
  1. Do not pledge more than you can afford and make sure you want to be a patron.
  2. Figure out how much you want to pledge per piece of 'content' I release each month. Set a monthly max. This way, if you pledge $1.5o per creation and you only want to spend $9 per month (up to six creations), you enter 6 where Patreon asks you how many times you would like to pledge to Random Encounters.
  3. Remember your monthly maximum pledge. Write it down somewhere so you’re not surprised each month.
  4. Have fun and, GAME ON!

MY PARTNERS



Are you looking for quality rpg content delivered to your door every month? Then sign up with Mythoard and let them know I sent you!

As an added bonus for pledging here at Random Encounters, Dice Fanatics is offering new and current patrons a FREE set of selected polyhedral dice (shipping covered up to $5). Sign up for Mythoard now and you won't be disappointed! Read this endorsement from Mythoard's Jared about what you can expect from this adventurous partnership!

"Cartography inspires the imagination and fires the creativity of any old school gamer. We remember the days of the pale blue interior covers that housed the original D&D maps with the iconic symbols of secret doors, stairs going up and down, and skeletons in the corner. It was the good old days of Magic Arrow and Fireball and things were poignant and simple. Justin's cartography brings us back to that time when we were young ourselves, 11 years old gaming in the living room, and while the maps were just black and white lines on graph paper, in our imagination there were gigantic dragons blazing fire, hoarding enough gold to build a castle keep in our character's retirement.

"This is why we are pleased to partner with Random Encounters and the creative talents of Justin David Russell. We will be including maps in our monthly subscription crates from his stunning library of cartographic artifacts that you can use on your own gaming table. We are the first RPG crate, the longest running RPG crate, and the largest monthly RPG crate - shipping monthly with full size 8 1/2 x 11 RPG hardbacks and softcovers... not some tiny box filled with little samples! We also homebrew our own campaigns with our Dwarven Epics storylines that you can enjoy each month.

As a thank you for just giving us a look, we are proud to announce that we are sponsoring Justin's Patreon with a free set of polyhedral dice from www.DiceFanatics.com! Just for being a current or new patron of Justin's site, you'll score a cool set of acrylic polyhedrals at no cost and we'll even cover up to $5 in shipping to wherever you are in the world. Just let Justin know and he'll connect you to get your free set of dice. If you haven't already sponsored his Patreon, why wait? This is your chance to become his patron and score a cool set of dice at the same time. Join today!"

Luke over at The DM Lair will be designing adventures with his fans using my Random Encounters maps! Check out his Youtube Channel for more details, and follow along!

'THE SECRET OF FORSAKEN PEAK' MEGADELVE PROJECT



DM Dave
and I are collaborating on a massive KS project to bring you a fully fleshed out setting and multi-level dungeon, 'The Secret of Forsaken Peak,' for 5e! Sign up for our Newsletter to get regular updates and a FREE adventure, 'The Goblin Mines.'

THANKS!
I want to extend a personal 'THANK YOU' to all patrons for their generous support. I love tabletop role-playing. This provides me a way to give back for the years of inspiration and fun I have experienced with this hobby.

LINKS
Find Random Encounters in the following places!
Blogger
Instagram
Facebook
Feel free to visit my online portfolio, or 'like' Epic Werkes Studio (my freelance illustration business) on Facebook.
DM Dave
Tiers
Hireling!
$1 or more per creation 7 patrons


  • Hired Sword: You gain access to patron-only content and polls.


Includes

  • Patron-only polls and content.
Henchman!
$1.50 or more per creation 1 patron


  • Hireling! access.
  • Companion in Arms: Be a part of the process! I'll make a post on the first of every month asking my patrons to type one word to give me inspiration for my maps. I will take the first 28-31 suggestions (depending on the month). I'll work a word per day into each map, somehow.


Includes

  • Patron-only polls and content.
  • Map inspiration suggestions.
1st Level Adventurer!
$2 or more per creation 2 patrons


  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • Novice Adventurer: Access to a high-resolution, Exclusive Monthly NPC or Monster Token with flavour text.


Includes

  • Patron-only polls and content.
  • Map inspiration suggestions.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
10th Level Adventurer!
$3 or more per creation 8 patrons


  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • 1st level Adventurer! access.
  • Seasoned Adventurer: Access to high-resolution downloads of my 'Random Encounters Map Collections' in PDF format. Each magazine features all maps from the previous month in high-resolution, all relevant flavour text, and a unique cover illustrated by me.


Includes

  • Patron-only polls and content.
  • Map inspiration suggestions.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
  • High-resolution download of each 'Random Encounters Map Collection,' as it is released.
20th Level Adventurer!
$5 or more per creation 10 patrons


  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • 1st Level Adventurer! access.
  • 1oth Level Adventurer! access.
  • Veteran Adventurer: On the 1st of each month, I will make a post in which I will ask all $5 patrons to pick their favourite map from the previous month. I will then turn the first 5 picks (first come, first served; ignoring any duplicate picks) into classic blue maps, then send them, in high-resolution, zipped, to all $5 supporters.


Includes

  • Patron-only polls and content.
  • Map inspiration suggestions.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
  • High-resolution download of each 'Random Encounters Map Collection,' as it is released.
  • 5 high-resolution Classic Blue Maps.
Goals
$84 of $100 per creation

All goals reached bring me one step closer to attending the Illustration Master Class. Help me achieve one of my life long goals that will take my career to the next level.
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(Please note that all materials published here are for private use only. They are the express property of Justin David Russel.. If you are interested in publishing my work, please contact me privately)


A sample Exclusive Creature Token


Sample Daily Map
WHO I AM AND WHERE I GET MY INSPIRATION
My name isJustin David Russell. I run a freelance fantasy illustration business, Epic Werkes Studio. I am inspired by classic fantasy literature and classic fantasy role playing games. My favourite thing about tabletop rpgs is that I can blend my love of art with my love of literature. I get to write and illustrate my own stories! The best way I can share that inspiration with you is to provide tokens, maps, and stories for use with your own tabletop and online rpgs.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PATREON
Freelance is my life. It is the only thing I have ever wanted to do for a career. My next move is to attend the Illustration Master Class. You can help me by pledging here. Funds also go toward helping me purchase art supplies and pay odd bills.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
  • FREE Maps: I provide free, quality old school maps as .jpgs with hooks and/or flavour text.
  • FREE Tokens:  I release one Exclusive Creature Token per month. A higher-resolution version is available for $2 patrons.
  • Monthly Magazine: At the beginning of each month, I release a 'Random Encounters Map Collection' magazine containing the previous month's maps, in higher resolution, with all flavour text, for $3 patrons. I keep the magazine up until patrons are charged, then take down the prior month's issue and release the new one. Standard back issues are available for sale, and low-resolution versions are available as pay-what-you-want, from DrivthruRPG.
  • Monthly One-Page Dungeon Contest: All patrons may participate in a monthly, patron-judged, one-page dungeon contest. For anyone wanting to compete, the rules are simple:
    1. Entrants MUST be a patron (of any amount).
    2. On the 1st of each month, I choose a small map from the previous month's content.
    3. Entrants have until 11:59 p.m. on the 15th to come up with a one-page dungeon (it MUST fit on one letter-sized page and it MUST be system neutral).
    4. On the 16th, I put up all submissions for patrons to judge.
    5. The winner receives from Mythoard RPG Crate:
    - A deluxe set of Dice Fanatics Archetype dice
    - A mini terrain pack (1 room worth that matches the map somehow - 4-6 pieces) from TerrainCrafter
    - A transparent 2D miniature from Dwarven Epics
    6. I will place the winner's dungeon in the current month's 'Random Encounters Map Collection' magazine! The cover for the magazine will be based off of the winner's submission.
    7. Past winners are exempt from winning future contests for six months. Entries will be disqualified if they are too long or if they violate copyright laws.
* Note about rights: All entrants to the One-Page Dungeon Contest retain all rights to original content created by them. Winners understand that their submission will appear in said month's 'Map Collection,' that they will receive no funds for said publication, and their content may be published in future Random Encounters and Epic Werkes Studio content for promotional and not-for-profit purposes (except in the magazine in which it was originally published through Patreon and DriveThruRPG). The Entrant's name will be included on all of their published material.

YOU CONTROL HOW YOU PLEDGE:
1. What you are charged for: Your support is on a per-creation basis.
2. Frequency of content: I usually release one (1) Exclusive Creature Token, and as many Daily Random Encounters black and white maps as there are days in the month, as 'content' per month. There may be fewer maps, depending on how busy I am with freelance work.
3. Pay for as much or as little as you want: You can set a maximum for how many creations you pay for each month, when you sign up as a patron.
4. When you are charged: Patreon bills your credit card or PayPal account at the beginning of each month for the month prior. So, at the beginning of October you pay for what was released in September. Patreon sends me 90-95% of what they charge you.

HOW TO GET STARTED
First, you roll 3d6 six times… oops, wrong campaign!
  1. Do not pledge more than you can afford and make sure you want to be a patron.
  2. Figure out how much you want to pledge per piece of 'content' I release each month. Set a monthly max. This way, if you pledge $1.5o per creation and you only want to spend $9 per month (up to six creations), you enter 6 where Patreon asks you how many times you would like to pledge to Random Encounters.
  3. Remember your monthly maximum pledge. Write it down somewhere so you’re not surprised each month.
  4. Have fun and, GAME ON!

MY PARTNERS



Are you looking for quality rpg content delivered to your door every month? Then sign up with Mythoard and let them know I sent you!

As an added bonus for pledging here at Random Encounters, Dice Fanatics is offering new and current patrons a FREE set of selected polyhedral dice (shipping covered up to $5). Sign up for Mythoard now and you won't be disappointed! Read this endorsement from Mythoard's Jared about what you can expect from this adventurous partnership!

"Cartography inspires the imagination and fires the creativity of any old school gamer. We remember the days of the pale blue interior covers that housed the original D&D maps with the iconic symbols of secret doors, stairs going up and down, and skeletons in the corner. It was the good old days of Magic Arrow and Fireball and things were poignant and simple. Justin's cartography brings us back to that time when we were young ourselves, 11 years old gaming in the living room, and while the maps were just black and white lines on graph paper, in our imagination there were gigantic dragons blazing fire, hoarding enough gold to build a castle keep in our character's retirement.

"This is why we are pleased to partner with Random Encounters and the creative talents of Justin David Russell. We will be including maps in our monthly subscription crates from his stunning library of cartographic artifacts that you can use on your own gaming table. We are the first RPG crate, the longest running RPG crate, and the largest monthly RPG crate - shipping monthly with full size 8 1/2 x 11 RPG hardbacks and softcovers... not some tiny box filled with little samples! We also homebrew our own campaigns with our Dwarven Epics storylines that you can enjoy each month.

As a thank you for just giving us a look, we are proud to announce that we are sponsoring Justin's Patreon with a free set of polyhedral dice from www.DiceFanatics.com! Just for being a current or new patron of Justin's site, you'll score a cool set of acrylic polyhedrals at no cost and we'll even cover up to $5 in shipping to wherever you are in the world. Just let Justin know and he'll connect you to get your free set of dice. If you haven't already sponsored his Patreon, why wait? This is your chance to become his patron and score a cool set of dice at the same time. Join today!"

Luke over at The DM Lair will be designing adventures with his fans using my Random Encounters maps! Check out his Youtube Channel for more details, and follow along!

'THE SECRET OF FORSAKEN PEAK' MEGADELVE PROJECT



DM Dave
and I are collaborating on a massive KS project to bring you a fully fleshed out setting and multi-level dungeon, 'The Secret of Forsaken Peak,' for 5e! Sign up for our Newsletter to get regular updates and a FREE adventure, 'The Goblin Mines.'

THANKS!
I want to extend a personal 'THANK YOU' to all patrons for their generous support. I love tabletop role-playing. This provides me a way to give back for the years of inspiration and fun I have experienced with this hobby.

LINKS
Find Random Encounters in the following places!
Blogger
Instagram
Facebook
Feel free to visit my online portfolio, or 'like' Epic Werkes Studio (my freelance illustration business) on Facebook.
DM Dave

Recent posts by Justin David Russell

Tiers
Hireling!
$1 or more per creation 7 patrons


  • Hired Sword: You gain access to patron-only content and polls.


Includes

  • Patron-only polls and content.
Henchman!
$1.50 or more per creation 1 patron


  • Hireling! access.
  • Companion in Arms: Be a part of the process! I'll make a post on the first of every month asking my patrons to type one word to give me inspiration for my maps. I will take the first 28-31 suggestions (depending on the month). I'll work a word per day into each map, somehow.


Includes

  • Patron-only polls and content.
  • Map inspiration suggestions.
1st Level Adventurer!
$2 or more per creation 2 patrons


  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • Novice Adventurer: Access to a high-resolution, Exclusive Monthly NPC or Monster Token with flavour text.


Includes

  • Patron-only polls and content.
  • Map inspiration suggestions.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
10th Level Adventurer!
$3 or more per creation 8 patrons


  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • 1st level Adventurer! access.
  • Seasoned Adventurer: Access to high-resolution downloads of my 'Random Encounters Map Collections' in PDF format. Each magazine features all maps from the previous month in high-resolution, all relevant flavour text, and a unique cover illustrated by me.


Includes

  • Patron-only polls and content.
  • Map inspiration suggestions.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
  • High-resolution download of each 'Random Encounters Map Collection,' as it is released.
20th Level Adventurer!
$5 or more per creation 10 patrons


  • Hireling! access.
  • Henchman! access.
  • 1st Level Adventurer! access.
  • 1oth Level Adventurer! access.
  • Veteran Adventurer: On the 1st of each month, I will make a post in which I will ask all $5 patrons to pick their favourite map from the previous month. I will then turn the first 5 picks (first come, first served; ignoring any duplicate picks) into classic blue maps, then send them, in high-resolution, zipped, to all $5 supporters.


Includes

  • Patron-only polls and content.
  • Map inspiration suggestions.
  • High-resolution Exclusive Monthly Token.
  • High-resolution download of each 'Random Encounters Map Collection,' as it is released.
  • 5 high-resolution Classic Blue Maps.