Ben Scerri is creating Tabletop Games
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patrons

$39
per month
 GIVE ME THE SHORT VERSION! 
My name is Ben Scerri, and I run Red World Press. I make entire new RPGs, and content for existing RPGs. With this Patreon, you can expect to see:
  • Blades in the Dark hacks,
  • Fate Core games and content,
  • Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition compatible content,
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay compatible content,
  • And so much more...

 OK, SO WHAT'S YOUR DEAL? 
I'm a video-game designer by day, and a tabletop-game designer by night. I've written a bunch of free games and fan supplements over on redworld.press. My games are about atypical and often over-looked perspectives – those imprisoned for life, the marginalised, the downtrodden – or they're about small unusual niches, themes, or mechanics (like a game played in silence, or one using road signs as a mechanic, playable only during road trips).

 WHY DO YOU WANT MY MONEY? 
With your pledges, I'll be able to spend more time making tabletop-games of an even higher quality; paying for better artists, better tools, and to hire diverse writers and experts. You can read Red World Press's full manifesto here, to better understand what I'll be doing, and how.

 WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? 
By becoming a Patron, you'll receive playtest copies of my games, as they're updated, finished copies of some-or-all of my games as PDFs, and even discounts on Print on Demand titles, depending on your pledge level. My content spans from smaller stuff, like much of what's on my website already, as well as my grander content, such as my up-and-coming RPGs All Shall Fade, Astrorotica, AI: Anarchy Initiated, and the Menagerie! What are those things, you ask?

  •  All Shall Fade  is a grim fantasy, gothic/cosmic horror, Sword & Sandals RPG about criminals unleashed upon a terrifying hellscape Dungeon, who have to carve out a new home for humanity. It’s bloody. It’s brutal. You’re probably not going to survive. It features:
    • A new Forged in Darkness-inspired dice system, based on "fading", where every roll you make creeps you closer to death, insanity, or hopelessness.
    • Keyword-based characters, rewarding clever use of language with interesting gameplay, where your character’s crime defines them most.
    • A system for shifting fortunes, failing forward, and for post-death play,
    • And a twisted setting for you to explore, with tools to expand it as you go!
  •  Astrorotica  is romantic sci-fi adventure RPG about dashing rogues on the edges of space, flying space ships, making friends, and finding love. The universe beyond Earth has no use for violence, and now folks work together to make sure everyone has a good time. You'll find:
    • An innovative engine built to make violence mechanically impossible, allowing negotiation, wit, and romance to take its place.
    • A lifepath character creation system, focusing on why you left Earth, and what you’re hoping to find.
    • Tools for GMs to create wonderful, fantastic worlds and cultures for your players to meet and fall in love with.
  •  AI: Anarchy Initiated  is a "Post-Cyberpunk" robots vs humans dystopian RPG, set in the very far future, long after a war between humanity and the machines. The humans won, just barely, and they enslaved billions of 'bots. But now, you and your buddies have broken, and by breaking, you're set free. It's finally time to finish the job: to kill the last humans... It is Powered by Fate Core, with the following innovations:
    • A Software/Hardware system, where every hit you take comes with a choice: What part of yourself are you willing to give up to keep fighting?
    • A weird XP system, where you're rewarded with Company Credit for following the rules, and Persona Points for breaking them. Every action you take (or don't take) is a choice!
    • And a fleshed-out megacity for you to explore, and hopefully save from the brutal remnants of humanity.
  •  Menagerie  is a zine filled with content compatible with Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. Each issue has/will have ~15 pages of content, suitable for GMs and players alike, containing things like:
    • Thoroughly playtested house rules (e.g. overland travel, diseases, and less ableist mental disorders).
    • Unique setting materials (e.g. strange gods, grand cities, and ancient civilisations).
    • New monsters, items, and spells.
    • And whole adventures for your players to explore!

 WHAT DOES "SMALL", "MEDIUM", AND "LARGE" ENTAIL? 
Small-scale creations are 1-to-5 pages long, like Rough Road Ahead, I'd Like You To Meet, MegaCorp, or Dogma. Short and snappy, designed for one-shots. These games will get released, publicly, for free, but you'll get them a month in advance, always!

Medium-scale creations are 6-to-20 pages long, like Dirty Aces or issues of the Menagerie. Longer, more contemplative, and designed for longer campaigns. These will go on sale a month after they're posted here.

Large-scale creations are 21+ pages long, and are either extensive hacks or full games. All Shall Fade, Astrorotica, and AI: Anarchy Initiated all fit this description.

 WHEN / HOW OFTEN CAN I EXPECT THESE GEMS?! 
In an average month, I'll make and release at least one creation, but sometimes the lightning strikes and I make much more than that.
Tiers
NEOPHYTE
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
- Access to my Patron-only content,

- Early access to playtests materials, 

- Your name listed as a NEOPHYTE in all my creations!

INITIATE
$3 or more per month 1 patron
- Everything in NEOPHYTE, +

- All my finished small-scale creations for free as PDFs a month before anyone else, 

- Discount codes on all my larger PDF creations, 

- Your name listed as an INITIATE in all my creations!

COMRADE
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
- Everything in INITIATE, +

- All my finished small-to-medium-scale creations for free as PDFs a month before anyone else, 

- Access to my Work-in-Progress PDFs, posted once a month, 

- Your name listed as a COMRADE in all my creations!

MEGA COMRADE
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
- Everything in COMRADE, +

- All my finished creations for free as PDFs, regardless of size, a month before anyone else,

- A vote on what I work on next,

- Your name listed as a MEGA COMRADE in all my creations!

MEGA-HYPER-SUPER COMRADE
$20 or more per month 1 patron
- Everything in MEGA COMRADE, +

- Discount codes for all my print-on-demand products, giving them to you at production cost,

- Your name listed as a MEGA-HYPER-SUPER COMRADE in all my creations!

Finally, I'll make a personalised small-scale game, just for you! DM me when you know what you want, and I'll add you to the list!

Goals
$39 of $75 per month
Adobe Bliss! At $75 a month, I'll be able to cover the entire Adobe CC package, which will mean better layouts (InDesign), better graphics (Photoshop / Illustrator), and better videos (Premiere)!
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 GIVE ME THE SHORT VERSION! 
My name is Ben Scerri, and I run Red World Press. I make entire new RPGs, and content for existing RPGs. With this Patreon, you can expect to see:
  • Blades in the Dark hacks,
  • Fate Core games and content,
  • Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition compatible content,
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay compatible content,
  • And so much more...

 OK, SO WHAT'S YOUR DEAL? 
I'm a video-game designer by day, and a tabletop-game designer by night. I've written a bunch of free games and fan supplements over on redworld.press. My games are about atypical and often over-looked perspectives – those imprisoned for life, the marginalised, the downtrodden – or they're about small unusual niches, themes, or mechanics (like a game played in silence, or one using road signs as a mechanic, playable only during road trips).

 WHY DO YOU WANT MY MONEY? 
With your pledges, I'll be able to spend more time making tabletop-games of an even higher quality; paying for better artists, better tools, and to hire diverse writers and experts. You can read Red World Press's full manifesto here, to better understand what I'll be doing, and how.

 WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? 
By becoming a Patron, you'll receive playtest copies of my games, as they're updated, finished copies of some-or-all of my games as PDFs, and even discounts on Print on Demand titles, depending on your pledge level. My content spans from smaller stuff, like much of what's on my website already, as well as my grander content, such as my up-and-coming RPGs All Shall Fade, Astrorotica, AI: Anarchy Initiated, and the Menagerie! What are those things, you ask?

  •  All Shall Fade  is a grim fantasy, gothic/cosmic horror, Sword & Sandals RPG about criminals unleashed upon a terrifying hellscape Dungeon, who have to carve out a new home for humanity. It’s bloody. It’s brutal. You’re probably not going to survive. It features:
    • A new Forged in Darkness-inspired dice system, based on "fading", where every roll you make creeps you closer to death, insanity, or hopelessness.
    • Keyword-based characters, rewarding clever use of language with interesting gameplay, where your character’s crime defines them most.
    • A system for shifting fortunes, failing forward, and for post-death play,
    • And a twisted setting for you to explore, with tools to expand it as you go!
  •  Astrorotica  is romantic sci-fi adventure RPG about dashing rogues on the edges of space, flying space ships, making friends, and finding love. The universe beyond Earth has no use for violence, and now folks work together to make sure everyone has a good time. You'll find:
    • An innovative engine built to make violence mechanically impossible, allowing negotiation, wit, and romance to take its place.
    • A lifepath character creation system, focusing on why you left Earth, and what you’re hoping to find.
    • Tools for GMs to create wonderful, fantastic worlds and cultures for your players to meet and fall in love with.
  •  AI: Anarchy Initiated  is a "Post-Cyberpunk" robots vs humans dystopian RPG, set in the very far future, long after a war between humanity and the machines. The humans won, just barely, and they enslaved billions of 'bots. But now, you and your buddies have broken, and by breaking, you're set free. It's finally time to finish the job: to kill the last humans... It is Powered by Fate Core, with the following innovations:
    • A Software/Hardware system, where every hit you take comes with a choice: What part of yourself are you willing to give up to keep fighting?
    • A weird XP system, where you're rewarded with Company Credit for following the rules, and Persona Points for breaking them. Every action you take (or don't take) is a choice!
    • And a fleshed-out megacity for you to explore, and hopefully save from the brutal remnants of humanity.
  •  Menagerie  is a zine filled with content compatible with Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. Each issue has/will have ~15 pages of content, suitable for GMs and players alike, containing things like:
    • Thoroughly playtested house rules (e.g. overland travel, diseases, and less ableist mental disorders).
    • Unique setting materials (e.g. strange gods, grand cities, and ancient civilisations).
    • New monsters, items, and spells.
    • And whole adventures for your players to explore!

 WHAT DOES "SMALL", "MEDIUM", AND "LARGE" ENTAIL? 
Small-scale creations are 1-to-5 pages long, like Rough Road Ahead, I'd Like You To Meet, MegaCorp, or Dogma. Short and snappy, designed for one-shots. These games will get released, publicly, for free, but you'll get them a month in advance, always!

Medium-scale creations are 6-to-20 pages long, like Dirty Aces or issues of the Menagerie. Longer, more contemplative, and designed for longer campaigns. These will go on sale a month after they're posted here.

Large-scale creations are 21+ pages long, and are either extensive hacks or full games. All Shall Fade, Astrorotica, and AI: Anarchy Initiated all fit this description.

 WHEN / HOW OFTEN CAN I EXPECT THESE GEMS?! 
In an average month, I'll make and release at least one creation, but sometimes the lightning strikes and I make much more than that.

Recent posts by Ben Scerri

Tiers
NEOPHYTE
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
- Access to my Patron-only content,

- Early access to playtests materials, 

- Your name listed as a NEOPHYTE in all my creations!

INITIATE
$3 or more per month 1 patron
- Everything in NEOPHYTE, +

- All my finished small-scale creations for free as PDFs a month before anyone else, 

- Discount codes on all my larger PDF creations, 

- Your name listed as an INITIATE in all my creations!

COMRADE
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
- Everything in INITIATE, +

- All my finished small-to-medium-scale creations for free as PDFs a month before anyone else, 

- Access to my Work-in-Progress PDFs, posted once a month, 

- Your name listed as a COMRADE in all my creations!

MEGA COMRADE
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
- Everything in COMRADE, +

- All my finished creations for free as PDFs, regardless of size, a month before anyone else,

- A vote on what I work on next,

- Your name listed as a MEGA COMRADE in all my creations!

MEGA-HYPER-SUPER COMRADE
$20 or more per month 1 patron
- Everything in MEGA COMRADE, +

- Discount codes for all my print-on-demand products, giving them to you at production cost,

- Your name listed as a MEGA-HYPER-SUPER COMRADE in all my creations!

Finally, I'll make a personalised small-scale game, just for you! DM me when you know what you want, and I'll add you to the list!