What is This?Hey there! I'm Ryan M. Danks, a game designer and fiction author who's had some success on Kickstarter. I'm most known for my compelling settings and game mechanics, like those seen in Jadepunk: Tales From Kausao City and Shadowcraft: The Glamour War. While most of my commercial games have used the Fate Core rules system, I actually have decades of experience designing in more traditional systems, like d20 and World of Darkness-style dice pool games.
What I'd like to do with this Patreon is release some of those designs as "mini-games," as well as develop larger games. If you follow my Patreon, you'll get regular updates and playtest materials for the bigger releases (like Jadepunk 5e, which is currently in development), and the complete mini-game documents, which are created as the muse descends.
My mini-games will always be released as Pay-What-You-Want (PWYW) on DTRPG, or for free on another website.
How Much Do You Need to Do This?My only milestone covers my base monthly creative costs for the digital tools I need (a premium Grammarly account, graphic design tools, and some stock art). If I hit that milestone, I can create games and fiction without needing to come out of pocket to do so. Anything beyond that would be incredible, giving me the freedom and funding to hire editors, artists, layout designers, buy software, etc. With enough help, the sky's the limit as to what I can create!
Will You Become My Patron?I can't do this without you. You can help by becoming one of my patrons, sharing this page, or by reading and sharing the work I produce.
Whether you become a patron or not, thank you. Sincerely. The financial and moral support of people in the gaming community has kept me going for years, and I hope to continue to provide entertaining games for decades to come.