Smash Fiction is creating podcasts
58

patrons

$237
per month
It's an ancient dilemma, a question all nerds have asked since time immemorial: Who would win in a fight? Who would win in a wizarding battle between Gandalf and Dumbledore? Could the Power Rangers take down Godzilla? Is Batman's endless supply of contingency plans a match for Doctor Doom's deadly combination of science and sorcery? Alas, these questions could never truly be answered.

Until now.

The Smash Fiction Podcast settles, once and for all, the deepest mysteries of popular culture. Each week, five of the most passionate nerds in the multiverse gather to systematically debate a match between fictional characters who are carefully chosen and set in a scenario that tests their respective strengths and weaknesses. Matches can be direct fights, competitions, or a race to complete a specific goal. Sometimes a match pits a character against a hostile location, or tests a non-combat skill, relationship strength, or SCIENCE! And then there are the truly absurd three- or four-character free-for-all matches. From archery tournaments to hacker battles, from the Scare Games to the Hunger Games, absolutely anything can happen on Smash Fiction.

Each side has one or two advocates arguing for them, while an impartial judge moderates. But it's not all research and preparation, because eventually the judge announces ThLightning Round, in which the advocates are presented with a surprise scenario! Maybe the advocates suddenly have to argue why their characters would still succeed while drunk, or at Disneyland, or at running for president. The insanity continues until it's time for the judge to render a final, binding, and irrefutable verdict!

And that’s not all! Once a month, Smash Fiction breaks from its usual format to present the massively popular actual-play RPG, Extraordinary League! Dan Mulkerin GMs an epic crossover-laden story while the other hosts play an eclectic cast of characters, including Sterling Archer, Stitch, Luna Lovegood, Mordin Solus, Dante, and Nico Minoru. Follow along with the League as they fight, quip and perform musical theater in a cross-dimensional adventure that has seen them visit Eternia, Jurassic Park, and Westeros, in an attempt to defeat the evil forces of Phyrexia!

Smash Fiction is free to its fans, and always will be. But it isn’t free to produce. The hosts spend their own time and money researching characters each week and purchasing storage space. Moreover, we’d love to do more with the show—with your help, we can start a website, upgrade our sound, and even start creating bonus content for our patrons to enjoy. There are tiers and goals aplenty, and every little bit really does help.

You've always wanted the answers. Smash Fiction provides the answers and an hour's worth of laughs along with them. Join us, and let the fight be never-ending!
Tiers
Cat Judo Black Belt!
$1 or more per month 24 patrons
Belts, cats, judo--you've got it all, and we love you for it. To celebrate your patronage, we’ll thank you on the show in a fun way! Will Liz read a poem about you? Will an advocate do a character impression thanking you? Or perhaps your name will be enshrined in a judge’s opening segment or a Lightning Round! In addition, once we hit our $150 goal, you’ll get exclusive patron access to bonus content made by the advocates.
You Invented Time Travel!
$5 or more per month 20 patrons
Congrats on thwarting linear time! You get all the perks from the $1 a month level. In addition, once every other month, everyone in this tier and up gets to vote on a list of several potential matches, and the winning match will be turned into an episode! Also, once we hit our $150 goal, we'll be creating bonus content around a subject, and you’ll be able to vote on what that subject will be.

Godlike!
$10 or more per month 13 patrons
Divine power is yours! You get the perks of the $1 and $5 levels. Plus, once you’ve been at this level for 3 months, we’ll ask YOU for a one-time list of three to five different matches, characters, and/or Lightning Round ideas. We’ll choose one of your suggestions and transform it into a Smash Fiction episode! Also, once we hit our $500 goal, you’ll be able to vote on the subject matter of the bonus episodes.

Goals
$237 of $300 per month
Our sound will be sharper, clearer, less echoey! We’ll spend your donations on upgrading audio equipment and our overall production. Better mics, sound boards, and soundproofing don't come cheap, but the happiness of your ears is worth every cent!
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It's an ancient dilemma, a question all nerds have asked since time immemorial: Who would win in a fight? Who would win in a wizarding battle between Gandalf and Dumbledore? Could the Power Rangers take down Godzilla? Is Batman's endless supply of contingency plans a match for Doctor Doom's deadly combination of science and sorcery? Alas, these questions could never truly be answered.

Until now.

The Smash Fiction Podcast settles, once and for all, the deepest mysteries of popular culture. Each week, five of the most passionate nerds in the multiverse gather to systematically debate a match between fictional characters who are carefully chosen and set in a scenario that tests their respective strengths and weaknesses. Matches can be direct fights, competitions, or a race to complete a specific goal. Sometimes a match pits a character against a hostile location, or tests a non-combat skill, relationship strength, or SCIENCE! And then there are the truly absurd three- or four-character free-for-all matches. From archery tournaments to hacker battles, from the Scare Games to the Hunger Games, absolutely anything can happen on Smash Fiction.

Each side has one or two advocates arguing for them, while an impartial judge moderates. But it's not all research and preparation, because eventually the judge announces ThLightning Round, in which the advocates are presented with a surprise scenario! Maybe the advocates suddenly have to argue why their characters would still succeed while drunk, or at Disneyland, or at running for president. The insanity continues until it's time for the judge to render a final, binding, and irrefutable verdict!

And that’s not all! Once a month, Smash Fiction breaks from its usual format to present the massively popular actual-play RPG, Extraordinary League! Dan Mulkerin GMs an epic crossover-laden story while the other hosts play an eclectic cast of characters, including Sterling Archer, Stitch, Luna Lovegood, Mordin Solus, Dante, and Nico Minoru. Follow along with the League as they fight, quip and perform musical theater in a cross-dimensional adventure that has seen them visit Eternia, Jurassic Park, and Westeros, in an attempt to defeat the evil forces of Phyrexia!

Smash Fiction is free to its fans, and always will be. But it isn’t free to produce. The hosts spend their own time and money researching characters each week and purchasing storage space. Moreover, we’d love to do more with the show—with your help, we can start a website, upgrade our sound, and even start creating bonus content for our patrons to enjoy. There are tiers and goals aplenty, and every little bit really does help.

You've always wanted the answers. Smash Fiction provides the answers and an hour's worth of laughs along with them. Join us, and let the fight be never-ending!

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Tiers
Cat Judo Black Belt!
$1 or more per month 24 patrons
Belts, cats, judo--you've got it all, and we love you for it. To celebrate your patronage, we’ll thank you on the show in a fun way! Will Liz read a poem about you? Will an advocate do a character impression thanking you? Or perhaps your name will be enshrined in a judge’s opening segment or a Lightning Round! In addition, once we hit our $150 goal, you’ll get exclusive patron access to bonus content made by the advocates.
You Invented Time Travel!
$5 or more per month 20 patrons
Congrats on thwarting linear time! You get all the perks from the $1 a month level. In addition, once every other month, everyone in this tier and up gets to vote on a list of several potential matches, and the winning match will be turned into an episode! Also, once we hit our $150 goal, we'll be creating bonus content around a subject, and you’ll be able to vote on what that subject will be.

Godlike!
$10 or more per month 13 patrons
Divine power is yours! You get the perks of the $1 and $5 levels. Plus, once you’ve been at this level for 3 months, we’ll ask YOU for a one-time list of three to five different matches, characters, and/or Lightning Round ideas. We’ll choose one of your suggestions and transform it into a Smash Fiction episode! Also, once we hit our $500 goal, you’ll be able to vote on the subject matter of the bonus episodes.