The Space Between Stories

The Space Between Stories

is creating Blogs, Event Design, Game Consulting, Character Design

52

patrons

$210

per month
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to tell stories. Acting, directing, writing, dancing -- it didn't matter how, as long as it told a story that tugged on the heart-strings and made people think a bit deeper about their lives. Nowadays, I'm lucky enough to use interactive event and game design to tell hundreds of stories with thousands of people across the planet. I cannot describe how lucky I am to have all of you as fellow storytellers and creators who are helping me on this journey to learning how to tell different, better, and more world-reaching stories.

This Patreon is dedicated to everyone else in the storytelling and role-playing community. All the money from it goes back into learning how to create better narrative and game design. Therefore, as you all give to me, I can give back to you. Whether it's going to design conferences, creating bigger events in the United States, or simply getting a vacation to play a new game where I see how others create, I'm putting any pledge given by my Patrons right back into enhancing myself as a narrative designer and gamer. With each pledge I can continue to learn and grow as not just a designer, but a storyteller. Thank you so much again for being a part of this collaborative, creative, narrative-driven community.

Keep telling great stories.
Tiers
All the World's a Stage!
$1 or more per month

The most important tier, it is nearest and dearest to my heart! Are you a fellow creator? If you've ever played a game, acted in an improv scene, told a story through a character, or helped others tell their stories then yes! YOU are a creator. You are a part of this great stage and story we are all telling. If you want to support a fellow creator, if we've ever told a good story together, if you want to help live the dream of bringing collaborative, immersive design to American storytelling? This is the level for you. All blog posts will be released to Patreons earlier than on the public blog, so you can read, leave comments, or have feedback included in the public facing blog! This helps you collaborate on industry education as it's being made! (Thanks to Bret Lehne for the photo from Inside Hamlet 2017.)

Brief Character/Story Development
$5 or more per month only 3 left

At five dollars a month, we get to spend at least 15 minutes a month chatting on how to help you better develop a character, a story line, or anything larp related. These chats will happen strictly online and I recommend they are used for: working on character costuming, developing backstory, fitting a character into genres, figuring out how to steer plot, or thinking through a character who has stalled in their story. This is personalized time to help you better your own larp experience. (It is your responsibility to reach out by email, Facebook, or Discord to organize your monthly chat! If you miss 1 month, it can roll into the next for a 30 minute chat.)  (Thanks to Erin Pierce for the photo from Dammerung Larp.)

30 Minute Larp Consulting Session
$10 or more per month only 4 left

For 10 dollars a month, you get a 30 minute one-on-one session with me (either over video conference, chat, or in person if you are local) to consult on anything in the larping sphere you want. It can be game development, character development, story steering, personalized character wardrobe picking, set design, setting development, or anything under the immersive event umbrella whether you are a player or creator. This is 33% discount on my regular consulting fees. It is your responsibility to reach out and book your session, but if you don't have anything in a given month, you can roll over to having an hour session the month after.  (Thanks to Jacque Blake for the photo, from Dystopia Rising.)

With Our Powers Combined...
$20 or more per month

For 20 dollars a month, you get the 30 minute consulting session listed above, as well as the special ability request and have me write ONE blog post per month on a subject you particularly need to know. You get a specially crafted post that can focus on a topic which is of interest to your particular community, design style, narrative approach, or something that is happening in the stories you are currently telling.  (Thanks to Katherine Chartier for the photo, from Dystopia Rising.)

Game Design Consult On-Call!
$50 or more per month only 3 left

For 50 dollars a month, you get direct access to me over chat as a game design supporter. In addition, once a month you will get an hour long phone call to discuss any issues your game is having, how to handle them, community management, new design aspects you might be trying, or anything else you want a specific consultation about to make your storytelling experience better. After that hour long session, you have me as a resource for brief chats, questions, and editing for your game as needed. This is a significant discount on my regular game design services. This tier can also be purchased by any LARPer who is interested in help character building, storytelling, or roleplay steering. (Thanks to Bret Lehne for the photo, from Inside Hamlet 2017.)

Focused Game Design Support
$100 or more per month only 2 left

This tier is meant for event and game owners specifically. If you own a game but do not have your own community management, PR, or high level design staff, you can hire my services for 100 dollars a month to help make your game better. It includes at least two 1 hour consulting phone calls a month, on call emergency support over Facebook, email consultation responses, and visiting your game at least once a year for on the ground support. This tier may also be purchased by any LARPer who is interested in long-term discussions over character and story development. (Thanks to Jesse Robert Gifford Stuart for the photo from Eskhaton Larp.)

Goals
$210 of $300 per month
When I reach $300 a month pledged, I'll officially start the road to one of the Nordic LARP design conferences. I'll blog each step of the process, record what seminars I can, take ideas about seminars you want to see taught, and help my followers experience the next level of game design through my eyes. As stated, the entire goal of this Patreon is for me to further enhance my game design knowledge to bring it back to the communities in the United States, and this will be the first major step on that road!
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For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to tell stories. Acting, directing, writing, dancing -- it didn't matter how, as long as it told a story that tugged on the heart-strings and made people think a bit deeper about their lives. Nowadays, I'm lucky enough to use interactive event and game design to tell hundreds of stories with thousands of people across the planet. I cannot describe how lucky I am to have all of you as fellow storytellers and creators who are helping me on this journey to learning how to tell different, better, and more world-reaching stories.

This Patreon is dedicated to everyone else in the storytelling and role-playing community. All the money from it goes back into learning how to create better narrative and game design. Therefore, as you all give to me, I can give back to you. Whether it's going to design conferences, creating bigger events in the United States, or simply getting a vacation to play a new game where I see how others create, I'm putting any pledge given by my Patrons right back into enhancing myself as a narrative designer and gamer. With each pledge I can continue to learn and grow as not just a designer, but a storyteller. Thank you so much again for being a part of this collaborative, creative, narrative-driven community.

Keep telling great stories.

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Tiers
All the World's a Stage!
$1 or more per month

The most important tier, it is nearest and dearest to my heart! Are you a fellow creator? If you've ever played a game, acted in an improv scene, told a story through a character, or helped others tell their stories then yes! YOU are a creator. You are a part of this great stage and story we are all telling. If you want to support a fellow creator, if we've ever told a good story together, if you want to help live the dream of bringing collaborative, immersive design to American storytelling? This is the level for you. All blog posts will be released to Patreons earlier than on the public blog, so you can read, leave comments, or have feedback included in the public facing blog! This helps you collaborate on industry education as it's being made! (Thanks to Bret Lehne for the photo from Inside Hamlet 2017.)

Brief Character/Story Development
$5 or more per month only 3 left

At five dollars a month, we get to spend at least 15 minutes a month chatting on how to help you better develop a character, a story line, or anything larp related. These chats will happen strictly online and I recommend they are used for: working on character costuming, developing backstory, fitting a character into genres, figuring out how to steer plot, or thinking through a character who has stalled in their story. This is personalized time to help you better your own larp experience. (It is your responsibility to reach out by email, Facebook, or Discord to organize your monthly chat! If you miss 1 month, it can roll into the next for a 30 minute chat.)  (Thanks to Erin Pierce for the photo from Dammerung Larp.)

30 Minute Larp Consulting Session
$10 or more per month only 4 left

For 10 dollars a month, you get a 30 minute one-on-one session with me (either over video conference, chat, or in person if you are local) to consult on anything in the larping sphere you want. It can be game development, character development, story steering, personalized character wardrobe picking, set design, setting development, or anything under the immersive event umbrella whether you are a player or creator. This is 33% discount on my regular consulting fees. It is your responsibility to reach out and book your session, but if you don't have anything in a given month, you can roll over to having an hour session the month after.  (Thanks to Jacque Blake for the photo, from Dystopia Rising.)

With Our Powers Combined...
$20 or more per month

For 20 dollars a month, you get the 30 minute consulting session listed above, as well as the special ability request and have me write ONE blog post per month on a subject you particularly need to know. You get a specially crafted post that can focus on a topic which is of interest to your particular community, design style, narrative approach, or something that is happening in the stories you are currently telling.  (Thanks to Katherine Chartier for the photo, from Dystopia Rising.)

Game Design Consult On-Call!
$50 or more per month only 3 left

For 50 dollars a month, you get direct access to me over chat as a game design supporter. In addition, once a month you will get an hour long phone call to discuss any issues your game is having, how to handle them, community management, new design aspects you might be trying, or anything else you want a specific consultation about to make your storytelling experience better. After that hour long session, you have me as a resource for brief chats, questions, and editing for your game as needed. This is a significant discount on my regular game design services. This tier can also be purchased by any LARPer who is interested in help character building, storytelling, or roleplay steering. (Thanks to Bret Lehne for the photo, from Inside Hamlet 2017.)

Focused Game Design Support
$100 or more per month only 2 left

This tier is meant for event and game owners specifically. If you own a game but do not have your own community management, PR, or high level design staff, you can hire my services for 100 dollars a month to help make your game better. It includes at least two 1 hour consulting phone calls a month, on call emergency support over Facebook, email consultation responses, and visiting your game at least once a year for on the ground support. This tier may also be purchased by any LARPer who is interested in long-term discussions over character and story development. (Thanks to Jesse Robert Gifford Stuart for the photo from Eskhaton Larp.)