The Space Between Stories is creating Blogs, Event Design, Game Consulting, Character Design
48
patrons
$194
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 27 patrons
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!
That's Me!
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
At five dollars a month, you get to be a part of the blog! We'll have a brief chat about a game you are playing or writing each month and I'll incorporate something from either your characters, your story, or your design into what I discuss on the blog! It will highlight not only the work you are doing and expose my followers to your great stories or events, but you get to tell me things you are personally excited about in the stories you tell and they get showcased here!
How Do We...?
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
For 10 dollars a month, you get everything on the lower tiers (a great thanks for support, a mention in one of the blogs, and inclusion in all the lead-up conversations around public blogs) as well as a PDF of all the writings, photos, and designs I publish each month. It comes in a neat news letter format which is easily shareable among your own gaming communities, or printable for reading offline!
With Our Powers Combined...
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
For 20 dollars a month, you get everything on the lower tiers (a great thanks for support, a mention in one of the blogs, a monthly PDF newsletter and inclusion in all the lead-up conversations around public blogs) 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. 
Power Hour! (Game Designers Recommended Level)
$50 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
For 50 dollars a month, you get everything on the lower tiers (a great thanks for support, a direct mention in one of the blogs, the request-a-blog, and the PDF newsletter). However, this tier is meant for event and game designers specifically. 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. This tier can also be purchased by any LARPer who is interested in help character building, storytelling, or roleplay steering.
Own It, Design It, Live it! (Game Owners Recommended)
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For 100 dollars a month, you get everything on the lower tiers (a great thanks for support, a direct mention in one of the blogs, the request-a-blog, and the PDF newsletter). However, 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. 
Goals
$194 of $200 per month
GoPro: I really want to be able to live stream (with people's permission) some LARP events and big scenes. It would let me talk more actively about the work behind the scenes as well. However, that requires some durable technology and money. So, when I hit 200 dollars a month, I'll be purchasing a GoPro so I can bring LARP design and stories to you in a variety of media, not just written words. 
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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 27 patrons
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!
That's Me!
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
At five dollars a month, you get to be a part of the blog! We'll have a brief chat about a game you are playing or writing each month and I'll incorporate something from either your characters, your story, or your design into what I discuss on the blog! It will highlight not only the work you are doing and expose my followers to your great stories or events, but you get to tell me things you are personally excited about in the stories you tell and they get showcased here!
How Do We...?
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
For 10 dollars a month, you get everything on the lower tiers (a great thanks for support, a mention in one of the blogs, and inclusion in all the lead-up conversations around public blogs) as well as a PDF of all the writings, photos, and designs I publish each month. It comes in a neat news letter format which is easily shareable among your own gaming communities, or printable for reading offline!
With Our Powers Combined...
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
For 20 dollars a month, you get everything on the lower tiers (a great thanks for support, a mention in one of the blogs, a monthly PDF newsletter and inclusion in all the lead-up conversations around public blogs) 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. 
Power Hour! (Game Designers Recommended Level)
$50 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
For 50 dollars a month, you get everything on the lower tiers (a great thanks for support, a direct mention in one of the blogs, the request-a-blog, and the PDF newsletter). However, this tier is meant for event and game designers specifically. 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. This tier can also be purchased by any LARPer who is interested in help character building, storytelling, or roleplay steering.
Own It, Design It, Live it! (Game Owners Recommended)
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For 100 dollars a month, you get everything on the lower tiers (a great thanks for support, a direct mention in one of the blogs, the request-a-blog, and the PDF newsletter). However, 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.