Sprites and Dice are creating Gaming Podcasts, Articles, and Streams
9

patrons

$36
per month

Photo by Elle Riccardi

Sprites and Dice
was created by Wyatt Krause and Jon Glover in the summer of 2013. Tired of the negativity that filled many other game reviews and websites, they longed for something more. With a love for both table top as well as video games, and their radar hugely pinned on the indie gaming community, they decided to make the site they'd always wished existed.

Sprites and Dice was founded to talk about games, and the gaming community, in a different way. Rather than focusing on the flaws in games, the writing focuses on what is done right.While we still approach gaming with a critical view, articles are only written when the writer enjoys the game they played, that there was a quality in it, whether it was story, game design, or art, that stood out to them in some remarkable fashion.

Life is short, after all. Isn’t it better to focus on the good stuff?

We currently have a full staff of six hard working nerds:

• Wyatt Krause, Editor-in-Chief
• Jon Glover, Webmaster
• Adam Factor, Editor
• Eric Henn, Lead Writer
• Dana Kjolner, Writer
• Nate Brogan, Sound Engineer

Our entire staff works on a volunteer basis, writing and posting articles after we’ve completed a full day’s work at our day jobs. We do it because we love it.

So, you may ask, what do we do?

Reviews


As writers for gaming, we of course love reviews; they are a great way of finding out if a game is a good fit for you. While we don’t believe in numerical ratings, we only review games that we enjoy playing, and we make it clear why that particular game caught our attention.

Op-Eds


We also write opinion pieces and features. Opinion pieces are articles meant to bring up a discussion; they can talk about the meaning behind the game, or they can argue why that game was so popular to begin with. Feature articles are supposed to be our ‘crunchy’ pieces where we do things like break down our strategies in our favorite tabletop games or do comparisons on various heroes in your favorite MOBA.

Podcasts & Twitch Streams


You can find our bi-monthly podcast in all of the usual places, as well as on our website and here on Patreon! We also run Twitch streams twice a week, and you can find our schedule here. With your continuing support we’ll be able to afford shinier equipment to benefit the ears of everyone in our audience.


Photo by Elle Riccardi

Community Events


Our roots have always been set in the clubs and communities we helped build in college. In the past, we have run gaming tables at conventions such as NPC and Conquest. As of 2017, we have started running a weekly gaming night at Huckleberry in New Paltz in order to provide a space for people to hang out and learn new games together!


Our Current Goals


With a brand new website and a push to make more content, podcasting now included, we want to ensure that this site will always be up and running, regardless of the financial stability of our staff. We also want to expand, moving towards better equipment and coverage of events. More importantly though, we want to pay our staff. While this site is a platform for new writers and developers to establish themselves, we would still like to compensate them for their hard work! If you enjoy our content, please consider supporting us. It means a lot to all of us here at Sprites and Dice, and your contributions go a long way!
Tiers
Dusty Cartridge
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
You may not get much use these days, but you still shine proudly on the shelf next to  all our cherished memories.

Includes
  • Patron-only Discord Channel
Includes Discord rewards
Favorite Controller
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Not to stiff, not too squeaky, your buttons are just right. Even though you look like any other controller, something about you gives us the competitive edge we need.

Includes
  • Patron-only Discord Channel
  • Podcast Outtakes
Includes Discord rewards
Weighted D20
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Some call it cheating, we call it reliability. Your perfect rolls will always help us out in a tough situation.

Includes
  • Patron-only Discord Channel
  • Podcast Outtakes
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$36 of $50 per month
Dana and Eric will dress up in full LARP gear and have a boffer fight, and record a video for your viewing pleasure (and our embarassment).
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Photo by Elle Riccardi

Sprites and Dice
was created by Wyatt Krause and Jon Glover in the summer of 2013. Tired of the negativity that filled many other game reviews and websites, they longed for something more. With a love for both table top as well as video games, and their radar hugely pinned on the indie gaming community, they decided to make the site they'd always wished existed.

Sprites and Dice was founded to talk about games, and the gaming community, in a different way. Rather than focusing on the flaws in games, the writing focuses on what is done right.While we still approach gaming with a critical view, articles are only written when the writer enjoys the game they played, that there was a quality in it, whether it was story, game design, or art, that stood out to them in some remarkable fashion.

Life is short, after all. Isn’t it better to focus on the good stuff?

We currently have a full staff of six hard working nerds:

• Wyatt Krause, Editor-in-Chief
• Jon Glover, Webmaster
• Adam Factor, Editor
• Eric Henn, Lead Writer
• Dana Kjolner, Writer
• Nate Brogan, Sound Engineer

Our entire staff works on a volunteer basis, writing and posting articles after we’ve completed a full day’s work at our day jobs. We do it because we love it.

So, you may ask, what do we do?

Reviews


As writers for gaming, we of course love reviews; they are a great way of finding out if a game is a good fit for you. While we don’t believe in numerical ratings, we only review games that we enjoy playing, and we make it clear why that particular game caught our attention.

Op-Eds


We also write opinion pieces and features. Opinion pieces are articles meant to bring up a discussion; they can talk about the meaning behind the game, or they can argue why that game was so popular to begin with. Feature articles are supposed to be our ‘crunchy’ pieces where we do things like break down our strategies in our favorite tabletop games or do comparisons on various heroes in your favorite MOBA.

Podcasts & Twitch Streams


You can find our bi-monthly podcast in all of the usual places, as well as on our website and here on Patreon! We also run Twitch streams twice a week, and you can find our schedule here. With your continuing support we’ll be able to afford shinier equipment to benefit the ears of everyone in our audience.


Photo by Elle Riccardi

Community Events


Our roots have always been set in the clubs and communities we helped build in college. In the past, we have run gaming tables at conventions such as NPC and Conquest. As of 2017, we have started running a weekly gaming night at Huckleberry in New Paltz in order to provide a space for people to hang out and learn new games together!


Our Current Goals


With a brand new website and a push to make more content, podcasting now included, we want to ensure that this site will always be up and running, regardless of the financial stability of our staff. We also want to expand, moving towards better equipment and coverage of events. More importantly though, we want to pay our staff. While this site is a platform for new writers and developers to establish themselves, we would still like to compensate them for their hard work! If you enjoy our content, please consider supporting us. It means a lot to all of us here at Sprites and Dice, and your contributions go a long way!

Recent posts by Sprites and Dice

Tiers
Dusty Cartridge
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
You may not get much use these days, but you still shine proudly on the shelf next to  all our cherished memories.

Includes
  • Patron-only Discord Channel
Includes Discord rewards
Favorite Controller
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Not to stiff, not too squeaky, your buttons are just right. Even though you look like any other controller, something about you gives us the competitive edge we need.

Includes
  • Patron-only Discord Channel
  • Podcast Outtakes
Includes Discord rewards
Weighted D20
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Some call it cheating, we call it reliability. Your perfect rolls will always help us out in a tough situation.

Includes
  • Patron-only Discord Channel
  • Podcast Outtakes
Includes Discord rewards