Samuel James Richards

is creating StoryMechs adventures

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patrons

$18

per StoryMechs adventure

About Samuel James Richards

Please note - StoryMechs is currently still in playtest stage - click here to find out more

Hello, and welcome to my Patreon page! My name is Samuel James Richards, but that’s a bit pretentious so call me Sam. I’m a writer and geek with a passion for interactive fiction.

I grew up on a diet of Star Wars movies and Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, and love to creative immersive stories. I have published some smaller pieces (an RPG supplement for Modiphius Entertainment, and a short story collection) and I am the creator and moderator of the StoryMechs project (the reason you’re here!).

What is StoryMechs?

StoryMechs allows you to shape the outcome of stories by voting on the next narrative development, alongside a community of other people who share a passion for literary adventures.

Sounds fun, how does it work?

During each story event, daily content is released to update the progress of the narrative. You can then vote for how the protagonist should react, based on a range of options provided. 

To find out more about how StoryMechs works, click here

Stories typically take place over a two week period, with a prologue to set the scene and an epilogue published to conclude the story.

StoryMechs adventures draw from a range of genres and themes, meaning that you’ll be getting fresh and diverse narratives with each new story. We could be battling ancient dragons on a snow capped mountain, piloting a space-freighter to Jupiter, or hacking the mainframe of a corporation in Neo-Tokyo.

To get a taste of the type of stories to expect, click here

Great, how do I get involved?

Access to the StoryMechs adventures is your reward for becoming a patron. All subscribers will be invited to the secret StoryMechs Facebook group, where you can take part in shaping the story.

My plans for your subscription fees

Whilst it’s tempting to save up for a new yacht (there are a lot of barnacles on my current one), I have some more mundane plans for how to utilise your subscription fees. My initial plan is to invest in areas that will add further value to the StoryMechs adventures, such as editing / proofreading services or professional illustrations. I have some grander plans for the future, gotta have a dream.
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$4
per StoryMechs adventure

Subscribe to this tier to join in with the StoryMechs adventures. You will receive:

- access to the StoryMechs votes on the secret Facebook group

- access to my patron-only update feed

Additional reading material
$6
per StoryMechs adventure

Want to get a sneak peak on the upcoming StoryMechs adventures? Find out what books, movies, games, and music inspired the next adventure.This tier offers:

- access to StoryMechs 'inspiration boards'

- access to the StoryMechs votes on the secret Facebook group

- access to my patron-only update feed

Multiverse theory
$10
per StoryMechs adventure

Only one conclusion gets chosen for the end of a StoryMechs adventure, but what could have happened if you chose differently? With this tier you will receive:

- access to the alternative StoryMechs epilogues

- access to StoryMechs 'inspiration boards'  

- access to the StoryMechs votes on the secret Facebook group

- access to my patron-only update feed

Goals
$18 of $100 per StoryMechs adventure
I’ll publish a thank you video to celebrate helping me reach my first goal.
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