Samuel James Richards

is creating StoryMechs adventures

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  • access to quick story summaries to help you catch up with live adventures 
  • access to my patron-only update feed
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Find out what books, movies, games, and music inspired the next adventure. This tier offers:

  • access to StoryMechs 'inspiration boards'
  • access to quick story summaries to help you catch up with live adventures 
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Only one conclusion gets chosen for the end of a StoryMechs adventure, but what could have happened if different choices were made? With this tier you will receive:

  • access to the alternative StoryMechs epilogues
  • access to StoryMechs 'inspiration boards'  
  • access to quick story summaries to help you catch up with live adventures 
  • access to my patron-only update feed

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About

You can join in StoryMechs for free! Click here to join the Facebook group where the story events and votes are published.

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 short 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 StoryMechs.

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 influence the next step by choosing from a range of options provided.

To find out more about how StoryMechs works, click here

Adventures typically take place over a one to two week period, with a prologue to set the scene and an epilogue published to conclude the story. I publish nine adventures over the year, with breaks in April, August, and December.

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?

StoryMechs is free to join in - just click here to gain access to the Facebook group where the live adventures are published.

If you like StoryMechs and want to support, please feel free to become a patron. You’ll gain access to supporter-only updates, as well as a range of extra insights and perks, depending on your membership level.

My plans for your membership fees

In the first instance, I plan to use any subscription fees to add value to StoryMechs. I like having a cool logo or illustration for each adventure, and would like to commission artists and illustrators to create these. I would also like to use proofreading / editing services to improve the quality of the writing.

The big dream is to become a paid writer and author i.e. turn my hobby into my day job. If StoryMechs gains a considerable amount of support, I would seriously consider adjusting my hours in my full time job to focus more on writing. This could allow me to develop StoryMechs in new directions, or to devote time to working on writing novels.

However, my key aims are to have fun writing adventures, and for you to have fun engaging with them.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. Happy adventures!
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$25 of $75 per month
I’ll publish a thank you video to celebrate helping me reach my first goal.
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