Tobie Abad is creating RPGs, Gaming Articles, 101 Guides, and Boardgame stuff
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Hello everyone!

My name is Tobie and I have been gaming for almost all of my life.  I am the Creator and Game Designer for TAG Sessions, where I create tabletop role-playing games such as A Single Moment, Sickening Queens, Bad Timing, Sunlight, and many others. 

I have been into tabletop rpgs for over twenty years, and have also worked on mobile and online games for over five years.  I have set up this Patreon as a means to get monthly support funding for all the gaming related projects and releases I create each month. These range from creating small and big projects that get released, to holding talks and rpg-related seminars that help more people get into the hobby or learn new things about it. Collectively, these are what I call TAG Thingies.

What are TAG Thingies?
In the past, any game ideas I came up with simply became blogposts. But as of February 2, 2016, I found the courage and earned up enough funds to release my first TAG Sessions release: Bad Timing. It was a Fiasco Romantic Comedy playset and while it didn't exactly gain a fandom, it found its gamers and made me realize I should go beyond just blogposts.

And so, TAG Sessions was born. The name started as an inside joke, about how people would brag about having had a "Tobie Abad gaming session!" But in the end, my partner helped me realize I should embrace that as a brand. Creating games costs money. Artists, layout and distribution can cost and sadly I wasn't really earning at a point that I could self-publish everything without hurting my savings. My partner told me there are always people willing to help out, and this account is giving people a chance to do so.

TAG Thingies is my Pateron term for stuff I create to celebrate gaming in all its forms - which range from games I've created and similar projects, to talks, slide-shows, and seminars on gaming that I can offer the community. I currently have been offering to give talks in various events, with the most recent one (as of this writing) being an upcoming school talk on game design this March 2018. I keep the slides available online as well, at what I call the Garapata Repository, so others can make use of them if they want.

Since this Patreon began, the current list of slides for talks I've given include:
RPG101 - Introduction to Gumshoe
The Game of Love (On running romance and love stories in rpgs)
How to be a Better Player (Tips which have worked for me in the years I've been gaming)
Going GMless (Introducing a few GMless systems, and sharing how gmless games can work)
How to Host Horror (Building mood and using horror techniques in films for your rpgs)
Sharing the Fun (Tips on introducing rpgs to non-gamer friends and loved ones)
A Glimpse and a Taste (of Indie games that you may not have heard of)
Not Pathetic Caricatures (Suggestions on approaching NPCs to be more interesting)
Narrative Control (Breaking down the concept of it, and how it makes games better)
A Beautiful Lie (Mood building using light, sound, time, and more)

Also released thanks to the support of my Patrons are the following:
Bad Timing (a Fiasco playset for running romantic comedy games)
A Single Moment (a two-player dramatic samurai game, with loads of rpg tips)
Sunlight (a play via webcam game created for Game Chef 2016)
That Night Out (an official release of a survival horror GMless game I created for a contest)
Sickening Queens (a Fiasco playset for running Drag Queen inspired stories)
Ten More Playsets (a supplement to A Single Moment)

Other Work I've Done
In case you're wondering about my ability to write, you can also look at the freelance writing work I've done. I've been fortunate enough to work on a few other projects, such as contribute to John Wick's Pirate Nations book for the second edition of 7th Sea, his upcoming Curse of the Yellow Sign: Fragments of the King, and other projects such as Sound of Water, Advanced Doll, Girls Elsewhere, Trust Me, Indie Mixtape: Volume 3, New Hotness. I also helped in some English translations of other projects, as well as helped proofread other work.

Still reading?
Thank you for not walking away. Become my patron and I promise you that it will not be a wasted investment in someone's creative dreams. Your commitment towards helping me shall be matched by my commitment to contributing more back to the gaming community and helping introduce more people to gaming. I shall work on releasing the listed projects, as well as continue to introducing gaming to more and more people.

Thank you for your time!

I sincerely thank you for taking the time to read this very long introduction and I do hope you choose to become my patron. Gaming has in many ways made my life wonderful and fulfilling. I only hope to somehow share that experience with others and give back to the community in any way I can.
Tiers
PATREON FEED ACCESS
$1 or more per month
  • You get access to my Patreon Activity Feed where I will be posting updates and sneak peeks on any projects being worked on.
TAG TEAM SUPPORTER
$2.99 or more per month
  •  Get a copy of the digital in-progress versions of any game I am working on under the TAG Sessions line. 
  • Get listed by name as a Tag Team Supporter in all future game projects I release under TAG Sessions.
  • Access to my Patreon Activity Feed


TAG TEAM SUPPORTER+
$5 or more per month

  • Get a copy of the final digital version of any game I release under the TAG Sessions line.
  • Get a digital copy of the in-progress versions of any game I am working on under the TAG Sessions line.
  •  Access to my Patreon Activity Feed 
  •  Get listed by name as a Tag Team Supporter in all future game projects I release under TAG Sessions.


TAG TEAM SUPPORTER++
$10 or more per month
 
  • Get a copy of the final digital version of any game I release under the TAG Sessions line.
  • Get a copy of the digital in-progress versions of games I am working on under the TAG Sessions line.
  •  Access to my Patreon Activity Feed 
  •  Get listed by name as a Tag Team Supporter in all future game projects I release under TAG Sessions.
  • I will add your name to a game that I am working on in some way.

 

TAG TEAM HERO
$25 or more per month
 
  • Get a copy of the final digital version of any game I release under the TAG Sessions line.
  • Get a copy of the digital in-progress versions of games I am working on under the TAG Sessions line.
  •  Access to my Patreon Activity Feed 
  •  Get listed by name as a Tag Team Hero in all future game projects I release under TAG Sessions.
  • I will add your name to a game that I am working on in some way.
  • And I will write you one small game of your choosing. We can discuss and brainstorm on what it will be about, and I will release it with you clearly listed as inspiration behind my creating it.


Goals
44% complete

At $100 a month, this can completely cover the monthly subscription fee to use Adobe Creative Cloud. I've just learned that Adobe does not allow Philippine users to pay with Paypal, so I will have to use my own funds for now. But your help through Patreon will allow me to compensate those expenses in some way.
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Hello everyone!

My name is Tobie and I have been gaming for almost all of my life.  I am the Creator and Game Designer for TAG Sessions, where I create tabletop role-playing games such as A Single Moment, Sickening Queens, Bad Timing, Sunlight, and many others. 

I have been into tabletop rpgs for over twenty years, and have also worked on mobile and online games for over five years.  I have set up this Patreon as a means to get monthly support funding for all the gaming related projects and releases I create each month. These range from creating small and big projects that get released, to holding talks and rpg-related seminars that help more people get into the hobby or learn new things about it. Collectively, these are what I call TAG Thingies.

What are TAG Thingies?
In the past, any game ideas I came up with simply became blogposts. But as of February 2, 2016, I found the courage and earned up enough funds to release my first TAG Sessions release: Bad Timing. It was a Fiasco Romantic Comedy playset and while it didn't exactly gain a fandom, it found its gamers and made me realize I should go beyond just blogposts.

And so, TAG Sessions was born. The name started as an inside joke, about how people would brag about having had a "Tobie Abad gaming session!" But in the end, my partner helped me realize I should embrace that as a brand. Creating games costs money. Artists, layout and distribution can cost and sadly I wasn't really earning at a point that I could self-publish everything without hurting my savings. My partner told me there are always people willing to help out, and this account is giving people a chance to do so.

TAG Thingies is my Pateron term for stuff I create to celebrate gaming in all its forms - which range from games I've created and similar projects, to talks, slide-shows, and seminars on gaming that I can offer the community. I currently have been offering to give talks in various events, with the most recent one (as of this writing) being an upcoming school talk on game design this March 2018. I keep the slides available online as well, at what I call the Garapata Repository, so others can make use of them if they want.

Since this Patreon began, the current list of slides for talks I've given include:
RPG101 - Introduction to Gumshoe
The Game of Love (On running romance and love stories in rpgs)
How to be a Better Player (Tips which have worked for me in the years I've been gaming)
Going GMless (Introducing a few GMless systems, and sharing how gmless games can work)
How to Host Horror (Building mood and using horror techniques in films for your rpgs)
Sharing the Fun (Tips on introducing rpgs to non-gamer friends and loved ones)
A Glimpse and a Taste (of Indie games that you may not have heard of)
Not Pathetic Caricatures (Suggestions on approaching NPCs to be more interesting)
Narrative Control (Breaking down the concept of it, and how it makes games better)
A Beautiful Lie (Mood building using light, sound, time, and more)

Also released thanks to the support of my Patrons are the following:
Bad Timing (a Fiasco playset for running romantic comedy games)
A Single Moment (a two-player dramatic samurai game, with loads of rpg tips)
Sunlight (a play via webcam game created for Game Chef 2016)
That Night Out (an official release of a survival horror GMless game I created for a contest)
Sickening Queens (a Fiasco playset for running Drag Queen inspired stories)
Ten More Playsets (a supplement to A Single Moment)

Other Work I've Done
In case you're wondering about my ability to write, you can also look at the freelance writing work I've done. I've been fortunate enough to work on a few other projects, such as contribute to John Wick's Pirate Nations book for the second edition of 7th Sea, his upcoming Curse of the Yellow Sign: Fragments of the King, and other projects such as Sound of Water, Advanced Doll, Girls Elsewhere, Trust Me, Indie Mixtape: Volume 3, New Hotness. I also helped in some English translations of other projects, as well as helped proofread other work.

Still reading?
Thank you for not walking away. Become my patron and I promise you that it will not be a wasted investment in someone's creative dreams. Your commitment towards helping me shall be matched by my commitment to contributing more back to the gaming community and helping introduce more people to gaming. I shall work on releasing the listed projects, as well as continue to introducing gaming to more and more people.

Thank you for your time!

I sincerely thank you for taking the time to read this very long introduction and I do hope you choose to become my patron. Gaming has in many ways made my life wonderful and fulfilling. I only hope to somehow share that experience with others and give back to the community in any way I can.

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Tiers
PATREON FEED ACCESS
$1 or more per month
  • You get access to my Patreon Activity Feed where I will be posting updates and sneak peeks on any projects being worked on.
TAG TEAM SUPPORTER
$2.99 or more per month
  •  Get a copy of the digital in-progress versions of any game I am working on under the TAG Sessions line. 
  • Get listed by name as a Tag Team Supporter in all future game projects I release under TAG Sessions.
  • Access to my Patreon Activity Feed


TAG TEAM SUPPORTER+
$5 or more per month

  • Get a copy of the final digital version of any game I release under the TAG Sessions line.
  • Get a digital copy of the in-progress versions of any game I am working on under the TAG Sessions line.
  •  Access to my Patreon Activity Feed 
  •  Get listed by name as a Tag Team Supporter in all future game projects I release under TAG Sessions.


TAG TEAM SUPPORTER++
$10 or more per month
 
  • Get a copy of the final digital version of any game I release under the TAG Sessions line.
  • Get a copy of the digital in-progress versions of games I am working on under the TAG Sessions line.
  •  Access to my Patreon Activity Feed 
  •  Get listed by name as a Tag Team Supporter in all future game projects I release under TAG Sessions.
  • I will add your name to a game that I am working on in some way.

 

TAG TEAM HERO
$25 or more per month
 
  • Get a copy of the final digital version of any game I release under the TAG Sessions line.
  • Get a copy of the digital in-progress versions of games I am working on under the TAG Sessions line.
  •  Access to my Patreon Activity Feed 
  •  Get listed by name as a Tag Team Hero in all future game projects I release under TAG Sessions.
  • I will add your name to a game that I am working on in some way.
  • And I will write you one small game of your choosing. We can discuss and brainstorm on what it will be about, and I will release it with you clearly listed as inspiration behind my creating it.