The Terrible Warriors are creating live-play tabletop RPG podcasts
39

patrons

$218
per month
Who are we?

The Terrible Warriors is a podcast all about the enjoyment of playing Table Top Role Playing Games. No matter if you have played them all your life, or have never picked up a 20-sided dice we are here to show that anyone and everyone can play. We’ve been recording campaigns since 2012, releasing new episodes every Tuesday as an anthology of stories.

Most of our campaigns, or adventures, are released as a four-part self-contained campaign. Each game plays host to a different collection of players and GMs ranging from our personal friends like Super Villain  Conal Macbeth, Steve “The Blind Gamer” Saylor, Derek “The Bard” Burrow, and Mike “The Birdman” Dodd, notable guests like Mark Meer (MASS EFFECT, VERSUS VALERIE, TINY PLASTICMEN), Kyle Hebert (WRECK IT RALPH, DRAGONBALL Z) and Ajay Fry (INNERSPACE/SPACE CHANNEL).

We’ve played with as many RPG rulesets as we can find including  D20Open D6Palladium RPGApocalypse World, and Fate. Our settings have included original creations in  fantasyscience fictionsurvival horror, and teen angst/melodrama (yes, really) all the way to familiar settings like  Star WarsThe MatrixPokemon, the DC Universe and cult favourites like  Spirit of the CenturyPathfinder, and Paranoia.

When it comes to tabletop RPGs our collection of Player Characters (PCs) and Game Masters (GMs) and their combined experience is unparalleled. We have shared hundreds of hours of character stories, dice rolls, and the random nonsense and joy that can only be achieved by the interactive storytelling that tabletop RPGs provide. 

Why Patreon? Why now?

To put it simply, this show ain't simple. Putting together enough content to release a new chapter every Monday and Thursday from players all across Canada is no easy task. Each campaign usually means organizing a marathon five-hour recording session every single month. It means hours of prep work, working out schedules (there are none of us who work full-time for the podcast and we each have our own conflicting work schedules and commitments), booking studio time, editing and producing the show to sound appealing to our listeners and meeting the quality that we have come to expect of ourselves, and to constantly and consistently be on the lookout for new games and settings.

It is an understatement when we say that it takes a significant amount of resources and sacrifice to keep this show rolling.

Now we love doing this show. We’ve been playing almost non-stop since our first game in October of 2012 and we have no plan on ending. But we know we can do better. We know we can provide a unique and entertaining show, with newer and better games, with the quality we’ve come to expect of ourselves, and inviting new friends and special guests to join us in our games.

We have never charged a fee to listen to our show (and never will!) and the reality of audio podcasting in Canada makes advertising untenable and unrealistic. So we’re approaching our community of listeners and players to consider supporting us so that we can continue to grow. With whatever support you think suitable we’ll be able to help cover the costs of running the show, pay artists for their contributions, pay for music licenses for use in the program, and bring a better variety of games and contributors into our studio.

You might be asking, “Will the show be going behind a paywall?” so let us be as clear as we can. The show will always be available for free forever. We have no plans to gate our adventures. We may produce additional content that will be available to Patreon subscribers, such as our old debriefings that we cut from the format for scheduling reasons, but any rewards will be supplementary. Our supporters will be supporting a free podcast that everyone can access because they want this show to grow as much as we do.

There are over 20 of us plus other artists and creatives we include for various projects, with your support we'll be able to compensate people for their time and hard work in more than just a pizza lunch and exposure. We're already thankful that you've even read this far. Our goal is make more content and pay the people who work on this program. We believe this platform is the best way to achieve that goal and keep intact the reasons why you enjoy the 
Terrible Warriors.
Tiers
TERRIBLE SUPPORT
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
You're supporting independent community based podcasting and you are awesome. 

You get access to our monthly polls to choose our next adventure and perks on Discord.

Come join us in Discord and watch your name turn Orange! (this means you can listen to select recordings of the show broadcast live to our Studio-Audience voice channel when they happen!)
Includes Discord rewards
TERRIBLE SECRETS
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
Receive access to our secret 5th episodes. The long forgotten Debrief!

We'll also throw in pre-gaming briefings and mid-adventure briefings when appropriate.

These are the only "episodes" behind a pay wall and they're always behind the scenes discussions about the game, our hopes and dreams, and out of character discussions about what went down.


As a thank you for signing up, first time supporters will get a postcard from our $10 tier. This will be a one time only gift and to get postcards on a monthly basis you'll need up upgrade to the next level.

That postcard will include a QR code to link to our hidden vault of scanned character sheets, GM notes, debrief episodes, and any other random items we throw in there for you.

Scanned items are subject to the conditions that each game was recorded in.

Includes Discord rewards
TERRIBLE LOTTERY & POSTCARD
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
Enter for your chance to be named in a future campaign, either as an NPC, location, legendary weapon, or whatever twisted need the GM requires.

Plus, each month we'll send you a postcard featuring that month's campaign art on the front, a personal message on the back and a QR code to the Terrible Secret Vault for your downloading pleasure. 

Each month we'll add the names of this group into a lottery and assign each of you a number. During the games when we need a unique name to describe something we'll roll the dice and go to our name bank.

If you wish to substitute your entry with someone else's name (a partner, a co-worker, a favourite celebrity, or an arch rival) just send us a message and we'll make a note in our name bank.


And yes, we will post the postcard as a gift to anyone you like with a custom message (within reason). Just hit us up with a private message and we'll work with you.  

Perks from Terrible Access still apply (debrief, campaign files, polls etc).

Includes Discord rewards
TERRIBLY IMPORTANT PATRON GAME CLUB
$25 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Join our T.I.P. gaming club!

Once a month you and three other supporters will join one of our GMs for a private game hosted online.

Games will be held remotely over discord or google hangouts and may feature future games yet to be played on the podcast or a game chosen by you and the rest of the group. These games will not be recorded but may be reported on in the podcast in the form of play reports and as promotion.

Games will be held on the last Saturday of the following month after your support (so if you sign up in August your private game will be on Saturday September 29th).

Exact time of the game will be narrowed down with the group but do keep in mind that our GMs are based in Toronto, Canada and as such most games will take place during the day in the Eastern timezone. If no suitable time can be accommodated we will refund your support down to the $10 tier level.

As this group grows expect to see more GMs offer up time to host private games.

For September your GMs will be Justin Ecock & Mike "The Birdman" Dodd

Don't have the cash? Anyone found volunteering to run a game of their own in the Listener-Gaming-Group in discord may have their names entered into a draw to fill any empty spaces that are left each month. 
Includes Discord rewards
RENT-A-WARRIOR
$40 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
You get to steal one of our GMs away for a day.

Don't want to share the table with 3 other listeners in the private game group? This is where you can get your own friends together and we'll run a game for you.

Want help preparing for your own game? We'll hook you up with the GM of your choice to help plan your games, write campaigns, or other help and advice you're looking for.   This reward includes all other tiers.

After you sign up we'll reach out to you to book your meeting with the GM you've chosen. 

All other perks (name bank lottery, postcards, poll, discord roles) still apply.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$218 of $220 per month
Level 3:
"Wizard Needs Food Badly"
At this level we can put aside money each month to support campaign costs. Maybe it's purchasing a new book for the GM or or commissioning artwork or paying for the uber ride to get a player to their work after a 6 hour recording session has gone overtime. Recording these games takes an extensive amount of time and personal resources and at this threshold you will be helping the contributors to this show get a little reimbursment for their time. 
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Who are we?

The Terrible Warriors is a podcast all about the enjoyment of playing Table Top Role Playing Games. No matter if you have played them all your life, or have never picked up a 20-sided dice we are here to show that anyone and everyone can play. We’ve been recording campaigns since 2012, releasing new episodes every Tuesday as an anthology of stories.

Most of our campaigns, or adventures, are released as a four-part self-contained campaign. Each game plays host to a different collection of players and GMs ranging from our personal friends like Super Villain  Conal Macbeth, Steve “The Blind Gamer” Saylor, Derek “The Bard” Burrow, and Mike “The Birdman” Dodd, notable guests like Mark Meer (MASS EFFECT, VERSUS VALERIE, TINY PLASTICMEN), Kyle Hebert (WRECK IT RALPH, DRAGONBALL Z) and Ajay Fry (INNERSPACE/SPACE CHANNEL).

We’ve played with as many RPG rulesets as we can find including  D20Open D6Palladium RPGApocalypse World, and Fate. Our settings have included original creations in  fantasyscience fictionsurvival horror, and teen angst/melodrama (yes, really) all the way to familiar settings like  Star WarsThe MatrixPokemon, the DC Universe and cult favourites like  Spirit of the CenturyPathfinder, and Paranoia.

When it comes to tabletop RPGs our collection of Player Characters (PCs) and Game Masters (GMs) and their combined experience is unparalleled. We have shared hundreds of hours of character stories, dice rolls, and the random nonsense and joy that can only be achieved by the interactive storytelling that tabletop RPGs provide. 

Why Patreon? Why now?

To put it simply, this show ain't simple. Putting together enough content to release a new chapter every Monday and Thursday from players all across Canada is no easy task. Each campaign usually means organizing a marathon five-hour recording session every single month. It means hours of prep work, working out schedules (there are none of us who work full-time for the podcast and we each have our own conflicting work schedules and commitments), booking studio time, editing and producing the show to sound appealing to our listeners and meeting the quality that we have come to expect of ourselves, and to constantly and consistently be on the lookout for new games and settings.

It is an understatement when we say that it takes a significant amount of resources and sacrifice to keep this show rolling.

Now we love doing this show. We’ve been playing almost non-stop since our first game in October of 2012 and we have no plan on ending. But we know we can do better. We know we can provide a unique and entertaining show, with newer and better games, with the quality we’ve come to expect of ourselves, and inviting new friends and special guests to join us in our games.

We have never charged a fee to listen to our show (and never will!) and the reality of audio podcasting in Canada makes advertising untenable and unrealistic. So we’re approaching our community of listeners and players to consider supporting us so that we can continue to grow. With whatever support you think suitable we’ll be able to help cover the costs of running the show, pay artists for their contributions, pay for music licenses for use in the program, and bring a better variety of games and contributors into our studio.

You might be asking, “Will the show be going behind a paywall?” so let us be as clear as we can. The show will always be available for free forever. We have no plans to gate our adventures. We may produce additional content that will be available to Patreon subscribers, such as our old debriefings that we cut from the format for scheduling reasons, but any rewards will be supplementary. Our supporters will be supporting a free podcast that everyone can access because they want this show to grow as much as we do.

There are over 20 of us plus other artists and creatives we include for various projects, with your support we'll be able to compensate people for their time and hard work in more than just a pizza lunch and exposure. We're already thankful that you've even read this far. Our goal is make more content and pay the people who work on this program. We believe this platform is the best way to achieve that goal and keep intact the reasons why you enjoy the 
Terrible Warriors.

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Tiers
TERRIBLE SUPPORT
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
You're supporting independent community based podcasting and you are awesome. 

You get access to our monthly polls to choose our next adventure and perks on Discord.

Come join us in Discord and watch your name turn Orange! (this means you can listen to select recordings of the show broadcast live to our Studio-Audience voice channel when they happen!)
Includes Discord rewards
TERRIBLE SECRETS
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
Receive access to our secret 5th episodes. The long forgotten Debrief!

We'll also throw in pre-gaming briefings and mid-adventure briefings when appropriate.

These are the only "episodes" behind a pay wall and they're always behind the scenes discussions about the game, our hopes and dreams, and out of character discussions about what went down.


As a thank you for signing up, first time supporters will get a postcard from our $10 tier. This will be a one time only gift and to get postcards on a monthly basis you'll need up upgrade to the next level.

That postcard will include a QR code to link to our hidden vault of scanned character sheets, GM notes, debrief episodes, and any other random items we throw in there for you.

Scanned items are subject to the conditions that each game was recorded in.

Includes Discord rewards
TERRIBLE LOTTERY & POSTCARD
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
Enter for your chance to be named in a future campaign, either as an NPC, location, legendary weapon, or whatever twisted need the GM requires.

Plus, each month we'll send you a postcard featuring that month's campaign art on the front, a personal message on the back and a QR code to the Terrible Secret Vault for your downloading pleasure. 

Each month we'll add the names of this group into a lottery and assign each of you a number. During the games when we need a unique name to describe something we'll roll the dice and go to our name bank.

If you wish to substitute your entry with someone else's name (a partner, a co-worker, a favourite celebrity, or an arch rival) just send us a message and we'll make a note in our name bank.


And yes, we will post the postcard as a gift to anyone you like with a custom message (within reason). Just hit us up with a private message and we'll work with you.  

Perks from Terrible Access still apply (debrief, campaign files, polls etc).

Includes Discord rewards
TERRIBLY IMPORTANT PATRON GAME CLUB
$25 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Join our T.I.P. gaming club!

Once a month you and three other supporters will join one of our GMs for a private game hosted online.

Games will be held remotely over discord or google hangouts and may feature future games yet to be played on the podcast or a game chosen by you and the rest of the group. These games will not be recorded but may be reported on in the podcast in the form of play reports and as promotion.

Games will be held on the last Saturday of the following month after your support (so if you sign up in August your private game will be on Saturday September 29th).

Exact time of the game will be narrowed down with the group but do keep in mind that our GMs are based in Toronto, Canada and as such most games will take place during the day in the Eastern timezone. If no suitable time can be accommodated we will refund your support down to the $10 tier level.

As this group grows expect to see more GMs offer up time to host private games.

For September your GMs will be Justin Ecock & Mike "The Birdman" Dodd

Don't have the cash? Anyone found volunteering to run a game of their own in the Listener-Gaming-Group in discord may have their names entered into a draw to fill any empty spaces that are left each month. 
Includes Discord rewards
RENT-A-WARRIOR
$40 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
You get to steal one of our GMs away for a day.

Don't want to share the table with 3 other listeners in the private game group? This is where you can get your own friends together and we'll run a game for you.

Want help preparing for your own game? We'll hook you up with the GM of your choice to help plan your games, write campaigns, or other help and advice you're looking for.   This reward includes all other tiers.

After you sign up we'll reach out to you to book your meeting with the GM you've chosen. 

All other perks (name bank lottery, postcards, poll, discord roles) still apply.
Includes Discord rewards