Paul Baldowski is creating Role Playing Content in the world of Symbaroum
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patrons
Why The Iron Pact is on Patreon?

I'm Paul Baldowski. I'd like to think I'm a game designer in the same way Bruce Wayne is a crime fighter. I'm a business analyst by day, but when I'm not in a cubicle somewhere, I do games, chart maps, sketch drawings and mangle mechanics.

In January 2016, I discovered the Swedish tabletop role-playing game Symbaroum - and after devouring the core book in a week I fell in love with the setting, the artwork, and the enthusiasm.

In February 2016, I started The Iron Pact, a blog channeling my excitement about the game into a creative mass of posts on setting, creatures, adventures, elixirs, maps and news. I posted almost every day for more than two months - but that creative focus needs time.



Why should you support me?

I need your help to support my continued output for the Symbaroum tabletop RPG because the time I spend on posting about and for the game is time not spent on other projects.

Everything I write on The Iron Pact blog will be published free of charge, available for everyone to read. Your pledge supports me in getting some essential focus on the subject, where I would otherwise spend time on other creative penny-worthy endeavors.

In addition, I have expanded my fan support for Symbaroum into other languages,n through various domains - in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Swedish. Each of these domains requires time and effort to support, through the assistance of fan volunteers, posting articles and downloadable content.

By supporting The Iron Pact through Patreon, I can allot time specifically to researching and writing material for the expanding world of Symbaroum and the forbidding forest of Davokar.

How does it work?

Since launching The Iron Pact in mid-February 2016, I have published more than 145,000 words of original content - from mini-adventures to new monstrous adversaries, with articles on crime, Ambrian building materials, and hex maps along the way.

I plan to continue to expand on that.

You might think, "Well I'm all for that... but you post a lot of material."

Well, the way Patreon works, you won't have to worry about going bankrupt - whatever frequency I post, you can choose to set monthly limits on your pledges and you can choose to change your pledge or even stop supporting at any time.


What will my support mean?

More material for Symbaroum, freely available to everyone. Everything I write is not canon, but I think the existing content of The Iron Pact blog stands up to scrutiny. I enjoy writing about the setting and I have had a lot of fun talking about expanding and playing within the game world.

I have experience in writing for tabletop gaming, starting with contributions to the Mongoose edition of PARANOIA in 2004, including full-length not-at-all-about-dungeoneering supplement The Underplex.

I have written adventures, supplements and made contributions of various length, as a freelance, for Maelstrom, Outlive Outdead, and Night's Black Agents: The Dracula Dossier. Currently, I produce my own game line, The Cthulhu Hack, which provides a simple, fast-to-start way to run investigations in Lovecraft's Mythos-threatened universe.

Most recently, I have written content freelance for Symbaroum itself - including two monsters in the Monster Codex, two adventures in Adventure Locations ("The Chasm of Erdugald", "The Raven's Beak Massacre") and two adventures in City Locations ("The Heat of the Night", "Kumuma’s Conundrum").

How often will I post?

I plan to publish about twice a month, depending on real world commitments. I have posted as much as 7 or 8 times a week in the past, but I think I might have just got over-excited! You can always cap your patron pledge, but more than two or three times a month should be a rarity and I will give you advance warning should I expect to post more often.

Thank you for your support.
Tiers
Traveller
$1 or more per Blog Post

A fair-weather traveller on the outskirts of Ambria, you have occasion to return to The Iron Pact for inspiration.


For this you have my thanks for the support.

Colonist
$3 or more per Blog Post

You appreciate the explorations of The Iron Pact and the opportunity to enjoy translated articles on the German / Spanish / French / Italian / Swedish version of the site. This level of support helps to keep things ticking along.


For this you have my thanks and access to my Patron Only content stream.

Adventurer
$5 or more per Blog Post

You show stalwart potential as a treasure-seeker in Bright Davokar - knowing that the words of The Iron Pact have your back.


For this you have thanks, the Patron Only content stream and, uniquely for you, the opportunity to suggest a preferred post topic on something that interests you.


I will write something when I next get the opportunity or when the creative bug strikes (but I can't necessarily guarantee a date when it will appear!).

Seeker
$10 or more per Blog Post

You accept the challenge and the dangers at the heart of any voyage into the unknown depths, using the lore of The Iron Pact as your guide. Dark Davokar holds no fear for you.


This level of support is vital to maintaining the many domains of The Iron Pact - across German, French, Italian, Swedish, Spanish and English versions - and the domain space.


For this you have thanks, the Patron Only content stream, the option to suggest a preferred post topic and periodically I will create an extra one-page PDF for Seekers only based on your suggestions - which won't be available to the public until 30-days after you have access.

Why The Iron Pact is on Patreon?

I'm Paul Baldowski. I'd like to think I'm a game designer in the same way Bruce Wayne is a crime fighter. I'm a business analyst by day, but when I'm not in a cubicle somewhere, I do games, chart maps, sketch drawings and mangle mechanics.

In January 2016, I discovered the Swedish tabletop role-playing game Symbaroum - and after devouring the core book in a week I fell in love with the setting, the artwork, and the enthusiasm.

In February 2016, I started The Iron Pact, a blog channeling my excitement about the game into a creative mass of posts on setting, creatures, adventures, elixirs, maps and news. I posted almost every day for more than two months - but that creative focus needs time.



Why should you support me?

I need your help to support my continued output for the Symbaroum tabletop RPG because the time I spend on posting about and for the game is time not spent on other projects.

Everything I write on The Iron Pact blog will be published free of charge, available for everyone to read. Your pledge supports me in getting some essential focus on the subject, where I would otherwise spend time on other creative penny-worthy endeavors.

In addition, I have expanded my fan support for Symbaroum into other languages,n through various domains - in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Swedish. Each of these domains requires time and effort to support, through the assistance of fan volunteers, posting articles and downloadable content.

By supporting The Iron Pact through Patreon, I can allot time specifically to researching and writing material for the expanding world of Symbaroum and the forbidding forest of Davokar.

How does it work?

Since launching The Iron Pact in mid-February 2016, I have published more than 145,000 words of original content - from mini-adventures to new monstrous adversaries, with articles on crime, Ambrian building materials, and hex maps along the way.

I plan to continue to expand on that.

You might think, "Well I'm all for that... but you post a lot of material."

Well, the way Patreon works, you won't have to worry about going bankrupt - whatever frequency I post, you can choose to set monthly limits on your pledges and you can choose to change your pledge or even stop supporting at any time.


What will my support mean?

More material for Symbaroum, freely available to everyone. Everything I write is not canon, but I think the existing content of The Iron Pact blog stands up to scrutiny. I enjoy writing about the setting and I have had a lot of fun talking about expanding and playing within the game world.

I have experience in writing for tabletop gaming, starting with contributions to the Mongoose edition of PARANOIA in 2004, including full-length not-at-all-about-dungeoneering supplement The Underplex.

I have written adventures, supplements and made contributions of various length, as a freelance, for Maelstrom, Outlive Outdead, and Night's Black Agents: The Dracula Dossier. Currently, I produce my own game line, The Cthulhu Hack, which provides a simple, fast-to-start way to run investigations in Lovecraft's Mythos-threatened universe.

Most recently, I have written content freelance for Symbaroum itself - including two monsters in the Monster Codex, two adventures in Adventure Locations ("The Chasm of Erdugald", "The Raven's Beak Massacre") and two adventures in City Locations ("The Heat of the Night", "Kumuma’s Conundrum").

How often will I post?

I plan to publish about twice a month, depending on real world commitments. I have posted as much as 7 or 8 times a week in the past, but I think I might have just got over-excited! You can always cap your patron pledge, but more than two or three times a month should be a rarity and I will give you advance warning should I expect to post more often.

Thank you for your support.

Recent posts by Paul Baldowski

Tiers
Traveller
$1 or more per Blog Post

A fair-weather traveller on the outskirts of Ambria, you have occasion to return to The Iron Pact for inspiration.


For this you have my thanks for the support.

Colonist
$3 or more per Blog Post

You appreciate the explorations of The Iron Pact and the opportunity to enjoy translated articles on the German / Spanish / French / Italian / Swedish version of the site. This level of support helps to keep things ticking along.


For this you have my thanks and access to my Patron Only content stream.

Adventurer
$5 or more per Blog Post

You show stalwart potential as a treasure-seeker in Bright Davokar - knowing that the words of The Iron Pact have your back.


For this you have thanks, the Patron Only content stream and, uniquely for you, the opportunity to suggest a preferred post topic on something that interests you.


I will write something when I next get the opportunity or when the creative bug strikes (but I can't necessarily guarantee a date when it will appear!).

Seeker
$10 or more per Blog Post

You accept the challenge and the dangers at the heart of any voyage into the unknown depths, using the lore of The Iron Pact as your guide. Dark Davokar holds no fear for you.


This level of support is vital to maintaining the many domains of The Iron Pact - across German, French, Italian, Swedish, Spanish and English versions - and the domain space.


For this you have thanks, the Patron Only content stream, the option to suggest a preferred post topic and periodically I will create an extra one-page PDF for Seekers only based on your suggestions - which won't be available to the public until 30-days after you have access.