A World From the Inside, OutSo many tabletop RPGs give the advice of "start small" when it comes to building your own setting material. So that's exactly what I'm going to do here. This Patreon is dedicated to building an entire campaign setting, starting with one person and expanding from there until the world is a fully fleshed-out creation.
Powered by Fate™One of the core concepts of the Fate™ RPG (by Evil Hat Productions) is that anything in a setting can be expressed in the same way as a character: Aspects, Skills or Approaches, and Conditions or Stunts. This Fractal Setting is going to be created with that in mind. From the starting person, to their house, their street, their neighborhood, city, kingdom, and world, everything will be build using the Fate Fractal. This means usable game material no matter which level you choose to zoom in on.
Focus on CollaborationAll of the development of the elements of this setting will be done out in the open: Twitter, Twitch, Google Drive, etc. I'll be conducting polls for inspiration and writing character threads based on follower feedback (#FractalWorlds), and infrequently streaming writing sessions on Twitch where I'll get feedback from anyone who drops by the chat.
How Does This Work?The entry level is $2 per paid post. A paid post will have a detailed chunk of setting content They will be initially presented in bare-bones form, with simple headers and formatting. As we proceed, each will be edited by Megan Knouff, and will get more extensive layout using Adobe InDesign.
I'm also going to do my best to create useful images for the published posts. I'll use openly licensed art and pictures, and continue to teach myself to do more in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. It won't be the best-ever, but it'll always be the best I have to offer.
I'm choosing to do this through Patreon for a few reasons:
- I believe creators should be paid for their work, and I include myself in that. It's my job here to make sure the content I create is worth your time.
- I want to have a project I can jump to in the middle of whatever else I'm working on. It's a great mental break for me to work in this system and to work on this world.
- I love collaboration, and bouncing ideas around in public is one of my favorite ways to work. In many ways, it doesn't feel like work to me, which might be what's best about it.