Melsonian Arts Council is creating The Undercroft Zine
38
patrons
$338
per issue
My name is Daniel Sell and I run and write for the Melsonian Arts Council, an auteur RPG press.

This here, the thing you are looking at, is a way to subscribe to our occasional 'zine The Undercroft. But more than that, it's a way to provide a stable base from which to kick this monstrosity off without having to worry constantly about whether an issue will cover the money spent on commissions.

What is The Undercroft? It's an OSR zine which maintains ecumenical compatibility with D&D.

How do the pledges work? Think subscription. Pick the one appropriate to your location and there you have it, next time a zine is made it'll be sent to you. As you may have guessed from the escalating prices as it travels further from this sceptred isle, postage is included.

How often will they be made? We don't know! It will never be more than once every couple of months, so have no fear of a surprise gouging. However, if you are concerned about that there is a way to place a limit on payments, which you'll see after pledging. 

To read more about what we do or buy back issues go to our website. For a free PDF and other electronic devilry go here.
Tiers
I JUST WANT THE PDF
$3.50 or more per issue

You don't want our lovingly crafted zine? Fine, fine. Take this electronic devilry.

Includes Discord rewards
UK Resident
$8 or more per issue

You get the zine delivered to your door. A whole one!

Includes Discord rewards
EU Residents
$10 or more per issue

You get the zine delivered to your door. Did I mention all of these include the PDF? Well they do.

Includes Discord rewards
International resident (non EU/UK)
$14 or more per issue

You get the zine delivered to your door. I'm changing this bit here to make sure all the rewards don't look the same except for being progressively more expensive. I think it worked.

Includes Discord rewards
Consultant
$20 or more per issue
EXPERIMENTAL SUPER DELUXE "REWARD" TIER (for everyone) - If you are considering this tier you are either exceedingly generous or well-heeled. Both work for me. If you do indeed sink your money here you will get two things: 

1)The zine, delivered.

2)The rare and, I dare say, prestigious post of Consultant. 

What does this post entail, exactly?
Excellent question. A Consultant is a bit like a proofreader. In fact the process is almost identical. Like the proofreaders, I will send you the drafts, the cack-handed edits, the stuff that's too awful to be printed for a discerning public, and, like the proofreaders, I will be taking any feedback you may offer. Feedback that I will habitually (sometimes wilfully) ignore, but feedback nonetheless! For your trouble you will get a line in the credits and my eternal gratitude.

Please Note: Nothing is expected of you. After all, you're paying me, go nuts, just watch quietly while I bombard you with rambling secret posts about how everyone is out to get me. Yet you always have the opportunity to tell me I'm doing it wrong. But they really are out to get me.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
38 of 50 patrons
I will have the funds to make the arrangements necessary to have the 'zine released every other month. 6 per year!

We'll also increase our writing rates to 5p/word
1 of 4
My name is Daniel Sell and I run and write for the Melsonian Arts Council, an auteur RPG press.

This here, the thing you are looking at, is a way to subscribe to our occasional 'zine The Undercroft. But more than that, it's a way to provide a stable base from which to kick this monstrosity off without having to worry constantly about whether an issue will cover the money spent on commissions.

What is The Undercroft? It's an OSR zine which maintains ecumenical compatibility with D&D.

How do the pledges work? Think subscription. Pick the one appropriate to your location and there you have it, next time a zine is made it'll be sent to you. As you may have guessed from the escalating prices as it travels further from this sceptred isle, postage is included.

How often will they be made? We don't know! It will never be more than once every couple of months, so have no fear of a surprise gouging. However, if you are concerned about that there is a way to place a limit on payments, which you'll see after pledging. 

To read more about what we do or buy back issues go to our website. For a free PDF and other electronic devilry go here.

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Tiers
I JUST WANT THE PDF
$3.50 or more per issue

You don't want our lovingly crafted zine? Fine, fine. Take this electronic devilry.

Includes Discord rewards
UK Resident
$8 or more per issue

You get the zine delivered to your door. A whole one!

Includes Discord rewards
EU Residents
$10 or more per issue

You get the zine delivered to your door. Did I mention all of these include the PDF? Well they do.

Includes Discord rewards
International resident (non EU/UK)
$14 or more per issue

You get the zine delivered to your door. I'm changing this bit here to make sure all the rewards don't look the same except for being progressively more expensive. I think it worked.

Includes Discord rewards
Consultant
$20 or more per issue
EXPERIMENTAL SUPER DELUXE "REWARD" TIER (for everyone) - If you are considering this tier you are either exceedingly generous or well-heeled. Both work for me. If you do indeed sink your money here you will get two things: 

1)The zine, delivered.

2)The rare and, I dare say, prestigious post of Consultant. 

What does this post entail, exactly?
Excellent question. A Consultant is a bit like a proofreader. In fact the process is almost identical. Like the proofreaders, I will send you the drafts, the cack-handed edits, the stuff that's too awful to be printed for a discerning public, and, like the proofreaders, I will be taking any feedback you may offer. Feedback that I will habitually (sometimes wilfully) ignore, but feedback nonetheless! For your trouble you will get a line in the credits and my eternal gratitude.

Please Note: Nothing is expected of you. After all, you're paying me, go nuts, just watch quietly while I bombard you with rambling secret posts about how everyone is out to get me. Yet you always have the opportunity to tell me I'm doing it wrong. But they really are out to get me.
Includes Discord rewards