Who We Are & What We Do
When it comes right down to it, we are just a bunch of geeks doing what we love and sharing it with you. We play card games, video games, board games, and (most importantly) tabletop role playing games. Some of us have been doing it for a couple decades and we want to reach out and be a part of the greater community that continues to grow every day. The main contributors to this effort are John Crowley (The Wandering Alchemist) and Erin Rowan (The Untamed Scribe) and each month we seek to refine our work so that we can make it better and bring more to you.
Notes of the Wandering Alchemist is already home to a variety of articles meant to help expose you to new tricks to add to your Game Mastering arsenal. From campaign design to session preparation, world building to inspiration, we try to distill down our experiences. What works, what doesn’t, and what we’ve never tried. Additionally we share some of our experiences with you directly with Untamed Dice, an actual play podcast featuring a variety of systems, settings, and players. All of that can be found at our website, thewanderingalchemist.com.
You can also find us all over the internet
What becoming a patron gets you
We have gone back and forth on how to reward you for helping us and there is only one real way to do it. Donating as little as $1 a month gets you access to the bulk of patron rewards:
- Your name shows up on the blog’s thank you page
- Your name will be included in a special thank you at the end of Untamed Dice episodes
- A welcome package featuring swag sent to you the first time you pledge
- Entrance into monthly drawings for sets of dice
- 2 week early access to certain podcast and fiction releases
- Access to the Untamed Forge and accompanying PDFs for free
- Monthly round-up in PDF of the GM's Dictionary
What having patrons gets us
Every dollar pledged to us goes a long way to mitigating the basic costs of sharing everything we do, as well as contributing to future improvements. Some of the things your pledge will help pay for:
- SoundCloud podcast hosting
- URL ownership and site hosting
- Adobe subscription for supplement production
- New games, adventures, and systems to try out and share with you
- Improved equipment for podcast production
- Even better rewards to give to you
How it works
All you need to do is sign up as a patron and decide how much you would like to support us with. This support is on a monthly basis and can be canceled whenever you decide you cannot afford to pledge. You WILL NOT pay for each blog or podcast, no matter how many or how few go up. If you pledge $1 and we post 10 articles and 2 podcast episodes that will be $1. If you pledge $1 and we post 30 articles and 6 podcast episodes, that is still $1. The pledges get charged at the beginning of every month and it is up to you whether that pledge goes up, down, or is canceled altogether.
That’s all it takes and anything you do to help us is appreciated beyond words, even if it is just reading our articles or listening to our games. Please support us and our efforts to grow into a bigger part of the community with whatever you believe our efforts are worth!