Wes Platt

is creating an evolving interactive sci-fi epic

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You're a rock star! It means a lot when people take money from their pocket and put it toward someone else’s creative endeavor. You'll get early access to any gated short fiction or blog post content - and your name might end up in a story! On our Discord, you'll be on the patrons-only Backstage channel.
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Zounds! I’m astonished and humbled by the generosity you’re showing. I cannot thank you enough, but I’m definitely going to try. You'll get early access to all gated content and invitations to any Zoom chat opportunities! Tweet @wesplatttweets with three words and I'll use them as inspiration for a piece of flash fiction. Also: a ship within the OtherSpace MUSH game universe will be named in your honor. On our Discord, you'll be on the patrons-only Backstage channel.
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YOWZA! Really? Well! You deserve loads of thanks and respect for your enthusiastic and generous support of OtherSpace MUSH and my other projects. But I'm also going to put a roleplaying location into the MUSH, inspired by you, on the world of your choosing. Also, tweet three words to me at @wesplatttweets and I'll use them as inspiration for a 1,000-word story. On our Discord, you'll be on the patrons-only Producers Lounge channel.
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HOOPIN' HELL! You absolutely want to make OtherSpace MUSH into a thriving roleplaying community. Besides my undying gratitude, you'll inspire a background character that I'll include in the ongoing saga (in more than one scene). Tweet three words at me at @wesplattweets and I'll use them as inspiration for an OtherSpace scene. On our Discord, you'll be on the patrons-only Producers Lounge channel.
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MAZA'S SMILE! If we had a children's hospital wing, we'd name it after you. So, hopefully, you'll settle for inspiring a major character that drives a storyline on OtherSpace MUSH? And you can tweet three words at me at @wesplatttweets that I'll use to develop a larger plot on OtherSpace MUSH. On our Discord, you'll be on the patrons-only Box Five channel, reserved specifically for Superstar patrons.
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About Wes Platt

I still love sharing stories.

Back when I was a kid in elementary school, I’d ask classmates to give me three things to weave into stories. If someone said “bell, water, lizard” – well, I’d cook up a story about a reptile scrambling along a rock wall to reach a ringing bell in a tower overlooking a lake.

Then I got into journalism, where real-world events in weird Florida presented me with seemingly endless combinations: “UFO, beach, deputy” and “carpet, corpse, trunk” and “commissioner, briefcase, handgun”, just to name a few.

In 1994, with the rise of the internet, my passion for sharing stories pivoted toward online text-based games – multi-user dimensions or MUDs. A few years later, I started OtherSpace – an original-theme space opera storytelling game inspired by Star Wars, Babylon 5, Blade Runner, and Dune (among many others).

In 2009, I was part of the team that launched Fallen Earth – a post-apocalyptic MMORPG set in the Grand Canyon Province. Last year, after a 10-year run, my beloved Traveler towns scored their last deals and the Cleaners fulfilled their final contracts – GamersFirst shut down the servers to (maybe?) work on a reboot.

We'll see what ever comes of that.

In 2021, after the hellish year of 2020, I'm branching back out into non-fiction column writing (see the return of Junction 54) and sharing photos of my dog and the rest of the family - as well as images from around Durham.

Many thanks to the patrons who have stuck with me over the years. I look forward to bringing more value to the investment!

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