Aaron Roudabush is creating capsule content for the Archmage Engine
36

patrons

$91
per month
Hello, my name is Aaron Roudabush and if you've been a part of the 13th Age community for any length of time on social media, you've probably seen my creations around. I am the GM of Forgotten Sagas of the 13th Age which won Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month and finished second in the voting for Campaign of the Year. I am also the Online Play Czar for Fire Opal Media (you can see all of my many online play sessions here on my Youtube channel) as well as one of the writers for the Tales of the 13th Age organized play program.

To be completely clear, this is a personal project and is not an official Fire Opal Media product.

I want to continue creating unique and interesting content for use with the 13th Age system. I want to create one-of-a-kind NPCs for use in your campaign along with monsters, organizations, magical artifacts, places, and anything else that will enhance the experience at your game table. My initial plans are to focus on well-fleshed-out NPCs and their associated plot hooks, themed groups of monsters, and custom organizations which can be antagonists or allies in your game. Now that I've largely gotten the hang of how the flow of creating on a monthly basis goes, additional types of projects like multi-part adventures are now among the topic choices that patrons can suggest and vote on each month.

What I'll be making is what I'm referring to as "capsule content". These are self-contained 4-8 page documents that have what you need to incorporate these NPCs, monsters, places, or whatnot into your ongoing campaign. I'd just use the term module, but that implies just adventures. Think of capsules as small, focused sourcebooks about a particular topic. Each month will potentially have a different focus and topic. One month might bring you a specific locale, the next might be a group of themed monsters. I want to work on a variety of projects and will use this opportunity to do so.

Almost everything I make here at Patreon will be released for free to the community at large in some fashion or another. Nothing I write will be exclusive to any particular site, though I intend on using 13thAge.org as my primary source because it is already an excellent archive of free materials for 13th Age. Patrons will get first access to the capsules as they're released, but after a period of time they will be made available to everybody. I feel the best part of being part of the 13th Age community has been how much fan-created content there has been that's been shared freely with everybody else and I want to continue that tradition with what I make here.

I've been a big part of the 13th Age community for a very long time and I really enjoy putting material out there for others to use. Your support here will help me continue to be able to do that in the best possible way. It will allow me to devote time specifically for writing and creating and, at higher levels of funding, allow me to enhance what I'm doing by adding on additional content that I otherwise would find it difficult to devote time to. Already, in the year that this Patreon has existed, the average size of each project has grown from one project at 3-6 pages to two projects that usually begin at 8 pages and grow from there.

Supporting me here will also give you a voice in what I create, which I enjoy just as much or more as I do creating stuff for my own use. Although the end decision on what to make each month is up to me, it's important for me to allow community input and indicate the sorts of things they want to see. Even if I don't use your exact suggestions, it lets me know what kinds of material I should think about in the future.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
15 patrons
Even a dollar goes nicely towards helping me out. At this level, you will receive:
  • A thank you by name in the final PDF
  • A vote for the month's theme or topic
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $3 or more per month
16 patrons
For the price of giving up on one trip to Starbucks (or whatever) during the month, you will receive:
  • A thank you by name in the final PDF
  • A vote for the month's theme or topic
  • For one of the month's projects, you will have input over some of the material which goes into it. This might be suggesting NPC names, offering races or magic items you'd like to see, requesting specific monsters within the theme, and so on.

Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $7 or more per month
2 patrons
For giving up a fast food combo meal (or something like it) this month, you will receive:
  • A thank you by name in the final PDF
  • A vote for the month's theme or topic
  • For one of the month's projects, you will have input over some of the material which goes into it. This might be suggesting NPC names, offering races or magic items you'd like to see, requesting specific monsters within the theme, and so on.
  • Suggest a topic to the pool that I'll choose for this month's voting. Topics that don't get used immediately will remain in the pool until they are used or you have another suggestion instead.
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 of 10 patrons
For giving up that overpriced DLC for that shiny new video game, you will receive:
  • A thank you by name in the final PDF
  • A vote for the month's theme or topic
  • For one of the month's projects, you will have input over some of the material which goes into it. This might be suggesting NPC names, offering races or magic items you'd like to see, requesting specific monsters within the theme, and so on.
  • Suggest a topic to the pool that I'll choose for this month's voting. Topics that don't get used immediately will remain in the pool until they are used or you have another suggestion instead.
  • Request a specific monster or creature statblock that you can use for your own game. This will eventually be made freely accessible to the public.
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 6 patrons
You've given up on that new RPG sourcebook you wanted to get this month and for that you will receive:
  • A thank you by name in the final PDF
  • A vote for the month's theme or topic
  • For one of the month's projects, you will have input over some of the material which goes into it. This might be suggesting NPC names, offering races or magic items you'd like to see, requesting specific monsters within the theme, and so on.
  • Suggest a topic to the pool that I'll choose for this month's voting. Topics that don't get used immediately will remain in the pool until they are used or you have another suggestion instead.
  • Request a specific monster or creature statblock that you can use for your own game. This will eventually be made freely accessible to the public.
And lastly, the biggest reward I plan on offering.
  • Participate in a 3-4 hour one-shot 13th Age session run online using Google Hangouts and roll20. This will be broadcast On Air for the community to watch and enjoy
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$91 of $100 per month
At this level, the second capsule this month will also be enhanced with additional content. As with the first one, the exact nature of the enhancement depends on the original capsule.
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Hello, my name is Aaron Roudabush and if you've been a part of the 13th Age community for any length of time on social media, you've probably seen my creations around. I am the GM of Forgotten Sagas of the 13th Age which won Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month and finished second in the voting for Campaign of the Year. I am also the Online Play Czar for Fire Opal Media (you can see all of my many online play sessions here on my Youtube channel) as well as one of the writers for the Tales of the 13th Age organized play program.

To be completely clear, this is a personal project and is not an official Fire Opal Media product.

I want to continue creating unique and interesting content for use with the 13th Age system. I want to create one-of-a-kind NPCs for use in your campaign along with monsters, organizations, magical artifacts, places, and anything else that will enhance the experience at your game table. My initial plans are to focus on well-fleshed-out NPCs and their associated plot hooks, themed groups of monsters, and custom organizations which can be antagonists or allies in your game. Now that I've largely gotten the hang of how the flow of creating on a monthly basis goes, additional types of projects like multi-part adventures are now among the topic choices that patrons can suggest and vote on each month.

What I'll be making is what I'm referring to as "capsule content". These are self-contained 4-8 page documents that have what you need to incorporate these NPCs, monsters, places, or whatnot into your ongoing campaign. I'd just use the term module, but that implies just adventures. Think of capsules as small, focused sourcebooks about a particular topic. Each month will potentially have a different focus and topic. One month might bring you a specific locale, the next might be a group of themed monsters. I want to work on a variety of projects and will use this opportunity to do so.

Almost everything I make here at Patreon will be released for free to the community at large in some fashion or another. Nothing I write will be exclusive to any particular site, though I intend on using 13thAge.org as my primary source because it is already an excellent archive of free materials for 13th Age. Patrons will get first access to the capsules as they're released, but after a period of time they will be made available to everybody. I feel the best part of being part of the 13th Age community has been how much fan-created content there has been that's been shared freely with everybody else and I want to continue that tradition with what I make here.

I've been a big part of the 13th Age community for a very long time and I really enjoy putting material out there for others to use. Your support here will help me continue to be able to do that in the best possible way. It will allow me to devote time specifically for writing and creating and, at higher levels of funding, allow me to enhance what I'm doing by adding on additional content that I otherwise would find it difficult to devote time to. Already, in the year that this Patreon has existed, the average size of each project has grown from one project at 3-6 pages to two projects that usually begin at 8 pages and grow from there.

Supporting me here will also give you a voice in what I create, which I enjoy just as much or more as I do creating stuff for my own use. Although the end decision on what to make each month is up to me, it's important for me to allow community input and indicate the sorts of things they want to see. Even if I don't use your exact suggestions, it lets me know what kinds of material I should think about in the future.

Recent posts by Aaron Roudabush

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
15 patrons
Even a dollar goes nicely towards helping me out. At this level, you will receive:
  • A thank you by name in the final PDF
  • A vote for the month's theme or topic
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $3 or more per month
16 patrons
For the price of giving up on one trip to Starbucks (or whatever) during the month, you will receive:
  • A thank you by name in the final PDF
  • A vote for the month's theme or topic
  • For one of the month's projects, you will have input over some of the material which goes into it. This might be suggesting NPC names, offering races or magic items you'd like to see, requesting specific monsters within the theme, and so on.

Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $7 or more per month
2 patrons
For giving up a fast food combo meal (or something like it) this month, you will receive:
  • A thank you by name in the final PDF
  • A vote for the month's theme or topic
  • For one of the month's projects, you will have input over some of the material which goes into it. This might be suggesting NPC names, offering races or magic items you'd like to see, requesting specific monsters within the theme, and so on.
  • Suggest a topic to the pool that I'll choose for this month's voting. Topics that don't get used immediately will remain in the pool until they are used or you have another suggestion instead.
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 of 10 patrons
For giving up that overpriced DLC for that shiny new video game, you will receive:
  • A thank you by name in the final PDF
  • A vote for the month's theme or topic
  • For one of the month's projects, you will have input over some of the material which goes into it. This might be suggesting NPC names, offering races or magic items you'd like to see, requesting specific monsters within the theme, and so on.
  • Suggest a topic to the pool that I'll choose for this month's voting. Topics that don't get used immediately will remain in the pool until they are used or you have another suggestion instead.
  • Request a specific monster or creature statblock that you can use for your own game. This will eventually be made freely accessible to the public.
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 6 patrons
You've given up on that new RPG sourcebook you wanted to get this month and for that you will receive:
  • A thank you by name in the final PDF
  • A vote for the month's theme or topic
  • For one of the month's projects, you will have input over some of the material which goes into it. This might be suggesting NPC names, offering races or magic items you'd like to see, requesting specific monsters within the theme, and so on.
  • Suggest a topic to the pool that I'll choose for this month's voting. Topics that don't get used immediately will remain in the pool until they are used or you have another suggestion instead.
  • Request a specific monster or creature statblock that you can use for your own game. This will eventually be made freely accessible to the public.
And lastly, the biggest reward I plan on offering.
  • Participate in a 3-4 hour one-shot 13th Age session run online using Google Hangouts and roll20. This will be broadcast On Air for the community to watch and enjoy
Includes Discord rewards