The Friar and the Thief

The Friar and the Thief

Creating Fantasy Audio Dramas

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You are a spear-thrower in the fyrd, like Cynwerd when he was young. There is no front without you. With serious thanks:

  • early and ad-free access to new episodes

  • your name or organization will be read aloud at the end of each episode you support after your first.

  • help guide the direction of the stories through exclusive votes

  • follow along with production log in The Friar and the Thief Discord.

  • music, bloopers, and things left on the cutting-room floor from the shows.

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  • Early and ad-free episodes
  • Your name before the gods
  • Library of prior work
  • War-council

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You are dutiful and the ealdormen favor you. In addition to the benefits earned by Spear-throwers, you will have access to commentary tracks and exclusive-until-goal-is-met audio dramas like The Soldier.

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  • Bonus episodes
  • Your name before the gods
  • Early and ad-free episodes
  • Library of prior work
  • War-council

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About The Friar and the Thief

Welcome, and thanks ♥. 

Your support helps me make the comic Swán and the audiodramas The Friar, The Thief, and The Soldier.

These are stories in the same "cinematic" universe, that collectively tell a much larger history.

I am deeply inspired by the work of Fool and Scholar Productions and Wayland Productions, and I am really excited to tell some stories in a format "We're Alive" made me love and "The White Vault" behind-the-scenes posts made seem doable.

Who am I? I'm Michael, a gone-corporate competent product engineer who experienced a change in perspective during the pandemic. Fifteen years ago or so, I was an English major, and it is a truth universally acknowledged that all English majors want to tell epic stories. It's been a minute, but I thought I'd finally try.

P.S. What's with all the design-related posts? Good question. Years ago I used this same patreon to help fund a bunch of UX writing and UX community management. Patreon doesn't let you just delete posts en masse, so I figure, hey, enjoy.
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$10.80 of $100 per episode
$100 per episode affords a fully-soundscaped and paid table of players, with voice-acted NPCs, for a new actual-play podcast set in the world of The Friar and the Thief.
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