Tim Shorts

is creating Micro-Adventures
Select a membership level
The Foundation
$1
per Micro-Adventure

You can let me know what kind of mini-adventures you'd like to see.  While my artistic talents are limited I'll do my best.  I'm always looking for something I hadn't thought of.


  • Gratitude
  • Suggest locations where you would like to see the next micro-adventure set
Laminated Micro-Adventures
Limited (1 of 16 remaining)
$2.50
per Micro-Adventure

I'll randomly select folks from this section for names of NPCs they'd like to see included.  Make your best friend the villain of the adventure.  Name the adventure after yourself.  I plan on doing it to my friends.


  • Gratitude
  • Suggest locations where you would like to see the next micro-adventure set
  • Suggest names, make your ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend or co-worker the next villain
  • Receive a laminated 4" x 6" version of most micro-adventures
Laminated and Zine Micro-Adventures
$5
per Micro-Adventure

You're going to make me nervous if you like my stuff enough to give me this much.  But if you are so inclined you'll get all the benefits from the other donation levels, plus I'll ship out physical copies of the adventures to you and a surprise every once in a while.

  • Gratitude
  • Suggest locations where you would like to see the next micro-adventure set
  • Suggest names, make your ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend or co-worker the next villain
  • Receive a laminated 4" x 6" version of most micro-adventures
  • Receive zine versions I create from the micro-adventures, locations and sandboxes
  • Discord chat channel

77

patrons

$213

per Micro-Adventure

About Tim Shorts

Hey folks, my name is Tim Shorts and I've been gaming since '79.  I did not know on that faithful winter night when I raided a Yahtzee game for dice and tried to wrap my head around this weird game with no board, that I'd still be playing it today. 

What's a Micro Adventure?
A micro-adventure is a situation, one to five encounters and maybe one or two battles or problems to overcome.  Micro-Adventures set up other adventures, or used between or during larger quests.  Most Micro-Adventures are stand alone adventures, but I have been known to create a series of adventures or a micro-sandbox.

Game System
Since late 2016 I've been writing my adventures using the Swords & Wizardry Light system created by Erik Tenkar.  But more recently I have been writing for B/X Essentials systems by Necrotic Gnome. Both are free systems, available on-line, just click the links.  

My Maps & Content
A Micro-Adventure includes hand-draw a map (by me), usually in color with the occasional computer generated maps.  Within these adventures I often create new magic items, spells, or monsters.  Micro Adventures are written for the fantasy genre, but I've got ideas for sci-fi, western, and horror.

How big exactly is a Micro-Adventure?
My Micro-Adventures come on a a half page (8" x 5.5") or small zines, usually 8-pages or less.  This includes the map and all the written content. 

Frequency
My goal is to produce two to three Micro-Adventures a month. With the new goals achieved, I include an NPC card each month and with each product I release I offer my advice, suggestions on how to use the adventure and NPC.
Goals
$213 of $250 per Micro-Adventure
Anchor station dedicated to my Micro-Adventures. I would talk about what I'm working on and what process (if there is one) I'm using to develop the adventure. 
8 of 9

Recent posts by Tim Shorts

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 54 exclusive posts
38
Images
1
Poll
15
Updates
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 54 exclusive posts
38
Images
1
Poll
15
Updates
How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get rewards