Not Writing

is creating stories and story games.
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About Not Writing

My name is Michael Elliott and I'm a writer.

I write short stories, I create narrative experiences, and I design games.

Sometimes people pay me to do these things, but most of the time I'm doing it because I love it and other people enjoy it. I've set up this Patreon so that people can support me and my writing, and receive some tangible benefits in return.

My current projects include:

  • Wild Speed: Space Family - released on - A short RPG about a ridiculous action film in space.
  • A Few Degrees of Warming - released on - A hack of Avery Alder's The Quiet Year, this is a map making game about a modern coastal city gradually overwhelmed by climate change.
  • World Maker released on - A single player tabletop rpg about making your own fictional world or campaign setting from scratch.
  • One Trillion Years - released on itchio - A tabletop roleplaying game about the far future of humanity. Players take on the roles of various guilds within the human diaspora as we leave our solar system, our galaxy, and eventually our universe in an effort to survive entropy.
  • Spooky Action at a Distance - released on itchio - A single-player tabletop roleplaying game about first contact with alien life. You play as the envoy for humanity, tasked with interacting with the alien and finding out as much as you can. Nothing will ever be the same.
  • Neon Black - available in early access on itchio - A dystopian cyberpunk tabletop role playing game, based on Blades in the Dark by John Harper. Play as a crew of daring punks, suits, and hackers trying to survive in a world of authoritarian corporations and alien artificial intelligences. Patrons receive updates on the project, and early access to test documents and short stories based on the world of Neon Black.

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At this point I'm making enough to cover all of my monthly expenses. This is a major milestone as it removes a significant amount of anxiety from my life and allows me to create and write more without needing to sell it for profit.
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