Not Writing

is creating stories and story games.

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  • Early access to my writing
  • Access to unfinished prototypes of my games
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$5
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  • All $1 tier rewards
  • Copies of all the smaller games I self-publish. Including:
    • A Few Degrees of Warming
    • MATR1X 0VERL0AD: CYBERMANCY
    • One Trillion Years
    • Spooky Action at a Distance
    • Wild Speed: Space Family
    • World Maker 
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  • All $1 and $5 tier rewards
  • Your name will be listed in the credits on anything I self-publish
  • Copies of all the larger games I self-publish. Including:
    • Neon Black
    • A Torch in the Dark

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About

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 patrons have made it possible for me to develop several tabletop games. You can find some of the projects that my patrons have made possible below. 

Free Games

These games are freely available for anyone to play, made possible by my income through Patreon.

MATR1X 0VERL0AD
A cyberpunk solitaire card game. You take on the role of a hacker using the internet to steal from and kill the super rich. The player lays out a grid of cards that represents the internet and attempt to arrange the cards to kill the royal face cards that surround it.

$5 Games

Every patron who pledges $5 or more receives free download codes for the following games after they pledge, and more games as I complete them.

A Few Degrees of Warming
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. Players draw a map of a familiar city and see how it is changed with global warming, rising sea levels, and resource shortages.

MATR1X 0VERL0AD: CYBERMANCY
An extended version of my cyberpunk solitaire game. Includes rules for playing with tarot cards and includes 3 new game modes, including a short narrative campaign inspired by legacy board games. Once again inhabit the role of the world's greatest hacker, and free the world from the bondage of capitalism.

One Trillion Years
A tabletop role playing and adventure 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
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.

Wild Speed: Space Family
A short RPG about a ridiculous action film in space. Inspired by the Fast & the Furious franchise, players take on the roles of iconic action film characters and act out a truly ridiculous and over-the-top series of events.

World Maker
A single player tabletop rpg about making your own fictional world or campaign setting from scratch. Inspired by some of my favourite RPGs, World Maker generates unique characters and tasks the player to build a world that suits them.


$10+ Games

Every patron who pledges $10 or more receives free download codes for the following games after they pledge, and more games as I complete them.

Neon Black
A dystopian cyberpunk tabletop role playing game, based on Blades in the Dark by John Harper. Play as a crew of daring punks, creators, and hackers trying to survive in a world of authoritarian corporations and artificial intelligences. This game is currently in early access.

A Torch in the Dark
A single-player dungeon crawling RPG. The dead kings have arisen! Take up your torch and raid the crypts of the undead kings. Gather loot and coin, resupply, and delve again!

Goals
$305 of $900 per month
Expenses Paid
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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