Kyle Bryant

Kyle Bryant

is creating Post Terminus, Play-by-Post Writing Roleplaying Forum

6

patrons

$22

per month

Post Terminus

a Forum dedicated to Writing Roleplaying

Five hundred years ago, the world ended.

The face of the world was completely changed. Cities crumbled, mountains toppled, the landscape was forever reshaped. Powerful but dangerous new elements appeared, and with them, dangerous beings and creatures the likes of which had never been seen before.

Five hundred years ago, the world ended... but life continued on. Those few who lived through the Cataclysm did not give in, and continued to survive beyond the end of the world. Over the course of five centuries, society was rebuilt, with science and technology taking an entirely new path due to the discovery of the mysterious minerals known as terra regia, while faith and religion grew stronger thanks to abundant miracles both invisible and tangible. Old grudges between countries and races became less important as more fearsome dangers closed in from all sides.

Araevis is a post-apocalyptic world, but Post Terminus takes place not in the years immediately following its destruction, but instead in the years after the survivors managed to bounce back and build society again, new and different from anything that existed before. It's a world touched by magic but advancing in technology, where the presence of gods has been felt and where their words still resonate powerfully.

We are an online role-playing community, playing the game entirely through writing and prose fiction. While it is a game, with rules and guidelines of its own, Post Terminus exists primarily as a sandbox for players to stretch their writing muscles, spinning tales of action, intrigue, romance, or any other themes that come to mind. It's a place where we get together with people of similar interests, hone our skills, and take part in weaving an epic tale together.

The world of Araevis, our setting for Post Terminus, is a curious blend of fantasy, steampunk, and science-fiction. Swords, magic, and kingdoms exist alongside guns, machinery, and industrial centers. There is room for almost any kind of character, and room for all kinds of stories. The world itself is still ready to be fleshed out, with new cities and points of interest being added by players regularly.

There is a deeper secret hidden in the world, however, regarding the true nature of Araevis and the origins of the Cataclysm, just waiting for players to find and put together the puzzle pieces.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This RP and forum have basically been a passion project for me since the role of admin was unexpectedly thrust upon me. It's been challenging, yet a rewarding experience and a great way to meet and hang out with other people into similar hobbies and interests around the world. From my earliest ventures in Halcyon Days and on into Post Terminus, I've been in love with the idea of writing with other people who also love to write, of collaborating on the story of a world unique to us. For the money I pay into forum maintenance or enhancements, I've always felt like I got plenty back in return in community and entertainment.

However...As I look at the things I want to get done going forward, I'm evaluating how much I need to make and how much I need to save. There's no danger of PT going away, but as it stands there's little chance for growth. I would love for PT to be more than the dozen or so semi-active members and a few dozen friends that pop in and out. I'd love to meet more writers, get more people involved, touch up the rough spots on the forum, and see the RP grow again. I've considered something like Patreon for a while now as a way to get you guys involved as a community and reaching out to new members.

Donating will never be compulsory, but I want to reward everyone who contributes, whether a little or a lot. Thanks, everyone, for being a great set of fellow nerds and geeks to hang out with. Let's keep Post Terminus growing and moving forward!
Tiers
Supporters
$1 or more per month

 

  • Patreon, Public Monthly Updates:
    • Includes
      • Featured content from writers.
      • Featured forum graphics (signatures, avatars, covers).
      • Featured artwork.
      • Status of the forum, the RP, and Patreon.
      • Upcoming plans.
  • Patreon, Poll Access: 
    • Periodically, I will hold polls for upcoming events, plot mission branches, or forum additions. All patrons will be able to vote on all polls. 
  • Forum, Supporter badge:
    • Show your support! This is viewable below your avatar.
  • Discord, @supporter role 
    • Access to Supporter-only channels and the ability to create new Public channels (subject to administration).
    • Supporter-only channels include:
      • #jamming / #museic: Channels for music. Jamming is intended for freeform selections, while Museic is for background or inspirational music to serve as a muse for writing and brainstorming. *
      • #writing-workshop: For those wanting a more in-depth analysis of their writing, this channel will be for requesting a comprehensive workshop on a turn or chapter, helping go over the writing until the author is satisfied. Writers can request a specific individual to work with (including myself) or take a group approach. **
      • #submission-workshop: For comprehensive breakdowns of submissions to determine their strengths and flaws, and ultimately create a balanced version.Writers can request a specific individual to work with (including myself) or take a group approach. **

* The #jamming / #museic channels will be available to all users for listening, but bot commands will only be available to Supporters.

** The #brainstorm channel will remain Public and is for soliciting public opinion or quick thoughts from staff and admins. The workshop channels are intended to help fine-tune submissions. 

Includes Discord rewards
Magnum Tier
$5 or more per month

 

  • Patreon, All prior tier rewards.
  • Forum, Custom Graphics
    • A signature, avatar, or cover designed by one of our selected graphic artists. Note: this is not custom artwork, the user should provide art assets. Available once per month, but does not carry over. †
  • Forum, Custom Character Profile - Simple: 
    • A character profile page using forum features (BBcode, Editor options) with art assets provided by the user, designed by @K3. Available when first joining this tier.  Magnum-tier patrons will also receive a 50% discount on any other profile customization work from @K3.  †
  • Roleplaying, Lore Entry:
    • Post Terminus still has a lot of blanks to fill in, and sometimes you don't want to wait. I, or another GM, will write a segment of lore on the location, event, or creature of each Magnum patron's choosing. Length will vary depending on the request itself. *
  • Roleplaying, Playtesting:
    • Post Terminus undergoes changes and tuning periodically. Magnum patrons will have the option of playtesting changes before they are made public to the rest of the roleplay.

* All users can write lore to be added to Post Terminus canon, with no need to request permission. Magnum patrons will be dictating which lore elements the GMs write next, but this does not prevent other users from adding lore.

Since these are custom-made, there may be some delay in redemption depending on number of requests currently being made. 

Includes Discord rewards
Ultimum Tier
$10 or more per month

 

  • Patreon, All prior tier rewards.
  • Artwork - Blinky Chibi: 
    • A custom-drawn chibi with a simple animation (blinking, flashing) created by @Inkers -- this can be of a character of your choosing or even yourself. Available when first joining this tier.  Ultimum-tier patrons will also receive a 50% discount on any other chibi commissions from @inkers. †
  • Roleplaying, Halcyon Artifact:
    • Each month, Ultimum patrons will receive one Halcyon Artifact, a valuable market item, which is used as a ticket for one-time access to the Pinnacle. This tower, full of unusual figures with strange magics, is located in the wilds of Paludis. Legends say there are great rewards for those able to fight their way toward the top.

* Halcyon Artifacts are also available to all users through the in-game market. Events within the Pinnacle are largely considered non-canon, up to the user's discretion.

Since these are custom-made, there may be some delay in redemption depending on number of requests currently being made. 

Includes Discord rewards
Champion of the Vis
$20 or more per month only 5 left

 

  • Patreon, All prior tier rewards.
  • Artwork - Colored Portrait:
    • A custom-drawn portrait, either in traditional or cell-shaded digital coloring, created by @Inkers -- this can be of a character of your choosing or even yourself. Available when first joining this tier. Champion-tier patrons will also receive a 50% discount on any other portrait commissions from @inkers. †
  • Forum, Contests Hosting:
    • Champion-tier patrons may be selected to host official contests on the forum, with rewards funded by the Patreon donations (within reason). These could be writing contests, graphics contests, or even trivia contests -- the details are up to the host. ‡

Since these are custom-made, there may be some delay in redemption depending on number of requests currently being made.

One contest at a time. Users (and funds) will have trouble keeping up with more.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$22 of $50 per month
At $50 per month, the operating cost of the forum is balanced out.
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Post Terminus

a Forum dedicated to Writing Roleplaying

Five hundred years ago, the world ended.

The face of the world was completely changed. Cities crumbled, mountains toppled, the landscape was forever reshaped. Powerful but dangerous new elements appeared, and with them, dangerous beings and creatures the likes of which had never been seen before.

Five hundred years ago, the world ended... but life continued on. Those few who lived through the Cataclysm did not give in, and continued to survive beyond the end of the world. Over the course of five centuries, society was rebuilt, with science and technology taking an entirely new path due to the discovery of the mysterious minerals known as terra regia, while faith and religion grew stronger thanks to abundant miracles both invisible and tangible. Old grudges between countries and races became less important as more fearsome dangers closed in from all sides.

Araevis is a post-apocalyptic world, but Post Terminus takes place not in the years immediately following its destruction, but instead in the years after the survivors managed to bounce back and build society again, new and different from anything that existed before. It's a world touched by magic but advancing in technology, where the presence of gods has been felt and where their words still resonate powerfully.

We are an online role-playing community, playing the game entirely through writing and prose fiction. While it is a game, with rules and guidelines of its own, Post Terminus exists primarily as a sandbox for players to stretch their writing muscles, spinning tales of action, intrigue, romance, or any other themes that come to mind. It's a place where we get together with people of similar interests, hone our skills, and take part in weaving an epic tale together.

The world of Araevis, our setting for Post Terminus, is a curious blend of fantasy, steampunk, and science-fiction. Swords, magic, and kingdoms exist alongside guns, machinery, and industrial centers. There is room for almost any kind of character, and room for all kinds of stories. The world itself is still ready to be fleshed out, with new cities and points of interest being added by players regularly.

There is a deeper secret hidden in the world, however, regarding the true nature of Araevis and the origins of the Cataclysm, just waiting for players to find and put together the puzzle pieces.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This RP and forum have basically been a passion project for me since the role of admin was unexpectedly thrust upon me. It's been challenging, yet a rewarding experience and a great way to meet and hang out with other people into similar hobbies and interests around the world. From my earliest ventures in Halcyon Days and on into Post Terminus, I've been in love with the idea of writing with other people who also love to write, of collaborating on the story of a world unique to us. For the money I pay into forum maintenance or enhancements, I've always felt like I got plenty back in return in community and entertainment.

However...As I look at the things I want to get done going forward, I'm evaluating how much I need to make and how much I need to save. There's no danger of PT going away, but as it stands there's little chance for growth. I would love for PT to be more than the dozen or so semi-active members and a few dozen friends that pop in and out. I'd love to meet more writers, get more people involved, touch up the rough spots on the forum, and see the RP grow again. I've considered something like Patreon for a while now as a way to get you guys involved as a community and reaching out to new members.

Donating will never be compulsory, but I want to reward everyone who contributes, whether a little or a lot. Thanks, everyone, for being a great set of fellow nerds and geeks to hang out with. Let's keep Post Terminus growing and moving forward!

Recent posts by Kyle Bryant

Tiers
Supporters
$1 or more per month

 

  • Patreon, Public Monthly Updates:
    • Includes
      • Featured content from writers.
      • Featured forum graphics (signatures, avatars, covers).
      • Featured artwork.
      • Status of the forum, the RP, and Patreon.
      • Upcoming plans.
  • Patreon, Poll Access: 
    • Periodically, I will hold polls for upcoming events, plot mission branches, or forum additions. All patrons will be able to vote on all polls. 
  • Forum, Supporter badge:
    • Show your support! This is viewable below your avatar.
  • Discord, @supporter role 
    • Access to Supporter-only channels and the ability to create new Public channels (subject to administration).
    • Supporter-only channels include:
      • #jamming / #museic: Channels for music. Jamming is intended for freeform selections, while Museic is for background or inspirational music to serve as a muse for writing and brainstorming. *
      • #writing-workshop: For those wanting a more in-depth analysis of their writing, this channel will be for requesting a comprehensive workshop on a turn or chapter, helping go over the writing until the author is satisfied. Writers can request a specific individual to work with (including myself) or take a group approach. **
      • #submission-workshop: For comprehensive breakdowns of submissions to determine their strengths and flaws, and ultimately create a balanced version.Writers can request a specific individual to work with (including myself) or take a group approach. **

* The #jamming / #museic channels will be available to all users for listening, but bot commands will only be available to Supporters.

** The #brainstorm channel will remain Public and is for soliciting public opinion or quick thoughts from staff and admins. The workshop channels are intended to help fine-tune submissions. 

Includes Discord rewards
Magnum Tier
$5 or more per month

 

  • Patreon, All prior tier rewards.
  • Forum, Custom Graphics
    • A signature, avatar, or cover designed by one of our selected graphic artists. Note: this is not custom artwork, the user should provide art assets. Available once per month, but does not carry over. †
  • Forum, Custom Character Profile - Simple: 
    • A character profile page using forum features (BBcode, Editor options) with art assets provided by the user, designed by @K3. Available when first joining this tier.  Magnum-tier patrons will also receive a 50% discount on any other profile customization work from @K3.  †
  • Roleplaying, Lore Entry:
    • Post Terminus still has a lot of blanks to fill in, and sometimes you don't want to wait. I, or another GM, will write a segment of lore on the location, event, or creature of each Magnum patron's choosing. Length will vary depending on the request itself. *
  • Roleplaying, Playtesting:
    • Post Terminus undergoes changes and tuning periodically. Magnum patrons will have the option of playtesting changes before they are made public to the rest of the roleplay.

* All users can write lore to be added to Post Terminus canon, with no need to request permission. Magnum patrons will be dictating which lore elements the GMs write next, but this does not prevent other users from adding lore.

Since these are custom-made, there may be some delay in redemption depending on number of requests currently being made. 

Includes Discord rewards
Ultimum Tier
$10 or more per month

 

  • Patreon, All prior tier rewards.
  • Artwork - Blinky Chibi: 
    • A custom-drawn chibi with a simple animation (blinking, flashing) created by @Inkers -- this can be of a character of your choosing or even yourself. Available when first joining this tier.  Ultimum-tier patrons will also receive a 50% discount on any other chibi commissions from @inkers. †
  • Roleplaying, Halcyon Artifact:
    • Each month, Ultimum patrons will receive one Halcyon Artifact, a valuable market item, which is used as a ticket for one-time access to the Pinnacle. This tower, full of unusual figures with strange magics, is located in the wilds of Paludis. Legends say there are great rewards for those able to fight their way toward the top.

* Halcyon Artifacts are also available to all users through the in-game market. Events within the Pinnacle are largely considered non-canon, up to the user's discretion.

Since these are custom-made, there may be some delay in redemption depending on number of requests currently being made. 

Includes Discord rewards
Champion of the Vis
$20 or more per month only 5 left

 

  • Patreon, All prior tier rewards.
  • Artwork - Colored Portrait:
    • A custom-drawn portrait, either in traditional or cell-shaded digital coloring, created by @Inkers -- this can be of a character of your choosing or even yourself. Available when first joining this tier. Champion-tier patrons will also receive a 50% discount on any other portrait commissions from @inkers. †
  • Forum, Contests Hosting:
    • Champion-tier patrons may be selected to host official contests on the forum, with rewards funded by the Patreon donations (within reason). These could be writing contests, graphics contests, or even trivia contests -- the details are up to the host. ‡

Since these are custom-made, there may be some delay in redemption depending on number of requests currently being made.

One contest at a time. Users (and funds) will have trouble keeping up with more.

Includes Discord rewards