Stirling Joyner and Playful Leviathan Press

is creating Tabletop Roleplaying Games

3

patrons

$14

per development update
I’m Stirling Joyner, founder of Playful Leviathan Press. My goal as a tabletop RPG designer is to evoke wonder and excitement by telling stories in new ways. I'm looking for people who want to join me in doing it.
    My team and I are busy playtesting my new post-Lovecraftianhorror RPG. It's all about creating horror by subverting genre expectations and blurring the fourth wall. We're also working on two expansions for Conspiracist. They add new GM and player options, including androids with secret programming and ghosts who don't know they're dead.
    All Playful Leviathan's games are licensed under Creative Commons so that anyone can enjoy and build upon them. They can be downloaded for free, shared, and remixed legally. That also means we run completely on fan donations. Your participation helps us continue pushing the limits of storytelling.
    Fans who become monthly patrons get rewards based on their pledge level. At the end of each month I make an update post here on Patreon, detailing what we've accomplished that month. My patrons are then charged according to their pledges at the beginning of the next month. You are charged by post, so you are only charged for the work we get done. At checkout, set your monthly limit to 1. This ensures that you will only be charged for one post per month.
    Have any questions? Feel free to message me here, or send me an email at [email protected]
Tiers
Observer Reward
$1 or more per development update

You will get:

  • exclusive access to my patron-only feed, and early access to monthly updates on our development progress.
Personal Thank You Reward
$3 or more per development update

You will get:

  • everything from the previous reward.
  • a personal thanks in the credits of everything we publish while you are at this patron level.
Sneak Peek Reward
$5 or more per development update

You will get:

  • everything from the previous rewards.
  • exclusive excerpts from the games we're working on every month.
Guest Star Reward
$8 or more per development update only 7 left

You will get:

  • all of the previous rewards.
  • We will use your name (or a name of your choosing) as a character in a rules example or as an NPC in an adventure module. We can figure out the specifics of this together.
Forbidden Manuscript Reward
$13 or more per development update
You will get:
  • all of the previous rewards.
  • access to my library of unpublished material. Some of these are fun, playable games that I never fully fleshed out, some of them are world building documents.
Inner Sanctum Reward
$21 or more per development update
  • all of the previous rewards.
  • access to in-development game drafts. These are documents that only PLP members normally have access to. You will receive a single physical copy by mail. As development progresses, you may receive additional documents.
Goals
$14 of $20 per development update
Indie Game Developer Network Membership
With this much support will pay for my yearly dues as a member of the IGDN, a trade organization where game designers share knowledge and resources with one another.
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I’m Stirling Joyner, founder of Playful Leviathan Press. My goal as a tabletop RPG designer is to evoke wonder and excitement by telling stories in new ways. I'm looking for people who want to join me in doing it.
    My team and I are busy playtesting my new post-Lovecraftianhorror RPG. It's all about creating horror by subverting genre expectations and blurring the fourth wall. We're also working on two expansions for Conspiracist. They add new GM and player options, including androids with secret programming and ghosts who don't know they're dead.
    All Playful Leviathan's games are licensed under Creative Commons so that anyone can enjoy and build upon them. They can be downloaded for free, shared, and remixed legally. That also means we run completely on fan donations. Your participation helps us continue pushing the limits of storytelling.
    Fans who become monthly patrons get rewards based on their pledge level. At the end of each month I make an update post here on Patreon, detailing what we've accomplished that month. My patrons are then charged according to their pledges at the beginning of the next month. You are charged by post, so you are only charged for the work we get done. At checkout, set your monthly limit to 1. This ensures that you will only be charged for one post per month.
    Have any questions? Feel free to message me here, or send me an email at [email protected]

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Tiers
Observer Reward
$1 or more per development update

You will get:

  • exclusive access to my patron-only feed, and early access to monthly updates on our development progress.
Personal Thank You Reward
$3 or more per development update

You will get:

  • everything from the previous reward.
  • a personal thanks in the credits of everything we publish while you are at this patron level.
Sneak Peek Reward
$5 or more per development update

You will get:

  • everything from the previous rewards.
  • exclusive excerpts from the games we're working on every month.
Guest Star Reward
$8 or more per development update only 7 left

You will get:

  • all of the previous rewards.
  • We will use your name (or a name of your choosing) as a character in a rules example or as an NPC in an adventure module. We can figure out the specifics of this together.
Forbidden Manuscript Reward
$13 or more per development update
You will get:
  • all of the previous rewards.
  • access to my library of unpublished material. Some of these are fun, playable games that I never fully fleshed out, some of them are world building documents.
Inner Sanctum Reward
$21 or more per development update
  • all of the previous rewards.
  • access to in-development game drafts. These are documents that only PLP members normally have access to. You will receive a single physical copy by mail. As development progresses, you may receive additional documents.