Speculate

is creating an Actual Play RPG show with speculative fiction professionals

10

patrons

$48

per month
Welcome to Speculate 2.0 - Speculate is now an Actual Play RPG show with a rotating cast of SF/F professionals, including Maurice Broaddus, Jaym Gates, and many more!


“One of my must-listen podcasts.”
—Paul Weimer, SFSignal

Speculate! is a podcast run by Gregory A. Wilson and Michael R. Underwood, two fantasy and science fiction writers. The show ran for seven years as a literature-focused show and has found new life as an Actual Play RPG show. 

If you're new to the show, check out the first episode of each of our one-shots so far:

Eberron - Double Immiscibility - DMed by Greg - with players Maurice Broaddus, Lauren Roy, Marie Bilodeau, and Mike

Blades in the Dark - The Gloaming - GMed by Mike - with players Brandon O'Brien, Valerie Valdes, Jaym Gates, and Greg



Each episode comprises part of a session and/or our Table Talk segments, where we reflect on the session out-of-character, discussing acting and narrative choices and the design of the game itself.

With the funding from Patreon, we've hired an editor to edit the episodes and a webmaster to help run our website and administer the Patreon, which has allowed us to bring more of our high-quality content to you faster. Our actual play episodes are free and will remain so. We'll have special episodes locked for just backers, including discussions of new and upcoming games, theory and discussion about how to run and play better games, and more.

Please, take a look at the rewards and find one that appeals to you. We hope you like what we do, and we'd love to you have on the team!
Tiers
Advantage on Saves
$1 or more per month

At this level, you have Greg's and Mike's most sincere thanks. Believe us when we say that every bit helps in supporting us as we bring you our unique blend of science fiction and fantasy podcasts to you.

Plus, you'll benefit from the milestones if we reach them.

Double Damage
$3 or more per month
At this level, you'll get access to our special episodes (two a year) with Mike and Greg discussing new & upcoming RPGs, games we're excited to play, as well as discussions about how to run and play better RPGs.

You'll also get to see ephemera and behind-the-scenes materials from our games (notes, sketches, maps, character sheets, etc.).

Plus, you'll benefit from the milestones if we reach them.


Our discussion episodes will cover topics like using skills from prose writing in RPGs, basics of performance for RPGs, and narrative construction in an improvisational environment.

The New Hotness
$5 or more per month
At this level, you'll get access to the special episodes (two or three per year) discussing new and upcoming role-playing games we're excited about - what's hot on Kickstarter, what games we've gotten and can't wait to play, and how we're going to wrap our heads around whatever cool and weird high-concept game we've acquired most recently.

You'll also get access to all of the previous tiers' rewards.

Plus, you'll also benefit from the milestones if we reach them.


Critical Hit
$10 or more per month
You'll get access to the raw video recording of our sessions - you'll be able to see Mike make funny faces and the player's body language as they perform.

ALSO - Patrons at this level will be eligible to play with us in a one-shot on a once-or twice a year basis. For each of these special sessions, we will randomly draw from the list of patrons to select the special guest player.


You also get access to all of the previous tiers' rewards.

Goals
$48 of $75 per month
Greg and Mike will record a new thank you video that will be exclusive to Patrons.
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Welcome to Speculate 2.0 - Speculate is now an Actual Play RPG show with a rotating cast of SF/F professionals, including Maurice Broaddus, Jaym Gates, and many more!


“One of my must-listen podcasts.”
—Paul Weimer, SFSignal

Speculate! is a podcast run by Gregory A. Wilson and Michael R. Underwood, two fantasy and science fiction writers. The show ran for seven years as a literature-focused show and has found new life as an Actual Play RPG show. 

If you're new to the show, check out the first episode of each of our one-shots so far:

Eberron - Double Immiscibility - DMed by Greg - with players Maurice Broaddus, Lauren Roy, Marie Bilodeau, and Mike

Blades in the Dark - The Gloaming - GMed by Mike - with players Brandon O'Brien, Valerie Valdes, Jaym Gates, and Greg



Each episode comprises part of a session and/or our Table Talk segments, where we reflect on the session out-of-character, discussing acting and narrative choices and the design of the game itself.

With the funding from Patreon, we've hired an editor to edit the episodes and a webmaster to help run our website and administer the Patreon, which has allowed us to bring more of our high-quality content to you faster. Our actual play episodes are free and will remain so. We'll have special episodes locked for just backers, including discussions of new and upcoming games, theory and discussion about how to run and play better games, and more.

Please, take a look at the rewards and find one that appeals to you. We hope you like what we do, and we'd love to you have on the team!

Recent posts by Speculate

Tiers
Advantage on Saves
$1 or more per month

At this level, you have Greg's and Mike's most sincere thanks. Believe us when we say that every bit helps in supporting us as we bring you our unique blend of science fiction and fantasy podcasts to you.

Plus, you'll benefit from the milestones if we reach them.

Double Damage
$3 or more per month
At this level, you'll get access to our special episodes (two a year) with Mike and Greg discussing new & upcoming RPGs, games we're excited to play, as well as discussions about how to run and play better RPGs.

You'll also get to see ephemera and behind-the-scenes materials from our games (notes, sketches, maps, character sheets, etc.).

Plus, you'll benefit from the milestones if we reach them.


Our discussion episodes will cover topics like using skills from prose writing in RPGs, basics of performance for RPGs, and narrative construction in an improvisational environment.

The New Hotness
$5 or more per month
At this level, you'll get access to the special episodes (two or three per year) discussing new and upcoming role-playing games we're excited about - what's hot on Kickstarter, what games we've gotten and can't wait to play, and how we're going to wrap our heads around whatever cool and weird high-concept game we've acquired most recently.

You'll also get access to all of the previous tiers' rewards.

Plus, you'll also benefit from the milestones if we reach them.


Critical Hit
$10 or more per month
You'll get access to the raw video recording of our sessions - you'll be able to see Mike make funny faces and the player's body language as they perform.

ALSO - Patrons at this level will be eligible to play with us in a one-shot on a once-or twice a year basis. For each of these special sessions, we will randomly draw from the list of patrons to select the special guest player.


You also get access to all of the previous tiers' rewards.