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The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:42 pm
by stubby
Good news everyone! We've joined the ranks of proud internet panhandlers. BEHOLD THE BRIKWARS PATREON

https://www.patreon.com/brikwars


As some of you know, after the massive Lego layoffs last year I've been working on reorganizing things so I can focus more on BrikWars. As a result we've got a finalized version of BW2010 this year (finally) and a whole bunch of progress on the new 2018 edition with all-new Campaign rules.

As part of continuing that push, I've started up a new Patreon! With more than three tiers of possible patronage levels! I'm still paying for all the boring parts of staying alive with freelance illustration work, but this will help smooth out the month-to-month budgeting for those projects where clients wait ninety days to let me know they never had any intention of paying me in the first place (but it's great for exposure!).

While the tier rewards are pretty great and already speak for themselves, I'm open to further ideas. What kinds of things would you want to see in a BrikWars Patreon? Most of the stuff normal people give out as part of their Patreon tiers are things I already give away for free - rules content, development material, sneak peeks, shitpost discussions - but maybe you guys have a better idea of the kinds of things you'd like than I do.

What do you think?

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:49 pm
by Scribonius
Sounds like a good idea to me! Let me check with She-Who-Controls-the-Budget and I'll see if I can toss in a buck or six.
stubby wrote:While the tier rewards are pretty great and already speak for themselves, I'm open to further ideas. What kinds of things would you want to see in a BrikWars Patreon? Most of the stuff normal people give out as part of their Patreon tiers are things I already give away for free - rules content, development material, sneak peeks, shitpost discussions - but maybe you guys have a better idea of the kinds of things you'd like than I do.

What do you think?
Well, I'd still like a printed version of the rules one of these days that doesn't require me to, say, buy a new printer and a crapton of ink. But I suspect that's more a long term goal than a Patreon kind of goal. Any chance of getting that spit-take on camera if someone DOES pledge at the $100 level?

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:11 pm
by Tzan
When I do architecture for people.

6. I get 1/3 up front
7. after they approve the design I get 1/3
8. at the end I put paper plans in one hand while wrestling for the check with the other hand.

I bet you could sell some printed game rules.
You keep resisting the capitalism... let it flow thru you and you will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:55 pm
by RedRover
Punch in the nuts is always a good reward

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:18 am
by Tzan
I made a post on Unity forums that included your portfolio link.
They deleted it in less than 1 hour, so efficient.

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:15 pm
by dilanski
Unique or possibly even custom rank badges for people who pledge may be nice, and also basically free, especially if you offload the work onto another admin. Perhaps patreons get some kind of early access to updated rules, or first look at upcoming artwork. Although that would only last as long as you plan to keep updating the rulebook.

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:41 am
by Maraxous
You mean the early access to the 2010 book :mrgreen:

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:04 pm
by stubby
Scribonius wrote:Well, I'd still like a printed version of the rules one of these days that doesn't require me to, say, buy a new printer and a crapton of ink. But I suspect that's more a long term goal than a Patreon kind of goal.
That's more a kickstarter kind of goal. Patreon is about keeping the operation running rather than aiming for discrete goals. That being said, now that I'm not bound by a Lego non-complete clause, I'm finally designing the upcoming edition for a print run, and if there's a kickstarter it'll be for all the kinds of things I can't do myself as part of the day-to-day: book layout, publishing, distro, etc.
Scribonius wrote:Any chance of getting that spit-take on camera if someone DOES pledge at the $100 level?
Obviously. We already got photos of IVhorseman and me licking toilet bowls for pledges of a mere $10, for people who remember that far back, so the precedent is set.

Still waiting for that $10, by the way.
Tzan wrote:When I do architecture for people.

6. I get 1/3 up front
7. after they approve the design I get 1/3
8. at the end I put paper plans in one hand while wrestling for the check with the other hand.
See! That's what I should have done with the toilet thing. Live and learn
RedRover wrote:Punch in the nuts is always a good reward
Request approved! If you pledge at the $100 level, you are allowed to travel out to visit me and I will punch you in the nuts.
Tzan wrote:I made a post on Unity forums that included your portfolio link.
They deleted it in less than 1 hour, so efficient.
Nice to know I'm still a banned subject there
dilanski wrote:Unique or possibly even custom rank badges for people who pledge may be nice, and also basically free, especially if you offload the work onto another admin.
That's some good low-hanging fruit, I just need to think of the funniest way to execute it.
dilanski wrote: Perhaps patreons get some kind of early access to updated rules, or first look at upcoming artwork. Although that would only last as long as you plan to keep updating the rulebook.
Right now I'm planning on using the patreon posts for behind-the-scenes dev notes and such. There's always going to be new material and ideas in the pipeline, unless I die or something.
Maraxous wrote:You mean the early access to the 2010 book :mrgreen:
2010 book is pretty finalized at this point; I don't foresee any substantive updates to 2010. The 2018 edition is the new hotness.

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:24 pm
by Tzan
stubby wrote: There's always going to be new material and ideas in the pipeline, unless I die or something.
That's my greatest fear.
If I die in 10 years, I'll miss out on procrastinating for 30 years.

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:57 pm
by stubby
I was supposed to die 18 years ago but I keep putting it off

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:13 pm
by stubby

There we have it, the official rank badge for BrikWars supporters. As of right now there are four forum members who have earned the duck: Dilanski, Olothontor, Kommander Ken, and IVhorseman.

Update: Now also Maraxous, ninja_bait, Bookwyrm, Itsjustaguy, Rev. Sylvanus, and Kastrenzo! And a couple other people who I don't recognize from the forum. If you've signed up for the Patreon and I haven't Ducked up your account, let me know.

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:17 pm
by Scribonius
stubby wrote:
Scribonius wrote:Well, I'd still like a printed version of the rules one of these days that doesn't require me to, say, buy a new printer and a crapton of ink. But I suspect that's more a long term goal than a Patreon kind of goal.
That's more a kickstarter kind of goal. Patreon is about keeping the operation running rather than aiming for discrete goals. That being said, now that I'm not bound by a Lego non-complete clause, I'm finally designing the upcoming edition for a print run, and if there's a kickstarter it'll be for all the kinds of things I can't do myself as part of the day-to-day: book layout, publishing, distro, etc.
Understandable.
stubby wrote:
Scribonius wrote:Any chance of getting that spit-take on camera if someone DOES pledge at the $100 level?
Obviously. We already got photos of IVhorseman and me licking toilet bowls for pledges of a mere $10, for people who remember that far back, so the precedent is set.

Still waiting for that $10, by the way.
...I did NOT pledge for that. Also, EW.
stubby wrote:
RedRover wrote:Punch in the nuts is always a good reward
Request approved! If you pledge at the $100 level, you are allowed to travel out to visit me and I will punch you in the nuts.
Think I'd be willing to pass on that one.
stubby wrote:
Maraxous wrote:You mean the early access to the 2010 book :mrgreen:
2010 book is pretty finalized at this point; I don't foresee any substantive updates to 2010. The 2018 edition is the new hotness.
Very true.

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:16 pm
by RedRover
Scribonius wrote:Think I'd be willing to pass on that one.
Your loss mate!

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:18 pm
by Cakeman
The stuff from Lego Universe looks great. That cute medieval world! Also, the faction banners and figs were really interesting.

Re: The BrikWars Patreon

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:54 pm
by ninja_bait
Cakeman wrote:The stuff from Lego Universe looks great. That cute medieval world! Also, the faction banners and figs were really interesting.
I'm really looking forward to that game