So I figured I'd take a minute and review some facts.
A) None of the blog posts made on this blog since January would exist without Patreon. Circumstances would have forced me to devote my writing time to something with the hope of profit, rather than continuing to blog.
B) Somehow all of the money earned so far has been paid or earmarked for the community, including Matt's maps, Mark's monsters, and the aforementioned One-Page Adventure, as well as being paid to artists and writers in the community for project like the forthcoming +Perdition from yours truly.
C) By my count, eliminating my patrons, over a thousand of you are still getting to enjoy the blog free of charge!
D) The only other option is "monthly" and if it's handled that way, then I'm not paid for what I do.
The real thought behind "I don't want to pay for blog posts" is that writing isn't a difficult skill. Everyone can write, so why should I pay you for it? Only a cursory examination is required to see the flaw in that statement. I mean, why do some blogs have more followers than others?
The great thing about Patreon is that no one has to pay! The people that are fans continue to support my totally free content.
Let's look at what exists and wouldn't have otherwise:
Hack & Slash Quarterly
On the Deadly Difference - Having fun shouldn't be a mystery.
On Encounters, Rumors, and Foreshadowing - A new way of looking at sandboxes.
On Old School Pathfinder - Freshening up with that old school smell!
FeaturesOn Thief Magic Abilities, Theubaz, A Basic Class - A magic using thief? No. A thief with spell slots for thief abilities.
On a Light and Dark Age - A surprising look at the light age features of Dungeons and Dragons.
On the Magic Abracadabra - Our speech creates, our speech destroys.
On the Monte Haul Dungeon - Where have all the 110th level fighters/88th level wizards/107th level clerics gone?
On Death and Dying in Dungeons & Dragons - Making sure that's the last time they leave the corpse of a companion in the dungeon.
On Ability Auctions - A new way to begin a campaign.
On the OSR versus TSR eras - A look at some cross-generational searches.
TheoryOn Heroism - Eliminating risk eliminates heroism.
On Character Skill versus Player Skill - What is player skill and how is it used?
On the Effects of Third Edition Design - Great features from a classic game.
On the Rates of Success - Despite all our rage, we are just rats in a cage, but with d20's instead of bars to press.
On Advancement Mechanics, Experience - Driving player behavior to match the type of game you want to play.
On The Sublimity of Fourth Edition - Great features from a modern game!?
Bazaar of the BizarreOn Insect Crossbreeds - Yeah, that's no orc. . .
On Magical +1 Swords - Explaining why your new sword smells like an Otyugh.
On Magical +1 Weapons - Explaining why you keep yelling in orcish when you roll damage.
On Wands, Dues Redux - It has how many charges again?
Reader MailOn Reader Mail, Find Traps skill - How do you use the find traps thief skill and maintain player agency?
On Reader Mail, The Lying NPC - How do you deal with the lying non-player character?
PerditionA look at the forthcoming journey to hell. . .
On What a Devil Is? - Hell changes you.
On What a Demon Is? - And the tower must be torn down.
On Living in a Dungeon - 800 square feet and low rent!
On a Devil Patron, Dauthaz - What power can you get from your devil lord?
Effects of MagicEffects of Magic, 6th level Wizard
Effects of Magic, 7th level Wizard
Monsters that WereOn the Monsters that Were: Curst
On the Monsters that Were, Spinescale
On the Monsters That Were: Slinger
EcologyOn the Ecology of the Wyvern
On the Ecology of the Xorn
On the Ecology of the Yeti
Thursday TrickOn the Thursday Trick, Props: Codes and Hidden Messages Part I
Iconic CharactersOn Iconic Characters in Dungeons & Dragons: Sheila
On Iconic Characters in Dungeons & Dragons: Lolth (Lloth)
On Iconic Characters in Dungeons & Dragons: Warduke
Early TropesOn Early Tropes, Requiem, Unaired Final Episode of Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon
Top 10 listsOn the Top 10, err 20 Really Disgusting Contents of a Goblin Bag
Wednesday ReviewsOn Threshold #2: A review
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