March 12, 2016

Patreon!

We, The Digits, are launching a Patreon! We're asking for your help, starting April 1st!

What's Patreon?

Patreon is a crowdfunding service like Kickstarter that allows you to set recurring donations. If you're someone that regularly uses our content in your game, consider becoming a patron. For as little as a dollar a month, you can enable us to make more D&D content and to take real steps toward improving our website.

Why We're On Patreon

We run this website for free - no ads, no donation bar, nothing. We seriously just love making content to make your games come to life. But we can take serious steps toward making this website better with just a little bit of income. We're talking about new web hosting for a better comment system, commissioning an artist to bring our characters to life, and being able to spend more time writing and refining classes and races.

So, if you like our content and you want to help out, use this as a guideline: donate an amount that you wouldn't notice falling out of your pocket. If that's five dollars, that's wonderful; if it's a dollar, that's great too.

What's Going to Change?

Nobody panic; the free content schedule isn't going away. You can still get your weekly Vecna fix every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can get exclusive patron perks if you sign up, but our regularly scheduled material will still be here.

What Content Will Be on Pateron?

We have some awesome content coming your way via Patreon. The moment we launch, you can get the following:
Manifest Campaign Setting. Our very new, exclusive campaign world. 
Chronomancy Update. A collection of classes (one or two exclusive ones) to introduce time-travel to your tabletop. 
Monsters and Men. An update of races containing the all new Orc race. 
Complete Alchemist. Our definitive alchemist class, with three new subclasses, and the fantasy Drugs supplement.
And that's just the beginning. Spread the word and raise the banner high! Middle Finger of Vecna is coming to Patreon on April 1st!

11 comments:

  1. I'm not sure whether to take it as a joke because of April 1st, or if you guys are being serious. If you guys are actually serious though, I'm all for it. You guys keep doing you.

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    1. Totally legit, we just wanted to start at the beginning of the month to give us an easy release schedule.

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    2. Yes, this is 100% legit. The Finger has been putting a lot of work towards this (well, we all have, but him moreso than me or the Thumb), and it'll hopefully allow us to make even bigger and better things.

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  2. Though I'm glad you'll be getting bigger support by Patreon, I'm also a little sad as I can't really follow you there. A shame too, I was looking forward for the Alchemist. But hey, atleast you'll be gaining more and if it's good for the content creator, it's good for the content user. Good luck!

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    1. I'll try to set up independent downloads of the Patreon material through Drivethrurpg or a similar source, to give as many options as possible, but you shouldn't be worried about price being a barrier: the Complete Alchemist (and at some point, the Complete Warmage) will be available to patrons that donate $2 a month.

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    2. The thing is, I currently and in the near future won't be able to donate. But, I'll start donating as soon as it's in my abilitiy to do so. Love your awsome work.

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  3. So are you breaking everything up into free content through the blog and paid content through Patreon? Or is it just going to be released on Patreon first and eventually make its way to the blog?

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    1. I think we're going to see a combination of early content and actual exclusive content. The bundles, like class packs and updates, will probably be the focus of patreon material, but I might also start releasing all the posts a week early to patrons (depending on whether or not I can figure out how to do it easily.) The Manifest Campaign setting books are going to be Patreon exclusive for sure, although I'll probably work up some samples and excerpts for you guys.

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  4. How do we get to the patreon page?

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    1. PS. your work is fantastic, my DM hates homebrew but considers your stuff canon

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    2. That's great to hear!

      I'm launching the Patreon page on the 1st of April (mostly so we can have a nice beginning-of-the-month launch schedule), so it shouldn't be visible yet. I wish I could have a preview or discoverable page until then, but, alas, it's a limit of patreon.

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