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Here’s what’s coming to Patreon in April

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Patreon line-up for April

Happy April!

If you’re not sure why Patreon has become so important to me, you can read all about that here.

Yeah. That was depressing, wasn’t it? So let me try to cheer you up with the rewards my Patrons will receive this month.

April 6 (for Patrons at $5 and above)

Pirate Penguins of Patagonia was a game proposal that I put together twice: once – as a simple treatment – around 1995, and again in 2001. That second time I made a demo, a trailer, a soundtrack CD, and a printed proposal.

I’m going to tell you its story, and then you can download a PDF of the proposal so you can see it for yourself.

April 13 (for Patrons at $15 and above)

Two print-resolution Celtic knotwork borders at greeting card size, with transparent areas inside the borders. If you have image editing software you can place your own picture or message inside the border.

(These are for personal use only.)

April 20 (for Patrons at $10 and above)

Of Vulcanis is a sort of Dunsanian short story I wrote (probably) in 1978. There was once a title illustration, but that’s lost: you can read the story here. though.

This one holds up surprisingly well.

April 27 (for Patrons at $1 and above)

Stalking Made Me Who I Am recalls an episode from my family history that might be illegal now, but I can’t regret that. Without a little stalking I would never have been born.

So, as usual, $15 patrons will see something every week while the rest will see one, two, or three updates. I hope you enjoy them!

Please consider helping me to continue my creative work and deal with the financial aftermath of cancer
 
 
Here’s what’s coming to Patreon in March

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Patreon line-up for March Here we are in March. You can go back outside soon. If you’re not sure why Patreon has become so important to me, you can read all about that here. Yeah. That was depressing, wasn’t it? So let me try to cheer you up with the rewards my Patrons will receive this month.

March 6 (for Patrons at $5 and above)

Chapter 6 of the first draft for a sequel to Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom. This final chapter advances the plot – all the pieces are now in place – but this is the point where I set it aside, for reasons I explain in the notes.

March 13 (for Patrons at $15 and above)

Two print-resolution Celtic knotwork borders at greeting card size, with transparent areas inside the borders. If you have image editing software you can place your own picture or message inside the border. (These are for personal use only.)

March 20 (for Patrons at $10 and above)

Six scanned pages from The Well-Dressed Clairseach, a book of designs and techniques for decorating Celtic harps. I worked on this in 1986 but never completed it. Only a few pages have been seen before now.

March 27 (for Patrons at $1 and above)

Ten covers, dating from 1981 to 1985, for Runestaff – the sometimes monthly, sometimes bimonthly newsletter of the Barbarian Freehold Alliance. I was the Runestaff’s editor through most of those years, and I nearly always drew the covers. You’ll see a selection of the ones I like best. So, as usual, $15 patrons will see something every week while the rest will see one, two, or three updates. I hope you enjoy them!
 
 
Here’s what’s coming to Patreon in February

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Patreon Line-up for February

Here we are in February. Have a good one!

If you’re not sure why Patreon has become so important to me, you can read all about that here.

Yeah. That was depressing, wasn’t it? So let me try to cheer you up with the rewards my Patrons will receive this month.

February 6 (for Patrons at $5 and above)

W. B. Yeats’ poem The Hosting of the Sidhe with my 1982 illustration for it, from Runestaff #5.

February 13 (for Patrons at $15 and above)

Two print-resolution Celtic knotwork borders at greeting card size, with transparent areas inside the borders. If you have image editing software you can place your own picture or message inside the border.

(These are for personal use only.)

February 20 (for Patrons at $10 and above)

The Chapter 5 first draft from my unfinished sequel to Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom. It’s probably my favorite of the six chapters I wrote.

Don’t tell the other chapters I said so.

February 27 (for Patrons at $1 and above)

The Big Mad Science in Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom examines the way Retropolis has dealt with its abundance of Mad Science. Is there a method behind the madness? Read and decide.


So, as always, $15 patrons will see something every week while the rest will see one, two, or three updates. I hope you enjoy them!

 
 
Here’s what’s coming to Patreon in January

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My Patreon Schedule for January

Happy New Year!

If you’re not sure why Patreon has become so important to me, you can read all about that here.

Yeah. That was depressing, wasn’t it? So let me try to cheer you up with the rewards my Patrons will receive this month.

January 6 (for Patrons at $5 and above)

Chapter 4 of the first draft for a sequel to Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom. Friends, co-workers, and neighbors; also the second thing that broke the book.

January 13th (for Patrons at $15 and above)

Two print-resolution Celtic knotwork borders at greeting card size, with transparent areas inside the borders. If you have image editing software you can place your own picture or message inside the border.

(These are for personal use only.)

January 20th (for Patrons at $10 and above)

In the House of the Cosmic Frog is an illustrated poem from my summer of 1976. It’s difficult to describe. Another “Morno” piece.

Apart from my own distribution of copies it was published the next year in Greg Stafford’s Wyrd #7, published by (or at) Chaosium.

January 27th (for Patrons at $1 and above)

The Western Institute of Muchness is my memory of a strange thing I found while I was walking down the street in 1974 or so. I’ve never forgotten it. I’m so glad it existed.

Let me tell you what it was.


So, as always, $15 patrons will see something every week while the rest will see one, two, or three updates. I hope you enjoy them!

 
 
Here’s what’s coming to Patreon in December

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December line-up at Patreon

Happy December!

If you’re not sure why Patreon has become so important to me, you can read all about that here.

Yeah. That was depressing, wasn’t it? So let me try to cheer you up with the rewards my Patrons will receive this month.

December 6 (for Patrons at $5 and above)

Englyn is an illustrated poem from Runestaff #28, in 1984. The title’s unimaginative: this is a poem in the ancient Welsh verse form called “englyn”.

But it always knows who it is.

December 13th (for Patrons at $15 and above)

Two print-resolution Celtic knotwork borders at greeting card size, with transparent areas inside the borders. If you have image editing software you can place your own picture or message inside the border.

(These are for personal use only.)

December 20th (for Patrons at $10 and above)

The first draft for Chapter 3 of a sequel to Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom. First drafts are things of horror. Let me share my horror with you.

December 27th (for Patrons at $1 and above)

Adventures in Corporate Logic: Electronic Arts, ca. 1991 recalls some of the challenges I faced with a friend of mine while we dealt with a major corporation. We did okay, considering.


So, as always, $15 patrons will see something every week while the rest will see one, two, or three updates. I hope you enjoy them!

 
 
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