Monday, June 13, 2016
Grim Water Oasis & Keegan Manor Headed Out & Patreon Report
Late as always, but I was able to get the final part of May's trio of offerings to my patrons. May included Grim Water Oasis and Keegan Manor. And I also included an NPC card that is associated with Keegan Manor. Those of you who aren't a patron can click the links and download the PDF for free.
Keegan Manor is a location in a small hex crawl I want to develop around it. I am working on the overall map and hope to be able to share that soon.
May Patreon Report
My Patreon can swing quite a bit over a month's time. I thought I would share the my numbers.
New Pledges: 7 new pledges for $21
Increase Pledges: None
Deleted Pledges: 1 pledge for -$1
Decreased Pledges: 2 pledges for -$9.50
Total Pledge Change: $10.50
# of End of the Month Patrons: 74, a gain from 6 from last month
Amount of End of the Month Pledged: $174.75*
The pledged amount is that for the first micro-adventure I am able to produce. To give you an example of how this decreases I'll share what I get in my top three pledges in June. This can always change, but at this point and time these are the numbers.
1st Adventure: $179.25
2nd Adventure: $171.25
3rd Adventure: $137.75
So you can see it drops quite a bit after the second adventure. I am usually good for two adventures in the month and on a rare occasion when I have the brainpower I'll get out a third.
But those amounts are not what I receive. Patreon gets a cut, the credit card fees need to be paid and the amount I owe others for pledging their fantastic creations. I am taking an informed guess here and it averages out that the Patreon and CC fees take about $25 to $30 (these costs are taken out with each adventure released) and I pledge around $50 to other folks creating Patreon goodies (this is taken out once a month).
I have to say I am very happy with my Patreon campaign, I've hit a high for the number of patrons supporting my adventures and a high for the amount pledged. There was a nice surge of folks over the past few weeks. And I received some fantastic emails from patrons with great feedback and how he was going to use them in a game. Love hearing about that.
If anyone is interested in a Patreon or have questions about my experience I'll be glad to share. It;s been a positive experience for me overall. And a good way to earn a little extra money to support your gaming habit. Those gaming books and paraphernalia won't come to your house on their own.
Patrons. Thanks you as always.