So, I started a Patreon project: Monthly Monsters.
Long blog post here.
Each month I write two or more monsters, stat them up for Dungeon World and Labyrinth Lord, and my friend Nathan Jones draws them. Well, okay, he draws them first, then I write them up.
Right now, if you pledge $2 a month, you get the Monthly Monster (each month), and if you pledge $4, you get the Monthly Monster and the Bonus Monsters. How many Bonus Monsters there are depends on how much we have in total pledges (minimum one). I'm considering rewards for higher pledge levels, but don't have anything concrete just yet.
I'm kind of following Eppy's
model here, where only people who pledge get the monsters, instead of producing stuff for free and asking for support.
I'm looking at a bunch of different options in order to make this project more interesting, fun, and attractive. Stuff like:
-- Creative commons licensing. I usually do this, but not always. Is it important to you?
-- A pledge level where you also get physical copies of the book mailed to you, not just the pdfs.
-- Random draws to give away some of the original art pieces.
-- Allowing patrons to request a monster occasionally. But how? A specific pledge level, a random draw, or a community vote?
What do you think?