Buy My Games, While I Escape Debt

$3,340 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 18 months

I've been poor. I've been dirt-eating, street-living, cry yourself to sleep poor. The kind of poor where you wish you could kill yourself to collect the life insurance, but you already sold the life insurance. The kind where debt companies feed on you like the worst kind of vampires.

I made it out of that.

Not a lot, but enough Into the club of people who can find four hundred dollars in an emergency.  The club of people who have a disposable income, even if it is small. The club of people who know tomorrow will be the same as today because the money for food and shelter will be there.

I prefer it this way. I don't want to go back. 

Then last year I was coming up a crest on a dark and stormy night and the traffic was stopped dead on a road with an 80 speed limit and no matter how hard I hit the pedal I could not stop in time. I destroyed my car and put myself in hospital and lost six weeks of work. I dented the car in front's bumper.

They want $6400 to fix it, or $4000 if I pay this month. I have $400, not $4000. 

This isn't begging, it's just not quite a kickstarter. For your money, you get a roleplaying game. Pay a bit more, get two. Get me to $4000 and I can KEEP making games. Because I couldn't when I was poor. I had no space to do it. Every ounce of my strength and soul was focussed on surviving another day. Indeed, it was only recently that I had enough money that I could make games regularly enough to have a patreon. I don't want to go back in the hole. 

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In my initial post, I mentioned that I had $400 to cover an emergency. I do. I spent it on my birthday present for myself, a shiny new laptop so I can work wherever I go. And I spent a bit more going to PAX. Basically investing in my career, my art, my self. Then all of a sudden things changed. I had to move at every short notice which means coming up with a bond and first and last weeks rent, which ends up being hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

That emergency.

Can't sell the laptop. It doesn't work that way. I really don't want to go back into debt, as that is a cycle that kills. I hate asking for help. I'm trying to finally get myself into a position where I don't have to. But life takes things away.

It's not charity. It's the only way to get yourself a copy of It Is Forbidden, the exclusive game of culture creation. Plus you also now get
- a copy of Ill Planets Reign the first supplement for Daughters of Exile
- a copy of The Tin Star, the solo storygame of old west gunfighters

Both come for free with any pledge! Plus you get It Is Forbidden OR Afraid of the Dark. (If you already have them, you still get the freebies)
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Everyone should have their games now. If you don't have games and think you should, contact me immediately and we'll sort it out.
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Oookay, I broke my internet connection sending out all these game copies. More delays for those in the S or later end of the alphabet. Sorry.
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Okay I didn't have as much time at lunch as I wanted, so only half of you have your games, in alphabetical order of first name. Anyone after K, I'll get it to you tomorrow.
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Keith Burkhead
17 months ago

I think I said Afraid of the Dark,

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$3,340 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 18 months
Created August 9, 2016
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CL
$40
Chris Lee
11 months ago

Sorry to hear about the car. Similar thing happened to me. It sucks. Looking forward to trying these games.

$100
Anonymous
14 months ago
LF
$20
Lachlan Fraser
17 months ago

Let's help Steve!

$80
Craig Oxbrow
17 months ago

Hitting $3000 so I (and others) can get the extra games. I'll give somebody the spare copies of IIF and AOTD. :)

MF
$20
Megan Firster
17 months ago

Would love to give more but its the thought that counts hey ;) Would like It is Forbidden please

Keith Burkhead
17 months ago

I think I said Afraid of the Dark,

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