Richard Pett's First Book for Raging Swan Press!


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Hello!

I'm jolly excited this month to introduce to you Richard Pett's first book for Raging Swan Press: Village Backdrop: Masquerade. It's also our first mobile Village Backdrop which means you can place this village almost anywhere in your campaign (which is handy as I'm sure your players will "enjoy" visiting...

About Masquerade

A troupe of masked actors and comics crew the floating village-theatre of Masquerade. The village—really three rickety barges that visits both riverfront and coastal villages, hides a secret many guests would find unpalatable—most of the performers suffer from leprosy. The infected—generally those with very early stages of the illness—hide behind their masks, costumes and gaiety. Forced to keep moving to keep their terrible secret hidden the folk of Masquerade are on a perpetual pilgrimage to visit holy sites in hopes of a magical cure for their horrendous affliction. The worst afflicted are kept below, treated with kindness and cares as the village floats onwards seeking salvation. However, the true ruler of Masquerade is an even more unpalatable guest—a vampire—but no ordinary queen of the night, no simple bloodsucker is the so-called Silent Queen for an ancient vow binds her more tightly than the stoutest chain…

Members of our Patreon campaign get Village Backdrop: Masquerade (retail $3.45) for as little as $2. Even better for their pledge they get all three versions of the village--Pathfinder, 5e and System Neutral editions--so whatever fantasy RPG they play, they can easily insert Masquerade into their campaign.

Luckily, if you want all three versions of Masquerade (with a retail value of over $10 for as little as $2) you've still got time to pounce!

Signing Up Is Easy

Simply:

1. Go to Patreon's website and search for Raging Swan Press (or click here).
2. Sign up at the $2 level or above before this Friday 9 am (GMT).
3. Check your email on Friday morning. You'll receive a message from me with your secret RPGNow download links.
4. Hit the links, check out and enjoy Masquerade.

And that's it! I hope Masquerade excites you beyond all reason and you sign up to our campaign! Your support helps us pay our freelancers a decent wage--we are already at 11 cents a word and I'd like to go higher!

Click here to check out our Patreon campaign.


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Is there going to be a way to pay as much as $10 for the $2 PDF at some point?

Last time I was getting ready to sign up to support someone via Patreon I was turned off by a rather staggering amount of privacy concerns with their site. I've forgotten the specific details over time, but it was likely a dozen or so web trackers and advertisers linked to their site. Monetizing patronage above the percentage they take really bothers me.

So, I'll be happy to act like a normal consumer, and pay more for that.


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I heart Richard Pett! Raging Swan is 100% goodness. I absolutely love the dark fantasy offerings from this company. I think this is the first RPG product I've been actively excited over for quite a while.

Grand Lodge

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Pledged!

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Pledged!

Thank you! I hope you find our campaign (and Masquerade) worthwhile!

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Anguish wrote:

Is there going to be a way to pay as much as $10 for the $2 PDF at some point?

Last time I was getting ready to sign up to support someone via Patreon I was turned off by a rather staggering amount of privacy concerns with their site. I've forgotten the specific details over time, but it was likely a dozen or so web trackers and advertisers linked to their site. Monetizing patronage above the percentage they take really bothers me.

So, I'll be happy to act like a normal consumer, and pay more for that.

Well that's tremendously decent of you!

Masquerade in all three formats will be up at the Raging Swan Press store on Monday so you could definitely pick it up there. For us, that's the next best option after Patreon. It will also be available in all three formats at RPGNow and DriveThruRPG on Monday.

Thanks again!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber
Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Pledged!
Thank you! I hope you find our campaign (and Masquerade) worthwhile!

Richard is absolutely worth $10. :)

Contributor

Ah you wonderful folk thank you for supporting Masquerade, I had a frighteningly happy time working on this and Creighton is an extremely disturbed chap.

Huzzah!


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Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
Anguish wrote:

Is there going to be a way to pay as much as $10 for the $2 PDF at some point?

Last time I was getting ready to sign up to support someone via Patreon I was turned off by a rather staggering amount of privacy concerns with their site. I've forgotten the specific details over time, but it was likely a dozen or so web trackers and advertisers linked to their site. Monetizing patronage above the percentage they take really bothers me.

So, I'll be happy to act like a normal consumer, and pay more for that.

Well that's tremendously decent of you!

Masquerade in all three formats will be up at the Raging Swan Press store on Monday so you could definitely pick it up there. For us, that's the next best option after Patreon. It will also be available in all three formats at RPGNow and DriveThruRPG on Monday.

Thanks again!

Thanks for the response. A quick glance at your site and it seems like I can probably manage a transaction without additional exposure, via PayPal. So. Expect a sale on Monday.

Quick word of explanation... these days digital security is in a state where pretty much everywhere will be hacked, sooner or later. The fewer places my payment information touches, the less likely my information will be compromised. So when sites require creating an account or directly filling in payment information, I am circumspect. "Do I want this product/service badly enough to add one more site to my exposure?" I'm happy to pay more for things via (for instance) Amazon, if it means I don't have to deal with ShadyMom&Pop Inc. Anyway, kudos for having an option that doesn't require risk.

Sovereign Court Raging Swan Press

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Richard Pett wrote:

Ah you wonderful folk thank you for supporting Masquerade, I had a frighteningly happy time working on this and Creighton is an extremely disturbed chap.

Huzzah!

The irony of you calling me disturbed is not lost on me, Pett!

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Anguish wrote:
Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
Anguish wrote:

Is there going to be a way to pay as much as $10 for the $2 PDF at some point?

Last time I was getting ready to sign up to support someone via Patreon I was turned off by a rather staggering amount of privacy concerns with their site. I've forgotten the specific details over time, but it was likely a dozen or so web trackers and advertisers linked to their site. Monetizing patronage above the percentage they take really bothers me.

So, I'll be happy to act like a normal consumer, and pay more for that.

Well that's tremendously decent of you!

Masquerade in all three formats will be up at the Raging Swan Press store on Monday so you could definitely pick it up there. For us, that's the next best option after Patreon. It will also be available in all three formats at RPGNow and DriveThruRPG on Monday.

Thanks again!

Thanks for the response. A quick glance at your site and it seems like I can probably manage a transaction without additional exposure, via PayPal. So. Expect a sale on Monday.

Quick word of explanation... these days digital security is in a state where pretty much everywhere will be hacked, sooner or later. The fewer places my payment information touches, the less likely my information will be compromised. So when sites require creating an account or directly filling in payment information, I am circumspect. "Do I want this product/service badly enough to add one more site to my exposure?" I'm happy to pay more for things via (for instance) Amazon, if it means I don't have to deal with ShadyMom&Pop Inc. Anyway, kudos for having an option that doesn't require risk.

I completely understand, about security--I'm rather conscious of it myself. Thank you for looking into our store and I hope you enjoy Masquerade!

Sovereign Court Raging Swan Press

Village Backdrop: Masquerade is now available at the Paizo store!


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Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
Village Backdrop: Masquerade is now available at the Paizo store!

What a pleasant surprise. Thank you. One-stop-shopping is even better!

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Anguish wrote:
Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
Village Backdrop: Masquerade is now available at the Paizo store!
What a pleasant surprise. Thank you. One-stop-shopping is even better!

My pleasure. I hope you enjoy Masquerade!


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Instant purchase! =)

Though, if I am being honest, Raging Swan is always an instant purchase for me. Add Mr. Pett into the mix, and well ... that is icing on the cake, though where Pett is involved, I'm certain there is some fell disease infused in the baked good.

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