Odd question, but how much would it cost to specifically request a design of corruption?


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So a bit more detail, but I asked a while back about people making more corruptions, and it looks like a lot have added some big stuff to it already.

However I'm looking for one specific style of corruption that hasn't really been done yet, and I'd like to ask someone who knows their stuff better than I do how to build one. To the point that I'm willing to pay a freelancer or someone to design it for me. I'd be more than fine with them selling it here and on drivethru and stuff like that. I'd just love to see this come to fruition.

Note, the idea i'm thinking of is an arcane-corruption where a person is basically addicted to magic ala blood elves from WoW. They gain power from magic, but it costs them, both mentally and physically. I've got a few ideas, but I'd love to get it more developped.


@Sepik: Bradley Crouch of Interjection games accepts custom design requests via his patreon. Beyond that, pretty much all Freelancers can be hired...with rates varying depending on experience and expertise. I've done custom design jobs, just fyi. ;)


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Like Endzeitgeist said, most freelancers would likely do custom work, especially if you're actually paying their rate (Follow link to see a discussion of the kind of rates we normally get -- you might find them quite affordable).

You could make a post in the Freelancer Open Call, and you'd get a bunch of hits -- especially if you posted a "I will pay this much."

Alternately, hit up a favorite publisher and say "I will pay a writer X to get this made, you then get to own it, and release it -- I just want it to exist!" and something tells me there are a bunch of them that would be down for that in various ways Fat Goblin Games, whom I work for, for instance would jump at this.

Hell, you could become your own imprint for some, if you'd consider doing it more in the future!

Alternately, find your favorite writer/designer and send them a message. Even Jason Bulmahn or Owen KC Stephens will take your money for their design (they're just more likely to ask for that $0.05+ per cent rates -- but since most corruptions are about 1,500 words, most people could do that in a day's worth of work (at least a rough draft) and it would run you between $7.50 (@ the abysmal $0.005 per word rate) up to $75+ (@ the high side $0.05 per word rate).


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It's possible you might not need to commission it...though not sure if and when more books along this line might come out.


My experience is that there are a LOT of people willing to do writing and design work. If you want to see this made, and can put money behind that desire, you can certainly make it happen. Just take a look at the Freelancer Open Call thread. Pretty much every opportunity that opens up there gets some level of response. And I mean, I've taken custom requests before, and I'm certainly open to doing so again. I'm sure a lot of other freelancers are in the same position.

If you do commission from someone, just do be aware that you'll probably pay a fair amount more than you'd pay for a similarly sized book from the store, since you'll be the only person guaranteed to buy it.

Lucus Palosaari wrote:
(Follow link to see a discussion of the kind of rates we normally get -- you might find them quite affordable).

I always found this thread to be great, but its a bit old now. A number of the publishers listed here pay their freelancers much more than they did back in the beginning of 2015, particularly as they've seen success in Patreons and Kickstarters.


AmberVael wrote:


Lucus Palosaari wrote:
(Follow link to see a discussion of the kind of rates we normally get -- you might find them quite affordable).
I always found this thread to be great, but its a bit old now. A number of the publishers listed here pay their freelancers much more than they did back in the beginning of 2015, particularly as they've seen success in Patreons and Kickstarters.

Hey AmberVeal,

Agreed, I'd say rates in general are up, likely in part as a response to this -- BUT it was updated for a bit, and it is -- at least to the best of my knowledge -- the best discussion (only?) of the matter that is out there and specifically related to "tabletop RPG writing."


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@EZG as a huge fan of yours, I'd love to work with you. What'd be the best way to contact you? email?

@Lucas Palosaari thanks a ton for that info. It's very useful to me and something I'll be using in the future.


@Sepk: Contact me either here via PM and I'll send you my private e-mail, or use the endzeitgeist.com contact-tab. It'll go directly there as well. :)


Boom, contact thingy sent on your website.


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