So, to be fully open and honest, I’m a blessed individual. Everyone on this board is, financially, we all own computers or internet devices of some sort. Some of us, less so, and we all know other folks who are even LESS blessed.
I’ve not known anyone in the Open Legend community personally, except a handful of friends I’ve brought to Discord, but I have noticed one thing: we have a kickass group of people who are in love with this game. We, so far, lack any trolls. We have an amazingly helpful bunch of patient people on the Discord server. Its fucking brilliant.
However, I think we can do more. I was reading some posts on Discord this morning and noticed we have community members who are (I suspect) awesome and amazing people who, for whatever reason, unable to afford the basic PDF and/or hardcover book. Normally, I am not a man for charity (I believe in the teach a man to fish principle), however this got me thinking.
There has been a near constant request for Bestiaries, NPC lists, maps, settings, stories, etc. Small things that as a community we are happy to provide for one another. We just currently suck at compiling them (which is fine, its a new site/community for a game that hasn’t even launched its final product yet).
What if we started a Patreon project (or something similar) that community members who have a few extra dollars a month can pledge to, that folks submit NPC ideas, Maps, Monsters, and “approved” house rules to. This Patreon can then, possibly, provide one anonymous community member a free copy of the Open Legend Core Rules PDF or hardcover rule book, whether for themselves or other people in their local gaming community.
In exchange for their generosity, members of the Patreon will receive snazzy cool things such as: small compiled bestiaries, maps drawn and populated by other community members, possibly character sketches, etc.
What I’m getting at here is this: we got a really kick ass group of people who love a really kick ass game. Some of those who love this game are themselves, or know of others, who might have a hard time getting a physical or official digital copy, by no fault of their own. I think it might be cool to find a creative and exciting way to help each other out.