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Lloyd Ritchey
Lloyd Ritchey
Support page for ExplorersUnlimited.com, SavageRifts.com, ShadowsUnlimited.com, and the Radio Free Merctown podcast. If you're a gamer & fan of Palladium Books, Savage Worlds, Shadowrun, or love collaborative storytelling, come hang out with us!
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Lloyd Ritchey
I've been very fortunate to be able to collaboratively create podcasts for our community's little niche of the internet, but I'll not rest on my laurels. I constantly seek out ways to grow the podcast within the community, and expand the reach of the podcast to other gaming communities. Before the podcast, I had already done this with the website itself for over a decade. This thing we build together, our conversation and family within the larger gaming culture, is my passion. Ultimately, everything I do, all the support I receive, somehow finds its way back into feeding this passion, growing this community, and making everything we do better.

I started by creating a PBP site for Palladium Books' games (Explorers Unlimited), and some years ago added a PBP site for Pinnacle Entertainment Group's games (Savage Rifts), and recently started a PBP site for the Shadowrun franchise (Shadows Unlimited). I'm looking forward to adding value through this podcast to these communities, and supporting those communities in any way I can.

Game on!

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Lloyd Ritchey
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People are rarely so mercenary IRL as to ask "what's in it for me?" But it's a perfectly reasonable question to ask what the benefits are for being a supporter. I also LOATHE those pages which cloak the commercial nature of the arrangement with platitudes & sophistries.

There are three things I think you'll find value in pledging your support for:
  1. You'll enjoy the long-term investment into the maintenance and improvement of the community websites
  2. You'll enjoy the player privileges of being a supporter on the community websites
  3. Priority access to our Roll20 games & custom characters

The first two things require no further explanation, but what are these player privileges?
  1. Patron Items: gear your characters can select from which are uniquely available to supporters
  2. Milestone Rewards: these are benefits available to all patrons once a milestone (goal) is reached.
  3. Access to our Discord Server(s)
  4. Recognition of your support via special ranks on the sites
  5. Other benefits unique to each site

All supporter benefits are detailed in this forum post.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me in whatever way is best for you:
  • Augur#7429 on Discord
  • lloyd.ritchey at gmail for e-mail

And finally, thank you for your support! Not only does your support help the community, and maintain the websites, but it also helps to keep a roof over the head of my family, and for that I'm ever grateful and thankful.
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EUCON ONLINE GAMING CONVENTION

November 11-13
Friday Noon to Midnight CST
Saturday Noon to Midnight CST
Sunday Noon to 8pm CST

Lots of online games will be hosted from across a variety of systems. I'll be running a Dead Reign one-shot adventure for you zombie apocalypse fans out there, and an introductory one-shot to The Expanse RPG as well for fans of the show & those curious about this system (AGE) that I've rather fallen in love with.

If anyone wants to run an online game of some sort, no matter the type or system, we welcome your participation as a GM. And of course we welcome all players--we're here to create fun times for y'all!

EVENT LISTING ON DISCORD
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The community has settled on the following rewards for the 80-Supporter Milestone:
  • Crowd-Sourced Universal Patron Item
  • NOT-SO EPIC COUPON (Good for a 25% discount on the purchase of any one EP Menu Item.) 
  • A new dimension/game setting opening on EU.

Chaos Earth is leading the poll on EU which will determine the new game setting to be opened, but the poll doesn't officially close until 25 Apr 2022 @ 01:09 pm. All members of EU can vote!
CLICK HERE TO VOTE IN THE POLL
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Lloyd Ritchey
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80-Supporter Milestone Rewards

Our last successful Milestone achievement was at 70 supporters.
We're currently sitting at 66 total supporters. (Numbers always fluctuate due to IRL.)
At 80 supporters I'm committed to opening up a new game setting for play on EU, but it's a big ask from where we are now (and times are kinda tough) so I'd like to know what your ideas might be to sweeten the pot!

What do you think might be an cool reward for this next milestone?
Let me know in the comments below or over at the #Community-Support channel on Discord.
Discussion tomorrow about it! https://discord.gg/xrJp3mCk?event=963239446277390377
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If any supporter is interested in a PDF of The Expanse RPG, hit me up on Discord. The publisher has given me a handful of discount codes for use in their store. This is a great game in an awesome setting that deserves to get more love.
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The Supporter list is up to date! After auditing both PayPal and Subscribestar we're at 66 suppor...

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Radio Free Merctown #72: Live Play of the Expanse RPG
Errands of Mercy, part 2
This live play is entirely unedited!
Runtime: approximately 3 hours
Crew:
  • Lloyd/Augur: GM
  • Nikki: Sanne van der Aart 
  • Ellie: Meredith Kane
  • James: Ming Sanchez
  • TJ: Thomas "Angus" Scott
  • Casca: Carl Shaw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZmokB9KY5k
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