Support Our Lead Developer in Crisis!

Help our head developer in crisis!

Help an RPG developer in crisis

Hello! Our lead designer (Rev. Casey, /u/Utharian) is currently facing a crisis. Their partner was hospitalized and their residence has suddenly become untenable at the same time. In order to raise funds for emergency shelter and medical costs, we (Thought Police Interactive) are releasing a series of bundles with a limited number of sales for a limited time only.

They do not want to open a GoFundMe or similar charity account. So instead we are offering five “crisis bundles”, each with “backer” benefits. Get ahold of our immediate upcoming releases or even go as far as to buy into lifetime access to our PDF products and at-cost ashcan print editions.

These bundles and their backer benefits are only on sale for a limited time. If you have enjoyed our recent work and game development, this is a great opportunity to purchase access. If you just want to help a game designer in a time of crisis, that is cool too. If our style isn’t your speed and you want to pass it on, we can also provide the comped access (and bundle items) as a gift, along with your gift message. If they do not have a DriveThruRPG account, the process creates one for them to collect their gift. Just let us know (you can message this Reddit account) and we will work it out.

Levels to assist our developer in crisis

Crisis Bundle Support Level

Supporter Level – $11.99 USD

  • All currently released PDFs

  • Future updates for those titles included

  • Complimentary copies of all PDFs scheduled for release this week (including Special Crimes 911, emergency calls in a world where monsters are real, and the Motif Game Engine, the RPG system adaptation of our best selling solo engine)

  • If products are delayed, you will still receive access as they are released at no additional cost.

ally level support

Ally Level – $24.99 USD

  • All currently released PDFs

  • Future updates for those titles included

  • Complimentary copies of PDF products on schedule for the next month (including Kill Barbies for Satan! and the GM-less/solo edition of Arthur’s Legacy, a modern Arthurian fantasy).

  • If products are delayed, you will still receive access as they are released at no additional cost.

friend level game designer help

Friend Level – $49.99 USD

  • All currently released PDFs

  • Future updates for those titles included

  • Complimentary access to PDF products on schedule for the next four months (including Our Dark Lord, playing mid-level minions to a big bad, and Captive Memory, where a group awakens in a strange place with no memory)

  • At-cost print editions for two titles of choice scheduled for test printing or release in the next four months (including NEVER Stop Smiling and the Motif Story Engine)

  • If products are delayed, you will still receive access as they are released at no additional cost.

be a savior level crisis helper

Savior Level – $99 USD

  • All currently released PDFs

  • Future updates for those titles included

  • Complimentary access to PDF products on schedule for the next year

  • At-cost “backer discount” on ashcan print editions on schedule for the next year (including Arthur’s Legacy (GM-less & Solo Edition), Animatica, the Motif Story Engine, and NEVER Stop Smiling)

  • If products are delayed, you will still receive access as they are released at no additional cost.

become a TRUE HERO

TRUE HERO Level ($199 USD)

  • All currently released PDFs

  • Future updates for those titles included

  • Lifetime access to all PDF products released

  • Lifetime at-cost printing “backer discounts” for all future ashcan print editions

  • At-cost printing “backer discounts” for all crowdfunded and retail release editions for the next five years

  • If products are delayed, you will still receive access as they are released at no additional cost.

Your DriveThruRPG customer number, order number, and associated email address will be used for fulfillment contact and rewards.

Thought Police Interactive is the publisher of the Electrum Best Seller Motif Story Engine (solo and GM-less toolkit) and the Copper Best Seller NEVER Stop Smiling.

Titles included in the initial bundle package

  • Arthur’s Legacy diceless alpha release (Arthurian modern fantasy)

  • NEVER Stop Smiling (weird fiction roleplaying in a post-apoc dystopia)

  • Animatica (multimedia animated multiverse)

  • Motif Story Engine (solo and GM-lite roleplaying toolkit)

  • The original one-page RPG that inspired the full NEVER Stop Smiling release

  • Once We Were Beautiful (a short storygame about fading Fair Folk)

Confirmed PDF product roadmap

  • Initial week: Motif Game Engine (RPG system based on the Motif Story Engine solo roleplaying toolkit), Special Crimes 911 (Answering emergency calls in a world where monsters are real).

  • One month: Kill Barbies for Satan! (Satanists struggling against the “new gods” of commercialism), GM-less/solo edition of Arthur’s Legacy (modern fantasy where Avalon has risen and people emerge as reincarnated mystic knights).

  • Fourth months: Our Dark Lord (portraying mid-level minions of Big Bads), Captive Memory (a group awakens without memory in a strange place), Keys to the Kingdom (a place had a divine or alien encounter, creating “Keys” or seemingly enchanted objects).

Confirmed print roadmap

  • Four months: NEVER Stop Smiling (weird fiction roleplaying in a post-apocalyptic dystopia) and Motif Story Engine (solo roleplaying toolkit)

  • One year: Solo/GM-less edition of Arthur’s Legacy, Animatica (multimedia animated multiverse), and Kill Barbies for Satan!.

Note: Confirmed titles are not an exhaustive list of upcoming releases. They are the titles that are 100% certain of release with the support staff and volunteers to guarantee release. Several other projects will also be released over the coming months and year. The specific titles released will be determined by a combination of development progress, playtesting feedback, and customer demand.

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