First, starting in January I will be changing my Patreon from per-post donations to monthly donations. This will make it easier for patrons to determine how much they want to give. That means no more counting out the number of mondays in a month or fiddling with the maximum donation settings.
I will also be changing the reward tiers and milestone goals to better reflect what d20 Despot has become and what it yet could be with your support. Monster Monday will return to its original weekly format, at least for my patrons. Once patronage reaches $15 per month, Monster Mondays will be available for all on this site, though patrons will still get early access.
One of the other milestone goals will be a new website. The blogger format has served fine over the years, but a purpose-built website will be easier to read, easier to navigate, and more engaging and eye-catching.
The weekly update format which once served to motivate me has become something of a crutch. Sometimes I had ideas that I held back for a later post, or I rushed a new idea out there because I needed some content for Monday. In the coming year, expect more posts about worldbuilding as I make my campaign setting work public. Expect shorter and more frequent gameplay updates from my ongoing campaigns (once they start up again - the last few months have been a bit of a dry spell). Expect me to post random new bits of open game content that I've been working on. Expect more updates on Guns of the Western Kings, my wild west campaign setting. Basically, I'm using the new year as a excuse to kick myself into gear and start producing more content.
Might 2016 even be the year we finally see d20 Despot pdfs go on sale? I hope so, at least.
See you next year!
-your annual d20 despot