Anna Dobritt is an independent RPG publisher and author. I don’t know her personally, but I have seen her name pop time and again on the internet. She and her brother lost their home back in September and are still in a homeless shelter this holiday season. You can read more about her situation on her blog at https://amdobritt.wordpress.com/2015/09/25/evicted/. There is also a GoFundMe account set up for donations at https://www.gofundme.com/a25nf0. Please share and spread the word.
The past few days since the site officially launched has been very interesting. The enthusiasm of new people discovering TabletopFreelance.com has been intoxicating. I’m sure the site will be a help to the tabletop gaming industry.
However, there have been grumbles in the feedback, too. The first complaint is that at the time of this writing, there are no jobs listed. That will change in time. A tipping point will come in which game publishers will see this site as the place to go to find good, reliable talent. That will take time and legwork to promote TTF and bring the publishers in.
I would also like to point out TTF has great profile and gallery functions that will allow you and your work to be SEEN on a site that is specifically made to attract the attention of game publishers. Why risk them running across you accidentally somewhere on the internet? Anything posted here is still under your copyright. TTF claims no ownership of your work.
The second complaint is that TTF is a pay site. True, it is and I’m not going to apologize for it. There are several reasons for this:
- It keeps me from using advertising to fund the site.
- It keeps out the riff-raff. I mean spam, mostly. I want to make certain that the primary audience coming to TTF are gaming professionals. I don’t want to dilute the quality of the listings.
- The prices are reasonable. The $5 Freelancer membership is the equivalent of a cheap lunch out. The $20 Publisher membership would be about the price of a pizza. The memberships are per year, and not per month.
I hope that helps! If you have any questions, I can be reached through out contact form on the FAQ page.
Keith W. Sears
Owner and builder of TabletopFreelance.com
Sock & Buskin Games
Are you looking for jobs in the tabletop game industry? TabletopFreelance.com is the place to do that and is now open for business!
Publishers can post to our Jobs Board.
Freelance Artists, Writers, Game Designers, Graphic Designers, Editors, and more can apply directly for those Jobs.
Beside the Jobs Board, we also have Discussion Boards, Chat, as well as Picture and Writing Galleries. Tabletopfreelance.com is a gathering place for those in the industry to make good games together. So come on in and check us out!
Keith W Sears of Sock & Buskin Games is the subject of a Q and A chat about the Feylands project on the rpgnet chat IRC channel, November 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM Central time! Keith will also be fielding questions about the Dream System. London by Moonlight, and The Outsider Chronicles.
RPGnet chat regularly schedules game designers and others on the industry to talk about their current projects. Here is the calendar for rpgnet chat.
Don’t know how to get to IRC? Here is a web interface for rpgnet chat.
More about the moderator, Dan Davenport, and guidelines for the Q & A sessions.
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