I mentioned Locals previously as an alternative to Patreon and I’ve messed around and did a soft announcement about making a community. After playing around with it a bit more, I like it.
The Patreon is not going away. I’m still going to use it as sort of tip jar to support the blog and the the podcast (which is still alive I’m just working around getting it into the schedule). As I mentioned before, Patreon is more centered on delivering some sort of benny to Patrons. Locals is more about building a community. Sure there are lots of social media groups and sites, forums, Discord, etc. Why bother with another one? Just like those old-school games, each one of them offers something slightly different.
Right now, I have no plans to move the Locals community over to the subscription model. That means you don’t have to pay anything to join. My current plan is to use it as place for early announcements and previews and for any weird thoughts that aren’t ready to prime time. As the community grows and evolves some things might change. But all that depends on where it goes from there.
Go ahead and check out it out.