Whimsy Machine is the creative outlet of Taylor Smith (me), operating under the trade names Whimsy Machine Media and Whimsy Machine Games. I've been working in print and publishing for a decade with game design as a hobby until the release of the beta version of Spell: The RPG in 2015. 2016 and 2017 saw me as lead designer of Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game and The Terminator: The Official Board Game, respectively, for Space Goat Productions. I returned to roleplaying games at the start of 2018 with a team of diverse creators on the new edition of Spell: The RPG.
Following the wonderful success story of the Make/100 Spell: The RPG Kickstarter campaign, Whimsy Machine will continue publishing Spellbook supplements and develop new and innovative games. While I'll design games so long as there's breath in my body, this Drip campaign allows me to hire artists and writers to collaborate with and contribute to the production of my games (and helps pay my bills). It's deeply important to me to bring creators from underrepresented backgrounds—especially in this industry—to provide a new kind of gaming experience: One with fun, accessibility, inclusiveness, creativity, and representation at the core.
By supporting Whimsy Machine, you'll get access to behind-the-scenes development on new games and updates to beloved ones, early playtest and beta copies of games, WIPs of art and writing assets, headstarts on big announcements, and first dibs on input and feedback on projects. You also get to shape the future of what gets shared here, so you always get the best experience.