🚀 Patreon Backers are Getting New Perks!

This month, we introduced a podcast: The Reality Escape Pod. We’re super excited about the upcoming interview episodes, hosted by David and Peih-Gee Law. You can listen to Episode 0 now.

Some of you have been telling us for years that we need a podcast, and honestly, we agreed. Because of the support that you have been providing, David has been able to invest more of his time in learning the skills that he needed to do this at the level that we hoped for.

What we have is far from perfect, and over the coming episodes you’ll see him slowly improve at editing and mastering. Also, we have some audio recording kinks to get out of the system.

We are so eternally grateful to you all for helping us continue to grow our passion project into something more. I hope that you enjoy what David and Peih-Gee are making. They are pouring themselves into it.

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New Perks

With the podcast, we’ve introduced new Patreon perks at many different levels.

These include access to the bonus after-show episode, a monthly game club where David and Peih-Gee discuss the game of the month (spoilers included!), and a personal shoutout on The Reality Escape Pod to thank you for your sponsorship of REA.

Plus you still get all the original REA Patreon perks including access to an exclusive Discord channel, early access to some of each month’s best blog posts, and early access to tickets to Escape Immerse Explore Tours and future events.

Thank You, Patreons!

Because of you, we’re able to try new things, like this podcast. You are all amazing and we cannot do this without your support.

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Anonymous
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Cara Mandel
Chris Cannon
Chris M. Dickson
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Derek Tam
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John Wardrope
Jon Kaufthal
Joseph Allen

Joseph Friesen
Josh Kendrick
Julie Burge
Justin Nevins
Kathryn
Kevin
Kurt Leinbach
Lee-Fay Low
Lonnie
Marisa Capobianco
Mark Blume
Mark Denine
Matt Beverly
Matt Keyser
Matthew Stein
Michael Andersen
Michael Wolman
Mihir Kedia
Nathan Walton
Neda Delavarpour
Negina Kolesar
Nick Moran
Nick Rose
No Proscenium
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Omer Aru
Patrick McLean
Patrick McNamara
Paul Tashima
Paula Swann
Philip Ho
Rebecca Horste
Rene Sorette

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Rich Bragg
Richard Burns
Rob Tsuk
Ryan Brady
Ryan Hart
S T Cameron
Samantha Koehler
Sara Reed
Scott Olson
Sean McBride
Seth Wolfson
Stephanie McNeill
Steve Gaddy
Steven Valdez
Stuart Bogaty
Stuart Nafey
Tahlia Kirk
Tammy McLeod
Teo Litto
Terry Pettigrew-Rolapp
The Wild Optimists
Theresa Piazza
Theresa Wagner
Tiffany Schaefer
Todd Geldon
Todd McClary
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To those of you reading who have the means, we hope you’ll considering joining this wonderful group of supporters. Just click here!

Support Room Escape Artist’s Mission

There are lots of ways to support Room Escape Artist, like buying from Amazon or Etsy after clicking into the links included in this post or backing us on Patreon.

The money that we make from these helps us to grow the site and continue to add more value to the community that we love so much.

It takes a village

We’re fueled by our community. The conversations, input, and financial support make what we’re doing here on Room Escape Artist possible… and so much better.

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My Favorite Patreon Perk

It’s a perk for our supporters, of course, but secretly, it’s a perk for us. Each month, we share a few posts with Patreon backers before we publish them.

Recently, we shared our interview with the first escape room company: A Conversation with SCRAP on their Approach, Cultural Differences, and Adaptation.

Continue reading “It takes a village”

2 Years Ago This Month

We joined Patreon two years ago this month.

We were committed to launching our Patreon page before the end of 2018, but actually doing so was a bit of a mad scramble.

We rearranged our apartment and all of our lights to record that video. Moments after recording, we rushed to the airport for a friend’s wedding and a few days of West Coast escape rooms! We returned to an apartment in disarray… all of the lights pointed towards one spot.

The mad scramble was worth it.

Lisa & David in

Because of your support over the past two years, we’ve been able to do more, take risks, find new opportunities, and produce content at a higher level. And speaking of producing better content, we should probably record a new intro video for Patreon. We’ve gotten better at video since then.

I don’t think that anyone has solved all of the ciphers in this video. I’m not sure we remember how to solve one of them.

Thank You!

Thank you to all of our Patreon backers – those of you who joined us back in 2018, joined this fall, and any time in between:

Amanda Harris
Andrew Sturridge
Angie Meyers
Anne Lukeman
Anonymous
Ben Rosner
Bill Chang
Breakout Games
Brett Kuehner
Brian Resler
Bronna Butler
C.J. Smith
Cara Mandel
Chris Cannon
Chris M. Dickson
Chris White
Crystal Farr
Daniel Egnor
Daniel Kolb
Darren Miller
David Longley
Derek Tam
Drew Nelson
Elaine
Eric Mittler
Farand Pawlak
Game On
Greg Marinelli
Jim of PARADOXsquared
John Wardrope
Jon Kaufthal

Joseph Allen
Joseph Friesen
Josh Kendrick
Julie Burge
Justin Nevins
Kathryn
Kevin
Kurt Leinbach
Lee-Fay Low
Lonnie
Marisa Capobianco
Mark Blume
Mark Denine
Matt Beverly
Matt Keyser
Michael Wolman
Mihir Kedia
Nathan Walton
Neda Delavarpour
Negina Kolesar
Nick Moran
Nick Rose
No Proscenium
Omer Aru
Patrick McLean
Patrick McNamara
Paul Tashima
Paula Swann
Philip Ho
Rebecca Horste

Rene Sorette
Rex Miller
Rich Bragg
Richard Burns
Rob Tsuk
Ryan Brady
Ryan Hart
S T Cameron
Samantha Koehler
Sara Reed
Scott Olson
Sean McBride
Seth Wolfson
Stephanie McNeill
Steven Valdez
Stuart Bogaty
Stuart Nafey
Tahlia Kirk
Tammy McLeod
Terry Pettigrew-Rolapp
The Wild Optimists
Theresa Piazza
Theresa Wagner
Tiffany Schaefer
Todd Geldon
Todd McClary
Tommy
Victor van Doorn
Vivien Ripoll
YouEscape

If you’d like to join this wonderful group of people, you can back us on Patreon right here.

REA Thanksgiving

As we stuff our faces and reflect on the times when it was easy to meet up with friends and family to break bread, one of the few gifts of 2020 is remarkable clarity when it comes to thankfulness.

Stylized image of an American Thanksgiving table with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and bread.

This website is a ridiculous pipe dream that just keeps becoming more and more real by the month.

So many people contribute to Room Escape Artist in so many ways and we’re continually adjusting to recognize the ways that so many people give to us, so that we can keep trying to feed this community.

Over the weekend we launched a new Contributor’s page that contains headshots and bios for all of the folks who actively work on REA & RECON. We’re in awe of the people with whom we’ve been able to collaborate. I encourage you to give their bios a read. Our community is amazing.

We are continually thankful for the incredible folks who contribute to us via Patreon. We’ve met many of you in person already, and look forward to meeting the rest of you in a healthier world.

Thank you

Amanda Harris
Andrew Sturridge
Angie Meyers
Anne Lukeman
Anonymous
Ben Rosner
Bill Chang
Breakout Games
Brett Kuehner
Brian Resler
Bronna Butler
C.J. Smith
Cara Mandel
Chris Cannon
Chris M. Dickson
Chris White
Crystal Farr
Daniel Egnor
Daniel Kolb
Darren Miller
David Longley
Derek Tam
Drew Nelson
Elaine
Eric Mittler
Farand Pawlak
Game On
Greg Marinelli
Jim of PARADOXsquared
John Wardrope
Jon Kaufthal

Joseph Allen
Joseph Friesen
Joseph Messteri
Josh Kendrick
Julie Burge
Justin Nevins
Kathryn
Kevin
Kurt Leinbach
Lee-Fay Low
Lonnie
Marisa Capobianco
Mark Blume
Mark Denine
Matt Beverly
Matt Keyser
Michael Wolman
Mihir Kedia
Nathan Walton
Neda Delavarpour
Negina Kolesar
Nick Moran
Nick Rose
No Proscenium
Omer Aru
Patrick McLean
Patrick McNamara
Paul Tashima
Paula Swann
Philip Ho
Rebecca Horste

Rene Sorette
Rex Miller
Rich Bragg
Richard Burns
Rob Tsuk
Ryan Brady
Ryan Hart
S T Cameron
Samantha Koehler
Sara Reed
Scott Olson
Sean McBride
Seth Wolfson
Stephanie McNeill
Steven Valdez
Stuart Bogaty
Stuart Nafey
Tahlia Kirk
Tammy McLeod
Terry Pettigrew-Rolapp
The Wild Optimists
Theresa Piazza
Theresa Wagner
Tiffany Schaefer
Todd Geldon
Todd McClary
Tommy
Victor van Doorn
Vivien Ripoll
YouEscape

If you’d like to join this wonderful group of people, you can back us on Patreon right here.

On Livestreaming After Our First Room Escapes Since March

It’s finally happening. We’re N95ing up to play our first two real-life room escapes since the first week of March.

The location has been specifically selected and we are taking a few extra precautions.

  • What games are we playing?
  • How are we going about this?
  • How will it go?

Find out at our post-play livestream on Sunday, November 8th. This will be an exclusive conversation with our Patreon supporters (at any backer level) as we try to get more creative with the ways that we reward them for helping to fund the growth and sustainability of Room Escape Artist.

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Details

Date: Sunday, November 8th

Time: 5:00PM Eastern Time

Access: Patreon supporters will receive the link through Patreon

Topics: We’ll be discussing the games that we played that day as well as our thoughts and observations on the current state of the industry. We will of course have a live Q&A where we chat about whatever our supporters have on their minds.

Welcome

Welcome to our new backers: Angie Meyers, Bronna Butler, and Farand Pawlak. We’re thrilled to have your support.

And thank you to everyone who continues to help us each month:

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Amanda Harris
Andrew Sturridge
Angie Meyers
Anne Lukeman
Anonymous
Ben Rosner
Bill Chang
Breakout Games
Brett Kuehner
Brian Resler
Bronna Butler
C.J. Smith
Cara Mandel
Chris Cannon
Chris M. Dickson
Chris White
Crystal Farr
Daniel Egnor
Darren Miller
David Longley
Derek Tam
Drew Nelson
Elaine
Eric Mittler
Farand Pawlak
Game On
Greg Marinelli
Greg Schneider
Jim of PARADOXsquared

John Wardrope
Jon Kaufthal
Joseph Allen
Joseph Friesen
Joseph Messteri
Josh Kendrick
Justin Nevins
Kathryn
Kevin
Lee-Fay Low
Lonnie
Marisa Capobianco
Mark Blume
Mark Denine
Matt Keyser
Michael Wolman
Mihir Kedia
Nathan Walton
Neda Delavarpour
Negina Kolesar
Nick Moran
Nick Rose
No Proscenium
Omer Aru
Patrick McLean
Patrick McNamara
Paul Tashima
Paula Swann
Philip Ho
Rebecca Horste

Rene Sorette
Rex Miller
Rich Bragg
Richard Burns
Rob Tsuk
Ryan Brady
Ryan Hart
S T Cameron
Samantha Koehler
Sara Reed
Scott Olson
Sean McBride
Seth Wolfson
Stephanie McNeill
Steven Valdez
Stuart Bogaty
Stuart Nafey
Tahlia Kirk
Tammy McLeod
Terry Pettigrew-Rolapp
The Wild Optimists
Theresa Piazza
Theresa Wagner
Tiffany Schaefer
Todd
Todd McClary
Tommy
Victor van Doorn
Vivien Ripoll
YouEscape

Thank you!