The Reality Escape Pod Season 1 Wrap 🚀✅ 🙏

It has been a lot of week.

Earlier this week we concluded season 1 of The Reality Escape Pod.

We could not have done this without the energy and support we feel from our Patreon backers. We’ve especially enjoyed your reactions in our “secret” Patreon discord channel, and the thoughtful conversations we’ve shared there. The influence that this channel has on our work was profoundly felt in the final episode.

We especially want to extend a warm welcome to the many folks who’ve joined our Patreon during season 1!

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Podcast Reviews

In the season finale, David and Peih-Gee read a few of their favorite reviews. If you’ve enjoyed The Reality Escape Pod this season, please take a minute or two to leave a review on Apple Podcasts. This will go a long way to helping REPOD grow.

Surprise Perks

This week our Patreon backers got a special perk: early access to RECON ’21 Global tickets!

RECON 21 phoenix ensignia.

We’re thrilled by the response to RECON thus far. Thank you, Patreon backers, for getting the ball rolling with your excitement for RECON.

We invite everyone – industry professionals and players – to join us digitally at RECON this August!

Spoilers Club

The Spoilers Club is our newest (non-surprise) Patreon perk.

This month’s episode is focused on Isolation, created by Thin Reality Experiences for Escape Room Melbourne. David and Peih-Gee’s conversation about this game was published last night and we look forward to chatting more about this one.

Research scientist Logan in his lab, looking into a video call.
Isolation

With the Spoilers Club, we’re experimenting with a new form of content, one that the industry has generally not embraced. Each time we record a conversation in this format, it comes with a new set of challenges. This month we explore what happens when the game doesn’t play out the way it normally does. It’s makes for an interesting conversation.

In May, the Spoilers Club will chat about Escape from the Science Lab of Shifting Rules by SCRAP.

Thank You!

Ace
Amanda Harris
Andrew Sturridge
Angie Meyers
Anne Lukeman
Anonymous
Ben Rosner
Bethany
Bill Chang
Breakout Games
Brett Kuehner
Brian Resler
Brian Vinciguerra
Bronna Butler
Byron Delmonico
C.J. Smith
Cara Mandel
Cesar Grado
Chris Cannon
Chris M. Dickson
Chris White
Crystal Farr
Daniel Egnor
Daniel Kolb
Darren Miller
David Longley
deadpan 1113
Derek Tam
Drew Nelson
Elaine
Emile Wang
Eric Mittler
Farand Pawlak
Greg Marinelli
James Shearer
Jan-Luc Van Damme
Jason’s Fitness Consigliere
Jim of PARADOXsquared
Joel Daehler
John Wardrope

Jon Kaufthal
Joseph Allen
Joseph Friesen
Josh Kendrick
Julie Burge
Justin Nevins
Kathryn
Kelly
Kevin
Kurt Leinbach
Laura E. Hall
Lee-Fay Low
Lindsay Froelich
Lonnie
Lori Miller
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
Olivia Anderson
Omer Aru
Patrick McLean
Patrick McNamara
Paul Tashima
Paula Swann
Philip Ho
Phillip Justman
Psych Out
Puzzling Company

Rebecca Horste
Rene Sorette
Rex Miller
Rich Bragg
Richard Burns
Rob Tsuk
Ruud Kool
Ryan Brady
Ryan Hart
S T Cameron
Samantha Koehler
Sara Reed
Scott Olson
Sean McBride
Sendil Krishnan
Seth Wolfson
Spencer Arnold
Stephanie McNeill
Steve Ewing
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
Tommy
Victor van Doorn
Vivien Ripoll
Wesley James
Will Rutherford
YouEscape

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.

Introducing the Spoilers Club!

Welcome to our 13 new Patreon backers! Thank you for the support. It’s wonderful to see many of you in the REA secret Discord channel already.

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Spoilers Club

With the start of The Reality Escape Pod, we introduced a new Patreon perk: the Spoilers Club.

Each month we select a game that David and Peih-Gee talk about in great detail, with all of the spoilers.

One thing we miss about escape games is the post-game conversation where we’d unpack the experience in great detail over a beer or coffee. In this world of virtual play, as long as we all play the same games, we can still chat about them.

This month, David and Peih-Gee launched the Spoilers Club by playing Locurio’s The Vanishing Act remotely. David and I played and reviewed the real-life version of this game in April of 2016 (yes, 4.5 years ago!) and awarded it a 2016 Golden Lock Award. Peih-Gee has only played it remotely.

This conversation about The Vanishing Act is now available to Patreon backers at the “Search Win!” ($15) level. And we’ve opened up the Spoilers Club channel in Discord to continue the conversation.

In April, David and Peih-Gee will chat about Isolation, created by Thin Reality Experiences for Escape Room Melbourne. You can book the game any time during the next few weeks and be ready for the Spoilers Club.

Thank You

The Reality Escape Pod has been a huge undertaking, and it’s because of you that this is even possible. We hope you’re enjoying the conversations as much as we are!

Amanda Harris
Andrew Sturridge
Angie Meyers
Anne Lukeman
Anonymous
Ben Rosner
Bethany
Bill Chang
Breakout Games
Brett Kuehner
Brian Resler
Brian Vinciguerra
Bronna Butler
Byron Delmonico
C.J. Smith
Cara Mandel
Cesar Grado
Chris Cannon
Chris M. Dickson
Chris White
Crystal Farr
Daniel Egnor
Daniel Kolb
Darren Miller
David Longley
deadpan 1113
Derek Tam
Drew Nelson
Elaine
Emile Wang
Eric Mittler
Farand Pawlak
Greg Marinelli
James Shearer
Jason’s Fitness Consigliere
Jim of PARADOXsquared
Joel Daehler

John Wardrope
Jon Kaufthal
Joseph Allen
Joseph Friesen
Josh Kendrick
Julie Burge
Justin Nevins
Kathryn
Kevin
Kurt Leinbach
Laura E. Hall
Lee-Fay Low
Lonnie
Lori Miller
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
Olivia Anderson
Omer Aru
Patrick McLean
Patrick McNamara
Paul Tashima
Paula Swann
Philip Ho
Puzzling Company

Rebecca Horste
Rene Sorette
Rex Miller
Rich Bragg
Richard Burns
Rob Tsuk
Ruud Kool
Ryan Brady
Ryan Hart
S T Cameron
Samantha Koehler
Sara Reed
Scott Olson
Sean McBride
Sendil Krishnan
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
Tommy
Victor van Doorn
Vivien Ripoll
Wesley James
Will Rutherford
YouEscape

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.

🚀 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.

Reality Escape Pod mission patch logo depicts a spaceship puncturing through the walls of reality.

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.

Amanda Harris
Andrew Sturridge
Angie Meyers
Anne Lukeman
Anonymous
Ben Rosner
Bill Chang
Breakout Games
Brett Kuehner
Brian Resler
Bronna Butler
Byron Delmonico
C.J. Smith
Cara Mandel
Chris Cannon
Chris M. Dickson
Chris White
Contact Email
Crystal Farr
Daniel Egnor
Daniel Kolb
Darren Miller
David Longley
Derek Tam
Drew Nelson
Elaine
Eric Mittler
Farand Pawlak
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
Matthew Stein
Michael Andersen
Michael Wolman
Mihir Kedia
Nathan Walton
Neda Delavarpour
Negina Kolesar
Nick Moran
Nick Rose
No Proscenium
Olivia Anderson
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
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
Tommy
Victor van Doorn
Vivien Ripoll
YouEscape

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.