Quite simply, it’s a convenience store on the street corner. It’s where you go to get stuff. If you’re lucky, you can probably steal some of the stuff here, but other things we guard with our Panther Cannons. Good luck!
And how did it all begin?
When I went on a gaming hiatus, my creative energy started to build. I needed a way to vent it all, so I set up this website, Stuffer Shack. The Shack was a place where I could put all of that gaming creativity down on digital paper, and (as a bonus) get to share it with others. I set up a bunch of categories as Steal this Adventure, Steal this Enemy, Steal this Character Background, etc. because a stuffer shack is where you go to steal stuff!
That’s when I decided to make it a full-on RPG resource site. I started posting about gaming tools and accessories, started listing a bunch of RPG-related websites, and started writing a little bit of gaming advice. I’m not the greatest writer, and I don’t purport that my opinions are correct, but I still like to think that I’ve learned a few things over the years.
And the writers?
By no means is this a one-man show (I’m not that kind of talented). I immediately enlisted the help of a couple of buddies, John and Colin. One is super creative, and the other is super intelligent (I’ll let them figure that out). After that, I roped in a few other regular writers, some who asked to write for the Shack, and others that I asked to write for us. On top of that, we have even more guest writers pop up all of the time. Finally, since our Store makes a consistent few bucks every month, I pay all writers for their articles.
Woah, wait… You pay your writers???
Yep. It’s not a ton ($1 – $2 per article), but after a few posts it quickly starts adding up. Hey, Stuffer Shack is great, but it’s The Crew who really make it that way. So, we share the loot! Also, it’s not just our writers that get paid; guest writers also get paid, or sometimes they get stuff from our Store for free.
And what’s in the Store?
Cool gaming stuff. Really, check it out. I try to sell things that no one else sells, and only if it’s really cool and useful. When I say cool and useful, I’m talking about the stuff that we put together and actually use in our home game; our uncool stuff just doesn’t belong here.
Everything we offer here is fully customizable. That means that you can order anything ”as is,” or you can change things up to make sure that you get exactly what you want. I mean what I say when I say that I’m not interested in making a sale; I’m interested in sharing what we game with. So, you’ll find that we’re happy to take special requests, make accommodations, and to ensure that you’re happy. In the end, I simply like to hear that you’ve enjoyed our stuff and found it useful.
Where are you going from here?
We’re just going to keep doing what we’re doing. We occasionally have contests (like our now annual RPG Site of the Year contest), theme weeks (like our Snake Week), or more extended projects (like Classic Fantasy and Playing with Fate). I’ve been told that I should stick to a single area or focus, but really, we’re just having fun with everything. Sometimes we try something, and it ends up a bust. Other times we hit the nail right on the head. We’re just going for it, and having a blast along the way.
Thanks for reading, and take it easy,