Bransfield is creating informative, entertaining videos about games
15

patrons

$86
per month
Hello, my name is Ian and I am a talented and hip upcoming cool dude from the future.

I used to be a full-time games journalist, which resulted in someone writing a hit piece about me and lots of people told me I should die because I gave a game 3% less than what they thought it should get. Now I'm a full-time freelance... person... or something.

I have a portfolio and everything - look at it. LOOK AT IT. The best things I ever did were in magazines, because magazines are cool and I could get away with doing short monthly comics using entirely stock photography. Better days...

Anyway, instead of dying, I now make videos sometimes. ALSO LOOK AT IT. Isn’t that cool? Told you I was a cool dude.

I like making silly videos, and have done in the past, and will do in the future, but more recently I’ve taken to making longer retrospectives, short-ish reviews, list features and that sort of thing, because hush down there I like list features and if Cracked isn’t going to do long-form video lists about games, I sure as shit will.

I’m not saying mine are as good as Cracked’s would be, but they’re certainly not terrible.

Anyway, I'm a freelancer, like an idiot, and have a Real Life to live, so it’s not easy to find time to do longer videos like these for no money. They take a lot of time and effort, who knew?

(everyone who makes or has made videos, ever, knew, they really did)

As such, I thought I’d re-engage this Patreon. If I do a video in a month, it charges you a bit of money, I get financial reward for my time, effort and ability, and I won’t be holding back any content (hashtagcontent) behind the backer wall stuff right now – everything’s free to everyone.

That may change in the future as I shift myself to entirely rip off Hbomberguy’s approach. And if I don't manage to put up something good/substantial in a month, I'll make sure you're not charged. But whatever happens it'll probably be fun.

I'm also toying with the different tiered rewards, and am open to suggestions on how to change them to appeal to folks more. The tshirt can't be cheaper though, as it takes bloody ages to make just one.

Hey! Thanks for reading this far if you read this far, and I hope you don’t have a day that makes you want to rub a cheese grater over your eyes.

Ian
xx
Rewards
Would you buy that for a dollar?
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you very much for the support. While I don't keep any content behind any pay walls right now, I might in future - and for the time being you can get your name up in lights!*


*On a page of my website (www.ianinthefuture.uk) thanking backers.

Five dollar shake
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
See how I'm referencing cool films with these tier names? God I'm clever.


So for five dollars a month, as well as the warm fuzzy feeling in your tummy and the thanks on my site from the previous tier, you'll also get thanked in the credits of my videos!

I will have to figure out how to do a credits roll to get this working, mind you.

Nobody beats me in the kitchen
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
This is a ludicrous level of support, so to thank you I will have to do something ludicrous. Like... errm... thanking you by name in the videos.


Look, I'm almost entirely ripping off other people's tier structures here, I have no idea what to offer you.

The same matter can't occupy the same space at the same time
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
As well as previous rewards, like having your name read out in my gorgeous baritone*, you will also be able to suggest to me a game, or topic, or video idea each month.


I reserve the right to turn down any and all ideas, mind, just so we're clear on that. Not like I'm going to do any mad racist rants or anything just to amuse you big spenders out there.

*I don't think it is baritone.

Right? WRONG
$30 or more per month 1 patron
Well this is silly money, isn't it? You are clearly a hero to the human race if you're backing on this tier, and as such I will throw in your very own Bransfield t-shirt, hand-drawn especially for you.


(this is an expensive tier as those shirts take a long time for my partner to make (as well as costing money for materials), and she's only got small hands bless her little face)


Oh, and all the previous rewards, of course.


Can't say fairer than that.

Goals
$86 of $133 per month
(about £100)

This would give a little bit of breathing space, allowing a focus of more time and effort on videos - that means punchier scripts, more in-depth ideas, better/more apt footage and so on. Essentially money = more time to do stuff for this, which would be cooooool.
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Hello, my name is Ian and I am a talented and hip upcoming cool dude from the future.

I used to be a full-time games journalist, which resulted in someone writing a hit piece about me and lots of people told me I should die because I gave a game 3% less than what they thought it should get. Now I'm a full-time freelance... person... or something.

I have a portfolio and everything - look at it. LOOK AT IT. The best things I ever did were in magazines, because magazines are cool and I could get away with doing short monthly comics using entirely stock photography. Better days...

Anyway, instead of dying, I now make videos sometimes. ALSO LOOK AT IT. Isn’t that cool? Told you I was a cool dude.

I like making silly videos, and have done in the past, and will do in the future, but more recently I’ve taken to making longer retrospectives, short-ish reviews, list features and that sort of thing, because hush down there I like list features and if Cracked isn’t going to do long-form video lists about games, I sure as shit will.

I’m not saying mine are as good as Cracked’s would be, but they’re certainly not terrible.

Anyway, I'm a freelancer, like an idiot, and have a Real Life to live, so it’s not easy to find time to do longer videos like these for no money. They take a lot of time and effort, who knew?

(everyone who makes or has made videos, ever, knew, they really did)

As such, I thought I’d re-engage this Patreon. If I do a video in a month, it charges you a bit of money, I get financial reward for my time, effort and ability, and I won’t be holding back any content (hashtagcontent) behind the backer wall stuff right now – everything’s free to everyone.

That may change in the future as I shift myself to entirely rip off Hbomberguy’s approach. And if I don't manage to put up something good/substantial in a month, I'll make sure you're not charged. But whatever happens it'll probably be fun.

I'm also toying with the different tiered rewards, and am open to suggestions on how to change them to appeal to folks more. The tshirt can't be cheaper though, as it takes bloody ages to make just one.

Hey! Thanks for reading this far if you read this far, and I hope you don’t have a day that makes you want to rub a cheese grater over your eyes.

Ian
xx

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Rewards
Would you buy that for a dollar?
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you very much for the support. While I don't keep any content behind any pay walls right now, I might in future - and for the time being you can get your name up in lights!*


*On a page of my website (www.ianinthefuture.uk) thanking backers.

Five dollar shake
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
See how I'm referencing cool films with these tier names? God I'm clever.


So for five dollars a month, as well as the warm fuzzy feeling in your tummy and the thanks on my site from the previous tier, you'll also get thanked in the credits of my videos!

I will have to figure out how to do a credits roll to get this working, mind you.

Nobody beats me in the kitchen
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
This is a ludicrous level of support, so to thank you I will have to do something ludicrous. Like... errm... thanking you by name in the videos.


Look, I'm almost entirely ripping off other people's tier structures here, I have no idea what to offer you.

The same matter can't occupy the same space at the same time
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
As well as previous rewards, like having your name read out in my gorgeous baritone*, you will also be able to suggest to me a game, or topic, or video idea each month.


I reserve the right to turn down any and all ideas, mind, just so we're clear on that. Not like I'm going to do any mad racist rants or anything just to amuse you big spenders out there.

*I don't think it is baritone.

Right? WRONG
$30 or more per month 1 patron
Well this is silly money, isn't it? You are clearly a hero to the human race if you're backing on this tier, and as such I will throw in your very own Bransfield t-shirt, hand-drawn especially for you.


(this is an expensive tier as those shirts take a long time for my partner to make (as well as costing money for materials), and she's only got small hands bless her little face)


Oh, and all the previous rewards, of course.


Can't say fairer than that.