CaptainShack is creating Gaming Videos
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It’s hard to believe the channel has been around just over two years now. I started it with the goal of building a place that would help spotlight and bring attention to some of the extremely talented mod authors and mods out in the community. The more videos I made, the more I wanted to make. Entertaining and informative videos have been my goal. One, I hope you all agree, I’ve been meeting consistently.

I’ve found my passion, the work I love doing and will fight tooth and nail to continue to make videos that are different, fun and hopefully informative. The challenge is being able to make ends meet and support my family on what little YouTube ad revenue actually pulls in. Combine the seasonal shift in payouts with the flaky nature of Youtube and you get a very scary combination that directly controls the income that pays the rent, and puts food on the table.

Each video can take between 6 to 20 hours of production time before it ever gets released. Research, recording footage, audio, editing, asset gathering, tags, thumbnails, render time, and uploading, uploading again because youtube exploded, and release. It’s quite abit of work. But what I’ve gained from TheXpGamers has been well worth it.

I believe this little channel has had a positive effect on the gaming community, it has exposed newcomers to the modding scene. It lets mod authors know their work is appreciated and enjoyed! On the flip side of that coin the audience for mods is small, and growing a channel on content that is lesser known is a challenge. So I need help.



As unfortunate as it may be, money is necessary for survival. Any donations received will be used to support my family, as well as build out the channel.

Thank You for making this Community a great place to work and play,
-CaptainShack
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
  • You get access to the patron only feed where you can post messages to me and other patrons, and get access to the patron only messages and videos.
  • Access to once a month Patreon community game nights.
  • Corvette Captain - Become a Captain in the Stellaris Campaign
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $5 or more per month
  • First dibs on community questions I ask the mod developers I interview. Every-time I'm going to interview a mod developer "Like STA3, Skywind, freeworlds ect..." I will post who I'm interviewing so these members can submit there questions to be asked during the interview. 
  • Destroyer Captain - Become a Captain in the Stellaris Campaign
  • (Includes lower level rewards as well.)
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $8 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign
  • Escort Captain - Become a Captain in the Stellaris Campaign
  • (Includes lower level rewards as well.)
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $10 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign
  • Cruiser Captain - Become a Captain in the Stellaris Campaign
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $25 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign and more. 
  • Battleship Captain - Become a Captain in the Stellaris Campaign
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $50 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign and Steam Key Giveaways as they come up.
  • Fleet Admiral / Ground General / PLanetary Goverour- in the Stellaris Campaign
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $150 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign and more.
  • Grand Admiral / Grand General / Sector Director / Intelligence Director / Senator 
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $500 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign and more.
  • Imperial Lord of all Combat forces. 
  • Commander of the Largest Ship Currently in the Fleet.
  • Commands SSD if we manage to build it. 
Includes Discord rewards
It’s hard to believe the channel has been around just over two years now. I started it with the goal of building a place that would help spotlight and bring attention to some of the extremely talented mod authors and mods out in the community. The more videos I made, the more I wanted to make. Entertaining and informative videos have been my goal. One, I hope you all agree, I’ve been meeting consistently.

I’ve found my passion, the work I love doing and will fight tooth and nail to continue to make videos that are different, fun and hopefully informative. The challenge is being able to make ends meet and support my family on what little YouTube ad revenue actually pulls in. Combine the seasonal shift in payouts with the flaky nature of Youtube and you get a very scary combination that directly controls the income that pays the rent, and puts food on the table.

Each video can take between 6 to 20 hours of production time before it ever gets released. Research, recording footage, audio, editing, asset gathering, tags, thumbnails, render time, and uploading, uploading again because youtube exploded, and release. It’s quite abit of work. But what I’ve gained from TheXpGamers has been well worth it.

I believe this little channel has had a positive effect on the gaming community, it has exposed newcomers to the modding scene. It lets mod authors know their work is appreciated and enjoyed! On the flip side of that coin the audience for mods is small, and growing a channel on content that is lesser known is a challenge. So I need help.



As unfortunate as it may be, money is necessary for survival. Any donations received will be used to support my family, as well as build out the channel.

Thank You for making this Community a great place to work and play,
-CaptainShack

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
  • You get access to the patron only feed where you can post messages to me and other patrons, and get access to the patron only messages and videos.
  • Access to once a month Patreon community game nights.
  • Corvette Captain - Become a Captain in the Stellaris Campaign
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $5 or more per month
  • First dibs on community questions I ask the mod developers I interview. Every-time I'm going to interview a mod developer "Like STA3, Skywind, freeworlds ect..." I will post who I'm interviewing so these members can submit there questions to be asked during the interview. 
  • Destroyer Captain - Become a Captain in the Stellaris Campaign
  • (Includes lower level rewards as well.)
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $8 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign
  • Escort Captain - Become a Captain in the Stellaris Campaign
  • (Includes lower level rewards as well.)
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $10 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign
  • Cruiser Captain - Become a Captain in the Stellaris Campaign
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $25 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign and more. 
  • Battleship Captain - Become a Captain in the Stellaris Campaign
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $50 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign and Steam Key Giveaways as they come up.
  • Fleet Admiral / Ground General / PLanetary Goverour- in the Stellaris Campaign
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $150 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign and more.
  • Grand Admiral / Grand General / Sector Director / Intelligence Director / Senator 
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $500 or more per month
  • This Reward level is currently used for the Stellaris Campaign and more.
  • Imperial Lord of all Combat forces. 
  • Commander of the Largest Ship Currently in the Fleet.
  • Commands SSD if we manage to build it. 
Includes Discord rewards