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4
patrons
$25
per month
Good evening, internet.

For those of you I haven't met, my name is Taylor Hidalgo, and I'm a freelance games writer and editor. I write and edit regularly for Haywire Magazine and on my website, on a freelance basis for elsewhere, mostly Unwinnable and MMOGames.

I take great joy in having the opportunity to write about and finding new ways to approach games as a medium. This Patreon exists so I can expand my work. Not just into writing more often, but also more widely, I want to explore new topics, cover approaches I've not considered previously, and find new ways to make observations about games as a hobby, gaming culture, and games as an art form.

In order to have that reach, every extra cent is another step toward widening how I can approach my writing. Major releases come and go, and with them opportunities in a fast-paced industry. Without this Patreon, I couldn't. So, this Patreon is not just to earn myself some money, but also to help expand how I can approach writing, and help me afford the costs that come with being a technology and geek culture writer.

What this means for me:
For me, making a living writing is just a possibility; it's not that probable, and it's not terribly lucrative. The reason I write about games is because they're worth discussing. They aren't changing the world, nor are they going to solve all the maladies plaguing society. They are, however, worth exploring: they tell us about ourselves, the world we live in, and the world we hope to one day create. Like film, visual arts, music, and literature, they're part of how we explore who and what we are.

I'm also a part of that, and everyone who turns on a console, handheld, or gaming PC are a part of it too. We're making a future that consumes and explores games, which are themselves distilling and reflecting the world they're made in. I'd like to hopefully make enough to be able to do it more often and better. Because these works shouldn't go unexamined.

What this means for you:
Every dollar that filters its way through the internet is another dollar I can put toward improving my craft. Whether that means exploring more topics to cover things you may love, helping me find a partner to produce content with, or even encouraging me because you enjoy my work, this money is something I can use to help make better content for you.

I want to create better work for my readers and patrons, and because you all deserve no less than the best I can offer.

In short,
Patreon enables me to write more, both for you and with you, and I look forward to plunging headfirst into the great knowns and unknowns of writing out there.

I hope we find something amazing in our journey there together.
Tiers
Kind Patrons
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
At $1 a month, you're doing more than I ever expected. Every bit of money that heads my way is actually just a reflection of how awesome you are. Seriously, high fives or hugs if I ever meet you in person, and at least one Patron-only post a month, usually on some errant thought or game-related musing.
Behind the Words Weekend Updates
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the thanks above, you'll join an exclusive group who get an every-other-week blurb about whatever game, story, or prevailing trend I'm pondering at the time. Although it won't be as nuanced or developed as my full articles, it'll provide some insight into my musings. 
Play Journalism
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
In addition to eternal thanks and every-other-week updates, this includes occasional play journals about what game I'm playing or book I'm reading, mostly unfiltered thoughts on them, and likely how my thoughts go from idle musings to full articles.
Goals
$25 of $55 per month
One of the hidden parts of writing is in the unseen time of organization and editing. At this level, I'll struggle to organize with a partner to do podcasts, guest articles, co-written articles, or some other form of collaborative work, ideally every other month. More variety means better overall work.
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Good evening, internet.

For those of you I haven't met, my name is Taylor Hidalgo, and I'm a freelance games writer and editor. I write and edit regularly for Haywire Magazine and on my website, on a freelance basis for elsewhere, mostly Unwinnable and MMOGames.

I take great joy in having the opportunity to write about and finding new ways to approach games as a medium. This Patreon exists so I can expand my work. Not just into writing more often, but also more widely, I want to explore new topics, cover approaches I've not considered previously, and find new ways to make observations about games as a hobby, gaming culture, and games as an art form.

In order to have that reach, every extra cent is another step toward widening how I can approach my writing. Major releases come and go, and with them opportunities in a fast-paced industry. Without this Patreon, I couldn't. So, this Patreon is not just to earn myself some money, but also to help expand how I can approach writing, and help me afford the costs that come with being a technology and geek culture writer.

What this means for me:
For me, making a living writing is just a possibility; it's not that probable, and it's not terribly lucrative. The reason I write about games is because they're worth discussing. They aren't changing the world, nor are they going to solve all the maladies plaguing society. They are, however, worth exploring: they tell us about ourselves, the world we live in, and the world we hope to one day create. Like film, visual arts, music, and literature, they're part of how we explore who and what we are.

I'm also a part of that, and everyone who turns on a console, handheld, or gaming PC are a part of it too. We're making a future that consumes and explores games, which are themselves distilling and reflecting the world they're made in. I'd like to hopefully make enough to be able to do it more often and better. Because these works shouldn't go unexamined.

What this means for you:
Every dollar that filters its way through the internet is another dollar I can put toward improving my craft. Whether that means exploring more topics to cover things you may love, helping me find a partner to produce content with, or even encouraging me because you enjoy my work, this money is something I can use to help make better content for you.

I want to create better work for my readers and patrons, and because you all deserve no less than the best I can offer.

In short,
Patreon enables me to write more, both for you and with you, and I look forward to plunging headfirst into the great knowns and unknowns of writing out there.

I hope we find something amazing in our journey there together.

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Tiers
Kind Patrons
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
At $1 a month, you're doing more than I ever expected. Every bit of money that heads my way is actually just a reflection of how awesome you are. Seriously, high fives or hugs if I ever meet you in person, and at least one Patron-only post a month, usually on some errant thought or game-related musing.
Behind the Words Weekend Updates
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the thanks above, you'll join an exclusive group who get an every-other-week blurb about whatever game, story, or prevailing trend I'm pondering at the time. Although it won't be as nuanced or developed as my full articles, it'll provide some insight into my musings. 
Play Journalism
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
In addition to eternal thanks and every-other-week updates, this includes occasional play journals about what game I'm playing or book I'm reading, mostly unfiltered thoughts on them, and likely how my thoughts go from idle musings to full articles.