RTFM is creating Board Game Tutorials
94
patrons
$360
per month
Hello! I'm Shea Parker and I'm trying to make board games easier to learn. Some people have trouble learning rules from manuals, some people prefer to be taught than to teach themselves, some people just don't have the time to figure it out. I'm here to help all of them, and anyone else who wants to watch.

With RTFM I take a game that I think is worth playing, learn the rules back and forth, then make a video teaching you how to play it from set-up to victory. After which I make a few supplemental videos giving strategy tips, design comments, mechanical critique, or anything else I feel like spending a couple minutes on.

So far I've taught Twilight Imperium (3rd and 4th edition), Gloomhaven, Root, and several others. With this Patreon I'm trying to teach more videos on a regular basis. If you join my army of Rules Lawyers you can help to increase the rate at which I can produce RTFM episodes, with the eventual goal of one per month.

Thanks!
Shea
Tiers
Rules Paralegal
$1 or more per month

Thank you! Having worked as a bartender for the better part of a decade, I deeply appreciate the value of a dollar. And with this, you are bringing me one step closer to never bartending again. You'll also get:


Backer-only polls to vote on the next game I teach


Monthly newsletter with behind the scenes info and updates


Any extra content I publish (epilogues, game supplements, house rule suggestions, etc)

Rules Lawyer
$3 or more per month

Not only will you learn a game, you'll get better at it. With this tier you'll get early access to the strategy video that I'll post one week after the rules video (everyone else gets access one month later)


Also, backers at this tier will get to suggest games that they want to see in the Next Game poll.


Plus everything in lower tiers

Rules Attorney General
$5 or more per month

Your contributions will be written into the public record! Your name will be displayed in a "Special Thanks" section of the credits on the next video. Your Patreon name will be used unless you ask for something else. Handles or pseudonyms are totally fine but please keep it clean.


Plus everything in lower tiers

Goals
$360 of $500 per month
New tutorial video every two months (at least)!

With this amount I can start to pay my friends for their time, which lets me schedule shoot days much easier and guarantee a new game tutorial at least every two months.
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Hello! I'm Shea Parker and I'm trying to make board games easier to learn. Some people have trouble learning rules from manuals, some people prefer to be taught than to teach themselves, some people just don't have the time to figure it out. I'm here to help all of them, and anyone else who wants to watch.

With RTFM I take a game that I think is worth playing, learn the rules back and forth, then make a video teaching you how to play it from set-up to victory. After which I make a few supplemental videos giving strategy tips, design comments, mechanical critique, or anything else I feel like spending a couple minutes on.

So far I've taught Twilight Imperium (3rd and 4th edition), Gloomhaven, Root, and several others. With this Patreon I'm trying to teach more videos on a regular basis. If you join my army of Rules Lawyers you can help to increase the rate at which I can produce RTFM episodes, with the eventual goal of one per month.

Thanks!
Shea

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Tiers
Rules Paralegal
$1 or more per month

Thank you! Having worked as a bartender for the better part of a decade, I deeply appreciate the value of a dollar. And with this, you are bringing me one step closer to never bartending again. You'll also get:


Backer-only polls to vote on the next game I teach


Monthly newsletter with behind the scenes info and updates


Any extra content I publish (epilogues, game supplements, house rule suggestions, etc)

Rules Lawyer
$3 or more per month

Not only will you learn a game, you'll get better at it. With this tier you'll get early access to the strategy video that I'll post one week after the rules video (everyone else gets access one month later)


Also, backers at this tier will get to suggest games that they want to see in the Next Game poll.


Plus everything in lower tiers

Rules Attorney General
$5 or more per month

Your contributions will be written into the public record! Your name will be displayed in a "Special Thanks" section of the credits on the next video. Your Patreon name will be used unless you ask for something else. Handles or pseudonyms are totally fine but please keep it clean.


Plus everything in lower tiers