Shaostoul is creating Video game; tutorials, modding, gameplay, education
12

patrons

$109
per month
Hello ladies and gentlemen, you may be asking yourself, who's this dude?

Well wonder no longer! My name is Michael "Shaostoul" Boisson and I'm a gamer, modder, educator, mentor, entertainer, content creator, and friend to anyone wanting to do the same. I starting modding video games many years ago when I was very young and saw my father modding video games which all started with BattleTech: Crescent Hawk's Inception and Elite: Frontier II. Over the years I've modded many games such as Warcraft 3, Freelancer, Borderlands, Dwarf Fortress, and Morrowind, and lately I've been modding Space Engineers and Fallout 4. Since I started modding Space Engineers in 2014, it had been requested to setup a method to receive donations and now with Patreon, from a fan suggestion, it's easier than ever to support my endeavors to create content for video games and teach people to do the same.

It's grown so much since then and has been such an enlightening and rewarding experience that I truly hope that it can continue to grow further to help even more people. I've received lovely thank you letters from individual about how my help actually helped them get into the field as professionals. An experience that is absolutely amazing to have affected someones life so much that it steered them to something they'd be doing for years to come.

Unfortunately or fortunately, I'm still not sure, in July of 2016 I started dealing with an illness called Chron's Disease. It has changed my life forever but, I'm doing what I can do to make the most of it. I can no longer work a normal job and after horrible year that 2017 was that more or less made me incapable of doing anything the whole year, things are finally getting back on track!

I'm going to go ahead and try to answer some simple questions right off the bat and if you have any further questions feel free to shoot me a message! I'm totally open to talking to anyone.

Twitch Live-Stream
I'm presently unable to live-stream due to horrible bandwidth but, I'm trying to figure out a way I can afford to gain access to fast enough internet to do so. When I'm able to live-stream again, I'll likely be streaming video game-play, game modding, and other similar things. When I'm actually streaming, I'm sure it'll all get sorted out. You can get to my Twitch account here.

YouTube Videos
While not as an interactive environment as Twitch, I will try to post videos on a what's-demanded basis. This will include similar content to that of Twitch but, ideally it'll be well constructed as to quickly and efficiently portray the idea of the video, especially when in regards to educational content. You can get to my YouTube account here.

Subscribers (Patreon, YouTube, and Twitch)
Providing benefits special for subscribers presently isn't very viable as the community surrounding what I do is still very small. All of my content presently is public and will remain so as to try to draw traffic and more support for doing more of this stuff. I'm actively modding Space Engineers and creating educational content for it. The content I create is heavily influenced by requests from my supporters.

Discord and Live-Chat
As some of you may be aware, a lot of the support I provide is done via live-chat one way or another, most commonly on Discord. There is a Discord server that allows for a much more structured environment as the community grows, which is very important. As time and money permits, I'll be adding more benefits for subscribers to Discord as to reward them for their support. For now it's mostly just public but, there is a private chat area just for supporters.

Sponsors
As much as I'd prefer to not be a sell out, sponsorship opportunities may arise. As this may be mild inconvenience for some people, consider the following; it can provide a much more stable and reliable system for providing content, it could allow me to move to a new location, get faster internet, and reliably live-stream full-time. I already have many people demand I live-stream but, due to lack of funding and insufficient bandwidth available at my present location, live-streaming isn't happening.

Modding and education for Space Engineers
I'm actively modding the game and I have a thread of education material on the official KeenSWH forums, a Steam Workshop page of all of my mods for the game, as well as a YouTube channel containing my educational tutorial videos.

Modding for Fallout 4
I'm not presently modding the game but, I do have content on Nexus for PCs, a Bethesda.net page for the mod on PC and one for the mod on Xbox. I'm not presently doing any educational content for modding Fallout 4, as it has yet to be requested. This was put on the back burner as Chron's has severely limited what I can do and I have to focus on things that seem to be the most important. Lately it's been focusing on content suggested by supporters and by people on my Discord server.

Playing video games
I'm not presently playing any games on a regular basis due to recovering from a bad infection as a result of my compromised immune system from the Chron's medication. I do somewhat play Diablo 3 and Warhammer: Vermintide 2. I play seasonal characters on Diablo 3 and I do not play hardcore due to the poor bandwidth and not wanting to lose a character due to lag. I'm open to suggestions to new video games but, money is incredibly tight presently so, my options are limited.
Tiers
Tier *Special* - Gaming
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Diablo 3 - We can run a new character or do some rifts, greater rifts, bounties, etc. Please note that the session will be recorded.
  • Other Games - If I have access to an online game that we can play together, we can play it together.
  • This tier may move up as more people take advantage of it. Previous donors will be grandfathered into the new tier at no extra cost.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 1 - Helping words
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Discussion assistance to resolve issues with 3D modeling/game modding. You do not send me the model, I guide you through fixing it.
  • You steer where my attention is focused. Do you want mod updates? Do you want modding tutorial videos? Do you want game-play videos? Do you want me to play a specific game? Whatever you want, realistically, my focus will be there.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 2 - Visualization
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Active assistance to resolve issues with 3D modeling/game modding. You send me the model, I guide you through fixing it.
  • All previous rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 3 - Big changes
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Active assistance to resolve issues with 3D modeling/game modding. You send me the model, I can fix it for you.
  • All previous rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 4 - New beginnings
$20 or more per month 1 patron
  • 3D model creation for 3D printing, simple enough to complete in a couple hours.
  • Mod creation of a single item for Space Engineers or Fallout 4, simple enough to complete in a couple hours.
  • Redeemable after first successful donation.
  • All previous rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 5 - Complex ideas
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • 3D model creation for 3D printing, able to be completed with a days worth of work.
  • Mod creation of a single item for Space Engineers or Fallout 4, able to be completed with a days worth of work.
  • Redeemable after first successful donation.
  • All previous rewards, except Tier 4.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 6 - Virtual time together
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
As a special thanks for a first successful donation on this tier, I will invest some of the money into a new game that you'd like to play together. The game must cost under $60 and should ideally not have a monthly subscription.
Includes Discord rewards
Hello ladies and gentlemen, you may be asking yourself, who's this dude?

Well wonder no longer! My name is Michael "Shaostoul" Boisson and I'm a gamer, modder, educator, mentor, entertainer, content creator, and friend to anyone wanting to do the same. I starting modding video games many years ago when I was very young and saw my father modding video games which all started with BattleTech: Crescent Hawk's Inception and Elite: Frontier II. Over the years I've modded many games such as Warcraft 3, Freelancer, Borderlands, Dwarf Fortress, and Morrowind, and lately I've been modding Space Engineers and Fallout 4. Since I started modding Space Engineers in 2014, it had been requested to setup a method to receive donations and now with Patreon, from a fan suggestion, it's easier than ever to support my endeavors to create content for video games and teach people to do the same.

It's grown so much since then and has been such an enlightening and rewarding experience that I truly hope that it can continue to grow further to help even more people. I've received lovely thank you letters from individual about how my help actually helped them get into the field as professionals. An experience that is absolutely amazing to have affected someones life so much that it steered them to something they'd be doing for years to come.

Unfortunately or fortunately, I'm still not sure, in July of 2016 I started dealing with an illness called Chron's Disease. It has changed my life forever but, I'm doing what I can do to make the most of it. I can no longer work a normal job and after horrible year that 2017 was that more or less made me incapable of doing anything the whole year, things are finally getting back on track!

I'm going to go ahead and try to answer some simple questions right off the bat and if you have any further questions feel free to shoot me a message! I'm totally open to talking to anyone.

Twitch Live-Stream
I'm presently unable to live-stream due to horrible bandwidth but, I'm trying to figure out a way I can afford to gain access to fast enough internet to do so. When I'm able to live-stream again, I'll likely be streaming video game-play, game modding, and other similar things. When I'm actually streaming, I'm sure it'll all get sorted out. You can get to my Twitch account here.

YouTube Videos
While not as an interactive environment as Twitch, I will try to post videos on a what's-demanded basis. This will include similar content to that of Twitch but, ideally it'll be well constructed as to quickly and efficiently portray the idea of the video, especially when in regards to educational content. You can get to my YouTube account here.

Subscribers (Patreon, YouTube, and Twitch)
Providing benefits special for subscribers presently isn't very viable as the community surrounding what I do is still very small. All of my content presently is public and will remain so as to try to draw traffic and more support for doing more of this stuff. I'm actively modding Space Engineers and creating educational content for it. The content I create is heavily influenced by requests from my supporters.

Discord and Live-Chat
As some of you may be aware, a lot of the support I provide is done via live-chat one way or another, most commonly on Discord. There is a Discord server that allows for a much more structured environment as the community grows, which is very important. As time and money permits, I'll be adding more benefits for subscribers to Discord as to reward them for their support. For now it's mostly just public but, there is a private chat area just for supporters.

Sponsors
As much as I'd prefer to not be a sell out, sponsorship opportunities may arise. As this may be mild inconvenience for some people, consider the following; it can provide a much more stable and reliable system for providing content, it could allow me to move to a new location, get faster internet, and reliably live-stream full-time. I already have many people demand I live-stream but, due to lack of funding and insufficient bandwidth available at my present location, live-streaming isn't happening.

Modding and education for Space Engineers
I'm actively modding the game and I have a thread of education material on the official KeenSWH forums, a Steam Workshop page of all of my mods for the game, as well as a YouTube channel containing my educational tutorial videos.

Modding for Fallout 4
I'm not presently modding the game but, I do have content on Nexus for PCs, a Bethesda.net page for the mod on PC and one for the mod on Xbox. I'm not presently doing any educational content for modding Fallout 4, as it has yet to be requested. This was put on the back burner as Chron's has severely limited what I can do and I have to focus on things that seem to be the most important. Lately it's been focusing on content suggested by supporters and by people on my Discord server.

Playing video games
I'm not presently playing any games on a regular basis due to recovering from a bad infection as a result of my compromised immune system from the Chron's medication. I do somewhat play Diablo 3 and Warhammer: Vermintide 2. I play seasonal characters on Diablo 3 and I do not play hardcore due to the poor bandwidth and not wanting to lose a character due to lag. I'm open to suggestions to new video games but, money is incredibly tight presently so, my options are limited.

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Tiers
Tier *Special* - Gaming
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Diablo 3 - We can run a new character or do some rifts, greater rifts, bounties, etc. Please note that the session will be recorded.
  • Other Games - If I have access to an online game that we can play together, we can play it together.
  • This tier may move up as more people take advantage of it. Previous donors will be grandfathered into the new tier at no extra cost.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 1 - Helping words
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Discussion assistance to resolve issues with 3D modeling/game modding. You do not send me the model, I guide you through fixing it.
  • You steer where my attention is focused. Do you want mod updates? Do you want modding tutorial videos? Do you want game-play videos? Do you want me to play a specific game? Whatever you want, realistically, my focus will be there.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 2 - Visualization
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Active assistance to resolve issues with 3D modeling/game modding. You send me the model, I guide you through fixing it.
  • All previous rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 3 - Big changes
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Active assistance to resolve issues with 3D modeling/game modding. You send me the model, I can fix it for you.
  • All previous rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 4 - New beginnings
$20 or more per month 1 patron
  • 3D model creation for 3D printing, simple enough to complete in a couple hours.
  • Mod creation of a single item for Space Engineers or Fallout 4, simple enough to complete in a couple hours.
  • Redeemable after first successful donation.
  • All previous rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 5 - Complex ideas
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • 3D model creation for 3D printing, able to be completed with a days worth of work.
  • Mod creation of a single item for Space Engineers or Fallout 4, able to be completed with a days worth of work.
  • Redeemable after first successful donation.
  • All previous rewards, except Tier 4.
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 6 - Virtual time together
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
As a special thanks for a first successful donation on this tier, I will invest some of the money into a new game that you'd like to play together. The game must cost under $60 and should ideally not have a monthly subscription.
Includes Discord rewards