SuperDerek is creating RPG Reviews And Videos!
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patrons

$189
per month
Hey everyone, I'm SuperDerek!  But I suppose that if you're here, looking at my page you probably already know this. 

However, what you may not already know is that I do have a pseudonym, with which I conduct everyday life. That name is Derek Beins. For the last 2-and-a-half years I've been hosting a review show called The Game Collection, in which I play games from start to finish. Mostly Japanese RPGs that can take quite a while to complete. 

When I first started making reviews, I did them on a shoe-string budget. My camera was a cell phone, I recorded audio using a lav mic plugged into an iPad I held off-camera. I taught myself the basics of editing with my first review, Earthbound and the rest is history. Over the years I've steadily been working on improving the quality of my content and production values, and seeking out more games to review. I'm currently on my 4th camera, and just recently got a set of studio lights thanks to a very generous donation from a viewer. Very little of the production improvements were paid for by ad revenue, some of it was paid for out of my own pocket, and a bit of it is still accumulating interest on a credit card that I scurry to pay down each month. 

And so far, this system works. And it will continue to work with or without the financial support of viewers. However, support received through Patreon would go a long way to helping improve the rate at which I'm able to improve my production equipment, and acquire games to stream and review. Support from patrons would also help ease the end-of-month anxiety of scurrying up the funds to pay down the hole I've dug myself with the production of the show. And who knows? Maybe in some far off fantasy years down the road, support from patrons may allow me to do this full-time, and potentially increase the frequency of releases? It could happen. And if it eventually does, it could all start here.

Regardless of whether you decide to become a patron, thank you, sincerely, for taking the time to read, or comment, or even just watch my reviews, and helping ensure that I'm not just a lonely guy sitting in a room talking to himself on a camera.

-Derek
Tiers
The Slimes!
$1 or more per month 43 patrons

Patreon Exclusive Access to Discord Channel
For general chatting, and use during Patreon group calls. Which brings me to


Patreon Video Group Chat

Once a month we have a group chat and you're invited!


Your name in the credits! Up to this point I haven't had had credits in my videos because it's been a 1-man show. But if you're putting your money and by extension, time into the show, you deserve to be mentioned! 


The Game Collection Episode Commentary & Streams!
Exclusive access to Live-Streaming events including The Game Collection Commentary streams.

My sincerest, and most humble gratitude
I don't know how much that means to you, but it means a lot to me that anyone would consider donating to help fund my projects.

Ad-Blocker forgiveness
Ads suck. You know it, I know it, nobody likes them. Don't bother watching them on my channel. As far as I'm concerned, if you're supporting me here, you don't need to suffer through another ad on my behalf. :)

Includes Discord rewards
Red Slimes!
$5 or more per month 14 patrons

In addition to the first-tier rewards:

A thank-you on Twitter
This should be pretty self-explanatory. I get to tell everyone on Twitter what an awesome person you are. Be sure to send me your Twitter handle when you sign up!

Access to Behind-the-Scenes Content
Including bloopers, cut content, original scripts, and unreleased/unfinished work that didn't make the cut.
Includes Discord rewards
Metal Slimes!
$10 or more per month 4 patrons

In addition to previous tier rewards:

Private Documents
Access to an ongoing series of documents I've been writing for friends on my philosophy for getting started on YouTube and getting better. These were written for friends, by Derek, out-of "character", and are intended to be candid and as real as I can make it. There's currently a set of three, with plans for as many as 7 more. They won't guarantee success, but it will provide an accurate depiction of my experiences on YouTube, and how I've found the success that I've managed.

Weighted input on deciding the next review!
I take suggestions from everyone on my channel on what I ought to review next. However, patrons in this tier will have more sway, and will likely often be a determining factor when I'm not sure what to review next!
Includes Discord rewards
The Slime Kings
$25 or more per month 3 patrons

In addition to previous tier rewards:

On-Screen Thank You
Thank you on-camera at the end of the video following your first contribution during the credits. 

Hang Out on Skype or Facebook
I like to hang out with all my viewers when I can in streams and such, but if you want to pick my brain for a while one-on-one, you've got my attention. Just shoot me a message and we'll set something up!
Includes Discord rewards
Metal King Slimes
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

In addition to previous tier rewards:

Dictate the Next Review:
If I have the game, I'll review it next. If I don't have it, I'll buy the game using the funds you've donated to acquire it, and then review it.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$189 of $200 per month
New Equipment!

Here's Where Things Start Changing. With $200 a month I can easily start reinvesting money into the show's production equipment! More lights, Computer Upgrades, Different Cameras, Expensive Game reviews. At this rate, I could substantially upgrade my main camera within a few months, going to 4k resolutions at 60fps! 
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Hey everyone, I'm SuperDerek!  But I suppose that if you're here, looking at my page you probably already know this. 

However, what you may not already know is that I do have a pseudonym, with which I conduct everyday life. That name is Derek Beins. For the last 2-and-a-half years I've been hosting a review show called The Game Collection, in which I play games from start to finish. Mostly Japanese RPGs that can take quite a while to complete. 

When I first started making reviews, I did them on a shoe-string budget. My camera was a cell phone, I recorded audio using a lav mic plugged into an iPad I held off-camera. I taught myself the basics of editing with my first review, Earthbound and the rest is history. Over the years I've steadily been working on improving the quality of my content and production values, and seeking out more games to review. I'm currently on my 4th camera, and just recently got a set of studio lights thanks to a very generous donation from a viewer. Very little of the production improvements were paid for by ad revenue, some of it was paid for out of my own pocket, and a bit of it is still accumulating interest on a credit card that I scurry to pay down each month. 

And so far, this system works. And it will continue to work with or without the financial support of viewers. However, support received through Patreon would go a long way to helping improve the rate at which I'm able to improve my production equipment, and acquire games to stream and review. Support from patrons would also help ease the end-of-month anxiety of scurrying up the funds to pay down the hole I've dug myself with the production of the show. And who knows? Maybe in some far off fantasy years down the road, support from patrons may allow me to do this full-time, and potentially increase the frequency of releases? It could happen. And if it eventually does, it could all start here.

Regardless of whether you decide to become a patron, thank you, sincerely, for taking the time to read, or comment, or even just watch my reviews, and helping ensure that I'm not just a lonely guy sitting in a room talking to himself on a camera.

-Derek

Recent posts by SuperDerek

Tiers
The Slimes!
$1 or more per month 43 patrons

Patreon Exclusive Access to Discord Channel
For general chatting, and use during Patreon group calls. Which brings me to


Patreon Video Group Chat

Once a month we have a group chat and you're invited!


Your name in the credits! Up to this point I haven't had had credits in my videos because it's been a 1-man show. But if you're putting your money and by extension, time into the show, you deserve to be mentioned! 


The Game Collection Episode Commentary & Streams!
Exclusive access to Live-Streaming events including The Game Collection Commentary streams.

My sincerest, and most humble gratitude
I don't know how much that means to you, but it means a lot to me that anyone would consider donating to help fund my projects.

Ad-Blocker forgiveness
Ads suck. You know it, I know it, nobody likes them. Don't bother watching them on my channel. As far as I'm concerned, if you're supporting me here, you don't need to suffer through another ad on my behalf. :)

Includes Discord rewards
Red Slimes!
$5 or more per month 14 patrons

In addition to the first-tier rewards:

A thank-you on Twitter
This should be pretty self-explanatory. I get to tell everyone on Twitter what an awesome person you are. Be sure to send me your Twitter handle when you sign up!

Access to Behind-the-Scenes Content
Including bloopers, cut content, original scripts, and unreleased/unfinished work that didn't make the cut.
Includes Discord rewards
Metal Slimes!
$10 or more per month 4 patrons

In addition to previous tier rewards:

Private Documents
Access to an ongoing series of documents I've been writing for friends on my philosophy for getting started on YouTube and getting better. These were written for friends, by Derek, out-of "character", and are intended to be candid and as real as I can make it. There's currently a set of three, with plans for as many as 7 more. They won't guarantee success, but it will provide an accurate depiction of my experiences on YouTube, and how I've found the success that I've managed.

Weighted input on deciding the next review!
I take suggestions from everyone on my channel on what I ought to review next. However, patrons in this tier will have more sway, and will likely often be a determining factor when I'm not sure what to review next!
Includes Discord rewards
The Slime Kings
$25 or more per month 3 patrons

In addition to previous tier rewards:

On-Screen Thank You
Thank you on-camera at the end of the video following your first contribution during the credits. 

Hang Out on Skype or Facebook
I like to hang out with all my viewers when I can in streams and such, but if you want to pick my brain for a while one-on-one, you've got my attention. Just shoot me a message and we'll set something up!
Includes Discord rewards
Metal King Slimes
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

In addition to previous tier rewards:

Dictate the Next Review:
If I have the game, I'll review it next. If I don't have it, I'll buy the game using the funds you've donated to acquire it, and then review it.
Includes Discord rewards