TheCrankyOldGamer is creating board game reviews and explanation videos
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$19
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Hi, my name's Tom Palmer, and for two years on Youtube, I was known as TheCrankyOldGamer.  I used to be a very active and prolific video game Youtuber, but I retired in 2014 when I got promoted to an admin position at my job.  I just didn't have the time or energy to churn out 5-7 videos AND stream several times a week.  Since then, my taste in hobbies have shifted more to board games, and I've really gotten involved with online communities.  And so going forward, I've decided to redirect, overhaul, and rebrand TheCrankyOldGamer as a board game channel, with reviews, rules explanations, even explorations of mobile board game apps and Tabletop Simulator mods/DLC.  I have lots of ideas, and I'm brimming with excitement!

I want to share my love of games with the world, but making good videos with quality equipment costs money.  I have a decent HD Camcorder, but there's a lot more that could really help.  I think my top focus right now would be a webcam and laptop for livestreaming gameplay.  Beyond that, lighting, microphones, computer hardware, software, video editing, music licenses, graphic artists... The list of expenses goes on and on.  I want to make a name for myself, with animated intros, videos with good editing and graphics, music, sound effects, and animations.  All of these things could elevate my work to a professional level, but I can't do it alone.  That's where you guys come in.  Help me realize my dream by funding me, and I'll crank up the quality on the videos and launch this idea into the stratosphere! 

The channel initially went live as TheCrankyOldGamerBG in October 2016, but was removed without warning or explanation by Youtube.  I was never told what rules I broke, and my appeals all went unanswered.  So I moved my videos to my old video game channel, TheCrankyOldGamer.  Review videos go live every Wednesday.


   BoardGameGeek profile -  TheCrankyOldGamer

   YouTube Channel (Soon To Come) -  TheCrankyOldGamer

   Facebook Page - TheCrankyOldGamer

   Instagram - TheCrankyOldGamer

   Twitter - CrankyOldGamerX

Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Anyone who donates gets their name in the credits of my videos so people can see how awesome you are.  C'mooooon, do it.  You know you wanna.  It's like buying one single Starbucks frappuccino a month.  It's less than half the cost of going to see a movie.  It's 1/3 the cost of Netflix right now, and it's going to support one eager up-and-coming artist.  It's $5 a month you can feel GOOD about.   And I can feel good about it too!
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
If you pledge $10 or more, I have a credits roll at the end of each episode, listing my patrons, and YOUR NAME WILL BE IN ALL CAPS, because caps lock is cruise control for cool!  The entire internet will be able to see it and think to themselves, "Wow, that (your name here) in particular sure is a good person!  Supporting the arts!  I hope they do well in life!"
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
A verbal "Special Thanks" to you at the end of an episode when you sign up!  If you have a channel or website, I'll give you a shoutout!
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 patrons
A handwritten letter thanking you, mailed to your house. 

OPTIONAL: hair or toenail clippings in the envelop so you can clone your VERY OWN Cranky! 

No?  Are you sure?  Okay, fine.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
If you sign up for this tier, I will do a Very Special episode of your choice (playthrough, review, rules explanation, etc), on any game of your choice.  And at the beginning of an episode, I will say "Brought To You By _____", complete with a plug for your channel, website, or business.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
You're pretty much my sponsor at this point.  Each episode will begin with "Welcome to TheCrankyOldGamer, brought to you by (yournamehere)!"
Goals
$19 of $50 per month
If I can make $50 a month, I can start to really get things going.  A decent webcam to record with.  Some microphones, like a cheap lapel mic or two.  Maybe some budget lighting, even, like the Neweer 160 LED setup.  A little better than my floor lamp!
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Hi, my name's Tom Palmer, and for two years on Youtube, I was known as TheCrankyOldGamer.  I used to be a very active and prolific video game Youtuber, but I retired in 2014 when I got promoted to an admin position at my job.  I just didn't have the time or energy to churn out 5-7 videos AND stream several times a week.  Since then, my taste in hobbies have shifted more to board games, and I've really gotten involved with online communities.  And so going forward, I've decided to redirect, overhaul, and rebrand TheCrankyOldGamer as a board game channel, with reviews, rules explanations, even explorations of mobile board game apps and Tabletop Simulator mods/DLC.  I have lots of ideas, and I'm brimming with excitement!

I want to share my love of games with the world, but making good videos with quality equipment costs money.  I have a decent HD Camcorder, but there's a lot more that could really help.  I think my top focus right now would be a webcam and laptop for livestreaming gameplay.  Beyond that, lighting, microphones, computer hardware, software, video editing, music licenses, graphic artists... The list of expenses goes on and on.  I want to make a name for myself, with animated intros, videos with good editing and graphics, music, sound effects, and animations.  All of these things could elevate my work to a professional level, but I can't do it alone.  That's where you guys come in.  Help me realize my dream by funding me, and I'll crank up the quality on the videos and launch this idea into the stratosphere! 

The channel initially went live as TheCrankyOldGamerBG in October 2016, but was removed without warning or explanation by Youtube.  I was never told what rules I broke, and my appeals all went unanswered.  So I moved my videos to my old video game channel, TheCrankyOldGamer.  Review videos go live every Wednesday.


   BoardGameGeek profile -  TheCrankyOldGamer

   YouTube Channel (Soon To Come) -  TheCrankyOldGamer

   Facebook Page - TheCrankyOldGamer

   Instagram - TheCrankyOldGamer

   Twitter - CrankyOldGamerX

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Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Anyone who donates gets their name in the credits of my videos so people can see how awesome you are.  C'mooooon, do it.  You know you wanna.  It's like buying one single Starbucks frappuccino a month.  It's less than half the cost of going to see a movie.  It's 1/3 the cost of Netflix right now, and it's going to support one eager up-and-coming artist.  It's $5 a month you can feel GOOD about.   And I can feel good about it too!
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
If you pledge $10 or more, I have a credits roll at the end of each episode, listing my patrons, and YOUR NAME WILL BE IN ALL CAPS, because caps lock is cruise control for cool!  The entire internet will be able to see it and think to themselves, "Wow, that (your name here) in particular sure is a good person!  Supporting the arts!  I hope they do well in life!"
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
A verbal "Special Thanks" to you at the end of an episode when you sign up!  If you have a channel or website, I'll give you a shoutout!
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 patrons
A handwritten letter thanking you, mailed to your house. 

OPTIONAL: hair or toenail clippings in the envelop so you can clone your VERY OWN Cranky! 

No?  Are you sure?  Okay, fine.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
If you sign up for this tier, I will do a Very Special episode of your choice (playthrough, review, rules explanation, etc), on any game of your choice.  And at the beginning of an episode, I will say "Brought To You By _____", complete with a plug for your channel, website, or business.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
You're pretty much my sponsor at this point.  Each episode will begin with "Welcome to TheCrankyOldGamer, brought to you by (yournamehere)!"