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58

patrons

$262
per month

What is The Rpg Academy?
The Rpg Academy is a multi-platform channel (audio podcasts, Twitch streams & Youtube)  all about Role Playing Games.  We have a mix of general advice, discussion and game theory shows called Faculty Meetings as well as various Actual Play episodes. Our long form, on-going actual play series are called The Campaigns. Our one-shot just for fun episodes are called Field Trips. We also feature new RPG's (either new to us, or brand new) in shows called The Trials. We also have shows that features guests called Show & Tell and lastly we have on occasion done some episodes where we review RPG themed movies called Movie Day.  Our Twitch channel runs a highly improv D&D crime procedural show called Lawful & Orderly and a lightly RPG themed talk show called Detention.  Our Youtube channel hosts DMing 101 videos as well as Synergy videos where we take a pack of Magic The Gathering cards and use them to outline an adventure.


Got it. You do Gaming Podcasts and such. So what is Patreon?


Patreon is a crowd funding site, similar to a Kickstarter. The main difference is that a Patreon page is tailor made for creatives that do a bunch of small things, while Kickstarter is better suited for somebody doing a single, larger-scale project.

The other big differences are that Patreon pledges are recurring, and they are only paid AFTER content is delivered. Think of it like a future “tip” for us releasing stuff you like.


So basically,  you're begging for money?


No!
Well, sorta.


We started the website and podcasts because we thought it would be fun. And it is. Lots of fun. But it also takes up a lot of time. We our previous Patreon support we've had the luxury of upgrading our recording equipment and now we have some of better audio quality you'll find on a 'hobby' podcast. We've also upgraded our computer systems and software to make editing easier and faster. But with each new toy comes the yearning to do bigger and better things.

What's in it for you, you ask?

To start, The Rpg Academy podcast will remain free, regardless of the amount of pledges we get.  We average 6 or 7 episodes a month. If you back us at the lowest level  of $1 a month is equivalent of paying .15 per episode!

But if you are already getting those episodes for free now, then that's still not a great deal, right?

Each reward level comes with its own "THANK YOU" package. At that lowest level, it is a literally big THANK YOU on the podcast and unlimited high-fives. At the second tier you get access to a special Campaign series that is exclusive to Patreon Backers.
To the left, we'll be adding Milestone Goals as we receive more donations. These goals affect everyone because if they are reached we'll be able to do even more each month and everybody gets to benefit, regardless of individual pledges! 

So, that's the deal! If you like our show and want to support us, you can. Tell other gamers to give our show a listen. Leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher radio. Use our website links to buy merchandise from Amazon or Drive Thru RPG. And, of course, If you are willing and able to pledge some cash, it will be much appreciated and wisely invested (Bitcoins are still a thing, right?) in the show and our various projects.

If there is anything else you would like to know, feel free to email us at [email protected] /* */ or send me a Tweet @TheRpgAcademy

Thanks!!
Michael

Rewards
Freshman
$1 or more per month 28 patrons

Freshman.

  • Each Patron who backs us at this level will get a personal shout out on a podcast, unlimited high-fives AND our undying gratitude.
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Sophomore
$5 or more per month 20 patrons

Sophomore.

  • Same rewards as the Freshman level, Plus
  • Exclusive content. At this level you will get access to our Patron only feed where we will have episodes and shows that no one else will hear.  We are going to be starting a brand new Campaign series in early 2016 that will be the primary exclusive content but will on occasion also have Field Trips that are exclusive to Patrons.
  • I
Junior
$15 or more per month 4 patrons

Junior

  • Same rewards as the Orientation & Freshman levels, plus . . .
  • T-shirt level.  roughly 2 times each year we have Teespring campaigns. Any time we hold one of these campaigns you'll get one of the T-shirts sent to you automatically. (for that reason, we'll need your shirt size and shipping address if you back at this level).
  • **In order to qualify for a T-shirt you must have been a Patron at this level or at least one month prior to our Campaign**
Senior
$25 or more per month 5 patrons

Senior.

  • Same rewards as the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior levels, plus . . .


  • First right of refusal for our monthly Patreon games.



Goals
$262 of $400 per month
Michael is currently running a monthly Field Trip game (one shot of various systems) with player volunteers from all Patron levels.  At $400 he will add a second monthly game.
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What is The Rpg Academy?
The Rpg Academy is a multi-platform channel (audio podcasts, Twitch streams & Youtube)  all about Role Playing Games.  We have a mix of general advice, discussion and game theory shows called Faculty Meetings as well as various Actual Play episodes. Our long form, on-going actual play series are called The Campaigns. Our one-shot just for fun episodes are called Field Trips. We also feature new RPG's (either new to us, or brand new) in shows called The Trials. We also have shows that features guests called Show & Tell and lastly we have on occasion done some episodes where we review RPG themed movies called Movie Day.  Our Twitch channel runs a highly improv D&D crime procedural show called Lawful & Orderly and a lightly RPG themed talk show called Detention.  Our Youtube channel hosts DMing 101 videos as well as Synergy videos where we take a pack of Magic The Gathering cards and use them to outline an adventure.


Got it. You do Gaming Podcasts and such. So what is Patreon?


Patreon is a crowd funding site, similar to a Kickstarter. The main difference is that a Patreon page is tailor made for creatives that do a bunch of small things, while Kickstarter is better suited for somebody doing a single, larger-scale project.

The other big differences are that Patreon pledges are recurring, and they are only paid AFTER content is delivered. Think of it like a future “tip” for us releasing stuff you like.


So basically,  you're begging for money?


No!
Well, sorta.


We started the website and podcasts because we thought it would be fun. And it is. Lots of fun. But it also takes up a lot of time. We our previous Patreon support we've had the luxury of upgrading our recording equipment and now we have some of better audio quality you'll find on a 'hobby' podcast. We've also upgraded our computer systems and software to make editing easier and faster. But with each new toy comes the yearning to do bigger and better things.

What's in it for you, you ask?

To start, The Rpg Academy podcast will remain free, regardless of the amount of pledges we get.  We average 6 or 7 episodes a month. If you back us at the lowest level  of $1 a month is equivalent of paying .15 per episode!

But if you are already getting those episodes for free now, then that's still not a great deal, right?

Each reward level comes with its own "THANK YOU" package. At that lowest level, it is a literally big THANK YOU on the podcast and unlimited high-fives. At the second tier you get access to a special Campaign series that is exclusive to Patreon Backers.
To the left, we'll be adding Milestone Goals as we receive more donations. These goals affect everyone because if they are reached we'll be able to do even more each month and everybody gets to benefit, regardless of individual pledges! 

So, that's the deal! If you like our show and want to support us, you can. Tell other gamers to give our show a listen. Leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher radio. Use our website links to buy merchandise from Amazon or Drive Thru RPG. And, of course, If you are willing and able to pledge some cash, it will be much appreciated and wisely invested (Bitcoins are still a thing, right?) in the show and our various projects.

If there is anything else you would like to know, feel free to email us at [email protected] /* */ or send me a Tweet @TheRpgAcademy

Thanks!!
Michael

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Rewards
Freshman
$1 or more per month 28 patrons

Freshman.

  • Each Patron who backs us at this level will get a personal shout out on a podcast, unlimited high-fives AND our undying gratitude.
  • D
Sophomore
$5 or more per month 20 patrons

Sophomore.

  • Same rewards as the Freshman level, Plus
  • Exclusive content. At this level you will get access to our Patron only feed where we will have episodes and shows that no one else will hear.  We are going to be starting a brand new Campaign series in early 2016 that will be the primary exclusive content but will on occasion also have Field Trips that are exclusive to Patrons.
  • I
Junior
$15 or more per month 4 patrons

Junior

  • Same rewards as the Orientation & Freshman levels, plus . . .
  • T-shirt level.  roughly 2 times each year we have Teespring campaigns. Any time we hold one of these campaigns you'll get one of the T-shirts sent to you automatically. (for that reason, we'll need your shirt size and shipping address if you back at this level).
  • **In order to qualify for a T-shirt you must have been a Patron at this level or at least one month prior to our Campaign**
Senior
$25 or more per month 5 patrons

Senior.

  • Same rewards as the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior levels, plus . . .


  • First right of refusal for our monthly Patreon games.