Mason "SoberDwarf" M. is creating Video Game Design Documentaries
55

patrons

$609
per month
Who Are You?
Hey there! My name is Mason, though you most likely know me as "SoberDwarf". I'm a narrative designer, published columnist, journalist, video producer, pixel artist, gaming historian and preservationist and aspiring youtuber.

What is "SoberDwarf"?
SoberDwarf is a personality-driven youtube channel that focuses on talking about game design and storytelling. My goal with this channel is discuss game design in a way that is not only educational, but also interesting, accessible and hopefully entertaining. I accomplish this by taking a look at other games and looking at their design, their history, and the success of failures. I also talk about about storytelling elements in games and why it's important.

In the time I have been making videos, I have already covered a variety of games and topics, including:


I released my first video on July 6th, 2015 and I became a full-time creator in 2017 as an effort to grow my channel.

Why Patreon?
Patreon is the perfect platform for viewers to support their favorite content creators, and one that I personally believe in and use myself to contribute to other creators. It has given me this opportunity to follow my passion through the support of amazing people, it improves the show's quality, and it allows me to remain entirely independent of any network or company that might want to alter the vision of the channel.

More importantly, Patreon allows me an easy way to interact, communicate and reward those who want to support the show. I'm incredibly thankful for all of my fans and I take every opportunity to show my appreciation, and this allows me to directly communicate and get input with those who are most passionate about the show.

What Am I Supporting?
You are directly supporting my long-form videos about game design. These videos are not just a segment of gameplay with a voiceover, but highly researched, highly produced documentaries that attempt to tell the story I want to tell. These videos take anywhere from 80 - 150+ hours to create from the moment of conception to day it hits youtube. I hold myself to a high standard when creating these videos. Your support goes for equipment, research, and otherwise improving the videos and otherwise keeping the channel running.

The Patreon is on a per video basis because it helps keep the channel accountable. Initially, I could only create one video per month (if that), and I didn't want Patreon to charge and give nothing in return. Now that I'm working on this channel full-time, I can usually make one or two videos a month. You will never be charged for any video that I consider too easy to make, which includes announcements, video trailers, behind-the-scenes videos, commentaries, streams, podcast-style videos, outtakes or other low-effort videos. If you are concerned with the possibility of the channel uploading a flood of content (or otherwise only wish to contribute monthly), Patreon allows you to set a limit to how many times you will contribute per month, and doing so will not reduce your rewards in any way.

If you can't contribute, don't worry. My content has been and will always be free. This is not a paywall to my channel's content. This is for people who want to help me grow the channel. Thanks for checking out my Patreon! This is SoberDwarf reminding you that "Gaining Experience, Builds Character."
Tiers
Supporter
$2 or more per month

Thanks! At this level, In addition to my gratitude, you'll gain:  

  • Behind-the-scenes post!
  • Discord access!
  • The ability to suggest topics to be covered on Expansion Pack! 
Includes Discord rewards
Super Supporter
$5 or more per month

Thank you! In addition to everything above, you'll also get:

  • Your name in the credits!
  • A badge next to your name to show how long you've been supporting the channel! (3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, etc.)
  • Access to preview videos; up to a week early!
  • Resource Dump of Projects (Articles, Scripts, Images, etc.)
  • The full version of Expansion Pack!
Includes Discord rewards
Supporter 64
$10 or more per month

Thank you very much! Not only do you get the benefits of being a Super Supporter, but you'll also get;


  • A special shout-out during the monthly update portion of the Expansion Pack!
Includes Discord rewards
SupporterCast
$20 or more per month

I am deeply humbled by your gratitude! On top of all the other supporter benefits you'll get:


  • Custom Final Fantasy-inspired pixel art, made by me and shown next to your name in the credits!
Includes Discord rewards
SDMR (Placeholder)
$100 or more per month

Wow! You have a lot of money!

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$609 of $1,200 per month

Full-Time Production!

At this goal, I will not only be able to support myself, but I can start putting more money into the channel! This means:
  • Major upgrades to production quality!
  • Major commissions and assistance!
  • Bigger Projects, More Often!
  • More time for huge projects!
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Who Are You?
Hey there! My name is Mason, though you most likely know me as "SoberDwarf". I'm a narrative designer, published columnist, journalist, video producer, pixel artist, gaming historian and preservationist and aspiring youtuber.

What is "SoberDwarf"?
SoberDwarf is a personality-driven youtube channel that focuses on talking about game design and storytelling. My goal with this channel is discuss game design in a way that is not only educational, but also interesting, accessible and hopefully entertaining. I accomplish this by taking a look at other games and looking at their design, their history, and the success of failures. I also talk about about storytelling elements in games and why it's important.

In the time I have been making videos, I have already covered a variety of games and topics, including:


I released my first video on July 6th, 2015 and I became a full-time creator in 2017 as an effort to grow my channel.

Why Patreon?
Patreon is the perfect platform for viewers to support their favorite content creators, and one that I personally believe in and use myself to contribute to other creators. It has given me this opportunity to follow my passion through the support of amazing people, it improves the show's quality, and it allows me to remain entirely independent of any network or company that might want to alter the vision of the channel.

More importantly, Patreon allows me an easy way to interact, communicate and reward those who want to support the show. I'm incredibly thankful for all of my fans and I take every opportunity to show my appreciation, and this allows me to directly communicate and get input with those who are most passionate about the show.

What Am I Supporting?
You are directly supporting my long-form videos about game design. These videos are not just a segment of gameplay with a voiceover, but highly researched, highly produced documentaries that attempt to tell the story I want to tell. These videos take anywhere from 80 - 150+ hours to create from the moment of conception to day it hits youtube. I hold myself to a high standard when creating these videos. Your support goes for equipment, research, and otherwise improving the videos and otherwise keeping the channel running.

The Patreon is on a per video basis because it helps keep the channel accountable. Initially, I could only create one video per month (if that), and I didn't want Patreon to charge and give nothing in return. Now that I'm working on this channel full-time, I can usually make one or two videos a month. You will never be charged for any video that I consider too easy to make, which includes announcements, video trailers, behind-the-scenes videos, commentaries, streams, podcast-style videos, outtakes or other low-effort videos. If you are concerned with the possibility of the channel uploading a flood of content (or otherwise only wish to contribute monthly), Patreon allows you to set a limit to how many times you will contribute per month, and doing so will not reduce your rewards in any way.

If you can't contribute, don't worry. My content has been and will always be free. This is not a paywall to my channel's content. This is for people who want to help me grow the channel. Thanks for checking out my Patreon! This is SoberDwarf reminding you that "Gaining Experience, Builds Character."

Recent posts by Mason "SoberDwarf" M.

Tiers
Supporter
$2 or more per month

Thanks! At this level, In addition to my gratitude, you'll gain:  

  • Behind-the-scenes post!
  • Discord access!
  • The ability to suggest topics to be covered on Expansion Pack! 
Includes Discord rewards
Super Supporter
$5 or more per month

Thank you! In addition to everything above, you'll also get:

  • Your name in the credits!
  • A badge next to your name to show how long you've been supporting the channel! (3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, etc.)
  • Access to preview videos; up to a week early!
  • Resource Dump of Projects (Articles, Scripts, Images, etc.)
  • The full version of Expansion Pack!
Includes Discord rewards
Supporter 64
$10 or more per month

Thank you very much! Not only do you get the benefits of being a Super Supporter, but you'll also get;


  • A special shout-out during the monthly update portion of the Expansion Pack!
Includes Discord rewards
SupporterCast
$20 or more per month

I am deeply humbled by your gratitude! On top of all the other supporter benefits you'll get:


  • Custom Final Fantasy-inspired pixel art, made by me and shown next to your name in the credits!
Includes Discord rewards
SDMR (Placeholder)
$100 or more per month

Wow! You have a lot of money!

Includes Discord rewards