WarbossTae Studios

WarbossTae Studios

is creating Videos for Miniature Wargaming

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What up, playah!  WarbossTae up in dis...where am I?

Or rather...WHO am I???

I've been painting miniatures for wargames, specifically Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k for the past 25+ years.  A few years ago, I started a YouTube channel to track my progress and it has grown to become a very active and vibrant place where you can find tutorials (which I call Taetorials), unboxings, rambles, and product reviews.  

I've also gone out and started my own commission painting business, WarbossTae Studios, which you can learn all about through my website.  I love painting and I love sharing what I know with the miniature wargaming community.  Through my YouTube channel, I offer a variety of content for hobbyists and gamers to watch:

  • Painting Tutorials (or Taetorials)
  • Studio Updates
  • General Painting Hints and Techniques
  • Product Unboxings and Reviews
  • Commentaries, Rambles, and Rants
  • Igor & Friends short skits featuring my colorful cast of live-in assistants, Igor the Crypt Ghoul, Lewis the Necromancer, and Commissar Bane the Commissar.

My videos range in nature from delightfully comical, to educational and motivational.  I try to be as insightful and entertaining as possible, and give people the inspiration to pick up their brushes and paint.  I enjoy putting my own personal style into my videos, and my studio updates.

What is Patreon?

Up until a couple weeks ago, I had no idea what Patreon was and what made it different from other crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter, Indie-Go-Go, etc.  After doing the research and setting up my Patreon page, I want to describe to you, potential patron, what my campaign is all about.

Patreon has been described as an online tip jar.  You are basically taking a look at all of the content an artist creates, and saying, "I like this.  I would like to support this artist so they can continue to create stuff like this."  You can either donate on a monthly campaign, like I have mine set up to be, or by project.  If I charged people per video, I'd never get anyone to donate to me, as I like to churn out content all the time.

Instead, like I mentioned, I have a monthly campaign, meaning you choose a dollar amount to donate to me.  At the end of the month, you're charged whatever you set as the amount.  For example, let's say you want to give me $1 per month.  A year from now, you'll have only spent $12.  Not a very big price to pay, to say "thank you" to an artist you really enjoy!

You also can claim a variety of rewards that I've set up, just for being a patron.  Information on these perks can be found on my profile under the rewards section.

Like I said, you can set that dollar amount to whatever you deem fair, and you can set yourself a monthly budget to keep track of what you donate. It's pretty awesome!  

Why should I become YOUR patron?

Patreon is a way to support your favorite content creators. I absolutely love creating new content for my channel. My videos have always been free on YouTube, and free of ads. I don't get paid through YouTube for monetizing my videos, so all of the hours I've spent filming, recording voiceover, and editing/rendering these videos (of which I currently have more than 1,300 on my channel!) I've done for no pay. Last year, I started my commission painting business, to try to create a stable living off of my painting. Unfortunately, although I've had a few terrific projects to work on, I've found that it hasn't been enough to make a living through.

By becoming my patron, you will be directly affecting the quality of my work.  I'd love to up my video quality and I'm always looking to upgrade me equipment.  If you could find it in yourself to send me some extra support, then it would help tremendously.  

What are some benefits to being a sponsor of WarbossTae Studios?

I've got some great reward tiers set up!  Hopefully, you will agree that the amount of extra rewards I've arranged are worth the monetary investment to my work and convince you to become a patron of my studio!  Even if you disagree, however, I'd love for you to continue enjoying the ad-free content that I release on YouTube, and that you are able to be informed, entertained, or inspired to work on your own art, for many years to come!

Well, that's about it!  Thank you for your consideration.  Your support, no matter what form it's in, will always be welcome and appreciated!

I hope to continue providing you with miniature painting content that you find worthwhile.





Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Hobbyton Cabbage Farmer
Sure, nobody wants to be the cabbage farmer, but society would fall apart without it. The remote village of Hobbyton is weak, its people in desperate need of essential vitamins and nutrients, and until the big city traders arrive with livestock and grain, SOMEONE has to harvest those cabbages! For your generosity, you’ll get the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I’ll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, where I'll be posting exclusive updates on what I'm working on, as well as written ramble and rant articles.
Pledge $3 or more per month
Hobbyton Villager
When the party of heroes walks into the bar, there is always a crowd of world-weary, nameless villagers, content to nurse their ale and talk in hushed tones about the current news and gossip. You. Are. That. NPC.  For your generosity, you'll get the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter Feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, where I’ll be posting exclusive updates on what I’m working on, as well as written ramble and rant articles.  
  • You'll also get access to videos and mp3's in the Patreon private feed that aren't available anywhere else!
Pledge $5 or more per month
Hobbyton Novice Recruit/Apprentice/Student
When the nameless NPC wakes up one morning and decides he wants to do more with his life than pull cabbages and gather firewood and charcoal for the village, he apprentices himself into a guild, or joins the local militia, or dusts off the mysterious old grimoires that lie buried beneath the floorboards of his hovel and teaches himself to read.  Basically he takes the first tentative steps toward becoming an adventurer.  For your generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, whatever you want me to talk about to get supporters and subscribers to YOU!
Pledge $10 or more per month
Hobbyton Level 1 Adventurer
Your eyes have been opened to the possibilities of adventure!  There are evils in the world that need vanquishing and you will one day be the hero to do so!  If you could only save up enough copper pennies and silver shillings to change your wooden sword for a real one...this is the stage in an Adventurer's life where he or she takes on small local jobs to earn the money for better equipment.  The goblins and bandits will be defeated!  But first, these giant rats in the tavern's basement must be exterminated...For your generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated YouTube video on anything you want and the guarantee that it will be made within the week.  Options include Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, or anything else you want me to do a video on
Pledge $15 or more per month
Hobbyton Tradesman
Blacksmith.  Barkeep.  Miller.  Apothecary.  The adventuring is all well and good, but Hobbyton must continue to survive and its economy must flourish!  You are a skilled tradesman whose talents are sorely needed in this vulnerable little hamlet.  You are the grease that keeps the wheels of society spinning.  For your generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • 1 FREE Warboss-level Space Marine, painted in any chapter color scheme you choose (sorry, no Chaos Space Marines, just the good guys)  I will do it up with all the proper iconography and decoration that I can, or be completely original and request a custom paint job.  Within the month, I'll paint and ship it to you, free of charge!  I will leave the base untouched, so that you may base him similarly to one of your armies, or can give him a painted base according to your specifications.
Pledge $20 or more per month
Hobbyton Burgher

Hobbyton sees the rise of a powerful new middle class!  Tradesmen grow wealthy from the fruits of their labour, and have formed guilds, organized trade routes, and created a strong economical infrastructure that will last for years to come!  Some decide that the simple pleasures of their wealth are not enough to satisfy their adventurous spirits, and decide to embark on more exciting adventures of their own, purchasing the best equipment they can afford and getting first-hand experience of the cruel and evil world outside the borders of Hobbyton.  Most decide to retire with their hard-earned cash, and in comfort, knowing that their efforts will resound throughout the centuries.  For your generosity, you'll receive the following:
  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose
  • EXCLUSIVE weekly podcasts, given only for patrons of the $20/month level or higher.  It's not exactly the resurrection of the General Nonsense podcast, this will just be myself, talking about four topics, each week: New Releases (What's new from GW and FW), Fluffy Talk (where I discuss the background of a particular army or squad and how I would build/paint it), Technique of the Week (where I discuss either a painting technique that I use or a product that I really like, and how I use it), and finally The WarbossTae Hall of Fame, where I talk about a particularly awesome or TERRIBLE model, and why I love or hate it.
Pledge $30 or more per month
Experienced Hobbyton Adventurer
You are amazing!  Our borders have been harassed and our villagers living in fear for too long! Strap on your new suit of leather armor with the iron plating!  Draw that new sword you purchased from that travelling merchant!  The sword with the enchantment of +3 Attack vs. Shenanigans!  Protect the borders of Hobbyton from marauding goblins and bandits and send them howling back to their lairs!  For your generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose
  • Access to the Patreon-only weekly podcast.
  • You will also receive a custom, hand-written Thank You card made with a really cool Caligraphy kit that my Ladyboss bought for me at a Charles Dickens Christmas Fair. It’s got the fancy fountain pen and will be sealed with some red candle wax and printed with a ring that has a T on it, and everything. It’s pretty awesome! And YOU’LL be randomly getting cards throughout the year (of my choosing)! Cards to celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and maybe some other funny and lesser known occasions, like National Doughnut Day, or Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe Day, or to celebrate the opening of the next Star Wars movie! I’m serious, I really want to test out this Calligraphy kit, and this will give me the push I need to do it!
Pledge $50 or more per month
Hobbyton Veteran
Not only are you taking on and driving back the evil forces attempting to raze Hobbyton, but you lead the fight into the dark and evil forests surrounding our fair village.  You are the definition of a heroic adventurer, defeating the goblins in their lair, routing the bandits at their camp, and stopping the evil wizard and his army of pirate zombies before they destroy the kingdom.  For your generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose.
  • Access to the Patreon-only weekly podcast.
  • Custom, hand-written Thank You card, from our mek shop to yours.
  • You will also be given Executive Producer credit at the end of one Igor & Friends video that I will be making every other month, specifically for you. I have many videos planned that continue the misadventures of our favorite horrifying monster and his closest friends, and if you choose, you can help me make a video by suggesting movies or shows to lampoon (like I did with my May the 4<sup style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">th</sup> video or my Shakespeare Shunday videos this year), or whatever crazy storyline/plot you can cook up. You can ALSO request a shoutout video to you or your buddies, OR we can have Igor & Friends help you celebrate a special occasion you’ve got coming up, like a birthday, anniversary, or wedding. Surprise your significant other with a video of a grotesque undead monster with the innocence of a puppy serenading her with My Heart Will Go On. Igor & Friends love that stuff!
Pledge $100 or more per month
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Heroes of Hobbyton
Like any good old-school RPG video game, there are 6 spots for the heroes that stand up to the big bad guy and save the village once and for all from the evil warlord/necromancer/dragon. When all others run for cover and close their window shutters, these heroes are resolute, and against all odds, save Hobbyton (i.e. my studio) forever.

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose.
  • Access to the Patreon-only weekly podcast.
  • Custom, hand-written Thank You card, from our mek shop to yours.
  • Executive Producer credit at the end of one exclusive Igor & Friends video where you choose the topic!
  • You will also receive 2 private 1-hour WarbossTae painting lessons via Google Hangout, where we can work on anything you want. I will be completely focused on you and helping you navigate through any issues you have. The first lesson will be where I take a look at what you’re working on, and you show me how you paint, and what colors you use, and you tell me what issues or questions you have. Then, I’ll give you some “homework” to help you improve your skill set, and two weeks later, we’ll have another private session where we do a follow up and check on your progress. If you don’t want any help, it’ll just be two private hangout sessions where we can chill and paint and talk about anything from the hobby, to sports or weather, to how our Ladyboss drags us to things that we’re not really into, then buy us something really cool that makes us totally change our mind about the whole thing =D
Pledge $200 or more per month
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Hobbyton Elder Council
The big baddie has been vanquished. Peace has returned to Hobbyton. But there are whispers of a NEW threat looming in the distance, and while the next generation of heroes embarks to defeat this latest evil, the wisest men and women of Hobbyton must organize the defenses, hire mercenaries, beseech the deities, and call upon all of their wit and strength to prepare for the worst. You've emerged victorious before, and now the people look to you to keep them safe, not with spell and steel, but with leadership!  For your amazing generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose.
  • Access to the Patreon-only weekly podcast.
  • Custom, hand-written Thank You card, from our mek shop to yours.
  • Executive Producer credit at the end of one exclusive Igor & Friends video where you choose the topic!
  • We will also work together to outline a project that you are working on, and I will work with your through it until completion. I will be your Mickey, your Obi-Wan, your whoever-Denzel-Washington-was-in-that-one-football-movie-where-he-was-the-coach. We will work together to schedule weekly Google Hangouts whenever is convenient for both of our schedules, and I will offer advice and suggestions on any and every part of your project, to my best skill and ability. We will also keep in contact via email or chat throughout the week, if you like, just to make sure we’re always on the same page on what you’re working on.
Pledge $300 or more per month
only 1 left
Mayor of Hobbyton
It has been generations since the last time Hobbyton was threatened. The people have prospered, and Hobbyton has become a pillar of peace and happiness. There can be only one mayor, so there will only be one patron who can secure these rewards.  This is limited to only one Patron, because of the year-long commitment that I will make to work with that person to make him or her the best painter/hobbyist possible!  If you choose to go in at this level, for your amazing generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose.
  • Access to the Patreon-only weekly podcast.
  • Custom, hand-written Thank You card, from our mek shop to yours.
  • Executive Producer credit at the end of one exclusive Igor & Friends video where you choose the topic!
  • You will also receive private 1-hour WarbossTae painting lessons for an entire YEAR. From as little as once a month to four sessions a month (maximum one per week), we will work together for an entire year on anything you want. We don’t even have to work. Like above, if you want to just hang and talk about movies, video games, or the perceived benefits of existentialism in our modern day society, we can definitely do that. It’s your time!
Pledge $500 or more per month
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The mythical Patron Living Saint of Hobbyton
Bow down!  Bow down and worship the patron saint of WarbossTae Studios!  Rewards include everything from Cabbage Farmer to Veteran levels, and seriously, for this price point, whatever else you want after that. I don’t even know. Name something. Seriously. As long as it’s not illegal or compromises my strong moral and ethical code of “no weird stuff”, I’m up to do, or film, or record, or give anything from my own collection. Lifetime painting sessions?  Done.  Want Igor, Lewis, and Commissar Bane?  I'll certainly miss them, but Name my first born after you?  I'll probably have to check with the Ladyboss.  In addition, if you’re ever in my neighborhood, I’m definitely shaking your hand. Then, the Ladyboss and I are taking you out to dinner. Not Taco Bell, either. I’m talking steak. And lobster. Overlooking the ocean. I know a great place. And, whatever libation you want. I’m driving, so knock yourself out. My treat…although, really, it would be your treat, I’d think, since you’d be single handedly saving my studio.  
Goals
$0 of $10 per month
Nothing too crazy, but for my first reward, I wanted to feature Duke in more videos.  He's usually around, snuffling or looking for some way to get in trouble, and every time he's made a cameo in my videos, he's gotten a pretty positive review.  So, why not feature the little Pekingese pup in more???  


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What up, playah!  WarbossTae up in dis...where am I?

Or rather...WHO am I???

I've been painting miniatures for wargames, specifically Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k for the past 25+ years.  A few years ago, I started a YouTube channel to track my progress and it has grown to become a very active and vibrant place where you can find tutorials (which I call Taetorials), unboxings, rambles, and product reviews.  

I've also gone out and started my own commission painting business, WarbossTae Studios, which you can learn all about through my website.  I love painting and I love sharing what I know with the miniature wargaming community.  Through my YouTube channel, I offer a variety of content for hobbyists and gamers to watch:

  • Painting Tutorials (or Taetorials)
  • Studio Updates
  • General Painting Hints and Techniques
  • Product Unboxings and Reviews
  • Commentaries, Rambles, and Rants
  • Igor & Friends short skits featuring my colorful cast of live-in assistants, Igor the Crypt Ghoul, Lewis the Necromancer, and Commissar Bane the Commissar.

My videos range in nature from delightfully comical, to educational and motivational.  I try to be as insightful and entertaining as possible, and give people the inspiration to pick up their brushes and paint.  I enjoy putting my own personal style into my videos, and my studio updates.

What is Patreon?

Up until a couple weeks ago, I had no idea what Patreon was and what made it different from other crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter, Indie-Go-Go, etc.  After doing the research and setting up my Patreon page, I want to describe to you, potential patron, what my campaign is all about.

Patreon has been described as an online tip jar.  You are basically taking a look at all of the content an artist creates, and saying, "I like this.  I would like to support this artist so they can continue to create stuff like this."  You can either donate on a monthly campaign, like I have mine set up to be, or by project.  If I charged people per video, I'd never get anyone to donate to me, as I like to churn out content all the time.

Instead, like I mentioned, I have a monthly campaign, meaning you choose a dollar amount to donate to me.  At the end of the month, you're charged whatever you set as the amount.  For example, let's say you want to give me $1 per month.  A year from now, you'll have only spent $12.  Not a very big price to pay, to say "thank you" to an artist you really enjoy!

You also can claim a variety of rewards that I've set up, just for being a patron.  Information on these perks can be found on my profile under the rewards section.

Like I said, you can set that dollar amount to whatever you deem fair, and you can set yourself a monthly budget to keep track of what you donate. It's pretty awesome!  

Why should I become YOUR patron?

Patreon is a way to support your favorite content creators. I absolutely love creating new content for my channel. My videos have always been free on YouTube, and free of ads. I don't get paid through YouTube for monetizing my videos, so all of the hours I've spent filming, recording voiceover, and editing/rendering these videos (of which I currently have more than 1,300 on my channel!) I've done for no pay. Last year, I started my commission painting business, to try to create a stable living off of my painting. Unfortunately, although I've had a few terrific projects to work on, I've found that it hasn't been enough to make a living through.

By becoming my patron, you will be directly affecting the quality of my work.  I'd love to up my video quality and I'm always looking to upgrade me equipment.  If you could find it in yourself to send me some extra support, then it would help tremendously.  

What are some benefits to being a sponsor of WarbossTae Studios?

I've got some great reward tiers set up!  Hopefully, you will agree that the amount of extra rewards I've arranged are worth the monetary investment to my work and convince you to become a patron of my studio!  Even if you disagree, however, I'd love for you to continue enjoying the ad-free content that I release on YouTube, and that you are able to be informed, entertained, or inspired to work on your own art, for many years to come!

Well, that's about it!  Thank you for your consideration.  Your support, no matter what form it's in, will always be welcome and appreciated!

I hope to continue providing you with miniature painting content that you find worthwhile.





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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Hobbyton Cabbage Farmer
Sure, nobody wants to be the cabbage farmer, but society would fall apart without it. The remote village of Hobbyton is weak, its people in desperate need of essential vitamins and nutrients, and until the big city traders arrive with livestock and grain, SOMEONE has to harvest those cabbages! For your generosity, you’ll get the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I’ll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, where I'll be posting exclusive updates on what I'm working on, as well as written ramble and rant articles.
Pledge $3 or more per month
Hobbyton Villager
When the party of heroes walks into the bar, there is always a crowd of world-weary, nameless villagers, content to nurse their ale and talk in hushed tones about the current news and gossip. You. Are. That. NPC.  For your generosity, you'll get the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter Feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, where I’ll be posting exclusive updates on what I’m working on, as well as written ramble and rant articles.  
  • You'll also get access to videos and mp3's in the Patreon private feed that aren't available anywhere else!
Pledge $5 or more per month
Hobbyton Novice Recruit/Apprentice/Student
When the nameless NPC wakes up one morning and decides he wants to do more with his life than pull cabbages and gather firewood and charcoal for the village, he apprentices himself into a guild, or joins the local militia, or dusts off the mysterious old grimoires that lie buried beneath the floorboards of his hovel and teaches himself to read.  Basically he takes the first tentative steps toward becoming an adventurer.  For your generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, whatever you want me to talk about to get supporters and subscribers to YOU!
Pledge $10 or more per month
Hobbyton Level 1 Adventurer
Your eyes have been opened to the possibilities of adventure!  There are evils in the world that need vanquishing and you will one day be the hero to do so!  If you could only save up enough copper pennies and silver shillings to change your wooden sword for a real one...this is the stage in an Adventurer's life where he or she takes on small local jobs to earn the money for better equipment.  The goblins and bandits will be defeated!  But first, these giant rats in the tavern's basement must be exterminated...For your generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated YouTube video on anything you want and the guarantee that it will be made within the week.  Options include Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, or anything else you want me to do a video on
Pledge $15 or more per month
Hobbyton Tradesman
Blacksmith.  Barkeep.  Miller.  Apothecary.  The adventuring is all well and good, but Hobbyton must continue to survive and its economy must flourish!  You are a skilled tradesman whose talents are sorely needed in this vulnerable little hamlet.  You are the grease that keeps the wheels of society spinning.  For your generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • 1 FREE Warboss-level Space Marine, painted in any chapter color scheme you choose (sorry, no Chaos Space Marines, just the good guys)  I will do it up with all the proper iconography and decoration that I can, or be completely original and request a custom paint job.  Within the month, I'll paint and ship it to you, free of charge!  I will leave the base untouched, so that you may base him similarly to one of your armies, or can give him a painted base according to your specifications.
Pledge $20 or more per month
Hobbyton Burgher

Hobbyton sees the rise of a powerful new middle class!  Tradesmen grow wealthy from the fruits of their labour, and have formed guilds, organized trade routes, and created a strong economical infrastructure that will last for years to come!  Some decide that the simple pleasures of their wealth are not enough to satisfy their adventurous spirits, and decide to embark on more exciting adventures of their own, purchasing the best equipment they can afford and getting first-hand experience of the cruel and evil world outside the borders of Hobbyton.  Most decide to retire with their hard-earned cash, and in comfort, knowing that their efforts will resound throughout the centuries.  For your generosity, you'll receive the following:
  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose
  • EXCLUSIVE weekly podcasts, given only for patrons of the $20/month level or higher.  It's not exactly the resurrection of the General Nonsense podcast, this will just be myself, talking about four topics, each week: New Releases (What's new from GW and FW), Fluffy Talk (where I discuss the background of a particular army or squad and how I would build/paint it), Technique of the Week (where I discuss either a painting technique that I use or a product that I really like, and how I use it), and finally The WarbossTae Hall of Fame, where I talk about a particularly awesome or TERRIBLE model, and why I love or hate it.
Pledge $30 or more per month
Experienced Hobbyton Adventurer
You are amazing!  Our borders have been harassed and our villagers living in fear for too long! Strap on your new suit of leather armor with the iron plating!  Draw that new sword you purchased from that travelling merchant!  The sword with the enchantment of +3 Attack vs. Shenanigans!  Protect the borders of Hobbyton from marauding goblins and bandits and send them howling back to their lairs!  For your generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose
  • Access to the Patreon-only weekly podcast.
  • You will also receive a custom, hand-written Thank You card made with a really cool Caligraphy kit that my Ladyboss bought for me at a Charles Dickens Christmas Fair. It’s got the fancy fountain pen and will be sealed with some red candle wax and printed with a ring that has a T on it, and everything. It’s pretty awesome! And YOU’LL be randomly getting cards throughout the year (of my choosing)! Cards to celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and maybe some other funny and lesser known occasions, like National Doughnut Day, or Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe Day, or to celebrate the opening of the next Star Wars movie! I’m serious, I really want to test out this Calligraphy kit, and this will give me the push I need to do it!
Pledge $50 or more per month
Hobbyton Veteran
Not only are you taking on and driving back the evil forces attempting to raze Hobbyton, but you lead the fight into the dark and evil forests surrounding our fair village.  You are the definition of a heroic adventurer, defeating the goblins in their lair, routing the bandits at their camp, and stopping the evil wizard and his army of pirate zombies before they destroy the kingdom.  For your generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose.
  • Access to the Patreon-only weekly podcast.
  • Custom, hand-written Thank You card, from our mek shop to yours.
  • You will also be given Executive Producer credit at the end of one Igor & Friends video that I will be making every other month, specifically for you. I have many videos planned that continue the misadventures of our favorite horrifying monster and his closest friends, and if you choose, you can help me make a video by suggesting movies or shows to lampoon (like I did with my May the 4<sup style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">th</sup> video or my Shakespeare Shunday videos this year), or whatever crazy storyline/plot you can cook up. You can ALSO request a shoutout video to you or your buddies, OR we can have Igor & Friends help you celebrate a special occasion you’ve got coming up, like a birthday, anniversary, or wedding. Surprise your significant other with a video of a grotesque undead monster with the innocence of a puppy serenading her with My Heart Will Go On. Igor & Friends love that stuff!
Pledge $100 or more per month
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Heroes of Hobbyton
Like any good old-school RPG video game, there are 6 spots for the heroes that stand up to the big bad guy and save the village once and for all from the evil warlord/necromancer/dragon. When all others run for cover and close their window shutters, these heroes are resolute, and against all odds, save Hobbyton (i.e. my studio) forever.

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose.
  • Access to the Patreon-only weekly podcast.
  • Custom, hand-written Thank You card, from our mek shop to yours.
  • Executive Producer credit at the end of one exclusive Igor & Friends video where you choose the topic!
  • You will also receive 2 private 1-hour WarbossTae painting lessons via Google Hangout, where we can work on anything you want. I will be completely focused on you and helping you navigate through any issues you have. The first lesson will be where I take a look at what you’re working on, and you show me how you paint, and what colors you use, and you tell me what issues or questions you have. Then, I’ll give you some “homework” to help you improve your skill set, and two weeks later, we’ll have another private session where we do a follow up and check on your progress. If you don’t want any help, it’ll just be two private hangout sessions where we can chill and paint and talk about anything from the hobby, to sports or weather, to how our Ladyboss drags us to things that we’re not really into, then buy us something really cool that makes us totally change our mind about the whole thing =D
Pledge $200 or more per month
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Hobbyton Elder Council
The big baddie has been vanquished. Peace has returned to Hobbyton. But there are whispers of a NEW threat looming in the distance, and while the next generation of heroes embarks to defeat this latest evil, the wisest men and women of Hobbyton must organize the defenses, hire mercenaries, beseech the deities, and call upon all of their wit and strength to prepare for the worst. You've emerged victorious before, and now the people look to you to keep them safe, not with spell and steel, but with leadership!  For your amazing generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose.
  • Access to the Patreon-only weekly podcast.
  • Custom, hand-written Thank You card, from our mek shop to yours.
  • Executive Producer credit at the end of one exclusive Igor & Friends video where you choose the topic!
  • We will also work together to outline a project that you are working on, and I will work with your through it until completion. I will be your Mickey, your Obi-Wan, your whoever-Denzel-Washington-was-in-that-one-football-movie-where-he-was-the-coach. We will work together to schedule weekly Google Hangouts whenever is convenient for both of our schedules, and I will offer advice and suggestions on any and every part of your project, to my best skill and ability. We will also keep in contact via email or chat throughout the week, if you like, just to make sure we’re always on the same page on what you’re working on.
Pledge $300 or more per month
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Mayor of Hobbyton
It has been generations since the last time Hobbyton was threatened. The people have prospered, and Hobbyton has become a pillar of peace and happiness. There can be only one mayor, so there will only be one patron who can secure these rewards.  This is limited to only one Patron, because of the year-long commitment that I will make to work with that person to make him or her the best painter/hobbyist possible!  If you choose to go in at this level, for your amazing generosity, you'll receive the following:

  • My eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping put food in Duke's bowl!
  • A shout out on my Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • A Producer credit in a new monthly Q&A video that I'll be filming and posting on my YouTube channel!
  • Access to my private Patreon feed, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and articles.
  • Videos and mp3's in the private Patreon feed that aren't available anywhere else!
  • An exclusive YouTube video where I'll plug your channel (if you have one), your work, your local gaming group, etc.
  • A dedicated video where YOU choose the topic (Taetorials, Unboxings, Rambles, etc.)
  • A free Warboss-level Space Marine, painted up within the month, in any color scheme you choose.
  • Access to the Patreon-only weekly podcast.
  • Custom, hand-written Thank You card, from our mek shop to yours.
  • Executive Producer credit at the end of one exclusive Igor & Friends video where you choose the topic!
  • You will also receive private 1-hour WarbossTae painting lessons for an entire YEAR. From as little as once a month to four sessions a month (maximum one per week), we will work together for an entire year on anything you want. We don’t even have to work. Like above, if you want to just hang and talk about movies, video games, or the perceived benefits of existentialism in our modern day society, we can definitely do that. It’s your time!
Pledge $500 or more per month
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The mythical Patron Living Saint of Hobbyton
Bow down!  Bow down and worship the patron saint of WarbossTae Studios!  Rewards include everything from Cabbage Farmer to Veteran levels, and seriously, for this price point, whatever else you want after that. I don’t even know. Name something. Seriously. As long as it’s not illegal or compromises my strong moral and ethical code of “no weird stuff”, I’m up to do, or film, or record, or give anything from my own collection. Lifetime painting sessions?  Done.  Want Igor, Lewis, and Commissar Bane?  I'll certainly miss them, but Name my first born after you?  I'll probably have to check with the Ladyboss.  In addition, if you’re ever in my neighborhood, I’m definitely shaking your hand. Then, the Ladyboss and I are taking you out to dinner. Not Taco Bell, either. I’m talking steak. And lobster. Overlooking the ocean. I know a great place. And, whatever libation you want. I’m driving, so knock yourself out. My treat…although, really, it would be your treat, I’d think, since you’d be single handedly saving my studio.