BattleBots Update is creating humorous articles about robot combat.
25

patrons

$56
per month
BattleBots Update is not affiliated with BattleBots, Inc. or their partners. BattleBots Update is an independent comedy website.

Uh, hi. I'm "Dracophile", the mastermind behind the website BattleBots Update. I've been writing comedy in some form since 1995 and have been an avid fan and participant of the sport of robot combat since 1999. Though I do not hold a degree in engineering -- or any formal education/training in the field for that matter -- I've been a bot builder since 2000. My first robot was a Hazard clone named "Metalhead" that went 3-0 at its first tournament and I don't think it ever won another fight afterward.

BattleBots Update (aka "The Update" in regards to non-BattleBots events) has been my pet project since 2008. It is my personal goal of sorts to write about and "review" every episode of not just BattleBots, but Robot Wars in all its forms, Robotica, Techno Games, King of Bots, Clash Bots, and every other similar show out there. I threw the term "review" in quotes up there because what I do is more like a satirical play-by-play than an actual review. Sure, I pass judgment on every robot that comes my way but what I do is more or less either the best (or probably worst) sportscasting you'll ever read.

When ABC rebooted BattleBots in 2015 I heard the calling and knew it was time to revive the project, and did so to rave reviews. Builders and fans alike loved the content and BattleBots themselves even got involved with promoting the articles on social media. Because of this, BattleBots Update has nearly 3,000 likes on Facebook -- far more than anything I've ever worked on and also more likes than some of the competing teams from the actual show! Support has been phenomenal and in 2016 and 2018 I had the honor and privilege of attending the taping of BattleBots as a VIP guest all because I wrote some awful jokes on a crappy WordPress site.

Your Patreon pledge will go towards helping me continue to work on this website in a couple different ways. The first and most obvious way is your contribution will go directly toward paying the "overhead" costs of hosting the site. The second is letting me devote entire days at a time to working on BattleBots Update in lieu of being at a traditional job. It actually takes me a solid day of writing to craft one whole article (averaging 5,000 - 6,000 words each). I try to write weekly articles so the goal here is to hopefully get enough from Patreon to replace one day per week.

Thank you for checking out my Patreon page and thank you for being a fan of my work. I hope that there's a bright future ahead for the best, the only, and the original robot satire on the web.

- Dracophile
Tiers
BASIC SUPPORTER
$1 or more per month 20 patrons
$1 (or more) gets you my thanks and access to the Patron-only feed. I'll share quotes and quips and other content from upcoming projects and articles!
POUND AND A PENCE
$1.01 or more per month 6 patrons
Shoutouts to 101.
Goals
$56 of $100 per month
Reaching this goal will help cover BBU's basic operating and hosting costs for half of the year.
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BattleBots Update is not affiliated with BattleBots, Inc. or their partners. BattleBots Update is an independent comedy website.

Uh, hi. I'm "Dracophile", the mastermind behind the website BattleBots Update. I've been writing comedy in some form since 1995 and have been an avid fan and participant of the sport of robot combat since 1999. Though I do not hold a degree in engineering -- or any formal education/training in the field for that matter -- I've been a bot builder since 2000. My first robot was a Hazard clone named "Metalhead" that went 3-0 at its first tournament and I don't think it ever won another fight afterward.

BattleBots Update (aka "The Update" in regards to non-BattleBots events) has been my pet project since 2008. It is my personal goal of sorts to write about and "review" every episode of not just BattleBots, but Robot Wars in all its forms, Robotica, Techno Games, King of Bots, Clash Bots, and every other similar show out there. I threw the term "review" in quotes up there because what I do is more like a satirical play-by-play than an actual review. Sure, I pass judgment on every robot that comes my way but what I do is more or less either the best (or probably worst) sportscasting you'll ever read.

When ABC rebooted BattleBots in 2015 I heard the calling and knew it was time to revive the project, and did so to rave reviews. Builders and fans alike loved the content and BattleBots themselves even got involved with promoting the articles on social media. Because of this, BattleBots Update has nearly 3,000 likes on Facebook -- far more than anything I've ever worked on and also more likes than some of the competing teams from the actual show! Support has been phenomenal and in 2016 and 2018 I had the honor and privilege of attending the taping of BattleBots as a VIP guest all because I wrote some awful jokes on a crappy WordPress site.

Your Patreon pledge will go towards helping me continue to work on this website in a couple different ways. The first and most obvious way is your contribution will go directly toward paying the "overhead" costs of hosting the site. The second is letting me devote entire days at a time to working on BattleBots Update in lieu of being at a traditional job. It actually takes me a solid day of writing to craft one whole article (averaging 5,000 - 6,000 words each). I try to write weekly articles so the goal here is to hopefully get enough from Patreon to replace one day per week.

Thank you for checking out my Patreon page and thank you for being a fan of my work. I hope that there's a bright future ahead for the best, the only, and the original robot satire on the web.

- Dracophile

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Tiers
BASIC SUPPORTER
$1 or more per month 20 patrons
$1 (or more) gets you my thanks and access to the Patron-only feed. I'll share quotes and quips and other content from upcoming projects and articles!
POUND AND A PENCE
$1.01 or more per month 6 patrons
Shoutouts to 101.