Budget MTG Decks is creating Educational Magic: the Gathering videos
47

patrons

$165
per month

Hi! Welcome to the Budget MTG Decks Patreon page! Read on to find out what we do for the Magic community and how you can help us do even more… 

Who are we?
In 2015 we started making YouTube videos with one very specific goal in mind; to help others enjoy Magic: the Gathering even if they did not have a lot of money to spend. Most magic content available at the time focused on format staples which could easily cost over $20 per card. We knew that it was possible to build fun, competitive decks by focusing on synergy rather than card value and as such, Budget MTG Decks was born.

Your team: David, Ruud, Stephan, Liza

We love Magic: the Gathering because it encourages strategic thinking, social interaction and above all…fun! We have gotten to know many of our friends through the game which has brought so much joy to our lives. And so we want to make the game accessible to everyone, no matter their budget. In order to do this, our mission is to make videos which lower the two largest barriers which people encounter with the game:

1: Cost of playing magic
2: Complexity of playing magic

What’s our Mission?
Our mission is to provide tutorials, reviews, spotlight and full deck tech videos which help players understand the game better and reduce the barrier to deck building. Our videos are evergreen as the formats we focus on are EDH/Commander, Modern, Duel Decks, Sealed and Draft. Most importantly, to make sure the decks are truly budget, we have limited the price of all our cards to under a dollar which means the average EDH/Commander deck is under $30. Now everyone can join the Magic: the Gathering fun!

Why Patreon?
Inexpensive as our decks may be, their cost is still not covered by YouTube’s ad revenue. Not to mention gaming supplies, audio and video equipment and the countless hours which go into writing episodes, testing decks and editing videos. If roughly 1-2% of our subscribers would support us the equivalent of a cup of coffee, our dreams would come true and we could make videos for you full time!

What do we do with your money?
- We are going to make more videos. Right now we are limited by our free time which means we can only barely produce two videos per month. With enough support we could up the frequency to multiple videos per week.

- You asked for gameplay videos and we want to give them to you. Right now we don’t have the time or resources to bring you awesome multiplayer paper magic gameplay videos. Your support will lead to this series becoming a reality.

- We can improve the quality of our videos. Better cameras, audio and computer equipment will allow us to make better looking and sounding episodes.

- Awesome loot! That got your attention didn’t it? With your support we can start producing sweet Budget MTG Decks merchandise, from T-shirts to playmats and everything in between.

- We currently have two jobs, making videos for Budget MTG Decks and the full time jobs we have to pay the bills. By supporting us we could turn those two jobs into one sweet job with half the stress and twice the fun!

Become a Patron
So, if you enjoy our content, feel like we have helped you save a couple of bucks and want return the favor, become a patron. We cannot put in words how much it means to us.

Budget MTG Decks
For the most powerful decks and advice everyone can afford!
Rewards
Common level
$1 or more per month 35 patrons

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Adblock forgiveness

You'll get access to our Patreon-only posts where we'll post regular updates about our upcoming videos and sneak peeks behind the scenes! We hereby also absolve you from any guilt from using adblocker. $1 more than makes up for any ad revenue lost so don’t think it’s too little. Plus that warm fuzzy feeling you get? That’s us virtually hugging you.
Uncommon level
$5 or more per month 8 patrons

All previous rewards, plus:
  • Episode notes a day early
  • Assign you a magic creature

Patrons at this level will receive the Deck Tech PDFs and the Full Set Review PDFs a day before the videos come out! It’s like being able to see into the future! Only one day, and only regarding our videos, but still! We will also send you a thank you email where we assign you to your very own Magic creature. Who knows, you could be the official Vampire Nighthawk of the show!
Rare level
$10 or more per month 3 patrons

All previous rewards, plus:
  • Monthly patron-only Google Hangout
  • Vote on episodes

Be part of the monthly Google Hangouts Q&A session where we talk about about Magic, future projects, running a successful (sort of) YouTube channel and pretty much anything else you can think of! You'll also get to vote on future episodes and deck techs, how cool is that? 
Mythic level
$20 or more per month 3 patrons

All previous rewards, plus:
  • Deck mending service ©
  • Patron credits at the end of each video

Your own personal deck doctors! Send us a deck you are struggling with and we'll transform it into a competitive engine of awesomeness. We will pick a maximum of 4 patron submitted decks to mend each month and share them here. You'll also get credited at the end of each one of our videos. Bask in the glory of having everyone look at your name in envy! 
Masterpiece level
$50 or more per month 1 patron

All previous rewards, plus:
  • Monthly private Google Hangout session
  • Producer credits at the end of each video

Join us for a private Google Hangouts session once per month to discuss the content and direction of the channel. Additionally, you will receive producer credits at the end of each video and a social media shout-out to let people know how awesome you are!
Goals
$165 of $200 per month
SOUNDS GOOD
Once we reach this goal we will record a patron-only video where David will get hit in the face with multiple pies and flans for your twisted amusement. We will also upgrade our microphones and sound insulation for better quality sound.

- David gets hit in the face with pies video
- Upgrade microphone and sound insulation
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Hi! Welcome to the Budget MTG Decks Patreon page! Read on to find out what we do for the Magic community and how you can help us do even more… 

Who are we?
In 2015 we started making YouTube videos with one very specific goal in mind; to help others enjoy Magic: the Gathering even if they did not have a lot of money to spend. Most magic content available at the time focused on format staples which could easily cost over $20 per card. We knew that it was possible to build fun, competitive decks by focusing on synergy rather than card value and as such, Budget MTG Decks was born.

Your team: David, Ruud, Stephan, Liza

We love Magic: the Gathering because it encourages strategic thinking, social interaction and above all…fun! We have gotten to know many of our friends through the game which has brought so much joy to our lives. And so we want to make the game accessible to everyone, no matter their budget. In order to do this, our mission is to make videos which lower the two largest barriers which people encounter with the game:

1: Cost of playing magic
2: Complexity of playing magic

What’s our Mission?
Our mission is to provide tutorials, reviews, spotlight and full deck tech videos which help players understand the game better and reduce the barrier to deck building. Our videos are evergreen as the formats we focus on are EDH/Commander, Modern, Duel Decks, Sealed and Draft. Most importantly, to make sure the decks are truly budget, we have limited the price of all our cards to under a dollar which means the average EDH/Commander deck is under $30. Now everyone can join the Magic: the Gathering fun!

Why Patreon?
Inexpensive as our decks may be, their cost is still not covered by YouTube’s ad revenue. Not to mention gaming supplies, audio and video equipment and the countless hours which go into writing episodes, testing decks and editing videos. If roughly 1-2% of our subscribers would support us the equivalent of a cup of coffee, our dreams would come true and we could make videos for you full time!

What do we do with your money?
- We are going to make more videos. Right now we are limited by our free time which means we can only barely produce two videos per month. With enough support we could up the frequency to multiple videos per week.

- You asked for gameplay videos and we want to give them to you. Right now we don’t have the time or resources to bring you awesome multiplayer paper magic gameplay videos. Your support will lead to this series becoming a reality.

- We can improve the quality of our videos. Better cameras, audio and computer equipment will allow us to make better looking and sounding episodes.

- Awesome loot! That got your attention didn’t it? With your support we can start producing sweet Budget MTG Decks merchandise, from T-shirts to playmats and everything in between.

- We currently have two jobs, making videos for Budget MTG Decks and the full time jobs we have to pay the bills. By supporting us we could turn those two jobs into one sweet job with half the stress and twice the fun!

Become a Patron
So, if you enjoy our content, feel like we have helped you save a couple of bucks and want return the favor, become a patron. We cannot put in words how much it means to us.

Budget MTG Decks
For the most powerful decks and advice everyone can afford!

Recent posts by Budget MTG Decks

Rewards
Common level
$1 or more per month 35 patrons

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Adblock forgiveness

You'll get access to our Patreon-only posts where we'll post regular updates about our upcoming videos and sneak peeks behind the scenes! We hereby also absolve you from any guilt from using adblocker. $1 more than makes up for any ad revenue lost so don’t think it’s too little. Plus that warm fuzzy feeling you get? That’s us virtually hugging you.
Uncommon level
$5 or more per month 8 patrons

All previous rewards, plus:
  • Episode notes a day early
  • Assign you a magic creature

Patrons at this level will receive the Deck Tech PDFs and the Full Set Review PDFs a day before the videos come out! It’s like being able to see into the future! Only one day, and only regarding our videos, but still! We will also send you a thank you email where we assign you to your very own Magic creature. Who knows, you could be the official Vampire Nighthawk of the show!
Rare level
$10 or more per month 3 patrons

All previous rewards, plus:
  • Monthly patron-only Google Hangout
  • Vote on episodes

Be part of the monthly Google Hangouts Q&A session where we talk about about Magic, future projects, running a successful (sort of) YouTube channel and pretty much anything else you can think of! You'll also get to vote on future episodes and deck techs, how cool is that? 
Mythic level
$20 or more per month 3 patrons

All previous rewards, plus:
  • Deck mending service ©
  • Patron credits at the end of each video

Your own personal deck doctors! Send us a deck you are struggling with and we'll transform it into a competitive engine of awesomeness. We will pick a maximum of 4 patron submitted decks to mend each month and share them here. You'll also get credited at the end of each one of our videos. Bask in the glory of having everyone look at your name in envy! 
Masterpiece level
$50 or more per month 1 patron

All previous rewards, plus:
  • Monthly private Google Hangout session
  • Producer credits at the end of each video

Join us for a private Google Hangouts session once per month to discuss the content and direction of the channel. Additionally, you will receive producer credits at the end of each video and a social media shout-out to let people know how awesome you are!