Cardboard Reality is creating board game podcast, video, and blog content
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patrons

$142
per month
Hey there Cardboard Enthusiast! Thank you for visiting our Patreon page.

We are Cardboard Reality. We started out in 2017 as a podcast of four friends seeking to escape the monotony of everyday life by discussing the board games we play. Since then, we have developed into a growing board game content creation platform working to deliver board game coverage via audio podcast, video, and written mediums. Our primary focus is still our weekly podcast. However, we are currently seeking another content creator focused on delivering written reviews and other written efforts on a consistent basis, and we are actively practicing a video playthrough format for our YouTube channel that we hope to reveal as soon as it is ready.

So you may be asking us, "I already get all of this content for free, why would I become a patron?"

That is an excellent question, we’re so glad you asked. We will answer it in two parts:

First (and most importantly):
We are creating a community here and want you to be a part of it! We have had success with our BoardGameGeek guild, but we want to take our listener interactions to the next level. To do this, we are offering a Slack channel reward tier that gives you exclusive access to chat with the four hosts and other like minded cardboard enthusiasts. Don’t worry, our BGG guild is not going away. We also want to incorporate patron participation into our audio content. Additionally, one of our goals is to do some bigger, scheduled meet ups at conventions. Eventually we would love to visit and game with listeners around the globe.

Second:
With a platform like Patreon, we will be able to enhance our audio quality and establish a respected YouTube channel that delivers on regular board gaming content including playthroughs, rule teaches, tabletop game shows, and more. Increasing the quality of our show and branching out into video content will enable our brand to gain more recognition within the industry, providing us with greater opportunities to bring you cutting edge board game coverage.

Lifetime Support Reward:
Every time you reach $500 in support, we will send you a special care package curated just for you.  We will reach out to learn more about you, unless we think we know enough about you from the Slack community, and then will put together a specially crafted package valued around $100 and send it to you!

We believe in absolute honesty and transparency. Therefore, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Tiers
Cardstock Enthusiast
$2 or more per month
Thank you for your support!


Rewards for this level:

  • Our undying gratitude
  • Voting power in our Patron-only polls
  • Listed as a patron on our website (under whatever name you like)
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 250 months 
Paperboard Enthusiast
$5 or more per month
You are amazing!  For the cost of a cup of coffee a month, this is our main support tier.


Additional rewards for this level:

  • Exclusive Slack channel access (come join the Cardboard Reality Patron Slack community!)
  • Exclusive access to live Q&As
  • Compete for a chance to win a game in a monthly contest (after we reach the $250 goal) - This is not a random contest
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 100 months
Chipboard Enthusiast
$10 or more per month
We cannot thank you enough for this!


Additional rewards for this level:

  • Exclusive access to Return to Reality - a monthly bonus audio/video series giving a behind the scenes look into the personalities behind Cardboard Reality.  We will discuss topics relating to us outside of board games
  • Patron Spotlight - We will do a spotlight of you on a podcast episode or YouTube video with a little write up from you and a special thanks from us
  • Cardboard Reality Patron shirt - After every year of support, you will receive the new exclusive Patron shirt designed for that year (first after 6 months)
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 50 months
Corrugated Fiberboard Enthusiast
$25 or more per month only 10 left
You are an incredibly generous person and our appreciation for your support cannot be understated!


Additional rewards for this level:

  • Pick a game for us to review and publish a video play through for, assuming we can get access to it (approximately ~$70 value or less if we don't own it)
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 20 months
Cardboard Producer
$50 or more per month only 9 left
To thank you we want to meet with you!


Additional rewards for this level:

  • We will do dinner on us at a convention we are attending and also play a game of your choice with you
  • Your name mentioned as a Cardboard Producer on our website and videos
  • As a Producer, we will ask you for early feedback on future content, helping shape the final product!
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 10 months
Cardboard Executive Producer
$100 or more per month only 5 left
Wow, um...we are speechless, but you won't be when you join us!


Additional rewards for this level:

  • Join us on a podcast episode or YouTube video once a year
  • Your name mentioned as a Cardboard Executive Producer on our website and videos
  • As an Executive Producer, we will ask you for early feedback on future content, helping shape the final product!  You may even be in it!
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 5 months
Goals
$142 of $250 per month
Once we reach this level we will start offering contests to our $5+ patrons!  These will not be random, you will actively have to participate/compete to enter.
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Hey there Cardboard Enthusiast! Thank you for visiting our Patreon page.

We are Cardboard Reality. We started out in 2017 as a podcast of four friends seeking to escape the monotony of everyday life by discussing the board games we play. Since then, we have developed into a growing board game content creation platform working to deliver board game coverage via audio podcast, video, and written mediums. Our primary focus is still our weekly podcast. However, we are currently seeking another content creator focused on delivering written reviews and other written efforts on a consistent basis, and we are actively practicing a video playthrough format for our YouTube channel that we hope to reveal as soon as it is ready.

So you may be asking us, "I already get all of this content for free, why would I become a patron?"

That is an excellent question, we’re so glad you asked. We will answer it in two parts:

First (and most importantly):
We are creating a community here and want you to be a part of it! We have had success with our BoardGameGeek guild, but we want to take our listener interactions to the next level. To do this, we are offering a Slack channel reward tier that gives you exclusive access to chat with the four hosts and other like minded cardboard enthusiasts. Don’t worry, our BGG guild is not going away. We also want to incorporate patron participation into our audio content. Additionally, one of our goals is to do some bigger, scheduled meet ups at conventions. Eventually we would love to visit and game with listeners around the globe.

Second:
With a platform like Patreon, we will be able to enhance our audio quality and establish a respected YouTube channel that delivers on regular board gaming content including playthroughs, rule teaches, tabletop game shows, and more. Increasing the quality of our show and branching out into video content will enable our brand to gain more recognition within the industry, providing us with greater opportunities to bring you cutting edge board game coverage.

Lifetime Support Reward:
Every time you reach $500 in support, we will send you a special care package curated just for you.  We will reach out to learn more about you, unless we think we know enough about you from the Slack community, and then will put together a specially crafted package valued around $100 and send it to you!

We believe in absolute honesty and transparency. Therefore, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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Tiers
Cardstock Enthusiast
$2 or more per month
Thank you for your support!


Rewards for this level:

  • Our undying gratitude
  • Voting power in our Patron-only polls
  • Listed as a patron on our website (under whatever name you like)
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 250 months 
Paperboard Enthusiast
$5 or more per month
You are amazing!  For the cost of a cup of coffee a month, this is our main support tier.


Additional rewards for this level:

  • Exclusive Slack channel access (come join the Cardboard Reality Patron Slack community!)
  • Exclusive access to live Q&As
  • Compete for a chance to win a game in a monthly contest (after we reach the $250 goal) - This is not a random contest
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 100 months
Chipboard Enthusiast
$10 or more per month
We cannot thank you enough for this!


Additional rewards for this level:

  • Exclusive access to Return to Reality - a monthly bonus audio/video series giving a behind the scenes look into the personalities behind Cardboard Reality.  We will discuss topics relating to us outside of board games
  • Patron Spotlight - We will do a spotlight of you on a podcast episode or YouTube video with a little write up from you and a special thanks from us
  • Cardboard Reality Patron shirt - After every year of support, you will receive the new exclusive Patron shirt designed for that year (first after 6 months)
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 50 months
Corrugated Fiberboard Enthusiast
$25 or more per month only 10 left
You are an incredibly generous person and our appreciation for your support cannot be understated!


Additional rewards for this level:

  • Pick a game for us to review and publish a video play through for, assuming we can get access to it (approximately ~$70 value or less if we don't own it)
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 20 months
Cardboard Producer
$50 or more per month only 9 left
To thank you we want to meet with you!


Additional rewards for this level:

  • We will do dinner on us at a convention we are attending and also play a game of your choice with you
  • Your name mentioned as a Cardboard Producer on our website and videos
  • As a Producer, we will ask you for early feedback on future content, helping shape the final product!
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 10 months
Cardboard Executive Producer
$100 or more per month only 5 left
Wow, um...we are speechless, but you won't be when you join us!


Additional rewards for this level:

  • Join us on a podcast episode or YouTube video once a year
  • Your name mentioned as a Cardboard Executive Producer on our website and videos
  • As an Executive Producer, we will ask you for early feedback on future content, helping shape the final product!  You may even be in it!
  • Receive a lifetime reward care package every 5 months