A: There are a lot of costs associated with our show behind the scenes. Your Patronage will help pay for our weekly editor who will spend anywhere between 10-20 hours per episode (and more if you include render times for hour long videos). The money will also help us invest in more equipment to film higher production content such as our Game Knights series and Kitchen Table Fables. We also have monthly server fees, app developer fees, and web hosting. Note: the Patreon money does not, and will never, go towards 'luxury' purchases for the hosts, specifically in the form of Magic cards and product.
Q: How does a per-episode Patreon work? Why per-episode and not monthly?
A: Our Patreon is set to be per-episode, which means that we collect our Patron's contributions once per episode released. We chose this format for several reasons - there are sometimes months when we can't release our full slate of content, so we wouldn't want our Patrons to pay extra during off months or the holidays. The per-episode option is also the regular choice for almost every other podcast out there!
Q: What if you release more than 4 episodes a month?
A: Patreon is great with its flexibility for its Patrons. You can set a monthly limit to how much you donate, so even if we release 20 episodes in one particular crazy month, you won't get charged more than your maximum donation limit (note: we will never release 20 episodes in a single month). You can learn more here:
Q: I can't support you all because of my current finances, is there any other way to help out?
A: Absolutely! Aside from listening to the show every week, it makes a huge difference for us if you are able to share our Patreon with other listeners or your friends and family who might be interested. The more people we can reach with our podcast, the better it is for all of us.
Have any more questions? Please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter @commandcast, @jfwong, and @JoshLeeKwai or email us: [email protected]. We'll be updating this section constantly as questions come in!