Extra Mythology is creating world mythology retellings that are fun to watch
568

patrons

$2,154
per month
Mythology is the foundation of the world. Every civilization and culture has its own myths--legends of celebrities and heroic acts--that define them. Mythology is a fundamental ingredient to understanding world history and it subsequent influence on art, religion, literature, economies, and more. Mythology is the lore of the human experience--we use these stories to define our moral values and our place in the universe.

Who we are:
Extra Credits is a team of creative folks who make animated educational videos about things we love: games, history, science fiction, politics, and now, world mythology! We use game design principles to create videos that educate as they entertain, and encourage people to explore new subjects and think critically about topics they already care about. Because learning matters.

Extra Mythology originally started as a milestone goal of our Extra History Patreon community: we promised four videos on Greek mythology as a reward for those patrons, which we’re now releasing currently as of this writing (October 2018). You can also check out two videos on Norse mythology we were able to make in April 2018, thanks to a sponsorship from the God of War team.



Why we’re using Patreon (now): 
Since 2017, we’ve been rapidly growing the amount of videos we produce, consequently increasing the number of full-time staff we have. We’re excited to increase the quantity of content we make, but we can’t do it without also increasing our production quality, such as paying the best folks to help us produce videos. Patreon is a fantastic community platform. Your support is what makes our videos possible!

We want to make videos about the mythology subjects YOU want to see, and not have to rely on sponsorships. We always pick and choose our sponsors carefully so we don’t ever compromise the integrity and quality of our videos, but even so, sponsors usually gravitate towards well-known topics. For example, many people are at least a little familiar with ancient Greek gods, but know almost nothing about African mythologies. In our quest for knowledge, we want to explore the obscure and the unfamiliar too!

How we use Patreon:
We’ve been running a Patreon community specifically for our world history show, Extra History, since 2014. Because of the support from our passionate history fans, we were able to upgrade the show from an occasional “bonus feature,” to a weekly series with multiple writers, artists, and even musicians working together to research and talk about all the fascinating historical events and people YOU suggested and voted on for us to explore!

With your support of Extra Mythology, we can make it more than just a one-time series--we will have the production resources to turn it into a regular show, and build a community of mythology lovers and learners at the same time!
Tiers
Extra News
$1 or more per month 202 patrons
  • Get access to our Patreon activity feed with behind-the-scenes updates and bonus goodies we’ll be able to offer from time to time!
  • Use your ad-blocker guilt-free! 
Extra Early Access
$3 or more per month 82 patrons
  • Get your bean-person mythology fix *at least* one day early before the episodes go public! (Current public release schedule: biweekly Mondays.)
  • 15% discount on merchandise from the store.
  • Includes previous reward level.
Extra Voting
$5 or more per month 202 patrons
  • Starting in November, we'll propose topics for a future Extra Mythology series. And you'll get to vote on which one we make!
  • Join us for a cozy Q&A livestream once a month to talk about ALL our shows! Most livestreams occur Sundays at 5pm Pacific time (GMT - 7) featuring a small, different lineup of staff every month (60-90 minutes).
  • Includes all previous reward levels.
Extra Suggestions
$8 or more per month 90 patrons
  • Suggest a topic for a future Extra Mythology series. 
  • Suggestions will be collected in a monthly survey (starting in October), and then selected from, to be featured on the voting poll that $5+ patrons participate in.
  • Includes all previous reward levels.
Extra End-Credits
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Be memorialized in mythology - well, Extra Mythology - by getting your name listed as a "Sponsor" in the credits. (Credits are updated by the 15th of every month. Names must be 20 characters or less, including spaces.) 
  • Includes all previous reward levels.
Extra Sponsor
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Be listed as a supporting educational or institutional sponsor of Extra Mythology. If you pledge this amount, send us a message ASAP so we can confirm how your name appears.
  • Blessing to show episodes in class (you always have our permission, but this is our blessing!)
  • Includes all previous reward levels.
Extra Beans
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Custom bean character of you included in an upcoming episode! 
  • A shoutout on social media for your support! 
  • Includes all previous reward levels.
  • If you pledge this amount, send us a message ASAP so we can plan for your bean character as early as possible in the art production schedule. (This reward equates to a one-time appearance.)
Extra Class Discussion
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Class discussion: An Extra Mythology staff writer will participate in a live video discussion with your class on an episode of your choice. This reward is offered once per month.
  • Includes all previous reward levels.
Goals
$2,154 of $3,000 per month
Extra Mythology becomes a regular bi-weekly show! We can hire an artist to work on this full-time and guarantee a bi-weekly release.
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Mythology is the foundation of the world. Every civilization and culture has its own myths--legends of celebrities and heroic acts--that define them. Mythology is a fundamental ingredient to understanding world history and it subsequent influence on art, religion, literature, economies, and more. Mythology is the lore of the human experience--we use these stories to define our moral values and our place in the universe.

Who we are:
Extra Credits is a team of creative folks who make animated educational videos about things we love: games, history, science fiction, politics, and now, world mythology! We use game design principles to create videos that educate as they entertain, and encourage people to explore new subjects and think critically about topics they already care about. Because learning matters.

Extra Mythology originally started as a milestone goal of our Extra History Patreon community: we promised four videos on Greek mythology as a reward for those patrons, which we’re now releasing currently as of this writing (October 2018). You can also check out two videos on Norse mythology we were able to make in April 2018, thanks to a sponsorship from the God of War team.



Why we’re using Patreon (now): 
Since 2017, we’ve been rapidly growing the amount of videos we produce, consequently increasing the number of full-time staff we have. We’re excited to increase the quantity of content we make, but we can’t do it without also increasing our production quality, such as paying the best folks to help us produce videos. Patreon is a fantastic community platform. Your support is what makes our videos possible!

We want to make videos about the mythology subjects YOU want to see, and not have to rely on sponsorships. We always pick and choose our sponsors carefully so we don’t ever compromise the integrity and quality of our videos, but even so, sponsors usually gravitate towards well-known topics. For example, many people are at least a little familiar with ancient Greek gods, but know almost nothing about African mythologies. In our quest for knowledge, we want to explore the obscure and the unfamiliar too!

How we use Patreon:
We’ve been running a Patreon community specifically for our world history show, Extra History, since 2014. Because of the support from our passionate history fans, we were able to upgrade the show from an occasional “bonus feature,” to a weekly series with multiple writers, artists, and even musicians working together to research and talk about all the fascinating historical events and people YOU suggested and voted on for us to explore!

With your support of Extra Mythology, we can make it more than just a one-time series--we will have the production resources to turn it into a regular show, and build a community of mythology lovers and learners at the same time!

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Tiers
Extra News
$1 or more per month 202 patrons
  • Get access to our Patreon activity feed with behind-the-scenes updates and bonus goodies we’ll be able to offer from time to time!
  • Use your ad-blocker guilt-free! 
Extra Early Access
$3 or more per month 82 patrons
  • Get your bean-person mythology fix *at least* one day early before the episodes go public! (Current public release schedule: biweekly Mondays.)
  • 15% discount on merchandise from the store.
  • Includes previous reward level.
Extra Voting
$5 or more per month 202 patrons
  • Starting in November, we'll propose topics for a future Extra Mythology series. And you'll get to vote on which one we make!
  • Join us for a cozy Q&A livestream once a month to talk about ALL our shows! Most livestreams occur Sundays at 5pm Pacific time (GMT - 7) featuring a small, different lineup of staff every month (60-90 minutes).
  • Includes all previous reward levels.
Extra Suggestions
$8 or more per month 90 patrons
  • Suggest a topic for a future Extra Mythology series. 
  • Suggestions will be collected in a monthly survey (starting in October), and then selected from, to be featured on the voting poll that $5+ patrons participate in.
  • Includes all previous reward levels.
Extra End-Credits
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Be memorialized in mythology - well, Extra Mythology - by getting your name listed as a "Sponsor" in the credits. (Credits are updated by the 15th of every month. Names must be 20 characters or less, including spaces.) 
  • Includes all previous reward levels.
Extra Sponsor
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Be listed as a supporting educational or institutional sponsor of Extra Mythology. If you pledge this amount, send us a message ASAP so we can confirm how your name appears.
  • Blessing to show episodes in class (you always have our permission, but this is our blessing!)
  • Includes all previous reward levels.
Extra Beans
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Custom bean character of you included in an upcoming episode! 
  • A shoutout on social media for your support! 
  • Includes all previous reward levels.
  • If you pledge this amount, send us a message ASAP so we can plan for your bean character as early as possible in the art production schedule. (This reward equates to a one-time appearance.)
Extra Class Discussion
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Class discussion: An Extra Mythology staff writer will participate in a live video discussion with your class on an episode of your choice. This reward is offered once per month.
  • Includes all previous reward levels.