Grinning Goat is creating good karma in the HS Arena community
42

patrons

$299
per month

Welcome to the Grinning Goat!

We have a Goat.  His name is Gaston.  Like other goats, Gaston enjoys long runs in the Arena, mildly sarcastic comments, and fresh leafy greens. We are huge fans of our Goat, and we want to see him grow so that one day he can fully support what we love to do, which is providing Arena content for the community, from live streams to on-demand videos, audio podcasts, updated tier lists, and more.  Ultimately, the Goat represents our hopes and dreams of one day becoming professional content providers for the Hearthstone Arena community.  

Our Patreon is set up so that every funding goal met expands the amount/quality of content we create.  So, as the Goat grows, we grow too, as we progress from "semi-pro" to full-time professional content creators.  The fate of the Goat really is in your hands!  =) 

Also, if we are live, there WILL be an Alert with your name and pledge amount shown on our live stream, the same as with direct paypal contributions.

Thanks for Feeding the Goat!

Best,
ADWCTA & Merps

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Fine Print
Patreon Anonymity:  If you want to stay anonymous, please do not use your real name in your Patreon account, or uncheck the box under Privacy in your Patreon profile.  Thanks!

Patreon Reward Timing: As advised by Patreon, Patreon rewards will be provided after the 3rd of the month, when the Goat is fed.


Rewards
Goat Acolyte
$3 or more per month 16 patrons
Fed the Goat.  You are awesome.  The Goat receives about as much fresh and healthy grass from this as a twitch subscription (which costs 5$).  Also provides access to our Discord server.  For our supporters who do not watch us live!
Includes Discord rewards
Goat Disciple
$6 or more per month 26 patrons
Thank you for the extra support!  You can opt in for our quarterly drawing (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) for free Patreon coaching w/ Merps.  Winners can schedule ahead of time for their preferred coaching timeslot.
Goat Preacher
$12 or more per month 7 patrons
Become an official Patron of the Grinning Goat!  Your name will be honored on our twitch homepage, certain Youtube videos descriptions, and stream intro/waiting screens.
Goat Zealot
$24 or more per month 4 patrons
Become an official Benefactor of the Grinning Goat!  Your name will be featured in our Patreon sponsor pop-up on stream and at the end of certain Youtube videos, and you will also receive a special shout out on an episode of the Lightforge podcast each month.
Goat Fanatic
$48 or more per month 1 patron
Adopt a Goat!  In addition to all of the above, you can request a personalized Goat Rank on our twitch chat, a special greeting from the bot, and one personal bot command that only YOU can trigger.  =D
Goat Prophet
$92 or more per month 0 patrons
Be a part of the Council of the Grinning Goat!  We thank you for supercharging our Goat Gaming dreams!  You will get exclusive live backstage access to our Tier List update Hangout sessions, including access to the chat, which we will read and respond to as we value cards.  This means you will have (some) updated Tier List numbers days, or even weeks before they are made public (no guarantees that they will not change again before they become final).  You will also be consulted (via email) on other high-impact Goat decisions as they come up.  Welcome to the Council.  No recordings.
Goat Messiah
$300 or more per month 0 patrons
Too generous for a single person!  We cannot POSSIBLY make adequate content-related perks at this level, so all we can do is provide a personalized private Hangouts with us each month.  And, we will totally take you out for drinks in NYC/DC, pimp your content/product monthly, feature your entire life story, set up a proposal for your significant other.  Really, anything goes, your mind is the limit.  We can get creative.  Merps adds: "nothing kinky though".
Goals
$299 of $3,000 per month
The ironic thing about having an established job/life is that it's ridiculously hard to leave it all behind, even if another amazing offer comes around.  We are, unfortunately(?), not high school or college students who have the time and ability to delay their careers/lives with little risk.  For us, this would be a mid-life career change that would make us question why we ever studied so hard for those doctorate degrees hanging in our parents' homes back in Jersey.  And, it gets even harder with two people, as the bar is effectively twice as high.  We ran some maths, and unless we can start pulling in 10k+ concurrent viewer numbers on stream (which would lead to large sponsorships that could cover everything), it'll take at least this level of Patreon support for the Goat to be able to support us, so we won't worry more about all this "going pro" stuff until/if the Goat hits this level of support.  Our substantive content will always be 100% free, so tips/patronage becomes one of the few ways we can actually make money on the value we generate.  This means that, ultimately, your generosity will be one of the largest deciding factor in our ability to go pro!  gotValue.

At this level of Patreon support, ADWCTA & Merps will reveal their true identities, their day jobs, and begin to perform monthly calculations of the overall revenue per month necessary to become professional content providers with Grinning Goat Gaming.  We will reveal the "Pro Clock", which will display the exact number needed to hit to go professional (automatically adding in all of our revenue from Twitch, Youtube, Paypal Donations, Sponsorships and anywhere else).  Because all of these numbers move on a monthly basis, the target # in terms of Patreon support will be a moving target.  If we can hit that target consistently, then ADWCTA will take a 50%+ pay cut to become a professional content creator.  Merps' situation is a bit more complicated, and will take a combination of time and goat feeding to resolve (currently, Merps is committed to keeping his day job for at least the next couple of years even if the Goat pays him a higher salary O_o; but maybe that will change if there is overwhelming Goat support).

ADWCTA going pro means more and higher quality content on all fronts, including:
Additional twitch stream times (including Asia/EU-friendly times)
Editing for Youtube videos
Daily Short-form Youtube Content
Possible additional weekly Podcast
Additional article series
Quicker and more frequent updates to Tier List
Gaming convention attendance
Host/run/organize/cast Arena tournaments
It will also free up Merps from his share of the grunt work, for which he will be extremely grateful.

Thank you for all of your support, and we hope you will help turn our Goat dreams into a reality!
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Welcome to the Grinning Goat!

We have a Goat.  His name is Gaston.  Like other goats, Gaston enjoys long runs in the Arena, mildly sarcastic comments, and fresh leafy greens. We are huge fans of our Goat, and we want to see him grow so that one day he can fully support what we love to do, which is providing Arena content for the community, from live streams to on-demand videos, audio podcasts, updated tier lists, and more.  Ultimately, the Goat represents our hopes and dreams of one day becoming professional content providers for the Hearthstone Arena community.  

Our Patreon is set up so that every funding goal met expands the amount/quality of content we create.  So, as the Goat grows, we grow too, as we progress from "semi-pro" to full-time professional content creators.  The fate of the Goat really is in your hands!  =) 

Also, if we are live, there WILL be an Alert with your name and pledge amount shown on our live stream, the same as with direct paypal contributions.

Thanks for Feeding the Goat!

Best,
ADWCTA & Merps

_____________________________

Fine Print
Patreon Anonymity:  If you want to stay anonymous, please do not use your real name in your Patreon account, or uncheck the box under Privacy in your Patreon profile.  Thanks!

Patreon Reward Timing: As advised by Patreon, Patreon rewards will be provided after the 3rd of the month, when the Goat is fed.


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Rewards
Goat Acolyte
$3 or more per month 16 patrons
Fed the Goat.  You are awesome.  The Goat receives about as much fresh and healthy grass from this as a twitch subscription (which costs 5$).  Also provides access to our Discord server.  For our supporters who do not watch us live!
Includes Discord rewards
Goat Disciple
$6 or more per month 26 patrons
Thank you for the extra support!  You can opt in for our quarterly drawing (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) for free Patreon coaching w/ Merps.  Winners can schedule ahead of time for their preferred coaching timeslot.
Goat Preacher
$12 or more per month 7 patrons
Become an official Patron of the Grinning Goat!  Your name will be honored on our twitch homepage, certain Youtube videos descriptions, and stream intro/waiting screens.
Goat Zealot
$24 or more per month 4 patrons
Become an official Benefactor of the Grinning Goat!  Your name will be featured in our Patreon sponsor pop-up on stream and at the end of certain Youtube videos, and you will also receive a special shout out on an episode of the Lightforge podcast each month.
Goat Fanatic
$48 or more per month 1 patron
Adopt a Goat!  In addition to all of the above, you can request a personalized Goat Rank on our twitch chat, a special greeting from the bot, and one personal bot command that only YOU can trigger.  =D
Goat Prophet
$92 or more per month 0 patrons
Be a part of the Council of the Grinning Goat!  We thank you for supercharging our Goat Gaming dreams!  You will get exclusive live backstage access to our Tier List update Hangout sessions, including access to the chat, which we will read and respond to as we value cards.  This means you will have (some) updated Tier List numbers days, or even weeks before they are made public (no guarantees that they will not change again before they become final).  You will also be consulted (via email) on other high-impact Goat decisions as they come up.  Welcome to the Council.  No recordings.
Goat Messiah
$300 or more per month 0 patrons
Too generous for a single person!  We cannot POSSIBLY make adequate content-related perks at this level, so all we can do is provide a personalized private Hangouts with us each month.  And, we will totally take you out for drinks in NYC/DC, pimp your content/product monthly, feature your entire life story, set up a proposal for your significant other.  Really, anything goes, your mind is the limit.  We can get creative.  Merps adds: "nothing kinky though".