And we're the cute and cuddly mascot characters for Sasuga Studios!
Nii-chan-sensei t-tasked us with MCing the P-Patreon so p-please support us!
...we're finally getting some screen time.
Ain't that the truth! Anyway, Sasuga Studios needs your support so we can, um, what was it again?
That's right! Please support us so we can eat lots of delicious cake every day!
T-that's not right, Youko! We need s-support so Nii-chan-sensei can keep s-sharing his stories!
Oh yeah! You're right Ameko!
Let's get right to business then! Nii-chan-sensei has bills to pay and equipment to buy so he needs some support so that his time can be used to keep making stories like HERO!
Y-your support can m-make that happen.
You'll be rewarded handsomely.
That's right! Nii-chan-sensei has amassed a big pile of goodies and he's given us the authority to give them out as we see fit!
It's a lot of r-r-responsibility. D-do you think we can h-handle it?
...I'll give you goodies in exchange for cake.
Silly Kumoko! People can't send cake through the internet! But they can send money and the more you send the more goodies you'll get in return! Let's explain the tiers.
We understand that many people can only manage a small amount of support, and every little bit helps!
Everyone deserves to be rewarded for their support.
F-For just one ($1) dollar a month patrons get access to an exclusive d-development log for HERO that has information and images not p-posted anywhere else. It's our w-way of saying t-thanks!
But wait, there's more! It's time to introduce my favorite tier, the Grab Bags! Pick one of the three of us, the adorable Youko, Ameko, or Kumoko, and for five ($5) dollars a month we'll send you a monthly Grab Bag full of goodies that we each put together ourselves!
Each Grab Bag contains a short story, a character illustration, a 3D model, and a vector icon.
You'll also g-get a mystery item that could be another of any of those f-f-four things or something completely different.
Doesn't that sound like fun? Who knows what you'll get, but it's bound to be something good! I hope you'll pick my bag!
...please pick my bag.
I-I want patrons to c-choose my bag too!
Oh, it's so hard to choose between the three of us, isn't it? But luckily you don't have to! For fifteen ($15) dollars a month you'll get all three Grab Bags!
A-all three?! T-that's too much stuff!
...does Nii-chan-sensei know about this?
Doesn't matter! Not only that, as a special bonus for choosing the Teruterubozu Triple Package, we'll give you a super-special-exclusive-mystery-item not available anywhere else!
I want one myself. But when will I get it?
Good question Kumoko! But I don't remember what Nii-chan-sensei told me!
I-I do! Because Patreon charges p-patrons on the first of the month, the G-Grab Bags will be released a few d-days after that. But since we're j-just starting out, for the first month, July, the f-first Grab Bag will be available as soon as you sign up.
Doesn't that mean that July's Grab Bags are free?
Y-yes. It will give p-patrons a taste of what is in them before they c-commit. That's how Nii-chan-sensei's handling the introductory p-period.
Thanks for always remembering everything, Ameko!
W-we have two more tiers to t-talk about.
Can I do it?
Sure! Go ahead.
Nn. For twenty-five ($25) dollars a month, you can pilot your very own robot.
T-that's not quite right, Kumoko!
...sorry. What I meant was that you get to be a HERO Pilot, which means you'll get a free copy of HERO when it's out and a 3D model of one of the HERO mecha. But you have to stay on this tier for a minimum of four months.
You also get the Teruterubozu Triple Package, of course.
And a c-copy of the digital artbook when HERO is released too. It'll even have your n-name written in the 'Special Thanks' section.
And access to monthly guided tours through the 3D model of Takeizumi.
T-that's a lot of g-goodies.
It's not even the final tier! For fifty ($50) dollars a month you get all of that plus more stuff! Nii-chan-sensei calls it "New Game+" though I don't understand what that means. But that part doesn't matter!
New Game+ gives you 3D models of all of the HERO mecha, and you'll have access to personalized private streams.
You also only h-have to stay on the t-tier for two months minimum to qualify for f-free copies of the HERO game and artbook.
And your name in the 'Special Thanks' section will be accompanied by a personalized thank you illustration! But space is limited. Act now, because there are only six openings for this tier!
Those are all the tiers patrons can choose from. Now for the milestone goals.
Nii-chan-sensei has set a f-few funding goals to start. They're p-pretty straightforward.
At $150 a month, he can pay for his health insurance. At $300 per month, he can pay other bills. At $500 a month, he can save up to build a new computer to make stuff on.
More will be posted later if we reach that point!
I-is that e-everything then?
Yup! Nii-chan-sensei wrote some specific details that you can find below. Thanks for supporting us!
...psst. If you can sneak me some cake, I'll make it worth your while.
- Every tier grants access to the Patreon HERO Development Log.
- Each Grab Bag gives patrons the same contents (1 short story, 1 character illustration, 1 3D model, 1 vector icon, & 1 mystery item) but what specific ones they are won't be known until delivery. They're like grab bags in real life. The contents of grab bags won't be repeated within a specific character. However, there will be some overlap between characters, but never in the same month. For example, If you pick the Youko Grab Bag you will never get any duplicates, but if you were to switch from the Youko Grab Bag to the Ameko Grab Bag after a few months, you will get some duplicate contents.
- By that nature of the Grab Bags, patrons receiving the Teruterubozu Triple Package will get duplicate contents, but never in the same month.
- Patrons receive Grab Bags for the months they pledge to. For example, if you pay for August, drop in September, and return in October, you receive the August and October Grab Bags, but not September's.
- Related, pledging for a Grab Bag will not give patrons ones for previous months. For example, if you pledge for September, you will not receive August's Grab Bag.
- Grab Bags will be released early in the month, after payments have been processed. If you sign up in the middle of a month, your first Grab Bag will be for the next month.
- Pledging a Grab Bag will give patrons one free bag automatically to compensate for time delay and also as a sample of what they contain. This Grab Bag will always contain the same contents.
- Once patrons receive a Grab Bag, it's theirs to keep. You don't lose them if you remove your pledge.
- Simply put, every $5 pledged earns patrons one Grab Bag.
- The HERO Pilot tier requires patrons to stay on the tier for four months minimum to receive free copies of HERO, the artbook, and the 3D mecha models. Months do not have to be consecutive. The case is the same for New Game+, but only two months minimum for that tier.
- Access to monthly guided tours will be linked to private videos. Patrons will retain access to the videos for the months they pledged, similar to the Grab Bags. So if you drop your pledge you'll still be able to watch the months you pledged to, but not new ones.
- The New Game+ tier is limited to 6 patrons. Each patron will receive one private unrecorded video stream per month with which to have a personalized tour/conversation.
- New Game+ patrons will have input on their personalized thank you illustration for the artbook.