Semi Co-op is creating webcomics about board games
42

patrons

$114
per month
Hi! We're Rachel and Heinze and together we make Semi Co-op, a webcomic about board games! Every Monday, we upload a new comic. We've been running it for over three years and in that period we've created over 175 different comics about nearly a hundred different games!

We are also active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, sometimes publish animations on Youtube, and now we are on Patreon!

The reason we're launching a Patreon is that making a comic takes at least a full day. Brainstorming, sketching, writing a blog post and the social media posts take time. While we have no intention of stopping with Semi Co-op anytime soon, we would like to be able to turn some of our working hours into Semi Co-op hours in a financially responsible way. Especially Rachel, who does all of the art, is spending a lot of her weekends on creating comics, preventing her from participating in fun things like game days!

So that's our first goal: we're hoping that you, the readers will come together and donate enough money so that Rachel can spend one weekday on creating new comics! Of course, we have additional plans, which you can find in the goals overview, to cover the world in Semi Co-op related media. But we'll get excited about that once we get there!

Wait!? There isn't a goal for more weekly comics?!
That's right! Right now we are doing one comic a week. Behind the scenes, we are creating our first sponsored comics of which we already have a small buffer ready to launch in September. Right now, we don't want to do more than two comics a week, so the goal for our Patreon is to give ourselves an additional means to create comics and experiment with different media.

What about a super secret Slack channel?
Because it is important for us that everybody has access to all Semi Co-op material, we won't offer any exclusive content. We feel that your financial position shouldn't influence what parts of Semi Co-op you can enjoy. There will be no exclusive comics, no secret Discord or Slack, nor any backer-only access to PSD-files. At the same time, we want you to feel special for supporting us, so let's get excited about the cool things you unlock when backing us!

Every donation you make to us works towards earning a custom avatar drawn by Rachel!
That's right, you can have your very own Semi Co-op avatar! The Patreon system allows us to see how much you've donated to us. Once you've donated your first $90 we will contact you about your very own custom avatar! Be the talk of the town on your favorite social media or website showing off your avatar!

Every season we will hold a raffle!
At the start of every season, there will be a raffle! Everybody has an equal chance of winning one the prices we’re giving away. Patrons are automatically entered in the giveaways and if you’re not a patron, drop us a message at patreon[at]semicoop[dot]com if you wish to participate. We will raffle things, like Semi Co-op merchandise available at https://semicoop.threadless.com/, cameos in comics, hand-drawn sketches and more! We'll share more information about the prizes we're giving away in a blog post here on Patreon.
Tiers
Only for cool people
$1 or more per month 23 patrons
You're cool, don't worry. We've gone around the internet to ask who was cool and your name kept coming up. 

With this level you’re automatically entered in every Season Raffle. Also, you'll put one dollar towards your custom avatar, which should be yours in seven and a half years!

Not so secret Semi Co-op fan
$3 or more per month 7 patrons
Wow, three dollars, that's awesome! Thank you so much!

With this level you’re automatically entered in every Season Raffle. And as a not so secret Semi Co-op fan, your name will shine on our website in the list of Semi Co-op producers! Also, you'll put three dollars towards your custom avatar, which we'll contact you about in a little under three years!

Pen pals
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Five dollars, thanks! We're so happy that we don't know what to say yet, but we will!

With this level, you’re automatically entered in every Season Raffle and your name will shine on our website in the list of Semi Co-op producers. Also you'll get your avatar quicker (18 months!). You'll also receive a Semi Co-op Christmas card, signed with a personal message from us!

Surprise!
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Ten dollars! That is amazing! 

With this level you’re not only automatically entered in every Season Raffle, but you'll get your avatar in 9 months! You'll also receive a Semi Co-op Christmas card with something extra-special as well. Expect things like stickers, bookmarks and a small custom-made surprise.

Avatar is the new black
$90 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Wow! At this level you'll receive a new custom avatar every month! You're also automatically entered in every Seasonal Raffle and you’ll receive a Semi Co-op Christmas card signed with a personal message!
Goals
$114 of $650 per month
This is our first big milestone. At this amount of donations by our fantastic readers, Rachel can change one of her workdays into a Semi Co-op day! She'll be able to enjoy weekends and play games, which will result in better comics about different games, it's a win-win!
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Hi! We're Rachel and Heinze and together we make Semi Co-op, a webcomic about board games! Every Monday, we upload a new comic. We've been running it for over three years and in that period we've created over 175 different comics about nearly a hundred different games!

We are also active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, sometimes publish animations on Youtube, and now we are on Patreon!

The reason we're launching a Patreon is that making a comic takes at least a full day. Brainstorming, sketching, writing a blog post and the social media posts take time. While we have no intention of stopping with Semi Co-op anytime soon, we would like to be able to turn some of our working hours into Semi Co-op hours in a financially responsible way. Especially Rachel, who does all of the art, is spending a lot of her weekends on creating comics, preventing her from participating in fun things like game days!

So that's our first goal: we're hoping that you, the readers will come together and donate enough money so that Rachel can spend one weekday on creating new comics! Of course, we have additional plans, which you can find in the goals overview, to cover the world in Semi Co-op related media. But we'll get excited about that once we get there!

Wait!? There isn't a goal for more weekly comics?!
That's right! Right now we are doing one comic a week. Behind the scenes, we are creating our first sponsored comics of which we already have a small buffer ready to launch in September. Right now, we don't want to do more than two comics a week, so the goal for our Patreon is to give ourselves an additional means to create comics and experiment with different media.

What about a super secret Slack channel?
Because it is important for us that everybody has access to all Semi Co-op material, we won't offer any exclusive content. We feel that your financial position shouldn't influence what parts of Semi Co-op you can enjoy. There will be no exclusive comics, no secret Discord or Slack, nor any backer-only access to PSD-files. At the same time, we want you to feel special for supporting us, so let's get excited about the cool things you unlock when backing us!

Every donation you make to us works towards earning a custom avatar drawn by Rachel!
That's right, you can have your very own Semi Co-op avatar! The Patreon system allows us to see how much you've donated to us. Once you've donated your first $90 we will contact you about your very own custom avatar! Be the talk of the town on your favorite social media or website showing off your avatar!

Every season we will hold a raffle!
At the start of every season, there will be a raffle! Everybody has an equal chance of winning one the prices we’re giving away. Patrons are automatically entered in the giveaways and if you’re not a patron, drop us a message at patreon[at]semicoop[dot]com if you wish to participate. We will raffle things, like Semi Co-op merchandise available at https://semicoop.threadless.com/, cameos in comics, hand-drawn sketches and more! We'll share more information about the prizes we're giving away in a blog post here on Patreon.

Recent posts by Semi Co-op

Tiers
Only for cool people
$1 or more per month 23 patrons
You're cool, don't worry. We've gone around the internet to ask who was cool and your name kept coming up. 

With this level you’re automatically entered in every Season Raffle. Also, you'll put one dollar towards your custom avatar, which should be yours in seven and a half years!

Not so secret Semi Co-op fan
$3 or more per month 7 patrons
Wow, three dollars, that's awesome! Thank you so much!

With this level you’re automatically entered in every Season Raffle. And as a not so secret Semi Co-op fan, your name will shine on our website in the list of Semi Co-op producers! Also, you'll put three dollars towards your custom avatar, which we'll contact you about in a little under three years!

Pen pals
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Five dollars, thanks! We're so happy that we don't know what to say yet, but we will!

With this level, you’re automatically entered in every Season Raffle and your name will shine on our website in the list of Semi Co-op producers. Also you'll get your avatar quicker (18 months!). You'll also receive a Semi Co-op Christmas card, signed with a personal message from us!

Surprise!
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Ten dollars! That is amazing! 

With this level you’re not only automatically entered in every Season Raffle, but you'll get your avatar in 9 months! You'll also receive a Semi Co-op Christmas card with something extra-special as well. Expect things like stickers, bookmarks and a small custom-made surprise.

Avatar is the new black
$90 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Wow! At this level you'll receive a new custom avatar every month! You're also automatically entered in every Seasonal Raffle and you’ll receive a Semi Co-op Christmas card signed with a personal message!