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- Invited to SmokeMonster Elite Discord
- Early access to all videos
- Patreon exclusive videos
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My name is Mike, but you know me as SmokeMonster. Over the last decade I've delved deep into researching the world of flash carts like EverDrives, dedicating thousands of hours of my time into making it easier to have fun with retro game consoles. Every project that I've been involved with has been, and always will be, 100% free, however I'm starting this Patreon for my YouTube channel to ask for support from my biggest fans.
Why am I asking for your help?
Since I made the move to YouTube, I've loved every minute of interacting with my fans and supporters there. I have an endless backlog of ideas for content, but I've come to appreciate that I need to improve the quality of my videos. Video work requires an immense investment of time, which is something I'm always short on. Having your support through Patreon will help free me from other obligations.
What is the SmokeMonster Elite Discord Channel?
Every Patreon supporter receives an invite to the SmokeMonster Elite Discord Channel. SM Elite is an exclusive invitation-only channel. It's a positive community without trolls, with lots of high-level people from the classic gaming world and YouTube. The #1 rule is be excellent to each other. I'm there daily hashing out new ideas and exploring cool new happenings. There are sub-channels to discuss almost everything: General Gaming, FPGAs, Media, Arcade, Off-Topic, Pickups & Deal Spottings, a Marketplace, and temporary channels that relate to current classic gaming developments and ideas. Come join the fun!
What will your support make possible?
Your support will allow me to dedicate more time to the YouTube channel, both to improve its quality and to produce more content. I'll be able to release better videos more frequently, covering all of the things we're so passionate about.
Whatever you pledge, I want you to know how much I appreciate your help. Whether it's via Patreon, or just a friendly "thank-you" online, your support makes it all worthwhile! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions and I'm always glad to help.
I work full-time doing gaming work, but this goal represents it becoming the job that sustains my life. It's a long road, but it will change everything for me and the channel.