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$1,629
per Podcast
Hi there, we're System Mastery (systemmasterypodcast.com) and we really just want people to listen to us, but if they want to help us keep going, that's fine too.

With your support and encouragement, we’ve grown this silly show into a silly brand into a whole collection of shows that we love to do. This is the longest job either of us has ever held, and it’s the only one we’ve loved. Our headline has always said “We’re System Mastery” but at this point we’re also Movie Mastery, Afterthought, Gamma Crawl, and Expounded Universe, and none of that would have happened without our patrons and the encouragement of our listeners. This patreon pays our webhosting fees and keeps us in terrible books to review. That’s on you, and we thank you. Our new goals include making some new favorites more common (everyone wants that weekly Expounded Universe) and in travel. We want to come meet you! We want to get out to Gencon and Origins and Pax Unplugged and sit down and play games with our listeners (and yes, also leave immediately for hot dogs)! So if you join us now, that’s what you’re empowering. Thanks!

We're actually pretty happy being low class fringe folks.  This was never meant to be a profitable venture.  All we want is to keep doing what we've been doing.  A few bucks a year will pay our webhosting fees and maybe even get a few games to review.  Don't worry about it though, this isn't a last-ditch effort.  We like our listeners and will just keep plugging along making these if you just keep plugging along and listening to them.
Tiers
Cheese Dude
$1 or more per Podcast 234 patrons
"Hey," you're thinking, "That episode was pretty good, one of them even had a thought!  That seems worth a dollar."  Well it probably isn't, but you can still give us a dollar!  We appreciate it when that happens.

OH!  Also we have bonus episodes now.  They'll be every two weeks, concurrent with regular System Mastery releases, and they'll chronicle our painful attempts to build characters in each system we review.  These are available for subscribers at ANY level, and will be posted only here on Patreon, so watch for those!
Includes Discord rewards
All the Bonus Content
$2 or more per Podcast 366 patrons
We've now got two kinds of bonus episodes!  The original recipe bonus episodes that exist in tandem with System Mastery, and our new Wookiepedia Extra Crispy Deep Dives that exist in tandem with Expounded Universe.  In a bald-faced attempt to generate extra revenue to feed Jef's wriggling baby, we're introducing these new Star Wars spectaculars at the low low price of $2 (per episode of System Mastery, same as always).  What does that mean for you, the donor?  Well, most months it means you give us four dollars.  And what does that give you?  On average, SIX bonus episodes of additional System Mastery content.  That's less than a dollar each, says the part of me that remembers TV commercials from the 80s!
Includes Discord rewards
Super Cheese Dude
$5 or more per Podcast 96 patrons
We're having a hard time justifying the concept of reward tiers.  We're just happy to see subscriber numbers grow, honestly.  But here's something cool, I hope.  At this range you get access to our preview activity entries, which are a thing I just made up while typing this.  That way you can see what book we're currently reading while we're reading it, plus any notes about it that seem of interest to us.
Includes Discord rewards
Ultra Cheese Dude
$10 or more per Podcast 26 of 50 patrons
I'll make a note of when you start at this level.  After 5 consecutive paid episodes, we'll be happy to read a prepared note from you on the show.  We'll introduce it as such, but you can honestly say whatever horrible thing you want.  Advertise for something, make us look bad, have us deliver a long praising soliloquy about Pathfinder, as long as it's under 500 words and it follows general rules of human decency (literally just don't be racist, sexist, homophobic, that sort of stuff), we'll put your crazy right on the air.

Note that after your 5th consecutive donation, you can always drop right out of this level and down to something reasonable.  We totally don't mind.
Includes Discord rewards
Ultra Platinum Extreme
$1,000 or more per Podcast 0 of 2 patrons
At this tier we'll let you pick some of the movies and books we review each year, I guess.  Like say... 2 of each, not counting Expounded Universe books.  Also you can come hang out with us and Jef will cook you a tasty chicken dinner, while Jon entertains you with ... a vodka drink?  And you'll get a purple name in our Discord, which will be limited to only two people ever.  Finally, you will be mentioned by name or alias in every episode we do as long as you're at this tier.
Includes Discord rewards
Ray Liotta Private Select
$2,000 or more per Podcast 0 of 1 patrons
This tier is reserved for Ray Liotta.  As soon as he gets around to loving RPGs, gets interested in the weird aspects of them, and finds our show, this is here for him.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$1,629 of $2,000 per Podcast
The Practice Pig:  At this level we will host a luau (or similar pig-themed party) where any Patron that RSVPs can attend (there may be a small cost for additional guests to handle venue costs), and we will serve up a WHOLE DAMN PIG.  FOR EATING.  Also I guess we'll like ... MC the thing and do a live show there or whatever.

Now since this is a particularly weird (and frankly stupid) goal, there are several stipulations we would need to make in advance.  Here are those.

1.  The party would occur as soon as functionally feasible after the goal is achieved, as finding space, hiring caterers, buying a WHOLE DAMN PIG, etc, will all take a bunch of time.  Not to mention an RSVP process so we know who to expect.
2.  No, we aren't paying for travel.  That would immediately bankrupt us.  It will be in a city of our choosing.  Unless you've got a really good deal on a location rental and a caterer that does whole pigs where you live, I'd say San Diego is a safe guess.  If you DO have a really good deal on a location rental and a caterer that does whole pigs where you live, let us know when we hit this goal, okay?
3.  There would probably be side dishes, yes.
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Hi there, we're System Mastery (systemmasterypodcast.com) and we really just want people to listen to us, but if they want to help us keep going, that's fine too.

With your support and encouragement, we’ve grown this silly show into a silly brand into a whole collection of shows that we love to do. This is the longest job either of us has ever held, and it’s the only one we’ve loved. Our headline has always said “We’re System Mastery” but at this point we’re also Movie Mastery, Afterthought, Gamma Crawl, and Expounded Universe, and none of that would have happened without our patrons and the encouragement of our listeners. This patreon pays our webhosting fees and keeps us in terrible books to review. That’s on you, and we thank you. Our new goals include making some new favorites more common (everyone wants that weekly Expounded Universe) and in travel. We want to come meet you! We want to get out to Gencon and Origins and Pax Unplugged and sit down and play games with our listeners (and yes, also leave immediately for hot dogs)! So if you join us now, that’s what you’re empowering. Thanks!

We're actually pretty happy being low class fringe folks.  This was never meant to be a profitable venture.  All we want is to keep doing what we've been doing.  A few bucks a year will pay our webhosting fees and maybe even get a few games to review.  Don't worry about it though, this isn't a last-ditch effort.  We like our listeners and will just keep plugging along making these if you just keep plugging along and listening to them.

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Tiers
Cheese Dude
$1 or more per Podcast 234 patrons
"Hey," you're thinking, "That episode was pretty good, one of them even had a thought!  That seems worth a dollar."  Well it probably isn't, but you can still give us a dollar!  We appreciate it when that happens.

OH!  Also we have bonus episodes now.  They'll be every two weeks, concurrent with regular System Mastery releases, and they'll chronicle our painful attempts to build characters in each system we review.  These are available for subscribers at ANY level, and will be posted only here on Patreon, so watch for those!
Includes Discord rewards
All the Bonus Content
$2 or more per Podcast 366 patrons
We've now got two kinds of bonus episodes!  The original recipe bonus episodes that exist in tandem with System Mastery, and our new Wookiepedia Extra Crispy Deep Dives that exist in tandem with Expounded Universe.  In a bald-faced attempt to generate extra revenue to feed Jef's wriggling baby, we're introducing these new Star Wars spectaculars at the low low price of $2 (per episode of System Mastery, same as always).  What does that mean for you, the donor?  Well, most months it means you give us four dollars.  And what does that give you?  On average, SIX bonus episodes of additional System Mastery content.  That's less than a dollar each, says the part of me that remembers TV commercials from the 80s!
Includes Discord rewards
Super Cheese Dude
$5 or more per Podcast 96 patrons
We're having a hard time justifying the concept of reward tiers.  We're just happy to see subscriber numbers grow, honestly.  But here's something cool, I hope.  At this range you get access to our preview activity entries, which are a thing I just made up while typing this.  That way you can see what book we're currently reading while we're reading it, plus any notes about it that seem of interest to us.
Includes Discord rewards
Ultra Cheese Dude
$10 or more per Podcast 26 of 50 patrons
I'll make a note of when you start at this level.  After 5 consecutive paid episodes, we'll be happy to read a prepared note from you on the show.  We'll introduce it as such, but you can honestly say whatever horrible thing you want.  Advertise for something, make us look bad, have us deliver a long praising soliloquy about Pathfinder, as long as it's under 500 words and it follows general rules of human decency (literally just don't be racist, sexist, homophobic, that sort of stuff), we'll put your crazy right on the air.

Note that after your 5th consecutive donation, you can always drop right out of this level and down to something reasonable.  We totally don't mind.
Includes Discord rewards
Ultra Platinum Extreme
$1,000 or more per Podcast 0 of 2 patrons
At this tier we'll let you pick some of the movies and books we review each year, I guess.  Like say... 2 of each, not counting Expounded Universe books.  Also you can come hang out with us and Jef will cook you a tasty chicken dinner, while Jon entertains you with ... a vodka drink?  And you'll get a purple name in our Discord, which will be limited to only two people ever.  Finally, you will be mentioned by name or alias in every episode we do as long as you're at this tier.
Includes Discord rewards
Ray Liotta Private Select
$2,000 or more per Podcast 0 of 1 patrons
This tier is reserved for Ray Liotta.  As soon as he gets around to loving RPGs, gets interested in the weird aspects of them, and finds our show, this is here for him.
Includes Discord rewards