My name is Clay, and I am Terminally Nerdy. It’s a chronic condition, no hope for a cure. What do I do about this horrible condition you may ask?
Well, I write about Tabletop Gaming, RPGs, as well as create Youtube videos. Reviews, articles, the works! Generally focused on Tabletop RPGs (Dungeons & Dragons and such) and RPG Video games! You can find me at www.terminallynerdy.com in fact!
Whats the point of this Patreon you might be asking yourself? Why are you here? How did you end up at this point in your life?
I can only really answer the question about the Patreon.
I created this Patreon mainly as a way to help fund my work. Time is money, as they say, and frankly I don't have a lot of spare cash. New products to review are not cheap by any means, and while I can on occasion get freebies from creators, often I will have to purchase my own products and games.
Nevermind PC Upgrades, equipment upgrades, and web hosting. I figured I might as well offer an option for those of you who wish to support me directly and help fund the site, while also providing what few extras I can offer. I am a simple man after all.
Anything I raise from Patreon will be put right back into my creations for the most part. I intend to be very transparent with what I do here. Here is a list of the things the money may be used for:
- New stuff to Review! (Tabletop Products, Video Games, ect)
- My Web Hosting (Roughly $100 a year with the domain name)
- Video Equipment Upgrades (Portable Camera, Better Camera, Tripod, ect)
- Possible Video Game Consoles / PC Upgrades to keep up with RPGs and expand my ability to review games.
- Possible Cons / Events (to do v-logs / articles about, but I need better portable camera equipment first! This would be expensive cause we got tickets + hotel + airfare! Never mind that I would have to take my wife with me)
- Support RPG focused Kickstarters and other Patreon Pages. This way I can help the community AND get things to review.
- Personal Expenses. As of January 2018 my work moved me to a new location that now involves a 1 hour 15 minute commute one way, and increased my insurance costs. This has caused me a bit of strain so at times I may need to use funds here to help stay afloat in meatspace.
- Access to the Terminally Nerdy Discord Server VIP Room (Directly connect with me!) The server is public but there is a special patron room.
- Access to Patron Only Events. These could be Hangouts on Voice Chat using Discord, Game Streams, and even Tabletop RPG Ones Shots! These are random but I am trying to get better at doing them.
- Patreon Only Updates on my life and work!
- Copies of any Tabletop Content I create for free! If I make something for sale, you get a copy. As well as copies of any Tabletop Content I work on for others OR contests I judge.
- Input on Future Reviews / Topics & Release Order when I finally run out of things to work on.
- Early Access to Posts/Videos/Reviews. The instant I am done with something you all get access to it.
- A Twitter Shoutout every so often using the #FF hashtag as well as the #KnightsofNerdy tag.
- Put on the Friends of the Nerd list on my website!
- Discounts and Other Cool Things!
As a note, Patrons do get a specific role in my Discord based on their pledges.
- $1 to $4 you are a Bugbear
- $5 to $9 you are a Minotaur
- $10 to $19 you are a Young Gold Dragon
- $20+ you are an Ancient Lich
What do you mean "Discounts and Cool Stuff"?
I understand that's a really vague sort of thing to offer. But for example, this is what my patrons get right now:
When do I post things?
Generally I post once a week. Sometimes this fluctuates. You will get at least 1 video OR blog post monthly, depending on my real life workload.
For those curious, here is an example of one of my video reviews:
Thanks for reading, hope you stick around, and regardless - STAY NERDY!