Terminally Nerdy is creating content discussing Narrative Driven Games, RPGs, Books, & more!
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Hello everyone. Thanks for visiting my little Patreon here and being a fan of my work. Hopefully I continue to amuse, entertain, and inform you!

First off, 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 honestly I do a lot of things. I write articles and book reviews on my blog (www.terminallynerdy.com), mostly focused on narrative gaming. I stream games on Twitch (twitch.tv/terminallynerdy) based on the choices and votes made by my Games Club members. I also post Indie Impressions videos on Youtube (youtube.com/terminallynerdy) as well as the occasional VLog! I also post tons of stuff on twitter quite a bit with a focus on gaming news (both tabletop and video games) and positivity stuff. Quite frankly, I am a multi focused creator.

So you might be wondering what the point of this Patreon is. Or not. I am not a mind reader.

WHAT AM I (THE SUPPORTER) PAYING FOR?

Pretty simple really. You pay for whatever content I am producing. Whether that be Twitch Streams, Blog Posts, Videos on Youtube, and for some it even means my Twitter antics, your support is applied to all these things. Basically, your supporting helps pay for what amounts to a part time job for me, as I spend 20-40 hours a month on Terminally Nerdy Content between streaming, writing, networking, twitter interactions, and playing video games to review. You basically are helping me in everything I do and hopefully one day turning this into my main source of income. One day!

WHAT ARE YOU (TERMINALLY NERDY) SPENDING THE MONEY ON?

I try 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 Stream and 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. Basically I work 60 hours a week, and only get paid for 40 of it. As of January 2019 my Health Insurance costs are now increasing on top of everything else, so yea...
  • My Web Hosting (Roughly $120 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. Currently I have a PC, and a 3DS, and that is it.  The plan, once I hit $300 a month, is for a Switch + Capture Device.
  • 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 want to take my wife with me).  $300 a month means one con every two years, most likely PAX

As far as rewards go, I have 3 tiers. One is the general level, and you can pledge as little as $1 a month to gain access to these benefits. You can of course pledge MORE than $1 a month if you choose to do so, just make sure you select the amount you wanna pledge.

The $2 Tier: A Supporter of Nerdy – This is the standard tier that everyone gets upon pledging. No matter how much or little you provide me each month, you get all the following benefits.

  • Access to the Terminally Nerdy Discord Server VIP Room (Directly connect with me!) The server is public but there is a special patron room.
  • The Ability to submit a question once a month to be answered in my State of the Nerd videos (a Patreon Q&A if you will)
  • 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.
  • Early Access to Posts/Videos/Reviews. The instant I am done with something you all get access to it.  This can be weeks or even MONTHS in advance.
  • Discounts and Other Cool Things!
  • Voting for the “Terminally Nerdy Game Club” streamed game (See below)

As a note, Patrons do get a specific role in my Discord based on their pledges.

  • $2 to $4 you are a Squire of Nerdy
  • $5 to $9 you are a Knight Errant of Nerdy
  • $10 to $19 you are a Knight of Nerdy
  • $20+ you are an Paladin of Nerdy
  • Twitch Subs are Dragons of Nerdy

The $5 Tier: TN Games Club Member – For those of you who are interested in helping me with my streaming / reviews and want a more interactive option then just hanging out in them, you can become a Stream Supporter. What do you get at this level?

  • All the $2 Tier Benefits
  • Ability to Nominate the next game that I will stream & review, to be voted on by all patrons & twitch viewers. Also the choice as to whether or not to participate in the review WITH me! (see below for details)
  • Discord Title: Stream Supporter (in addition to the normal title you get from the $2+ Tier)

The Terminally Nerdy Game Club: What on earth is this?

To help create some more interaction between myself and my patrons as well as let my Patrons and Twich Subs have a bit more control over the content I provide, I came up with this idea. First and foremost, when I call for them, my TN Games Club patrons AND Twitch Subs will be asked to nominate a game (a Narrative Driven Video Game or RPG! If you are not sure, ask me before nominating as once you submit a game its locked in) for me to play. They will respond to a Google Form specified in the announcement post. After 2 weeks, I will choose 2 to 4 of these nominations, and create a Poll for my Twitch Subscribers & Viewers, and EVERY Patron to vote on. After 2 weeks, I will see which game won the vote, and THAT game will be the focus of my streams outside of the Stream Sponsors game. I will play this game to completion or as close to completion as I can get barring any insane difficulty spikes OR bugs, and once I am done one of two things will occur: a 1v1 Discussion Review stream with the patron whose nomination won, or I will review the game on my own. One of the two. I will work with the Games Club member whose nomination won in order to organize the combo review if needed.

For the record I can play pretty much any game console wise that could be safely emulated (so Atari 2600 up to PS1) and my PC Specs are a Core i7-4770k 3.5ghz CPU, 16gb DDR3 Ram, and a GTX 970 4gb GPU.

I am supporting you on Twitch, can I get in on any of this?

Why, yes you can! Sadly, I can’t easily allow you access to nominations as those posts will only be here, however you can join my Discord and let me know that you are a Twitch Subscriber (And provide me your Twitch Name so I can verify it) and you will get the Stream Supporter title, and the Dragon of Nerdy title as well. You will also be treated as a Stream Supporter, being able to join in on the Game Club round tables if you wish by notifying me via Discord.

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:

  • 10% Off any purchase at TabletopLoot.com
  • 30% off anything at TeePublic
  • A copy of DMs Guild Jam #1 and #2
  • A custom "Knights of Nerdy" dice bag design offered by Greyed Out (you still gotta buy it though)
  • Discounts at Rook and Raven for cool Journals

And hopefully down the road I can get more cool stuff! Basically any time I work on a product for sale, the requirement will be that I get a copy for you all. Any time I judge something (for example, more of the DM Jams) I will be giving copies to all of you!

When do I post things?

I post things on my blog every two weeks at the minimum, possibly more often.  I stream currently every Sunday starting at 10am EST and going for around 4 hours.  I post Indie Impressions videos on my Youtube channel every 2 weeks as well, and they also go on my Website at the same rate.  But Patrons get the articles and videos the instant I finish them so when they go up on Patreon is completely random.  I could go a week without posting a thing, and then you might get 4 things on 4 days in a row.

Anyway I hope this helps explain all the nonsense, tomfoolery, and shenanigans I am about.

Thanks for reading, and remember:

GET THOSE HITS! TAKE THOSE HITS! KEEP PUSHING THROUGH AND ALWAYS...STAY NERDY!

Tiers
Supporter of Nerdy
$2 or more per month
  • Access to the Terminally Nerdy Discord Server VIP Room (Directly connect with me!)  The server is public but there is a special patron room.
  • Ability to participate in a monthly Patron Q&A.  Ask me one question each month to be answered in my State of the Nerd video!
  • 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
  • Early Access to Posts/Videos/Reviews (I try to write 4 Tabletop RPG Blog posts a month in addition to Video Game Reviews every so often)
  • Discounts and Other Cool Things!
  • Automatic Entry into Any Giveaways I publish (Rare and requires your shipping address)


As a note, Patrons do get a specific role in my Discord based on their pledges. These roles will be added manually (all start as a squire)

 

  • $2 to $4 you are a Squire of Nerdy
  • $5 to $9 you are a Knight Errant of Nerdy
  • $10 to $19 you are a Knight of Nerdy
  • $20+ you are an Paladin of Nerdy
  • Twitch Subs are Dragons of Nerdy in addition to any Patron titles
Includes Discord rewards
TN Games Club Member
$5 or more per month


  • All the $2 Tier Benefits
  • Ability to Nominate the next game that I will stream & review, to be voted on by all patrons & twitch viewers. Also the choice as to whether or not to participate in the review WITH me!
  • Discord Title: Stream Supporter (in addition to the normal title you get from the $2+ Tier)
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$219 of $300 per month
At $300 a month I will start looking into seriously getting consoles as well as a setup to stream games from them. This will also allow me to save up for a con every other year, most likely PAX or Gen Con.
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Hello everyone. Thanks for visiting my little Patreon here and being a fan of my work. Hopefully I continue to amuse, entertain, and inform you!

First off, 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 honestly I do a lot of things. I write articles and book reviews on my blog (www.terminallynerdy.com), mostly focused on narrative gaming. I stream games on Twitch (twitch.tv/terminallynerdy) based on the choices and votes made by my Games Club members. I also post Indie Impressions videos on Youtube (youtube.com/terminallynerdy) as well as the occasional VLog! I also post tons of stuff on twitter quite a bit with a focus on gaming news (both tabletop and video games) and positivity stuff. Quite frankly, I am a multi focused creator.

So you might be wondering what the point of this Patreon is. Or not. I am not a mind reader.

WHAT AM I (THE SUPPORTER) PAYING FOR?

Pretty simple really. You pay for whatever content I am producing. Whether that be Twitch Streams, Blog Posts, Videos on Youtube, and for some it even means my Twitter antics, your support is applied to all these things. Basically, your supporting helps pay for what amounts to a part time job for me, as I spend 20-40 hours a month on Terminally Nerdy Content between streaming, writing, networking, twitter interactions, and playing video games to review. You basically are helping me in everything I do and hopefully one day turning this into my main source of income. One day!

WHAT ARE YOU (TERMINALLY NERDY) SPENDING THE MONEY ON?

I try 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 Stream and 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. Basically I work 60 hours a week, and only get paid for 40 of it. As of January 2019 my Health Insurance costs are now increasing on top of everything else, so yea...
  • My Web Hosting (Roughly $120 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. Currently I have a PC, and a 3DS, and that is it.  The plan, once I hit $300 a month, is for a Switch + Capture Device.
  • 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 want to take my wife with me).  $300 a month means one con every two years, most likely PAX

As far as rewards go, I have 3 tiers. One is the general level, and you can pledge as little as $1 a month to gain access to these benefits. You can of course pledge MORE than $1 a month if you choose to do so, just make sure you select the amount you wanna pledge.

The $2 Tier: A Supporter of Nerdy – This is the standard tier that everyone gets upon pledging. No matter how much or little you provide me each month, you get all the following benefits.

  • Access to the Terminally Nerdy Discord Server VIP Room (Directly connect with me!) The server is public but there is a special patron room.
  • The Ability to submit a question once a month to be answered in my State of the Nerd videos (a Patreon Q&A if you will)
  • 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.
  • Early Access to Posts/Videos/Reviews. The instant I am done with something you all get access to it.  This can be weeks or even MONTHS in advance.
  • Discounts and Other Cool Things!
  • Voting for the “Terminally Nerdy Game Club” streamed game (See below)

As a note, Patrons do get a specific role in my Discord based on their pledges.

  • $2 to $4 you are a Squire of Nerdy
  • $5 to $9 you are a Knight Errant of Nerdy
  • $10 to $19 you are a Knight of Nerdy
  • $20+ you are an Paladin of Nerdy
  • Twitch Subs are Dragons of Nerdy

The $5 Tier: TN Games Club Member – For those of you who are interested in helping me with my streaming / reviews and want a more interactive option then just hanging out in them, you can become a Stream Supporter. What do you get at this level?

  • All the $2 Tier Benefits
  • Ability to Nominate the next game that I will stream & review, to be voted on by all patrons & twitch viewers. Also the choice as to whether or not to participate in the review WITH me! (see below for details)
  • Discord Title: Stream Supporter (in addition to the normal title you get from the $2+ Tier)

The Terminally Nerdy Game Club: What on earth is this?

To help create some more interaction between myself and my patrons as well as let my Patrons and Twich Subs have a bit more control over the content I provide, I came up with this idea. First and foremost, when I call for them, my TN Games Club patrons AND Twitch Subs will be asked to nominate a game (a Narrative Driven Video Game or RPG! If you are not sure, ask me before nominating as once you submit a game its locked in) for me to play. They will respond to a Google Form specified in the announcement post. After 2 weeks, I will choose 2 to 4 of these nominations, and create a Poll for my Twitch Subscribers & Viewers, and EVERY Patron to vote on. After 2 weeks, I will see which game won the vote, and THAT game will be the focus of my streams outside of the Stream Sponsors game. I will play this game to completion or as close to completion as I can get barring any insane difficulty spikes OR bugs, and once I am done one of two things will occur: a 1v1 Discussion Review stream with the patron whose nomination won, or I will review the game on my own. One of the two. I will work with the Games Club member whose nomination won in order to organize the combo review if needed.

For the record I can play pretty much any game console wise that could be safely emulated (so Atari 2600 up to PS1) and my PC Specs are a Core i7-4770k 3.5ghz CPU, 16gb DDR3 Ram, and a GTX 970 4gb GPU.

I am supporting you on Twitch, can I get in on any of this?

Why, yes you can! Sadly, I can’t easily allow you access to nominations as those posts will only be here, however you can join my Discord and let me know that you are a Twitch Subscriber (And provide me your Twitch Name so I can verify it) and you will get the Stream Supporter title, and the Dragon of Nerdy title as well. You will also be treated as a Stream Supporter, being able to join in on the Game Club round tables if you wish by notifying me via Discord.

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:

  • 10% Off any purchase at TabletopLoot.com
  • 30% off anything at TeePublic
  • A copy of DMs Guild Jam #1 and #2
  • A custom "Knights of Nerdy" dice bag design offered by Greyed Out (you still gotta buy it though)
  • Discounts at Rook and Raven for cool Journals

And hopefully down the road I can get more cool stuff! Basically any time I work on a product for sale, the requirement will be that I get a copy for you all. Any time I judge something (for example, more of the DM Jams) I will be giving copies to all of you!

When do I post things?

I post things on my blog every two weeks at the minimum, possibly more often.  I stream currently every Sunday starting at 10am EST and going for around 4 hours.  I post Indie Impressions videos on my Youtube channel every 2 weeks as well, and they also go on my Website at the same rate.  But Patrons get the articles and videos the instant I finish them so when they go up on Patreon is completely random.  I could go a week without posting a thing, and then you might get 4 things on 4 days in a row.

Anyway I hope this helps explain all the nonsense, tomfoolery, and shenanigans I am about.

Thanks for reading, and remember:

GET THOSE HITS! TAKE THOSE HITS! KEEP PUSHING THROUGH AND ALWAYS...STAY NERDY!

Recent posts by Terminally Nerdy

Tiers
Supporter of Nerdy
$2 or more per month
  • Access to the Terminally Nerdy Discord Server VIP Room (Directly connect with me!)  The server is public but there is a special patron room.
  • Ability to participate in a monthly Patron Q&A.  Ask me one question each month to be answered in my State of the Nerd video!
  • 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
  • Early Access to Posts/Videos/Reviews (I try to write 4 Tabletop RPG Blog posts a month in addition to Video Game Reviews every so often)
  • Discounts and Other Cool Things!
  • Automatic Entry into Any Giveaways I publish (Rare and requires your shipping address)


As a note, Patrons do get a specific role in my Discord based on their pledges. These roles will be added manually (all start as a squire)

 

  • $2 to $4 you are a Squire of Nerdy
  • $5 to $9 you are a Knight Errant of Nerdy
  • $10 to $19 you are a Knight of Nerdy
  • $20+ you are an Paladin of Nerdy
  • Twitch Subs are Dragons of Nerdy in addition to any Patron titles
Includes Discord rewards
TN Games Club Member
$5 or more per month


  • All the $2 Tier Benefits
  • Ability to Nominate the next game that I will stream & review, to be voted on by all patrons & twitch viewers. Also the choice as to whether or not to participate in the review WITH me!
  • Discord Title: Stream Supporter (in addition to the normal title you get from the $2+ Tier)
Includes Discord rewards