WHAT IS THEBOYKS?I'm theboyks! My name is Derek Boyko and I've been playing Magic (read hooked on the cardboard smack) since 1997 when my brother installed the old Microprose game Shandalar on his computer and then I really got into it when he bought me a starter in 1999. So, you can consider me an old timer. I used to do a weekly video over at DraftMagic.com for years before the site died recording footage of Magic: the Gathering drafts, sealed events, and constructed content which were very popular. I also did Commander videos over at Manadeprived.com and NumotGaming.com. Now I mostly stream on Twitch and produce a much larger variety of content on an almost daily basis. Due to popular demand, I'm setting up this Patreon to both create another avenue for those who want to to support me and my Twitch stream and to create video footage again in a bite sized Youtube video fashion for my patrons!
WHY PATREON?Patreon is a great tool for consumers and creators to interact directly together. I can get direct feedback on the type of content you folks want to see and produce that content for you. I'm all for people helping me out, but I always feel like I need to give something back in return and Patreon is a great way for me to do so. Basically, I make videos, do huge gaming events like Mortal Komabt Fatality where I played 23 different Mortal Kombat games, Grab Bags where we take viewer polls on random games being playerd, and speedruns, but now you have an avenue to more easily give me some money to help support these events for the stream and get some extra content back in return.
HOW DOES PATREON WORK?Basically, you agree to pay me X amount for every month of streaming/producing content. Instead of, say, spending five dollars on an expensive coffee (but seriously, Pumpkin Spice Latte is my JAM), you can give me a fraction of that so I can make videos for you. If we hit certain goals, I'll expand the amount of content I'm able to have time to make. Hey, we might even be able to setup a meetup with some folks in the Seattle area and do a draft/hit the barcade! Patreon cuts out a lot of the middle-men when it comes to supporting me, so instead of Twitch taking half of a sub or Paypal taking a huge cut of a donation, I'll be seeing a lot more of what you want to give me. This means that you can give relatively small amounts and it still makes a substantial impact on the amount you're supporting me with.
All you have to do is click the orange "Become a Patron" button at the top of the page and decide how much to give, pick your perk level if applicable, and put in your payment information. Thanks for checking out the Patreon and for your support. I really appreciate it.