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-Access to a private Discord server to chat with other supporters
-Access to a live stream of all main podcast recordings
-Monthly newsletter exclusive to patreon supporters. I'll post some film reviews, talk about what books I've been reading, and whatever else I've found interesting over the last 30 days.
-First access to my "sale list". You can claim whatever games you want from the list of games I want to get rid of. Pay only the cost of shipping.
-Your name (or pseudonym of choice) listed on thethoughtfulgamer.com as a supporter
-All lower tier rewards
-Designer Diary early access. See what changes, updates, and conundrums I've encountered in my various game design projects before anyone else.
-Access to the Master Folder where all of the secrets are kept (okay, not that many secrets). See my half-completed articles, notes from podcasts, and spy on what I'm working on currently
-Your name (or pseudonym of choice) listed on thethoughtfulgamer.com as a Patron
-All lower tier rewards
-A "produced by" credit on all Thoughtful Gamer videos
-A verbal "produced by" credit and custom shout out of your choice (within reason) on a podcast episode
-(After 6 months support on this tier) The opportunity to join in. Play your favorite game with Marc on stream, be a guest on the podcast--pitch me your idea and we'll work together to make it happen
-Your name (or pseudonym of choice) listed on thethoughtfulgamer.com as a Producer
About Marc Davis
But at the core, I remain committed to what it says on the tin: a thoughtful, critical perspective of board games and the community around them. I think there's a lack of truly quality board game discussion and analysis out there, and I want to help fill that void. I want to become a trusted source for honest, optimistic, and critical reviews.
Where Is This Money Going?
Now I'm looking for your help to keep The Thoughtful Gamer going. I've been doing this for years, and overall, even with my amazing supporters, it's not made money. 2022 is the year this project needs to start making money or it does not continue in its current form. Your support will pay for hosting and other miscellaneous fees, convention attendance, equipment replacement, and justification that this project is worth continuing.
What's In It For You
I've lined up some awesome rewards for you all that I think you'll find enticing. At the base "supporter" tier I'm giving you a peek behind the curtain. Watch all of our podcasts on live-stream and get access to patron-only parts of the discord channel. Read my monthly newsletter that covers my thoughts and musings on all of the non-board game media I've watched, listened to, and read over the previous 30 days.
At the patron tier you get deeper access. You'll get early access to design notes for all of the game designs I periodically work on. You'll also get to see the entire "master folder" where I store ideas and write all of my posts.
And if you want to be a producer, you get the ultimate recognition. A verbal shout out on the podcast and your name in the credits of every video. Plus after 6 months of producer-level support you get to collaborate with us. Want to talk about your favorite game on the podcast with us? We'll make it happen. Want to just chill and stream some digital games? We can do that.
The most exciting part for me is that everyone will get access to an exclusive Discord server to chat about games. I plan on being very active there and post about what I've been playing, what looks interesting in games news, and whatever's on my mind. It'll be an awesome community of board game fans!