Kole Ross

is creating Horror Game Retrospectives

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You can see articles and retrospective videos a few days before the general public. Also, you get access to the feed for polls and such.
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Credits and Audio

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Get your name in the credits of the retrospective video (must be a Patron when the video is edited and published). Also, get access to an RSS feed of audio readings of my retrospective articles. 

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Dictate a game for me to stream on Hex Crank Live! As long as I can get ahold of it and run it, it should be fine. (You can only do this once).

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About Kole Ross

My name is Kole Ross, and I love horror games. You might be aware of this fact from my work at the Duckfeed.tv podcasting network. For several years, I've been ignoring a side project, my survival horror retrospective blog Hex Crank. But I want to stop ignoring it, and to do that I need resources. That's why I'm breaking it out into its own Patreon campaign.

What you'd be funding by becoming a member is the ongoing effort to write in-depth retrospectives on horror games. These articles will be accompanied by short video essays that demonstrate some of the key points from the article. For an example of this, see my article on Alone in the Dark. That's the primary output, but I also do a streaming series on the Duckfeed.tv Twitch channel called "Hex Crank Live" where I play through entire horror games.

A reasonable question would be: Why isn't this a part of the Duckfeed.tv Patreon? The simplest possible answer would be that the podcast campaign is for the podcast, and there's no reasonable way to look at what people are giving over there and say "this money is for video content created by one person". This is a different kind of work, which isn't collaborative. So think of Duckfeed as the label or the publisher, with Hex Crank as a side label or affiliated act.

Please take a look at the reward levels and consider what kind of donation would work for you. Thank you for taking the time to consider becoming a member!
$22.06 of $400 per month
Two articles per month. This will make it possible for me to dedicate the time to be regular with retrospectives, without seeking out freelance gigs to pay for living expenses.
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