Keith Ballard / SebastianSB

is creating Let's Plays: Gaming Videos

391

patrons

$1,714

per month
Monetization is the harsh reality of video production.  I've been making free content for YouTube since 2011, and since the beginning of 2015 I've basically been treating it like a full time job.

If you choose to support my channel you can help ensure that I have what I need to pay rent and stay on top of various other expenses, which means I can keep making the video content you love.  Thank you for the support!
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PATREON CHOSEN GAME - How does the vote work?

There is a time slot in the video schedule dedicated to playing games chosen by my Patreon Supporters.  I try to get the vote started in the days before the finale of the current series so that the next game is chosen in time to air the next day.

First I send a message to my $15 Nominating Supporters.  These people are given the ability to name any game they would like to include in the vote, though we may need to talk about it if you nominate something that's basically impossible to record.  This is rare.

About 48 hours later the vote begins.  Every single Patreon supporter, all the way down to $1 pledges, is sent a message that allows them to vote on the games nominated by the Nominating supporters.  This phase also lasts about 48 hours.  After the voting has concluded the winning game will show up as the next Patreon Chosen let's play over the next few days.

If you pledge in the "no reward" tier you will be excluded from this process under the assumption that this is your intention.
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Let's Play Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/sebastiansb/

Audio Podcasts:
https://soundcloud.com/fournerds

Tiers
Voting Supporter
$1 or more per month
VOTE FOR THE PATRON CHOSEN GAME SERIES:


I have a dedicated daily time slot for playing games chosen by my supporters on Patreon.  Just $1.00 per month allows you to take part in the vote!  


PATREON EXCLUSIVE Q&A SERIES:


Every weekend I'm uploading a Q&A video where I answer questions from Patreon supporters, and only Patreon supporters can watch the videos.  Now when I ramble on about something for 40 minutes it can be your fault!


GET YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS:


Supporters who pledge $1.00 or more will now be credited as a thank you at the end of videos.  Exceptions will be made when I do collaborations where the same video goes up on multiple channels.


DISCORD ROLE:


If you link your Discord account with Patreon your name will show up in green and you'll have access to an additional chat channel.

Includes Discord rewards
Nominating Supporter
$15 or more per month
NOMINATE GAMES FOR THE VOTE:


Nominating Supporters are the ones who suggest games for Patreon Chosen Series!  When we're picking a new game each of you is able to contribute one game to the list, which everyone else then votes on.

 

HIGHLIGHTED NAME IN THE CREDITS:


You still get credited for your support, but now it's in an alternate color to thank you for going the extra mile.


You also get everything from the previous tier.

Includes Discord rewards
The "Let's Try" Curators
$25 or more per month only 2 left

CHOOSE GAMES FOR ME TO LET'S TRY:


You know those daily "Let's Try" videos where I do a one-off episode on random indie games and whatnot?  You can pick which one I play, once a month!  Now let's not get ahead of ourselves, there's a preexisting list (of hundreds of games) to pick from.  The list grows every day, though, as countless new games flood my inbox!  You could be the difference between a game being forgotten by time, or featured on my channel (and then forgotten by time).


You could also browse the list of games I own on Steam (now we're talking thousands of games) and look for forgotten gems that I haven't covered yet, but any choices made from there would be pending my approval.  Try to keep things in the spirit of the show, as opposed to nominating a "Lets Try" of Final Fantasy X. I see what you're doing there, don't think I don't.


I don't want to exclusively hand over the reins of the Let's Try slot to the audience of course, so this tier is limited to fifteen people.  First come, first serve!  Up to fifteen audience-chosen videos out of the 30 or so each month seems like a good balance.


How do you send your choice to me? Just message me here on Patreon.


ORANGE NAME IN THE CREDITS:


I guess you could also just join this tier to make people read your name every day?


You also get all of the benefits of the other tiers, including nominating, voting, name in the credits, and the Q&A series!


The Let's Try List:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PqzMkn0nbXs1qgZ69is-5I94Jc4Up5QxBKwybVnjaPE/edit?usp=sharing


My Steam Library: https://steamcommunity.com/id/sebastiansb/games/?tab=all

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$1,714 of $2,000 per month
I'll finally cave and get a Vive or something so that I can start providing you guys VR videos as a thank you for your immense support.
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Monetization is the harsh reality of video production.  I've been making free content for YouTube since 2011, and since the beginning of 2015 I've basically been treating it like a full time job.

If you choose to support my channel you can help ensure that I have what I need to pay rent and stay on top of various other expenses, which means I can keep making the video content you love.  Thank you for the support!
-
PATREON CHOSEN GAME - How does the vote work?

There is a time slot in the video schedule dedicated to playing games chosen by my Patreon Supporters.  I try to get the vote started in the days before the finale of the current series so that the next game is chosen in time to air the next day.

First I send a message to my $15 Nominating Supporters.  These people are given the ability to name any game they would like to include in the vote, though we may need to talk about it if you nominate something that's basically impossible to record.  This is rare.

About 48 hours later the vote begins.  Every single Patreon supporter, all the way down to $1 pledges, is sent a message that allows them to vote on the games nominated by the Nominating supporters.  This phase also lasts about 48 hours.  After the voting has concluded the winning game will show up as the next Patreon Chosen let's play over the next few days.

If you pledge in the "no reward" tier you will be excluded from this process under the assumption that this is your intention.
-
Let's Play Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/sebastiansb/

Audio Podcasts:
https://soundcloud.com/fournerds

Recent posts by Keith Ballard / SebastianSB

Tiers
Voting Supporter
$1 or more per month
VOTE FOR THE PATRON CHOSEN GAME SERIES:


I have a dedicated daily time slot for playing games chosen by my supporters on Patreon.  Just $1.00 per month allows you to take part in the vote!  


PATREON EXCLUSIVE Q&A SERIES:


Every weekend I'm uploading a Q&A video where I answer questions from Patreon supporters, and only Patreon supporters can watch the videos.  Now when I ramble on about something for 40 minutes it can be your fault!


GET YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS:


Supporters who pledge $1.00 or more will now be credited as a thank you at the end of videos.  Exceptions will be made when I do collaborations where the same video goes up on multiple channels.


DISCORD ROLE:


If you link your Discord account with Patreon your name will show up in green and you'll have access to an additional chat channel.

Includes Discord rewards
Nominating Supporter
$15 or more per month
NOMINATE GAMES FOR THE VOTE:


Nominating Supporters are the ones who suggest games for Patreon Chosen Series!  When we're picking a new game each of you is able to contribute one game to the list, which everyone else then votes on.

 

HIGHLIGHTED NAME IN THE CREDITS:


You still get credited for your support, but now it's in an alternate color to thank you for going the extra mile.


You also get everything from the previous tier.

Includes Discord rewards
The "Let's Try" Curators
$25 or more per month only 2 left

CHOOSE GAMES FOR ME TO LET'S TRY:


You know those daily "Let's Try" videos where I do a one-off episode on random indie games and whatnot?  You can pick which one I play, once a month!  Now let's not get ahead of ourselves, there's a preexisting list (of hundreds of games) to pick from.  The list grows every day, though, as countless new games flood my inbox!  You could be the difference between a game being forgotten by time, or featured on my channel (and then forgotten by time).


You could also browse the list of games I own on Steam (now we're talking thousands of games) and look for forgotten gems that I haven't covered yet, but any choices made from there would be pending my approval.  Try to keep things in the spirit of the show, as opposed to nominating a "Lets Try" of Final Fantasy X. I see what you're doing there, don't think I don't.


I don't want to exclusively hand over the reins of the Let's Try slot to the audience of course, so this tier is limited to fifteen people.  First come, first serve!  Up to fifteen audience-chosen videos out of the 30 or so each month seems like a good balance.


How do you send your choice to me? Just message me here on Patreon.


ORANGE NAME IN THE CREDITS:


I guess you could also just join this tier to make people read your name every day?


You also get all of the benefits of the other tiers, including nominating, voting, name in the credits, and the Q&A series!


The Let's Try List:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PqzMkn0nbXs1qgZ69is-5I94Jc4Up5QxBKwybVnjaPE/edit?usp=sharing


My Steam Library: https://steamcommunity.com/id/sebastiansb/games/?tab=all

Includes Discord rewards