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Hi, I'm Ben, though I usually go by Sientir on the Internet, and this is my Patreon page. Thanks for dropping by!

From this page, you can pledge money to me on a monthly basis to help support various creative endeavors that I do. These come in two major categories: Free-for-everyone content and price-gated content, the latter of which serve as rewards for those willing to financially support me. That support is greatly appreciated!

The free-for-everyone content is:
  1. Geekdom of God: A weekly podcast about Christianity. This is a topic I’m passionate about, but I also feel that my views regarding my faith are somewhat atypical, largely because, while I believe the Bible, I examine Christian traditions with a great deal of scrutiny.
  2. Let's Plays: This is a weekday show (Monday-Friday) where I play through a game. What game I play of course changes from time-to-time, as I change to a new game when I beat the current one.
  3. Guild Chat: This is a weekend show (Saturday and Sunday) where I talk about some topic and play Guild Wars 1 (one of my all time favorite games) gameplay footage in the background. As such, the gameplay and audio have little to do with each other.

This brings me to the price-gated content. If you choose to financially support me with a monthly pledge, you become eligible to receive this content. What you get access to depends upon how much you pledge—the rewards tiers can be found to the right, but I also explain them in more detail below.

Also, I want to note that audio recordings for reward tiers will have what I consider a minimal level of editing—I'll trim off silence from the beginning and end of the recordings and tweak the overall volume, generally by running a compressor over it (which smooths out volume differences). I mention this so that everyone knows what to expect from these tiers.

As a final note, tiers are progressive, meaning that all rewards in a lower value tier are included in a higher value tier. They all also include a special "Patron" role on my Discord server just for Patrons. This role gives access to private text and voice channels!

And with that, let's go over the tiers themselves!

1. $1 USD — Patron Podcast
Starting with this tier, you get access to and participation in the Patron Podcast. This is a monthly podcast with the topic chosen by Patrons! Topics are submitted during the first half of a month, then I make a poll from those topics for Patrons to vote in. The winning option is the topic for that month’s Patron Podcast!

2. $3 USD — Storytime
This tier gets short stories I call Vignettes. Each Vignette is about 500-700 words on average, which is a little over a page. What these are about can vary greatly, and sometimes I'm experimental with them. A new Vignette comes out every other week.

3. $5 USD — Dear Patrons... (Also $10 USD — Easy Generosity)
With this tier, you get access to daily* diary entries. These entries are usually a combination of life events and stuff I'm thinking about. They also come with an audio portion, where I discuss a Bible Verse of the Day.

*: While these are generally daily, the exact time they come out is somewhat inconsistent (as is my personal schedule). They also tend to be more personal. On occasion, something messes with my ability to release one on a given day, as life does occur. Also, any vacations that I may take will also likely heavily disrupt these, so I’ll seek to make Patrons at affected tiers aware of such events ahead of time.

4. $13.37 USD — For Some 1337 Fun!
This tier is for fun! Patrons at this level get a new album of “songs” I’ve created on my Yamaha keyboard each month. To be clear, I have no actual training in playing a keyboard, but I do enjoy it. Also, Patrons at this tier get to vote on whether or not the songs will see a public release (on a per song basis). Albums are typically around 8-10 songs in length. Basically, I sit down and record for about 20 minutes, then cut out the individual songs, so the overall album time is typically a bit less than that.

You can find the publicly released songs by going to the Posts tab and clicking on the Sientir's Songs tag.

Songs are released to these Patrons on a one-song-per-day schedule, starting sometime during the first half of the month.

I may also on rare occasions release other (silly or experimental) content for Patrons of this tier, but such things shouldn't be anticipated.
Tiers
Patron Podcast
$1 or more per month
  • Monthly Podcast with topic suggested by Patrons!
  • The "Patron" role on my Discord server, which gives access to Patron only text and voice channels!
Includes Discord rewards
Storytime
$3 or more per month
  • Fortnightly short stories called Vignettes (on average about a page in length—see description for more details).
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Dear Diary...
$5 or more per month
  • Get access to daily "Dear Patron..." diary entries!
  • Also comes with an audio discussion of a Bible Verse of the Day.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Easy Generosity
$10 or more per month
  • This tier is identical to the previous $5 USD tier. I've added it to make it easier for people to be more generous if they want to be. (I know that Patreon lets you specify a value other than a tier, but this makes it simpler. Consider it a social experiment.)
Includes Discord rewards
For some 1337 fun!
$13.37 or more per month
  • Once per month, I'll make an "album" with my Yamaha keyboard. I'm not a trained musician nor composer, so these are going to be very...freestyle.
  • Each song that I post will also come with a poll so that Patrons of this tier can vote on whether or not to make the song public. These polls close at the end of the month.
  • This tier is here for fun! Don't take it too seriously. (For those outside the United States, the value of this tier is $13.37 USD.)
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$36 of $100 per month
I'll start releasing the Geekdom of God scripts with the videos! These script posts will be available to everyone on GeekdomOfGod.com. To see what this will look like, you can check out this example posting here: https://www.geekdomofgod.com/2019/03/geekdom-of-god-script-dangers-of.html
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Hi, I'm Ben, though I usually go by Sientir on the Internet, and this is my Patreon page. Thanks for dropping by!

From this page, you can pledge money to me on a monthly basis to help support various creative endeavors that I do. These come in two major categories: Free-for-everyone content and price-gated content, the latter of which serve as rewards for those willing to financially support me. That support is greatly appreciated!

The free-for-everyone content is:
  1. Geekdom of God: A weekly podcast about Christianity. This is a topic I’m passionate about, but I also feel that my views regarding my faith are somewhat atypical, largely because, while I believe the Bible, I examine Christian traditions with a great deal of scrutiny.
  2. Let's Plays: This is a weekday show (Monday-Friday) where I play through a game. What game I play of course changes from time-to-time, as I change to a new game when I beat the current one.
  3. Guild Chat: This is a weekend show (Saturday and Sunday) where I talk about some topic and play Guild Wars 1 (one of my all time favorite games) gameplay footage in the background. As such, the gameplay and audio have little to do with each other.

This brings me to the price-gated content. If you choose to financially support me with a monthly pledge, you become eligible to receive this content. What you get access to depends upon how much you pledge—the rewards tiers can be found to the right, but I also explain them in more detail below.

Also, I want to note that audio recordings for reward tiers will have what I consider a minimal level of editing—I'll trim off silence from the beginning and end of the recordings and tweak the overall volume, generally by running a compressor over it (which smooths out volume differences). I mention this so that everyone knows what to expect from these tiers.

As a final note, tiers are progressive, meaning that all rewards in a lower value tier are included in a higher value tier. They all also include a special "Patron" role on my Discord server just for Patrons. This role gives access to private text and voice channels!

And with that, let's go over the tiers themselves!

1. $1 USD — Patron Podcast
Starting with this tier, you get access to and participation in the Patron Podcast. This is a monthly podcast with the topic chosen by Patrons! Topics are submitted during the first half of a month, then I make a poll from those topics for Patrons to vote in. The winning option is the topic for that month’s Patron Podcast!

2. $3 USD — Storytime
This tier gets short stories I call Vignettes. Each Vignette is about 500-700 words on average, which is a little over a page. What these are about can vary greatly, and sometimes I'm experimental with them. A new Vignette comes out every other week.

3. $5 USD — Dear Patrons... (Also $10 USD — Easy Generosity)
With this tier, you get access to daily* diary entries. These entries are usually a combination of life events and stuff I'm thinking about. They also come with an audio portion, where I discuss a Bible Verse of the Day.

*: While these are generally daily, the exact time they come out is somewhat inconsistent (as is my personal schedule). They also tend to be more personal. On occasion, something messes with my ability to release one on a given day, as life does occur. Also, any vacations that I may take will also likely heavily disrupt these, so I’ll seek to make Patrons at affected tiers aware of such events ahead of time.

4. $13.37 USD — For Some 1337 Fun!
This tier is for fun! Patrons at this level get a new album of “songs” I’ve created on my Yamaha keyboard each month. To be clear, I have no actual training in playing a keyboard, but I do enjoy it. Also, Patrons at this tier get to vote on whether or not the songs will see a public release (on a per song basis). Albums are typically around 8-10 songs in length. Basically, I sit down and record for about 20 minutes, then cut out the individual songs, so the overall album time is typically a bit less than that.

You can find the publicly released songs by going to the Posts tab and clicking on the Sientir's Songs tag.

Songs are released to these Patrons on a one-song-per-day schedule, starting sometime during the first half of the month.

I may also on rare occasions release other (silly or experimental) content for Patrons of this tier, but such things shouldn't be anticipated.

Recent posts by Sientir

Tiers
Patron Podcast
$1 or more per month
  • Monthly Podcast with topic suggested by Patrons!
  • The "Patron" role on my Discord server, which gives access to Patron only text and voice channels!
Includes Discord rewards
Storytime
$3 or more per month
  • Fortnightly short stories called Vignettes (on average about a page in length—see description for more details).
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Dear Diary...
$5 or more per month
  • Get access to daily "Dear Patron..." diary entries!
  • Also comes with an audio discussion of a Bible Verse of the Day.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Easy Generosity
$10 or more per month
  • This tier is identical to the previous $5 USD tier. I've added it to make it easier for people to be more generous if they want to be. (I know that Patreon lets you specify a value other than a tier, but this makes it simpler. Consider it a social experiment.)
Includes Discord rewards
For some 1337 fun!
$13.37 or more per month
  • Once per month, I'll make an "album" with my Yamaha keyboard. I'm not a trained musician nor composer, so these are going to be very...freestyle.
  • Each song that I post will also come with a poll so that Patrons of this tier can vote on whether or not to make the song public. These polls close at the end of the month.
  • This tier is here for fun! Don't take it too seriously. (For those outside the United States, the value of this tier is $13.37 USD.)
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Includes Discord rewards