SuperDerek RPGsis creating RPG Reviews And Videos!
Patreon Discord Channel
Join the SuperDerek Discord Community, and get access to the Patreon section where we have monthly chats and other discussion about everything and anything!
Your name in the credits!
By contributing to the show, your name will show up in the end-screen credits for every episode of The Game Collection!
My sincerest, and most humble gratitude
I don't know how much that means to you, but it means a lot to me that anyone would consider donating to help fund my projects.
Ads suck. You know it, I know it, nobody likes them. Don't bother watching them on my channel. As far as I'm concerned, if you're supporting me here, you don't need to suffer through another ad on my behalf. :)
In addition to the first-tier rewards:
A thank-you on Twitter
This should be pretty self-explanatory. I get to tell everyone on Twitter what an awesome person you are. Be sure to send me your Twitter handle when you sign up!
Access to Behind-the-Scenes Content
Including bloopers, cut content, original scripts, and unreleased/unfinished work that didn't make the cut.
In addition to previous tier rewards:
Weighted input on deciding the next review!
I take suggestions from everyone on my channel on what I ought to review next. However, patrons in this tier will have more sway, and will likely often be a determining factor when I'm not sure what to review next!
These suggestions will be taken in the SuperDerek Discord server in a dedicated room for Metal Slimes to help me keep track of your requests!
About SuperDerek RPGs
However, what you may not already know is that I do have a pseudonym, with which I conduct everyday life. That name is Derek Beins. For the last 2-and-a-half years I've been hosting a review show called The Game Collection, in which I play games from start to finish. Mostly Japanese RPGs that can take quite a while to complete.
When I first started making reviews, I did them on a shoe-string budget. My camera was a cell phone, I recorded audio using a lav mic plugged into an iPad I held off-camera. I taught myself the basics of editing with my first review, Earthbound and the rest is history. Over the years I've steadily been working on improving the quality of my content and production values, and seeking out more games to review. I'm currently on my 4th camera, and just recently got a set of studio lights thanks to a very generous donation from a viewer. Very little of the production improvements were paid for by ad revenue, some of it was paid for out of my own pocket, and a bit of it is still accumulating interest on a credit card that I scurry to pay down each month.
And so far, this system works. And it will continue to work with or without the financial support of viewers. However, support received through Patreon would go a long way to helping improve the rate at which I'm able to improve my production equipment, and acquire games to stream and review. Support from patrons would also help ease the end-of-month anxiety of scurrying up the funds to pay down the hole I've dug myself with the production of the show. And who knows? Maybe in some far off fantasy years down the road, support from patrons may allow me to do this full-time, and potentially increase the frequency of releases? It could happen. And if it eventually does, it could all start here.
Regardless of whether you decide to become a patron, thank you, sincerely, for taking the time to read, or comment, or even just watch my reviews, and helping ensure that I'm not just a lonely guy sitting in a room talking to himself on a camera.
There aren't a whole lot of people out there who can review Nintendo DS and 3DS games out there, and one of the major factors behind this is the fact that the DS and 3DS don't output video for capture devices. There are third-party options, but they're super expensive. I think that at this point, I shouldn't have any trouble securing the funds to get the necessary equipment to review all of those Nintendo DS games sitting and waiting in my collection.