Terminally Nerdy

is creating content discussing Indie & Non AAA Games, Books, and more!

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Supporting Cast
$2
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  • Access to the Terminally Nerdy Discord Server VIP Room (Directly connect with me!) The server is public but there is a special patron room.
  • Patreon Only Updates on my life and work!
  • Early Access to Posts/Videos/Reviews. The instant I am done with something you all get access to it.  This can be weeks or even MONTHS in advance.
  • Access to my Review Scripts
  • Discounts and Other Cool Things!
  • Voting for the “Terminally Nerdy Game Club” streamed game (See below)
  • The Discord Title of "Supporting Cast"
  • Your name in the end credits of any Stream or Video I do!
  • Help choose what game I review for my Indie Impression or Nerdy Moment With series
Includes Discord benefits
TN Games Club Member
$5
per month


  • All the Supporting Cast Benefits
  • Ability to Nominate the next game that I will stream & review, to be voted on by all patrons & twitch viewers. See main post for details.  Systems are any retro console up to the PS1, the Nintendo Switch, and my PC/Steam.
  • Both the Main Cast and Games Club Member Discord Titles
Includes Discord benefits

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About

Hello everyone. Thanks for visiting my little Patreon here and being a fan of my work. Hopefully I continue to amuse, entertain, and inform you!

First off, my name is Clay and I am Terminally Nerdy. It’s a chronic condition, no hope for a cure. What do I do about this horrible condition you may ask?

Well honestly I do a lot of things. I write articles discussing all sorts of things as well as book reviews on my blog (www.terminallynerdy.com). I stream games on Twitch (twitch.tv/terminallynerdy) based on the choices and votes made by my Games Club members. I also post Indie Impressions videos on Youtube (youtube.com/terminallynerdy) as well as the occasional VLog. Quite frankly, I am a multi focused creator with my hand in all sorts of things.

So you might be wondering what the point of this Patreon is. Or not. I am not a mind reader.

WHAT AM I (THE SUPPORTER) PAYING FOR?

Pretty simple really. You pay for whatever content I am producing. Whether that be Twitch Streams, Blog Posts, or Videos on Youtube, your support is applied to all these things. Basically, your supporting helps pay for what amounts to a part time job for me, as I spend 20-40 hours a month on Terminally Nerdy Content between streaming, writing, reading books, networking, and playing video games for research and discussion. You basically are helping me in everything I do and hopefully one day turning this into my main source of income. One day!

WHAT ARE YOU (TERMINALLY NERDY) SPENDING THE MONEY ON?

I try to be very transparent with what I do here. Here is a list of the things the money may be used for:

  • New stuff to Stream and Review
  • Personal Expenses. As of January 2018 my work moved me to a new location that now involves a 1 hour 15 minute commute one way, and increased my insurance costs. This has caused me a bit of strain so at times I may need to use funds here to help stay afloat in meatspace. Basically I work 60 hours a week, and only get paid for 40 of it. As of January 2019 my Health Insurance costs are now increasing on top of everything else, so yea...
  • My Web Hosting (Roughly $120 a year with the domain name)
  • Video Equipment Upgrades (Portable Camera, Better Camera, Tripod, ect)
  • PC Upgrades: Eventually my PC will no longer be able to keep up.
  • Travel Costs to attend cons outside the State (to do v-logs / articles about, but I need better portable camera equipment first! This would be expensive cause we got tickets + hotel + airfare! Never mind that I would want to take my wife with me).  $300 a month means one con every two years, most likely PAX.

As far as rewards go, I have 3 tiers. One is the general level, and you can pledge as little as $2 a month to gain access to these benefits. You can of course pledge MORE than $2 a month if you choose to do so, just make sure you select the amount you wanna pledge.

The $2 Tier: A Member of the Supporting Cast – This is the standard tier that everyone gets upon pledging. No matter how much or little you provide me each month, you get all the following benefits.

  • Access to the Terminally Nerdy Discord Server VIP Room (Directly connect with me!) The server is public but there is a special patron room.
  • Patreon Only Updates on my life and work!
  • Early Access to Posts/Videos/Reviews. The instant I am done with something you all get access to it.  This can be weeks or even MONTHS in advance.
  • Discounts and Other Cool Things!
  • Voting for the “Terminally Nerdy Game Club” streamed game (See below)
  • The Discord Title of "Supporting Cast"
  • Your name in the end credits of any Stream or Video I do!
  • Help choose what game I review for my Indie Impression or Nerdy Moment With series

The $5 Tier: The Main Cast / Games Club – For those of you who are interested in helping me with my streaming / reviews and want a more interactive option then just hanging out in them, you can become a Stream Supporter. What do you get at this level?

  • All the Supporting Cast benefits
  • Ability to Nominate the next game that I will stream, to be voted on by all patrons & twitch viewers. See below for details
  • The Discord Title of Main Cast as well as Games Club Member.
The Terminally Nerdy Game Club: What on earth is this?

To help create some more interaction between myself and my patrons as well as let my Patrons and Twich Subs have a bit more control over the content I provide, I came up with this idea. First and foremost, when I call for them, my TN Games Club patrons AND Twitch Subs will be asked to nominate UP TO 2 games (a Narrative Driven Video Game or Indie/NonTripleA game! If you are not sure, ask me before nominating as once you submit a game its locked in) for me to play. They will respond to a Google Form specified in the announcement post and in the Discord Voting Room. Once I reach at least 4 suggested games, I will give 1 more week till the nominations close. Then I will choose 3-4 of the nominated games to be voted on by both my Twitch Viewers, and ALL my Patrons.

After 2 weeks, I will see which game won the vote, and THAT game will be streamed every other week. The other streams are devoted to a game of my choice, sometimes indie games, sometimes games I want to share, ect. Further, the winning game will be streamed generally till storyline completion, or until something causes the game to no longer be enjoyable for me (bugs, storyline, general irritation ect). A happy streamer means a good stream, you see, so playing a game that is unfun is not going to happen for very long. I learned my lesson...oh yes....I learned my lesson.

Also, all streamed footage will be broken up into Lets Play styled episodes for uploading to my Youtube Channel

For the record I can play pretty much any game console wise that could be safely emulated (so Atari 2600 up to PS1) and my PC Specs are a Core i7-4770k 3.5ghz CPU, 16gb DDR3 Ram, and a GTX 970 4gb GPU.  I also have a Nintendo Switch and Capture Card so Switch games are on the table now.

I am supporting you on Twitch, can I get in on any of this?

Why, yes you can! Sadly, I can’t easily allow you access to nominations as those posts will only be here, however you can join my Discord and let me know that you are a Twitch Subscriber (And provide me your Twitch Name so I can verify it) and you will get the Twitch Cast title. You will also be treated as a Games Club Member, able to nominate a game for me to stream.

What do you mean "Discounts and Cool Stuff"?

I understand that's a really vague sort of thing to offer. But for example, this is what my patrons get right now:

  • 10% Off any purchase at TabletopLoot.com
  • 30% off anything at TeePublic
  • A copy of DMs Guild Jam #1 and #2
  • A custom "Knights of Nerdy" dice bag design offered by Greyed Out (you still gotta buy it though)
  • Discounts at Rook and Raven for cool Journals
  • Discount with Found Familiar Coffee!
Thank you for visiting, and if nothing else please remember to be Kind to each other, and stay Nerdy.

Goals
$137 of $300 per month
At $300 a month I will start seriously considering conventions outside of my home state of Florida at least once a year.  Something like PAX East / South would be the most likely candidate.
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