Terminally Nerdy

Terminally Nerdy

is creating content discussing Narrative Driven Media and Indie Games

87

patrons

$214

per month
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)
  • Possible Video Game Consoles / PC Upgrades to keep up with RPGs and expand my ability to review games. Currently I have a PC, and a 3DS, and that is it.  The plan, once I hit $300 a month, is for a Switch + Capture Device.
  • Possible Cons / Events (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 $1 a month to gain access to these benefits. You can of course pledge MORE than $1 a month if you choose to do so, just make sure you select the amount you wanna pledge.

The $2 Tier: A Supporter of Nerdy – 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.
  • The Ability to submit a question once a month to be answered in my State of the Nerd videos (a Patreon Q&A if you will). These Posts are now Patreon Exclusive
  • 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)

As a note, Patrons do get a specific role in my Discord based on their pledges.

  • $2 to $4 you are a Squire of Nerdy
  • $5 to $9 you are a Knight Errant of Nerdy
  • $10 to $19 you are a Knight of Nerdy
  • $20+ you are an Paladin of Nerdy
  • Twitch Subs are Dragons of Nerdy

The $5 Tier: TN Games Club Member – 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 $2 Tier Benefits
  • Ability to Nominate the next game that I will stream, to be voted on by all patrons & twitch viewers. Also the choice as to whether or not to participate in a review WITH me! (see below for details)
  • Discord Title: Stream Supporter (in addition to the normal title you get from the $2+ Tier)

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 a game (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. After 2 weeks, I will choose 2 to 4 of these nominations, and create a Poll for my Twitch Subscribers & Viewers, and EVERY Patron to vote on. After 2 weeks, I will see which game won the vote, and THAT game will be the focus of my streams outside of the Stream Sponsors game. I will play this game to completion or as close to completion as I can get barring any insane difficulty spikes OR bugs, and once I am done if requested by the winner of the vote I will do a 1 on 1 interview / review with that person in video form. I will work with the Games Club member whose nomination won in order to organize the combo review if needed.  Otherwise I may or may not do my own review after the fact.

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 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 Stream Supporter title, and the Dragon of Nerdy title as well. You will also be treated as a Stream Supporter, being able to join in on the Game Club round tables if you wish by notifying me via Discord.

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

And hopefully down the road I can get more cool stuff! Basically any time I work on a product for sale, the requirement will be that I get a copy for you all. Any time I judge something (for example, more of the DM Jams) I will be giving copies to all of you!

When do I post things?

I post things on my blog every two weeks at the minimum, possibly more often.  I stream currently every Sunday starting at 10am EST and going for around 4 hours.  I post Indie Impressions videos on my Youtube channel every 2 weeks as well, and they also go on my Website at the same rate.  But Patrons get the articles and videos the instant I finish them so when they go up on Patreon is completely random.  I could go a week without posting a thing, and then you might get 4 things on 4 days in a row.

Anyway I hope this helps explain all the nonsense, tomfoolery, and shenanigans I am about.

Thanks for reading, and remember:

GET THOSE HITS! TAKE THOSE HITS! KEEP PUSHING THROUGH AND ALWAYS...STAY NERDY!

Tiers
Supporter of Nerdy
$2 or more per month
  • Access to the Terminally Nerdy Discord Server VIP Room (Directly connect with me!)  The server is public but there is a special patron room.
  • Ability to participate in a monthly Patron Q&A.  Ask me one question each month to be answered in my State of the Nerd video!
  • Patreon Only Updates on my life and work!
  • Copies of any Tabletop Content I create for free!  If I make something for sale, you get a copy.  As well as copies of any Tabletop Content I work on for others OR contests I judge.
  • Input on Future Reviews / Topics & Release Order
  • Early Access to Posts/Videos/Reviews (I try to write 4 Tabletop RPG Blog posts a month in addition to Video Game Reviews every so often)
  • Discounts and Other Cool Things!
  • Automatic Entry into Any Giveaways I publish (Rare and requires your shipping address)


As a note, Patrons do get a specific role in my Discord based on their pledges. These roles will be added manually (all start as a squire)

 

  • $2 to $4 you are a Squire of Nerdy
  • $5 to $9 you are a Knight Errant of Nerdy
  • $10 to $19 you are a Knight of Nerdy
  • $20+ you are an Paladin of Nerdy
  • Twitch Subs are Dragons of Nerdy in addition to any Patron titles
Includes Discord rewards
TN Games Club Member
$5 or more per month


  • All the $2 Tier Benefits
  • Ability to Nominate the next game that I will stream & review, to be voted on by all patrons & twitch viewers. Also the choice as to whether or not to participate in the review WITH me!
  • Discord Title: Stream Supporter (in addition to the normal title you get from the $2+ Tier)
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$214 of $750 per month
At this point at least one con a year would be a sure thing, most likely one of the PAX's.  This would also help with living expenses for sure, as well as basically pay for my website and anything I could want for reviews.  By this point I would also make sure to have at least one major Console and a setup to stream it (and upgrade my PC to handle such things)
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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)
  • Possible Video Game Consoles / PC Upgrades to keep up with RPGs and expand my ability to review games. Currently I have a PC, and a 3DS, and that is it.  The plan, once I hit $300 a month, is for a Switch + Capture Device.
  • Possible Cons / Events (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 $1 a month to gain access to these benefits. You can of course pledge MORE than $1 a month if you choose to do so, just make sure you select the amount you wanna pledge.

The $2 Tier: A Supporter of Nerdy – 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.
  • The Ability to submit a question once a month to be answered in my State of the Nerd videos (a Patreon Q&A if you will). These Posts are now Patreon Exclusive
  • 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)

As a note, Patrons do get a specific role in my Discord based on their pledges.

  • $2 to $4 you are a Squire of Nerdy
  • $5 to $9 you are a Knight Errant of Nerdy
  • $10 to $19 you are a Knight of Nerdy
  • $20+ you are an Paladin of Nerdy
  • Twitch Subs are Dragons of Nerdy

The $5 Tier: TN Games Club Member – 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 $2 Tier Benefits
  • Ability to Nominate the next game that I will stream, to be voted on by all patrons & twitch viewers. Also the choice as to whether or not to participate in a review WITH me! (see below for details)
  • Discord Title: Stream Supporter (in addition to the normal title you get from the $2+ Tier)

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 a game (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. After 2 weeks, I will choose 2 to 4 of these nominations, and create a Poll for my Twitch Subscribers & Viewers, and EVERY Patron to vote on. After 2 weeks, I will see which game won the vote, and THAT game will be the focus of my streams outside of the Stream Sponsors game. I will play this game to completion or as close to completion as I can get barring any insane difficulty spikes OR bugs, and once I am done if requested by the winner of the vote I will do a 1 on 1 interview / review with that person in video form. I will work with the Games Club member whose nomination won in order to organize the combo review if needed.  Otherwise I may or may not do my own review after the fact.

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 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 Stream Supporter title, and the Dragon of Nerdy title as well. You will also be treated as a Stream Supporter, being able to join in on the Game Club round tables if you wish by notifying me via Discord.

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

And hopefully down the road I can get more cool stuff! Basically any time I work on a product for sale, the requirement will be that I get a copy for you all. Any time I judge something (for example, more of the DM Jams) I will be giving copies to all of you!

When do I post things?

I post things on my blog every two weeks at the minimum, possibly more often.  I stream currently every Sunday starting at 10am EST and going for around 4 hours.  I post Indie Impressions videos on my Youtube channel every 2 weeks as well, and they also go on my Website at the same rate.  But Patrons get the articles and videos the instant I finish them so when they go up on Patreon is completely random.  I could go a week without posting a thing, and then you might get 4 things on 4 days in a row.

Anyway I hope this helps explain all the nonsense, tomfoolery, and shenanigans I am about.

Thanks for reading, and remember:

GET THOSE HITS! TAKE THOSE HITS! KEEP PUSHING THROUGH AND ALWAYS...STAY NERDY!

Recent posts by Terminally Nerdy

Tiers
Supporter of Nerdy
$2 or more per month
  • Access to the Terminally Nerdy Discord Server VIP Room (Directly connect with me!)  The server is public but there is a special patron room.
  • Ability to participate in a monthly Patron Q&A.  Ask me one question each month to be answered in my State of the Nerd video!
  • Patreon Only Updates on my life and work!
  • Copies of any Tabletop Content I create for free!  If I make something for sale, you get a copy.  As well as copies of any Tabletop Content I work on for others OR contests I judge.
  • Input on Future Reviews / Topics & Release Order
  • Early Access to Posts/Videos/Reviews (I try to write 4 Tabletop RPG Blog posts a month in addition to Video Game Reviews every so often)
  • Discounts and Other Cool Things!
  • Automatic Entry into Any Giveaways I publish (Rare and requires your shipping address)


As a note, Patrons do get a specific role in my Discord based on their pledges. These roles will be added manually (all start as a squire)

 

  • $2 to $4 you are a Squire of Nerdy
  • $5 to $9 you are a Knight Errant of Nerdy
  • $10 to $19 you are a Knight of Nerdy
  • $20+ you are an Paladin of Nerdy
  • Twitch Subs are Dragons of Nerdy in addition to any Patron titles
Includes Discord rewards
TN Games Club Member
$5 or more per month


  • All the $2 Tier Benefits
  • Ability to Nominate the next game that I will stream & review, to be voted on by all patrons & twitch viewers. Also the choice as to whether or not to participate in the review WITH me!
  • Discord Title: Stream Supporter (in addition to the normal title you get from the $2+ Tier)
Includes Discord rewards