We just updated the entire Patreon including tiers, art, and more! Check it out now or read below to find out what has changed!
Edit: Do to everyone just being charged for the month of August, the $1 tier will still have access to the behind the scenes videos. After August 31st, the $3 tier will take effect. We apologize for this. Consider it a test trial for the new tier!
Though we’ve had countless shows, it’s still hard to believe it’s been an entire year since we’ve launched the Patreon. Thanks to everyone’s generous pledges, we’ve been able to do some amazing things with RollPlay that otherwise would not have been possible. From the bottom of our hearts: thank you.
For year two, we want to shake things up and try to offer some unique rewards fans of Rollplay can’t get anywhere else. However, with the added costs of experimenting with new things, we’re adjusting some of the tiers around to help facilitate these changes.
FEED ACCESS AND MONTHLY Q&A ($1)
We heard your feedback, so the $1 base tier will remain. You’ll still be able to access any content that was published during Year One at this tier (character creation, behind the scene videos, etc). For Year Two though, we’re changing the reward, to be RollPlay feed access (ability to preview the content before you increase your pledge) and access to the new monthly, streamed Q&A sessions thanks to Crowdcast, these Q&A sessions are one of the new things we’ll be trying with the Patreon.
BEHIND THE SCENES ($3)
The original $1 tier benefits will be moving to the $3 tier. We’ve got a new, increased dedication to producing behind the scenes content, and we feel the reflected increased cost to fans will be well worth it. If you have ideas on what you’d like to see, or find that the new pricing isn’t justified, we would love to hear your feedback so we can continue to improve.
We understand that this will obviously be a big change for a lot of people and that there will be some current Patrons for whom their budget doesn’t allow a continued to support at the new level. Our hope, though, is that we’re making enough content to encourage a continued support at the $1 tier, or enough that the $2 increase is worth the increased amount.
Regardless of being a Patron or not, we want to make it clear that we appreciate everyone who watches and supports RollPlay by being active in the community.
CHANGES TO THE MP3 TIER ($5)
In year one, we decided to feature two different tiers for the MP3s: access to current, ongoing shows and, at a higher tier, access to the entire library of RollPlay MP3s.
With our new MP3 tier, Partons will have access to both of these. For $5 a month, you have access to every RollPlay show ever produced in MP3 format to take with you wherever you want to listen (and now 2500+ hours worth of content in the library, you can listen more than ever). New RollPlay fans, we wish you good luck getting through all of it!
THE ROLLPLAY ZINE (PDF) + ROLLPLAY ROLL20 MAPS ($10)
As one of our higher tiers, we feel never quite got the PDF tier right, and it’s important to us to feel that the benefits our Patrons receive accurately reflect the cost. So, we’ve brought this benefit down by $10 and added in a little something extra for people who use Roll20 for their campaigns: monthly, handcrafted digital maps to use in your campaigns. At the launch of this tier, we currently have 10 unique maps available for download, with the expectation of featuring five new maps a month (along with our monthly RollPlay Zine).
For those looking to “demo” both of these items, we’re giving away the latest RollPlay Zine and a map for free by clicking HERE. We would love feedback on this tier especially to see what you guys think!
SIGNED MERCHANDISE ($45)
We know RollPlay fans can’t always make it to our convention panels or meet and greets, and we’ve always wanted to figure out a way to get signed merchandise to the masses. So, now during the weekend of live shows, the cast will be signing 250 posters which we’ll ship to Patrons of this tier. Factored into this $45 cost is shipping across the entirety of the U.S (sorry, we will not be able to include international shipping in this tier). This tier is only available if you buy into this specific tier. Higher tiers will not receive the benefits of this tier, since we require and collect shipping information.
Of course, we’re always thinking about fans overseas. International shipping is very costly, especially for unusual package sizes like poster tubes. We’re going to see how it goes working with domestic shipping, and then look into international once we get feedback and learn more about this process. Stay tuned for more information on international purchases!
DM HANGOUT AND FAN GAMES W/ ADAM ($50 AND $125)
These two tiers are back but at a reduced cost. Want to hangout with Adam and get some help DM’ing your game? Or perhaps you and your friends want to jump into a one shot with Adam at the helm? Now you can, and for half of what we listed in year one.
ROLLPLAY 2017 PARTY AT PAX UNPLUGGED ($100)
We wanted to give RollPlay fans more of an opportunity to hang out, meet the cast, and have a good time. So this year at PAX Unplugged, we’re going to - and you can join us!
PAX is hosting the first ever PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia on November 17th to the 19th, which focuses on tabletop gaming. That Thursday, the 16th, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM Eastern myself, Adam Koebel, Ezekiel_III, GassyMexican, Aureylian and others - we’re still adding to the list at time of post - plan on throwing back some drinks and bowling a couple strikes at the Lucky Strike near the convention.
This one-time Patron tier includes food, drink tickets, access to reserved lane, and a few surprise benefits at the event (as well as all of the benefits of the lower Patron tiers, except the signed merchandise tier). We hope to see you there!
WELCOME TO YEAR TWO!
We hope everyone enjoys what we have planned going into our second year. The last change to be made for our Patreon is that we’ll removing the total monthly earnings from the page. Due to one-time, unique charges like the RollPlay Party at PAX Unplugged and the signed merchandise, the front facing monthly will have many highs and then perceived “lows” to be able to accurately reflect the success of RollPlay and reached stretch goals we can realistically maintain. We are dedicated to remaining transparent with the earnings, though, and will be very vocal about everything we’re planning to use Patreon funds towards.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or submit a question during the upcoming monthly Q&A session. We’ve experienced a lot of positive changes in the past year, and we can’t wait to get started on the next.