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Postby Augur » Sun May 08, 2016 6:37 pm

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Milestone Rewards
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Receive one: Additional Character Account Unlock
  • This represents a 10 EP averaged value for trade-in purposes. Patrons will note, however, that this is averaged because this unlock is good regardless of your present number of Character Account Unlocks. Also, this reward will not count against your present number of accounts for purposes of unlocking future accounts.
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Receive one: XP BOOST
  • This boost doubles the XP gained over the course of a single quadrimester.
  • The boost begins immediately upon redemption as a marketplace transaction.
  • This reward is good for one character account of the patron's choice.
  • No more than one XP boost can apply to any one character during a given quadrimester.
  • This boost can be gifted or traded.
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Epic Santa Bonus: +5 EP
Milestone Reward: (3 EP) Roll on the Fortune and Glory Table
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Milestone Reward: (5 EP) Attribute Boost (applicable to attributes 16+, +1D6) for one of your characters.
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Milestone Reward: (5 EP) Access Reward: Favorable Contact within Merctown:
• Geoff Blackman, CEO of Blackman Intelligence Resources
• Tennessee Jack Crabtree, founder of the Tennessee Headhunters merc unit, and Headhunters Academy
• Maritus Flavarrel, the secret guildmaster of the Ravenshome Thieve's Guild
• Jacius Larkent, would-be emperor of the Manistique Imperium


    Diamond Tier Patronage
      Access to the Diamond Tier EP Menu
      Diamond rank that shows that you're a Patron.
      One-time podcast shout-out for your new patronage!
      Access to participate in a monthly Roll20 adventure.
      One-time reward of an Inactive Character Slot (3 EP value)
      Receive the High Powered Character Unlock
      Monthly lottery entry for a custom avatar for your character, or customized gear item picture, or custom (one scene) adventure map!
      Receive a one-time only Access Reward for a Spell of Legend, or Powerful Contact, or New Major Super Power (as appropriate) for one of your characters.

    Ruby Tier Patronage
      Access to the Ruby Tier EP Menu
      Ruby rank that shows that you're a Patron.
      One-time podcast shout-out for your new patronage!
      Receive the High Powered Character Unlock: (Ruby Tier Patreon status will be required in lieu of EP for this unlock.)
      Access to participate in a monthly Roll20 adventure.

    Gold Tier Patronage
      Access to the Gold Tier EP Menu
      Gold rank that shows that you're a Patron.
      One-time podcast shout-out for your new patronage!

    Silver Tier Patronage
      Silver rank that shows that you're a Patron.
      One-time podcast shout-out for your new patronage!
      One-time reward of an Inactive Character Slot (3 EP value)

    Bronze Tier Patronage
      Bronze rank that shows that you're a Patron.
      One-time podcast shout-out for your new patronage!

One-Time Donations

I'll dole out a reward from the EP menu subjectively commensurate with the value of the donation for those who make a one-time donation.

Snail Mail
If you wish to mail me a donation, that's rather old fashioned, but I'm fine with that.

Here is my mailing address:
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Ecks » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:03 am

For the Milestone reward, I assume we still PM you which character. Since rolls can't be included on PMs, do you want us to Append them to the character sheet?
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Augur » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:07 pm

In case you missed all the hype on hangouts...last night we hit the 35 patron milestone!
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Captain Cook » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:42 am

So, if that means we get a roll on the fotune and glory table, do we have to pick what char it applies to before hand, or can we pick which one to apply it to once the rolls have determined the result?
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Augur » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:22 pm

Beforehand, of course. Such choices get posted to the marketplace just as any other.
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Captain Cook » Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:41 pm

Ah ok. The reason I ask is simply that some of the potential results are fairly worthless to certain characters of mine and other characters can't roll on the table.
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Venatus Vinco » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:00 pm

Yeah,

Those of us in the CS group could get shot if we can suddenly have super powers or use TW weapons!

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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Tiree » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:54 pm

You know you want to roll on it...
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Captain Cook » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:05 pm

Mostly it's just the potential gear rewards. The money is also far more meaningful to some characters than others. My primary character; Kesslan for example would not really benefit from any of the gear related rolls since he already has similar/better or can simply buy what he needs. Others that could use pretty much anything on the tables can't roll (Such as Sarik because he's a magic user) and others could potentially get in trouble (CS character).

I'll probably apply it to Karl (my CS char) since he can use just about anything the table might come up with.
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Augur » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:17 am

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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Tatyana Singh » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:18 pm

Sorry if this has been asked already, but...

Milestone reward: (5 EP) Attribute Boost (applicable to attributes 16+, +1D6) for one of your characters Is this used all at one time on 5 different attribute or on whichever attribute(s) I desire until I get the attribute number want?
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Augur » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:25 pm

As per the EP menu explanatory notes, this is a one shot, one roll reward applicable to the one attribute of your choosing. See the explanatory notes for details.
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Spiderweb » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:58 pm

Bought in to Patreon.
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Augur » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:45 pm

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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Ned Kelly » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:36 pm

I voted for 50. Nice round number.
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Augur » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:41 am


40 patron milestone (modest reward) 7%

45 patron milestone (cool reward) 29%

50 patron milestone (epic reward) 64%

This is how the votes are looking so far, patrons!

With 50 being the crowd favorite so far, I'll start considering some epic rewards for all our patrons.

I'm definitely thinking some tangible reward (like maybe custom dice or something?) is in order in addition to an EP-based reward of some kind, and a promise to upgrade something on my end.
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Augur » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:51 pm

Thank you, patrons!

Also, the 50-Patron milestone won out in our first ever patron poll. That's a YUGE new benchmark to reach, so the reward for that is going to have to be pretty epic.
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Augur » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:02 am

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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Augur » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:28 am

Captain Cook wrote:Any chance of trading in the character slot for something of equal value?

"This represents a 10 EP averaged value for trade-in purposes."
Sometimes I can be guilty of imprecise language and the like. This is not one of those times.

Tiree, you are always so reliable at finding ways to exploit a system, so let me make that simple: no more than one XP boost can apply to any one character during a given quadrimester.
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Re: Patreon: Rewards, ideas, and feedback

Postby Augur » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:28 am

Just a reminder to all players on EU, patron and non-patron alike:

If the idea of playing in a weekly ROLL 20 game tickles your fancy, or if you're just curious, please check out the following:

  • In this forum there is a thread dedicated to each of the games (activate and not) on ROLL 20.
  • In the initial post of each thread is a game invite link. Use this to access the game.
  • You will require an account at ROLL 20 (this is free) in order to actually access the various games.
  • Our game schedule is located here, and is regularly updated.
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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Zoe Barenger » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:51 am

I'm not sure if this is the right place for Patron initiatives, but I was thinking a neat promotion may be to spend some of the proceeds to hire a Rifts artist (if willing) for avatar art (such as what Rufus sports). A lottery at the end of the year, getting one "entry" for each level of sponsorship would be the mechanism for determining the "winner". It's something unique that has no effect in game, but is rather cool.
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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Ned Kelly » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:51 pm

Zoe Barenger wrote:I'm not sure if this is the right place for Patron initiatives, but I was thinking a neat promotion may be to spend some of the proceeds to hire a Rifts artist (if willing) for avatar art (such as what Rufus sports). A lottery at the end of the year, getting one "entry" for each level of sponsorship would be the mechanism for determining the "winner". It's something unique that has no effect in game, but is rather cool.


I will say that it was a rare treat getting the sketch from Freddie (I finally got around to inking it -- I really should scan/color it sometime) so I'd second this suggestion.

The biggest challenges here are time and cost. Many of the more popular Pally artists are too tied up with current gigs (Freddie surprised me by graciously working me in; I was actually getting ready to draw Rufus myself) and those who would have the time to do it may want a pretty penny for it (when I asked Gustovich some months back about possibly doing Icky he quoted the $200 range -- but in all fairness that would have been a full-body drawing on 11x17, so it's not as bad as it may sound).
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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Augur » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:10 pm

I like this "character commission lottery" idea as well.

Implementation is the tricky part.

The "one ticket per tier of patronage" idea also seems a good one. A very equitable way to distribute odds.

The cost isn't a big deal to me. Many really good artists are willing to do commissions for under $100, and anything more than that and you're really kind of getting ripped off IMSO.

Edit: Looks like RFM/EU has been supported via Patreon for 9 months now, so maybe trigger this event in May?
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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Rogue Trader » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:28 pm

Augur wrote:Edit: Looks like RFM/EU has been supported via Patreon for 9 months now, so maybe trigger this event in May?


Doing this as a 1-year Patreon anniversary?

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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Augur » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:35 pm

Yeah. I think I will.

I see you went with Mudd.

You sucker for nostalgia. ;)
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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Rogue Trader » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:51 am

Augur wrote:Yeah. I think I will.

I see you went with Mudd.

You sucker for nostalgia. ;)


You know what they say... no school like the old school. :D

You got any ideas as to whom you'd like to approach?
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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Augur » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:24 am

Rogue Trader wrote:You know what they say... no school like the old school. :D

You got any ideas as to whom you'd like to approach?

Yeah. John Becaro. The linked illustration is a commission done for one of the very first Omegas in EU's Century Station game. I've already asked him if he's available in May for such a commission. :D
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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Spiderweb » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:06 am

All right, I had a question. I did become a patron (and already set aside payment for the entire year, I will not end the payment). Assume I decide I would like a new power for Spiderweb as a reward, who do I contact to discuss what power is gained and when I gain it?
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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Augur » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:28 am

Spiderweb wrote:All right, I had a question. I did become a patron (and already set aside payment for the entire year, I will not end the payment). Assume I decide I would like a new power for Spiderweb as a reward, who do I contact to discuss what power is gained and when I gain it?

1. Player posts the desired transaction to the marketplace.
2. Player does what he needs to do. Post die rolls, whatever...
3. When Augur updates the marketplace, he updates the player's ledger.

Yes, boys and girls, the process is really that simple. 8)
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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Augur » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:54 pm

Augur wrote:
Rogue Trader wrote:You know what they say... no school like the old school. :D

You got any ideas as to whom you'd like to approach?

Yeah. John Becaro. The linked illustration is a commission done for one of the very first Omegas in EU's Century Station game. I've already asked him if he's available in May for such a commission. :D

I've been in contact with the illustrator and he has agreed to do a commission. :D

May's lottery is going to be truly epic in its rewards!

Also: RFM is up to 39 patrons! 11 more to reach the mega-milestone!
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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Augur » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:11 am

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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Tiree » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:00 pm

I just looked at my Patreon account, ant it looks like we just hit 51 Patrons. Augur, your going to be spending some cash now!
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Re: Support EU/Patreon: Rewards & feedback

Postby Augur » Mon May 01, 2017 5:40 am

Tiree wrote:I just looked at my Patreon account, ant it looks like we just hit 51 Patrons. Augur, your going to be spending some cash now!

We had three declines.
One, who shall remain unnamed, has never processed, and so will simply be blocked next time he tries and fails.
The other two...they probably are just having budgeting issues this month, and likely are aware of their account status.

If those two get processed this month...THEN we'll be at 50 patrons and, yes, I'll be mailing a check, so to speak, to Roll20, and doling out some massive rewards to all the patrons. :D
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