This is just for some clarification for people who are interested in pledging and have no idea how my Patreon might operate since it's a liiittle different than other people's.
I charge upfront for my Patreon, which means money will be automatically deducted from whatever you use. This is to ensure that I won't have people unpledging and repledging randomly for any reason. And because of this, I distribute my rewards a little differently from that as well.
Once the payment is confirmed, you're absolutely obliged to join my Discord. I recommend doing so because it's very active, and I post things for both my general discord and for Patreon. The Tier Channels are the last channels in a category set up that's only visible to people who has their discords connected to Patreon. Your name will change in accordance to the tier you decide to pledge to.
[TIER I] :: Light Blue
[TIER II] :: Light Red
[TIER III] :: Light Green
[TIER IV] :: Silver(Also known as The Deluxe Tier)
[TIER V]:: Gold(Also known as The Supreme/Super Deluxe Tier)
Rewards are usually distributed randomly to prevent people from just grabbing and going, but most times than not I do them right at the end of the month.
For HD files, they are all put into a google drive folder that I share exclusively to everyone on Patreon. Since 2018, I usually delete the HD files after a short amount of time since I'm going to use Gumroad for making Standard and Deluxe Packages. All of the art posted to my social media is usually low res, cropped images for that reason.
For Delta of the Month, this is another fun project that I've been doing since I created Delta in 2018. The premise is that because of her character design, Delta exists in every single dimension(story) possible and has every single form possible to be in said dimensions(stories). This whole project is dedicated to Delta's forms, which I estimate is well into the tens of thousands of possibilities. Patrons pledging at [TIER I] and higher are able to vote, but the higher your tier, the more votes you're able to do. Some people think of Delta as their favorite character and like this as a way of their opinion counting. I usually post up a poll, but for now on, I'll post up and image and have people comment. It makes it easier to track for voting. Once I get high enough, I'll start making digital calendars or merchandise out of the forms that I draw out for people to purchase.
For Fanart of the Month, this is the "side" with the meat and potatos(Disastrous Events and Dark Wonderland) that I offer for people who want to see me draw canon characters. [TIER I] and above are able to vote on whatever character I randomly choose and put out. I usually eye for the popular characters that people like, but if you pledge high enough, you'll be able to have a direct say in which characters you would like to be added to the poll.
For adoptables, I post them to the [TIER II] channel and wait 10 full minutes. Some people like my character designs enough to where they'll want to claim their favorite as quickly as possible. I may post 1-3 design WIPs to the public but I reserve the rest for Patrons who may want to have first looks at what I'm creating.
For Character Of The Month Specials, this is a fun project I've started since October of 2018. Basically each main character I have(all 10 of them) have a set month to them where I showcase them more by drawing, talking about and revamping them. I've now included a choice for people pledging at [TIER II] and higher where you can pick to make it a standard YCH, where I draw your character in, or Date Night, which will be an entire commission of your character on a date with the chosen COTM. YCHs are usually $40 to Patrons, with Deluxe add ons if people are interested, while Date Night will be $60-80, but comes with two pictures, along with the HD of the Date Night promo, and can be anything the person asks for in my range.
For beta testing, this is essentially the meat and potatoes of my Patreon. This is for people who pledge at [TIER III] or higher. I will send out a google drive link, drop box link or some storage place where you can download Disastrous Events' beta tests, and other future games I'll create. This is important not only to ensure my game runs smoothly for feedback but to also have you guys experience first hand what I'm doing creating my games. I usually give a date ahead of time in the Tier Channels on Discord.
For additional things, such as cameos and artwork done; Cameos are done at [TIER V] only and have to process over 2 months time at least. This is so that we have time to work on the character and figure out what said character will be in either story you want them to cameo. Dark Wonderland will take less time while Disastrous Events will take more time. The longer you stay pledged to this tier, the more added to the character, such as being an optional side quest or even being added to the party as a playable character.
Artwork is done as soon as the pledge is successfully processed, and I usually message over Patreon or Discord for handling the requests. You will fill out a form of what you're interested in. Keep in mind however, that these are treated in the light of high priority commissions. They will be done as soon as I am able to complete them.
People pledging high enough at [TIER V] will get [DELUXE] versions of my games 3-6 months in advance than other people.
Q:: Can I just pledge for one month for a reward then unpledge once I recieve them?
A:: Of course! I have no qualms regarding this. If you want to get a quick commission done at [TIER V] you are free to do so. But again, if you would want something like say, a cameo, it needs to process twice, over two months.(For example, if you pledge in August, you need to let the pledge go again for one full month, then for September, then another full month, for the cameo)
Q:: Is it alright for me to post up my Patreon commission at its high quality? Or any commission I get from you?
A:: Yes, you can! They're commissions so I don't bundle them as Deluxe Packages for Gumroad. The only ones that apply are my own original art or the Patreon Rewards like DOTM or FOTM.
Q:: Can I switch Tiers temporarily?
A:: Yes, I don't mind this. The only issue would be that you won't get the rewards that you pledged for once it processes for the new tier you choose. (Say you drop from one tier into the tier below; by next month you won't be receiving the rewards from your old, higher tier.)
Q:: Can I post up the HQs from ____?
A:: No. Unless they are commissioned pieces, please use the low res I will provide via discord or I post to the public.
Q:: Hey, I'm a _____ and I would love to help you out with Disastrous Events. Is there a way to contact you?
A:: Yes, you can email me at email@example.com. The game is going to be free, but production of it will not be. I appreciate any offer for help, whether you're a musician, you want to draw art, etc. Beta testing is patreon only however.
Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you can become a Patron if you haven't!