HG101’s New Patreon Tiers! (new rewards, goodies)


Hi HG101 fans! As you probably noticed, we’ve been hard at work the past few months revamping our site. It’s got a whole new design, more articles than ever, we finally added our books, podcast and Discord server here.

We’re super grateful that so many of you are supporting our Patreon every month. Thanks to you, we get to keep the lights on and deliver top quality content. We’ve been getting a lot of requests for new types of content, HG101 goodies, and new kinds of rewards. So we talked with the team and we decided to upgrade our Patreon tiers.

There’s a lot of new stuff for you if you’re a fan of the books, the podcast, or the site. You’ll get to get more episodes, more input, and to contribute to new content! We’ve also been working on t-shirts and stickers of our logo with classic gaming looks. We’re also preparing some neat posters!

For the top two tiers, we’ve been working on a special surprise. We’re making a special limited release of Episode 100 of The Top 47,858 Games of All time, on cassette tape! It’s going to come with a custom label and case art as well.

We hope you’ll like these new tiers! If you’re a current Patreon donor, your current donation will continue just like before and nothing will change. We’ll keep maintaining them! The only difference is that we’ve moved the book credit from the $2 to the $5 tier. We’ll still be featuring all of the $2 pledgers in the NES Cult Classics book, but for the subsequent books, you’ll need to be at the $5 tier. But if you want to switch tiers, you can do that at any time.

Lastly, we’re extending our Patreon goals, so that we can produce even more content:

Goal $2,250: We’ll start a weekly Columns section
Goal $3,500: We’ll be able to increase our article cadence to 30 per month
Goal $6,000: We’ll be able to product books faster (3-4 digests, plus 1-2 full size books a year).

Here are the new tiers:

$2 Blast Processor

Thanks so much for your support! For $2, you’ll be getting:

  • Every Patreon exclusive episode of our podcast, The Top 47k Games of All Time
  • Insider updates on HG101’s upcoming books, articles, expos
  • a VIP role on our Discord and access to an exclusive channel

$5 Cheaper than Xbox Live

For $5, you’ll be getting:

  • Digital copies of our 3 latest books (as of this writing, this is the Guide to Retro Indie Games Vol. 1, The Complete Guide to the Famicom Disk System, and Contra and Other Konami Classics)
  • Digital copies of HG101 published books as they come out (3 to 4 books a year). NES Cult Classics is the next book coming up, currently planned for June.
  • Your name featured as in our credits in our upcoming books

On top of this, you also get all the earlier perks!

$16 TurboBacker

For $16, you’ll be getting:

  • Digital copies of all HG101 published books (worth $74!)
  • Exclusive previews of upcoming books (3 to 4 a year)
  • Listen in on our podcast LIVE, as we record episodes!
  • On top of this, you also get all the earlier perks!

$20 The Dogs Bower Memorial Fund

For $20, you’ll be getting:

  • Paperback copies of all HG101 published upcoming books! (3 to 4 every year)
  • (add $5 per month for international)
  • On top of this, you also get all the earlier perks!

$32 They Did the Math

For $32, you’ll be getting:

  • Nominate 1 game to be covered in an article or a podcast (1 every 6 months)
  • Send a message to be read during our podcast episodes (1 every 6 months)
  • Ask for a rebuttal of a game in a podcast (eg: team needs to re-explore a game and justify their score) (1 every 12 months)
  • Your name and picture on a special Thank You page in our upcoming books
  • On top of this, you also get all the earlier perks!

$64 Playing with Power

For $64, you’ll be getting the following (We ask for a minimum of 3 months of contribution):

  • HG101 goodies bundle! Get a pack of exclusive t-shirts, stickers and posters (1 every 6 months)
  • Request a special solo episode about a game of your choice (1 every 6 months)
  • Send a message to be read during our podcast episodes (1 every 3 months)
  • Ask for a rebuttal of a game in a podcast (eg: team needs to re-explore a game and justify their score) (1 every 6 months)
  • On top of this, you also get all the earlier perks!

$101 URNOT E

For $101, you’ll be getting the following (We ask for a minimum of 3 months of contribution):

  • Get a staff-only hoodie and t-shirt set (1 every 6 months)
  • Fast-track a game that gets its own dedicated episode or article (1 every 3 months)
  • Get a HG101 poster signed by Kurt (1 every 6 months)
  • Get a Top 47k Games poster signed by Xerxes (1 every 6 months)
  • Hall of Fame role on Discord, with exclusive channel
  • Hall of Fame mention on our supporter page on the site
  • Hall of Fame mention in our upcoming books
  • Hall of Fame mention in every episode of our podcast
  • On top of this, you also get all the earlier perks!

Please check it out at https://www.patreon.com/hg101, and thank you for your support!