Here’s what’s happening. After more than two years of you guys asking how you can donate to SU&SD, we finally have an answer: By clicking on that chunky button up there.
Why ask for donations now?
Frankly? Because we’re broke!
Until now we’ve been running the site for the love, though love doesn’t pay the rent. We should know, Paul’s tried. If you love SU&SD back, and you want us to keep producing content - which is absolutely what WE want - you should donate.
There’s just so much work left to do! We want to build a forum for you guys, so the best commenters in board gaming can become a true community. We’d love to continue improving the functionality of the site, like we did with the relaunch. And for what it’s worth, we’d really love to film the show on something other than a $250 camcorder and a stolen tripod. And that's just the start. Anyone fancy a Shut Up & Sit Down movie?
Help us help make table gaming more accessible than it’s ever been!
OH MY GOODNESS! That was fast. We're officially saved. Now, if it's to your liking, you can help us get extravagant with some stretch goals.
Just don't make us make a Blu-Ray disc. We have absolutely no idea how.
Q: What’s this thing about a pledge season?
A: This first pledge season will run until December 31st. At that point, all the money you’ve donated to SU&SD will be cashed into the highest reward tier possible, and we’ll prepare for a new donations season with different rewards.
What this means is that you guys can drop us money whenever you're able, or even support us with a monthly subscription. $10/month will be enough to qualify for this and any future Gold Clubs. Set the sub up, and we'll mail you your goody bags, four times a year.
Q: Why aren’t you using Kickstarter or IndieGoGo?
A: Those sites take a fee and offer an inflexible framework. By taking donations ourselves via Braintree more of your money reaches us, there's no time limit on when you can donate, and we can improve our rewards after we've launched.
Q: What happens if you don't reach your goal?
A: We're experts on running this site with less funding than we'd like! Shut Up & Sit Down will continue no matter what. We'll just have to reel back some of our planned content and features.
Q: Is this safe?
A: Braintree’s clients include Angry Birds, GitHub and AirBnB. It’s as safe as it gets.
Q: Why aren’t you offering more expensive reward tiers?
A: It’s incredibly important to us that we make sure we can provide personalised, unmistakably “SU&SD” rewards at the tiers that all our fans can access. If the demand is there, we’ll start thinking about higher tiers.
Q: What happens if I start my subscription in December, and have only donated $10 at the end of the season? Will I qualify for the subscriber bonus?
A: You can create a one-time pledge to get to $25, but before the season ends we'll send out a "top me off" email. If you haven't pledged enough for the Gold Club yet, choose "Top Me Off" and we'll make sure to pop the extra reward in your bag.
Q: What if I want my rewards shipped to another address?
A: Three months is a long time, and you were thinking about moving anyway. Weren't you? Don't worry, we'll ask you for your current shipping address in December.
Q: When are subscriptions billed?
A: Subscriptions are billed when they are created and on the first of each month.
Q: I’m sold.
A: Amazing! Please, check out the tiers on the right and see which one suits you best.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can use the "Support" tab on your left to get in touch with us.