21 October 2022
And now for something completely different… Brant & Gary turn the cue beam on themselves, and the rest of the wargaming media, for a bit, with a discussion of the “1000 True Fans” model of creator support and its viability as a way of supporting wargaming content creators. We do bring up the Compass Catalog and the upcoming Compass Expo at the beginning of the show, before diving into our main topic.
Don’t forget, you can always catch up with past episodes on the “podcast” tab of our site.
But this episode isn’t talking about games as much as it is talking about reviews, YouTube subscriptions, podcasts, Patreon, funding models, other creators (like The Players Aid, No Enemies Here, Heavy Cardboard, Justegarde, Jim Webaneth, and others), and the long tail. Note that this episode was recorded fewer than 24 hours before Ardwulf’s announcement about taking the reins of the Charlies, or we would’ve definitely teased him about it much more.
Links of interest as discussed in the show:
- 1000 True Fans
- The article that inspired this discussion
- The wargaming media panel from Origins 2019
- Ardwulf’s YouTube Channel
- Ardwulf’s Patreon
- Our Patreon
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