“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.”
It’s the new year! Time for all things to be considered and reconsidered. In the spirit of new horizons and adventure, I’m delighted to announce that we’ve opened our YouTube channel!
Some behind-the-scenes stuff on how I arrived at this threshold: Previously, I was using Patreon as a vehicle for hosting audio reviews, that is, recordings of myself reading aloud our writings at TWRM in my own illustrious and silken voice. These audio reviews were intended as a reward tier incentive for would-be patrons to support our community of writers, however, it’s clear to me that in the early stages of managing a Patreon that friendships and meaningful relationships provide a network of initial support, rendering rewards much less relevant than they would be otherwise.
Again, pouring into relationships is an important part of life, as I’ve written on after the passing of a student and friend.
Streamlining our rewards systems on Patreon led me to thinking of audio reviews in a new light, as a way to reach a wider and more casual audience via YouTube (not to replace the idea for a future podcast called Mage Cast, mind). The consumption of written media is obviously far below that of its audio-visual counterparts, so in the interest of more people being able to access and engage with our material, I’ve decided to create this YouTube channel for read reviews. Hopefully I can read them “well”. 😉
Click the button to reach our channel and please do subscribe!
Special thanks to everyone who has supported us and encouraged us along the way! Thank you, readers, contributors, and patrons! The Well-Red Mage continues to grow as a publication and a community because of you, and I will do my best to ensure it lives up to your support!
I’m super excited for the future and thrilled to see what more awaits as we continue to think about how to inspire a better world for games writing and for the gaming community.
In your service,
-The Well-Red Mage
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