Gamers With Jobs Donation Drive 2021
Before we begin, we understand that this year may be financially challenging for many. Please know we see you, we feel for you, and we are here for you. Many who want to donate may not be able to, and that is okay. We thank you all the same for being part of this wonderful community. You are the reason GWJ exists year after year. Thank you!
It is time once again for the annual GWJ Donation Drive!
We're honored again this year to kick off the annual Gamers With Jobs Donation Drive. It's the one time of the year we ask for your support to keep the lights on and to allow us to remain one of the few ad-free websites on the internet. Your contributions help us to create content like the weekly GWJ Conference Call podcast, our Twitch streams, Story Roost RPG podcasts, and more! Have lots of questions? We have a General Donation Drive FAQ listed here.
Please go to patreon.com/gwj to kick in whatever you are willing to donate.
One important note—if you want the rewards, make sure the email you use for Patreon is the same one you use for your GWJ account. If your emails are different, refer to the FAQ linked above.
While Patreon is our preference for supporting the site, we understand that some folks still prefer using PayPal. Your donation will still count! You can click on the PayPal button below if you’d rather go that route. Please include your forum name in the notes so we can associate the payment with your site name and make sure you get tagged.
2021: Setting Up for a Major Site Overhaul
In the latter half of 2022, Drupal will stop supporting version 7.0, which means we need to start thinking now about migrating. We need to find people who know Drupal and can help our team build out a new back end for the site. Your donations will go towards making this possible. If you are someone with this experience and would like to join the team, please PM Amoebic or email amanda (at) gamerswithjobs.com. There will be an upcoming post with more details about recruiting the team, so stay tuned for that!
Yearly Charity Twitch Streams
This year we wanted to put more of our focus on Extra Life Day and promote the support of children's hospitals. Enriching our history of social responsibility is important to our community, and we look forward to continuing to be conscientious and responsible members of the larger gaming space.
Donor Reward Tiers
These are primarily tracked through our Patreon! If you are donating through PayPal, and want to redeem a tier, keep in mind that some tiers may be noted as "capped." This means the limit has to do with available supply or time. If you donate through PayPal, and a donation tier is noted as capped and we have reached the limit, we will try to still fulfill the request! It just might mean another production request, which would likely create some delay for last-minute folks to receive their items.
Ordering and shipping of merch will occur after the October 1 billing cycle. Donor rewards will start rolling out in October, with longer-term items like the GWJ dice sets and GWJ goodie bag rolling out a few months later due to production turnaround times and international shipping.
Once the donation drive concludes, each tier level donator will receive an email with a link to surveys to provide more details like T-shirt sizes, patterns, colors, and shipping addresses. We look forward to reading your responses!
Gamers With Jobs Golden Icons
$2.00 — Golden community icon for the forums. A classic. The little guy that goes right under your forum avatar. This is the workhorse that keeps the lights on and the forums alive. We're still collecting community suggestions for the next golden icon design here!
Gamers With Jobs Conference Call Podcast Shout-Out
$5.00 — Shout-Out! We’ll read a short, custom message (300 words or less) from you on the Conference Call. Shout out a friend, thank someone for being awesome, or share whatever is on your mind! This tier includes a forum golden icon.
Conference Call Game Reviews
$10.00 — (15 cap) Ask the Conference Call to play a game and we’ll talk about it! Due to time and commitment constraints, we ask that folks refrain from requesting specific podcasters for specific games. This tier includes a forum golden icon and podcast shout-out.
GWJ Sticker Pack
$20.00 — (no cap) Sticker Pack - 5 stickers from the following 5 options. Stay subscribed to our Patreon at this or any other tier, and you'll also be the first to see upcoming designs, ideas, and projects for future stickers, as well as other products that will be part of our retail launch in the coming months. Yes, you can have more than one of the same sticker as your reward, if you like! Shipping costs included. This tier includes a forum golden icon and podcast shout-out.
Larger sticker images under the cut!
Stickers! The weird edgy glow is from the Redbubble site to cast a shadow on their site page to give an idea on die-cut offset. It'll have crisp edges on creation.
GWJ Crest Sticker
GWJ Site Header Logo Sticker
GWJ Bombsfall Level Up Sticker
GWJ Classic Stan Sticker
Wiener Bomb Sticker
Gamers With Jobs T-Shirts!
$30.00 — GWJ Tee! (no cap) Pick one (1) T-shirt from a selection of designs below, and let us know your preferred size. All designs run unisex sizes S - 3X, with some styles available in the 5XL size. Women's scoop neck tees run XS - XL. Shipping costs included. Stay subscribed to our Patreon at this or any other tier, and you will be the first to see upcoming designs, ideas, and projects for future tees and other products. This tier includes a forum golden icon and podcast shout-out.
Shirt Images under the cut:
Friend Me Up Tee
GWJ Crest Tee
GWJ Site Header Logo Tee
Classic Stan Tee
GWJ Level Up Tee
Gamers With Jobs Dice Set
$40.00 — GWJ Dice (10 Cap) Chessex Signature Series Velvet 7-piece polyhedral dice set with a custom D10 featuring the silhouette of our very own Stan! (shimmery grey/black marble with red numerals). Production lead time and shipping on this may take approximately 10-12+ weeks if you're in North America, and longer worldwide, may border customs be merciful. This tier includes a forum golden icon and podcast shout-out as well as two surprise mystery stickers! Shipping costs included.
Gamers With Jobs Shirt + Sticker Pack
$40.00 — GWJ Tee + Sticker Pack (no cap) Pick one (1) T-shirt from a selection of designs and sizes detailed above. Shipping costs included. Stay subscribed to our Patreon at this or any other tier, and you will be the first to see upcoming designs, ideas, and projects for future tees and other products. This tier includes a forum golden icon and podcast shout-out.
Gamers With Jobs Goodie Bag
$50.00 — Goodie Bag (5 Cap) Generous and beautiful donors at this level will receive a package including a custom GWJ dice set, GWJ sticker pack, and GWJ tee, as well as a hand-written thank-you note. This tier includes a forum golden icon and podcast shout-out.
Thank you all so much! Even if you are unable to contribute your dollars to help the site, your presence here is so important. We love and appreciate each of you! So many of you do things large and small every day to make this an amazing and rare place on the internet—stretching from our forums, to our Twitch channel, to our community Discord. We are so grateful for your time, support, and awesome contributions! Thank you for helping make GWJ such a wonderful place to be.