• Retromags recognizes many different ways that our members help this site out. Our Patron groups may be obtained by monetary donations or by assisting us around this site. Look below for the many ways that you may obtain Patron status at Retromags!


    Achieving Lifetime Patron Status

    • Monetary Donation - $60 USD if you have 0-24 approved posts on the forum. Price drops to $45 USD once you have 25 approved posts!
    • Posts - Anyone that has 500 or more approved posts on this site is automatically promoted to this group.
    • Magazine Donation - Donate 10 North American Magazines or 3 International Magazines to be promoted to this group. 1
    • Strategy Guide Donation - Donate 5 Strategy Guides (any region) to be promoted to this group. 2
    • Upload Missing Covers - If you scan and upload 50 missing covers to our Image Gallery, you will be promoted to this group. 3
    • Index Magazines - If you index the contents of 10 magazines in our Magazine Database, you will be promoted to this group. 4
    • Video Game Records - If you fill out the contents of 10 video game records in our Video Game Database, you will be promoted to this group. 5



    Achieving Yearly Patron Status

    • Monetary Donation - $20 USD if you have 0-24 approved posts on the forum. Price drops to $15 USD once you have 25 approved posts!
    • Magazine Donation - Donate 5 North American Magazines or 1 International Magazine to be promoted to this group for 1 year! 1
    • Strategy Guide Donation - Donate 2 Strategy Guides (any region) to be promoted to this group. 2
    • Upload Missing Covers - If you scan and upload 20 missing covers to our Image Gallery, you will be promoted to this group for 1 year! 3
    • Index Magazines - If you index the contents of 5 magazines in our Magazine Database, you will be promoted to this group for 1 year! 4
    • Video Game Records - If you fill out the contents of 5 video game records in our Video Game Database, you will be promoted to this group for 1 year! 5



    Achieving Monthly Patron Status

    • Monetary Donation - $10 USD if you have 0-24 approved posts on the forum. Price drops to $7.50 USD once you have 25 approved posts!
    • Magazine Donation - Donate 1 North American Magazine to be promoted to this group for 1 month. 1
    • Upload Missing Covers - If you scan and upload 10 missing covers to our Image Gallery, you will be promoted to this group for 1 month. 3



    Achieving Weekly Patron Status

    • Monetary Donation - $5 USD if you have 0-24 approved posts on the forum. Price drops to $3.75 USD once you have 25 approved posts!
    • Upload Missing Covers - If you scan and upload 5 missing covers to our Image Gallery, you will be promoted to this group for 1 week. 3



    NOTICE - All Patron user groups except for Lifetime will return the user to their previous user group at expiration. You may always upgrade your Patron user group by paying the difference between any two packages. If you choose to achieve Patron status thru ways other than donating funds, you will need to contact @Phillyman to review your contributions and generate you a one time use coupon code that will zero out the Patron costs.
     


    1. Any donated magazines must be in fair condition or better. Magazines with missing pages, water damaged, written in or with parts of the pages missing can not be accepted. Private message @Phillyman for further details.

    2. Any donated strategy guides must be in fair condition or better. Guides with missing pages, water damaged, written in or with parts of the pages missing can not be accepted. Private message @Phillyman for further details.

    3. Submitted cover images must be of your own work and not images found on the Internet. Images should be cropped, straightenend and have the address label blurred/removed before upload. All images submitted to the Gallery should have a descriptive name (ex. Nintendo Power Issue 283 (October 2012)). Missing images submitted to the Gallery should also be linked to their corresponding record in the Magazine Database.

    4. To index a magazine is to create a synopsis of what was mentioned in any given magazine. Users should strive to give a general feel of what each issue went over. Check out the following outstanding examples by members RetroDefense and Areala (here and here)

    5. Users who wish to contribute to our video game database can do so by adding a representative header image to each record. This image can either be a title screen, in game screenshot or other image. A short synopsis of the game should also be written up for the game, or you may transcribe what appeared on the back of the box. Users are encouraged to fill out the genre, publisher, developer and year fields if they are empty. Finally a Youtube video of someone doing a "longplay" (without commentary) should be added to the game record. Speedruns and Let's Play videos should be avoided from being added to our video game records.