Newsletter #55 for July 31st, 2023

Howdy folks!

It’s Tommy time! Community Liaison ThatTommyBoii reporting for newsletter duty!

We’ve got plenty to announce, let’s jump in cause there’s no time to waste!

Collector’s Edition Joe Hills TCG card!

Today is the last day to pre-order Joe’s collector edition TCG card! You can purchase a signed or unsigned copy over here!

Monthly Newsletter

Big changes coming up! For those of you who keep up to date by reading the newsletters, we will no longer have weekly editions!

Well, actually August 21st is the last weekly newsletter. After that they will be monthly! So you can expect the first edition of the monthly newsletter (and every month after that) to be posted on the second Monday of every month!

Worry not, everything in the newsletter will keep being in the newsletter! So you will always get the information, just less frequently. The one exception to this rule is the stream schedule and upcoming meetups! Joe has created a new page on his website that will update as changes occur so folks will always have the most reliable and up to date source of stream times!

You can find our first beta version of that over at

Synchronizing Everstorm

One of the things that’ll also change is Joe will be synching the Everstorm iterations to the monthly newsletter! This way we’ll still get to include your obituaries and survivor’s posts! July’s Everstorm will end on Sunday, August 13th, with the August Everstorm to follow shortly after.

Patreon Subs

Some of y’all might have heard Joe talk about this on stream, but Joe wanted to share the stats of the new subs he got on Patreon! We want to extend our gratitude to the folks on tumblr who promoted and encouraged folks to join and tip Joe, thank you so much! It’s been so incredible seeing new folks join the discord!

Joe has seen 21 new $1 tier subs, 27 new $5 tier subs, and 34 new $10 tier subs.

That’s incredible! Thank you so so much for supporting Joe, it really means a lot to see folks support Joe’s weird art and other shenanigans. He made a whole post on his tumblr, you can view that over here.

2023 Q3 Quarterly Meeting

Current 2023Q2 Agenda

  • No YT stream notifications – Maahes0
    • Stream announcement channel -BadgerSpanner
  • Website usability and changes -Joe
  • Moderation philosophy review -Joe
  • SMART goals – Joe
    • Complete pinball machine by end of season
    • Sustainably meet fans for signings and TCG games in 2024
    • Without having to change Corrinne’s schools midyear, postpone having to start at a new day job until after season 10 launches so I can attend the first recording sessions.

Minecraft Servers

Joe has some more group build contests planned for the minecraft server between now and when season 10 launches! He’s started writing up the rules for the first one, which will be announced and open immediately at the next petitions on August 19th.

Joe is welcome to feedback and would like folks to provide their thoughts on what did and didn’t work with prior contests like the neighborhoods in season 8 and outposts and map art build contests in season 9.

You can submit that under Joe Hills Meta > #feedback-build-contests.

DS9 event schedule

  • DS9 Petitions
    • Saturday, August 19th, Noon US Central Time
  • National Independent Worker Day, hosted by Team Deztiny
    • Saturday, August 19th, 1pm US Central Time
  • Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day, hosted by Team Warden Hunters
    • Saturday, September 23rd, 1pm US Central Time

Pinball FX Weekly Tournament

Week 4: The Getaway: High Speed II

Toxxic takes the win again, congratulations!

1st: ToxxicGlitter. 2nd: @JoeHills. 3rd: ButterflyGirlKMC. 4th: R1X5.13. 5th: jsparker77. 6th: ferretterrier. 7th: Kingicecream_11. 8th: ScannerWill. 9th: kindalas. 10th: NJCoffeeJunkie. 11th: Laxmi13. 12th: DarkHorseAsh.

Week 5: Whirlwind

Play some pinball with us! You can join in this week by using the code available under Activity-Sign-Ups > #weekly-pinball-challenges!

Tournament Standings

Here’s the standings for week 4!

You can also see how your best scores compare and where you place in the full tournament! Take a look at that over here!

HermitCraft 9 Videos


Upcoming Streams

  • Monday, July 31st
    • 8:30pm: HermitCraft 9 Live
  • Tuesday, August 1st
    • 8:30am: V Rising with Badger Spanner
  • Wednesday, August 2nd
    • 8:30am: Crafts with Cleo
  • Thursday, August 3rd
    • 8:30am: HermitCraft with Quinn
  • Friday, August 4th
    • 8:30am: Morning Coffee on HermitCraft
    • 8:30pm: HermitCraft 9 Live
  • Saturday, August 5th
    • 8:30pm: HermitCraft 9 Live
  • Sunday, August 6th:
    • 8:30pm: HermitCraft 9 Live

Notable streams

Upcoming conventions

Music City Multi Con tickets sales have still not opened. Fall dates for TGD have been confirmed, so you can mark that on your calendar! We still have a tentative date for Spring TGD.

So long for now…

I hope you have a wonderful day, I look forward to seeing you next time!

This has been TommyBoii reporting for newsletter duty.

See you around!