The Fifth World

is creating an open source shared univese

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You’ll get everything that Patrons and Partners get, but we’ll also send you an invitation to join Jason and Giuli for a half-hour monthly Google Hangout to talk about the Fifth World.
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About The Fifth World

The Fifth World presents an open source shared universe — a vision of a neotribal, ecotopian, animist realist future created by a growing community of authors, artists, designers, gamers, and dreamers — and we want you to join us!

First, we spend your pledge on paying the bills for the hosting that keeps online. We'd like to expand what the site can offer, but we won't be able to do that without your help.

We want to commission more art from artists like Dani Kaulakis, Nick Pedersen, Blake Behrens, and Eva Widermann. We'll be releasing that art under a Creative Commons Contribution Share-Alike License, making it available to anyone who wants to use it.

Your contribution makes it possible for us to spend more time developing the roleplaying game, writing the encyclopedia, writing short stories and novels set in the Fifth World, developing new features for the community on the website, and finding new ways to share and develop this setting together. We use your pledge to nurture and cultivate our community, so that we can create this open source shared universe for you, together.

Patreon’s goals only respond directly to the amount of money pledged, but we believe that the number of patrons matters just as much, and maybe even more, so we’re also adding some goals around the number of people supporting us, so even if you can only pledge $1 a month, your support still matters a lot!

New Roleplaying Game Achievement: When we reach 50 patrons, our backers will get to choose between four different ideas for new achievements in the roleplaying game. Jason Godesky will begin developing the option that wins, playtesting it, and reporting on its progress.

New Short Story: When we reach 100 patrons, Giulianna Maria Lamanna will begin writing a new short story set in the Fifth World, which we’ll release as HTML and MP3 to patrons only.

Interactive Fiction: When we reach 250 patrons, we’ll start hiding bits of interactive fiction in surprising places on our website. Members who find them and explore the various possible endings will unlock new achievements.

New Game: When we reach 500 patrons, we’ll offer you your choice between three different concepts for new Fifth World games. Jason Godesky will develop the chosen concept, provide regular updates on its development, and release it on the Fifth World website.

In addition, each time we reach a patron goal, we’ll post a patron-only update to our Patreon blog to let you know that we’ll soon be preparing a big “thank you” post on Facebook and Tumblr. You can respond with an alternate name you’d like us to use to thank you, as well as any link you’d like us to share. It might be a link to your homepage, your Fifth World profile, your Twitter account, or even your own Patreon campaign — as long as it’s not egregiously offensive, we’ll post it. And if it is, we’ll get back to you about why we’re not comfortable posting it, and you can give us a different link to use instead.

Helping Survival International
Each month we donate a portion of what you send us to Survival International, the only organization that champions tribal peoples around the world. With your support, Survival International helps them defend their lives, protect their lands, and determine their own futures.

Currently we send $5 to Survival International each month, but each time we reach one of our goals, we unlock an increase in that donation. When we reach our $100 goal, we'll unlock a $10 monthly donation.
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When we reach $100 per month, we’ll start writing a weekly email newsletter with short fiction and the latest developments in the Fifth World. Partner, Kith, and Kin supporters will have their contributions featured here as well as on Facebook and Tumblr.

Reaching this goal means we'll increase our monthly donation to Survival International to $10, or 10% of your pledge.
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