World Anvil is creating a Worldbuilding Application for Authors & RPG Storytellers
1,594

patrons

$7,621
per month

Who are we?

We are Janet and Dimitris, a couple of young, nerdy geeks living in London. We love to tell stories and help others do the same. For the last 5 years, we've been writing the Lost Kingdom RPG and Worldbuilding resources blog and, since May 2017, we've dedicated day and night to building World Anvil.

World Anvil is a way for fiction writers, role playing games storytellers, game makers and all other world builders to create, store and present their world to the ... world.

Our aim is to help this generation of worldbuilders, and those who follow, to come become the best they can be. We want to create a community which will support, inspire and challenge. We also want the modern prolific writer to have a place where his work and ideas are safe. We hope that with your help we can make World Anvil grow by adding new ways to do what you love best - imagining the unimaginable, putting it to paper and filling everyone with wonder.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a service where you can pledge to send a regular payment to creators, so they can support themselves and keep making new stuff.

Patreon is better for creators than advertising or sponsorship. The content is 100% uncompromised, payment is more predictable, and creators don't need to stoop to clickbait content or other shady practices.

Patreon allows creators to serve their people, not advertisers or corporate sponsors.

Why do we need your help?

We need your help to keep the lights on and in order to be able to spend more time developing World Anvil. World Anvil is a big chunk of programming, and it costs money to host and maintain. Keeping a website of this size alive also requires the use of various services which have a price tag attached to them, monthly or yearly. It all adds up and we can't do it alone.

During the 4 months of development on World Anvil, the project costs were around $60 per month, but this will be ramping up as more people join the website and as more features are implemented.
We need your help, first and foremost, to be able to pay the monthly bills of World Anvil.

We created World Anvil out of love for worldbuilding, RPGs and fiction, and we want it to grow. The more money we can make out of World Anvil, the less time we have to spend working on other things to make our living.
Our ultimate goal is to leave our jobs and focus on World Anvil entirely.

What do you get in return?


Every time someone becomes a Patron, we can guarantee that Dimitris will be spinning around in his chair and doing his victory dance with excitement (we may make a video of this if enough people join...). Your support affirms that all those early mornings and migraines weren't in vain, and we love you for it!

Starting with the Journeyman Worldbuilder patronage level, you'll get full access to the Worldbuilders Guild membership. You can read more about that below, but this pretty much means no-ads, more space, private worlds and the ability (as we develop World Anvil) to monetize what you love to do.

Starting with Master Worldbuilders you gain the ability to vote for the features to come, or to select which features the Guild will be voting on. Master Worldbuilder Patrons and above will also get some premium, patron-only content to help you with your escapades. This will be anything from worldbuilding-related articles, to image templates for your maps, photoshop brushes, textures, mapmaking and worldbuilding tutorials etc.

Finally, there are the limited (and possibly mythical) Patron tiers of Inner Sanctum, Legendary Worldbuilder, and Deity of Creation. If you are considering these then you are extremely generous and we thank you! We've put some reward ideas down already, but if you have any more ideas for treats or other things you'd like then let us know and we'll try to arrange it!


We both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Your support means everything to us and builds our world!

<3



Rewards
Journeyman Worldsmith
$3 or more per month 953 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership
  • Apprentice Badge and Discord Access
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 2 Co-authors
  • 5 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)
Includes Discord rewards
Master Worldsmith
$5 or more per month 475 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership
  • Next month features voting 
  • Patrons-only content (Worldbuilding resources and articles) 
  • Access to the Masters' Monthly posts - including competitions, worldbuilding articles and interviews
  • Master Badge and Discord Access
  • Your name on the Patrons of the Guild roll
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 4 Co-author slots
  • 10 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)
Includes Discord rewards
Grandmaster Worldsmith
$10 or more per month 124 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership 
  • +30 Ingots per month
  • Exclusive voting rights for new features
  • Patrons-only content (Worldbuilding resources and articles)
  • Access to the Masters' Monthly posts - including competitions, worldbuilding articles and interviews
  • Grandmaster Badge and Discord Access
  • Your name on the Patrons of the Guild roll
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 9 Co-author slots
  • 20 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)
Includes Discord rewards
Worldsmith of the Inner Sanctum
$25 or more per month 36 of 48 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership
  • +60 Ingots per month
  • Unique inner Sanctum themes for your worlds
  • Exclusive Grandmasters voting rights for new features
  • Patrons-only content (Worldbuilding resources and articles)
  • Access to the Masters' Monthly posts - including competitions, worldbuilding articles and interviews
  • Grandmaster Badge and Discord Access
  • Your name on the Patrons of the Guild roll
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 14 Co-authors
  • 50 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)


(Limited to 0.2% of the total World Anvil Community)
Max of 48 will ever be given

Includes Discord rewards
Legendary Worldsmith
$50 or more per month 7 of 24 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership
  • +120 Ingots per month
  • 1-on-1 Chat sessions with Janet and DImitris and Feature requests priority
  • Unique inner Sanctum themes for your worlds
  • Exclusive Grandmasters voting rights for new features
  • Patrons-only content (Worldbuilding resources and articles)
  • Access to the Masters' Monthly posts - including competitions, worldbuilding articles and interviews
  • Legendary Worldsmith Badge and Discord Access
  • Your name on the Patrons of the Guild roll
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 19 Co-authors
  • 100 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)



(Limited to 0.1% of the total World Anvil Community)
Max of 24 will ever be given

Includes Discord rewards
Deity of Creation
$100 or more per month 9 of 10 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership
  • +150 Ingots per month
  • Choose one of the next features to be developed each month
  • Unique inner Sanctum themes for your worlds
  • Exclusive Grandmasters voting rights for new features
  • Patrons-only content (Worldbuilding resources and articles)
  • Access to the Masters' Monthly posts - including competitions, worldbuilding articles and interviews
  • Legendary Worldsmith Badge and Discord Access
  • Your name on the Patrons of the Guild roll
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 39 Co-authors
  • 200 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)
  • UNIQUE Discord Title "i.e. Deity of Shadows" 



Also we are floored from your support and we will consider you our god and pray to you in daily basis. 

(Limited to 0.02% of the total World Anvil Community)
Max of 12 will ever be given

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$7,621 of $11,000 per month
Double the Developers, double the fun!
We will be hiring another developer to work with Dimitris to get things running faster (paying them a descend salary not crap)
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Who are we?

We are Janet and Dimitris, a couple of young, nerdy geeks living in London. We love to tell stories and help others do the same. For the last 5 years, we've been writing the Lost Kingdom RPG and Worldbuilding resources blog and, since May 2017, we've dedicated day and night to building World Anvil.

World Anvil is a way for fiction writers, role playing games storytellers, game makers and all other world builders to create, store and present their world to the ... world.

Our aim is to help this generation of worldbuilders, and those who follow, to come become the best they can be. We want to create a community which will support, inspire and challenge. We also want the modern prolific writer to have a place where his work and ideas are safe. We hope that with your help we can make World Anvil grow by adding new ways to do what you love best - imagining the unimaginable, putting it to paper and filling everyone with wonder.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a service where you can pledge to send a regular payment to creators, so they can support themselves and keep making new stuff.

Patreon is better for creators than advertising or sponsorship. The content is 100% uncompromised, payment is more predictable, and creators don't need to stoop to clickbait content or other shady practices.

Patreon allows creators to serve their people, not advertisers or corporate sponsors.

Why do we need your help?

We need your help to keep the lights on and in order to be able to spend more time developing World Anvil. World Anvil is a big chunk of programming, and it costs money to host and maintain. Keeping a website of this size alive also requires the use of various services which have a price tag attached to them, monthly or yearly. It all adds up and we can't do it alone.

During the 4 months of development on World Anvil, the project costs were around $60 per month, but this will be ramping up as more people join the website and as more features are implemented.
We need your help, first and foremost, to be able to pay the monthly bills of World Anvil.

We created World Anvil out of love for worldbuilding, RPGs and fiction, and we want it to grow. The more money we can make out of World Anvil, the less time we have to spend working on other things to make our living.
Our ultimate goal is to leave our jobs and focus on World Anvil entirely.

What do you get in return?


Every time someone becomes a Patron, we can guarantee that Dimitris will be spinning around in his chair and doing his victory dance with excitement (we may make a video of this if enough people join...). Your support affirms that all those early mornings and migraines weren't in vain, and we love you for it!

Starting with the Journeyman Worldbuilder patronage level, you'll get full access to the Worldbuilders Guild membership. You can read more about that below, but this pretty much means no-ads, more space, private worlds and the ability (as we develop World Anvil) to monetize what you love to do.

Starting with Master Worldbuilders you gain the ability to vote for the features to come, or to select which features the Guild will be voting on. Master Worldbuilder Patrons and above will also get some premium, patron-only content to help you with your escapades. This will be anything from worldbuilding-related articles, to image templates for your maps, photoshop brushes, textures, mapmaking and worldbuilding tutorials etc.

Finally, there are the limited (and possibly mythical) Patron tiers of Inner Sanctum, Legendary Worldbuilder, and Deity of Creation. If you are considering these then you are extremely generous and we thank you! We've put some reward ideas down already, but if you have any more ideas for treats or other things you'd like then let us know and we'll try to arrange it!


We both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Your support means everything to us and builds our world!

<3



Recent posts by World Anvil

Rewards
Journeyman Worldsmith
$3 or more per month 953 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership
  • Apprentice Badge and Discord Access
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 2 Co-authors
  • 5 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)
Includes Discord rewards
Master Worldsmith
$5 or more per month 475 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership
  • Next month features voting 
  • Patrons-only content (Worldbuilding resources and articles) 
  • Access to the Masters' Monthly posts - including competitions, worldbuilding articles and interviews
  • Master Badge and Discord Access
  • Your name on the Patrons of the Guild roll
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 4 Co-author slots
  • 10 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)
Includes Discord rewards
Grandmaster Worldsmith
$10 or more per month 124 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership 
  • +30 Ingots per month
  • Exclusive voting rights for new features
  • Patrons-only content (Worldbuilding resources and articles)
  • Access to the Masters' Monthly posts - including competitions, worldbuilding articles and interviews
  • Grandmaster Badge and Discord Access
  • Your name on the Patrons of the Guild roll
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 9 Co-author slots
  • 20 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)
Includes Discord rewards
Worldsmith of the Inner Sanctum
$25 or more per month 36 of 48 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership
  • +60 Ingots per month
  • Unique inner Sanctum themes for your worlds
  • Exclusive Grandmasters voting rights for new features
  • Patrons-only content (Worldbuilding resources and articles)
  • Access to the Masters' Monthly posts - including competitions, worldbuilding articles and interviews
  • Grandmaster Badge and Discord Access
  • Your name on the Patrons of the Guild roll
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 14 Co-authors
  • 50 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)


(Limited to 0.2% of the total World Anvil Community)
Max of 48 will ever be given

Includes Discord rewards
Legendary Worldsmith
$50 or more per month 7 of 24 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership
  • +120 Ingots per month
  • 1-on-1 Chat sessions with Janet and DImitris and Feature requests priority
  • Unique inner Sanctum themes for your worlds
  • Exclusive Grandmasters voting rights for new features
  • Patrons-only content (Worldbuilding resources and articles)
  • Access to the Masters' Monthly posts - including competitions, worldbuilding articles and interviews
  • Legendary Worldsmith Badge and Discord Access
  • Your name on the Patrons of the Guild roll
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 19 Co-authors
  • 100 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)



(Limited to 0.1% of the total World Anvil Community)
Max of 24 will ever be given

Includes Discord rewards
Deity of Creation
$100 or more per month 9 of 10 patrons
  • Worldbuilders Guild Membership
  • +150 Ingots per month
  • Choose one of the next features to be developed each month
  • Unique inner Sanctum themes for your worlds
  • Exclusive Grandmasters voting rights for new features
  • Patrons-only content (Worldbuilding resources and articles)
  • Access to the Masters' Monthly posts - including competitions, worldbuilding articles and interviews
  • Legendary Worldsmith Badge and Discord Access
  • Your name on the Patrons of the Guild roll
  • Patron-only news and updates before anyone else
  • 39 Co-authors
  • 200 Subscribers (Feature Coming Jan 2018)
  • UNIQUE Discord Title "i.e. Deity of Shadows" 



Also we are floored from your support and we will consider you our god and pray to you in daily basis. 

(Limited to 0.02% of the total World Anvil Community)
Max of 12 will ever be given

Includes Discord rewards