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!
Your support means everything to us and builds our world!