In the last four days, Worldbuilders has raised more than $45,000 for Heifer International.
That’s enough to give 150 communities the equipment and training they need to start farming fish.
Heifer trains folks how to engage in sustainable fish farming, which gives families lean, healthy protein to eat. It also creates jobs and income for those who learn to farm the fish.
Best of all this knowledge is easily transferable, allowing farmers to pass on the gift to other communities quickly, spreading the wealth far and wide.
Thanks for helping us make this happen.
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Today we’ve got something near and dear to my heart: fantasy coinage.
Specifically, we’ve got some beautifully made coins from The Wheel of Time and Game of Thrones.
These are donated by the inestimable Tom Maringer. And I have to say, folks. He does beautiful work. If you’re a bit of a coin geek like me, just looking at the stuff he does over at the Shire Post Mint will make your fingers itch.
How much do I like his stuff? I like it enough that we’re working together to make some of the currency from *my* world, and you know how much of an obsessive perfectionist I am….
Since I’m well aware that some people (some sad, misguided people) aren’t into coinage, we’re not putting these in the lottery. We’ve got them up for sale in The Tinker’s Packs, instead.
As always, all proceeds from The Tinker’s Packs go Worldbuilders.
Here’s He’s donated some Wheel of Time coins:
- The Tar Valon Mark
These are officially licensed coins based on The Wheel of Time, and this one features the face of Deane Aryman, holding a flame on her open palm, flanked by seven stars and wearing the stole of the Amyrlin Seat, striped with seven colors.
The reverse side features the ancient symbol of the Ouroboros, the snake eating it’s own tail, used to symbolize eternity. In the center is the Flame of Tar Valon, official symbol of the White Tower and the Amyrlin Seat.
We have these available on The Tinker’s Packs individually over here.
- Manetheren Golden Crown of Ellisande
Here is a coin hailing from the town of Manetheren. The front features a bust of Eldrene ay Ellan ay Carlan, also known as Ellisande, Queen of Manetheren, who was pivotal in the Trolloc Wars.
On the reverse we find a rendition of the Red Eagle and the inscription. CARAI AN CALDAZAR. The ancient warcry of Manetheren and its last king, whose queen, Eldrene, was called Rose of the Sun.
If you want this one, it’s available right here.
Or if you’d like both Wheel of time Coins, you can buy them at a bit of a discount over here.
Next, we have something cool from Game of Thrones…
- Daemon Blackfyre Dragons
In the past of Westeros, Daemon Targaryen believed himself a king so deeply, he used his charisma to bring in followers to aid him in a rebellion against his scholarly brother, Daeron II.
During this rebellion, Daemon had the forethought to start producing his own coins, to mark his future ascension to the throne.
If you want to get your hands on these beautiful coins, we have them available over here.
If you buy two, you save $5, and if you buy three, you save $10, so they’re a steal.
So there you go. Hopefully something tickles your fancy, but if it doesn’t, you can always go kick ten bucks into the Team Page for a chance to win one of the thousands of books up for grabs in the lottery, as well.
Thanks for being amazing and making the world a better place with us.