Novelties has become a lot of fun over this last year, mostly because we get to show off the cool new things we’re putting up in The Tinker’s Packs for charity.
As of now, we’ve pretty much finished shipping out the Geeks Doing Good fundraiser perks, with the exception people who never got back to us about t-shirt sizes. *HINT HINT* So that means we can finally start rolling some of those products out in the store.
But first, a signed book:
- The End of All Things. Signed by John Scalzi.
Amanda geeked out when she found out John would be in Madison for a signing, and so drove down to see him in all of his sarcastic glory.
She got 10 copies of his newest book, The End of All Things, and he graciously signed them for her, despite her intense fangirling. We’ve got those first edition copies up for grabs right here.
- Auri’s Gear Temporary Tattoos
This is, apparently, Amanda’s “tough” face. Amanda is hella street.
This is her ‘I am mildly surprised and a bit perplexed by this tattoo on my arm’ face.
There are two tattoos per pack, so you can be double tough. Or, y’know. Single tough twice as long.
They’re available right here.
- Geek-a-Week decks.
These Geek-aWeek decks are cool, as each card has a geeky celebrity featured on the front with some of their vital stats on the back.
During the fundraiser we actually played a little game of D&D showing one of the best uses I’ve seen for these cards: namely, using them to generate off-the-cuff NPCs with more personality than is generally the case.
Here are some highlights from Season 1 and Season 5:
I’m guessing you can see a lot of familiar faces there.
Decks are available here. And fair warning: quantities are limited.
- All of the t-shirts
Dear beloved Worldbuilders employees: Do not break each other. This is expressly forbidden in the employee handbook.
All four of the new t-shirts we made for the fundraiser are now live the the store. The team have been wearing theirs with pride, and Amanda, Jeff, and Rachel were all giddy when they saw some out in the wild at my recent signing in LA.
If you missed out on getting one before, or you suddenly thought of a friend who probably needs these, you can pick them up over here:
Amanda’s been SUPER photogenic lately…
So apparently, this is what my team does when I’m not in the office to keep an eye them. They dress up and take pictures of their butts.
The hoodies were something of an experiment. They’re much more expensive than t-shirts to produce, so they’re more expensive to purchase, and we were worried no one would be interested in them. Or at least not enough people to make them worth the expense, not to mention the storage space.
They went over way better than we thought, and so even though we hadn’t intended to carry them in the store afterwards originally, you swayed us, and you can get your own over here.
- Draccus for King of Tokyo and King of New York
As I mentioned before, King of Tokyo isn’t just a personal favorite game, it’s captured the hearts of the entire Worldbuilders team. They got together and played it a few weeks back, then posted a bunch of pictures up on the Worldbuilders Blog.
So imagine our delight when the lovely folks that make the game worked with us to create a special promotional character, so you can destroy Tokyo like the giant drug-addled cow-lizard you are.
When we brought this promotional Draccus card to GenCon, we only had about 400 of them, which we thought were plenty to last us the weekend. Even so, we limited it to 50 a day, so folks who only came on Saturday or Sunday still had a chance to pick some up. We sold out every day in just a couple of hours.
But now we have our full shipment of draccuses (dracci?) in the store, and we’re making them available to everyone for the first time.
Fair warning: We have a limited number of these, and once they’re gone, there won’t ever be any more. So if you want one, you might want to grab it sooner rather than later. Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell out in just a couple of days.
And, as always, all the money raised in the Tinker’s Packs goes to charity. So you’re not just buying geeky swag, you’re making the world a better place, too.
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Three final notes before I sign off today.
I’ve decided that I’m going to be fewer events and less overall traveling in 2016. So if you’d like to see me in person, you might want to catch me in some of the following events coming up here at the end of the year, if that’s at all possible.
1. I’m doing a bit of a tour with Paul and Storm on the East Coast this week. There will be stops in Philadelphia, Alexandria, Brooklyn, and Somerville. (Which is not the same as Sunnydale. I checked.)
2. The convention I’ve been helping plan is fast approaching: NerdCon: Stories. It’s going to be a seriously awesome time.
3. Expect another post later this week on the blog. Odds are I’ll have some news to share….
Later Space Cowboys,