Novelties: New Releases, White Rabbits, and My Appearance at PAX East

Novelties is fast becoming one of my favorite things we do. I love that we get to spread the word about cool new books, games, and geekery while raising money for charity at the same time.

What’s more, the longer we do this, the more folks come to us with new and interesting things for us to show off….

For example…


It was really cool for Worldbuilders to be contacted by Gary Whitta. For those of you who don’t know him, he’s a screenwriter best known for The Book of Eli. But he’s done work on The Walking Dead, too.

His first novel is coming out soon, and he very graciously signed and donated a few Advance Reader Copies for us to use in Novelties.

“Brutal, brilliant, and deeply compelling, Abomination is quite simply mandatory reading. You may as well call in sick to work now because the moment you pick up Abomination, you won’t want to put it down. This is historical fantasy done right.” – The Nerdist

Abomination won’t be published until May this year, so this is a rare opportunity to get your hands on it before anyone else. Seize the opportunity here.


I’ve talked about Gabriel before. He won a read-and-critique from a Worldbuilders auction a few years ago, and got his book picked up by the critiquing agent. He’s had some great success, and he was kind enough to donate a few ARCs.

“If China Miéville, Neil Gaiman, and Hunter S. Thompson had a ménage à trois, Dead Boys would be the lovechild. A cracking book.” – Jay Kristoff, author of Stormdancer

The book is out now, but you can still get the pre-release ARC right here.

  • Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Video Game.


Some of you may remember that we have a fun working relationship with Sentinels. They created a promo character out of Kvothe, which can be played with their card game.

Now they’re back with their video game, and it looks like it’s awesome. The game play is similar to the card game, in that you are a hero who is fighting a super villain in an environment that adds to the experience. The cool thing about the video game is that you can play it solo (but you don’t have to), so if your friends aren’t around or you don’t feel particularly social, you can still kick some super villain butt.

They donated some game codes to us, after seeing that we could do it with a bunch of other folks. So if you’d like to play, you can grab an access code for fifteen bucks and give the game a try…

  • White Rabbit everything.


These items are all inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and feature art by the wonderful Shane Tyree. We have a few different items from the same series.


There are of course, the Limited and Unlimited decks, as well as a cool option to pick up two dice with a limited deck. The limited decks (the one with the blue back) will never be printed again, and this is one of Shane’s earliest decks, so it’s a great deal to be able to pick them up and help out Worldbuilders at the same time…


(Click to embiggen the coolness…)

There’s also uncut card sheets for those of you who want to be able to see all of the beautiful card art in one place.


Finally, we have posters and magnets featuring a certain bearded fantasy author as the King of Hearts, as well as challenge coins styled to be the White Rabbit’s pocket watch.

  • Pinny Arcade Pins

Last year for PAX Prime, we hooked up with the Pinny Arcade people and made a limited edition Talent Pipes Pin.


We put them up for sale at PAX Prime and sold about a thousand of them. And up until now, that’s been the only place you could get them. But now we’re throwing them up in The Tinker’s Packs , because we know a lot of the rest of you would like the chance to get hold of them.

A few things to note:

1. We only produced a set number of these, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. We won’t be making more.

2. All the proceeds we make from these (as with everything we sell in The Tinker’s Packs) goes to charity.

3. If you’d like to buy some pins *and* see my smiling face…

  • PAX East

I’m going to be back at PAX East, and you’ll never guess why…

Okay. You can probably guess why.

It should be a good time. I’m going to swashbuckle the hell out of this game. There will be daring do. I will do it. I will dutifully do some daring-do.

PAX Prime generally doesn’t have booksellers, but the folks at Pandemonium Books will be at PAX East. Not only will they have my books available, but they’ll be selling the Pinny Arcade Talent Pipes. So you can grab some from them, too.

I’ll also be carrying around a few myself, if anyone’s in the mood to trade.

I’ve even got a couple of signings there in addition to my game…

Saturday, March 7
5:00 – 7:00pm Signing in the Queue Hall (Pandemonium Books)

Sunday, March 8
10:30am – 12:00pm Signing in the Queue Hall (Pandemonium Books)
1:30pm Acquisitions Inc Game, Main Theater

Hope to see you there…


P.S. Normally when I swing through a city for a convention (especially a convention that’s sold-out) I make a point of doing an off site signing for the people that aren’t attending.

Unfortunately, my schedule just doesn’t have room for that this time. My trip to Germany is coming up fast, and I’ve got some family things going on in Wisconsin that I need to keep an eye on.

But never fear, I’ll be signing stock for Pandemonium Books. So if you live in the area and you want some books with my name in them, you’ll be able to swing by and grab them there

This entry was posted in gaming, Novelties, The Tinker's PacksBy Pat19 Responses


  1. Holmelund
    Posted March 6, 2015 at 3:16 AM | Permalink

    Will codes for Sentinels be send manually?
    Just asking becasue I have recived emails with recipt and orderconfirmation, but not with teh actual download code.

    • Amanda
      Posted March 6, 2015 at 9:12 AM | Permalink

      Yup – the actual codes have to be emailed manually, so you’ll get them later today :)

      • Holmelund
        Posted March 6, 2015 at 9:56 AM | Permalink

        Alrighty :)
        Thank you for the answer Amanda

  2. Andriette
    Posted March 6, 2015 at 7:41 AM | Permalink

    Have you ever considered doing a South Africa tour? I am a big fan and would love a signed book (it would become my most prized possession, with a special home on my bookshelf)

  3. SporkTastic
    Posted March 6, 2015 at 9:43 AM | Permalink

    I know that “my appearance at…” posts refer to you being at a place, but when I first saw that my brain interpreted it as “I’m going to be at PAX East looking *fabulous*!”

  4. Ben_T
    Posted March 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM | Permalink

    The only reasons I’d tell you that you probably mean “derring-do” are that:
    a) I know you enjoy precision in language
    b) I discovered that Daring Do is a My Little Pony
    c) Apparently the spelling of “derring” results from a misprint of Chaucer!

    • Fawn
      Posted March 6, 2015 at 6:55 PM | Permalink

      I was just wondering if that was a spelling error or a pun.

  5. lovelylass987
    Posted March 6, 2015 at 10:08 AM | Permalink

    I bought two sets of talent pipes, one for me and one for my best friend who got me hooked on your books. I love them.

  6. RockDarkwater
    Posted March 6, 2015 at 12:27 PM | Permalink

    I think you meant “derring-do.” Unless you meant the MLP character . If that’s the case, there may be a whole new reason to go to PAX. I’m pretty sure that the potential of seeing you gaming as an cult-classic children’s pegasus character might be too much for the world to handle.

  7. hayden.20
    Posted March 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM | Permalink

    It is noted that before he sings the song with Denna Pat clarifies that the two move evenly around each other(in harmony with each other/yin and yang). This would explain the fact that the only time they come together is when they do not attempt to. they meet at Tarbean and ride together kvothe stays in Imre while Denna goes to Anilin. Kvothe meets her again during his song as they sing in perfect harmony only faltering when he attempts to search her out in the crowd. Realizing this he clears his mind and goes back to the time in the woods when he played the name of the wind and does so again in the Eolian(“House of the wind”) – coincidence? I think not. I think kvothe is the flame and Denna the wind and together (book 3) They attempt to stay together consequently set the world aflame – “Look around, the whole world is burning down.” – Bast. I think with out Denna completely, the flame is put out or so small it is hard to see. Once the story is finished Kvothe will unintentionally join Denna in the middle of the catastrophe and sing one finally duet setting the world back in harmony and mending the “inner turnings of the word(Denna/Kvothe – Yin/Yang). Wabam!

    P.S. Alveron owns an Ash Tree…. Why would Pat let us know that a squirrel ran across the garden up and Ash tree while Kvothe is spacing out if he wanted to “cut all the fluff out of my book to make it clearer, and faster.” – Pat R. #ChekhovGun lol I love how Pat knows hes an asshole and embraces it in his book by feeding us a thousand facts. “Though a thousand facts may seem like a lot, there are far more stars in the sky and they do not make a map nor mural.” hahahaha.

  8. Quillan
    Posted March 6, 2015 at 10:54 PM | Permalink

    Hey Rothfuss… Patrick? Mr. Rothfuss? Lord Pat?
    Anyway, I just wanted to drop by and say that it’s a shame you won’t be doing any Q&A, Readings in Boston. I actually enjoy them more than a long signing line. But either way, you rock. Keep making the world a better place…

    • Kthaeh
      Posted March 9, 2015 at 6:38 PM | Permalink

      He was in Boston a year ago, and did a Q& A, plus reading. In fairness though, Pat seems to specialize in Q&E – question & evasion. I kept tabs and he didn’t give a straight answer to a single question. No one went away feeling shortchanged though, so far as I could tell.

  9. audreynstuff
    Posted March 9, 2015 at 12:34 PM | Permalink

    “I was raised by chandeliers.”
    Best line of the night.
    Question: Will there be any mercy available at the upcoming signings?

    • audreynstuff
      Posted March 9, 2015 at 12:35 PM | Permalink

      Merch, I meant merchandise.

  10. jstra550
    Posted March 9, 2015 at 5:46 PM | Permalink


    I’m currently a student at UWSP–employed at the Writing Lab and taught by Mo herself–and I would love to get a chance to meet you with two of my friends, Susie and Sam, who also work in the Writing Lab. My UWSP email is jstra550 (same as my username). If you want to get coffee at Emmy J’s sometime, let me know and we can work something out.


  11. Kthaeh
    Posted March 9, 2015 at 6:42 PM | Permalink

    Heya, I was just wondering if all the fundraiser prizes have already been sent out. I know it must’ve taken a while to deal with it all, and I know you won’t publish any list of winners. Am I right to figure that my numbers just didn’t get pulled this time around? Or should I still keep an eye on the mailbox? Thanks!

  12. Sutures
    Posted March 11, 2015 at 6:57 PM | Permalink

    I just wanted to post my thanks… I received my order and abso-frickin-lutely loved the sketch. Believe it or not, even after adding those “notes” in the notes section of countless orders, this was the first time someone figured out the code and responded. Pure awesome-sauce!

    and “Thanks!”

  13. cookieleib
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 12:54 PM | Permalink

    Is there any way we could get the Pinny talent pipes design on a sticker?

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