Worldbuilders: Our story so far…

Hey folks, Worldbuilders Team here! Pat is currently out in Seattle for the Child’s Play dinner, but he asked us to hijack the blog and do another recap of what’s been going on in the fundraiser so far.

As we write this, we’re sitting at over $1.45 MILLION, something we never could’ve imagined before, and it’s significantly because of our matching money.


We’re so grateful for this matching money, because it means we’re able to do twice the good. Plus, it means every donation you make gets us closer to the next stretch goal twice as fast. If you donate $20, we get $40 closer.

We’re blowing by stretch goals, and you can see which ones we’ve hit and the ones we’re still hoping to hit right here. Every one of them is clickable, so click around to your heart’s content…

One of our personal favorites was our happy dances when we hit $300,000–mostly because we love doing happy dances.

We’ve all been dancing around the office pretty much ever since, mostly because we don’t have any reason to stop.

In addition to your donation pushing us closer to stretch goals, though, you’re also getting entries into the lottery. Every $10 you donate gets you just a little bit closer, and we have more than 5,400 individual prizes in the lottery now.

We just realized that. Guys, we have over 5,400 prizes!

As a reminder, a majority of the lottery and auction items aren’t being posted about here on Pat’s blog. Instead, Pat has let the Worldbuilders Team share a lot of that information on our website.

For example, last week we posted up literally THOUSANDS OF GAMES from Mayfair Games, Fantasy Flight, Wizards of the Coast, and Settlers of Catan, just to name a few. That was on top of all of the games we already had from Cheapass Games and Pathfinder.



So yeah, we’ve been showing off A LOT of stuff on the Worldbuilders Blog.

The photos below show off the broad categories, but you can click on any of color images to check out the blog post and/or the section of the Lottery Library we’ve featured so far:

The black and white stuff is coming soon!

There’s already over $160,000 worth of prizes in the lottery, and a LOT more is going to be coming in this last week. Remember, if you want to know about ALL OF IT, check out the Worldbuilders Blog or the Lottery Library. Both of those will show you all of the coolness.

The last round of auctions are also going live tonight, so if you want one last opportunity to get your hands on some rare, limited, or otherwise specialty items, swing over to the eBay page and see if there’s anything you’re interested in.

Our deadline extension brings us through December 19th at 11;59pm PST, and now we’ve got enough time to show off everything else that’s coming. There’s a fair amount, including a story about a certain beloved book, so keep an eye out….

The Worldbuilders Team

This entry was posted in a billion links, Worldbuilders 2016. By Amanda12 Responses


  1. Andrew Lea
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 4:42 AM | Permalink

    I would pay 500,000 to have a Book 3 Q+A….if I had 500,000…today I play the lottery!

    • khil1
      Posted December 8, 2016 at 8:51 AM | Permalink

      Thats it! Pat’s not actually a writer, it’s all a sham! The all the books have all just been a ludicrously clever plan to decrease world suck! Think about all the money he has been able to raise because of the books, thats the real goal and it’s working!

      Bravo Pat, keep up the awesome work

  2. sesenta y cuatro
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 9:48 AM | Permalink

    $3,000,000: Patrick Rothfuss confesses he actually is yet to start writing Book 3 ;)

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 10:13 AM | Permalink

      This is my fervent prayer!

      Followed closely by…
      $3,000,000.01: Live stream event – Pat Rothfuss bathes in tears of everyone sweating him over third book.

  3. dgread
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 11:21 AM | Permalink

    I am sure that it would reach 4,000,000 if only Pat promised a release date in 2017… :) I can hope, right?

  4. theoddone
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 11:58 AM | Permalink

    Hey Worldbuilders Team, does a company match count toward “my” donation? That is, if I give 120 do I get credit for 240 in the context of the contest” Just curious. Keep being awesome and I’d be happy enough providing enough for HI to give two families a goat.

    • theoddone
      Posted December 8, 2016 at 12:01 PM | Permalink

      Oh, to extend that a bit. Will the matching dollars also apply to the company match? That is, will this net 4 goats? :D

      • Amanda
        Posted December 8, 2016 at 8:54 PM | Permalink

        Most of the time we don’t receive company matches until months after the fundraiser has ended, so we can’t count them toward the matching and they don’t double your entries, unfortunately. We have no way of knowing that money is coming and/or when to be able to compile it in time to do prize draws or sending the check to Heifer.

        • theoddone
          Posted December 10, 2016 at 11:36 AM | Permalink

          Toootally fine :) A bit sad that we can’t get the fundraiser matching against the company matching. C’est la vie. That’s still 3 goats!

  5. LampLighter
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 12:00 PM | Permalink

    What new website? It looks the same as the old one.

  6. Woden
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 4:24 PM | Permalink

    Is there any one place that all the stretch goals will be consolidated.

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