Seven Words: Or Stay Home And Save the World(builders).

Hey there everybody,

I’m guessing a lot of you are like me, in that you spend Black Friday huddled inside your house, wrapped in a blanket with the lights off, vowing not to go outside for hear of dealing with the worst elements of humanity.

It’s pretty much the same way I’d behave if The Purge were a real thing, come to think of it.

Luckily, Worldbuilders Market online store is running its own sale that you can participate in from the safety of your own house, or even from under a blanket, if you so desire.

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Pretty much everything in the store is on sale:

The sale is running from today until December 2nd, but the quantities of some items are limited, so if you’re interested you might want to get in there sooner rather than later.

I’m going to start with the stuff I’m most worried about selling out, so those of you who read the blog regularly have the best chance of getting in there in time…


Those of you who have been around for a while know that our online store used to sell personalized books. But after years, I had to stop doing it because it was eating up a huge chuck of my time at a point in my life where I was already way too busy and behind schedule.

But this year, to help out with the Black Friday Sale, we’re offering these up in the store again. But just a limited number, and only for a limited time.

I’m going to be personaizling both the gorgeous 10th Anniversary Edition of The Name of the Wind, and The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Now here’s the thing, part of the reason I had to stop doing this is because back in the day people used to ask for really long, detailed personalizations. Not only is there not enough space to write several sentences on the title page of the book, but the longer and more detailed the quote, the more likely it is that I’ll goof part of it up and then we pretty much just have to throw that book into a fire.

To solve that problem, here’s the rule: Keep your personalization to seven words.

For example:

“Kevin, Hope you have a great birthday!”

“Merry Christmas, Jennifer!”

“For Susan, Congratulations on your parole!”

“Happy Bris, Geralt! Sorry about your dick!”

As an interesting note, while typing up this blog, I misspelled both “Congratulations” “Anniversary” and “Parole” on my first pass. And that’s *typing* where I actually have muscle memory working for me. (You can understand why it takes me a while to sign these. )

As part of the black Friday sale, we’ll also be throwing free change jar stickers in with your orders. And folks who pick up the 10th Anniversary editions will get a free bookmark, too.

(Like so.)

I also have added some random quotes a limited number of the standard blue hardcover of The Name of the Wind.

To be clear, these books aren’t personalized, but I’ve written a bunch of my favorite quotes from NOTW in them, like so…

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Those of you who love Julia Maddalina’s depiction of Auri will be delighted to see that we’ve made a cool new poster in two different sizes  and a greeting card based on her art.

I’m not saying this is my favorite depiction of Auri ever, because there have been some amazing ones over the years. But I did buy the original art…

The Fabulous Nate Taylor has also thrown his hat into the ring with a bunch of cool cards for the store this year, including these three new kingkiller-themed ones

As an interesting note, not only are all the cards discounted due to the Black Friday Sale, but the more you buy of *all* the cards available in the store, the more of a bulk discount you get. That includes all the cards in the store, including Julia’s new Auri card.

Lastly but not leastly, this year we’re also very excited to be offering products made by artisans in Heifer programs

It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for *ages* and I’m delighted we’ve finally pulled it off.

Stay safe today, folks. And while you’re binging on leftover stuffing, take a wander over to the store and check things out. There’s hundreds of other products from so many different creators, and for the next couple days, all of them are on sale…


(I might be streaming later on to show off some of these products live. If you wander over to my channel and follow it, you’ll get a notification when I go live.)

This entry was posted in fan coolness, Nathan Taylor Art, Worldbuilders. By Pat19 Responses


  1. Posted November 29, 2019 at 8:37 AM | Permalink

    Pat, can we have a discount on Eolian Mug and Kingkiller Chronicles t-shirts?

    I have been wanting to buy since years. And I am so much in the mood of donating for this year’s Fundraiser.

    • Posted November 29, 2019 at 12:35 PM | Permalink

      As I mentioned in the blog, Literally Everything in the store is on sale.

  2. Gabriel Durham
    Posted November 29, 2019 at 9:12 AM | Permalink

    I got all my friends hooked on Tak, so I just ordered a crate of sets to spread the joy for the holidays! Thanks so much for the sale, the game, and all the good work the money will go towards. You’re the best Pat!

  3. Karim
    Posted November 29, 2019 at 10:51 AM | Permalink

    Do I get ten words if I’m sending a book to, say, my enemy?

    Nobody’s ever captured Wil for me like Julia Maddalina, and her imagination is cranked up to eleven in that painting she did of the Waystone Inn, too. What a talent.

    • Posted November 29, 2019 at 12:31 PM | Permalink

      Thank you so much for your kind words Karim! I’m so glad I captured what you pictured too!! :)

  4. Jeo
    Posted November 29, 2019 at 11:24 AM | Permalink

    Thank you Pat for your books. They have been a blessing and inspiration for me to find and play music again. I’ve ordered a book and I cannot wait to see what you do next.

    Your biggest fan,

  5. Auri Night
    Posted November 29, 2019 at 8:59 PM | Permalink

    Will there be any special postage deals for the world builders event?? (particularly to Australia?) :)

    • Posted November 30, 2019 at 4:57 PM | Permalink

      Sorry. That’s a fixed cost for us. If we try to discount it, we’re pretty much just lighting our money on fire….

  6. Jase
    Posted December 1, 2019 at 7:36 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat, thank you for everything that you do you’re amazing. I’m just wondering if there will be an update on book 3 this year please? I know this is the question that should not be asked but worth a try.

    Thanks you.

  7. Heidi
    Posted December 1, 2019 at 12:29 PM | Permalink

    Just ordered the personalized anniversary edition for my daughter’s boyfriend for Christmas. He loves books as much as I do and when we first met he told me The Name of the Wind was his very favorite. He got diagnosed with aggressive leukemia this year on the day of his 21st birthday in September. This is the best possible gift I could give him, short of a cure. Thank you so much for offering this!

  8. Bryan
    Posted December 2, 2019 at 1:28 AM | Permalink

    You also misspelled fear in the third line of your first paragraph.

  9. Parker Knight
    Posted December 3, 2019 at 9:01 AM | Permalink

    Seven words is an excellent touch!

  10. Ryan Dougherty
    Posted December 3, 2019 at 11:25 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat,

    Just caught up on the blog and I wanted to say thanks for getting back out there. Reaching out can be difficult, especially when you feel like everything is starting to burn around you (I feel that by fire or by water comment a little too close to the chest). Your books have helped me through a lot of those times, and reading them again is helping me through some difficult times right now. There’s a lot of people out there grateful that you gave them a world they could feel comfort escaping to. I know that doesn’t put out any fires but I hope you know a lot of people a better for you existing. Anyway, happy belated turkey day.


  11. Posted December 11, 2019 at 12:58 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for cracking me up with the sample personalizations. FWIW, Geralt, I’m sorry too.

    FYI, embiggening by click isn’t working for me with that book pic. And I kinda really wanna read what you wrote, Pat.

  12. John Dixon
    Posted January 5, 2020 at 12:54 AM | Permalink

    Mr. Rothfuss,

    The library is wonderful isn’t it? I remember a year ago I had been frantically searching for my next fantasy fiction victim. Most likely looking as a deprived literature addict, I searched bookshelf after bookshelf, row after row to no end. Beginning to realize that my patience and hope was running thin my eye caught a rather thick book that had been left on the floor. The title read, “The Name of the Wind.” A quick read through of a rather unique prelude, my sleeping mind had awoke. Fast forward a year and my thirst for the third installment can only be measured in equivalence to the described maddening lust for Felurian after a long, sleepless night.

    After further research, I had discovered that what I was eager for did not exist. My mind shattered, frustration took form into a raging bull. Lost and pathetic, I surfed the web endlessly looking for any information on why the book wasn’t completed. Finding some recent articles I was able to gather enough context to search YouTube. What I found depressed me. Comment after comment I grew angry, disgusted, and irritable. Why are humans so harsh? How can a fan of this series be so cruel and judging to the person who brought Kvothe into our lives?

    Allowing myself some time to think, something had crossed my mind. Recollecting the relationship of Kvothe and Bast, I found a strong resemblance. The resemblance of you Mr. Rothfuss, and Kvothe. At the ending of the second book you find a more than discouraged Kvothe looking back on his life and not having the confidence nor the energy to find that person he once was. The ending has left of us with Kvothe seeming to give up.

    Don’t give up Mr. Rothfuss. *Gesturing* empathy, amazed respect, gratitude.


    John Dixon

  13. David Blankenship
    Posted February 21, 2020 at 7:48 PM | Permalink

    How about the Doors of Stone? :)

  14. Ruby
    Posted April 18, 2020 at 8:07 AM | Permalink

    The depiction of Auri is great, but the strands of hair are not fine enough to float in the wind. Auri is one of the blondes with very fine silky hair. And the skin tone is not pale enough for a blond rarely being under the sun. All that said, the composition, pose and character is simply marvellous. I think I have to take back my criticism, after all a work of art is a work of art and should not be measured by reality.

  15. Posted May 27, 2020 at 11:11 AM | Permalink

    Miss your posts Pat. “Or stay home and save the world” seems particularly prescient nowadays.

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