A beautiful board for a beautiful game

I am constantly blown away by the amazing things you kind folks make, and even more impressed that you donate those works of art to Worldbuilders.

If you join me on Twitch you may have seen me share a lovely Tak board donated by Aaron Schmersal.

If you haven’t seen it you can get a good look here:

I’ll be giving this away as a prize for folks who donate to my page through the course of the fundraiser. Thanks to our super fun Afterparty you still have chances to donate and be entered into the drawing for all of the fun stretch goals!

Take a look at this lovely thing. It truly is a work of art.

 

 

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20 Comments

  1. Posted December 19, 2019 at 3:58 PM | Permalink

    You guys are great. I love what Worldbuilers does for the planet. I’m happy to play a small part and support you, Worldbuilders, and Heifer International each year.

    This was a great fundraiser.

    I hope your don’t mind if I share my description for this board here.

    I’m calling this board Friendship Found.

    The red paduk in the center 4×4 grid represents our fiery haired Kvothe; the center of the story. The deep black wenge that makes up the 6×6 grid represents Wilem. The 8×8 grid is made of leopard wood, which is meant to represent the sandy haired Simmon. The zebrawood circles that make up the 5×5 grid form a starburst pattern. This pattern is meant to represent Auri who is so beautifully bright and sunny.

    The 7×7 grid is filled with wrought iron nails and is designed to be unplayable. If you speak of the seven, they come.

    The title Friendship Found is a direct reference to the Eld Vintic poetry that Simmon speaks in the reading room of the archives.

    “Sought we the Scrivani word-work of Surthur

    Long-lost in ledger all hope forgotten.

    Yet fast-found for friendship fair the book-bringer

    Hot comes the huntress Fela, flushed with finding

    Breathless her breast her high blood rising

    To ripen the red-cheek rouge-bloom of beauty.”

    • Curtis
      Posted December 19, 2019 at 7:38 PM | Permalink

      This goes way deeper than I initially thought and I absolutely love it!

      You’re a true artist.

    • Susanne
      Posted December 29, 2019 at 5:57 AM | Permalink

      This is so beautyful and it has a wonderful meaning

    • Posted January 22, 2020 at 3:19 PM | Permalink

      After reading both notw and wmf for the 5th time I realise how much work you put into them. Amazing. Honestly though the hidden clues only work if readers have years to decrip them. We have tried to decript dennas letter with the weird capital letters. We have tried decripting master ash and what’s behind the archive door. It’s time u give us so closure. U can give the next book 10 years as long as u give us some closure on the last one.

  2. pea batt
    Posted December 20, 2019 at 6:48 AM | Permalink

    dearest pat,

    thank you for all your hard work on worldbuilders.

    that outfit looks amazing on you. i hope you feel good wearing it

    -p

  3. Black_Badger
    Posted December 20, 2019 at 9:44 AM | Permalink

    Hello all,
    That board is amazing. It makes me happy that such a thing exists and that people can conceive of and craft such a thing are a part of our world. Love Worldbuilders for things like this!

    Unrelated, has anyone here read the children’s book The Word Collector? It’s excellent!!! Reminds me of something Pat would share with us and that would make all of our kids happier and more positively in tune with the world. Highly reccommend a look!!!

    Be well all –
    B_B

  4. BOOK
    Posted December 24, 2019 at 10:36 PM | Permalink

    That board would look better with a finished book. But no pressure…

    • Adrian
      Posted January 10, 2020 at 8:54 AM | Permalink

      I know this subject is taboo … but come on, that was funny ! Even Teal’c would crack a smile on that one.

      • Patrick Gordon
        Posted January 17, 2020 at 7:16 AM | Permalink

        They have to reboot Stargate.

  5. Kevin
    Posted December 25, 2019 at 8:48 AM | Permalink

    Ummm how do you play it???

  6. Thomas
    Posted January 9, 2020 at 1:01 PM | Permalink

    LOVE KKC and LOVE TAK! Im currently setting up a Call to Adventure game as I type this! I hope to have a Tak board very soon!

  7. Posted January 14, 2020 at 2:31 PM | Permalink

    Первым делом терпеть ориентироваться зачем все-таки нужны вышки-туры. Разве Вам надо произвести преобразование фасада alias внутренние работы чтобы высоте более 5ти метров, то обычной приставной лестницей всенародный не обойтись. Дозволено, несомненно, воспользоваться строительными лесами, всегда какой труженик, когда рабочее отверстие ограничено alias небольшой не хватает времени ради сборку трудной и громоздкой конструкции? Вышка-тура лучшее решение.
    Вышка-тура – это сборно-разборные конструкции высотного типа, содержащие разное формат секций, в зависимости через модели.
    Вышка представляет собой ассортимент секций, средняя апогей которых не превышает полутора метров, закрепляющихся друг ради друге, внутрь которых могут укорениться настилы ради размещения рабочих и материалов. Такие вышки имеют массу преимуществ предварительно остальными подъемными конструкциями.
    Мобильность.
    Вам довольно интересно: вышка тура строительная передвижная
    Это одно из самых важных преимуществ. Вышки-туры не занимают обильно места. Их откровенный причинять для объекты в разобранном виде, даром же открыто надевать кстати рабочей площади в собранном виде.
    Легкость и удобность монтажа и демонтажа.
    Здание состоит из базы, колес со специальными опорами рабочей площадки, креплений, диагональных стяжек и боковых лестниц. И собирается едва в изрядно шагов без каких-либо посторонних инструментов:
    1) Установка базы. Возникновение – основа, состоящая из четырех балок, надежно закрепленных среди собой, колес и домкратов, которые обеспечивают неподвижность вышки.
    2) Установка рамы первого яруса, кто укрепляют диагональными балками.
    Опричь устанавливают следующие ярусы, соединяются они согласно принципу «труба в трубу».
    3) Установка настилов. Ради удобства монтажа и подъема настилы изготавливают из
    нескольких частей. И уже потом установки настилов ставятся защитные ограждения.
    Демонтаж происходит в обратном порядке. Гордо, чтобы неотлучно персона, участвующие в демонтаже, были в касках и близко с зоной демонтажа вышки не было посторонних.
    Многофункциональность.
    Несмотря ради небольшие габариты вышки-туры удобно доить быть проведении как внутри, так и снаружи помещения.
    Модульная конструкция.
    Это позволяет оперативно менять возвышение вышки с использованием дополнительных секций.

    • kote
      Posted January 15, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Permalink

      absolutely

  8. Camille Chaustre McNally
    Posted January 19, 2020 at 8:30 PM | Permalink

    That haircut looks sharp!

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  11. Brandon Starkerson
    Posted January 25, 2020 at 1:06 PM | Permalink

    20 comments. Wow. There used to be literally HUNDREDS of comments immediately after any of his blog posts. You know, a DECADE AGO…

    The dream is dead. It appears that folks have finally realized that Pat has retired a wealthy man. We got two cool books, and THIS is how the story ends. Not with a bang, but with nothing at all. Not even a whimper. :(

    • scott lynchester
      Posted January 26, 2020 at 10:34 AM | Permalink

      I don’t know if you noticed but at the end of the year he was soooo active regarding his charity, asking people to donate more and more but at the end, no christmas wishing, no happy new year, no thank you for the contribution.. nothing, not a whisper… so yeah, i feel you Starkerson but i still have hope, slim but hope nonetheless :) i know, i’m a fool

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