Monetize your work with World Anvil!
You’re here because you’re a professional tabletop RPG Game Master! Don’t know what World Anvil is? In a sentence, we’re an online tool for building your homebrew world, and then creating, running and recording your campaigns! It’s great for engaging your players and introducing new ones to your world too! Check out this post here for a deeper explanation. You can find explanations of how to use Sage for every other kind of creator there, too!
Why should you care about Sage?
As a Pro DM, you need to keep track of multiple campaigns, PCs and NPCs, items, maps and more. Plus, you need to be able to show off your games to date, and the world they’re played in, to attract new players. Maybe most importantly, you need to be able to monetise your work! After all, dice ain’t cheap and a DM’s gotta eat…
Well, Sage has got you covered…
How can you use Sage to monetize?
Attract new players with a public portfolio
Attract new players with a public portfolio of your homebrew worlds, embed videos of previous games and show off journals by previous PCs, testimonials and more! You can also direct potential players to your Patreon or Storefront.
Complete control over how your world looks
Sage gives you complete control over how your world looks, to immerse your new players even further. Using CSS visual themes, you can tailor the display to perfectly fit the theme of your world setting, and our white labelling features remove all traces of the World Anvil branding. Give potential new players a taste of your style, and allow them to explore your worlds with interactive maps, timelines and more.
Keep track of your campaign… and those darn Players!
World Anvil allows you to keep track of all the elements of your campaign – geography, history, lore, items, magic… and those darn PCs too! You can save time prepping the campaign on World Anvil, using the SRD to build your encounters, or even building your own blocks for your homebrew creatures (they even roll for you)!
Control exactly who sees what content
You can also choose exactly who sees what content on World Anvil. This means that your players can have exclusive access to certain articles, timelines and even map layers to prep for the game. The interactive maps features are perfect to help them explore your new world, and get hyped for the session!
Streamline your game, with info at your fingertips
During your games, you can have all your information at your fingertips, freeing you up to focus on the story. You can even have the PCs’ character sheets in front of you! The Campaign Manager has a Digital Storyteller’s Screen with Player handouts, embedded sound, quick access to your worldbuilding and GM notes, and dice rolling. We’re also working on (as of March 2019) a major overhaul to make it even better!
Speed up your planning for the next session
After the game, WA helps you write up the session and plan for the next one. Your players can submit character journals and update their character sheets, keeping them engaged between sessions. They can also help you build up your world, if you give them permission, by submitting draft articles detailing new aspects they came across during the session – for example, new NPCS, locations or buildings you created on the fly! You can edit these and then publish them publicly or privately as you like.
Working with another GM?
You can give Editor or Co-Owner permissions which allow them to see and edit the content in your world, and even help you organise subscribers and tiers!
System and Genre agnostic for maximum flexibility
Although World Anvil has the SRD of major systems already in place, it is designed to be completely System and Genre agnostic. Bored of DnD5e and Pathfinder? World Anvil has a vast array of systems to choose from, or you can choose a generic setting. Or maybe you’re creating your own system? You can create all the stat blocks and character sheets in World Anvil.
Give permissions in different ways
Access Permissions come in many forms! You can release password protected articles (change up the password whenever you like), add subscribers with their email address via easy CSV imports, or by giving them a custom URL they can click.
Subscribers can have different tiers with access to different content. You can divide these into, for example, different subscriber tiers, or into players and GM’s perms, meaning that there’s no chance that a Player will see a spoiler by accident!
If you have Patreon supporters, Twitch Subscribers or other superfans beyond your players, you can quickly and easily give them access to content rewards. This might include deep dives into your world, flash fiction, your own adventure modules, access to your homebrew monsters or villains (including stat blocks) or access to secrets about the campaign!
Gamify information accessibility!
Want to take information accessibility to the next level? You can gamify password acquisition, allowing your players quick access in-game to new information. For example, a successful history or religion roll, solving a riddle, or picking up the right book might open access to new articles on World Anvil for your audience or players!
Help your fans support you!
Redirect your fans to your Patreon or storefront when they don’t have permissions, with your own custom 404 page! Show your curious readers how they can gain access to the content they’re hungry for, by supporting your creative endeavours.
A new way to publish Adventure modules!
World Anvil is also a totally new way to release interactive Adventure Modules or Campaign settings for your supporters either instead of, or in addition to, PDF release. World Anvil doesn’t claim any fees or rights to your content – you own your own IP (this is super important to us). You can release special map layers to give extra information, or groups of pins to show important locations in your area and battle maps!
Everything is connected!
All your content will be integrated and connected together using the mentions system, so you never have to explain anything twice! Less work for you, and a more interactive and intuitive experience for your readers.
What should I do next?
If you’re interested in purchasing a sage membership and starting your monetization journey, go here worldanvil.com/worldbuilders-guild-membership#sage
What if I have questions?
If you have questions about how to use World Anvil, check out:
- The World Anvil Codex.
- The #help channel on our Discord.
- The Whistlestop tutorial on Youtube to get started.
- Our feature reel to start understanding all the World Anvil features you can have at your fingertips!
If you have a questions or issues regarding subscriptions, you can contact the World Anvil Founders, Dimitris and Janet, at firstname.lastname@example.org.