Waffle Books Happy Mobile Storybooks On Patreon

I remember the days scouring my grade school library bookshelf for the latest copies of Berenstain Bears. In fact I was such a huge fan a few years later I told a classmate that I like Berenstain Bears and he was shocked I “still read those books.” That sadly was the last time I read Berenstain Bears. I bring up this story because kids today still read books, but the platform they are read on are much different. In my time the platform was paper and ink now in the 21st century it’s mobile. Thankfully there is a author writing just for this 21st century platform called Waffle Books.

Support Waffle Books on Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/wafflebooks

Waffle Books

Waffle Books follows the adventures of Patrick, Kevin, Arty, and a few of their friends. When Matthew Ryan started writing children’s books his mission was to give kids access to a library of books they’d be interested in inside their pocket. A library full of books that are designed specifically for small screens.

How’s Matthew Ryan Doing Today?

Today I’m happy to report the response has been fantastic! Not only does Ryan get to follow his passion writing books, his books get 4+ ratings on Apple iBooks and many have been editorially featured by Apple, Google Play, and the Google Chrome Store.

Are There Any Bonuses?

Yes, like many many Patreon campaigns I’ve featured on Cash Sherpa there are bonuses. Do you worry! For $1 you get FULL ACCESS to the Waffle Book collection! Yes, you heard right only $1. That’s insanity! For only $5 get early access to books. $10 gets you behind the scenes. $15 or more per month gets you hand drawn characters, once a month in fact. You can’t even buy a mixed drink in New York for less than $15. The value of these bonuses are incredible.

Conclusion

I know it’s an old argument, but growing up with the Internet we got used to free or near free pricing. What I think we failed to realize is that when everything is free or nearly free it becomes generic, almost utility like. I think it’s already started, but society needs to support/value the people and products that resonate with us. It’s time we put our money where our mouth is. Let artists and creators earn money pursuing their passions. Support Matthew Ryan’s Patreon campaign today.

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Choosing House Style For New Build

  • November 1, 2017
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Ever wonder exactly what exactly “Spanish/Mediterranean” and other home descriptions mean? What does a builder mean when he talks about “Tudor detailing?” What do the homes look like in the neighborhood in which you plan to build? Are they Country or French? Your search through a sea of home plans to find the right one for you and your family will be easier if you have a clear understanding of what kinds of house styles are available, what kind you prefer and how the outside look of the house influences the inside layout.

If you’re like me you’ve probably turned on HGTV and heard people saying real estate buzz words and have no idea what they are talking about. May be you’re in the market for a home so you generally have an idea of real estate catch phrases, but we would like to break it down once and for all on a few housing terms. Here are details on house styles with specific examples that refer to actual home plans offered from London Elite Trades, a building service offering the full spectrum of options and building caveats.

European style romance

“European or Euro styling” covers many different types of house styles developed over the centuries in varied countries of Europe. Many of today’s “European” styled homes do not completely replicate the original designs, but instead are loose interpretations highlighting selected elements. The advantage is that you can have an attractive home that reflects the flavor of a period or country, without it looking so extreme or different from other homes in your neighborhood that it looks out of place. Here are details on how to spot three of the most popular European styles

French House

French: If you like formal, but graceful decorative details, a French style home may be the one for you. Exteriors of these home often incorporate: wedge-shaped keystone details above the windows; quoins– a detail that looks like interlocking blocks-in the left and right side corners of the facade; arched and multi-paned windows; copper-topped window bays; and shutters. The exterior surface of the French style home is usually made with brick or stucco. Inside, the layout of the rooms is usually formal, with distinct living and dining rooms.

Spanish House

Spanish/Mediterranean: If you like open, sprawling interiors, look into building a Spanish/Mediterranean style home. The exteriors are usually surfaced in stucco, with lots of arches and columns. The most distinctive feature is a low-pitched, reddish tiled roof. Modern interpretations of the Spanish/Mediterranean style are flowing inside and out, with simple lines and airy spaces. This style is most popular in the Southern states and California.

Tudor House

Tudor: If you are an Anglophile and everything British is your cup of tea, think Tudor! The styling is based loosely on English homes of the late Medieval period. The distinctive exterior is made with half timbers-angled planks painted brown or other darkish colors. These mock beams–for they are only decorative and not true structural beams– complement these other elements commonly used on the exterior: stucco, stone and wood. Many Tudors also have massive chimneys or steep gables. Inside, the interiors can be formal with distinct divisions between rooms, arched entryways, and tall, narrow windows.

So there you have it folks tell your friends, partner, or real estate agent confidently about French, Spanish/Mediterranean, and Tudor architecture. May be it will even help you in your next home purchase or re-model.

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Keeping Teachers Teaching Foundation

  • November 1, 2017
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I think it’s safe to say that other than your parents and friends teachers are the most important influence on a young persons life. That’s why it’s so important that we as a society not take good education for granted. Good education is not a guarantee. There’s a Arizona based organization helping to ensure that called Keeping Teachers Teaching Foundation who’s mission is to “Provide for our teachers so they keep providing for our future.”

Visit KTT:

https://www.keepingteachersteaching.org/

Keeping Teachers Teaching, Inc. (KTT) is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization devoted to the needs of teachers. They reality is some school districts are very well funded, but others are not. KTT targets those communities with reduced budgets and supports those teachers in need. For those that think teachers make enough money already and schools get enough of our tax money as it is I say this simply isn’t the case in all areas. I had a college professor here in Washington State once say that said the issue isn’t enough money, at least for my University. It’s about money being spent on the bureaucracy of running the school, a tiny percentage goes to the actual teachers. He went on to say that teachers would be very well off if teachers earned the bulk of money coming into the University. I think my old professor and the goals of KTT are in-line. The goal ultimately is to prioritize teachers, make them first.

Keeping Teachers Teaching

Mission

“KTT provides support and much needed resources for required professional development trainings, networking opportunities, community involvement, scholarships for continuing education, certifications, health and wellness programs, and a variety of free or discounted local services. Our long-term goals are to inspire educators on a state and national level. The assurance of a quality education can only be provided to our children by educators who can give their best to an increasingly demanding profession.”

Keep Teachers Teaching AZ

Special Programs?

KTT offers several fundraising programs. These include the Just 10 AZ Challege where residents of Arizona are encourages to donate $10. 2nd program is called Strive-To-Thrive Total Wellness For Teachers which “incorporates proven, evidence-based activities that are designed to enhance academic learning and student outcomes during a Teacher’s typical work day. The program components are based on a comprehensive model of wellness to include physical, psychological and environmental well-being.” The third program is called Discounts For Teachers in which teachers receive discounts on a as needed basis.

Next Steps

If you are interested in donating just go to their web site:

https://www.keepingteachersteaching.org/

If your not ready to donate yet, but want to get involved there are several fundraising events coming up visit:

https://www.keepingteachersteaching.org/events/.

Quality education can only be provided to our children by educators who can give their best. That’s why it’s so important that we support our teachers. Consider donating to Keeping Teachers Teaching Foundation today.

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Isometric RPG Game By Amit Ravid On Patreon

  • October 30, 2017
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Growing up my favorite games on Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Playstation, then later Xbox 360 were always the RPG games. My favorite RPG series of all time has to be the popular Final Fantasy Series. If you’re like me and share a passion for good RPG games then please consider supporting Amit Ravid, game developer, who’s creating “The Cloud Tower” a reimagined look at traditional role playing games.

Visit Amit Ravid’s Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5951049

Patreon Amit Ravid

“The Cloud Tower” is a Amit Ravid’s vision on what RPG should be. Set in medieval times it’s a game that deeply focuses it’s story on the inner emotional turmoil of its main characters and a skill system that will require you for good intuition and some serious gaming skills. The game focuses on each characters personal story while at the same time there is an important background story and bigger picture.

The Plot

“You will play the character of a 15 years old young teenager that is going on a simple task by his father to find fast some fast money to save his mother from jail. As this task going out of hand, you find yourself with no home, no family and no one to guide what you need to do. In this amazing journey, you will find love, get to know the real story behind your grandparents and the walls outside of the Kingdome. Eventually find out the warrior within.”

RPG game 1  RPG Game 2

Progress So Far

So far Ravid is finishing up the environment until the end of October then he will start working on the video game code. The Patreon is currently being funded by 6 people for a total of $19/month which is actually a great start.

Are There Any Rewards For This Patreon?

Yes, like most Patreon campaigns there are several reward levels. $1 gives you a special edition of the game, special thank you, and access to special Patreon only posts. $3 or more per month gets you all previous plus a digital copy of the black king’s diary. Rewards go all the way up to $5/month and that gets you all previous rewards plus early access to release versions.

Conclusion

Personally I think the game looks amazing. I cannot wait to get my hands on this new RPG game. The two most enjoyable things about role playing games is the character journey and solving challenges. With the “The Cloud Tower” Amit Ravid has raised the bar on these two most important RPG concepts in what could be one of the great future classics of the RPG genre. Help get this game created and support Ravid’s RPG video game today.

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MediaMan Gaming YouTube Channel And Web Site On Patreon

  • October 22, 2017
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Are you into gaming and watching gaming channels on YouTube? There is a new channel by mediaman that has gone from nothing to 6,000 subscribers you should consider checking this gaming entertainment startup out. Mediaman is all about gaming, gaming news, gaming reviews and other gaming stuff. It’s safe to say mediaman pretty much covers everything to do with gaming. Visit his web site, YouTube page, or better yet support mediaman on Patreon today:

Contribute to the mediaman Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/mediaman

Visit YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmv6y99YVOwkMX21Qbi3RHw

Gaming YouTube Channel

Above is screenshot from Patreon page. “Mediaman is all about gaming, gaming news, gaming reviews and other gaming stuff.”

There can be no doubt video is the new home of gaming journalism. Whether you are interested in how to play a game, how to improve your skills or what the current state of the market is, sites like YouTube and Twitch are now the first choice for people who take gaming seriously enough to want to keep current. What most people need, however, and more than a few don’t realize they need, are regular updates, responsible journalism and complete information on their favorite titles.

Are There Any Rewards?

Yes there are several rewards for those that contribute to the mediaman campaign. The min. donation is only $1 and with that you will get him, yes mediaman your personal Twitter follower. Pledge $5 and things get more interesting not only will you get him as a Twitter follower you will also get him to retweet you Tweets for a month. He will also have a drawing once a week to allow you to choose what it is you want him to play. The rewards go all the way up to $50 and with that you will get all previous rewards plus he will mention you and your youtube/blog if you have one.

Please consider a contribution to mediaman the campaign and new video channel.

 

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Treasure Hunt for $100,000 Cash With Hidden Secrets

  • October 20, 2017
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When’s the last time you’ve had an adventure? If the answer is anything more than a few days ago you need to check out the this new campaign on Kickstarter called ‘Hidden Secrets.’ I think when technology works best its when developers mix the real world with technology tools such as the mobile phone. When it’s used to get people out of their cars, houses, and connect to the real world and people in the real world that’s when technology is at its best. ‘Hidden Secrets’ is one of those rare ideas that I think has done this right. Using your mobile phone, explore the real world and find $100,000 is hidden cash. Sound fun? Keep reading and visit Kickstarter for details + support their campaign.

Support Hidden Secrets on Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1692501800/hidden-secrets-a-mobile-treasure-hunt-for-100000-c?ref=edx9wr

Hidden Secrets is a mobile treasure quest for $100,000 real world cash. Not coins, tokens, points, etc. It’s real world money! It’s a journey through time, a cryptic trail, full of hidden treasures, and puzzlement. The game with be available for iOS and Android here pretty soon once this Kickstarter is completed and can be played from anywhere in the world.

“Using both real-world and augmented reality game play, combined with hand-illustrated 2D puzzling and storytelling, it’s meant to work both your body and your brain! It’s gaming with a purpose – with the ultimate goal to (virtually) find one of 10 hidden treasure locations, each awarding $10,000.”

Kickstarter Hidden Secrets Game

Since it can be played around the world. Imagine going on a world travel adventure and playing this mobile game along the way. Incorporating that into your travel fun. Rest assured you don’t actually have to visit geographical locations to win cash rewards, but still would be fun. You can win once, twice, or maybe even all 10 times for the total $100,000. The more clever you are the more you will win.

What’s The Story Like?

“The journey begins with the unfolding of a curious story. In the eye of a storm, you find an ancient journal that belonged to an adventurer, scientist, thief. He’s on the run from a secret society that will stop at nothing to find him – to learn his secrets of time travel and to recover their stolen treasure. As he races across the world, he leaves clues in his journal where he’s buried treasure – treasure for you to find.”

The story will get you out of the house and on an adventure, best feature of all in my opinion. It REQUIRES real life exploration as you search for game pieces in your area. Pokemon Go did this, of course, but there were no real world stakes, nothing real. Hidden Secrets puts $100,000 cash on the line for people to find. When you raise the stakes, there is more to lose, more reason to take this game seriously, ultimately making it more engaging and fun in the process.

Are There Any Rewards?

Yes, there are lots and lots of rewards in this Kickstarter campaign starting with $5 which gets you digital wallpaper and blog invite. The pledging goes all the way up to the $2,500 level which gets you the wallpaper, blog, 21x game hints, name in credits, sound track, art book, shirt, decal, signed treasure journal copy, metal reproduction of a gold medallion, leather bond journal, 2 VIP party tickets, and signed original game art.

Support Hidden Secrets mobile app for iOS and Android on Kickstarter today and get ready to play and experience this amazing game in late 2017. Get ready to mix augmented reality technology with old-school puzzling and possibly get rewarded in real life cash.

 

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