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Project Northmoor

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Taluntain, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    https://www.projectnorthmoor.org/

    There's currently a project taking place to buy the house that J.R.R. Tolkien lived a part of his life in. They're asking for 6 million USD and apparently have already secured 9% of the funds.

    Personally, I think that the current owner of the house (no relation to the Tolkiens) has inflated the price way beyond its actual worth, but it's also clear to me that the emotional appeal to the fans to "save" Tolkien's house has a far greater chance of succeeding than if they'd asked the them to donate towards building a new, proper and cheaper museum.

    Also, the project to me seems to lack the kind of enthusiasm and obvious rewards for backers that we're used to seeing in successful Kickstarters. I haven't even seen any mention of any kind of recognition for the backers inside the house itself, which is odd.

    Edit: scratch that, apparently there is going to be a book or several books with the donors' names inside the house, but there was no mention of this in their FAQ.

    Would you, or are you going to donate? ;)
     
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  2. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    It's at 10% now. At this rate, I don't think they're going to make it.
     
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