Coin in Hand Currency Changers
On December 27 Patrick Rothfuss revealed a project I have been working on with him one and off since the middle of 2012. It started with an email I sent in May with an idea for a currency conversion tool for his best selling series “The Kingkiller Chronicle” and questions about the exchange between currencies. It turned out to be one of my most enjoyable design experiences. Pat liked my design concept and we seemed to be on the same wavelength through out the process.
In the series silver talent pipes are awarded at the Eolian, a tavern renowned for the quality of musicians that perform there. The pipes are a well recognized mark of distinction for a musician. As a thank you for my efforts, Pat sent me a set of special gold talent pipes, awarded to people because they are awesome.
If you haven’t read the series, get to it! It is among my favorites. To have been able to have a hand in shaping that world, even if it’s just a few trivial details, has got to be one of my favorite achievements to date.
Post on Pat’s blog: Secrets: Currencies in the Four Corners World