On Feb 25, 1:25 pm, WJ Walton <rpgadvoc...@gmail.com> wrote:
> (Cut and pasted from The Escapist Blog -www.theescapist.com/blog)
> DriveThruRPG has once again organized a humanitarian effort for people
> in great need, this time for the victims of the New Zealand
> earthquake. For a donation of $20, which will go directly to the Red
> Cross relief efforts in New Zealand, DTRPG is offering over $330 worth
> of great RPG PDFs, including Al Shir-Ma, Book of Knights, Ingenium,
> and Cthulhu Tech. If you would like to donate, visit DriveThruRPG's
> New Zealand Red Cross Earthquake Relief page (http://
> products_id=88713&affiliate_id=18458) - or to donate directly to the
> Red Cross, visit their New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal
> This isn't the first time DTRPG has used this method to raise funds
> for a worthy cause. In early 2010, the site organized a similar
> package to benefit the victims of the Haiti earthquake, and also
> implemented a donation matching program. Together, these programs
> raised over $175,000 for Doctors Without Borders!
> I mentioned this back then, and I seem to bring it up every time that
> any group of roleplayers are involved in such activity, but it really
> bears repeating - To William Schnoebelen and anyone else who asks
> things like "where are the rescue missions ... started by D&D
> gamers?", here is yet another example for you. Feel free to ignore it,
> as you must if you want to uphold your illusion of gamers as twisted,
> violent, and dangerous, but the fact remains that gamers are just as
> kind, thoughtful, and generous as any other group of people - not
> because they are gamers, but because they are human beings.
> (Thanks to Michael Tresca for the info! -http://www.examiner.com/rpg-in-national/new-zealand-red-cross-earthqu...)
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