The recent charity bundles DTRPG/RPGNow to raise money for earthquake relief in Nepal were both an astounding success. Thank you to anyone reading this who purchased either the Games 4 Nepal (hosted by Kabuki Kaiser) and/or Cardboard Warriors Charity Bundle for Nepal (hosted by Brave Adventures). After some transaction costs the total amount raised and donated to CARE Nepal and Doctors Without Borders were $3320 from the Games 4 Nepal bundle and $4665 from the Cardboard Warriors bundle (US dollars). When you think about it these are incredible results in terms the support from any community or customer base. Massive respect to Kabuki Kaiser and Ryan of Brave Adventures for hosting the bundles, hats off to the publishers who donated products and a firm salutary celebratory handshake to every single person who purchased and donated to the cause. It's also thanks to the OBS sites (DTRPG/RPGNow/WGV etc) that the bundle facility and charity donations were possible. Hopefully Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and CARE Nepal will be able to put the money to good use in their ongoing disaster relief in earthquake hit Nepal.
For Star Wars (I have a lisp) Day, I couldn't resist a special offer over at Tenkar's Tavern for a copy of White Star - a scifi game which builds on the simplicity of Swords&Wizardry's WhiteBox rules (OD&D simulcrum). Naturally the Star Knights aren't actually called "Jedi". But we know. ;) It could be just the terminology, but so far it reminds me a bit of Tales of the Space Princess. These games go to the heart of cinematic soap opera, conjuring images of swashbuckling Flash Gordon right through to the battered technology in Star Wars.
Cross posting from Inked Adventures.
I feel really proud to be listed amongst these other publishers.
All products are paper models, minis, floor plans and scenery. For $15 (USD) it's also a great bundle to boot.
I shouldn't do this but this is a direct cross-post from my Inked Adventures site but it's in the name of a good cause and involves several different games publishers. :)
It’s really cool to see that many game publishers have been so willing to set up and donate profit directly from their products to charities who will, and currently are, helping in the utterly tragic Nepal earthquake disaster zone. Inked Adventures were pleased to have been approached by Kabuki Kaiser, who has allowed us to submit our Crypts, Tombs and Catacombs pack to their Game For Nepal charity bundle. The bundle includes some really high quality Asia/Wuxia fantasy themed Old School Renaissance RPG rules and accessories. Already this PDF bundle is going down a storm with tabletop gamers, who were willing to donate to the fund whilst picking up some damn fine tabletop RPG products. Check out the description and you’ll see that it is really something very special as far as gaming deals go.
We are also donating four products to the (yet to launch) Cardboard Warriors charity bundle. This will contain 20+ printable papercraft minis, vehicles, monsters, floorplans etc from some of the most innovative publisher-designers in the industry. Cardboard Warriors Forum.