I have long been of the frame of mind that gamers, in general, are some of best people when it comes to helping others. Is it because our hobby is one of pure social interaction? Is it because we learn the value of helping each other out in the game very early one? Not sure why, I can only say I have seen it work.
One only needs to look no further than the fundraisers at DriveThruRPG for various disasters or even the Bad Myrmidon fundraiser. I have raised a little money myself for various charities.
So I wanted to let you know about another one that I think is worthy and not really getting the attention it deserves.
Randall over at RetroRoleplaying is raising some money to help treat his wife's cancer.
He is asking for donations, but he is giving away an absolute trove of treasures from the early days of gaming. It's insane the stuff he is parting with, but I would do the exact same thing.
So please. Go to his site. Donate what you can. It's Christmas after all.
How about this. Instead of that large coffee you get before work today or while doing your last minute Christmas shopping, you donate $5 to Randall's wife. Make her life a little better, and hopefully a little longer. Not trying to sound overly maudlin here, but this community has given so much for lesser reasons (myself included and especially) that maybe this also something we should do.
If everyone that reads this blog here, via Facebook or even Twitter gave something, well that would be great.
I can't promote this one enough.