Author and game designer Rick Hershey, co-owner of Fat Goblin Games (which publishes the magazine Open Gaming Monthly I reviewed previously in this posts: OPM #1, OPM #2, OPM #3 y OPM #4) needs your help:
A New HopeMy name is Rick Hershey. I’ve worked in the game industry for over 12 years now, doing illustration, graphic design, cartography, writing, game design, publishing, and much more. I love this industry, I love making games, and I love the people I’ve worked with over the years.I have an amazing wife, Tristan Hershey, and four wonderful children (Mya, Marilyn, Madilyn, and Ricky). Shortly after my wife and I were married, she was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and all our hopes, dreams, and plans were altered. For the last six years we’ve struggled to fight her disease (which also has given her constant kidney stones, rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, and a mini-stroke) while raising our children and trying to better our lives. I support our family on freelancing and publishing as I need to be home daily in case she is sick. The NEW HOPE BUNDLE is a means for my family to get the start to prosper we would of had without her disease. It’s a means to overcome the debt from her illness and to start a new life with a chance to succeed.
What We Need & What You GetWhen you purchase the NEW HOPE BUNDLE you get tons of pdf books from your favorite publishers, including the bulk of Fat Goblin Games products. That is hundreds of dollars of gaming goodness for a small price. The money we earn goes directly to the Hershey family and will allow us to pay off bills, move to a better residence, and help alleviate the burden this disease has caused. In addition, a portion of the money raised will go to establishing a non-profit group to help aid other game designers, writers, artists, and members of the game industry in their times of need.
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Other Ways You Can HelpThere are many ways you can help, if you get the bundle or not. Please take a moment and share the link to this bundle on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. There are buttons at the top to make this even easier. Post in groups, on forums, and tell your friends. Make a big deal about this bundle and the value of these products and how everyone can help a family of the gaming industry. If you are publisher and want to contribute to the bundle, that is great as well, and will be very much appreciated. Contact me and I’ll give you the info to add your own products to the NEW HOPE BUNDLE.
The online magazine Desde el Sótano reaches 111th edition with the following articles (Note: The magazine is writen in Spanish):
The Associació de Jugadors i Jugadores de Rol de Reus (AJJRR) (Spain) will held on September 28th and 29th, 2013 its XX Gaming Days, an event that enjoys wide recognition among fans, inviting fans to participate in groups, associations.
Any proposed collaboration should be made by e-mail stating:
- Name of activity, description and number of people who can participate.
- Organising entity and responsible people.
- E-mail and Contact phone.
- Date and time of the activity (the schedule of the event will be Saturday from 02h to 10h and Sundays from 10h to 20h).
- Infrastructure needs, material and space.
- Games for beginners and demonstration activities for different RPGs, wargames with miniatures and board games and cards.
- Several tournaments and competitions (Blood Bowl confirmed).
- Geek Market (space for buy, sell and trade games and related items open to all attendees who wish to install a stand).
- Thematic night "Space Opera" (supper, live role-playing, "surprise" B-movies and activities set in this genre of science fiction about space located adventures).
- Sweepstakes of RPGs, board games, card games, miniatures, modeling material, books and comics among attendees.
AJJRR ASSOCIACIÓ DE JUGADORS I JUGADORES DE ROL DE REUS
Eduard Toda 12 baixos esquerra 43204 Reus (Spain)
Telf: 977 12 82 46
From Design Mechanism forums comes confirmation of the sixth edition of RuneQuest for Spain in early 2014. This edition will be pubkished by Francisco Castillo and Juan Luis López–Ortega through Runa digital, a recently founded publishing house.
Nosolorol publisher has announced an agreement with Evil Hat to publish in 2014 The Dresden Files RPG, based in books written by Jim Butcher.
Sailing in Internet I've discovered a website it could interest you: Learn Tabletop RPGs.
This site objective is to introduce role-playing games to newcomers, to achieve it the site have various texts and videos to help to present basic concepts for this kind of games and links to freely download introductory rulesets for different genres.
To end with this news I leave you with the link to the website of the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) where you can freely download all materials of their courses online, an interesting resource that can be used in the design of our gaming sessions.
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