Gamers Helping Haiti Offers $1400 Worth Of Stuff for $20 Donation

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Gamers Helping Haiti Offers $1400 Worth Of Stuff for $20 Donation

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If you donate $20 of earthquake relief through Gamers Helping Haiti, not only do you get massive karma points, you also receive a massive amount of tabletop gaming products.

Drive Thru RPG is offering a chance to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti last week by purchasing the $20 Gamers Help Haiti mega-bundle. All of the proceeds are donated to Doctors Without Borders efforts to provide medical support to the people of Haiti. In exchange for the donation, you will be able to download hundreds of tabletop gaming materials. So far, the response from gamers has been overwhelming and Gamers Help Haiti has raised over $90,910.

"We are humbled by the generosity of both our customers and our publishers, all of whom have stepped up at this time of terrible tragedy to offer aid to a desperate people," said Sean Patrick Fannon, Marketing and Communications Manager for DriveThruRPG. "We are also very proud to facilitate these collective efforts, providing the necessary tools and technology to bring it all together."

Even if you don't give a shit about the people of Haiti, you heartless bastard, it still makes sense to get $1,481.31 worth of RPG stuff for a mere $20. The Serenity Role Playing Game alone is worth $30 and it's just one of the many products in this package.

Head to DriveThruRPG to learn more.

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Wow

It's even over 90 thousand!

Maybe I'm just slow today, but how does one download a tabletop game?

Clarity issue notwithstanding, I think it's a fine initiative to raise money and it seems like it's been successful so far... Here's to hoping they can keep it up!

It's about time someone took advantage of digital distribution like this. I'm glad to see it starting off in a benevolent direction.

Best $20 I've ever spent.

Do it. Do it now!

Mr.Tea:
Maybe I'm just slow today, but how does one download a tabletop game?

pdf files.

And apologies for the double post.

>paying for .pdf files
Am I in some bizzaro universe?

i get my good karma monthly with amnesty international, but for those who needs more encouragement than getting scary texts every other day about all the horrible things going on in the world, this is great.

lordlee:
>paying for .pdf files
Am I in some bizzaro universe?

Im not sure o.o

None the less, not a tabletop gamer so no idea how awesome this is but I imagine for some it will be

I think they have enough help now. Like half the world's governments are giving aid so there really isn't need for every man and his dog to give some too. I am sure the residents of New Orleans are feeling quite angry that their country and the world didn't care about them in their disaster!

lordlee:
>paying for .pdf files
Am I in some bizzaro universe?

Searchable pdf files for your favorite rpg? No more flipping through a book looking for an obscure rule? Ctrl+F, bam?

I'd pay for that in a heartbeat. And I do.

Piracy is bad, mmmkay? Especially from a non-evil industry like the RPG industry.

Although I have never played a tabletop RPG in my life... I might as well buy it, never know when it could be useful!

Anyone know what the file size is?

what is table top?
I'm kinda confused on what you are getting that is worth 1400$

outcast_within:
what is table top?
I'm kinda confused on what you are getting that is worth 1400$

Think D&D.

Heh, I wouldn't pay a nickel for most of the stuff on the list, but hey, every little helps.

Sulu:
I think they have enough help now. Like half the world's governments are giving aid so there really isn't need for every man and his dog to give some too. I am sure the residents of New Orleans are feeling quite angry that their country and the world didn't care about them in their disaster!

I think the main difference here was that the US government had the means to handle the New Orleans situation without outside help (whether they did so is a different question), whereas Haiti has been a hellhole for a good while now, and there is just no way they can do without outside help... This is why this event is so widely publicized.

Well, that and also that it's the second largest natural disaster in recorded history.

lordlee:
>paying for .pdf files
Am I in some bizzaro universe?

Implying on Escapist, am I in some bizzaro universe?

Also that's rather remarkable, go nerds.

To hell with it.

I have enough games to catch up on with my PS Triple without charity adding to my burden.

Call me selfish, but charity begins at home for me.

Don't play that much in the way of tabletop games, but I've always been interested and this way I can check stuff out that sounds like fun. I've played standard D&D and I've played a GURPS game, but now I can check out a bunch of stuff.

TheNamlessGuy:
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Wow

It's even over 90 thousand!

WHAT? 90,000?!?!?!

Guy32:
WHAT? 90,000?!?!?!

They must be cheating or something...

-delete this-

Hold on...there's a Doctor Who RPG that I haven't got????

Oh...yeah...Haiti...that's nice...might spend something as well.

Thats awesome. +more faith inhumanity

(eat that micheal atkinson! you complain about us being heartless beings, while we are busy ignoring you and donating money for haiti! HA!)

While this is a good idea, doesn't anyone except me find it strange how no one gave a shit about Haiti until the earthquake? Even though it is one of the poorest countries, most people couldn't point it out on a map, and now everybody is suddenly worried about Haiti's people.

Sorry, I'm not trying to start a flame war, but it really bugs me when people only care about a cause because it's "cool" to, thanks to the news and media attention. This also happened with Swine Flu, everyone became a doctor and spazzed out about H1N1, even though the normal flu is exactly the same (I've had both before). Imagine what all this money could do for another small, poor nation that no one will hear about until something terrible happens to it.

Mr.Tea:
Maybe I'm just slow today, but how does one download a tabletop game?

Presumably they're offering people PDF copies of manuals and the like. Seems interesting enough, I'll check it out when I get the chance. Charity (and getting lots of stuff on the cheap) is certainly worth looking into.

I know it's a tragedy and everything, but I find it hypocritical that we'll help out these people, yet the Lubicon first nations people in Canada are being completely ignored while they suffer just for the sake of oil. Hell, the only reason I heard about it was because of my involvement with the Amnesty International group at my school, and I think it's a little shoddy that as soon as money and wealth is involved, people will turn a blind eye if it's to their own personal detriment. Haiti? Sure, people will help, it's a horrible occurrence, but the Lubicon people? Obviously their petrol is more important than the thousands of natives on those lands.

Greg Tito:
So far, the response from gamers has been overwhelming and Gamers Help Haiti has raised over $90,910.

IF it costs $20 a pop, how can it end in a ten? Did someone buy half?

ECHO 062:

Greg Tito:
So far, the response from gamers has been overwhelming and Gamers Help Haiti has raised over $90,910.

IF it costs $20 a pop, how can it end in a ten? Did someone buy half?

You can also buy $10 and (I think) $15 vouchers, for no pdfs, money that goes directly to Gamers for Haiti.

Slayer_2:
While this is a good idea, doesn't anyone except me find it strange how no one gave a shit about Haiti until the earthquake? Even though it is one of the poorest countries, most people couldn't point it out on a map, and now everybody is suddenly worried about Haiti's people.

Sorry, I'm not trying to start a flame war, but it really bugs me when people only care about a cause because it's "cool" to, thanks to the news and media attention. This also happened with Swine Flu, everyone became a doctor and spazzed out about H1N1, even though the normal flu is exactly the same (I've had both before). Imagine what all this money could do for another small, poor nation that no one will hear about until something terrible happens to it.

You forgot the Tsunami Fundraising Madness.

Isn't it weird that all those people who got struck the hardest back then, never saw a dime of those millions raised. But Hell, we in the west didn't care. After all, we bought off our guilty conscience.

My guess is, the same is gonna happen to Haiti.

One word of advice on this from somebody who shelled out for it: their bandwidth is swamped.

If you do this, don't expect ready access to your goods:

Thank you for donating to Haiti Relief. Unfortunately the overwhelming generosity of the gaming community is hampering our ability to deliver your order to you. Your products are safe in your order history, so if you could wait a day or two before downloading them, it would be much appreciated.

Captain Pancake:
I know it's a tragedy and everything, but I find it hypocritical that we'll help out these people, yet the Lubicon first nations people in Canada are being completely ignored while they suffer just for the sake of oil. Hell, the only reason I heard about it was because of my involvement with the Amnesty International group at my school, and I think it's a little shoddy that as soon as money and wealth is involved, people will turn a blind eye if it's to their own personal detriment. Haiti? Sure, people will help, it's a horrible occurrence, but the Lubicon people? Obviously their petrol is more important than the thousands of natives on those lands.

You've made quite the position statement there. To avoid being a hypocrite, I shall not donate to any charities until I am able to donate to them all.

Casual Shinji:
You forgot the Tsunami Fundraising Madness.

Isn't it weird that all those people who got struck the hardest back then, never saw a dime of those millions raised. But Hell, we in the west didn't care. After all, we bought off our guilty conscience.

My guess is, the same is gonna happen to Haiti.

This is for Doctors Without Borders though, they're a damn fine charity and you KNOW where the money is going.

PedroSteckecilo:

Casual Shinji:
You forgot the Tsunami Fundraising Madness.

Isn't it weird that all those people who got struck the hardest back then, never saw a dime of those millions raised. But Hell, we in the west didn't care. After all, we bought off our guilty conscience.

My guess is, the same is gonna happen to Haiti.

This is for Doctors Without Borders though, they're a damn fine charity and you KNOW where the money is going.

i totally agree there, doctors without borders is a great charity to support and they put their lives at risk to help people, its well worth supporting them.

there are a few things like this to help haiti at the moment. www.musicforrelief.org is trying to raise funds with unreleased music from different artists Linkin Park, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, Slash,The All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, Kenna, Enrique Iglesias and Lupe Fiasco.

Not a tabletop gamer but I also applaud this effort of the gaming industry to help the people of Haiti. What I am wondering though is if the same people who gave Bungie crap for donating a max. of $77.000 Will also give these guys crap. I'm sure these guys could also just give the money to Doctors Without Borders but they also choose to get publicity out of it. They even offer tons of games to get people to donate through their charity.

Now I'm not saying this is at all a bad thing to do. I actually think it's great, but I'm wondering if anyone else sees it's a bit hypocrite to jump up and down out of glee for this charity and at the same time call Bungie a couple of publicity whores. Because if you do so it looks awfully like you're rooting for the guys who give you the most stuff.

Back to the matter at hand: Great idea and congratulations on the success :D

I have to admit I clicked on the Serenity link, read "All you need is dice, friends..." and had to laugh a little.

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