Relic Fights Cancer With Collectible Loot

Relic Fights Cancer With Collectible Loot

image

The Company of Heroes and Space Marine studio is auctioning some rare loot to raise money to help fight cancer.

Taking place on October 13, Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer is a one-day, dawn-to-dusk road hockey tournament that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. And we're not talking just a few hundred bucks here, either; the minimum entry fee is $10,000 per team, and more than 100 teams are currently slated to take part. Among them is a squad from Vancouver-based Relic Entertainment, the studio behind Homeworld, numerous Warhammer 40,000 games and the Company of Heroes franchise, and it's giving fans a chance to support the cause and score some sweet loot in the process.

"We're closing in on our goal, but we still need a bit more money - so we're holding an auction for some signed swag," Relic designer Ryan McGechaen told Joystiq. "We have a ton of cool stuff, including an unopened copy of Homeworld 2 signed by the dev team!"

Also on the loot list are autographed Dawn of War and Space Marine posters, an autographed Space Marine Collector's Edition for the Xbox 360 and a framed Company of Heroes PC Gamer post. It's one-of-a-kind stuff, and all money raised goes to support a very worthwhile charity.

Most of the auctions are still within reach of the average fan - Homeworld 2, for instance, is up to $55, less than it sold for when it was a new release - but with more than four days remaining, there's still plenty of time for prices to climb to the point that only Notch can afford them. But maybe you'll get lucky - and hey, even if you don't, at least you'll get to jack up some other guy.

Source: eBay, via Joystiq

Permalink

Ah, Relic. I knew I loved you when you released Dawn of War. Good on them. I'll check out the auctions and see whether there's something for me there.

I'm top bidder on that copy of Homeworld right now, although its going to be well beyond my reach by the time the auction ends...

If you guys sell replica chainswords, I'd totally by those.

Jebusetti:
I'm top bidder on that copy of Homeworld right now, although its going to be well beyond my reach by the time the auction ends...

If that was the original Homeworld, you and I would have a problem right about now.

But since it's Homeworld 2, good luck!

Swag of the Hierophant
+10 Stamina
+100 Spirit
+1000 Healing

Gotta give it up to everyone donating time, expertise and money to make things like this happen.

 

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Registered for a free account here