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Tabletop Industry Launches Massive “RollVsEvil” Charity Effort – Letting Players Better the World by Playing Games

RollVsEvil

RollVsEvil is a newly formed non-profit charity created by a group of tabletop RPG and boardgame companies to give gaming communities a way to do what they love (playing games) while supporting frontline charitable efforts to battle real-world evil! These efforts will support small groups and charities working directly on the ground where donors can see verifiable immediate results and know that they are changing lives.

RollVsEvil’s first campaign is in support of people suffering from the invasion of Ukraine, with the first of many RollVsEvil gaming events starting this coming weekend. Up to £100,000 / $130,000 in funds will also be matched by Supernova Capital & Partners.

To celebrate the launch, Roll20.net will be streaming a special charity stream on March 25 at 8 PM EDT with GM  Anthony Joyce-Rivera and players from TransplanarRPG. The group will be playing a 2-hour session of The Monster of Wonderia.

How it will work:

The first event aims to keep it simple, asking interested gamers to “just play a game” online or in-person on Saturday, March 26. The group suggests that each player commits a few dollars for playing, and during play, think up interesting ways to encourage donations — maybe pay a few dollars to re-roll the dice or draw another card! It’s up to you — keep it fun and simple, then pay your donations in to our fundraising page at www.rollvsevil.com. Remember to sign up for updates, so we can let you know about the progress. Even just a few dollars can add up when thousands of player groups are contributing!

If you’re all remote, don’t worry! Jump on the roll20.net virtual tabletop and play, as they are offering a free bundle for anyone to use who wants to get a game on. In this case, each player should pay their donation to the fundraising page individually. Through Roll20, the RollVsEvil team has the potential of reaching 10 million people, so even a few dollars will add up in this crowdfunded fight for a better world.

And don’t worry, if you can’t play on Saturday, just play a game on any day that works and join in when you can. There’s always someone who could use help, and RollVsEvil aims to do its best to support as many of them as it can.

Here are some examples of the projects the group is currently supporting:

  • Funding for a group who are helping vulnerable people, such as the disabled, LGBT, and senior citizens with pets to evacuate, they may need physical help to get out of their apartments and onto a bus to safety.
  • Reaching out to hospitals in Lviv and Kyiv and sourcing specific medical supplies directly from manufacturers for them.
  • Funding plus laptops and Starlink internet connection for a group working with hostels in Poland to give families and single parents an immediate refuge, providing internet access and safety whilst they find a more long-term home during the war.
  • Funding for the A21’s charity campaign on the borders to help combat human trafficking and the gangs who target the vulnerable. Whether providing information to people crossing the border or working with Interpol, we hope to give them the resources to rescue those who’ve been targeted.
  • Sourcing donations of supplies such as camping gear, food, and medical supplies for the growing displaced people within Ukraine and shipping them to a team in Lviv who then distribute to those most in need.
  • Supporting the work of ICANHELP.HOST, a self-styled free “AirBnB” for displaced people, created by a group of Belarussian IT people who fled persecution in their country.

All of the above have been chosen because they’re having a real, immediate effect now or in the next few days. RollVsEvil is tracking how funds are used, following up with evidence, photos, videos and testimonials to demonstrate the effect your financial support will have.

RollVsEvil has so far gained the support of many tabletop companies to help spread the word including the likes of Mantic Games, Modiphius, Steve Jackson Games, Gama, Cubicle 7, Roll 20, UK Games Expo, Steamforged Games, R Talsorian Games, Chaosium, Titan Forge, Q-Workshop, Paizo, Mythic Games, Magpie Games, Green Ronin, Para Bellum, amongst many others.


RollVsEvil is a not-for-profit limited company set up by Chris and Rita Birch, founders of tabletop games publisher Modiphius Entertainment who initially raised $50,000 together with friends Paul and Linda Wedgwood of Supernova Capital. Paul and Linda have also agreed to match any funds raised up to a total of £100,000 / $130,000.

All costs of running RollvsEvil are being covered by Modiphius Entertainment and Supernova Capital & Partners LLC, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to the projects we are supporting. In addition, we are connecting those who wish to make larger donations directly with medical suppliers who will organize the delivery of urgent supplies to specific Ukrainian hospitals.

Chris and Rita Birch are donors to National Park Rescue and Mumbai’s Vision Rescue. Paul Wedgwood is the patron of the National Video Game Museum, VP of charity Special Effect, and a major backer for National Park Rescue. Linda is ambassador and patron of National Park Rescue.

Stand With Ukraine with this Humble Bundle

Video games, comics, roleplaying games, and more have come together for a massive Humble Bundle to benefit Ukraine. The “Stand With Ukraine” bundle features 123 items with a value of over $2,500. So far, it has raised over $10.2 million for charity.

The violent and unlawful invasion in Ukraine is taking a tragic toll—displacing people, devastating families, and creating an urgent need for food, water, supplies, shelter, and safety. To help out how we can, we’ve joined forces with game creators, book publishers, and software makers around the globe for a bundle 100% dedicated to supporting the victims and refugees from Ukraine during this crisis.

100% of the proceeds will go to Razom for Ukraine, International Rescue Committee, International Medical Corps, and Direct Relief. Support vital humanitarian crisis relief efforts for the people of Ukraine today.

$40 will get you everything. A little over 4 days remain for this bundle as of this post.

Stand with Ukraine

Modiphius Entertainment Donates $35,000 to African Wildlife Protection Organization — National Park

Modiphius Nation Park Rescue

Modiphius Entertainment has shared the results of some of their recent charitable activities. Through a massive sale of their original Achtung! Cthulhu products and a Star Trek Adventures Humble Bundle, Modiphius raised $35,000 for National Park Rescue, a charity devoted to supporting African national parks and the wildlife they protect.

In November of 2021, Modiphius put the last of their stock of older Achtung! Cthulhu products on sale in order to make room for the new, 2D20 version of the game and product line. All proceeds from this sale were donated to National Park Rescue and as part of this, Modiphius matched sales of the final stocks of the books dollar for dollar. In total just over $18,000 was raised which Modiphius topped off to $20,000.

An additional $15,000 was raised through the Star Trek Adventures RPG Humble Bundle that was offered from December 17, 2021, until January 14, 2022.  With the total amount adding up to $35,000, Modiphius and National Park Rescue will be putting the donation towards a range of key projects that will have a major impact on the ground. First off, important repairs to the facilities will bring the vehicle bay and workshop back to working order to better service the fleet of patrol vehicles and ranger equipment. A new park entrance will help bring pride to the people of the surrounding communities, many of whom work in the park providing essential services, and Modiphius is working with the team to identify key needs in the communities for further funds.

National Park Rescue differentiates themselves from many high-profile conservation organizations by being a direct action organization. The organization designs and implements their own projects, and holds themselves accountable for any results. This includes being responsible for maintaining and repairing all equipment; such as vehicles, GPS units, radios, and equipment used by their Wildlife Authority partners. The structure of their organization, lack of any permanent office, and minimization of any overhead, ensures all donations actually make it to the front line.

National Park Rescue works with Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks), who own and are responsible for the management of the parks. They are almost exclusively staffed by people that live close to their operations, with more than 75% of staff coming from villages literally bordering the park.

The Free League Humble Bundle Has Launched, Including Tales From the Loop, Things From the Flood & Symbaroum

Free League Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle’s latest charitable bundle launched today and includes the award-winning tabletop roleplaying games Tales From the Loop, Things From the Floodand Symbaroum from game developer and publisher Free League.

Humble Bundle allows you to pay what you want with buyers able to choose how to allocate the money.

The Humble Bundle benefits Active Minds. Active Minds is the nation’s leading nonprofit promoting mental health for young adults ages 14-24. Their focus is on changing the culture around mental health, by changing the way we talk about, care for, and value mental health in our lives and in our communities. They’re best known for their National Chapter Network at high schools and universities, an iconic Send Silence Packing suicide-prevention exhibit, Active Minds Speakers, and their new @Work corporate programs.More details on Active Minds can be found here.

The massive TTRPG bundle is up for grabs now up until June 14 at 11 am PT and includes:

TALES FROM THE LOOP & THINGS FROM THE FLOOD
•    Tales From the Loop RPG Starter Set
•    Tales From the Loop RPG – Core rulebook
•    Things From the Flood RPG – Core rulebook
•    Tales From the Loop: Our Friends the Machines
•    Tales From the Loop: Out of Time

SYMBAROUM
•    Symbaroum RPG – Core Rulebook
•    Symbaroum – Game Master’s Guide
•    Symbaroum – Advanced Player’s Guide
•    Symbaroum – Monster Codex
•    Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar
•    Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden
•    Karvosti – The Witch Hammer
•    Yndaros – the Darkest Star
•    Symbar – Mother of Darkness

Below are the tiers:

Pay $1 to Unlock:

  • Yndaros – the Darkest Star
  • Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar
  • Tales from the Loop RPG Starter Set

Pay $10 or more to also Unlock:

  • Tales from the Loop: Out of Time
  • Symbaroum – Advanced Player’s Guide
  • Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden
  • Karvosti – The Witch Hammer

Pay $18 or more to also Unlock:

  • Tales from the Loop RPG: Rulebook
  • Things from the Flood RPG: Rulebook
  • Symbaroum – Core Rulebook
  • Symbaroum – Game Master’s Guide
  • Symbar – Mother of Darkness
  • Symbaroum – Monster Codex
  • Tales from the Loop: Our Friends the Machines

Humble Bundle and Black Library Launch a Warhammer 40,000 Stories 2021 Bundle

HUMBLE EBOOK BUNDLE WARHAMMER 40,000 STORIES 2021 BY BLACK LIBRARY

Push back the forces of Chaos with Black Library ebooks like Dawn of Fire Avenging Son, Lords of Silence, and Double Eagle. Humble Bundle and Black Library have a new Humble Bundle featuring $295 worth of Black Library books for pay what you want.

Each purchase helps support EveryLibrary! Check out the bundle tiers below.

Pay $1 to unlock:

  • Cadian Honour
  • Gunheads
  • Choose Your Enemies
  • Double Eagle
  • Fifteen Hours
  • Cadian Blood

Pay $10 or more to unlock:

  • Black Legion
  • Fabius Bile: Clonelord
  • The Lords of Silence
  • Shroud of Night
  • Lords and Tyrants
  • Blood Reaver
  • Dark Apostle
  • Lucius: The Faultless Blade

Pay $18 or more to unlock:

  • Nexus & other Stories
  • Blood of Iax
  • Ashes of Prospero
  • War of Secrets
  • Knights of Macragge
  • Dawn of Fire: Avenging Son
  • The Great Devourer
  • Rise of the Ynnari: Wild Rider
  • The Beast Arises Volume 1
  • Battle of the Fang
  • Brothers of the Snake
  • Path of the Dark Eldar

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle Launches Dungeons & Dragons Bundle

Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle have launched the “Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing.”

The bundle promotion, running from April 12 through May 3, features a thrilling selection of Dungeons & Dragons adventures, including up to 28 full graphic novels, plus individual issues of IDW’s latest D&D series, Infernal Tides and At the Spine of the World. Fans can simply pay what they want, starting at only $1.00 to purchase a basic tier, then increase their contribution up to $25 to add even more epic graphic novels to their collection.

A portion of the proceeds from the bundle will go to Hasbro Children’s Fund. The Hasbro Children’s Fund is responsible for the majority of Hasbro’s grant-making. Grants made by the Hasbro Children’s Fund focus on their philanthropic mission to stand up for children, passionately working together to create a universe where every child experiences hope, kindness  and  joy.

Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $1.00 Tier includes:

  • Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol. 1: Dragons of Autumn Twilight
  • Dragonlance Classics Vol. 1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #1
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 1
Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $10.00 Tier includes:

  • Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol. 2: Dragons of Winter Night
  • Dragonlance Legends: Time of the Twins
  • Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 2: First Encounters
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #2
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #3
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 2
Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $18.00 Tier includes:

  • Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol. 3: Dragons of Spring Dawning
  • Dragonlance Classics Vol. 2
  • Dragonlance Classics Vol. 3
  • Dragonlance: The Legend of Huma
  • Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 3: Down
  • Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 2
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 3
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 3
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 4
Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $25.00 Tier includes:

  • Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 1: Shadowplague
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Abraxis Wren of Eberron
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 4
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun Vol. 1 – Ianto’s Tomb
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Vol.1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury
  • Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt, Vol. 1: Homeland
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire

Sirius Dice Launches Charity Dice Series. The Inaugural Set Focuses on Cancer Awareness

Cancer Awareness Dice set

Sirius Dice, distributed to local game stores through Alliance Game Distributors, is launching a new, limited edition Charity Dice Series today, March 3. The Series was created to build awareness for small charities and the incredible work they do. The inaugural dice set will focus on cancer awareness and will raise money for SURVIVEiT, an innovative non-profit organization that empowers those facing cancer to define their journey and face cancer on their own terms.

Founded in 2019 by Lax Chandra and Tina Trenkler, Sirius Dice aims to bring high quality dice and gaming accessories to tabletop gamers everywhere. Their focus is to support local games retailers by offering unique merchandising and display opportunities. The Charity Dice Program offers specially designed dice sets as a way to build awareness and raise money, with twenty percent of the proceeds going to partner charities. “When we learned that Sirius Dice was launching the Charity Dice Program, we wanted to do our part to help bring the gaming community together in support of the initiative,” said Charlie Tyson, President of Alliance Game Distributors, “We are proud to partner with Sirius Dice to help get the word out.”

The inaugural Cancer Awareness Dice Set was inspired by Trenkler’s experience battling Stage 3 colorectal cancer and her desire to help others going through their own cancer experiences.

This particular, limited-edition set features one of the most unique designs Sirius has ever released. While typical dice sets may feature a specific color theme, the Cancer Awareness Dice set was purposely designed multi-colored, united by the theme of awareness for all types of cancers. Each tube contains a unique, randomized assortment of dice colors, with each clear resin die containing ­floating cancer ribbons in one of 24 ribbon and ink colors, along with a ribbon symbol on the D20.

Proceeds from sales of this dice set will go to SURVIVEiT, a cancer patient advocate that recently launched the world’s first interactive Cancer Navigation Tool.

Gamers and those interested in supporting the cause can purchase the Charity Dice Series set at their local games store starting today. Charity Dice Series sets are denoted by a fuchsia cap on the packaging. Sirius Dice will be announcing three additional sets in the Charity Series later this year.

Modiphius Fallout RPG and 3D Printed Miniatures Humble Bundle Now Available

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare

The wasteland is fraught with murderous mutants and plenty of unsavory characters eager to swindle folks out of those precious bottle caps — but with the Fallout RPG and 3D Miniatures Bundle, from world-renowned roleplaying publisher Modiphius Entertainment, you can live the life of a vault dweller without a hint of radiation poisoning and for a lot fewer bottlecaps than it would normally cost! The “Fallout RPG and 3D Miniatures” Humble Books Bundle contains over $300 worth of digital Fallout: Wasteland Warfare rule books, expansion manuals, and 3D print files at various pricing tiers sure to meet everyone’s bottlecap (or dollar) budgets! Bundles start at only $1.00 USD with proceeds aiding the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

The Fallout RPG and 3D Miniatures Bundle is packed with awesome goodies that any Wasteland wanderer would love to get their hands on: 

The first tier, available from only $1.00 USD, has plenty to get players started — including the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare – Rules of Play, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare – Getting Acclimated PDF, High Res 2 Player Cards, discounts on official Fallout-themed dice, and more.

Bundles for those who choose to spend over $10.00 USD include Fallout: Wasteland Warfare character sheets, multiple terrain expansions like Sanctuary Hill House and Preserved Red Rocket, and campaign books for The Unexpected Shepherd Part 1 and Machine Frequency. 

For contributions of $20 USD and over, eager vault-dwellers can look forward to campaign books for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, 3D printable miniatures like Vault-Tec Vault Girl, and even the Wave 1 AI Card Deck: Survivors, Super Mutants, Brotherhood of Steel.

All purchases will support the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, an organization that fights for racial justice in America through litigation, advocacy, and public education. 

The Fallout RPG and Miniatures bundle is available now on Humble Bundle, and will be on sale until March 10, 2021.

Plug in with the Humble RPG Book Bundle: Cyberpunk by R. Talsorian

R. Talsorian Cyberpunk

Humble Bundle has teamed up with R. Talsorian for a Cyberpunk tabletop RPG book bundle! Get Cyberpunk ebooks like Forlorn Hope, Night City, Cyberpunk 2020, and Home of the Brave. Plus, your purchase helps support Ablegamers!

There’s $505 worth of books and your “purchase” helps support a worthy charity.

Here’s what you get with each bundle tier:

Pay $1 to unlock:

  • Blackhand’s Guide
  • Forlorn Hope
  • Edgerunners, Inc.
  • Listen Up, You Primitive Screwheads
  • Maximum Metal
  • Chromebook 1/2
  • Chromebook 3/4

Pay $8 or more to also unlock:

  • Cyberpunk 2020 Core Book
  • Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit
  • Night City Map (Circa 2020)
  • Rache Bartmoss Brainware Blowout
  • Night City Sourcebook
  • Wildside
  • Cyberpunk 2020 Data Screen
  • Solo of Fortune
  • Corporation Report 2020
  • Rache Bartmoss’ Guide to the Net

Pay $15 or more to also unlock:

  • Firestorm: Stormfront
  • Firestorm: Shockwave
  • Pacific Rim Sourcebook
  • Rough Guide To The U.K.
  • Rockerboy
  • Protect and Serve
  • Deep Space
  • Eurosource Plus
  • Eurotour
  • Home of the Brave
  • Live and Direct
  • NeoTribes
  • Land of the Free

Boost Your Roleplaying Games with the Humble Bundle Maps Extravaganza Encore

Maps Extravaganza Encore

Back by popular demand, Humble Bundle has an exclusive offer for Black Friday and Cyber Monday week, the Maps Extravaganza Encore! Get software like Campaign Cartographer 3+ Lifetime License, Floorplan Collection, Tome of Ultimate Mapping, Perspectives 3, City Designer 3, and Dungeon Designer 3. Plus, your purchase will support Save the Children and GameChanger!

There’s $313 worth of awesome stuff and all to help charity!

Here’s what you get with each tier:

Pay $1 to Unlock

  • Token Treasury: Monsters
  • Battle Maps Collection
  • Floorplan Collection

Pay More than the Average to also Unlock:

  • Sources Maps: Castles
  • Symbol Set 2: Fantasy Floorplans
  • Source Maps: Temples, Tombs and Catacombs

Pay $25 or more to also Unlock:

  • Tome of Ultimate Mapping
  • Perspectives 3
  • Campaign Cartographer 3+ One Year License

Pay $30 to also Unlock:

  • Campaign Cartographer 3+ Lifetime License
  • City Designer 3
  • Dungeon Designer 3
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