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GAMERS HELP HAITI

GAMERS HELP HAITI!

Gamers Help Haiti! Donate $20Gamers Help Haiti! Donate $20Thank you for helping raise over $175,000 for Doctors Without Borders Haiti Earthquake Response!

Click here to see our generous publishers and the products they offered to help Haiti

Click here for more information about the earthquake and Doctors Without Borders

 

PRESS RELEASE

DriveThruRPG's Customers Donate $178,900.00 to Doctors Without Borders for Haiti Relief

Friday, February 5, 2010

(Atlanta, GA) - DriveThruRPG, an online marketplace for traditional dice-and-paper roleplaying games, recently conducted a fund-raising program in the wake of the devastating earthquake that affected Haiti. The effort resulted in an amount of $178,900.00 being wired to the international relief organization, Doctors Without Borders.

"Nothing like this has ever happened in our community," said Sean Patrick Fannon, Marketing Manager for DriveThruRPG. "The response of the publishers and the gaming community has been nothing short of miraculous. I am extremely proud of what we've all done here. It can't take away the misery and tragedy faced by the people of Haiti, but we are hopeful that our efforts can bring some relief and recovery to them.

DriveThruRPG chose Doctors Without Borders because of their flawless reputation for bringing medical and humanitarian aid to those in need without any partisan or philosophical agenda attached. Already on the ground when the earthquake struck, Doctors Without Borders is perfectly positioned to make immediate and efficient use of the funds collected.

"We are extremely grateful to DriveThruRPG and the roleplaying game community for choosing to contribute to Doctors Without Borders. Their generosity will help provide lifesaving and urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti," said Jennifer Tierney, Director of Development for Doctors Without Borders-USA. "As Doctors Without Borders provides surgery for victims of the earthquake, as well as post-operative care, mental health support, and other medical care, this contribution will make a real difference in Haiti."

Reports from Doctors Without Borders indicate that over 11,000 have been treated by them, with over 1,300 surgeries performed (most of them major). The money donated by DriveThruRPG will go directly to helping rebuild their supplies and expanding their operations during the recovery of the Haitian nation.

"This is just the beginning," said Steve Wieck, CEO of DriveThruRPG. "We've tapped into a real power for positive social change and charitable good here, and we're looking ahead to future opportunities to use our technology to help game publishers and game fans network to provide assistance to those in need."

DriveThruRPG.com is the world's largest source of roleplaying game products available for download. It is an industry leader in modern business and technology developments for the tabletop gaming fan. For more information, contact Matt M. McElroy (matt@onebookshelf.com).

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in nearly 70 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. For more information, contact Emily Linendoll, Press Officer (emily.linendoll@newyork.msf.org, 212-763-5764).

 

Here are the publishers and the products they offered to help Haiti:

 

Dark Raiders of Misty Ridge
Publisher: Magique Productions, Ltd

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. An OSRIC™ compatible adventure module for 6 characters Levels 2 - 3 set in the Realms of Arkonus Fantasy Campaign Setting and is easily adaptable to any fantasy campaign setting. Misty Ridge has been threatened by mysterious raiders that c...   [click here for more]

Price: $2.25 $2.25

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Degenerate Seaside Town
Publisher: Sonic Legends

Depraved locals shuffle through the street. Choppy waves assail the docks. Strangely absent are the sounds of boats and the passage of sailors, though an abandoned, decaying rowboat is bumping lazily against the dock it was tied to. Starving seagulls caw their mournful woes as they search the fishless waters. Shops shutter their windows and bar their doors when outsiders approach. Locals whisper g...   [click here for more]

Price: $2.99 $2.99

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Dept. 7 Adv. Class Update: Bar Room Berserker
Publisher: Skortched Urf' Studios

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. "Hey, you just spilled my #$%@* DRINK!"

In ancient times the Vikings called upon the aid of the most fearless of warriors, clans of savage berserks. The Northern peoples were not the only ones to carry this madness in their blood and...   [click here for more]

Price: $1.00 $1.00

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Dept. 7 Adv. Class Update: Gravity Slinger
Publisher: Skortched Urf' Studios

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. The rapist's bones snapped like twigs. The burning airliner hung suspended in mid air, just inches from the roiling ocean waves. The overturned SUV floated free of your trapped kindergartener. Gravity Slingers may be hero or villain, space warping terrori...   [click here for more]

Price: $1.00 $1.00

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Dept. 7 Adv. Class Update: Lucky Bastard
Publisher: Skortched Urf' Studios

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. Some people are just lucky. There’s no denying that there are those individuals who, for whatever reason, seem to lead a charmed life. Whether they were born under a good omen, are blessed by god, or are just at the far end of the proba...   [click here for more]

Price: $1.00 $1.00

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Dept. 7 Adv. Class Update: NeoWitch Guardian
Publisher: Skortched Urf' Studios

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. You were empowered in a sacred circle of pagan friends, called to a higher responsibility and purpose than the others of your faith. You are a modern day witch, the spiritual descendant of ancient shamans, primeval druids and wise-women throughout history...   [click here for more]

Price: $1.00 $1.00

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Dept. 7 Adv. Class Update: The Innocent
Publisher: Skortched Urf' Studios

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. A child’s laughter when she wins a game with her parents honestly for the first time, the joy of tearing into brightly wrapped packages at Christmas, a moment of helpless laughter, without care or reservation. The Innocent is empowered by all these ...   [click here for more]

Price: $1.50 $1.50

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Dept. 7 Adv. Class Update: The Prince of Doggs
Publisher: Skortched Urf' Studios

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. Babylonian cities were protected by stone lions. Medieval artists saw the lion as the epitome of honor, courage and power, and decorated tabards and coats of arms with the image of the proud cat. Ancient artisans recognized qualities they admired in thems...   [click here for more]

Price: $1.00 $1.00

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Dept. 7 Adv. Class Update: The S.L.A.M. Soldier
Publisher: Skortched Urf' Studios

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. The S.L.A.M. Soldier
(Subspace Looped Armor Materialization) Instant firepower. Instant vehicles. Instant tools. Instant medical support. The United States Army Air Corps began the
first tentative steps into teleportation research duri...   [click here for more]

Price: $1.00 $1.00

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Dept. 7 Technology Update: AAP/CPR Med Kit
Publisher: Skortched Urf' Studios

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. The Automated Aid Package (AAP) and the Casualty Preservation and Recovery Kit (CPR Kit) are two pieces of advanced, life saving medical technology. AAP’s are for treating wounded and dying characters, while CPR Kits (sometimes referred to as a &qu...   [click here for more]

Price: $0.75 $0.75

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Destinations: Spaceport Trident Vespa
Publisher: Tabletop Adventures, LLC

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page.
Now, Help for the Harried Star Master!

DESTINATIONS: Spaceport Trident Vespa
by Martin Ralya


From above, Trident Vespa lives up to its name - it looks like a vast pitchfork, with permacr...   [click here for more]

Price: $1.58 $1.58

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Diana: Warrior Princess
Publisher: Marcus L. Rowland

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. From Marcus Rowland (Forgotten Futures) with lavish illustrations by Aaron Williams (Nodwick, PS238), Diana: Warrior Princess is a modern-day role playing game with a difference...   [click here for more]

Price: $3.74 $3.74

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Divine Homelands
Publisher: Avalon Game Company

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. Need a place for your gods to live? How about an interesting dimensional plane to raid?  If so, you have come to the right place. Divine Homelands is a 20 page supplement for the Divinity RPG system.  However, it is written so that it can be us...   [click here for more]

Price: $0.75 $0.75

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Divine Quests
Publisher: Avalon Game Company

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. Having troubles coming up with adventure ideas for your Divine level game?  We have the cure.  Divine Quests has fifty "Seeds" or paragraph sized summaries desigined to jumpstart your session.  Once you buy this product, you will ...   [click here for more]

Price: $0.75 $0.75

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Dork Covenant
Publisher: Dork Storm Press

It's Christmas in July! From now through July 28th, this title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our X-mas in July sale page. IT'S ALL GEEK TO ME! Release your inner nerd with DORK COVENANT, the first collection of the hillarious, critically acclaimed fan-favorite DORK TOWER comic book! From dragon-filled dungeons to Star Trek, from comic book conventions ...   [click here for more]

Price: $4.49 $5.99

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