#RPGaDay 2016 - Day 6: Most Amazing Thing My Gaming Group Has Done For The Community
Day 1: Real Dice, Dice Apps, Diceless, How Do You Prefer To 'Roll'?
Day 2: Best Game Sessions Since August 2015
Day 3: Character Moment You Are Proudest Of
Day 4: Most Impressive Thing Another's Character Did
Day 5: What Story Does Your Group Tell About Your Character?
Day 6 of #RPGaDay beckons to my altruistic side and asks what the most amazing thing my gaming group has done for the community. This proves to be the toughest of the days thus far because, as a group, we really haven't done much for the community aside from keeping mentally disturbed people off the street for 5-6 hours a week and give potential serial killers a very distracting hobby.
However, individually, we are some pretty swell fellas. Some folks in the group (depending on which group we are talking about) have volunteered at soup kitchens, made steady donations to local charities, and provided community outreach in the form of RPGs (best way to keep kids off the street and away from violence is to cram them into a basement and get them to pretend to be violent). Other's work with the mentally ill, help to provide books for children who have none and all around try to be nice to everyone they meet.
I for one have (for a long time) been part of a local non-profit organization that prepared massive food and gift baskets for impoverished families in the area every Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as fundraising to provide scholarships to local, underprivileged teens about to begin college.
Together I can't say we've done much, but there is still time before the end of the year, and there are quite a few charities that would benefit from a marathon game. Extra Life and Child's Play come to mind. Perhaps I need to take my folks aside and get them into the spirit of giving.
Roll well, my friends
+Ed The Bard
I also want to extend my thanks to the folks over at the RPGBrigade for getting the ball rolling on #RPGaDay. Go check them out on their facebook page, and don't forget to register for BrigadeCon, a fully online role-playing convention that works alongside the Child's Play Charity
Would you like to support the bard in another way, and still get some pretty cool stuff out of it? Kick in the door to the Open Gaming Store. They have a mountain of affordable aids to help you be all the player or Game Master you can be. Just tell them Ed The Bard sent you.
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