As I mentioned Sunday, the first goal in our $3000 Leap Month RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive has been reached. A drawing for the Daystar Media edition of Pharaoh was held Monday evening. The winner has been contacted and has kindly given permission to announce his name and general location here. I’m therefore happy to announce that Nelson Davis of New York City has won the first donor giveaway item in the Leap Month RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive, the Daystar Media edition of Pharoah. I’d like to thank him for his generous donation (and Alexi for donating the copy of Pharoah) and both Alexi and I hope Nelson enjoys his “prize” — which is in the mail as I write this post.
The next item up for giveaway is a copy of the TSR Empire of the Petal Throne boxed set from 1975. The TSR version of Tekumel is probably the most accessible version out there for those who don’t want to be buried in Tekumel minutia. There is enough information on Tekumel given to given GMs and players the flavor of the alien world and society without so much that you are afraid to design anything out of fear that it will not be “canon” enough. While the rulebook from the TSR edition has been reprinted, as far as I know the boxed set with its two color hex maps and its large color map of the city of Jakalla never has been. It turns out there are some extras in the box: copy of one of the few adventures ever published for the TSR version, The Nightmare Maze of Jigresh from Judges Guild, and a copy of Legions of the Petal Throne, the set of Miniatures rules for EPT TSR published in 1977. These all go to the lucky winner of our next giveaway which will be held after we reach the next goal of $1500 as explained in this post: Leap Month RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive and Giveaway.
I’ve managed to squeeze in some work on Microlite74 Swords and Sorcery this week as well — after a lot of discussion with a couple of players from my Sunday game on Monday evening. I hope to have more on this in a post tomorrow. Until then, thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Remember, if you have donated you are still eligible for future giveaway drawings in our Leap Month RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive.
The Leap Month Cancer Fund Drive is on (through the end of February 2012). Every $10 donated gives you one chance to win a one of five items described in the above-linked post: Daystar West Media edition of Pharaoh (1980) (won by Nelson Davis), FEZ 1 (the 1982 Valley of Trees version), the Quest for the Fazzlewood from Metro Detroit Gamers, Empire of the Petal Throne boxed set, and a set of all of the issues of The Strategic Review and the first ten issues of Dragon Magazine. Multiple drawings will be held as described in the above linked post. This is in addition to the usual PDF downloads and other benefits of a donation to the RetrpoRoleplaying Cancer Fund. To get help us pay our cancer treatment related bills (and to get access to some special downloads and possibly the above mentioned Firecracker items), send a donation in any amount — small or large — to me via Paypal. Thank you!
As of the time of this post $845 dollars have been donated. That’s 28% of our goal and over 56% of the way to the second drawing trigger point of $1500 dollars.