Cats are a big part of my life and have been for as long as I can remember. The cause is a good one and David is awesome for doing this every year.
Without further distraction, here's David:
Hey Everyone! Long post! But please take a second to read this and share if you think you can boost the signal!
Every year around this time I put on a charity raffle geared towards those who like to play games. 100% of all proceeds go to help a couple of local no-kill feline rescues (Feline Lifeline & Paved Paws Animal League of Greenville SC). If you know me, you know I love cats, so several years ago I decided to try and help some amazing people who work tirelessly feeding, trapping, and fixing feral cats. They also foster and adopt those that can be tamed, or that may have been abandoned. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what they do, so I figure it is only fair that I do this, in hopes of raising money to help provide donations to help them out.
Throughout the year, I collect items to offer as prize support for the raffle, but I am also lucky to have amazing friends who care enough to donate prizes to help add considerable weight to what I am offering. This year has been no exception and I am so touched/grateful to those of you that have reached out with prizes!
The raffle works like this, one ticket is $1.00, and each ticket counts for 1 entry into the raffle. Throw in $5 and you have 5 chances to win. All winners will be announced on 12/24 at 11pm EST, with a celebrity author pulling several random winners to match the number of available prize packages (see below). Winners will be given a choice of prize packages in the order they are drawn.
So, if you have a spare dollar or two, please consider helping me provide for some of my local rescues! Even if you are not a gamer there might be someone you know who is! Hell, you could even throw them up on E-bay if you win, so please consider donating.
The link to donate can be found here
(Add a note that The Tavern Sent You to your donation and The Tavern will match dollar for dollar all donations made by members of this community up to a total of $500. The match WILL NOT be entered into the raffle, just the original donations will be)
Edit: please also add a comment on this post so David and I can track :)
Prize packages with names of donors:
(Note, unless stated in the description all books are printed hardcover or softcover)
Dungeon Crawl Classics Mega Bundle: DCC rulebook (San Julian cover), DCC Funny dice set (hellcat), DCC Adventure modules 70, 72, 73, 74, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 87, 89, 90, 91, 91.1, 91.2, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99. DCC horror adventures 2, 5, 6
DCC Prize pack A- DCC Rulebook (gold foil KS edition) signed by Michael Curtis and a set of DCC funny dice set (Ming’s Infernal Bones style) also donated by MC!
DCC Prize pack B- DCC Rulebook (silver foil Seven-Pointed Star of Sezrekan) signed by Michael Curtis along with a set of DCC funny dice ( The Dice of Lost Lemuria style) also donated by MC!
DCC Lankhmar Prize pack- DCC Lankhmar Boxed set, DCC Lankhmar adventures, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 donated by Michael Curtis
MCC Prize pack- MCC core rulebook, MCC GM screen, MCC #1, MCC Mutant Mayhem (Glow-Dan, Harold, Mistur Tode) donated by Goodman games, MCC adventures 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 donated by the Skach family, The Scientific Barbarian #1 donated by Aaron Talley, 10 MCC/ RAD Chips donated by Hector Cruz
D&D 5th edition Prize pack- Original Adventures Reincarnated-X2 Castle Amber, Fifth Edition Fantasy 4, 16 donated and signed by Michael Curtis
Umerica Prize package -The Umerican Survival Guide (choice of either cover), Twisted Menagerie Manual, The Umerican Road Atlas, Umerica Unnatural- all donated by Shield of Faith Studios
Psychoda Press Prize package-The Lesser key to the Celestial Legion, The Forgotten Rites of the Moldering Dead- all donated by Donn Stroud
Dark Trails RPG Standard edition hardback and PDF (Delivered upon release). One online gaming session run by author David Baity on Roll20 or Zoom and up to 6 friends (I will work with you to schedule the game after the raffle).
The Cthulhu Alphabet Prize pack #1- Cerulean foil version- signed and donated by Michael Curtis
Bronx Beasts: Mutant Animal Roleplaying Vol 1- Several copies donated by Dan Steeby and Anna Horvath
Gong farmers Almanac 2015 and 2016 edition donated by Michael Curtis.