“Brothers of Thunder” SPLC Fund-Raiser

botcoverI designed The Brothers of Thunder PDF for Icons as a part of a fund-raiser bundle for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Founded by civil rights lawyers in 1971, the SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Artist Dan Houser and I created an all-new Icons product, a 7-page PDF on the neo-Nazi group called “The Brothers of Thunder” including background, adventure ideas, stats for their rank-and-file members and the Brothers two super-powered agents, the twins Donner and Blitz! Pit your heroes against the forces of hate and support a great cause in the process!

Now that the fundraiser for the bundle has ended, I’m making the stand-alone Brothers of Thunder PDF available as a pay-what-you-want product, and all profits from it will continue to be donated to the SPLC. Thanks to all of the heroes who offer and will offer their support, and to those who do the heroic work for fighting for real-world justice every day!

Fight Nazis and Support the Southern Poverty Law Center!

botcoverOrganized by Mike Lafferty of Fainting Goat Games, the Southern Poverty Law Center Charity Bundle contains over $250 worth of gaming PDF products, for a mere tenth of the cost, with all proceeds going to support the work of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Founded by civil rights lawyers in 1971, the SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

As part of this bundle, artist Dan Houser and I have created an all-new Icons product, a 7-page PDF on the neo-Nazi group called “The Brothers of Thunder” including background, adventure ideas, stats for their rank-and-file members and the Brothers two super-powered agents, the twins Donner and Blitz! Pit your heroes against the forces of hate and support a great cause in the process!

The Icons Bundle of Holding

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This is not exactly how I wanted to announce this. When Allen Varney and I were finally able to set up a Bundle of Holding for Icons Superpowered Roleplaying, I thought that Pride Month was the perfect time for it, as I knew the charity I wanted it to benefit: The Trevor Project for LGBTQIA youth, a very important cause to me, personally.

Little did I know of the terrible events that would occur this past weekend at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando during Pride. I considered cancelling the bundle entirely, but instead decided to go ahead because the need for awareness, support, and donations is greater than ever.

So, while I certainly hope you take a look at the Icons bundle and take the opportunity to get yourself a huge collection of superhero PDFs at a bargain price, more importantly, I hope you consider a donation—either through your purchase or directly—to LGBTQIA causes like the Trevor Project and to efforts to end gun violence. The bundle will be available for the next fifteen days and buying in early ensures you get any additional products added to it over the course of the sale at no additional cost! I greatly appreciate the opportunity to raise money to donate to this cause.

Katanas, Trenchcoats & Charity

So, by now, my small contribution to Ryan Macklin’s ’90s gaming magnum opus Katanas & Trenchcoats is out there. It all got started quite innocently (as these things do) when I replied to a Macklin tweet, astonished there wasn’t a “Katanas & Trenchcoats” RPG, given how popular the concept of adding Highlander-style immortals to nearly every RPG was back in the ’90s, especially White Wolf’s “World of Darkness” setting.

Ryan took it upon himself to assemble an A-Team of game industry talent (plus, you know…me) to bring this vision into being, planned, of course, for an April 1st release. The plan was always to donate profits from the game to charity, particularly the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Ever the professional, Ryan offered to pay us contributors, and I accepted so I could donate (folding in some of my Ad Infinitum profit) to The Trevor Project, a charity and cause important to me, and to countless LGBTQ youth. Also ever the gentleman, Ryan followed that news by offering to donate to the Trevor Project as well. Should anyone else be so inclined, please visit their donation link and help out.