Tabletop RPG publishers and board game companies have founded a charity to raise money and support efforts to tackle real-world evil.
Why Fight Evil on the Tabletop if You Don’t Fight it in the Real World?
The costs of running RollVsEvil are being met by Modiphius Entertainment and Supernova Capital & Partners LLC. Thank you to Chris and Rita Birch of Modiphius for that, and Paul and Linda Wedgwood of Supernova Capital.
- Mantic Games
- Steve Jackson Games
- Cubicle 7
- Roll 20
- UK Games Expo
- Steamforged Games
- R Talsorian Games
- Titan Forge
- Mythic Games
- Magpie Games
- Green Ronin
- Para Bellum
The charity will support small groups and frontline efforts focusing on immediate results.
RollVsEvil launch stream
The first event is a Roll20 stream on Twitch. Anthony Joyce-Rivera and the Transplanar RPG will play Joyce’s silver best-selling 5e The Monster of Wonderia. The game kicks off at 8 pm, on March 25 at 8 PM EDT.
RollVsEvil’s launch campaign is to fight the suffering in and around Ukraine, and the first £100,000 of donations will be matched by Supernova Capital & Partners. That’s a generous donation.
Examples of projects already underway are;
- Funding for a group helping vulnerable people, such as the disabled, LGBT, and senior citizens with pets to evacuate, may need physical help to get out of their apartments and onto a bus to safety.
- Reaching out to hospitals in Lviv and Kyiv and sourcing specific medical supplies directly from manufacturers.
- Funding plus laptops and Starlink internet connection for a group working with hostels in Poland to give families and single parents an immediate refuge, providing internet access and safety whilst finding a more long-term home during the war.
- Funding for the A21’s charity campaign on the borders to help combat human trafficking and the gangs who target the vulnerable. Whether providing information to people crossing the border or working with Interpol, we hope to give them the resources to rescue those who’ve been targeted.
- Sourcing donations of supplies such as camping gear, food, and medical supplies for the growing displaced people within Ukraine and shipping them to a team in Lviv who then distribute to those most in need.
- Supporting the work of ICANHELP.HOST, a self-styled free “AirBnB” for displaced people, created by a group of Belarussian IT people who fled persecution in their country.
- Social Media: Twitter and Facebook
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