Operation: Players Handbook! Your help needed!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Handy Haversack, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Handy Haversack

    Handy Haversack Chevalier

    So, my friend Em, @BrooklynBookworm here on the GaryCon forum, is an amazing teacher (and D&D player). She works with "emotionally and behaviorally disturbed" kids in the NYC school system. And she gets fantastic things done. She has started a gaming club, and that has really done for these kids the things that we (gamers) always say gaming does: it has opened them to their own agency, to their own ability to solve problems and interact with the world and one another.

    And she's playing 1st ed. AD&D! Because she's awesome!

    So, see this link. It's for a Donors Choose campaign she had to get dice, a battle mat, and other supplies for the group. And it's completely funded! But it tells the story of what she's doing.


    What Donors Choose can't do is get her 1e AD&D Players Handbooks. The organization doesn't support used networks like eBay. So then we thought, how can we crowdsource a bunch of PHBs if the system that enables the crowdsourcing won't allow their donation?

    Then I thought, hey, we just happen to be going somewhere where a lot of truly excellent, giving people *who believe in the power of gaming* are all going to be gaming. And probably 6-10 of them have spare PHBs they might want to donate to a cause as excellent as this.

    So there's the pitch, GaryConers: Do you have an extra 1e AD&D PHB that you can bring to GaryCon and donate to Em's program so that her kids can all use on of their own?

    This is worth a lot of XP, guys. Also, beers. We will buy you beers. But, seriously a lot of XP.

    Thanks! See you in three weeks!
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  2. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Troubadour

    Don't have a spare, unfortunately.

    What about the reprints?
  3. chainsaw

    chainsaw Troubadour

    Great cause, man. Happy to bring a couple. :)
  4. capitalbill

    capitalbill Level 0 Character

    I've got a spare that I can donate for the cause.
  5. Handy Haversack

    Handy Haversack Chevalier

    @Jarlaxle, man, I think one of the reprints would be fine! It's Gary's work still. If you have an extra one, that's fantastic.

    @chainsaw and @capitalbill , thanks, guys! You rock hard!
  6. Poindexter

    Poindexter Chevalier

    I will bring a couple spares to donate...
  7. Handy Haversack

    Handy Haversack Chevalier

  8. osarious

    osarious Chevalier

    Lulu has copies for $5.24 each.
  9. PellaGM

    PellaGM Level 0 Character

    I'll bring my spare PHB, and I can throw in a DMG if needed/wanted.
  10. Handy Haversack

    Handy Haversack Chevalier

    @PellaGM, thanks! I'll ask Em to post whether she needs a DMG, too.
  11. Handy Haversack

    Handy Haversack Chevalier

    Hey, all,

    Just wanted to say thanks! For those of you who said you could supply at GaryCon, we will leave room in our bags for the books. Make sure to stick your address in the book somewhere so the kids can write you a letter! Thanks again.

  12. Michaelsandar

    Michaelsandar Level 0 Character

    Sounds like a great idea! I'll be sure to bring one.
  13. Handy Haversack

    Handy Haversack Chevalier

  14. Scott M.

    Scott M. Footpad

    I can bring a spare reprint. Sounds like a good cause! How do we get it to where it needs to be?
  15. Handy Haversack

    Handy Haversack Chevalier

    Thanks, Scott!

    Well, you can definitely find me Thu. 12-4 at EG3-213 or Sun. 12-4 at EG3-205 since I'm running games then. Otherwise, just keep an eye out for the New Yorkers. I'll post here from the con if we think of a good collection point, too.
  16. Michaelsandar

    Michaelsandar Level 0 Character

    I asked around but couldn't find you!
  17. Poindexter

    Poindexter Chevalier

    Same here.
  18. grodog

    grodog Troubadour

    Bummer, Jim: I hadn't recalled that you were helping Handy out too. We got books to him at the Black Blade booth, as well as in our Sunday night post-con game, too.

  19. dndgeek

    dndgeek Troubadour

    I sent a couple your way, Handy.

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