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Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006, 01:14 pm
Ouch

As many of you know, when I have ideas, people tend to get hurt. This one however seems like a win-win. So, whos up for contributing to a book of D20 adventures, complete with illustrations, the proceeds of which go to charity?

EDIT: That reminds me, I've just finished a rather large image that should be getting seen at Warpcon if all goes well, I haven't screwed up and it isn't too late. Either way I'll post it here on monday or whenever I remember after that point.
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Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Groovy, this is kind of your fault anyway since I've been trying to think of something the "community" could do that would be of some benefit to the world in general. I was kind of figuring on doing it right - like getting it printed up and (obviously) taking no money from it beyond recouping the costs of the actual printing.
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Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Groovy - probably won't be until after I get the next batch of WE artwork out of the way but I'll post something here.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC)
evilrobotshane

My charity of choice is some kind of anti-D20 terrorist organisation.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

I only mention D20 as it is still the system of choice for the great unwashed masses. We could just as easily do it for Amber Diceless or FUDGE but then there'd be no sales pitch beyond "its for charity!" and that'll get you squat.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
evilrobotshane

Alas it's true. So are you thinking D&D, generic stuff, or for a variety of published games that use D20? I have a Heavy Gear scenario I quite like that I could translate to D20 and illustrate.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

I was originally thinking pure D&D but thats too limiting. Now I've had time to think about it, if the focus was on "one shot" adventures (never mind that "you can incorporate this into a campaign when the characters are floating down a river on a hippo" nonsense) it might be that little bit different and *encourage* people to try new games.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
ffutures

You might want to take a look at my most recent post, which may give you a clue why I wouldn't be interested, even if I was a fan of D20. The occasion mentioned was not the first time I've been suckered into wasting time and money on a charity project that never happened.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Yeah, it was that post that reminded me I wanted to do this. It seems pretty reasonable that you'd not be bothered with it after that one alright :) The only real difference here is that most of the potential contributors live close enough to me that they could end up on my doorstep with a plank if I acted the git.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
ffutures

Believe me, it isn't anything personal. But as of yesterday I've raised £1678.25 for charity by my own efforts, and zero for charity by contributing to several projects organised by other people.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

The path to heck being paved with good intentions and all, I know. Your and other tales I've heard are cautionary, I'm not making a move on this until I have a few commitments at least.

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
bastun_ie

Speaking of volunteering for stuff... *tags ya for more Welephant artwork then runs away*

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

I was sort of expecting that :) When do you need it?

Wed, Jan. 25th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
bastun_ie

As always - yesterday :-P

But we'll settle for two weeks from this weekend?

Wed, Jan. 25th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Okey dokey, I'll see what I can do :)

Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
specky_ie

A similar idea has been meandering around my biscuit box for a while too, or rather I was thinking about a quite widely scoped collaborative creative project involving (and also probably leading up to) an "event", and that would result in a publication of some sort released under a Creative Commons style license.

Whilst I absolutely agree that it should be a non-profity venture I'm not so sure it would be easy to make such a thing generate money for charity. Alternatively, if you had an "event" associated with the process of creating the "thing" you could probably use that to generate money for charity a little more easily.

One of the reasons I haven't tossed my idea out into the arena yet is because it's hard to put a scope on a project like this.

The way my thoughts were leading was actually that there would simply be a "theme", such as a place and a time (real or imaginary), with contributors able to freely add content of whatever type (prose, game settings, art, design, animation, film, poetry, theatre, sculture, creatures, clothing, artifacts, music, comicbook art, you name it). I was thinking that the final product would be more likely to be a CDROM or DVD containing multimedia content.

I'd envisage the "events" to consist of a short series of workshops culminating in an "exhibition"...erm...call it a "con" if you like, but the "con"tent would be drawn from a broader range of sources than a traditional con.

Now I don't know if anyone else is interested in anything like this, but I certainly would be.

As far as I can tell there aren't THAT many people around who'd be serious about contributing to something like this anyway (not at the long term level of commitment required to see the project through anyway), so perhaps you'd actually have to run this as a "sub-event" at other cons. [shrug] I dunno, detail thrashing required aplenty.