8th April 2016- This post is very overdue. We’ve received news from Brave Adventures, who led the charity bundle mentioned in the previous post, and wanted to share the figures. We ‘d like to say a big double big thank you to all those who donated by buying, or just sharing the link to, the Dice For Hope bundle, set up to help refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. Sales from the product bundle mean that $1781 USD * has been donated to CARE ; and the Canadian government will be doubling that by matching the amount dollar for dollar. *( £1245 GBP and $2399 CAD )
The generosity of gamers for what is a effectively a pile of electronic art files is something to behold in these horribly strange and interesting times. Thank you. You guys rule!
On a similar note, on the DriveThru/Onebookshelf sites, our main store pages, Inked Adventures will redirecting profit royalties from most of the main products to the charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF). This is a temporary move whilst our main artist, Billiam Babble, after taking advice, “simplifies his accounts” -for personal reasons (okay, that’s a sort of joke, based in a sort of reality …). We are just as shocked as you at this sudden, anti-capitalist, almost, uncharacteristically, philanthropic move, and must assure followers and loyal customers that he will return to his usual wicked ways at a later date. With the exception of products where the royalty profits already go to other artists, the product pages on the OneBookshelf sites (DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, Wargame Vault) will have been amended to state whether or not a product’s profits will be going to Doctors Without Borders (and/or other charities). We’ve been having a little trouble with the royalties tools, and updating all of the descriptions, but at least now you know what our intentions are.
Thanks for reading. May your dungeons continue to be beautiful!
24th June 2016- Update:
A small number of our a products will still be donating to Doctors Without Borders, but most of the larger products have now been returned to their normal status. This allows Billiam to again reap the rewards of glorious online capitalism. We must apologise for the moment of philanthropy, which thankfully, has now passed.