We've already started getting some great offers of assistance for Gamers For G.I.s. I hope our readers out there will contact us if they'd like to contribute or have a friend or loved one who is militarily deployed overseas and should be on our gamer care package list.
In case you missed it on Gaming Report, here is RPG Blog's updated press release for Games For G.I.s:
At RPG Blog, we’ve undertaken a new and extremely worthwhile project: Games For G.I.s. We’ve started gathering both new and (gently) used games and gaming materials for care packages to go to deployed military gamers and their units in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other forward areas around the globe.
We are compiling a list of our Armed Forces gamers and their units from friends and family. It’s our mission to provide a nice care package full of books, dice, games, and other goodies to everyone on our list. To do this, we need help, both from individuals and companies in the gaming realm. Whether it’s just few books, dice, minis, trading cards, or a game, you’ll have done your part to make an unpleasant place a little brighter for some truly wonderful people.
If I may speak in terms of personal experience for a minute, I myself was deployed overseas, away from my loved ones last year, and one of the things that made it all bearable was the nightly RPG we started up. I’m trying to bring that same “safety valve” to folks over there right now.
We are currently at an address where we can ship all care packages through military means free of charge. If you’d like to find out more making a contribution or volunteering, or if you’d like a copy of our needs list, I may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, if you have a friend or loved one you’d like added to our care package list, contact us, and we’d be happy to do so.
The address and central distribution point to send your contributions is:
Games For G.I.s
c/o Zachary Houghton
PSC 62 Box 6902
APO AE 09643
Remember, this is not only a way to make life a little better for some amazing folks, but these products might be a serviceman or woman’s first look at an RPG or TCG/CCG. I know in my tour of duty, we gained many new gamers after they sat in on a few sessions and began to play.
Our goal is to ship at least $2000 worth of care packages, and more if we can. This email has been sent out to over 50 movers and shakers of the RPG and Gaming industry—we hope all of you will help us help some very brave, deserving people. Games For G.I.s depends on all of us if it is to be a true success. Thank you for your time, compassion, and generosity.
Editor, RPG Blog