So, we made a book. It’s called Beyond the Storm: Shadows of the Big Easy, and it’s pretty much a collection of whatever stuff we could throw together at a fairly short notice. You get some RPG scenarios, a couple of minigames, some short stories and essays… well, like I said, a collection of stuff. That said, it’s not bad stuff, and it looks very nice, thanks to the excellent artists we managed to rope for this one and the downright Herculean efforts of my friend Adam Jury. Personally, I edited a chunk of the book and wrote a short story for it, titled Take Me to Mardi Gras. I think it turned out pretty well, especially considering that we put the whole thing together in under a month.
Anyway, it’s a book worth buying, because — and pay attention now, this is the part that really matters — the proceeds go directly to the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief fund. That is to say, I ain’t making any money off this and neither is anyone else involved with the project, but the victims of the New Orleans disaster are. It’s a good cause, and as the whole thing clocks in at about 160 pages, you get some serious bang for your buck.
You can either get it as a PDF for ten bucks, or if you wanna get fancy and make like a big spender, you can get a real paper copy of your own as print-on-demand. Either way, considering the shape of the dollar right now, that’s particularly cheap going for us euro types. There’s also a preview to give you an idea of what the book actually contains.
So please, go ahead and buy it. I realize that I’m kind of like one of those people who pester you at train stations and other public places, asking for a donation, but there’s one important difference: with me, you get something fairly substantial in return.
Go on, buy the goddamn thing.
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