your good deed for the day

Mon Oct-3rd-2005 // Filed under: Those Pesky Roles,Words

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.


  1. […] It has been brough to my attention that there’s another fundraising operation that has something to do with roleplaying, available. In fact, a friend, my player and occasional gamemaster Mikki has been involved in producing a collection of short stories, roleplaying stuff and whattanot which is lumped together as a book, available either as PDF-download or print-on-demand. If he says it rocks, it probably does. Dead Inside did. We have strikingly similar taste when it comes to roleplaying stuff. […]

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  2. Hope you don’t mind what I did to your piece in editing…

    Comment by Adders — October 3, 2005 @ 1128365832

  3. That print-on-demand link doesn’t seem to be working. Yeah, I want my books in paper format :)

    Comment by kolibri — October 3, 2005 @ 1128365983

  4. Mind? Hell, no. I thought it turned out pretty well to begin with, but with the schedule being as tight as it was, I was really regretting that I couldn’t do another draft of it.

    You, however, made me look good. I was very pleased with it.

    Comment by Mikki — October 3, 2005 @ 1128366241

  5. Actually, uh, that print-on-demand link seems to work just fine. I think you should give it another shot — maybe was just being a little unresponsive there, or something…

    Comment by Mikki — October 3, 2005 @ 1128366402

  6. Äite on ylpeä…!

    Comment by Äite — October 3, 2005 @ 1128379849

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