Jul 16, 2009

Real Life People Need Help Too

One of the things I love most about D&D has nothing to do with character classes, or magic items, or any of that. What I love most about the game is that at it's core, it's a cooperative experience. The players and DM work together to tell a story, one that neither one could have told on their own, but one that exists only through the collaboration of all the people involved.

In real life this occasionally happens too; a chance or an opportunity to collaborate on the larger story of life. Sadly this tale starts with a man hoping for a little assistance, help from a group of virtual strangers and willing to offer a reward for their generosity and compassion.

In this case it's a story all too common these days. Without medical insurance and in need of cancer treatment for his wife, the bills have added up to an epic level. And now he seeks our help.

Please read his story in his words: http://tinyurl.com/n94phr

Now is the time for all of us to put down our pencils, and set aside our dice. Now is the time for us to show our real character, our true class, and help in any way we can. If you can make a donation, great. If not, you can still spread the word on YOUR blog, YOUR Twitter network, or YOUR Facebook page.

One of the truisms of D&D is that when different peoples all come together for a single cause, they can overcome great obstacles, and triumph over evil. And while the world doesn't always work that way, it doesn't mean we should stop trying.