Sometimes when you write games and fiction all day long, you wonder why it is you’re not doing something more important. Fortunately, my wife is a social worker, so I can console myself with the thought that she, at least, is helping to make the world a better place. In the meantime, I try to do what little I can with my craft.
Case in point: the Asian tsunami disaster grabbed the attention of people around the globe. In this respect, game designers are no different than anyone else. When confronted with a crisis of that magnitude, we want to chip in somehow. To that end, Chris Helton of Battlefield Press is producing a charity jam book called Gamers for Hope. Contributors include such game industry luminaries as Aaron Acevedo, John Kovalic, S. John Ross, Steven Kenson, Robin D. Laws, Aaron Rosenberg, Marcus Rowland, Lester Smith, and Jeff Tidball, among others.
Gamers for Hope will be available as a PDF sometime soon. When I know more about it, I’ll be sure to post here so you can do the right thing too and snatch it up right away.