A (Not So) Horrible Controversy

A few weeks back, I heard a rumor that the Christian Children’s Fund had refused a donation from a benefit auction honoring Gary Gygax at this year’s Gen Con. I didn’t post anything about it at the time because it sounded a bit off-kilter. While the report understandably irritated some tabletop gamers, wiser heads (like those of Andy Chalk at the Escapist and Simon Rogers of Pelgrane Press) decided to investigate further.

Turns out the CCF isn’t all that Christian in the proselytizing sense (but certainly in the good works it undertakes) and that this was all a silly misunderstanding. Simon has the best report on it I’ve seen so far, and I applaud him taking the time to look for the truth behind the easy controversy.