Last week I joined forces with Mike Underwood, Cass Morris, Marshall Ryan Maresca, and Dave Robison for an epic session of Agon as GM’d by Sharang Biswas. This turned out not to be the game I thought it was, not quite; I’d bought Agon many years ago at GenCon, but apparently it’s been significantly redesigned, I think for the better — the original edition looked very “grim ‘n gritty,” while the new version has a stronger aura of fun. We had a blast, and you can watch the results on Youtube.
The impetus behind this was Bag of Giving, a charity fundraising effort that’s pulling people together for interesting one-shots. Each month they pick a charity to support; for March it’s the The Hero Initiative, which helps comic book creators facing things like medical emergencies. But you don’t have to donate to that group specifically; you can choose any charity you like. (I’ll note, given the current situation, that we chose our charity well before the invasion of Ukraine. Donations to help refugees would not go amiss.) Then just send a screenshot of your donation, minus personal information, to contact at bagofgiving dot com.
To provide some incentive, every $5 you donate gets you an entry in a giveaway for a book bundle! The titles on offer for March are:
- An Unintended Voyage by Marshall Ryan Maresca
- Driftwood by Marie Brennan
- Give Way to Night by Cass Morris (hardcover)
- Liar’s Knot by M.A. Carrick
- Shield and Crocus by Michael R. Underwood
- We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen (hardcover)
We thank you in advance for whatever donations you make!