It's Time For Our 10th Annual Membership and Charity Drive Supporting Mental Health Research!
1 December 2021 to 31 December 2021
Become a Community Supporter!
Gift a CS Membership!
Support Mental Health Research!
Over past years, the RPG Crossing community has donated over USD$12,500 towards research to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness. This year we are looking to beat last year's total and increase that by over $3365!
How it works:
1 - Effective Dec. 1 and continuing until (and including) Thursday, Dec 31, 2021, $5 of every new or renewed FULL YEAR Community Supporter membership will be donated to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation to support mental illness research, "to bring the joy of living to those affected by mental illness – those who are ill and their families and friends." The foundation does its work by awarding research grants. 100% of your contributions for research are invested in research thanks to the generous support of two family foundations which cover the BBR Foundation's operating expenses.
2 - Please make a direct donation to the BBR Foundation through this event web page. Gifts made to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation are tax-deductible in the U.S. More about the BBR Foundation.
Goals and Goodies:
With great thanks to our supporters, in addition to the matching donation to charity, everyone who donates $10 or more through our team page for the Brain & Behavior Foundation OR who adds a full year CS to their account (either by purchasing a CS for themselves or if they receive one as a gift) will get the following:
- A curated selection of this year's digital D&D 5e accessories from Underground Oracle (value $84.80)!
- A $10 credit voucher at AAWGames.com!
- A PDF copy of both the Fragged Empire Core Rules and Fragged Seas from FraggedEmpire.com (value $40)!
- A copy of the QUEST map-drawing RPG by Michael McCarthy (normally pay what you want, $3+)!
- PDF copies of Orcs Unlimited games Small Wardens, We Hunt Bugs, and Brass Rings! ($8 value)
That's a pretty great list, so please be generous with your donations. And there is no better time than now to become a CS member (apart from perhaps when special prizes start to be announced on Dec 6th!) Lots of other rewards for participation are on the way! Watch for announcements!
What is a Community Supporter account? We are committed to providing an excellent community to all members, but Community Supporters get some perks. Some of these are: a mobile style for easier reading on smaller devices, more private message space, a larger avatar, extensive folder management in games, the Community Supporter badge, access to the Community Supporter forum and its games & wish thread & private threads, nearly automatic game approval, and the warm feeling of knowing that you've helped keep the community going. For a more complete run down and chart, please visit the Community Supporter help page.
How to purchase a membership for someone else: If you'd like to buy a CS membership for a friend, buy one on your account and send a pm to Birched -- he will transfer the year to the account of your choosing. Please indicate 1) the exact username of the recipient, and 2) whether you'd like the gift to be anonymous.
How to purchase a membership with no credit card or PayPal: Credit card purchases can be made through PayPal even without an account (and if you don't want an account, don't fall for their attempt to get you to make one after you enter your payment information), but if that's not an option, memberships can also be purchased by cheque or Wise (which can handle bank-to-bank transfers). Please send a pm to Birched for details.
Can I make a donation to BBR Foundation through the site without buying a membership? Yes. Please make your donation from this page. Donations of $10 will qualify for participant rewards. If you are interested in these, please include your site username in the comment box so that we can contact you at rpgcrossing.com to deliver rewards.
If you've been planning to buy a CS membership for yourself or someone else on the site, this is a great time to do that and also give to a worthwhile cause. Almost all of us have been touched by these illnesses in one way or another, either in our families, amongst our friends, or even here on the site (some of those unexplained absences of PBP players, perhaps?)
I will report back and let you know how we are doing. Wishing you all all the best for the holiday season,
~ Mark / Birched