Chaosium let you pay what you want, so you can donate
You can grab the RuneQuest Glorantha Bestiary for a whatever-you-want price on DriveThruRPG right now. As with all these things, that really means you can get it for free. But Chaosium are asking for something else instead – a donation to an Australian bushfire relief campaign.
"To our concerned friends overseas regarding the Australian fires, everyone in Chaosium's Team Australia is okay. But this is a national crisis. Australians are pulling together to help each other, and gratefully appreciate the support of people around the world. Vast swathes of our beautiful country are still in flames, countless animals are dead or injured, and a terrible smoky pall hangs over many places." said Chaosium vice president Michael O'Brien, who lives in Melbourne, Australia. "If the nearly 2000 people who have already downloaded the book gave an equivalent amount to bushfire relief, close to $40,000 will have been donated to bushfire relief efforts so far.”
The wildfires have killed a reported half a billion animals across Australia. The fire still rages across the continent, and that number is expected to rise dramatically.
Now you’ve got the PDF, here’s where you can go and donate:
- WIRES is a wildlife rescue nonprofit rescuing and caring for thousands of sick, injured and orphaned Australian native animals.
- World Wildlife Fund Australia is directing its efforts towards koala conservation. Thousands have perished so far.
- The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital is raising funds to distribute automatic drinking stations in the burnt areas to help in koala and wildlife survival, and sharing the funds with other wildlife organisations in the fire affected regions.
- Other places to support: Australian Red Cross, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Country Fire Authority Victoria.