Lion Forge to co-sponsor “Crit for Compassion,” an anti-bullying gaming event

Lion Forge to co-sponsor “Crit for Compassion,” an anti-bullying gaming event

Do you love comics and role-playing games?  Do you want to participate in a pretty cool anti-bullying campaign?  Do you live in Illinois or Missouri?

If you answered “yes” to all of the above, then you should check out Crit for Compassion, an upcoming game day sponsored by Lion Forge and Fantasy Books Inc.  Play some games, buy a copy of Lion Forge’s Rolled & Told #1, a strike a crit* against bullying with fellow comics fans.

Per Lion Forge: 

LION FORGE PARTNERS WITH
FANTASY BOOKS INC. AND STAR CLIPPER
FOR ‘CRIT FOR COMPASSION’
Gaming Events to Take Place Throughout the Weekend Benefitting the Megan Meier Foundation

 ST LOUIS–Lion Forge continues a mission of comics and gaming for everyone, partnering with all of Fantasy Books Inc. locations, including the Eisner award-winning Star Clipper for a weekend of fun for a good cause.These retailers will host events throughout the weekend of September 7-9 at four different locations in the St. Louis area.

“When I found out about Crit for Compassion I was very excited to see a comic shop taking time to help the fight against bullying. I like to see a comic shop as a place where readers can be accepted, no matter their interests. To see Fantasy Books Inc. make that a reality is inspiring. And what better way to push for inclusivity and anti-bullying than through a group event like table-top roleplaying?” says Rolled & Told editor Christina “Steenz” Stewart. “We hope the players enjoy Rolled & ToldDM’d by Lion Forge’s Lead Game Designer E.L. Thomas and that it’ll encourage them to continue to make comic shops inclusive spaces.”

“When we decided to host a charity fund raiser, the choice of the Megan Meier Foundation and their mission to end bullying and cyberbullying made perfect sense” says Tony Favello co-owner of Fantasy Books.  “Many of our employees and customers have experienced bullying because comics and gaming are sometimes viewed as hobbies for ‘nerds and geeks’.  Combining some fun with comics and games with fund raising for Megan Meier seemed like a win/win for everyone.”

During the Crit for Compassion Anti-bullying Event you can play various games and make donations for extra dice rolls, additional card draws or special buffs that will help during your game. If gaming is not for you, any purchase made can be rounded up to the nearest dollar, or you can make a direct donation to the cause. All proceeds from these various forms of donations will go to the Megan Meier Foundation and a percentage of all weekend sales at Fantasy Books Inc. will be donated to the Foundation.

Your support will help raise money for Megan Meier’s programs including leadership workshops, speaking engagements and resource center that touch over 75,000 children, parents, educators and professionals throughout the year.

Each year, 13 million children are bullied or cyberbullied in the United States, and the consequences can be devastating.
Proceeds from the event will help support:

  • Students (Elementary School, Middle School, High School, & College) who are suffering the traumatic consequences of bullying or cyberbullying, some of which include depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal ideations.
  • Parents who are seeking resources for their child who is being bullied or cyberbullied.
  • Educators & Professionals (such as law enforcement and counselors) who play a key role in bullying situations and who should continue to be educated and brought up to speed on how to address situations.

The full schedule and details for Lion Forge sponsored events can be found below.

Heroic Adventures, Edwardsville will host an adventure on Saturday Sept 8 at 3pm and Sunday Sept 9 at 2pm.

D&D One-Shot Encounter 3:00 pm
Shortform Tomb of Horrors or Rolled & Told

  • Prize for survivors
  • Buff 1: $1 Reroll
  • Buff 2: $1 Gain advantage
  • Buff 3: $1 Give someone disadvantage
  • Buff 4: $3 Healing potion
  • Buff 5: $3 Refresh spell slots/powers
  • Buff 6: $5 Extra life, revive and come back at 10hp


D&D One-Shot Encounter 2:00 pm
Shortform Tomb of Horrors or Rolled & Told
Prize for survivors

  • Buff 1: $1 Reroll
  • Buff 2: $1 Gain advantage
  • Buff 3: $1 Give someone disadvantage
  • Buff 4: $3 Healing potion
  • Buff 5: $3 Refresh spell slots/powers
  • Buff 6: $5 Extra life, revive and come back at 10hp


Star Clipper will host Rolled & Told No. 0’s adventure “The Thunderlock Barcrawl” on Saturday Sept 8.

Star Clipper’s extended schedule
Friday Sept 7 -Friday Night
6-10 PM
$15 draft
$5 adds a pack you personally get to add to your pool, proceeds go to charity

Saturday Sept 8 - Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
2 PM - 8 PM
Rolled & Told Adventure

  • $1 Get a copy of Rolled & Told #0:
  • $1 Advantage on any roll:
  • $1 Benefit from a short rest:
  • $1 Pick your character sheet:
  • $1 Increase an ability score (up to 20):
  • $1 Add a spell of any level up to your casting level to your known spells:
  • $5 Roll your character yourself:
  • $5 Gain a level (up to level 6):
  • $5 Benefit from a long rest:
  • $20 Turn any attack roll into a critical hit:


Sunday Sept 8 - Smash Up
1 PM - 5 PMSmash Up

  • $10 Get a Titan promo pack proceeds go to charity
  • $50 Get the Titan promo playmat proceeds go to charity
  • $1 Draw a card
  • $5  Take back your turn
  • $10 Kill someone’s minion
  • $15 Get a victory point (only usable once per game)


Fantasy Books & Games, Fairview Heights will host D&D Rolled & Told Special Module at 3PM on Saturday Sept 8

  • $1 Get a copy of Rolled & Told #0:
  • $1 Advantage on any roll:
  • $1 Benefit from a short rest:
  • $1 Pick your character sheet:
  • $1 Increase an ability score (up to 20):
  • $1 Add a spell of any level up to your casting level to your known spells:
  • $5 Roll your character yourself:
  • $5 Gain a level (up to level 6):
  • $5 Benefit from a long rest:
  • $20 Turn any attack roll into a critical hit:


Fantasy Books in Belleville will host a Rolled & Told adventure on Sunday Sept 9 from 11 am to 4pm.

Full schedule and details for the weekend’s events can be found here:

http://fantasybooksinc.com/crit-for-compassion


Rolled & Told is released using the Open Gaming License Version 1.0a and you should read and understand the terms of that license before using this material. See more here:

http://www.lionforge.com/wizards-of-the-coast-open-gaming-license/


About the Megan Meier Foundation:
The Megan Meier Foundation was founded by Megan's mother, Tina Meier, in 2007 and since then, has grown into a national and global bullying and cyberbullying prevention foundation. To learn more, visit 
https://www.meganmeierfoundation.org.

Crit for Compassion will be held at participating locations September 7-9.  Find more information here.

*A crit, as we’re told at the Fantasy Books site, is role-playing shorthand for “critical hit,” sos you know. 

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