Gaming friends: Probably much like you, we’ve had our share of Covid fatigue and certainly, plain old disappointment.
But we’re gamers, which means we’re used to the ups and downs that comes from participating in a hobby that is partially governed by chance. You either find a creative way to pick yourself up from a roll of 1 on a save from an ancient dragon’s breath or …. Well, let’s not go there.
This has certainly been the case with one of the goals of Heroes B&B: fund-raising for charities. Make no mistake, Heroes B&B is a business and it has business-oriented goals. But we also have an annual goal of participating in and contributing to charities. We did so – quite proudly – twice last year, once with a terrific event called “Road to Adventure” with gamers in Green Bay and then again through a Duluth event. We even kicked off the beginning of 2020 with this charity goal in mind by having two large dragon miniatures – a bronze and a clockwork - painted and ready to go for another fund-raising event.
And then the world rolled a “1” on a virus save and well, you know the rest.
Sadly, we at Heroes B&B hit a “pause” on our charity goal when all this hit. But we have still our “reaction” for 2020 left and by the gods, goblins and ghouls, we’re going to use it!
It’s called “Fun 4 Funds” and this program aimed at raising funds for a charity will be held in November. While we’re still working out details, we know our “Fun 4 Funds” program will include:
* Heroes B&B will donate half of net proceeds from any games or events we hold in November to a charity. For those of you who aren’t “proficient” in business terminology, net proceeds means the amount left after expenses are paid;
* We’re still deciding on which charity group to provide these funds to. If you have ideas for us, please let us know! We’re also thinking about allowing the group who plays with us to pick a particular charity that they prefer. (Please comment below with your ideas);
* We’re thinking of somehow including the large painted dragon miniatures as part of this, potentially auctioning them off through our Facebook page. Still deciding on that ….
Why do we tell you all this now – even before the start of October? We know many of you plan your big D&D group events well in advance so we wanted to give you a heads up.
Even though 2020 has been far from what we had hoped, we – collectively as gamers - still have a chance to make it far, far better.
We hope you’ll join us in this charitable goal!
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Heroes B&B is supported by a number of Twin Cities-based role-playing addicts, including blogger Neil Pascale.