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j.mills's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by j.mills

Speaking of donations, though sort of off-topic: there's a story popping up around the net about Dungeons & Dragons creator, E Gary Gygax. He died recently, so by way of tribute the GenCon gaming convention has just raised $17,000 for his favourite charity - which alas turns out to be the CCF, http://www.christianchildrensfund.org/

Supposedly the CCF turned it down when they realised where it came from. They say that they didn't want to give the appearance of endorsing a convention they had no part in, but that does seem a bit limp. Common view is that they don't want to be associated with D&D (ooh, witches, scary!), although one poster on the site below reckons it's because there was also pornographic material available at GenCon (that again seems a bit of a stretch).

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2008/11/04/children039s-charity-turns-its-back-gygax-memorial-donation

Fri, 07 Nov 2008 15:14:00 UTC | #266765