May 212012
 

Last Friday at 11:59:59 PM EST, the 2nd Annual Wayne Foundation Charity RPG Pack officially ended. Here’s a quick look at what we all did and how much we all raised. This was a fantastic success! Last year we raised just over $1800. This year we did significantly better. I’d given myself a month to ramp up this time, including advertising, asking folks to participate and getting the word out myself, not to mention collecting it all and organizing the event.

Next year, I’ll give myself six weeks of ramp up time. This will allow me a bit more wiggle room in getting participants and in putting together more advertising, including reaching out to podcasts and other blogs. Now, on to some metrics.

Being sold from Friday May 4th through Friday May 18th, the pack contained $235 worth of product, and retailed at $25.  Of that amount, I receive 65% of each sale.

We sold 167 packs, totaling $4175.00 in retail value. $2713.75 of which is sales revenue which will come to me. In fact, I’ve already initiated the process of getting the money from DriveThruRPG and into my account.  From there, $2713.75 will be transferred directly to The Wayne Foundation by way of Google Payments.

If you click the image below, you’ll make it larger. It’s a screen capture from DTRPG’s sales management page, where you can see to the totals. The reason why we have 168 total sales listed while we actually did 167 is because I downloaded a copy myself to ensure that everything uploaded properly.

Read on past the break to find out more.

I’m hoping to have the money in my account (in total) by the beginning of next week. DTRPG enacts a fraud prevention scheme which ensures they don’t just hand out large sums of money to anyone. I’ve started the process to transfer some of the money, and emailed them to confirm that this is not fraud, and 167 of these things did actually sell. They’re very good about getting back to folks in a timely manner, so I expect to have the rest of the money on the way soon. Then there’s dealing with Paypal’s 3-5 business days of transfer.

I’d like to express my sincerest thanks to everyone who participated. Whether you donated product, designed the logo, created the press release or helped me spread the word online. Without you all, absolutely none of this would have happened. Thank you! I’ve listed all of the participants below, along with links to their sites. Please show them some love! Also a huge thanks to DriveThruStuff for hosting this very large bundle on their sites!

Last but certainly not least, thanks to The Wayne Foundation and Jamie Walton, who listened politely to me, this random guy from the internet last year. I talked on and on about getting my community together to help raise money for them. I’m glad she heard me out and decided I wasn’t a crazy person. Keep up the amazing work!

People to show love to

The Wayne Foundation

@Jamiewalton

@ThatKevinSmith

DriveThruRPG

Jeremy (Logo design)

RPGs and other tabletop games

Imperfekt Gammes

  • Invulnerable – the Super Hero Roleplaying Game

Dilly Green Bean Games

  • G-Core

Robert Bohl Games

  • Misspent Youth

Naked Hobo Productions (G. Buettner)

  • Mistrunner Core Rulebook

Buried Without Ceremony

  • Perfect Unrevised

Wicked North Games

  • Azamar

Melior Via

  • Hope Prep #0: Orientation (ICONS)

NDP Design

  • Annalise

Gypsy Knight Games

  • Quick worlds #17 – Tal’Kalares (Traveller)
  • Quick Worlds #18 – Era (Traveller)
  • Quick Worlds #22 – Minerva (Traveller)
  • Quick Worlds #23 – Ararat (Traveller)

Soultaker Studios

  • Adversairies: The Triad (G-Core)

Evil Hat Productions

  • Spirit of the Season (FATE)

Chaotic Shiny Productions

  • Arcane Flavor (4e/GSL)

Adamant Drakon Freelance Productions

  • Dynamo RPG

Brent P Newhall’s Musaeum

  • Dark Sun Adventure: The Dark Festival (4e)
  • Stronghold Adventure 1: Goblins of Summerkeep (4e)
  • Stronghold Adventure 2: The Hobgoblins of Ravensport (4e)
  • War in the Deep (4e)
  • City of Talon (4e)

Jon Brazer Enterprises

  • Book of Magic: Signature Spells 1 (Pathfinder)
  • Riyal’s Research: Traps (Pathfinder)
  • Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1 (Legend/RuneQuest)

Ally Nauss

  • Social Observance

Quinn Conklin

  • Falcon Academy (Toys for the Sandbox) Exclusive

FableForge

  • Enter the Shadowside

Secret Fire Games

  • The Secret Fire

Open Design/Kobold Quarterly

  • Kobold Quarterly #17 (Pathfinder/OGL)

Purple Duck Games

  • Random Encounters Remastered (Pathdinfer)
  • Purple Mountain 1:
  • Temple of the Locust Lord (Pathfinder)

Christopher Helton

  • Dark Corners (FUDGE)

Troll in the Corner

  • Argyle & Crew – Adventures in the Land of Skcos
  • Argyle & Crew’s Little Book of Big Ideas
  • Mi Gato se Incendia! (My Cat is on Fire!)
  • Mirkmoot I & II (Pathfinder)
  • World of Aruneus – Contagion Infected Zombies (Pathfinder)
  • World of Aruneus – Orcs!  (Pathfinder)
  • World of Aruneus – Herbology (Pathfinder)

Posthuman Studios

  • Eclipse Phase

Fiction

Cate Dean

  • Rest for the Wicked: The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1

Christopher Bunn

  • The Tormay Trilogy

Tristan J. Tarwater

  • Thieves at Heart

Dave King

  • Betrovia

Benjamin Gerber

  • Breakdown at Pervert Park

Artwork

Ashe Rhyder

  • Three original character pieces

Original Noir Photography

  • 50 public domain Noir style-photographs

About the Wayne Foundation Charity RPG Pack

Organized by Benjamin Gerber from Troll in the Corner, this is the second year a group of generous independent game developers, artists and authors have come together to raise money for a great cause.

About The Wayne Foundation

The Wayne Foundation is committed to spreading awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) and building a rehabilitation facility for victims DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking). We acknowledge that sexual trafficking victims can be of any age, nationality, or sex. Our primary objective is to assist female DMST victims in the United States, but in the future we would like to expand our programs to additionally serve male and adult sex trafficking victims.

We believe that all victims can be rehabilitated through a program that provides education assistance, mental and physical health services, housing, and a support staff who are dedicated to assisting these girls reach their full potential. It is our objective to aid these young women until they are capable of reentering society on their own as happy and healthy adults.

The Wayne Foundation’s vision is for a world without child slavery. Our mission is to provide young women who have fallen victim to commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking with a means of leaving the sex industry for good. The Wayne Foundation is committed to fighting human trafficking, child prostitution, & child sex exploitation one victim at a time by providing individuals with a safe home environment that will empower them with the tools they will need to stop the cycle of abuse. It is our intent to end commercial sex exploitation within the United States through direct victim assistance, public outreach, and by directly working with those who shape the policies and statutes which impact victims and their abusers.

Founder and President Jamie Walton invites you to join her and Wayne Foundation on twitter. Be sure to follow the official WF Twitter account @TheWayneFDN&  @JamieWalton We want to hear from YOU!

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

  5 Responses to “The 2nd annual Wayne Foundation Charity RPG Pack wrap up.”

  1. I feel like a moron for missing this. I was catching up on podcast listening over the weekend and heard this mentioned on RPG Circus. Too late, alas!

    • If it makes you feel any better I also missed this. I was too busy celebrating my wedding anniversary. We’ll get it next year!

  2. Sorry you missed it! The only real consolation I can give you is I hope to make this bigger and better next year. :)

  3. […] Last year we raised $2713.75 for the Wayne Foundation[1] – a 503(c)3 organization dedicated to ending underaged sex trafficking in the US and offering assistance to victims. […]

  4. […] Here’s how we did last year, if you’re interested. […]

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