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
RPGs and other tabletop games
- Invulnerable – the Super Hero Roleplaying Game
- Misspent Youth
- Mistrunner Core Rulebook
- Perfect Unrevised
- Hope Prep #0: Orientation (ICONS)
- Quick worlds #17 – Tal’Kalares (Traveller)
- Quick Worlds #18 – Era (Traveller)
- Quick Worlds #22 – Minerva (Traveller)
- Quick Worlds #23 – Ararat (Traveller)
- Adversairies: The Triad (G-Core)
- Spirit of the Season (FATE)
- Arcane Flavor (4e/GSL)
- Dynamo RPG
- 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)
- Book of Magic: Signature Spells 1 (Pathfinder)
- Riyal’s Research: Traps (Pathfinder)
- Legendary Factions: Common Factions 1 (Legend/RuneQuest)
- Social Observance
- Falcon Academy (Toys for the Sandbox) Exclusive
- Enter the Shadowside
- The Secret Fire
- Kobold Quarterly #17 (Pathfinder/OGL)
- Random Encounters Remastered (Pathdinfer)
- Purple Mountain 1:
- Temple of the Locust Lord (Pathfinder)
- Dark Corners (FUDGE)
- 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)
- Eclipse Phase
- Rest for the Wicked: The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1
- The Tormay Trilogy
- Thieves at Heart
- Breakdown at Pervert Park
- 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.