I have drastically reduced the amount I am seeking, because I've opened a campaign on another platform, hoping that the increased exposure will lessen the load on folks' generosity. Thank you for understanding.
As of today, my GoFundMe campaign has raised over $2500! A heartfelt thank you to all of you who have helped so far, and please; spread the word! (But also, only give what you can afford, please; and if you can't afford to give, send positive thoughts my way - I'll take 'em)
Hey everybody. I just wanted to let you know that I sent out copies of Badass Zombie Killers to everybody who donated at the Undead Killer or Incurable Fan levels today. You should be receiving them sometime next week.
As far as the Tales From The Floating Vagabond, Second Edition, goes; that'll obviously have to wait until it's finished, towards the end of the summer.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund, I am now able to lower my campaign goal to $75,000! The Jack Vasel Fund exists to help out members of the gaming community who are in distress.
My campaign has only been up for 4 days, and you've already helped me raise 2% of my goal. I know 2% doesn't sound like a lot, but my goal is a really big one.
On that subject, I had a meeting with a lawyer today to begin the process of negotiating with the hospital to see if we can get the total cost reduced by some portion. If our efforts are successful, I will be able to reduce the goal of the campaign.
I realize that not everyone is going to be familiar with the games that I am offering as thank you gifts, so I invite you to take a look at the KickStarter pages that I built for them.
Badass Zombie Killers is a card game set at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. You remember that scene in every zombie movie where the heroes arm themselves? This game takes place entirely within that scene. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/452329082/badass-zombie-killers
Now, you may notice (if you have eyes) that the KickStarter for this game failed. Technically, this is true. But Mark Cathro of Skortched Urf Studios and I had so much faith in the idea that we used our own money to see it published. And as a result, we have a game that has sold out on ThinkGeek.com!
Hello. My name is Lee Garvin, by trade and ambition, I am a game designer and author. Last November, I fell ill with a life-threatening case of pneumonia. The good professionals of INOVA Loudon ICU managed to save my life, but I still spent the back third of November in a coma. After a few more weeks in the hospital, I was then moved to a Rehab center, because all that time spent unconscious had really done a number on my muscles and motor skills.I had to re-learn how to walk, feed myself, and dress myself. There are few things in life as humbling as struggling to do something you've taken for granted for four decades. Now, I am back at home, to the delight of my dog, Mal, who was very confused by my absence, but I think he forgives me.
I am still not at 100%, and due to some nerve damage to my feet and legs (it turns out the pneumonia nearly killed me, but it was the coma that WRECKED me) I will probably walk with a cane for the rest of my life. This whole story seems like a litany of woes, but it gets even worse: at the time of my illness and hospitalization, I had no insurance. As a result, I am looking at more than $80,000 in medical expenses. It feels strange to ask strangers for so much help, but I really don't know what else I can do, except thank you most heartily for your generosity.
Been a Tales fan for the last few years and was really bummed I missed the Kickstarter. Was looking for some new stuff for our Tales campaign and saw your post. I hope this helps and super excited for second edition!
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