With the emotional fallout over a certain well-known designer that fails to understand pre-WotC D&D so much it physically hurts and James Mishler's negative predictions about the future of RPGs as a moneymaking industry, there's one story that I feel has been sadly neglected.
It seems that RPG and sci-fi writer Aaron Allston, who counts the legendary Champions supplement Strike Force and the D&D Rules Cyclopedia among his more famed gaming works, has suffered some heart trouble resulting in an emergency bypass operation. Like many others who've found themselves unexpectedly navigating the treacherous waters of the U.S. health care system, the bills have piled-up and Mr. Allston is in need of some help.
Please see this site for information on donations and an upcoming charity auction being held to benefit Mr. Allston.
Thanks to The Sandbox of Doom for the heads-up on this one. And to any other bloggers and forum junkies out there, please help spread the word.
Get well, Mr. Allston.
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