By now, many of you have seen RPGNow's wonderful efforts to help Haiti, either by $5 or $10 matching donations or by purchasing a $20 effort that comes with a coupon worth dozens upon dozens upon dozens of pdf titles (Fred Hicks had a list earlier today, but more titles may have been added since then). I'm trying to find the money right now to hook up that bundle, as I can't think of a better cause combined with gaming goodness. In the mean time, I've made a smaller donation, and I hope those of you who can afford it do, too. Gamers may be mocked as being big guys and gals (pizza and Mountain Dew doesn't help the physique much), but I've always found we have big hearts as well. The money collected will go right to Doctors Without Borders, for those of you wondering.
If there's one downside to this, it's that many wonderful, big-hearted small press publishers have donated product, and I've seen the sentiment among some folks that there's just too much material and they probably won't look at some of it.
There are a lot of small press publishers--many probably complete unknowns to you or I--who have donated their work to this effort. I'm asking, please respect that and take the time to at least give each product a look, even if it's just skimming. You never know when you'll find that next game or supplement that sparks the fire for you.
And a message to the publishers, large and small, who did donate--I will remember this. Thank you for donating the results of your hard work to a worthy, noble cause.