Helping others is great.
Gaming while helping others is the greatest.
That being said, Stonemaier Games is once again participating in a charity auction. In this instance, you can get an early-release version of Charterstone (including signed versions), as well as other cool goodies. But you'd better hurry, since the auction only runs until Sunday.
From the announcement:
Here's how it works:
This Geeklist features 10 separate auctions. Each auction is attributed to an amazing blog, podcast, or video channel and their charity of choice.
The auctions will begin on Wednesday, November 1 and will end on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 pm CST. Payments will be submitted to us through the BGG marketplace (PayPal) after the auctions close, and the games will be shipped within a few days.
--Bidding starts at $1. Bids must increase in increments of at least $1 USD. To discourage final-hour sniping, in the final hour of the auction, bids must increase in increments of at least $25.
--Each auction will have 1 winner. Thus there will be 10 winners.
--The content creator whose auction garners the most thumbs will also receive an early copy of Charterstone. So you can support your favorite media creator(s) without even bidding!
--200% of all winning bids (minus BGG processing fees) will go to the charities selected by these media creators. That is, we will match each winning bid (up to $500) for the charitable donation.
The winning bidder of each auction will receive:
--1 early, signed copy of Charterstone
--1 copy the Charterstone recharge pack
--1 set of custom Charterstone meeples from Meeplesource
--1 set of realistic resource tokens for Charterstone from Top Shelf Gamer
--Free shipping anywhere in the world from St. Louis