A Good Cause: GM Memorial Charity Gives Dozens of Games For $20


New member
Feb 17, 2011
A Good Cause: GM Memorial Charity Gives Dozens of Games For $20

In response to a tragic death, DriveThruRPG is providing a small library of games in exchange for donations to a memorial fund charity.

We don't always notice it, but most gaming bundles we purchase are attached to charities. Everything from the <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/139691-Star-Wars-Humble-Bundle-Dark-Forces-Empire-at-War>Humble Bundle to the <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/139740-Bundle-of-Holding-Offers-Classic-World-of-Darkness-Vampire-The-Masquerade-Tabletop-Bundle>Bundle of Holding gives a portion of proceeds to a charitable pursuits while rewarding us with games in exchange. But few go all out quite like <a href=http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/145070/The-Game-Masters-Memorial-Fund-Charity-Drive-BUNDLE>DriveThruRPG, whose Game Masters Memorial Fund Charity Drive Bundle collects $273 of tabletop RPG books into a $20 package. And not just small indie games either - the Shadowrun Fifth Edition Core Book and Battletech RPG are both included in the spoils.

The bundle is great, but I'd be remiss not to acknowledge the tragic circumstances behind it. The Game Masters Memorial Fund Charity Drive was formed to support game designer and GM Christopher JN Banks, who tragically lost his five-year old daughter Persephone <a href=http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/persephoneebanks/journal/view/id/54ec56f7a589b4c14e96b3d7>to complications from a bacterial strep infection. It's an absolutely horrific situation, and DriveThruRPG's contributors have responded by assembling this gaming bundle to cover the medical expenses and provide a tribute to Persephone.

Much like <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/97686-Gamers-Helping-Haiti-Offers-1400-Worth-Of-Stuff-for-20-Donation>DriveThruRPG's previous bundles, this set will increase your gaming collection exponentially while assisting a very worthy cause. There's an impressive range of content here to boot, covering core games, supplements, and even floor plans that can be used in multiple systems. Even if there's only one or two items that interest you, it's well worth the value, and will help a fellow gamer and his family in a difficult time.

Source: <a href=http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/145070/The-Game-Masters-Memorial-Fund-Charity-Drive-BUNDLE>DriveThruRPG



Nunc est Durandum
Aug 19, 2014
Thankyou for publishing this article and making us aware of the charity drive.

Yes, there's a lot of games in there for the price you pay, but the games themselves are an irrelevance.

Hopefully it'll be successful enough to clear any outstanding medical bills and leave the family without that pressure intruding on their mourning.

My condolences and thoughts are with C Banks and his family.


New member
Aug 3, 2009
Wait... the dude named his daughter Persephone and DIDN'T expect the god of the underworld to take her?

Still... that's rough. Take my money.


Tamer of the Coffee mug!
Feb 17, 2010
For those on the fence, not only is this for a charity, but Shadowrun 5th alone makes this bundle well worth it.