News Time with Game Gumshoes: Pathfinder Charities
PATHFINDER RPG CHARITY MARATHON RAISES $250,000 FOR CHARITIES, AND BECOMES RECORD-BREAKING HUMBLE BOOK BUNDLE
REDMOND, WA (March 24, 2016): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, is thrilled to announce today that the recent Pathfinder RPG Charity Marathon and corresponding Humble Book Bundle campaign raised more than $250,000 for charity, including the Extra Life Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Camden’s Concert, a charity benefiting cystic fibrosis research, and became the best-selling Humble Book Bundle of all time.
Held on February 24, 2016, the Pathfinder RPG Charity Marathon consisted of nearly 24 hours of live-streamed Pathfinder game play from around the world, and launched a massively successful 2-week Humble Book Bundle sales program. The Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder offered more than $300 of Pathfinder digital products at a pay-what-you-want price. Customers also got to choose how their purchase dollars were allocated between the publisher, Humble Bundle, Extra Life, Camden’s Concert, and assorted charities, raising more than $250,000 between them.
“The Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder allowed tabletop gamers all over the world to not just pretend to be do-gooders, but to actually do good. Together, we raised more than $250,000 for charity, and became the record-breaking Humble Books Bundle,” says Erik Mona, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer at Paizo Inc.
He continues, “We couldn’t have pulled off this effort without our amazing partners. Eric Tam and Kelley Allen led the charge at Humble Bundle, and the success of this program is due in large part to their dedication to launching the first tabletop RPG Humble Bundle. Also, our live-stream partners, gaming groups Dicestormers and Saving Throw show, helped Paizo to deliver nearly 24 awesome hours of live Pathfinder gaming live via Twitch on Paizo’s new channel at officialpaizo.twitch.tv. We want to thank every Pathfinder, new and veteran, who bought the Bundle, donated to Extra Life and Camden’s Concert, and participated in the live-streams.”
About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle sells digital content through its pay-what-you-want bundle promotions and the Humble Store. When purchasing a bundle, customers choose how much they want to pay and decide where their money goes — between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has raised more than $70 million through the support of its community for a wide range of charities, providing aid for people across the world. For more information, please visit https://www.humblebundle.com
About the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
In the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into eight languages, and the vibrant Pathfinder universe has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, and apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.
About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel, and is being developed into an MMORPG. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.