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Helping Entertain the Troops - Please Read
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Some enlisted men and women in Iraq are putting on Ziggurat Con: Where R.P.G.
isn't just a Rocket Propelled Grenade Any More! To be held at Camp Adler/Kalil
Airbase near the Ziggurat of UR. The organizers noticed that a distinct lack of
morale was plaguing the troops. To help combat this, they organized the regular
gamer buddies and scheduled a convention to give games, dice, and other goodies
to the troops stationed in the same area.
As there are no stores near
the base where these games can be bought, Ziggurat Con is dependent upon private
sponsorship to provide them. The ultimate goal of the Con is to give every
coalition service member, and civilian contractor in attendance at least one
item to take home and keep.
And they are looking for help from all
From the Ziggurat con staff/creators:
"We're pretty much
looking for anything gaming related. Source books for AD&D, Shadowrun,
Gurps,Nrifts, Xcrawl, Magic the Gathering cards(9th edition sealed deck and
boosters), miniatures, dice, dice bags, play mats(for the miniatures),
mechanical pencils. Anything vaguely gamer related.
The only thing you
shouldn't send would be anything with pictures of topless or nude
It takes 8 to 11 days to get a package to Iraq so in order for
things to get there in time for the con; they need to be in the mail by May
26th. All involved (including me as I write the post) recognize the time
constraints on this. We implore you, DO NOT LET THE TIME FRAME DAUNT YOU. Stuff
sent after the con will still be used, as the gathering will surly encourage new
You'll be boosting the morale of your fellow game
Another great idea, they need some art! Very few things are
grimer than a military tent/hut.
They're also really happy to get
snacks, DVDs and videos
Snacks have to be able to survive 120
Mentioned specifically are:
Donations can also be sent to SPC Amberson
directly at the following address:
SPC David Amberson
A Co 86th Sig
APO, AE 09331
Or for more info visit: http://www.gamegrene.com/node/790