Monster Hunter Nation

Charity Red Shirting Update

Earlier this week I posted about taking donations to help out my buddy Mitch with his medical bills, and that we’d be taking donations in exchange for me using your name in a book.

So many of you jumped in that we had to close it the next day. We raised over $20,000 in a day and a half.

The goal was 20k, we were closing on that fast, and Dave had already spoken to several people who were in, but wouldn’t be able to donate until Friday. With them in there, that was a LOT of names. So I said to shut it down.

If you donated, Dave is putting together a master file for me with everybody’s names and information. I believe it is around eighty or so people.  Once I have the file I’ll start incorporating them into books. I’ll do my best to honor special requests, but like I said in the last post, I’ll do what I can but can’t make any promises.

Logistically speaking, that many names is going to take me a long time and several books to work through. There are a few spots in Monster Hunter Siege I will be able to use for charity red shirts, but this is going to take years.

I tell you, once I run through these names, and I’m doing this again for some other cause several years down the road, I’m totally going to jack up the price on you guys. 😀

The important thing is that you are awesome, and you did something amazing for a good man. Mitch is already using this money to pay bills. Once again the Monster Hunter Nation has come through. I love you guys.

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Ben
Guest

I wanted in! ):

Scott Richardson
Guest

It’s great to be able to contribute to an awesome cause, and get something really cool for it at the same time. I look forward to however you use my name.

Douglas Cahill
Guest

It was both my pleasure and honor to help. Now to die a glorious death!

Dave_H
Member

I hope it’s all helping Mitch breathe a little easier.

Jon Friedl
Guest

Raising the donation amount next time is a good idea. Speaking of which, can I do this twice – now and ~5 years from now? Just curious.

ThomasW
Guest

Monster Hunter Siege needs to reprint 2-3 pages from the local paper’s obituary section after a massacre so you can work through the names faster?

Shawna
Guest

Hopefully the next time you do it, even with a jacked-up price, I’ll have enough money to jump on it. 🙂

prunkard
Member

Glad to be able to support. Can’t wait to be killed….

detroyes
Guest

Sadly, I couldn’t get my money together in time; really bad timing as far as when money would’ve been available. Hopefully next time.

Austin
Guest

As a guy who occasionally writes short bits of fiction, I’ve always wondered how to come up with good names. Obviously you have the redshirt basket, but before that or when you have characters from countries with distinctive naming schemes, how do you come up with names?

Dave_H
Member

Maybe telephone books aren’t obsolete after all?

Josh
Guest

Maybe someday my brother will read about a werewolf using my intestines as dental floss. Although I’m personally hoping to be a positively associated recurring side character.

Agent J
Guest

Maybe you could have a character reading the wall of honor at MHI HQ. Or even put a digital one up here. Sorry I missed the chance.

Old NFO
Guest

Most excellent! And helping out is nothing more than paying it forward, thanks to you.

Shadowdancer
Guest

What??! It’s over? Noooo! I wasn’t going to be able to until now! ToT!!

Shadowdancer
Guest

*laughs!* But that’s my own fault. You guys are awesome, and boy you got there insanely fast. Note to self: Put aside funds for the next redshirting.

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