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Granting a +4 to Saves VS Cancer!

The land is ravaged by a mysterious disease known as the White Glut.
No one is certain of its origin, only that it kills indiscriminately.
Current healing practices have only been successful in easing the pain
of its victim, who become outcasts in its wake. Two priests, however,
have a possible solution…

Castles & Chemo: The IndieGoGo© Collection is the first in a series
of fantasy adventures based on cancer, chemotherapy, and their effect
on all of us. Originally run during fundraising events, these adventures
are now available for your home game!

What's Inside:
• Three linked adventures written by Castles & Chemo founder and
cancer survivor, John J. Gillick, originally run during the first events
• Two short stories that connect the adventures
• New monsters, new traps, and new encounters, compatible with both
the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons
• Sidebars with insight to the development of Castles & Chemo, as
well as various facts that influenced the adventures
• Backstories and portraits for all twelve player characters used during
Castles & Chemo events, all based on actual cancer stories

Additionally, proceeds from this and all Castles & Chemo products go
towards supporting cancer research and support efforts across the

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Scott W February 07, 2014 10:42 pm UTC
Very nice of you all to do this. My son was diagnosed with cancer in Dec of 2012, and while he is a survivor (YES!), the after effects are long and sometimes just as brutal. Thank you for trying to spread the word in an interesting way. He is a little geek as well, I can get the whole family to play this!
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John G February 11, 2014 4:17 am UTC
Hey, Scott!
So glad to hear that your son has come out triumphant over the first major battle with cancer. As a cancer survivor myself, I know it's a tough road, but so long as he keeps his spirits up, he'll come out on top. It's for people like him that I wanted to do this; a more geeky avenue to help out.

I hope you & your family enjoy the adventures, and if you or your son are interested, feel free to submit his cancer story to become a player character for this year's event!

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