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D&D for MMP

On Saturday I helped out for a few hours at the D&D for MMP fundraiser, in which some very game folks embarked on a 24-hour D&D marathon to fundraise for the Campaign for MMP.

MMP, for those outside of NZ, is our current proportional electoral system, which is coming under the eye of a national referendum. I think it’s likely to romp comfortably home, but complacency is not a good idea when there are some well-funded opposing forces with an interest in decreasing the fairness of our democracy.

My role was to sit down with my friend Ben and run the social media for 4 hours, 4pm to 8pm – a live update stream, Twitter, Facebook, and the blog. We had a good ol’ time, and reviewing the 24 hours it is clear our stint was, er, the least reverent.

(I can’t access the livestream right now to find it but I recall being particularly pleased by a comment speculating that the monstrous Owlbear was created after an owl and a bear sat down for a cup of tea in Epsom.)

The event raised about $2000 which is very nice for a grassroots campaign to have. It also seemed to get some nice profile-raising media out of the event – hopefully that translates into a few more dollars and votes.

It was a fun time, and nice to contribute to the bigger picture for a change, something that’s been very hard to do while having adventures in nappyland.

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Robert | November 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, sorry when the live coverage went offline that link would have stopped working too. Fear not, the intrepid can revisit the whole thing here: http://dndformmp.coverpage.coveritlive.com

  2. Hula Hope | November 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    You guys were hilarious! Genius! And also, you made a D&D virgin feel right at home. You really did shock Christopher Robin.

  3. morgue | November 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Poor Christopher Robin….

  4. ben | November 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    ’twas fun and for a good cause. let’s do it again sometime. maybe for some kind of save the camel fundraiser?

  5. morgue | November 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Robert – tried that link, no joy either. The page loads but the display of the event text just loads forever without completing. It was the same during the event when it was a live stream of updates.

    ben – indeed, it was ridiculously entertaining. I’m sure we’ll get another opportunity to liveblog the death of a fictional camel sometime…. no wait, probably not, that is actually a bit of an uncommon thing.