AERIE Fund - Community Cause - The Ripple Effect - RESULTS

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  1. Thexedor Markhamm

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    RESULTS:


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    Thank you, Avatars, for an amazing Ripple Effect Community Cause!

    With your support, we raised an incredible $7,270 in direct donations.

    On top of that, we participated in a special donor matching program during World Water Day and created an additional $2500 of donations for Water.org.

    All combined, we raised $9,770 in charitable contributions during March! Of which, $7,553.82 went to Water.org to help end the global water crisis.

    How cool is that?

    Oh, it gets cooler. According to statistics provided by Water.org, our contribution will help bring safe water and sanitation to over 1200 people in need!

    SPECIAL THANKS

    @Berek @DarkStarr @dallas - and to the entire Portalarium crew who are always very kind to support and help us organize AERIE Fund community causes in SotA.

    @HannahAlpenglow2 @Andartianna - for hosting some amazing Ripple Effect community events. Thanks to their efforts and generosity, Community Causes are always very special times in New Britannia to play for a cause.

    To the many Streamers who participated in the Ripple Effect Streamathon we can't thank you enough for offering your time and your endless talents. Check out their streams!

    [Streamathon Archives]

    And, most importantly, a super-sized THANK YOU to the 200+ donors who stepped up to help end the global water crisis. We lift up a glowing mug of water in toast to you!


    What's Next?

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    Get your primal headdresses ready, Avatars.

    It's about to get wild in New Britannia.

    The AERIE Fund is an all-volunteer/non-compensated 501c3 organization dedicated to helping gamers in need. If you are (or know) a member of our community who needs assistance, please visit aeriefund.org for more information on applying for assistance.

    Also, check out our AERIE Fund FAQ!


    THANKS FOR
    PLAYING FOR A CAUSE!

     
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    Upcoming Ripple Effect Events:

    Friday, March 9th 8PM CST - AERIE Fund Live featuring @Darkstarr and Water.org

    Saturday, March 24 - ALL DAY - The
    Ripple Effect Streamathon live on Twitch and In-Game! Details to be announced.

    Friday, March 30th - 4-10PM CST - ORC
    Ripple Through Time Charity Faire (See next post for details!)

    Friday, March 30th - 11AM CST-

    Rauchbier Platz Ripple Effect Celebration Part 1

    Saturday, March 31st - 8PM CST -
    Rauchbier Platz Ripple Effect Celebration Part 2

     
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    Done and done. Looks like a great cause. Thanks for putting it forward!
     
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    Hannah and Ulrich Alpenglow present an event in support of The AERIE Fund and The Ripple Effect campaign -

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    What is this event for? Rauchbier Platz, a player owned town nested in Central Brittany, is celebrating three things. 1) The AERIE Fund's Ripple Effect campaign, 2) the opening of a new museum in Rauchbier Platz, and 3) the official launch of Shroud of the Avatar!

    What is the new museum? Hannah Alpenglow has collected several rare items related to developers Lord British, Darkstarr, Atos and Gix Vargach. These items are displayed in a museum dedicated to Virtue (Lord British items) and Chaos (Darkstarr items). It includes armor and weapons crafted by the devs. But wait, there's more! In addition to Virtue and Chaos exhibits, there is an exhibit dedicated to the Alpenglow's livelihood - brewing beer! This section contains a guided walk through of the beer brewing process.

    All of the exhibits are housed in Walhalla Museum on the Museum Ridge in Rauchbier Platz. It is modeled after the Walhalla Memorial located in Germany (pictured above).

    What events will be happening during the party? There will be games, dancing, and a tour of the new museum. For those that have attended prior Rauchbier Platz events, "Wheat, Wurst, Bread" will be played, along with some new games. We plan to have a wonderful RFB DJ spinning tunes for us during the Saturday night event!

    How does this event support The Ripple Effect and how can I contribute? Hannah Alpenglow will make a donation to The Ripple Effect on behalf of the avatars that attend the party. The more avatars that participate, the more money that is donated - you can help raise money simply by stopping by and having fun with us!

    What kind of prizes are given away? Several games will be played during the event, including "Wheat, Wurst, Bread". Winners of these games have a choice of prize, which are still being determined. In the past, winners had prize choices such as 50/100 COTOs, a commision-free vendor, rare pets, and expert crafting stations. To celebrate an event as monumental as SotA launch the prizes will be just as grand this time around.

    There is also a grand prize drawing - each attendee receives a numbered raffle ticket from Hannah when they arrive. This event's grand prize is pretty special and is tied to the number of attendees; see below for details.

    Event Times: Two parties will be held, one during the morning on Friday, March 30 to allow our European friends a better time to attend, and one on Saturday night, March 31.

    Friday, March 30 - 11 AM Central
    Saturday, March 31 - 8 PM Central

    Event Location: Player owned town of Rauchbier Platz, inside the Walhalla Museum of Virtue, Chaos and Brewing

    Rauchbier Platz is a nested PoT; there is a wagon to it located in Central Brittany (main entrance, use the "Snowy Mountain Biome" blue wagon) and at the main entrance of Brittany Alleys.

    Once in Rauchbier Platz, turn around and use the "Local Destinations" town sign to teleport to "Town Boundary 1". Then run up the hill to the museum; it is the big ancient columned building similar to the picture above.

    Fundraising Opportunity: The main reason for this event is to support The Ripple Effect. Simply showing up helps raise more money for them! The amount Hannah will donate is based on total attendance of both event times:

    Tier 1: If 25 unique Avatars participate, Hannah will donate $500
    Tier 2: If 50 unique Avatars participate, Hannah will donate $1000
    Tier 3: If 75 or more unique Avatars participate, Hannah will donate $1500!!!

    (You may attend both events, but will count as one attendee for this purpose)

    Grand Prize Opportunity: A grand prize will be awarded at the end of the event of Saturday night. This is a random drawing for a very nice prize (see below), the size of it is based on participation as well.

    Each Avatar will receive a numbered raffle ticket upon arriving at the event (you may attend both event times but are limited to one ticket). At the end of the Saturday night event, Hannah will roll a random number based on the number of tickets given out. The winning ticket number will receive one of the following, based on attendance size:

    Tier 1: If 25 unique Avatars participate, the grand prize is a 3 Story Row Lot Bundle of your choice
    Tier 2: If 50 unique Avatars participate, the grand prize is the level 1 Tax Free Village POT Bundle of your choice
    Tier 3: If 75 or more unique Avatars participate, the grand prize is a Tax Free TOWN POT Bundle of your choice!!!

    The grand prize winner does not need to be present at the raffle to win; Hannah tracks the owner of each ticket that is handed out. Hannah will contact the winner to inform them of the prize, ask which style of bundle is preferred and obtain an email address to transfer the bundle to.

    The bundle will be purchased and given to the winner during the next Postmortem event, for a few reasons - 1) to take advantage of the bundle discount and raise money for Port, and 2) to help raise money for sweet postmortem stretch goals!


    We look forward to seeing you at the museum opening!

    Warmest Regards,

    Hannah Alpenglow
     
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    Thanks for an awesome Ripple Effect, everybody! We're finalizing everything and will post the results soon!!!
     
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    OP posted with Ripple Effect results - woot!
     
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    Congrats, well done AERIE Fund and community!
     
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    Congrats! Nice work Aerie Fund.
     
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