GoFundMe for WoD author
I'm pasting the main text from the GFM, cause I never know what to say... But since we've had a lot of WoD Mu* over the years... I thought I would share:
Nicky Rea and Jackie Cassada have been longtime luminaries of the RPG scene. As authors and designers, they worked on hundreds of titles among over a dozen lines, most notably Changeling: The Dreaming, Mage: The Ascension, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Dungeons & Dragons, and Ravenloft. As a couple, they had been together 57 years, defying many obstacles of gender, race, ageism, industry sexism, and social queerphobia. Despite those impediments, their accomplishments as artists, mentors, and friends have been astonishing.
In December 2020, both Nicky and Jackie contracted Covid-19. Nicky survived, with lasting complications; Jackie passed away on December 29. Between the medical bills, ongoing health concerns, funeral expenses, and the ongoing cost of housing, Nicky Rea could use all the help she can get.
Although they've been prolific authors in popular book series, the industry in which they've worked functions on a work-for-hire model. Thus, Nicky and Jackie did not receive royalties for the majority of their work. Now 69 years old, widowed, with major medical and financial concerns, Nicky needs whatever aid fans of their work can spare, as quickly as possible. Without such aid, Nicky, their pets, and their housemate might soon become homeless.
Thank you for any help you can offer.
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I am so incredibly sad right now.
I literally met my husband playing one of their games and they were both always lovely, intelligent, and kind the few times I interacted with them.
Donated and shared.
What? Nooooo. They shaped my teens. Agh.
Checking out the fundme.
Oh my god, and they're two of my favorites, too. :(
Definitely going to be giving to this. So sad for her. For both of them.