CHAINMAIL Co-Author Jeff Perrin Needs Your Help!

Game designer Jeff Perren, who co-authored the original Chainmail game which later inspired Dungeons & Dragons, is in need of help. His daughter is attempting to obtain a stairlift for him, as he is wheelchair-bound and living in unacceptable conditions in a nursing home. The idea is to enable him to move in with his daughter, but for that their home needs to be altered. They're trying to raise $6,000 via Go Fund Me to achieve this goal, and are asking for donations from the gaming community.

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To all our gaming friends: Jeff Perren, the co-author with Gary Gygax of the Chainmail war game in 1971 which would spawn, a few years later, the Dungeons & Dragons game we all know and love, needs our help.

His leg amputated, he now lives away from his family, in a nursing home, and you know how hard it can be on one's morale. Now his daughter, Victoria Ricks Perren-Cserep, has a plan to get him to live in her house, but since he is wheelchair-bound, this means making the house accessible, and this means a stair lift to start and make this workable.

This could mean a big change for Jeff Perren, and that would help greatly in all sorts of ways, psychologically, physically, you name it. Feeling good surrounded by your loved ones goes a long way towards living a good life. So please, consider pitching in, even a buck or two. Any amount matters.

Please also share the link so a maximum of gamers get to know about this. Let's make it happen for Jeff. Thank you very much, friends!

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Just placed a small donation online. A worthy cause indeed. I have never played Chainmail but am very grateful for Mr Perrin's contribution to the table top gaming community. Lets get Jeff home with his loved ones.

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