For all gamers in the Lancaster PA area, Save Against Fear 2014 is shaping up for its fourth year running! Save Against Fear is a charity fund raiser that is run by The Bodhana Group, a non-profit organization with two missions. One is reducing the impact of sexual abuse, through community speaking, training and treatment and advocating the use of role playing and board games as therapeutic tools. All proceeds go to the projects of The Bodhana Group, including speaking engagements, development of a therapeutic board game, the writing of a book on how to use Role Playing Games therapeutically without losing the fun, as well as benefitting the charities of Masonic Lodge #43, who is hosting our event at the Lancaster Masonic Center, 213 West Chestnut St., Lancaster PA over the weekend of September 12th through the 14th.
This year's con theme is WWYCD - What Would Your Character Do? It is our call to ask every gamer, if you were in a moment where you were faced with a difficult decision, think through your options with this simple little question. We play characters in RPG that are larger than ourselves, and these alternate personas allow us to learn incredible things about ourselves. Things we may want to aspire towards, or things we may want to avoid being. They may give us the chance to explore interactions with others and learn new ways to approach situations. But additionally, this theme speaks to our other mission. If you see something occurring that you know should be said, speak up, look inside of yourself to find your character. The quality of a hero that lives and breathes within you. You don't need a sword to speak out against abuse, or an epic shield to gain the courage to speak to someone who can help. Join us in celebrating this idea and forming the biggest and bravest party that fights against hidden secrets and for safety for all.