Here are three things that don’t normally go together: Hillary Clinton, Kickstarter and Dungeons & Dragons.
For now, they do because one group wants to raise money to hire Clinton to speak and “help us bring our fantasy world to life.”
The only problem for the Dungeons & Dragons group from New York? Surprisingly, they don’t have $200,000, which is what Clinton’s reportedly paid to speak. So naturally, they’re turning to Kickstarter to help. The fundraising campaign is called “Hillary Clinton: The Ultimate Adventure.”
So far, they’re off to a slow start, with a little more than $200 pledged.
“Everyone can benefit from Hillary’s legendary political savvy and top-notch oratory skills. Especially gamers,” writes Jared Logan, who started the effort.
And really, it’s all about the D-word.
“By achieving this goal, we will prove that a democracy is for the people and by the people,” Logan writes. “We will show that even the most disenfranchised and oppressed group in this country (tabletop roleplayers) can still access our nation’s leaders and speak to them face to face.”
And if by some small miracle they not only raise the money, but manage to lure Clinton to New York, she’ll have to forgo the large venue she’saccustomed to — and maybe even duck to avoid hitting her head on some low beams and exposed plumbing.
Why? Because she’d be speaking for an hour, “in Eric’s Dad’s basement in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.”