The Crawl has ended, but the loot was eye-boggling! Although many characters died in funnel games, their sacrifice was not in vain!

THANK YOU, all our tremendous donors, for contributing to The Jerry Stefek Memorial Crawl for the Cure 2020! Gamers and friends raised $1,527.17 between the Jerry Stefek Memorial site and PayPal to aid in cancer research and support! We are amazed by your support this year, and we hope to extend further and do more Good next year!

Check out the Treasure Room for the event: 66 Crawler Donations and 20 Monster Donations (>$25) led us up to our total! FUN STUFF!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors contributing their awesome work to our donors: Goodman Games, Purple Sorcerer Games, Stiff Whiskers Press, Gamehole Publishing, Troll Lord Games, 2 Old Guy Games, and Doug Kovacs/

Please visit their sites and take a look at their extraordinary products:

Thank you also to Goodman Games and Troll Lord Games for hosting us during openings in their broadcast schedule on Twitch!

A very special thank you to Steve Seminerio and Hazel Welch for putting in the long hours with me to make this event a possibility – it would not have happened without you!

Thank you to our GMs, DM Nick and CK Jim for all their hard work getting their excellent adventures online for your enjoyment and spending the additional time working with us to get it through to Twitch for the viewers. Your time and talents are invaluable to the cause!

Thank you players for spending your day playing adventures with us and entertaining our audience! A very special thank you to Edwin Nagy and Rom Elwell for playing every game from start to finish (14 hours+!) to bring on the fun! Without the masterful tutelage of Edwin and his other artisans at Team Neg (, the Crawl for the Cure would never have existed!

We do have some raffle prizes to determine that our tired admins lost in the cracks and we’ll get the communications out to everybody for their prizes very soon. It was an amazing event and we hope to make it all the better next year. Thank you, all, for helping us spread Good through this event!

One week to go!

Hard at work testing for The Jerry Stefek Memorial Crawl for the Cure 2020 with Steve and Hazel! A disturbing snack choice of squishy sea gummies with a disconcerting Cthulhu cultist and her dog enjoying the tentacle attack… (They are tasty, though!)

Things are looking way cool and Haze helped me update the site quite a bit. ( Check it out for the game schedule and raffle update as well as our player roster! We have a fine RPG pedigree joining the event as players including the Roadworthy Jeff Bernstein (Purple Sorcerer funnel!), Glowburn’s past host and author Forrest Aguirre (Dark Trails demo funnel!), Spellburn’s Julian Bernick (Castles & Crusades) and Edwin Nagy (from the Skype of Cthulhu podcast, who will be in all day for THE LONG HAUL)! The OBS is shaping up pretty and is going to be a barrel o’ fun! Please check out the site for game day Twitch viewing and donation details for December 12th! We’d be honored to see you there! Thanks, all!


Some more “why we do what we do”: The American Cancer Society provides support and learning for patients and their families in difficult times. In the year not to be named, you can only imagine the additional stress this year’s COVID-19 spread adds to the already stressful holidays for patients in a stressed and weakened state from their disease. This article provides great advice for coping with the holidays not only for patients, but also for loved ones who have experienced loss. Please donate and help us to provide support for those who can benefit from ACS funded aid!

American Cancer Society Spotlight: Diet and Physical Activity Guidelines

An example of what your donations go to! In this article, the American Cancer Society has updated the guidelines of the best practices to keep you and your family healthy and cancer-free. Please donate on December 12th and help ACS do this great work!

TJSMCftC 2020 Audio Spot!

We’ve put together an audio spot for The Jerry Stefek Memorial Crawl for the Cure 2020!

We’ve put together this audio spot to spread the word about the Crawl, with incredible royalty free music from Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech! If you know of any suitable podcast that may be interested in spreading the word, please contact us at so we can help spread the word! Thank you!

“Hero Down” Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License 


We have settled on a date! We’ll be running the play-a-thon style Jerry Stefek Memorial Crawl for the Cure on Saturday, December 12th starting at 10 AM CST! Many games, great players, and we hope many dollars will be raised for the American Cancer Society in Jerry’s name! Watch on us Twitch channel DCC Mayhem to catch all the adventure!

Join us to pledge your loot to this great cause – all collected donations minus transaction fees from the collecting entities (GoFundMe and PayPal, see the fees detail page) will be given to the American Cancer Society for their great work! You donations will put you in hourly drawings during our event for exciting RPG products from our generous sponsors!

Your donations can also influence the game play as you watch! Throw some crazy into the games – you deserve it! Your charitable donations will give this world incredible things, and we want you to reap the rewards of our appreciation for your help with the cause. Give our Game Masters and players some chewy good chaos to chew on, or give the players a boon to survive the next encounter; it’s all up to you!

All donations over $3 will physically receive the collectable poker chip token of The Jerry Stefek Memorial Crawl for the Cure 2020 and the chip from the first crawl in 2019, mailed to your door! (While supplies last.) Let your Good Karma be your Fleeting Luck!

Details will be supplied in the upcoming weeks – thank you for your support and we hope to see you online to cheer us on for the Crawl for the Cure!!!!


We are proud to announce we have commissioned Doug Kovacs, artist and illustrator extraordinaire to immortalize Jerry in Kovacsian style as one of Jerry’s favorite race/class combinations – the gnome thief-illusionist! Thank you, Doug for taking the time out of your busy schedule for this very special charity artwork! We are awed being able to have Jerry live on from your talents! THANK YOU!!!

Doug generously provided the original which will be given to Jerry’s daughter, Amanda, as a special memoir of The Jerry Stefek Memorial Crawl for the Cure 2020!


It’s Gamehole Con time of year, and the JSMCftC 2020 is not far behind! We are planning to run the virtual event as a “telethon” style gaming event where Jerry’s friends play for the day and solicit your generous donations for a great cause, The American Cancer Society. We will be running the event after Virtual Gamehole Con on  the Twitch channel DCC Mayhem in order to get the best turnout for your life-giving donations! The date is tentatively set for Saturday, November 14th, 2020, but nothing is in stone, so keep your eyes peeled here!

We have awesome PDF pledges to raffle to donors from Goodman GamesPurple Sorcerer GamesStiff Whiskers Press and the convention home of the Crawl, Gamehole Con has pledged to contribute some PDFs from Gamehole Publishing! In fact, Purple Sorcerer Games will provide all donors a free DriveThruRPG download code for their Perils of the Sunken City PDF! Donate to a great cause and cure that roleplaying sweet tooth at the same time!

All donations over $3 will also receive not only a poker chip token of our appreciation commemorating the 2020 Crawl, but also a token for the 2019 Crawl for the Cure! (While supplies last.) Let your Good Karma be your Fleeting Luck!

We hope you will join us for this special event commemorating a great gamer who did so much for his friends and community! I suspect Jerry’s spirit may be with us to charge (or, if you know Jerry – HINDER) his friends’ die rolls for the his delight in the making! Please join us to give money to this great organization of support, information and prevention! Thank you!


Sorry this is late folks – I think we’re all in the very strange circumstances of COVID-19 grip; unfortunately my work load went up for the duration (thank you, tech!) and it slipped my mind to update here. Gary Con XII was cancelled (although we all played virtually!), but in the good news, they will be opening with reduced capacity next year, so keep the faith for this awesome convention!

However, we’re in sight of Virtual Gamehole Con, and the 2020 event will be coming up in no time! See the next post!