What is the Lucca Comics & Games Online Role Donors project and the National Transplant Center, with the collaboration of Players VS Coronavirus?

Last year we told you about the Players VS Coronavirus collective, on the occasion of their online role-play sessions to counter the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, however, Players VS Coronavirus will collaborate with Lucca Comics & Games and the National Transplant Center in a new awareness project: Online Role Donors!

In this article we will talk about the Online Role Donors project, its objectives and the fun activities that will be proposed to you.

The beginning of the project: #donatoridiruolo
The beginning of the project: #donatoridiruolo

Online Role Donors and raising awareness of organ and tissue donations

As described also on the Lucca Comics & Games website, Donatori di Ruolo Online is part of the #donatoridiruolo project.

The first phase of the project: #donatoridiruolo and RPG Night Live

#donatoridiruolo, which you can read more about Thu, is the contribution of Lucca Comics & Games / Lucca Changes to “We give the best of us”, ie the national campaign for the donation and transplantation of organs and tissues. Therefore, #donatoridiruolo was carried out in collaboration with the National Transplant Center and started on 15 October 2020.

Initially, #donatoridiruolo consisted of a series of appointments on the Twitch channel RPG Night Live, in which Nicola DeGobbis of Need Games facilitated Cyberpunk Red to a number of prominent guests, for a total of three role-playing sessions.

Currently, however, #donatoridiruolo has entered a new phase, namely that of Online Role Donors, in collaboration with the collective Players VS Coronavirus.

The new phase of the project in collaboration with Players VS Coronavirus

In 2020, Players VS Coronavirus was created by the association Other When Onlus for, quoting their words, “shorten distances, avoid isolation and allow as many people as possible to play together”. Furthermore, one of the collective's goals was to make their online role-play sessions a permanent event, so that immunosuppressed people could always play safely.

This year, however, Players VS Coronavirus collaborates with Lucca Comics & Games and with the National Transplant Center to propose a series of online role-playing sessions. The peculiarity of these sessions will lie in the fact that they will generally focus on the theme of organ and tissue donation. In this way, it is hoped to sensitize the community of players and role-players to the topic, using the game as a medium.

The poster of Donatori di Ruolo Online
The poster of Donatori di Ruolo Online

The Online Role Donors calendar

The roleplay session calendar is visible at this link and will be updated every week, indicating the titles, dates and times of the following week's sessions.

At the moment, therefore, we have the titles that will be proposed in the week that will go from 9 to 17 January. You will be able to consult them also on the relative Facebook event, but for convenience we also report them here.

Saturday January 9
Sunday January 10
Monday 11 January
Tuesday 12 January
Wednesday 13 January
  • 20.45pm - Massimiliano Maugeri di PvsC, Cyberpunk Red [4-session campaign]
Thursday 14 January
Friday January 15
Saturday January 16
Sunday January 17
The QR Code for the Players VS Coronavirus Discord server, where the Online Role Donors sessions will be held
The QR Code for the Players VS Coronavirus Discord server, where the Online Role Donors sessions will be held

How to register for an Online Role Giver session?

If you want to take this opportunity to address the issue of organ donation and / or to try the proposed role-playing games, you can sign up for one or more sessions.

Registration is completely free and to do it just fill in THIS FORM.

The sessions will all be held online, on the Players VS Coronavirus Discord server, which you can find at this link, its This Page or to the QR Code you see above.

And what do the Atlantean Seekers do?

As you will have easily guessed from the presence of our logo in the poster of the project, we Atlantis Seekers will also participate in Online Role Donors.

In fact, we will bring a themed one-shot towards the end of January. We will reveal more information next week!