Oct 182012

24 hours straight, all board games, RPGs and video games, non-stop because I want to help heal kids. **Donate Securely Here**

I’m on a mission to save kids through table top games, and I need your help. Yup, I’m doing another charity thing. It’s a little different this time though.

This time, it’s personal

Boston Children’s Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.

For the past few years, they’ve also been treating my youngest daughter. She was born with a very large, unilateral cleft lip, which extended up through her nose.

Children’s Boston not only corrected her cleft, but they treated her and our whole family with dignity, respect and honest caring. Because of their efforts, the amazing doctors and nursing staff, my daughter will live a normal, cleft and scar free life.

On Oct. 20th, 2012, I’ll attempt to play an epic 24 hour table top game marathon, which I’ll live blog, right here.

It’s my sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support me with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my hospital. I will be joined by my editor Jonathan, who just happens to be the guy who hosts Geeks Explicitly and Wargaming Recon. We’ll be playing games, recording podcasts, hanging out on Google+ and doing everything we can to stay awake.

Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids If you’re interested in RPGs, I’ve got all of my stuff in a single bundle, marked down 77% with profits going to Extra Life.

Last year, Extra Life raised more than 1.2 million dollars to save kids, but in 2012 our goals, just like the needs of the kids we serve, are much, much higher.  All you have to do is go to my Extra Life page and make a donation. Donate a buck, donate more. Every single dollar helps. I’m looking to raise at least $400 – but I’d love to blow that amount away!

Whatever you can do, pledge money, spread this around far and wide or start a pledge page of your own, I, my family and all the kids who need us to go above and beyond appreciate it beyond words.

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

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