Sep 242014

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Extra Life is rapidly approaching and I find myself at 25% of my $2500 goal. I know we can do this! So, I’m going to sweeten the pot a bit. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be giving away several games. How do you get entered into this? Simply donate! Anyone who donates to my Extra Life campaign will be automatically entered to win.

What’s the loot? Here it is!

Week of September 29th – October 4th: Win a copy of The Resistance from Indie Boards and Cards

Argyle & Crew: The Sock Puppet RPG by Troll in the Corner

Week of October 5th – October 10th: Win a copy of  High Command by Privateer Press

Zombies – Shambling and Hungry by Troll in the Corner

All it takes is a $1 donation to be entered. Of course, we’d all love it if you donated more! A huge thanks to Indie Boards and Cards and Privateer Press for donating these and other titles to the cause!


The Pitch – What is this Extra Life thing anyway?

Dear Friends and Family,

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.

Children’s Hospital of Boston 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 to gosh caring. Because of their efforts, the amazing doctors and nursing staff, my daughter will live a normal, pain and scar free life. By the time this fundraiser happens, she will have gone through her fourth operation since she was 2 years old.

On October 25th, 2014, I’ll attempt to play an epic 24 hour game marathon and 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’m doing this a bit differently this year too! I’ve contacted a number of game publishers and am getting lots of games donated! I plan on having a mini-convention in my home with prizes in the form of board games! I also have a few members on Team Troll who I’ll be sending games too. They’re free to use them during their 24 hours of play, and also to give them away to encourage their friends to donate!

Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.

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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