Extra Life 2013! It’s on!





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.

On November 2nd, 2013, I’ll attempt to play an epic 25 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.

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.

I want to personally thank the following board game publishers, who graciously donated games!

Stronghold Games

Rio Grande Games


Greater Than Games

Eagle-Gryphon Games

Alderac Entertainment Group

Gamewright Games

Pandasaurus Games

Each of these publishers have sent games to Team Troll! What will these games be used for? First and foremost I’m using them to encourage my team members to raise more money for Extra Life. My non-local team members will be receiving a bunch of free games to encourage them to play through their 25 hours and get more people to join them. They can play these games, and in many cases, they’ll be giving them away to folks who’ve donated.

Second, I’ll have a few local team members over to my home for the 25 hour period. We’ll have some new games to play and I expect them to go home with a game or two as well! Everyone wins! 25 hours of tabletop gaming, free games for those who participate, and we’re going to try and raise $500 more than Team Troll raised last year.

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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