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  4. This post was written by fourth-year Extra Lifer Andrew Espinoza playing for Tucson Medical Center. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. The reason I've been involved in this organization so much is for one it is donations that I know get locally used, two they are going to be used for children and their families at these hospitals, and three because I am parent myself of 2 beautiful boys and I know I would want the children's hospital they go to, hopefully not any time soon, that they are equipped and well funded to take care of them. We did once have to go to Boston Children's Hospital when our oldest son was having severe stomach pains and the regular local hospital had us transfer him to there as they would have the equipment needed to see what could possibly have been wrong with him. I was thankful that we had a hospital near by that had the right equipment to make my son as comfortable as possible as well as the right equipment to diagnose him properly especially since at the time he was only 2 years old. You can share your Why I Extra Life story by visiting: childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/guest-post and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help heal kids in hospitals across North America. View full article
  5. This post was written by fourth-year Extra Lifer Andrew Espinoza playing for Tucson Medical Center. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. The reason I've been involved in this organization so much is for one it is donations that I know get locally used, two they are going to be used for children and their families at these hospitals, and three because I am parent myself of 2 beautiful boys and I know I would want the children's hospital they go to, hopefully not any time soon, that they are equipped and well funded to take care of them. We did once have to go to Boston Children's Hospital when our oldest son was having severe stomach pains and the regular local hospital had us transfer him to there as they would have the equipment needed to see what could possibly have been wrong with him. I was thankful that we had a hospital near by that had the right equipment to make my son as comfortable as possible as well as the right equipment to diagnose him properly especially since at the time he was only 2 years old. You can share your Why I Extra Life story by visiting: childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/guest-post and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help heal kids in hospitals across North America.
  6. The Four Kings manage to make it through the body of the enigmatic creature blocking their path only to find themselves facing down a new and deadly danger. Nyaz finally unveils his entire plan for the heist and, most importantly, their escape contingency. We Wanted Adventurers is a liveplay Dungeons & Dragons podcast that follows a motley trio of unlikely heroes as they bumble into adventures both big and small across the fantastical continent of Nevarrone. For the uninitiated, a liveplay podcast features an unscripted recording of a traditional tabletop roleplaying game, with all of the goofs and drama that comes with the territory. If you've never listened to the show before, here's a handy playlist to get you caught up. "Interloper" "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. You can follow the show on Twitter for updates. Let us know what you think of the show! We know that some parts of it are a bit bumpy, but I hope it doesn't get in the way of your enjoyment as we all learn and grow together. Thank you for listening! New episodes of We Wanted Adventurers will be released every Wednesday One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!
  7. The Four Kings manage to make it through the body of the enigmatic creature blocking their path only to find themselves facing down a new and deadly danger. Nyaz finally unveils his entire plan for the heist and, most importantly, their escape contingency. We Wanted Adventurers is a liveplay Dungeons & Dragons podcast that follows a motley trio of unlikely heroes as they bumble into adventures both big and small across the fantastical continent of Nevarrone. For the uninitiated, a liveplay podcast features an unscripted recording of a traditional tabletop roleplaying game, with all of the goofs and drama that comes with the territory. If you've never listened to the show before, here's a handy playlist to get you caught up. "Interloper" "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. You can follow the show on Twitter for updates. Let us know what you think of the show! We know that some parts of it are a bit bumpy, but I hope it doesn't get in the way of your enjoyment as we all learn and grow together. Thank you for listening! New episodes of We Wanted Adventurers will be released every Wednesday One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! View full article
  8. Long ago, lost in the mists of time, there existed a period before Early Access. In that backward stone age, physically packaged discs or snail-paced internet connections allowed players to try a sliver of gameplay from their most anticipated upcoming releases. These "demos" became a small subgenre all their own, sometimes possessing features or entertaining bugs the final version of the game lacked. However, as the eons passed, demos were slowly phased out by public betas and Early Access development cycles. The golden age of demos has certainly concluded, but some rare examples can still be found for certain games. Canadian studio Brace Yourself Games have released a demo for their delightful musical romp Cadence of Hyrule. The developers of Crypt of the Necrodancer had originally approached Nintendo to create DLC for their game themed after The Legend of Zelda and got the green light. As the project took shape, it slowly expanded in scope until Brace Yourself Games found itself developing an entire standalone title set within The Legend of Zelda universe. It also serves as a sequel of sorts to Crypt of the Necrodancer itself with the protagonist from the first game finding herself transported to a Hyrule in need of a hero. Cadence of Hyrule takes the beat-hopping mechanics from Crypt of the Necrodancer and applies it to a classic top-down The Legend of Zelda title. The grid-based world requires players hop from square to square in time with the boppin' rhythms of revamped tunes familiar to fans of the Zelda series. Attacks must also be timed alongside maneuvers. Being able to master movement and offense paves the way for players to unlock new weapons, movement options, items, and upgrades. Players will have to use their entire arsenal of abilities to defeat the four lieutenants of Octavo and learn his secrets. The demo offers players the opportunity to learn the mechanics, solve some puzzles, and gather power on their way to defeat the first of the game's bosses. If you're interested in checking it out for yourself, you can download the demo for Cadence of Hyrule from the eShop. It originally launched last week region locked for European audiences, but now the demo is available in North America, as well. If you are on the fence about Cadence of Hyrule, now is the best time to pop in the demo and see if the sweet soundtrack and gameplay mechanics are your jam. If you crave more Cadence of Hyrule content, be sure to catch this discussion of how games can just be joyful and good - and how sometimes that's all we need them to be at certain moments in our lives. One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!
  9. Long ago, lost in the mists of time, there existed a period before Early Access. In that backward stone age, physically packaged discs or snail-paced internet connections allowed players to try a sliver of gameplay from their most anticipated upcoming releases. These "demos" became a small subgenre all their own, sometimes possessing features or entertaining bugs the final version of the game lacked. However, as the eons passed, demos were slowly phased out by public betas and Early Access development cycles. The golden age of demos has certainly concluded, but some rare examples can still be found for certain games. Canadian studio Brace Yourself Games have released a demo for their delightful musical romp Cadence of Hyrule. The developers of Crypt of the Necrodancer had originally approached Nintendo to create DLC for their game themed after The Legend of Zelda and got the green light. As the project took shape, it slowly expanded in scope until Brace Yourself Games found itself developing an entire standalone title set within The Legend of Zelda universe. It also serves as a sequel of sorts to Crypt of the Necrodancer itself with the protagonist from the first game finding herself transported to a Hyrule in need of a hero. Cadence of Hyrule takes the beat-hopping mechanics from Crypt of the Necrodancer and applies it to a classic top-down The Legend of Zelda title. The grid-based world requires players hop from square to square in time with the boppin' rhythms of revamped tunes familiar to fans of the Zelda series. Attacks must also be timed alongside maneuvers. Being able to master movement and offense paves the way for players to unlock new weapons, movement options, items, and upgrades. Players will have to use their entire arsenal of abilities to defeat the four lieutenants of Octavo and learn his secrets. The demo offers players the opportunity to learn the mechanics, solve some puzzles, and gather power on their way to defeat the first of the game's bosses. If you're interested in checking it out for yourself, you can download the demo for Cadence of Hyrule from the eShop. It originally launched last week region locked for European audiences, but now the demo is available in North America, as well. If you are on the fence about Cadence of Hyrule, now is the best time to pop in the demo and see if the sweet soundtrack and gameplay mechanics are your jam. If you crave more Cadence of Hyrule content, be sure to catch this discussion of how games can just be joyful and good - and how sometimes that's all we need them to be at certain moments in our lives. One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! View full article
  10. Fire Emblem Awakening released in North America back in 2013. Intended to be the final swansong of the franchise, it instead found success on a magnitude it the series had never seen before. Critics and players alike praised its new focus on accessibility and the centrality of the support conversations between characters. These changes allowed everyone to experience a much wider swath of Fire Emblem Awakening's content and word of mouth managed to make the turn-based strategy title one of the most popular games for Nintendo's 3DS. This week we are joined by Julian Rizzo-Smith to talk all things Fire Emblem and figure out if Fire Emblem Awakening is one of the best games of all-time! Each week on The Best Games Period, we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative. Outro music: Super Smash Bros. Melee 'Together, We Fly' by PRYZM (https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03202) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available, as well! Follow Julian Rizzo-Smith on Twitter: @GayWeebDisaster If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! View full article
  11. Fire Emblem Awakening released in North America back in 2013. Intended to be the final swansong of the franchise, it instead found success on a magnitude it the series had never seen before. Critics and players alike praised its new focus on accessibility and the centrality of the support conversations between characters. These changes allowed everyone to experience a much wider swath of Fire Emblem Awakening's content and word of mouth managed to make the turn-based strategy title one of the most popular games for Nintendo's 3DS. This week we are joined by Julian Rizzo-Smith to talk all things Fire Emblem and figure out if Fire Emblem Awakening is one of the best games of all-time! Each week on The Best Games Period, we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative. Outro music: Super Smash Bros. Melee 'Together, We Fly' by PRYZM (https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03202) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available, as well! Follow Julian Rizzo-Smith on Twitter: @GayWeebDisaster If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!
  12. Yeah, it doesn't seem as peaceable as previous years. Though I must admit I've never used it myself really. Testing it from my aol address and sending to a gmail addy it didn't render into the nice pretty image and simple showed the html code I pasted in. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ o/ ;~)
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    I just signed up for this years marathon and accidentally made another account for my son, so now he's on my team twice. Is there a way to delete the duplicate so it doesn't confuse people who might be wanting to donate to him specifically? I just spent a good 30 minutes trying to figure out a way to do so. I'm in control of his account but I can not find something to deactivate of removed the duplicate account from the team page. I would prefer to keep his old account since this is our second year doing this and delete the new account. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!
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  17. Ah, August. The bees are buzzing, the birds are singing, and the dice are clacking. Tabletop Appreciation Weekend will be held later this month, August 24-25, acting as an opportunity to remind Extra Lifers across North America that players can raise money year-round and participation isn't limited to video gamers. With the magical weekend fast approaching, we thought it would be the perfect time to highlight a few of the most amazing tabletop Extra Lifers in our wonderful community. On his 6th year of supporting Extra Life, Harrison Guzman strives to use his love of tabletop gaming to do his best for the kids in his community. He plays for Connecticut Children's in an effort to incorporate board games into his efforts to help others. “I started doing research about ways to use what I did with my time — playing board games — for a better cause,” said Harrison told us last year. “Younger people think philanthropy is not something they can incorporate into their lives,” he continued, “but Extra Life lets them know that you don’t have to step out of your comfort zone.” This year, he attended Extra Life United where he was part of the six person team who won almost $40,000 in donations for Connecticut Children's in the gaming tournaments. Stephanie Straw stands out as one of Extra Life's biggest advocates. She works at Funko as a producer and last month appeared on a stream with our very own Lou Adducci and Miracle Child Ethan McKinney. She was able to show off Funko's latest game, Funkoverse, a new strategy tabletop game. Being on the developer end of tabletop gaming, Stephanie has been able to combine her passion for tabletop gaming, Funko, and Extra Life thanks to events like Gen Con and Tabletop Appreciation Weekend. Stephanie and her iconic unicorn onesie have been a hallmark of Extra Life's Game Day events for years, we wouldn't be the same without her. Lucas Fox stands as one of the tabletop gamers who has been with us since the beginning. 2019 marks his ninth year of participation to raise funds for Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center and puts in extra time as the Extra Life Albany Guild president. He and the guild have made it a tradition to go to the hospital and take board games to spend the day playing with the kids struggling to get better. This year, he's trying to make the most of this year to honor the memory of Maddox Hyde who lost his battle with cancer on January 23, 2019. Extra Life is made infinitely richer and better with the help of Harrison, Stephanie, and Lucas. And Extra Life is more than just three people. Every one of you who spends time helping to raise money or awareness for the kids, thank you. You are making a tangible difference in the lives of children in your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Using board games and tabletop roleplaying games to improve the lives of kids by using them to raise money or to help kids pass the time in the hospital can be so, so powerful. Let's keep moving forward and gaming For The Kids. One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! View full article
  18. Ah, August. The bees are buzzing, the birds are singing, and the dice are clacking. Tabletop Appreciation Weekend will be held later this month, August 24-25, acting as an opportunity to remind Extra Lifers across North America that players can raise money year-round and participation isn't limited to video gamers. With the magical weekend fast approaching, we thought it would be the perfect time to highlight a few of the most amazing tabletop Extra Lifers in our wonderful community. On his 6th year of supporting Extra Life, Harrison Guzman strives to use his love of tabletop gaming to do his best for the kids in his community. He plays for Connecticut Children's in an effort to incorporate board games into his efforts to help others. “I started doing research about ways to use what I did with my time — playing board games — for a better cause,” said Harrison told us last year. “Younger people think philanthropy is not something they can incorporate into their lives,” he continued, “but Extra Life lets them know that you don’t have to step out of your comfort zone.” This year, he attended Extra Life United where he was part of the six person team who won almost $40,000 in donations for Connecticut Children's in the gaming tournaments. Stephanie Straw stands out as one of Extra Life's biggest advocates. She works at Funko as a producer and last month appeared on a stream with our very own Lou Adducci and Miracle Child Ethan McKinney. She was able to show off Funko's latest game, Funkoverse, a new strategy tabletop game. Being on the developer end of tabletop gaming, Stephanie has been able to combine her passion for tabletop gaming, Funko, and Extra Life thanks to events like Gen Con and Tabletop Appreciation Weekend. Stephanie and her iconic unicorn onesie have been a hallmark of Extra Life's Game Day events for years, we wouldn't be the same without her. Lucas Fox stands as one of the tabletop gamers who has been with us since the beginning. 2019 marks his ninth year of participation to raise funds for Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center and puts in extra time as the Extra Life Albany Guild president. He and the guild have made it a tradition to go to the hospital and take board games to spend the day playing with the kids struggling to get better. This year, he's trying to make the most of this year to honor the memory of Maddox Hyde who lost his battle with cancer on January 23, 2019. Extra Life is made infinitely richer and better with the help of Harrison, Stephanie, and Lucas. And Extra Life is more than just three people. Every one of you who spends time helping to raise money or awareness for the kids, thank you. You are making a tangible difference in the lives of children in your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Using board games and tabletop roleplaying games to improve the lives of kids by using them to raise money or to help kids pass the time in the hospital can be so, so powerful. Let's keep moving forward and gaming For The Kids. One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!
  19. This post was written by fourth-year Extra Lifer Jeff Prebeg playing for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. 3 years ago, I saw a Facebook post by a friend about a 24-hour gaming marathon that benefits sick kids. As a life-long gamer and an inherent fan of challenges, I signed up, picked my local hospital and didn’t think much of it. Game day came and went and I was somehow able to raise $200 by playing World of Warcraft. It was fun and then I went back to my regular life. I got an email in January of the next year (2018) to join my local guilds’ kick-off meeting. Again, I was bored and had nothing to do that day so I went for it, unbeknownst to me, that my life would significantly change. I met my local guild and in particular a local legend of sorts, Richard Moser. His vigor and excitement for Extra Life was palpable. He had tattoos, both gaming and Extra Life related, which really spoke to me and to the content of his character. We became friends and over the course of 2018 we bonded, especially at volunteer events. So much so, that we ended up becoming President (him) and Vice-President (myself) of the local guild for 2019. We had this information of our new roles just after game day, so when a new outreach opportunity presented itself, we were the leaders in working on it. Maddox Hyde, a 14-year old, had just been informed that his cancer had reached the breaking point of the aid doctors could provide and there was nothing more that could be done. He had heard about Extra Life days before and wanted to do his own game day so that “he could be remembered as a champion and not just another kid with cancer.” Mr. Moser and myself helped to get things organized so he could do just that. Little did we know the impact he’d have. His game day went off without a hitch. We, as an Extra Life community poured our all into advertising, much with the hashtag #TeamMaddoxEL. In the singular week preceding his game day, he was at around $5k raised by the day of his game day, $7k by the time his stream started, and by the end of the year he was well over $15k raised! This community of gamers from all over the world came together to help a kid they didn’t know have a wonderful time and set a record for Pittsburgh. On January 23rd, he lost his fight and the world lost a champion. For his efforts he was posthumously awarded the 2019 Youth Fundraiser Award from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. Now, my game day was in November of 2018 and I had achieved a donation incentive to get an Extra Life tattoo, much as a result of Mr. Moser’s tattoo. I just didn’t know, at the time, what I wanted. After my experience with Maddox, all my thoughts on Extra Life coalesced and I knew just what I wanted. With the help of fellow Extra Lifer, Ashley Farkas, who drew up the design, I got my memorial to Maddox and a tribute to the amazing community and life-long friends I made with Extra Life permanently on my body. Maddox’s Twitch account name was MadGhost0821 and as such my design was a mad ghost holding a sign emblazoned with the letter FTK, our mantra “For The Kids”. When I started three years ago, I was a lone guy who cared about Extra Life only on game day and just the gaming marathon aspect of it. Now, thanks to #TeamMaddoxEL, I fundraise 365 days a year and just can’t see a world where I don’t Extra Life. Jeff Prebeg is a three year Extra Lifer who is also on the Extra Life official stream team. Hailing from the Steel City (Pittsburgh, PA) Jeff uses his passion for gaming, particular retro-gaming and speedrunning, for good. You can share your Why I Extra Life story by visiting: childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/guest-post and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help heal kids in hospitals across North America. View full article
  20. This post was written by fourth-year Extra Lifer Jeff Prebeg playing for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. You can learn more about Extra Life at extra-life.org. 3 years ago, I saw a Facebook post by a friend about a 24-hour gaming marathon that benefits sick kids. As a life-long gamer and an inherent fan of challenges, I signed up, picked my local hospital and didn’t think much of it. Game day came and went and I was somehow able to raise $200 by playing World of Warcraft. It was fun and then I went back to my regular life. I got an email in January of the next year (2018) to join my local guilds’ kick-off meeting. Again, I was bored and had nothing to do that day so I went for it, unbeknownst to me, that my life would significantly change. I met my local guild and in particular a local legend of sorts, Richard Moser. His vigor and excitement for Extra Life was palpable. He had tattoos, both gaming and Extra Life related, which really spoke to me and to the content of his character. We became friends and over the course of 2018 we bonded, especially at volunteer events. So much so, that we ended up becoming President (him) and Vice-President (myself) of the local guild for 2019. We had this information of our new roles just after game day, so when a new outreach opportunity presented itself, we were the leaders in working on it. Maddox Hyde, a 14-year old, had just been informed that his cancer had reached the breaking point of the aid doctors could provide and there was nothing more that could be done. He had heard about Extra Life days before and wanted to do his own game day so that “he could be remembered as a champion and not just another kid with cancer.” Mr. Moser and myself helped to get things organized so he could do just that. Little did we know the impact he’d have. His game day went off without a hitch. We, as an Extra Life community poured our all into advertising, much with the hashtag #TeamMaddoxEL. In the singular week preceding his game day, he was at around $5k raised by the day of his game day, $7k by the time his stream started, and by the end of the year he was well over $15k raised! This community of gamers from all over the world came together to help a kid they didn’t know have a wonderful time and set a record for Pittsburgh. On January 23rd, he lost his fight and the world lost a champion. For his efforts he was posthumously awarded the 2019 Youth Fundraiser Award from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. Now, my game day was in November of 2018 and I had achieved a donation incentive to get an Extra Life tattoo, much as a result of Mr. Moser’s tattoo. I just didn’t know, at the time, what I wanted. After my experience with Maddox, all my thoughts on Extra Life coalesced and I knew just what I wanted. With the help of fellow Extra Lifer, Ashley Farkas, who drew up the design, I got my memorial to Maddox and a tribute to the amazing community and life-long friends I made with Extra Life permanently on my body. Maddox’s Twitch account name was MadGhost0821 and as such my design was a mad ghost holding a sign emblazoned with the letter FTK, our mantra “For The Kids”. When I started three years ago, I was a lone guy who cared about Extra Life only on game day and just the gaming marathon aspect of it. Now, thanks to #TeamMaddoxEL, I fundraise 365 days a year and just can’t see a world where I don’t Extra Life. Jeff Prebeg is a three year Extra Lifer who is also on the Extra Life official stream team. Hailing from the Steel City (Pittsburgh, PA) Jeff uses his passion for gaming, particular retro-gaming and speedrunning, for good. You can share your Why I Extra Life story by visiting: childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/guest-post and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help heal kids in hospitals across North America.
  21. International Arena Soccer action returns to the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho when the U.S. National Arena Soccer Team (USNAST) hosts Team Mexico on Saturday, August 24th at 7 PM. Included in this year’s roster is U.S. soccer legend Landon Donovan, who will play for Team USA during the match. Donovan is the all-time leader in assists for the U.S. men’s national team while also sharing the all-time scoring lead with Clint Dempsey as well as owning the second-most international caps. Donovan won a record six MLS Cups, owns the league’s all-time record for assists at 136, and is now the namesake for the league’s MVP award—the Landon Donovan MVP Award. This match is presented by the New Mexico Runners Professional Arena Soccer team of the Major Arena Soccer League 2 and the Santa Ana Star Center. Doors open at 6 PM and game kicks off at 7 PM. Call 505-891-7319 for ticket or buy online: BUY TICKETS HERE
  22. As Arakiel, Pribi, Sean, and Nyaz make their way through South Gate's sewer system, they encounter a magical darkness. With some trepidation, they enter, passing into a warped and twisted realm. Will they survive their encounter with the Demon of the Deep? We Wanted Adventurers is a liveplay Dungeons & Dragons podcast that follows a motley trio of unlikely heroes as they bumble into adventures both big and small across the fantastical continent of Nevarrone. For the uninitiated, a liveplay podcast features an unscripted recording of a traditional tabletop roleplaying game, with all of the goofs and drama that comes with the territory. If you've never listened to the show before, here's a handy playlist to get you caught up. You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. You can follow the show on Twitter for updates. Let us know what you think of the show! We know that some parts of it are a bit bumpy, but I hope it doesn't get in the way of your enjoyment as we all learn and grow together. Thank you for listening! New episodes of We Wanted Adventurers will be released every Wednesday One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!
  23. As Arakiel, Pribi, Sean, and Nyaz make their way through South Gate's sewer system, they encounter a magical darkness. With some trepidation, they enter, passing into a warped and twisted realm. Will they survive their encounter with the Demon of the Deep? We Wanted Adventurers is a liveplay Dungeons & Dragons podcast that follows a motley trio of unlikely heroes as they bumble into adventures both big and small across the fantastical continent of Nevarrone. For the uninitiated, a liveplay podcast features an unscripted recording of a traditional tabletop roleplaying game, with all of the goofs and drama that comes with the territory. If you've never listened to the show before, here's a handy playlist to get you caught up. You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. You can follow the show on Twitter for updates. Let us know what you think of the show! We know that some parts of it are a bit bumpy, but I hope it doesn't get in the way of your enjoyment as we all learn and grow together. Thank you for listening! New episodes of We Wanted Adventurers will be released every Wednesday One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! View full article
  24. If you navigate to your page and scroll to the bottom, you should see something for embedding an iframe at the bottom right. I copied that, myself, and tested it but it didn't work in Outlook for me. I heard that you should be able to embed this in Outlook, but it only showed text; maybe my settings are off. I also read that these things may be blocked by email clients, anyways.
  25. Hey everyone, In the past there was a way to add a badge in your email signature (i had it in outlook) to showcase people what % of your goal you had raised and allow people to click through to your fundraising page. Maybe i am just blind but i cannot seem to find that for this year's (2019) event. Anyone know where i can find this? Thanks
  26. Life's kinda hard and scary right now. A lot of bad things are happening in the world, putting many of us on edge. For a good number of us, that means we keep our heads down and deal with those challenges as best we can. It's a situation that can grind you down over time. It gets harder to find hope and joy and easier to find despair. It's rough. It's times like these that I particularly appreciate the games that rejoice in being delightful. Recently, I had the pleasure of playing through Cadence of Hyrule, a game released back in June for the Nintendo Switch. It's one of the first indie-developed Legend of Zelda titles in ages. The fact that it exists at all seems miraculous, growing out of a proposed piece of DLC for the indie hit Crypt of the NecroDancer by Brace Yourself Games into a fully-fledged game set in the fictional kingdom of Hyrule. Cadence of Hyrule seems like an oasis of hope in the current times. It offers a safe haven and a chance to recharge our batteries by focusing our attention, if only for a little while, on a bright, boppin' land of adventure and music. I get a bit personal in this off-the-cuff ramble on this singular title, but sometimes games hit us in the right place at the right time and help us in profound ways. Outro music: Bomberman Hero 'Post Hyper Room' by Chris Belair (https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03943) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available, as well! If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!
  27. Life's kinda hard and scary right now. A lot of bad things are happening in the world, putting many of us on edge. For a good number of us, that means we keep our heads down and deal with those challenges as best we can. It's a situation that can grind you down over time. It gets harder to find hope and joy and easier to find despair. It's rough. It's times like these that I particularly appreciate the games that rejoice in being delightful. Recently, I had the pleasure of playing through Cadence of Hyrule, a game released back in June for the Nintendo Switch. It's one of the first indie-developed Legend of Zelda titles in ages. The fact that it exists at all seems miraculous, growing out of a proposed piece of DLC for the indie hit Crypt of the NecroDancer by Brace Yourself Games into a fully-fledged game set in the fictional kingdom of Hyrule. Cadence of Hyrule seems like an oasis of hope in the current times. It offers a safe haven and a chance to recharge our batteries by focusing our attention, if only for a little while, on a bright, boppin' land of adventure and music. I get a bit personal in this off-the-cuff ramble on this singular title, but sometimes games hit us in the right place at the right time and help us in profound ways. Outro music: Bomberman Hero 'Post Hyper Room' by Chris Belair (https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03943) You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available, as well! If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday One of the common misconceptions about Extra Life is that someone can only participate if they play video games. Not true! Extra Life supports and encourages all kinds of play. To that end, we have been supporting Tabletop Appreciation Weekend for the past few years. This year, the event takes place August 24-25th and will be a time for players to gather together and play board games for the kids. Learn more about Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend and be sure to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! View full article
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