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    Hello! Yes, your page will still be active actually until the end of the year. Good Luck with the Stream!
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    I joined Extra Life 3 years ago on a whim just to see if I could do the 24 hour gaming challenge. After that game day I got a message to join the local guild. I did that and from there found the twitch side of EL. I applied to become a mod and have met so many incredible people and have accomplished alot. It's done wonders for my mental health alone. But then last november I learned about Maddox. Maddox was a local teenager who had terminal cancer and wanted to do his own "game day stream" to help raise money. His goal was to be remembered as a champion and not just another kid with cancer. I, with the help of guild president Richard Moser (Yinz all know him, haha), got him up and running on Twitch. Along with the help of several other Extra-Lifers we were able to help Maddox raise over $16k, a record for our hospital. On my game day I had a donation incentive to get an Extra Life tattoo. Mid January Maddox bravely lost his fight and I knew what I wanted my tattoo to be. Maddox is why I Extra Life now. His Twitch name was MadGhost0821. AshleyAwoww, a stream team member, was the one who drew this up and I just got it on Friday.
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    You are a saint, sir. All I really want every year are the text files so that I can change how they look to suit my design. So many of the other apps available force design/colour/font choices on me. Edit: I'm sorry but I'm not educated enough to run this application. I downloaded that Node program but it's just a command prompt? I don't understand anything I'm looking at in that zip package. Update: MajorLinux helped me, it turns out I had to use the command prompt in Windows to run this, Notepad to edit in my Extra Life participant ID. It works, thanks again! Update: I also figured out how to edit the file so it spits out team info instead of participant, which was my ultimate goal! Replace user ID with team ID, then edit a couple lines of code so it points to the teams directory instead of the participant directory.
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    This was long over due but here is my Extra Life tattoo in all it's glory.
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    Hey All! Inspired by @herobyclicking's post http://community.extra-life.org/forums/topic/2625-seeking-big-hearted-gamers-for-spotlight-interviews/ I wanted to start this one asking what "Extra Life" tattoos or inspired tattoos do yall have? Or have seen?! Post! Post! Post! o/
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    Hey Jeff! Welcome! as a Canadian guild leader (from the Ottawa guild!), please let me assure you that Extra Life and DonorDrive have heard our pleas for more Canadian dollar friendliness! we’re also working with DonorDrive on various ideas we’d love to have implemented. it’s still early days for incentives and milestones, but they’ve confirmed they’re working on things and open to feedback and suggestions! If you haven’t already, please join us on Discord! There’s a channel dedicated to DonorDrive, with direct access to their team! Take your list of ideas over there, and they’ll add them to the growing list to visit. I know one of the issues is getting both currencies to play together nicely, which is why we’re limited in this gradual roll out. https://discord.gg/extralife4kids should let you hop right in! Regarding completing your profile: it should allow you to select your corresponding hospital foundation - I was able to select mine. If not, send an email to support@extra-life dot org so they can take a look (you may get a response in here about that sooner, but it is the second day after Game Day so it may be quiet for a wee bit). Cheers, kavmac
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    I need to have my donation page restored by the tech support crew, but the response said that I will get an answer in 2-3 business days. I would like to resume streaming today if I could so can my donation page be restored sooner than that please?
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    First of all Welcome! We're glad you've made your way here and want to support the IWK through Extra Life. Second of all, we mostly don't use these forums (as you can see by the rampant activity). I'd like to direct you to where you can reach us if you want to. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExtraLifeHalifax/ Discord: https://discord.gg/cBgJ58D Twitter and Instagram @extralifehfx Sorry for any confusion in you ending up here, but I promise we're out there, raising money for the sick tiny hoomans in the Maritimes, forums are just...not our thing. Hope to see you soon! Ange/Viv
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    As Game Day approaches, it can become easy to feel overwhelmed. Here are the 12 things to do before Game Day to make sure you are in the best shape to raise the most money for the kids that you can. Do all of the things on this pre-Game Day checklist and you will be a few steps ahead of the pack when the gaming starts this Saturday! 1. Facebook Fundraisers One of the most helpful tools for grassroots fundraising has been Facebook Fundraisers. On average, people who launch Facebook Fundraisers are able to raise $150 USD more than those who don't. We whipped up some step-by-step instructions on how to go about getting one of your own set up! 2. Download the App One of the small things you can do to increase your fundraising reach is downloading the iOS or Android Extra Life app. On average, we see people who have downloaded and used the app raise 6% more than those who leave that tool unused. 3. Check for Matching Donations Many employers offer matching donations for employee fundraising efforts. Before Game Day, check in with your company's Human Resources department to see if they offer employer matching. If they do, try to take advantage of that offer for your marathon fundraising. It's an easy way to double the amount of good you're doing for your local kids! 4. Make the First Donation One of the most important factors in fundraising is momentum. People are far more likely to donate to a cause when they see that others have done the same. If you make the first donation to your own fundraiser, you can add a bit of momentum all by yourself. Getting into that habit can help you raise up to ten times more for the kids! 5. Social Media Graphics Posts on social media are more effective when paired with videos or images. If you aren't sure what images to add to your posts, dip into our publicly available Media Kit to find graphics that are suited to your needs! 6. Share Our Call to Action If you have a social media presence, please share this video to help get as many people into Game Day as possible! Being able to put faces to the kids we are all collectively working to help can go a long way toward helping you raise more money and surpassing last year's record-setting Game Day. 7. Study Up on Streaming If you are new to streaming or need to brush up on the basics, we've got a beginner's guide to streaming that will help you cover the basics of how to set up a stream from scratch, let people know you're streaming, and raise money from your stream. Perhaps most helpfully, the guide also walks newbies through the process of creating a stream bot to help all of those things come together during streams. 8. Streaming Overlays Theme your stream for Game Day with Extra Life overlays! These are a collection of graphics that go over the screen to effectively brand your stream as an Extra Life fundraiser. Let the world know you're gaming for good on Game Day! 9. Livestream Extensions We have a new Twitch Extension out now that will help connect your stream with your current fundraising status. This will help both you and your viewers keep tabs on your progress toward your goal as well as your top donors! It's a helpful tool to have in your back pocket, so we put together a handy guide to setting it up: 10. Upgrade to Platinum An easy way to both support Extra Life and earn yourself some fun swag is by upgrading your account to Platinum status. Platinum Extra Lifers earn limited edition stickers for raising $75 USD, a t-shirt at $200 USD, a silver medal at $500 USD, and a gold medal at $1,000 USD. Make sure you upgrade ASAP! 11. Use Milestone and Incentives Feature One of our newest features this year is the ability to add milestones and incentives to your fundraising goal. We know that often large goals mean having many smaller milestones. Well, now you can add those milestone markers to your Extra Life profile to show everyone else where your smaller goals stack up. Each milestone can be paired with an incentive if you so wish. This can be a really fun way of breaking up an ambitious goal into more digestible chunks. 12. Shoot for GFuel If you decide that upgrading your account to Platinum isn't doable, you can still raise money and earn fun swag! Every Extra Life participant in 2019 will receive a free GFuel shaker if they reach $100 USD. There are many great incentives out there for reaching fundraising goals for the various teams and super teams that will be participating in Game Day, so look around and find what might make your Game Day even more swagtacular. Don't forget 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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    Hey Josh, I'm not sure if you'll see this but I recently made a small application just for this! I've got it set up to send notifications to Slack and Discord servers. Take a look and let me know if you need help getting it running. https://github.com/bperreault-va/extra-life-notifier
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    Hello! I'm writing this because I would like some feedback. I'm still new to the whole Extra Life thing and I'm forced to work under some restrictions. A little about myself first! I met my wife because of Extra Life and because of that I'm very thankful for this platform. She inspired me to get involved, so in the past I served more as a cheerleader in the background cheering her on. Earlier this year, I helped as she completed one of her incentives (she ate the world's hottest chocolate while being interviewed about Extra Life). While I still want to be her cheerleader, pom poms and all, I also want to contribute. Which bring us to the restriction... My wife and I live in Mississippi... rural Mississippi at that. As a result, internet options are limited. Streaming just isn't an option where we live and while we would love to one day move to a place with better internet so we can stream, it just isn't feasible at this time. Instead, we've opted to explore different routes to promote Extra Life. My wife has a blog (GamerReverie) and a YouTube channel (same name). I've also started a YouTube channel (PrepareToIndie). Since late last week, I've made it my goal to post videos daily (except for Sunday because that's when we work with the church youth). I want to use my YouTube channel to promote Extra Life but I'm not sure how to grow my channel so that I can use it in such a way. Last week, I started releasing my "I love you, Colonel Sanders" Let's Play, as well as a collaborative project (w/ my wife) where we play the cooperative puzzle game, Tick Tock: A Tale for Two. I also started releasing videos for my Code Vein Let's Play. So, let's get down to brass tacks... here's what I'm asking you good folks for... A.) What kind of content (gaming content) would you watch a channel for? At the present moment I'm only doing Let's Play's. B.) Do you have any advice on how to grow the channel - I know content is king - hence question #1? C.) Do you think YouTube can be effectively leveraged to promote Extra Life?
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    PrepareToIndie is my husband, and I've been so happy to see him take a bigger interest in Extra Life this year! Even if you don't have any direct advice or a response to his post here, it'd mean a lot to both of us if you gave us a follow on our channels! PrepareToIndie YouTube Twitter GamerReverie Blogspot YouTube Twitter Facebook
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    Hey folks! I am really excited to be bringing Pinball into the mix this year with a pinball tournament on Extra Life play day, November 2nd! This will be my 10th year taking part in Extra LIfe and now that I play pinball primarily, it only felt right to run a pinball event for Extra Life. Location: Pinball Gallery - 81 Lancaster Avenue - Malvern, PA Tournament Overview Tournament Date: November 02, 2019 The first ever Roller Rumble will occur November 2nd, where players will be asked to submit scores across a selection of 4 games from the games available. Players will be allowed to play more than one card but must complete the card they are working on before beginning another. The venue is none other than Pinball Gallery, located in Malvern, PA and will be open to the public if seats are still available for the tournament. With more than 70 games at the location, there will be a nice selection of games included in the tournament, and other games available to be played during any downtime. Price for pre-registration will be $30, which will cover the cost of full-day admittance to Pinball Gallery, entry into the tournament and your first qualifying card. Games will be set to free play, so no coin drop will be required. The top 16 players will then take part in a 1 game, 3 round playoff to determine the winner. Prizes will be rewarded to all players making the playoffs, with the winner earning the Roller Rumble Championship belt, a beautifully built replica belt designed by Undisputed Belts. All profits from the tournament will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network via the Extra Life charity livestream marathon taking place that day. We hope to see you there! If you see this, are in the Philadelphia area, and wish to take part, I will begin accepting pre-registrations soon. Any questions? email habermanstephenATGmail
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    Great point! Fixed the post to link to the FB invite. We will be there 5-9pm
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    What time will you guys be starting?
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    Hey Zach! Are you using the latest download version (https://github.com/breadweb/extralife-helper/releases/tag/3.0) or a link generated using the new form on http://breadweb.net/extralife-helper.html? The default startDate and startTime in the download version are set to those values and appear to be working fine.
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    Meeting Minutes from April 6 2019 Upcoming Events: April 12th - 13th Cecil Con April 26th-28th Awesomecon May 4th Free Comic Book Day Members in Attendance: 17 New Topics: We have new buttons guys they are awesome if you haven't seen them yet have a look here: Signup Pin Donate Pin Silver Pin Let us know if you like them! Mike is building us a new wheel (Yay Mike!) in the meantime we do have a new rainbow wheel so this means in the future we will have two wheels to work with when planning events! There will be a new form on Timecounts for equipment sign out, Artem our amazing quartermaster will be checking this. If you want to have something for a local event you will use this form to request/sign-out whatever you need here. You will need to place address in so Artem may bring equipment to you - please remember this is first come first serve and convention events get first dibs During this meeting we discussed the importance of Table setup and having a good Pitch. When setting up your table first thing you will do is place table cloth down (at the end of the day most items can be stored under the table the table cloth will help conceal these things) try and center the logo when placing the cloth down it should fit well on most 6 to 8 foot tables Unpack the 3 large and 2 Medium clear baskets and place them in the center of the table, placing the wheel and a display case on either side of the baskets. These items will help draw in people, the wheel especially! Front baskets get candy and the back baskets get bracelets and pins. Setup the Extra life Banner next to the table placement is key so make sure you still have a view of the room and people still have a view of you. (This banner as of right now has a bit of misinformation that can scare people off "Stream for 24 hours" that 24 hour part can scare people so do not forget in your pitch to include that it can be done in any time frame!) Please remember for the wheel one spin only! Take any prizes/swag we are giving away and place them in the display case (Please note not every convention will have raffles/giveaways) do try to tailor items in box for the event this will help gain more interest! Place the donation jar on the table within reach and in a place you may keep an eye on in please remember that not all conventions will allow donations at the table. If the convention does allow donations at the start of the day slip a few bills/change into the jar this will encourage people to donate. If you are at a event where we are not allowed to take donations at the table and someone wishes to give cash there, take the money and safely tuck it away into the lock-box. (this should be kept under the table in the blue bin) or open your extra life page and have them donate electronically there! Tablets are used for sign up make sure these are charged during the event! (Remember to lock these up at night.) Keep track of signups! Using not only a paper tally of sign ups but the clicker as well! (the clicker is fun seriously! give it a try!) If you have room on your table depending on the size place out the pamphlet stands! We have two types of pamphlets one that goes over Participation and Volunteering! Make sure to place out the Participation one! (They look really similar.) They Grey stand includes all items you may need during the event promotional materials, markers, raffle tickets, guild information Tips for Pitching: Greet everyone when they pass by some people will say hello, smile and keep walking, some will have ignored you, some people will be off in their own world. It is important to keep a smile on your face no matter how many grumpy gusses ignore your friendly hello. When someone does show interest (usually in the wheel) ask if they know about extra life - explain if they seem interested! Remember try not to say it is 24 hour stream, that length of time can scare people away. A good example would be "One day a year where gamers of all kinds, video, table top, board games, sports, you name it, stream, play, record for a cause. Some people go that entire 24 hours but me myself and a few friends break it down to 4 hours. The fundraising doesn't even have to be all in one day, anyone can donate to your extra life page at any time throughout the year." Best tip of all: wear comfortable shoes we do not always have enough chairs for everyone to sit, so make sure your shoes are comfortable for standing for long periods, as well as a pitch tends to go better and feel more comfortable when you are at eye level with the person/persons you are speaking with. Hope to see all of you May 11th at CrabTowne 1500 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 12pm to 3pm for our next ExtraLife meeting!
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    As part of our annual induction ceremony, Extra Life Baltimore Guild members and volunteers take the following pledge upon receiving their volunteer badge for the year: "Upon accepting this badge, I pledge to dedicate myself to supporting the mission of Extra Life. I promise to serve as a role model to the gaming community, and as a friend to my fellow Guild Members. I promise to conduct myself in a manner that honors the sick and injured children we help and the memory of those we couldn’t." Our Officers, in all their glory and sacrifice, take an additional oath before taking office: "As a steward of the Extra Life Baltimore Guild, I pledge to support my guild members to the best of my ability. I promise to conduct myself with professionalism and respect when I am representing the guild." I'm so moved by the dedication of our volunteer team, and I'm excited that we're able to continue to build new traditions as we grow each year. Thank you to everyone who took our Guild Pledge in the February Elections, Awards, and Induction Ceremony. We couldn't do this without you! If you would like to join the Extra Life Baltimore Guild, please complete our Guild Application.
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    Emerald City Comic Con is upon us! Today through Sunday, we will be at #ECCC booth 714 near the atrium. Come say hi, show off your cosplay, or sign up for this year's page. See you there!
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    A link for those interested in the game - A Normal Lost Phone
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    Hi guys, is your game day over and you are feeling the withdrawals? You may have seen the article from the main Extra Life feed on Grunka Munka Games (here). This small, local studio is full of Extra Lifers who are living the dream of working on video games all day, and spent Game Day with the Seattle Guild at Seattle Children's Hospital raising money #ForTheKids! They just released their first game and as part of their launch plan, want to bring it in a CUSTOM arcade cabinet to the Alyssa Burnett Center in Bothell. They could use some help, so if you have time, give a read to this message from their Marketing Officer Ray. If you are interested in helping out, you can contact them directly at contactus@grunkamunka.com. "We are a video game studio in Seattle and are working with Seattle Children's Hospital to build two custom arcade cabinets (similar to the one in the attached photo) for their Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center (ABC). It's a center that "offers year-round classes and activities for adults, age 18 or older, with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities". We plan to build both arcade cabinets, install internal game consoles (Nintendo Switch & Xbox One, possibly PC as well), pre-load them with games, deliver them to ABC, and paint the arcade cabinets with the students of ABC. After that, ABC will keep one of the arcade cabinets for their students to enjoy and be able to auction off the other to raise funds for ABC / Seattle Children’s Hospital. We hope to make the delivery/painting event(s) as positive and impactful as possible. We also hope to incorporate Xbox Adaptive Controllers into the system so people with physical limitations can use the system with ease. We hope to partner with literally anyone who wants to be involved to make this effort possible and are more than happy for them to have a presence throughout the process. Our biggest need is any hardware/software that anyone would be able to provide. If that's possible, that would great. If not, that’s ok too. For anyone who is able to be involved and/or join us during our event(s), we would be delighted to have their help. We simply want to bring some gaming happiness to some great people and are more than happy to share the spotlight in doing so. Thanks, Ray Aflakian Chief Marketing Officer"
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    Hey guys! I wanted to share an idea that one of my guild members did over the past weekend. She contacted one of those painting party places and was able to setup a party that benefited Extra Life! Those seem to be popular activities this year, so I suggest reaching out in your local area. She was able to raise a little bit and is planning on expanding it for next year! So if you aren't sure on how to push the fundraising bar up, think outside the box!!!
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    It's not recommended that you collect funds in that manner but to use the the participant page or the mobile fundraising application to engage your friends and family! We realize the appeal and are looking into the possibility of using the Facebook fundraising integration for future campaigns.
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    I know this post was originally made almost a year ago, but Microsoft's Adaptive controller was made with a bunch of input from various organizations that help people with disabilities game again. It's a really cool piece of tech, and if anyone out there is looking for said groups, a bunch of them are listed in the article I linked.
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    Last year I promised to get a tattoo if I reached my goal. So I did. My wife also decided she wanted the same thing (her 13th). And this year I decided to do the same thing if I meet my goal. "Missouri is #1 flyover state" - Jabroni Times
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    It gets confused as well by donations with hidden amounts, but aside from that it works well! Until there's a formal API for such things, maybe grab the total from the thermometer iframe tag instead?
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    Hey, it looks really cool! Sadly i run OBS in this case... Is there any chance we could get a update on wither or not it will be available before the marathon? I know you are probably busy your self working to get ready, but thought it couldn't hurt to ask. Thanks, and hopefully i can hear a reply from you soon!
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