In my seven years of doing Extra Life, I think I've finally brought friends and coworkers over to the dark side ?
Just this past week, I was talking about my plans for this year's marathon and a friend of mine expressed interest in finally participating this year. He then asked some mutual friends/coworkers if they'd be down and it seems like I could finally have some partners to play games with for the kids. Hooray for friends!
I've never done Extra Life with a group of people before, so I wanted to reach out to the badass community and get some ideas/tips on doing Extra Life with a group of friends.
Off the top of my head, here are some things I've come up with:
I first noted the tactical advantage of Extra Life-ing in a group - we can split up the 24 hours amongst each other (so 4 people play 6 hours each, for example).
Having friends who do other things to help is always appreciated. Be it providing noms, support, and pets
To drive up interest, I noted that stuff like board games and DnD count as gaming. I have a handful of friends who are really into DnD so combined with splitting up hours, a 6-8 hour DnD sesh could work!
I'm big on stretch goals, so I suggested people could donate and we do silly things in return (i.e donate X and we'll play your choice of song on Rock Band).
We could possibly have a big shared space to use on Game Day, which means groups can split off (i.e one group plays video games, one group does DnD, etc). Obviously streaming will require some work, but we have time to figure it out
Any others do Extra Life with a group of people? Any tips of the trade for a greenhorn streamer?