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    World of Warcraft - EL Raiders

    Hey folks! I was wondering if anyone that plays WoW would be interested in forming an Extra Life guild with me for the purpose of running raids or PVP on twitch/youtube/etc? I've lots of experience with PVE, but... not so much with PVP. I've recently found the game to be pretty boring without a guild, so I figured why not make something with other awesome ELers? If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, toss me a message on bnet: Gnomedic#1291. This would be for the Alliance side, someone else can form a Horde guild, but all my toons are Ally This would be casual, maybe one or two nights a week, non-mandatory, and we can pick a server, or just have an unofficial guild. Faction: Alliance Server: Zangarmarsh or Darkspear (or TBD!) Type: PVE/PVP
  2. Welcome to the Extra Life Chicago Guild! Thank you so much for showing your support for Extra Life by joining the Chicago Guild! We're here to help you connect with other Extra Lifers and recruit throughout Chicago and Illinois! If Chicago's a bit too far for you, no worries! Our friends down in Springfield, IL also have a guild! You can check them out here. Be sure to check the forums often and join our social media pages so you can stay up to date on guild meetings, announcements, and upcoming events! Please feel free to introduce yourself: Name: E-Mail: Gamertag/s: (If you're okay gaming with other Extra Lifers, feel free to share your psn/bnet/gt/etc) Why do you Extra Life?: Leadership: Lurie Children's Hospital Rep: Kevin Braden President: Dave Hansen Vice President: Emily Krukal Secretary: Joey Barranco If you need to contact any of us, please e-mail: chicagoextralife@gmail.com Social Media: Twitter | Facebook Group | Facebook Chicago Guild
  3. Hope you all had a great opening night at Extra Life United 2017! Starting tomorrow, the Challenge Stations sponsored by Microsoft will be available! Play games for a chance to win money for your hospital! Below is the schedule and rules, so get informed and get ready to play hard! Challenge Station Schedule
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    Dungeons & ELU?

    Hey friends! Some of you know I'm planning to run a one-shot D&D campaign for those attending ELU! This is unaffiliated, unofficial, and just for the pure love of gaming! A lot of you expressed interest, so here is a google form for you to fill out in order to determine when the best time to play would be for the majority of people. I'll be arriving in Orlando Monday and leaving Monday, so there's lots of time before or after the ELU events! Fill this out to the best of your abilities, please! If you have any questions, you can contact me directly or use this forum. Dungeons & Dragons & ELUrs: Questionnaire
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    The "I'm Going to Extra Life United 2017!" Thread

    @K8Morosky @Bacchanalian Yes! We'll take more. I need to do an official head count now that we're getting closer. I'm also no too sure -when- we will play, so for the meantime, toss me an e-mail (this goes for anyone else that was interested in a D&D game) with your name, race/class/background you're interested in playing for 5e (start at 5th level) and when you're arriving/leaving! E-mail: xgnomedicx@gmail.com <3
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    The "I'm Going to Extra Life United 2017!" Thread

    It is done. I ended up switching to a volunteer role!
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    The "I'm Going to Extra Life United 2017!" Thread

    Now that bookings are solidified, this gnome will be attending ELU2k17! I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE EVERYONE! Miss you guys so much and I hope to make new friends too! <3 <3 <3 I'll be staying with Jason, Emily, and Dave, and we're flying out from Monday - Monday! I'm torn between competing or volunteering, and leaning more towards volunteering. <3 For those staying later or coming early, I DO want to host an open game of Dungeons & Dragons 5e. If you are interested in playing, shoot me a private message here or on FB so I can get a headcount and start working on the campaign. Figured it'd be great to finally play with other ELUrs! No experience necessary!
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    September - VALORCON Sign Ups!

    ValorCon is right around the corner! Chicago's answer to GenCon, this is a great place for Extra Life to be setting up a table at! Sign Ups for volunteers have started! You can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dOpuGt9fPyTZ29O7LkUlLIc6fPh_BsestxCqNTYTOog/edit?usp=sharing Who: VALORCON Where: 111th N. State, Chicago, IL When: September 30 - October 2, 2016 What: Gaming Convention Badges will be covered, so no worries! Be sure to check for updates on the facebook guild group! Any questions, contact us at: chicagoextralife@gmail.com.
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    Come join the Chicago Extra Life guild at the ValorCon booth September 30 - October 2nd in Chicago, IL! This is Chicago's answer to GenCon, so it's the perfect place to team up with Extra Life! Sign up sheet is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dOpuGt9fPyTZ29O7LkUlLIc6fPh_BsestxCqNTYTOog/edit?usp=sharing Be sure to be part of our facebook group to keep up-to-date on additional events and information regarding ValorCon! Any questions, contact: chicagoextralife@gmail.com! Hope to see you gamers there!
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    Upcoming Events July/August

    Hey everyone! Here is a list of the upcoming events. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at chicagoextralife@gmail.com! July 26, Tuesday, 6pm - Chicago Guild Meeting @ Lurie Children's Hospital August 13, Saturday - BitBash Chicago August 18-21 - Wizard World / Chicago Comic Con We are looking for volunteers for Wizard World and would love to have you!
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    Chicago Guild Meeting

    Join us on Tuesday, July 26th at Lurie Children's Hospital at 6pm for the Chicago Guild meeting! You can RSVP and obtain more details by emailing us at chicagoextralife@gmail.com!
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    Chicago 2016!

    Hellloooo everyone! It's that time of year to dust off the forums and getting those fingers ready to do some clicking! This post is a shoutout to anyone living in Illinois looking for a guild to join! We have a guild meeting coming up on February 10th at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago! Check the community calendar for information! If you have a community of Extra Lifers, but Chicago is too far for you, please contact me and we can try and work something out! There's a lot of great things coming this year for the Chicago Guild, and I hope you will consider joining us at meetings, conventions, and other great events! This year we already had fun at Ignite Gaming Lounge during the Twitch Chicago Meetup! Head to the guild page here on the forums, or our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Extralifechicago
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    Welcome to the Chicago Extra Life Guild!

    Heya @Gequalsmas Welcome to the family! Trust me, I understand how far out Chicago can be. I'm in the NW burbs near Volo! So if you're near me, I do try to organize some events out for northern Lake County/McHenry. I know, as a guild, we're trying to move meetings around to include people from all over. I believe our other leaders are from the south of Chicago too. Still, there are plenty events for you to come hang out and help with! If there are any you find interesting in your area, please let us know! We're more than willing to travel if we have the man power to do so! Two weeks ago we were all the way out in Rockford! I'll add ya on PSN!
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    Clash of Clans LIVE

    Register to play some Clash of Clans with folks from all around the US at Ignite Gaming Lounge to help raise money for Extra Life! Register to play at the event here: https://clashlive.com/ We're looking for a few people to help out at the Extra Life recruiting table from 12p-9p that day! Please e-mail Joey at: xgnomedicx@gmail.com if you're interested in helping or RSVP on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/260732957650238/
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    Rockford Gaming Tournament

    Need a few volunteers to help out at the recruitment table for our friends out in Rockford from 9a-12p on Sunday! Pleas RSVP on facebook if you're able to make it out there: https://www.facebook.com/events/992653324186038/ If you're looking to play in the tournament, go to their website here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1560104790968892
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    Smash'N'Splash Tournament

    We need volunteers to man the Extra Life booth at the Smash'n'Splash weekend tournament! Schedule will be posted soon. Smash'n'Splash is a Smash Brothers tournament at Keylime Cove in Gurnee, IL! It offers brackets for Wii U Singles, Smash 64 Singles, Wii U Doubles, Smash 64 Doubles, PM Singles, PM Doubles, Melee Singles, and Melee Doubles. The amateur bracket will be benefiting Extra Life! We need volunteers to help with sign ups during the tournament! If you're able to volunteer this weekend, please RSVP here. Some of the events last until midnight or begin at midnight, so we need guildies for all types of shifts. Any questions, please email Joey at: xgnomedicx@gmail.com! A schedule will be posted soon. Volunteers should plan on 6-8 hour shifts from AM, PM, and Overnight hours. If you're looking to compete, hurry and register online at: http://smashnsplash.com! Less than 100 tickets remain!
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    Twitch Chicago Meetup

    ***We'll need a few folks to run the Recruitment Table from 6p-9p. This is a 21+ event. Please RSVP on facebook if you are able to commit: https://www.facebook.com/events/181326535601719/***What is Twitch Chicago?Twitch Chicago was created by Brandon Stennis aka UGR Gaming, a variety caster on Twitch in 2015. The main focus for the meetups were to have a sense of community amongst local Chicago streamers and viewers of Twitch. Now, the meetups have become a breeding ground for local gaming developers and companies to come and meet those streamers and viewers who will take part in their products.Also it is a great way of showing all of the great gaming locations around Chicago and spotlight them as well. It is an overall experience for everyone to have fun and meet someone new! Be sure to head to their website to RSVP: http://www.twitchchicagomeetup.com/
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    Chicago Extra Life Meetup

    Come hang out with other Extra Lifers and gamers over at Headquarters in North Sheffield! Starts at 2pm! Food, drinks, games, friends, and lots of fun! Please RSVP on facebook so we have a headcount: https://www.facebook.com/events/992653324186038/ 2833 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
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    June Events - READ THIS! :D

    Hey Chicago Extra Lifers! We've got 4 major events coming up in June and we need volunteers! Please RSVP ASAP to any events you're able to attend to help run the recruitment table, or just come and check out these great events! May 29th @ Headquarters - General meetup, just hangout with other ELers! https://www.facebook.com/events/992653324186038/ June 4th @ Emporium Logan Square - Twitch Chicago Meetup: https://www.facebook.com/events/181326535601719/ June 11-12 @ KeyLime Cove, Gurnee - Smash'N'Splash Tournament: https://www.facebook.com/events/190530784679340/ June 12 @ Hoffman House, Rockford - Chip Damage 3 Gaming Tournament: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211963332160934/ June 25 @ Ignite Gaming Lounge - Clash of Clans LIVE: https://www.facebook.com/events/260732957650238/ If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, rsvp on the facebook page, here, or e-mail Joey: xgnomedicx@gmail.com
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    Welcome to the Chicago Extra Life Guild!

    Thanks, @Sgoast, great job to our northern neighbors as well! Can't wait to see what we can all do this year!
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    Dice bags

    Fantastic! Thanks, Mike!
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    Dice bags

    I should learn how to make those and offer them up too. It's a really great idea! This year, we're not doing a 24 hour event, but a 12 hour tabletop/dnd/boardgame day. Bet if I made a couple of those they'd go quickly as far as donations go! Mind if I use your idea? @Mike Clark
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    Extra Life DnD

    Murderhobos..... Everyone's a dang murderhobo!! But yeah, what Nick said! I just use Heroforge and manipulate the screen shots. I got lazy for our game and didn't feel like coloring in the overhead tokens like I did with the images.
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    New To Extra Lifee

    Welcome to Extra Life, @Swiftmanifest! Like @Sean Rooney said, many of us are experienced in running 24 hour events! If we can offer any help and advice, please do not hesitate to ask!
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    Welcome! Introduce yourself!

    Why do you Extra Life? I've always wanted to be able to give back to my community, but, as a stout, dwarvish type of fellow, running a 5k marathon was out of the question. Instead, I found Extra Life! Playing video games to raise money in order to help kids directly in my own backyard? Kids that I transport in emergency situations to my local children's hospital? Yes. It was a no brainer. I signed up and never looked back. How long have you been participating? 2015 was my first year! I've been part of the EL stream team and had a blast at Extra Life United 2016! <3 (Miss you guys like WOAH!) What Hospital do you play for and why? Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; as a paramedic, I am frequently transporting sick and injured kids to their emergency and standard care departments. This is very personal for me and I couldn't be more proud to be helping such an incredible facility in which I've witnessed, firsthand, the level of care these kids get thanks to the amazingly talented and loving staff. Are you a member of one of our Guilds? I am the secretary of the Chicago Guild. What do you do when you aren't helping kids? Full-time paramedic, full-time student at ASU, part-time streamer, blogger, and dungeon master. All-time gamer. Seriously. Games all the time! Anything else you'd like your fellow Extra Lifers to know about you! If you ever want to game, chat, or talk Extra Life strategies, feel free to hit me up! Best of luck with all of your gaming and fundraising this year! <3 <3 <3