Extra Life 2014 Schedule & Giveaways!

Doing it For the Kids! #FTKGaming With Purpose

In just 10 days, on October 25th starting at 8am CST Team Gazebo is going to be plunging into a 24 hour gaming marathon to help save sick kids via the Extra Life fundraiser. We’re very excited to be participating this year, and although it’s our first year doing Extra Life, that doesn’t mean we can’t start things off with a bang! We’ve already raised over half of our $1700 goal and have tons of great donated prizes to give away.

Thanks to our generous friends, family, and co-workers we’re off to a solid start, but now’s the time we need you, our fellow gamers, to chip in!  We’re going to be playing plenty of PC games, board games, and of course, some Dungeons & Dragons for good measure. There is schwag to be won too, including a copy of the D&D 5e Monster Manual, Smash Up’s Big Geeky Box, PC games like Gauntlet, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, and more!

Ongoing activities & Goals

Throughout the day you’ll be able to follow the Twitch.TV streams of myself and my co-captain Dustin Snyder (aka Wolfstar76) of Baldman Games. Also, if you want a double dose of awesome, watch the multitwitch so you can see us both at the same time! We’ll also be joined by my lovely wife DreadPixie and some friends who will be playing on LAN with us that day, we’re all raiding funds for Team Gazebo.

Each of us have personal goals, which you can see listed on our team page, and I know DreadPixie is going to try and beat me! Hopefully we both at least raise enough to get our Extra Life shirts so we can wear them during our first episode of the new and improved Dread Cast web show. Anyway, here are some of the ongoing activities we have for the day of the 25th!

Ongoing Effect: Cuss Jar
  • F bombs (or anything worse) – 25 cents
  • Swear cantrips (shit, damn, ass, piss, etc.) – 10 cents
  • Hell, and other words referring to male genitalia don’t count. Sorry.

During bouts of gaming, both Wolfstar76 and I are known to have potty mouths, we figured we should try and be on our best behavior since we’re doing this for kids, but in the event that we’re not…we’re going to pay for it. Literally, out of our own pockets.

Every time we catch ourselves swearing we’ll donate to our jars and pitch it into our fundraising total at the end of the night. If we don’t catch ourselves, call us on it! If you’d like to get us cussing up a storm, don’t worry, you’ll have opportunities to donate to mess with us during some of our games. Don’t worry, I’ll hit up the ATM before game day and be ready to lose all of my change…

$500 Goal - Hawk-less
If I reach my personal goal of $500, DreadPixie will completely shave off my mohawk during our live stream. I am extremely self conscious about my receding hairline and the mohawk is about the only thing that “works” with it, but I’ll gladly swallow my pride for these kids. Which for some, losing all of their hair isn’t an option at all 🙁
$350 Goal - Spreading the Love
At this goal marker, I will donate several of own personal board games, books, and Wii titles to the Edward A. Block Family library on campus at Indiana University’s Riley’s Children’s Hospital for the kids to play.
$200 Goal - 'Building Character'
If I reach my goal of $200, I’ll create a “gamer” D&D 5e character background for use in your home games and publish it here on the site. In addition,  myself, and everyone in attendance of our Extra Life LAN party will gather round the stream camera to to take shots of pickle juice and/or hot sauce…or pickle juice hot sauce cocktails.

The Live Stream Schedule

We are doing our streaming programming in 4 hour blocks this year, below you’ll find each one along with a drop down showing what we’ll be playing. Please note that the schedule blocks are an outline for what we’ll be playing and when we’ll be playing it, however that doesn’t mean these are hard-set in stone. Some of these games we’re going to play a little bit more or less depending on how the mood is flowing at the time.

[learn_more caption=”Goofy Warmup  –  8am – Noon (Giving away X-COM keys)”]

8am- 9am Viscera Cleanup Detail Space janitor simulator 2014!

9am – 10am The Ship – Murder your friends with an an umberella while they’re on the toilet, and much, much more!

10am – 11am Pirates Vikings and Knights Settling the great debate of “who would win” one violent, cartoonish death at a time.

11am – 12pm The Hidden One invisible maniac vs a bunch of people with guns, screams will be heard![/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Co-Op / Teamwork  –  Noon – 4pm (Cuss Jar Power Hour!)”]

12pm – 1pm Smite Battle ground of the gods, donors will be able to choose our god for us!

1pm – 2pm Magicka: Wizard Wars – Because blowing people into giblets with arcane ice infused fireballs is never not entertaining

2pm – 3pm Nosgoth – Bloody vampire slaying goodness.

3pm – 4pm Natural Selection 2 – Aliens and humans in an RTS/FPS infusion sure to get intense! [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Board Game Battles! – 4pm – 8pm (Giving away Smash Up, Big Geeky Box)”] 4pm – 5pm The Resistance / Avalon – The game where everyone is a liar, and certainly, also a spy.

5pm – 630pm Smash Up – Feat. the new Monster Smash expansion! Donors can chip in and force pick player’s Smash Up combinations!

630 pm – 8pm Say Anything (Gamer Edition) / King of Tokyo – Because blaming everyone around your for your own failure is always comedy gold

(Tail end of this block will be used to set up for D&D and local multiplayer block, brief intermission, etc.)

[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Dungeon Crawl – 8pm – Midnight (Giving away copies of Gauntlet + in-game goodies, D&D Monster Manual, Of Dice & Men bundles)”] 8pm – 9pm D&D Speed Run Adventure – Rocks may fall, but here’s to hoping everyone doesn’t die!

9pm – 10:30pm Gauntlet – We huddle around the TV to smash monsters and steal gold from one another, what could go wrong?!

1030pm – 11pm CRAWL – More 1 vs. all multiplayer, who will be the first player to level up and destroy the tentacle beast?!

11pm – 12pm D&D: Chronicles of Mystara / Towerfall Ascenscion – Undecided whether we’ll be with one another or against one another, fun regardless! [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Adrenaline – Midnight – 4am (Giving away Chivalry: Medieval Warfare & Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior bundles)”] 12am – 1am Chivalry Tis but a flesh wound!

1am – 2am Left 4 Dead 2 – Succeed together, or become terribly cannibalized by living corpses while trying

2am – 3am Unreal Tournament 2004 – Instagib, anti-grav deathmatch? Sure why not!

3am – 4am Fistful of Frags – Duking it out in the wild west, one magnum round at a time![/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”New Hotness / Encore – 4am – 8am (Misc giveaways for our hardcore late viewers)”] During this block we’ll be playing something hot and new from our Steam libraries to keep interested and awake, or we’ll revisit games from earlier in the night or other stragglers, whatever feels right and keeps us going!

Potential titles:

    • Styx: Master of Shadows
    • Alien: Isolation
    • Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
    • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
    • and many other games with or without semicolons in their titles![/learn_more]

The D&D Adventure

I need you guys to help me build this adventure! During Extra Life I’ll be running a 1-2 hour fast and furious D&D 5e session and I want you guys to be able to get in on the action! This is the only fundraising bit that’s going to need to be done ahead of time, but a limited number of folks are going to be able to chip in and decide the fate of my PCs. The adventure  will be a dungeon crawl for 5 level 3 pregenerated characters trying to escape terrors against the clock. By donating, not only do you get to feel great about bettering the lives of sick kids who need your help, but you also get to decide the fates and personalities of my player’s characters in said adventure!


[box]Donation Levels

  • Creator ($10, limit 5)- Pick a PC. You choose the race, class, background, and name of one of the pregens that I create for my players.
  • Shaper ($20, limit 5)- This is the double down option for Pick a PC, you choose all of the above plus their traits, ideals, bonds, flaws, and a unique item for them to start with (at your own creation or choosing). Make them as crazy as you’d like and my players will be forced to play them!
  • Adversary ($10, limit 3)- Pick a Monster (no higher than CR 5, list of all monsters by CR is here) to be placed within the dungeon, if this is a lower CR creature I will place multiple for the appropriate challenge
  • Archenemy ($15, limit 3) – Plot Twist! I will place a trap, NPC, special monster trait, or something else to your liking within the short dungeon crawl adventure.
  • Nemesis ($25, limit 1) – I will incorporate the Deck of Many things into the adventure, each PC will have to draw a single card and face its consequences


To participate, simply click the Donate button below and then the “support me” button on my profile page and scroll down to “Other” amount (or pick one of the presets, donating extra is only going to help the kids!) and in the message box let me know what donation level(s) you’re choosing and either flag the message as private (just to me) or public and it will show on my donor page. Then, tune into the Stream on the 25th and see your mad creations come to life! I will update this portion of the blog post (as well as twitter) as options close up!

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See You There!

Lastly, I’d like to give a huge shout out to all of our sponsors this year. Without them we wouldn’t be able to dole out such sweet sweet prizes to our donors and viewers! Next time you think about folks who are awesome, think about the following:

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