Extra Life 2022 is "next" weekend!

It's that time of year again! Extra Life is right around the corner and I'm once again participating. Instead of running solo this year I've partnered up with Louis, aka Esefine, for some more variety instead of just having my face on the screen for a total of 24 hours.

Here is a link to our team page of Fast Good to Go!

Note that... friends, whether or not you're around the Dungeons & Dragons table... never let you forget the dumb things you have said when tired. That was my epic naming for a Star Destroyer... like I said, I was tired!

So what is Extra Life?

Extra Life is a fundraising program of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. The Extra Life community fundraises year-round to Change Kids’ Health to Change the Future. Donations go to member children’s hospitals to fund critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, along with innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, and child life services.

Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $100 million USD to Change Kids' Health to Change the Future. Right now, children's hospitals need YOUR support.

Why am I doing Extra Life?

I do Extra Life because I've had friends and family that have needed the services that the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide. So if I can help raise even a little bit in order to help these services to continue to help friends, family and their friends and families? Being that we spend our time gaming? It's a small ask.

What are we playing?

This took a while to figure out. What game could we play and not get bored of... That was the question. Our opening for the year was Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, and we had a blast. Finally, a Soulslike that had multiplayer that didn't boot out either player if they died and even allowed you to bring them back if they lost all their health!

Also happy to see that feature was brought over to the upcoming Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty also from Team Ninja.

Following that, I went and played a good twelve hours as a follow up event with Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Asking people to donate right before the holidays can be a tough ask, so with that in mind, I try to have a few streams over the course of the year to help with that! I also make a donation with every stream. I will not ask people to do what I myself won't.

This brings us to next weekend where Louis and I are going to try for the actual 24 hours in one go. I normally split it in half or try to go as long as possible and then finish up the next day. With that in mind, we are going to go for gold. This year we are playing:

     Gears of War

     Gears of War 2

     Gears of War 3

     and maybe, if we haven't met the 24 hour mark by that point, Gears of War Judgement!

So what is this post really about?

This post is about supporting your Extra Life players! Support isn't just about donating, it's also about stopping by their streams to say hello, sending them an encouraging message that they've got this, or bringing them a cauldron of coffee because they are going to need it.

And finally? It's about thanking both Louis who's gaming with me this year, Robert who's always there for me as my moderator, and the rest of the team that stops by to say hi. It's all really appreciated.

That's it, T-Minus 1 week to go until game day!



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