I think we can all agree that gaming is fun and good. Well, what can be even more fun and good? Gaming for a cause, of course! Wizards of the Coast certainly thinks so, and that’s why they are participating in the Extra Life charity event to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital. And you can join in as well.
From the announcement:
To our D&D Community:
We play a lot of Dungeons & Dragons here, both in front of the camera on twitch.tv/dnd and behind the scenes. But there’s nothing more satisfying than playing D&D to raise money for kids. Extra Life is a charity event we’ve been happy to be involved with, where gamers stream themselves playing with the express purpose of driving donations to children’s hospitals. In the past few years, D&D has participated in Extra Life by streaming from our offices and raising more than $200,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
This year, we’re doubling down by streaming not only from the d20 Studio here at the Wizards of the Coast offices in Renton, but also pulling together many of our livestream gamers to broadcast D&D sessions from multiple locations across the globe—including game sessions taking place at GameHole Con.
We’re starting with a game on the evening of November 3rd featuring the D&D team along with Satine Phoenix and Ruty Rutenberg from Maze Arcana while they’re in Madison, WI for GameHole Con. Then on November 4th, you’ll be able to watch 12 hours of D&D live play during the official Extra Life event day.
It’s all meant to raise money for a good cause, with Dragon Talk’s Greg Tito hosting the day’s events. We’ll be posting a more comprehensive schedule soon but for now we wanted to make sure you guys knew how to get involved raising money for a good cause.
First off, you can head to the D&D page on Extra Life to find out more. Each group on the D&D team will be raising money for Children’s Hospitals, with specific ways you can influence the game through donations. With Dungeon Masters running adventures set within the Tomb of Annihilation storyline, the hapless adventurers will need all the help you can give to overcome the death curse, by providing healing potions or other boons through your donations.