Episode 12 – Extra Life 2013

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It’s here! This was the big week. We finally got everyone to Myriad and held our first annual Extra Life event. Not only was it a success, it was a HUGE success, and we were able to bring together dozens of people to hit a number 400% of our goal. This was so much bigger and so much better than we ever could have hoped for and we want to thank everyone who came to the event and helped us make it a success.

Extra Life 2013

After 25 hours of gaming (thank you very much daylight savings time!) we stumbled home, slept for half of the day and then shook it off and got to the mics. Listen as we discuss the event, how we performed and what we were able to get to the table

We want to give a special shout out and thank you to all of our sponsors – game publishers and designers who sent us copies of games that we were able to give away as part of our raffle and auctions, all raising money for children’s hospitals and charities.

At the Table

So, after 25 hours of gaming, what were we able to get to the table? Not quite as many games as you’d think, but there were still a good number of games floating around, including an epic multi-hour variant of Catan while Anthony ran in circles getting things set up. But the gaming time wasn’t all there was to this event – we were able to bring together so many people the store couldn’t hold anymore and more than a dozen made it the full 25 hours – thanks everyone!

Listen to Episode 12

  • 01:45 – Extra Life 2013 Wrap Up
  • 31:12 – Acquisition Disorder Corner
  • 38:12 – At the Table

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Anthony lives and plays games in Pittsburgh, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

  • lord of the Hall of Justice

    fantastic event guys and grats on the 2100 bucks raised. We should have one of these every other month…perhaps that’s too much. The general delirium in the wee hours of the morning made for some awesome times up team play with many on the verge of game overloading. Frank’s zombicide marathon was awesome to watch and your auctions were way too much fun. Love you guys, keep it up!

    Me

  • Anthony

    Thanks! So happy with how it went – still a little hung over from the last one, but definitely thinking about the next time we can do something like this, whether at the store or on a larger scale for a 2014 Extra Life event.

    So cool to have so many people out though and so active with the effort to raise some money for children who really need it, and the number keeps ticking up here online too!

    Cheers!
    ~Anthony