Gamin’ 4 Aven
This will be the third year in which I will participate in Extra Life, honoring the memory of Aven Beaty. All proceeds benefit the Children's Hospital Foundation in Oklahoma City.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and spreading the word.
For the Kids,
What Is Extra Life?
Extra Life is a gamer-driven charity effort launched in 2008 with a goal of raising money to put games in the hands of hospitalized children through a 24-hour gaming marathon. In 2010, this effort expanded into becoming an official charity benefiting the Children's Miracle Network. As of last year, Extra Lifers have raised over $40 million, with proceeds directly benefiting local CMN hospitals.
This Year’s Campaign
This year, I'm not just playing one game--I'm playing three. I will be playing through the entire Mass Effect Trilogy, with my 24-hour game day marathon concluding with Mass Effect 3.
At it's core, Mass Effect is a journey in which the choices made leave a lasting impact throughout the entire series. Typically, the player makes these decisions, molding Commander Shepard as they see fit. For this Extra Life campaign, the power of choice is in your hands.
Your donations and participation in polls will chart Shepard's path and determine the fate of the galaxy...and potentially my own.
Save the Kids, Save the Galaxy
Every Game Over = $5 Donation
Your donations can help rack up the in-game deaths. Here's how you can make me empty my wallet:
Game over and mission completion will remove longest-standing ban.
Ban a Power
Ban a Weapon
Ban a Healing Ability
Every donor will receive a digital thank you card, featuring custom artwork by Sam Rose Watson, an artist featured at this year's San Diego Comic Con. Every dollar donated will equal a virtual raffle ticket for prizes that will include signed prints of the campaign's custom artwork and Extra Life swag.
The top donor at the conclusion of Mass Effect 3 will receive a mailed thank you card, a signed print of the custom artwork, and will choose the ending of Mass Effect 3.
All donations ending in even numbers will push Shepard towards the Paragon morality, a selfless hero and model citizen of the galaxy. She makes every decision with others and the greater good in mind...even if it means making her mission more difficult.
If we hit the $4,000 goal, and the Paragon donations are in the lead at the end of Mass Effect 3, I will shave my winter beard into a terrible pornstache at the end of the campaign.
Donations ending in an odd number will push Shepard towards the Renegade morality, a ruthless soldier, striking fear into the heart of her enemies. She will do anything to get the job done...regardless of the collateral damage it may cause.
If we hit the $4,000 goal, and the Renegade donations are in the lead at the end of Mass Effect 3, I will go full Guy Fieri with my hair and goatee at the end of the campaign.
I've learned people are more likely to donate if it will push me to drink or do something dumb--let's combine the two:
- 3 parts Blue Curacao
- 1 part Everclear
- Habanero Hot Suace coated shot glass
- 1 part Vodka
- 1 part Jack Daniels
- 1 part Bourbon
- Red Bull fill
- Curry Powder coated shot glass
- 1 part Bourbon
- 1 part Spiced Rum
- 1 part Ginger Ale
- Topped with ground pepper
- 1 oz Absinthe
- 1 oz Everclear
- 1 dash Blue Curacao
- 1 part Jagermeister
- 1 part Blue Curacao
- 1 part Mountain Dew
- Half measure Vodka
- Half measure Gin
- Full measure Tequila
- 3 dashes Tabasco
- Ground Pepper
- Prayers that I don't vomit on stream
PLUS Unlocks #TeamPornStache/
Friday, August 31, ~ 9:00pm CT
Friday, December 7, ~ 7:00pm CT (Tentative)
Every Friday @ 9:30pm CT
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