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Play Games and Help Support Sick Kids With Extra Life This Weekend!

Play Games and Help Support Sick Kids With Extra Life This Weekend!

It’s coming up on that time of year again: Extra Life, where gamers do their thing (by playing more games) and raising awareness about Extra Life, which raises money for sick kids in children’s hospitals around the world. While the big event is happening on November 5, this weekend is Extra Life’s Tabletop Appreciation Weekend. As they describe it:

Think of Tabletop Appreciation Weekend as a warm up for Game Day on Nov. 5. Our largest tabletop supporters will be creating Extra Life teams, playing their favorite games and sharing Extra Life with their fans. Some are even providing tabletop-themed incentives for their donors and team members to unlock as they fundraise. Let’s give a shout out to tabletop players everywhere for their relentless support of our hospitals and the families they treat!

How do you get in on the action? Sign up for Extra Life, join a team, throw on the Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend badge on your profile and use it to share the word about Extra Life on all your channels! It’s the perfect way to share your game selfies, brags, projects (like painted miniatures) and your beloved RPG gaming group!

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Here’s the truth: your probably know somebody who has been helped by a Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Not only do the funds raised go directly to the network hospital of your choosing (meaning you can directly support a hospital near you) you can also unlock some awesome achievement prizes through participating. Local groups can also get together and game together, which means through being involved in Extra life, you can join a local group and grow your geeky friends network.  Moreover, you’re doing some good, and that’s totally +5 to your personal awesomeness stat.

I know I’ll be involved this year, and hope you will be too!

Are you participating in or supporting a gamer Extra Life? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Image & Blog Photo Credits: Extra Life


Teri Litorco is all about using her geekiness to help sick kids, and thinks you should try it too. You’ll probably like it. She’s also the author of The Civilized Guide To Tabletop Gaming. Follow her gaming antics on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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