Extra Life 2018

Greetings one and all!

As members of the board gaming site, The Cardboard Republic, we want to tell you a story. It involves robots. And ninjas. And elves. And factories. And ships. And aliens. And zombies. And sheep.

What sort of story has all those things? Well, it’s either a tale created by an intrepid and energetic ten-year old, or it’s the collective stories of gaming. Both of these are possibilities. So we’re not taking any chances, and we’re going to use one to help the other.

On November 3rd, 2018, we’ll be again part of a huge international effort of the social impact of gamers with Extra Life, an annual organized effort to raise funds for sick kids. We’re really hopeful that you’ll be able to help us out by donating money to our efforts. For a 24 hour period on November 3rd, our team, named the Friends of Galen (after the historic Roman doctor), will be playing games straight through. It’s a marathon setting even for us geeks, but given the cause, we’re up for it.

We can have fun and do it for a good cause; we know it. And we’ll be able to help some kids get better, to come up with even more crazy stories of robots, zombies, and sheep.

We wish we could offer more, but for a variety of reasons, we weren’t able to devote as much time to Extra Life as we wanted this year. We didn’t do months of planning or line up publisher donations, but we still feel it’s worthwhile to do something – anything – to help the cause. Thus, we’re sticking with a very modest $250 team goal. We think with your help that’s reachable. Every little bit helps! If you’re participating in or hosting your own Extra Life event – great! We’re all on the same team in the end after all.

But if you’re looking for a place to donate, we have you covered! To make an online donation to the Friends of Galen, please click on this link, then choose the big green ‘Donate’ button.

Any and all donations are tax-deductible and 100% of it will be going to our local member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, which in our case is the Boston Children’s Hospital. This helps children fight all sorts of tough illnesses like cancer. Because stuff like cancer sucks.

Thanks for your interest, and may your dice always crit.