Dear Friends, Family, and Fans!
It’s that time of year again! We’re raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and I need your help!
On October 3rd, from 8 am-12 pm, I’ll be playing D&D with my very favorite Dungeon Master, Susan J. Morris, authors Bruce Cordell and Keith Baker, and designer, Teos “Alphastream” Abadia. You can watch it on Twitch. Your donations will help shape the adventure and my character, but that’s not all!
Seattle Children’s Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few, and the money you donate to make us entertain you, goes straight to them. (Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.)
You can make a donation here. Check below for rewards (and remember: the more we raise, the better the rewards get!)
Who’s it gonna be?
Just like last year, I’m leaving it up to you who my character will be. Each donation of $5 buys you one vote (so, for example, you can donate $25 and vote 5 times for your favorite, or split it and vote for everyone once, so no imaginary person feels sad). Please note your choice when you donate or I can’t count your vote!
VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN! When we reach $500, I’ll tally the votes and choose the character.
That will unlock a new set of goodies for the chosen character. Costumes? Side quests? Artifacts? Familiars? A certain adorable devil-dog? We’ll see!
Oota—genderqueer half-orc barbarian; wily neutral, appears in The Adversary. Oota is one part warlord, one part preacher, one part den mother and all badass. You don’t mess with her people and you won’t have a problem. She’s never been in the Underdark before, but she’s already not impressed.
Mira Zawad—female human rogue; chaotic unflappable; appears in Lesser Evils and Ashes of the Tyrant. Mira makes a living as a Zhentarim agent even though she’s (shhh!) secretly working for the Harpers of Waterdeep. Her true love though is history, and as such, if she has to choose between you and an artifact…well…the artifact is irreplaceable! She’s been in the Underdark. Doesn’t recommend it. But both her employers are quite interested in what they’ve been hearing about a certain chatty artifact…
HRH Raedra Obarskyr—female human fighter; dedicated neutral; appears in Fire in the Blood. As one of the Royal Family of Cormyr, Raedra should not be in the Underdark, but try telling an Obarskyr what to do. Raedra is the kind of royal who digs in with both hands and a sword for the sake of her kingdom and her people. She’s not used to roughing it, but making a fuss about it would be terribly gauche.
Nestrix—female drag–I mean, human fighter; neutral unnerving; appears in The God Catcher. Clytemmorrenestrix was a blue dragon, and then the Spellplague came and ruined everything, leaving her trapped in the body of a Tethyrian woman. Or maybe she’s crazy. Sometimes she (or maybe her spellscar) can bust out a little dragonfear. Sometimes she’s got lightning breath to spare. And sometimes she forgets her hands are squishy and just dives in unarmed. Bring on the funguses–she can zap them like anything else.
Mehen—male dragonborn fighter; lawful protective; appears throughout the Brimstone Angels Saga, but especially in Ashes of the Tyrant. Mehen has a past–evidenced by the clan piercings he doesn’t wear and the reputation that manages to follow him, even though he’s been far from Djerad Thymar for thirty years. Legendarily tough and absolutely done with your shit, Mehen is not keen on Zuggtmoy. Worshipping demons willy-nilly–THIS is how you get gods, people. Do you want gods all over? (I cannot promise any awkward Dad-flirting, but knowing Susan there is a distinct possibility she will make me do that).
Return of Havilar!—female tiefling fighter; neutral badass; appears throughout the Brimstone Angels Saga; my first Extra Life Character. Havilar seems like a flighty young woman, until she gets her glaive out–then you’d best step back and see how it’s done. Expect surprising observations, wild “facts,” and for me to get the horns out again. Havilar has never fought a fungus before, but she’s heard that if you pelt them with parsley and breadcrumbs, they go down faster.
REMEMBER: YOU HAVE UNTIL WE REACH $500 TO VOTE. NOTE YOUR CHOICE(S) IN THE DONATION.
- Oota: 0 votes
- Mira: 0 votes
- Nestrix: 5 votes
- Raedra: 0 votes
- Mehen: 0 votes
- Havilar: 0 votes
Last year, you guys helped me raise $2070 dollars, over my original goal of $1800. That meant that you unlocked the creation of a replica of Lorcan’s scourge pendant. The winner, Lindsay Newsome, generously chose to auction off that piece and have the proceeds donated to Extra Life. During the fundraising drive, I’ll be running that auction. Stay tuned for details.
DM’s Player rewards
Our DM has graciously deigned to spread the love to the players. Mostly because she’s planning to put us through the wringer. In addition to making your votes above, you can choose one of the below to make things a little easier on your favorite character (…Mine. I’m talking about my character). Please note your choice in your donation. These DO combine with your votes.
For more information (or to be a big meanie), check out Susan’s Extra Life Page, here.
Jackpot ($Any)—For each $1 you give, that player character gains 1 extra gp to spend on weapons, armor, potions, etc.
Shot in the Dark: ($10)—Gift a player with a random potion from my potions and poisons chart! Will it be helpful? Harmful? Labeled? Who knows! But it will at least be entertaining.
Read the Fine Print ($20)—Gift a player free and instant identification of one magic item (including potions).
Potion of Healing ($25)—Give a player a potion of healing. They’re going to need it!
All Your Bomb Are Belong to Us ($25)—Gift a player with one of the following: alchemist fire, tanglefoot bag, acid, oil of slipperiness, or a glitter bomb.
It’s a TRAP! ($25)—Gift a player with the power of foresight. Once, right before triggering a trap, they will hear the legendary warning, and will realize their mistake in time to avoid triggering the trap. (They won’t know what or where the trap is, or how to disarm it, but they will know they almost stepped into it!)
Tymora’s Lucky Charm ($25)—Give a player a Luck Coin worth one reroll to use during the game.
Critical Success ($50)—Give a player an automatic 20 on a d20 roll during the game (use before the Player rolls).
Critical Failure ($75)—The player can make the DM roll 1 on any roll (use before the DM rolls)
How Much Is that Dragon in the Window? ($250)—Give one player a pet! This pet will have a stat card and attack on the player’s turn. Depending on the intelligence of the pet, they may be able to follow a few simple commands. Choose from: Giant Beetle, Spider, Badger, Raven, and Toad.
Deluxe Pet ($500)—Give one player a pet… dragon! This pet will have a stat card, be able to follow simple commands, and attack on the player’s turn. Choose from: blue dragon wyrming, white dragon wyrmling, and bronze dragon wyrmling.