Extra Life at Carnage Royale

Extra Life charity logo. Slogan: "Play games. Heal kids." Benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

 

We are happy to announce that Extra Life is coming to Carnage Royale!

Extra Life is a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Players sign up to join the Extra Carnage team, ask the people in your life to donate, then at Carnage Royale play games for 24 hours! The money you raise will go to your local hospital to help kids.

Oh, and don’t worry, it’s not 24 straight hours of gaming. Bathroom breaks are highly encouraged!

Organizer Edwin has exciting news:

Our Extra Life extravaganza at Carnage Royale will kick off with a multi-table, high-action, DCC tournament of Carnival of the Damned Friday at 7 PM. The Carnival of the Damned is a Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG zero level adventure with tournament style play. Characters who survive gradually uncover the sinister purpose of the carnival and its twisted overseer, the Black Jester! Play one character or many, those that survive the most encounters can win prizes and all can take home nightmares. 

Other events planned for the 24-hour period between Friday at 7 and Saturday at 7 include Saturday Morning Cartoons (kids helping kids), Midnight Fiasco, and some very exciting exclusive Call of Cthulhu content. More info on all these events in the coming weeks.

Extra Life Carnage RoyaleYou can participate in Extra Life by playing other kinds of games, too. All of the time you spend playing games during the weekend goes toward your 24 hours. This includes RPGs, board games, miniatures, Diplomacy and even pickup games you play with your friends! There are board games that can be checked out outside the Oscar Wilde room, so grab some gamers and add to your hours with a pickup game.

Since you are going to be playing games at Carnage Royale anyway, why not sign up and raise some money for a good cause? Join the Extra Carnage team if you are willing to be a fundraiser.

If you are running a game and would like it to be in support of Extra Life, please include “This game supports Extra Life” in the game description. If you have already submitted your game and would like to add this statement please email Carnage staff member Nyssa at missnyss17@gmail.com

Keep checking the Carnage Lounge on Facebook for updates and consider joining the Extra Life team to help make a difference for children in your area!

 

Carnagecast 35: 24 Hour Charity Gaming Marathon at Quarterstaff Games

In episode thirty-five of Carnagecast, Jeff Durochia and Brennan Martin tell us about the charity gaming event Extra Life and the 24 gaming marathon they’re hosting at Quarterstaff Games in Burlington, Vermont to raise money for the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, Fletcher Allen Health Care.

This October, Quarterstaff opens its doors from 8:00am Saturday the 20th to 8:00am Sunday the 21st to host 24 hours of tabletop gaming to raise money. Highlights include midnight Draft ‘Til You Drop for Magic: the Gathering, A Game of Thrones utilizing the Dance with Dragons scenario, a warlord rumble for Warhammer 40,000, many more board games, role-playing games including Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons, Legend of the 5 Rings and more — Brennan is crafting three dimensional tiles for Settlers of Catan. One twist for Extra Life players that Quarterstaff offers: a $5 entry donation gains players tokens they can use to bend rules of the games they play. Those tokens translate into more donations for the Team Quarterstaff fundraising efforts.

Whether people come for the full 24 hours or drop in as their schedule allows, Jeff hopes to provide a mini-convention atmosphere, allowing people to try games and experiment with new and untried games. And, of course, people can contribute whatever they’re able to the fundraising efforts. Donations are just as important as pledges.  With his perspective analyzing birth statistics for the health department, Brennan reminds us there are living, breathing people who will benefit directly from the money raised through Extra Life. Continue reading

Carnagecast 2: Uncommon Nonsense and Andre Kruppa

In episode 2 of Carnagecast, Rod Sheldon fills us in on the Uncommon Nonsense Charity Auction, a silent auction of donated games and other items whose proceeds benefited victims of flooding in Vermont caused by Hurricane Irene.

Next, Interview with the Gamer visits Andre Kruppa, known on the New England convention circuit for his games’ theatrical production values and high immersion Call of Cthulhu and Lovecraftian horror scenarios. Continue reading

The Uncommon Nonsense Silent Auction for Vermont Flood Relief

This year the staff has decided to lend a hand to those affected by Irene in our home state.  We will be holding The Uncommon Nonsense Silent Auction.  All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Vermont Red Cross.  Games have been donated by various game companies and individuals.  They will be displayed  near the registration desk. The auction will begin Friday at 1pm and all bids must be in by Saturday at 6pm.   A list of all games with a suggested starting bid will be available near the desk.   There will be auction forms available at the desk.    Bidders need only write the name of the game on which they are bidding and the bid price.  After the Saturday 6pm deadline the highest bidders for each game will listed at the front desk.  High bidders should pick up their games by the end of the convention on Sunday.

Here are just some of the great games that will available in the auction:

  • Dominant Species
  • Manoeuver
  • Formula Motor Racing
  • Ivanhoe
  • Leaping Lemmings
  • Conquest of Paradise
  • Battle Line
  • Breakthrough Cambrai
  • Rails of New England (Can be signed by designer Walter Hunt)
  • Asteroyds
  • Pantheon
  • Mouquetiers du Roi
  • Axis and Allies: D-Day
  • Hull Breach CCG
  • Karma  RPG
  • Dream Factory RPG
  • Amun-Re
  • Dragon Parade
  • Terra Prime
  • Many others!!

So come bid on some great game and help the Vermont Red Cross help our neighbors hit by the floods!

Upper Valley Gamers in Support of Irene Flood Relief

In the wake of catastrophic flooding in Vermont caused by tropical storm Irene, Upper Valley gamers are stepping up to support flood relief efforts through the tabletop game hobby:

  • Matt Golec has created a geeklist auction on Boardgamegeek. All proceeds from items listed will go to the Red Cross of the Vermont / New Hampshire Valley to aid in short term aid for flood victims. The auction ends Wednesday, September 7th.
  • On September 10th, Triple Play of West Lebanon hosts a Flood Benefit Game Day. Freewill donations are taken at the door, with a suggestion of $10. Games start at 10:00am when the store opens and continue on as long as there are people to play.