It's time! Extra Life's official Game Day is here in most parts of the world, and some of our editors will be starting their game streams by the time you read this!
If you're already on board with the idea, then we all thank you ahead of time for watching and anything you can donate - every little bit really does count.
Obviously, we love games here at RPGFan. It's right there in our name! But you know what's better than playing games? Getting to use that love of gaming to help sick children, which the Extra Life charity program has been doing since 2008. This year, we're proud to announce that RPGFan is joining the fight by fielding a team of our own to help raise funds for this extremely worthy cause.
In case you're not familiar with Extra Life, here's how it works: those who participate pledge to play games for 24 hours on a particular day, and ask for people to recognize that effort by donating to the Extra Life charity. Those gaming sessions don't have to be streamed, but it's certainly more fun for those who donate if they can actually watch the players play.
This year's Extra Life event takes place on November 7th, and we are already stocking up on energy drinks and figuring out how to sleep for 24 hours the day before so that we will be up to the challenge.
Please consider donating to one of our team members, sharing this link on Facebook or Twitter... anything you can do to promote this cause. It's one of the biggest things we can do each year as a gaming community to show people that our hobby can be a force for good in the world.
As of this writing, the RPGFan team is comprised of just staff members, but our readers are a big part of what makes this such a great site, so if you're going to be playing, we invite you to join our team using the big friendly button on our team page (even if you're not going to be playing RPGs). Your friends' and families' donations will still count toward your personal goal, and they'll still go to the hospital that you've chosen to support — you'll just be showing them what a great community you're a part of.
Helping sick kids is pretty great already, but is that all we have in store for you on the online gaming front? Would I even ask that question if it were? Of course not.