What are the Plans to Stream for Extra Life in November?

Last Updated on October 26, 2018 by Michael Brockbank

There’s just over a week to go before the streaming event for Extra Life in November. Many broadcasters will put in a 24-hour game-a-thon to help bring in donations for Children’s Miracle Network. And we’re going to be part of it.

Even though we don’t have a huge following, it’s still fun. I just don’t know if I’m young enough to go 24 hours straight.[template id=”145″]

What is Our Extra Life in November Schedule Like?

The actual event runs all through the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of November. And since we’ve been anticipating this event all year, our schedule is pretty clear.

Unfortunately, I don’t know if we have the stamina to stay up the entire time. For instance, my knee starts hurting if I am sitting for longer than an hour and a half.

Old age mixed with out of shape.

Worst case scenario, we’ll do 12 hours on Saturday and 12 hours on Sunday. Although I think my oldest daughter is looking forward to the entire 24-hours straight.

I’m not exactly sure when we’ll start if we do 24 hours, though. I’m thinking something like super early Saturday morning. For instance, I can get a bit of sleep before work if we go from 3:00 am Saturday to 3:00 am Sunday.

This is why we’ll probably break it up into two, 12-hour days. Some of us have jobs and clients who need us clear-eyed and ready for work at 6:00 am Monday morning.

And I hate taking naps in the middle of the day.

What Kind of Games Are We Playing?

Well, I’m sure my friend will want to grind the hell out of Diablo III. Unfortunately, my daughter cannot play it with us. We’ll have to find things she can join in on. Here’s a few ideas I’ve been toying with this morning:

  • Don’t Starve Together
  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
  • EverQuest 2
  • Age of Mythology
  • Hardcore Minecraft

I’m also debating on springing for a few new games for our libraries and see what we can find that everyone will agree to play. Since my daughter is 13, there are a few things that are age-gated.

And, everyone here has a different cup of tea when it comes to gaming.

If you have a suggestion, feel free to hit us up on Twitter or Facebook.

Personally, I could probably spend the entire 24 hours playing Fallout 4. I think last time we did the Extra Life event, we mostly played EverQuest 2.

However, I would love to see if we can get some Diablo III season and career achievements during Extra Life in November. In fact, I’m sure my sons will want to play Diablo III at some point during the weekend.[template id=”505″]

Are We Doing Anything Special in Terms of Donations?

During the Extra Life event, 100% of all donations are going to the charity. That includes anything this website makes during that weekend. So visitors who read content, buy merch or otherwise help us bring in money on the 3rd and 4th are primarily helping Children’s Miracle Network.

Because of how the merch store is set up through Streamlabs, though, we are only able to donate 100% of the income from sales profits. So a $15 coffee mug will net around $3.52 from our merch store.

Which really isn’t a lot of money. But, that’s what happens when you sign up for drop shipping platforms.

Regardless, we are also donating some of our own money during the event.

If I had a larger audience, I’d do some giveaways. Well, maybe next year…

Are We Streaming to Twitch or YouTube?

At the moment, we don’t have a YouTube channel set up. It’s hard to come up with an idea that hasn’t been done to death by other creators on the platform.

We want to stand out, not copy.

Which means the entire live stream will be on the Twitch channel. You can watch us on Twitch or visit the Twitch feed on this website.

Besides, we’re still trying to establish our channel on Twitch, and we already have a small following on the platform. Not to mention it might help us reach affiliate status.

Are We Adverse to Playing with Other Streamers?

Absolutely not. We love playing with others, and have met some awesome gamers over the years. If you want to plan something with us during the live stream, feel free to send a message on Twitter or use the Twitch chat.

The only stipulation is that we are an adult gaming group. Which means explicit language and adult themes. While we can tone it down a bit for the younger audience, we are who we are.

And we don’t play with trolls or players who are simply downright rude to others. If you wanna trash talk or be an ass, play somewhere else. We’re not into grieving.

Otherwise, you’re welcome to join us.

What About Some Board and Card Games?

Not everyone playing Extra Life in November is going to be strictly digital. In fact, a lot of Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons players stream their games as well.

Unfortunately, we don’t have the set up to show table top games without reorganizing the office and kitchen. Otherwise, I think it would be an awesome idea to invite my brother over and play Cards Against Humanity and Munchkin.

We could even throw out some Exploding Kittens if we had the right set up.

It’s definitely something to think about…after all, we have until the 3rd of November.

I would love to sit down and play a 24-hour game of D&D. Unfortunately, I am a Second Edition purist, and no one plays that anymore.


Here’s to a Successful Extra Life 2018!

I doubt we will bring in a ton of money. But that’s not the point. In reality, even $5 to Children’s Miracle Network is better than nothing at all. While we won’t pull in even a distant fraction of what other gaming groups will, we’re still proud to do what we can.

So here’s to an Extra Life event that surpasses yet another record for donations. We hope you stop by to at least say, “Hello.”[template id=”543”]

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Michael Brockbank

Michael developed ColoradoPlays to help various charities through his favorite pastime. Since then, the blog and Twitch channels have donated several hundred dollars to Extra Life, Geeks of Grandeur and Operation Supply Drop to name a few.