Gaming for Extra Life: Donor Rewards

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Join the Fight!

Few quests rival the fight against monsters like cancer and cystic fibrosis. And Extra Life gives us all a chance to join that quest. As a part of Wizards of the Coast’s livestreamed 48(!!!)-hour marathon Dungeons & Dragons session, I will be running a D&D game to help raise money to support Children’s Miracle Network.

Over 48-hours, Wizards of the Coast’s team of DMs will be running a game, broadcast on D&D’s Twitch channel, so you can tune in and watch what happens, and donate to affect the game in real-time. Can’t watch? No problem! Donate ahead of time to affect the characters people play, the monsters they fight, and the strange artifacts and puzzles they encounter.

The Player(s) So Far: Chris Sims, Erin M. Evans, Matt Sernett, and Teos “Alphastream” Abadia

Types of Donations

  • DM Rewards give the DM running the game (that’s me!) new monsters, new artifacts, and rerolls.  You can also use the DM rewards to name a character or get a shout-out during the game. Choose a DM reward to make things hell… er, I mean FUN for the players!
  • Player Rewards give the players more gold (for equipment), rerolls, potions of healing, and even an extra life. Some players are offering more rewards on their own pages, including those that allow you to customize their characters! Choose a player reward because you hate fun. Joking, joking–do it! They could use the help after all everything you’re going to put them through, with your copious DM donations.
  • Threshold Goals upgrade the game with every donation–whether it’s a specially themed snack, or a particularly devilish puzzle, or even making me DM in costume. Every donation made goes toward unlocking these threshold goals!

Join Us

Join us in our quest! Donate to give hell to the players, and help to children in need. Or to help the players, too. I suppose. If you really want to. And watch the resulting battles unfold on twitch.tv/wotc_dnd.

See You There!

Susan

Donor Rewards (DM)

Choose a DM reward to make things hell… er, I mean FUN for the players!

Shout-Out ($5 – $20)—We’ll give a shout-out during the game with a message of your choosing (keep it clean, keep it tweetable).

“Alas… Earwax!” ($10)—No glory without risk! Add a terrible flavor of jellybean to my infamous jellybean puzzle! Options: Black Pepper, Booger, Dirt, Earthworm, Earwax, Grass, Rotten Egg, Sausage, Soap, Vomit, and worst of all, LICORICE.

Your Name In Game ($20)—We’ll use a name of your choosing (yours, your twitter handle, your characters, or made up!) somewhere in the game. Be it an NPC name, a battle cry, in a chapbook title, in the words to a spell, or even as random graffiti on the wall, it will be there! (Keep it clean, keep it tweetable!)

Say My Name, Say My Name ($25)—You make up the name for one of the non-player characters or magic items in the game, or alternatively, you can pick a phrase I’ll have an NPC say during the game. (Keep it clean, keep it tweetable!)

DM’s Always Right ($25)—You buy the Dungeon Master one reroll to be used at any point during the game.

Custom Cocktail ($5)—ACHIEVED!–Voting at an end due to prep time. Your cocktail will be: Deathcap for Cutie!

Themed Snacks ($5)—ACHIEVED!–Voting at an end due to prep time. Your snack will be: Chocolate Myconids!

Unpleasant Surprise ($50)—Grant the antagonists surprise in an encounter.

Buy a Small Monster ($20)—You add one of the following monsters to an upcoming game: sahuagin, stirge, carrion crawler, darkmantle, mimic, wil-o’-wisp, roper, phase spider, ooze/pudding (black, grey, ochre, green), fungus (shrieker, gas spore, violet)

Buy a Trap ($50)—Buy a trap out of the DMG for the game, and have your name engraved on the trap in place of its architect! Choose from: Collapsing Roof, Falling Net, Simple Pit, and Hidden Pit.

Well That’s… Different ($50)—You add one dubious magic item to the game. Choose from: Portable Hole, Philter of Love, Medallion of Thoughts, Nolzur’s Marvelous Pigments, Potion of Diminution, Sovereign Glue, and Universal Solvent.

Buy a Mean Monster ($75)—You add one of the following monsters to an upcoming game: corrupted treant, gelatinous cube, rust monster, bulette, cloaker, otyugh, gibbering mouther, nothic, succubus, myconid

Now that’s the Good Stuff ($100)—Choose a dubious magic item from the following list to appear in the game: The Deck of Many Things, Bag of Beans, Mirror of Life Trapping, and Wand of Wonder.

Buy a Secret Chamber ($100)—Buy a room in the dungeon—and let me know the theme, be it otiyugh chapbooks, hook horror crossfit, or myconid mineral baths—and I will make it happen. (Keep it PG!)

Buy a DM Intrusion ($100)—A critical failure is rolled! What could go wrong? For $100, you tell me, and I’ll make it happen (within reason).

Buy a Mean Trap ($100)— Buy a trap out of the DMG for the game, and have your name engraved on the trap in place of its architect! Choose from: Locking Pit, Spiked Pit, Poison Darts, and Fire-Breathing Statue.

Buy an Awesome Monster ($150)—You add one of the following monsters to the adventure (please note the monster may not feature as a combat threat to prevent the game from ending in a TPK): bone devil, beholder, purple worm, shadow dragon, dracolich, balor, marilith, lich, beholder lich

Buy a Death Trap ($150)—Buy a trap for the game, and have your name engraved on the trap in place of its architect! Choose from: Rolling Sphere, Sphere of Annihilation, and Mysterious DM Creation Trap.

Taste of their Own Medicine ($200)—Choose a creature, trap, or other obstacle (within reason) from one of the players’ many published novels, adventures, or short stories. I will put it in the game! (Please note that the monster may not feature as a combat threat to prevent the game from ending in a TPK (I’m talking about YOU, Asmodeus!), and that similarly, super high-level obstacles may be tinkered with.)

Donor Rewards (Players)

Choose a player reward because you hate fun. Joking, joking–do it! They could use the help after all everything you’re going to put them through, with your copious DM donations. 

Jackpot ($Any)—Choose a player character. For each $1 you give, that player character gains 1 extra gp to spend on weapons, armor, potions, etc.

“I think I could be safe with a nice toffee…” ($10)—Don’t let them all be earwax—add a tasty flavor of jellybean to my infamous jellybean puzzle! Options: Buttered Popcorn, Blueberry, Licorice (yes, I hear some people like it…), Green Apple, Strawberry Cheesecake, Toasted Marshmellow, Coconut, Watermelon, Candyfloss, Cinnamon, Lemon, Banana, Cherry, Bubble Gum, Pomegranate.

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? ($75)—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 ($150)—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.

Threshold Goals

Every donation made goes toward unlocking these threshold goals.

The Die of Fate ($100 combined all donors) Instead of arguing over the rules, all reasonable disputes will be resolved via a roll of the DIE OF FATE. 11 or higher, player wins, 10 or lower goes to the DM.

Jellybean Puzzle–ACHIEVED!–My jellybean puzzle, also known as Forgotten Realms author Erin M. Evans’s favorite D&D memory, will make an appearance!

Victory Dance–ACHIEVED!–Every time I roll a 20, I will do a short victory dance! On camera! For reals!

Extra Life—ACHIEVED!–Return the first character who dies to 1 hit point.

Mushroom Mushroom!!!--ACHIEVED!—I will DM the entire game wearing a mushroom costume.

The DM is FAUNed of this one)—ACHIEVED!–Instead of my mushroom costume, I will DM the entire game wearing my faun costume.

R.A.T.S ($900 combined all donors)—ACHIEVED!–If we hit $900 in donations, I will add a random teleporter puzzle (a la Eye of the Beholder) to the game!

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight DM ($1000)—ACHIEVED! Instead of my faun costume, I will DM wearing my Link costume (from the Legend of Zelda) for the entire game.

Alchemy Puzzle ($1250 combined all donors by 10/1 EOD, due to the prep time required for this one!)—My Alchemy Puzzle will make an appearance!

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