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Magic: The Gathering + My Little Pony = Ponies: The Galloping for charity

Extra Life

Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have joined forces for a special release from Magic: The Gathering to raise funds for Extra Life, benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital with a magical limited edition collectible card set and play mats called Ponies: The Galloping, available to US and Canadian fans on hasbropulse.com from Oct 22- Nov 5. Magic: The Gathering Arena players can also get into the action with digital Ponies: The Galloping sleeves, available for $3.99 Oct 28 – Nov 2 in the in-game store.

The Hasbro Pulse exclusives are:

Ponies: The Galloping Trading Card Set – $50

 A donation of thirty dollars ($30.00) per card set will be made to Extra Life benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Friendship is Magic: The Gathering in these silver-bordered My Little Pony cards! Three of your favorite ponies neigh into the fray, one of them with a double-sided surprise!  In partnership with Extra Life—and in the spirit of love, friendship, and beyond—each purchase of Ponies: The Galloping raises funds for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Ponies: The Galloping Galloping is available from October 22, 2019–November 5, 2019, celebrating the October 12 series finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Magic: The Gathering’s Extra Life event on November 2.

Contents:

  • Silver-bordered, double-sided Princess Luna/Nightmare Moon Magic card
  • Silver-bordered Princess Twilight Sparkle Magic card
  • Silver-boarded Rarity Magic card

Ships to USA and Canada addresses only.
Limited Quantity. Availability while supplies last. Available exclusively at www.hasbropulse.com.
No refunds or returns.

Ponies: The Galloping Galloping

Ponies: The Galloping Playmats by Ultra PRO – $100

A donation of Eighty Dollars ($80.00) per bundle will be made to Extra Life benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Now, friendship really is Magic with our limited edition My Little Pony Magic: The Gathering playmat bundle. Enchant your friends, rivals, and opponents with this playmat set featuring Princess Luna, Rarity, and Twilight Sparkle! Ready to bring on the night? Flip the Princess Luna double-sided playmat to reveal the Mare in the Moon herself, Nightmare Moon!

  • Bundle includes 3 playmats (2 single-sided playmats and 1 double-sided playmat)
  • Protects gaming cards during game play
  • Also great for use with laptop & computer workstations – works with most types of mouse devices
  • Approximately 24″ tall x 13.5″ wide
  • Non-slip rubber backing prevents movement during use

What is Extra Life? Learn more.

Limited Quantity. Availability while supplies last.  Available exclusively at www.hasbropulse.com.
No refunds. No returns.


But wait – there are more ways to donate money to Extra Life, benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital:

Uncut Sheet Auctions

Through www.ebay.com/wotccharity (going live on Oct. 1), WOTC will be auctioning off more than 20 uncut sheets between October 23 and November 2. Among the sheets they’ll have a foil New Phyrexia rare/mythic rare sheet and a foil Throne of Eldraine alternate art and Showcase card sheet.

Streaming Events

We’ll have two in-house streams on twitch.tv/magic to raise money for Extra Life:

October 28–November 1, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. PT

  • Employees take over the Wizards stream to play MTG ArenaMTGO, and generally goof around in the pursuit of charity.

Nov. 2, 4 p.m.–12 a.m. PT

  • Our Game Day stream will feature multiple influencers playing Magic: The Gathering Arena and competing in “special” challenges. You’ll just have to tune in…

Streamer Campaign

Finally, we’re holding something of a competition among streamers to raise the most for Extra Life. Interested streamers can create Extra Life pages and join the Magic super team—competing either alone or in teams of up to six. The Top 8 teams will get access to codes for their audience, featuring an early access premium card style for Inspiring Veteran. 

Everything Else

  • Donations of at least $20 during the Wizards of the Coast Extra Life streaming event on Nov. 2 from 3 p.m.–midnight PT will receive a Magic Online code, distributed by Extra Life, that redeems for one of each of the following:
    • 1 random alternate art shock land (chosen from among Blood Crypt, Temple Garden, Godless Shrine, Watery Grave, Hallowed Fountain, Sacred Foundry, Overgrown Tomb, Steam Vents, Stomping Ground, and Breeding Pool)
    • 1 nontradeable Ajani, Extra Life Mascot avatar
    • 1 nontradeable Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Magic and Friendship avatar
  • Extra Life playmats, shirts, pins, and stickers sold through the MTG Pro Shop.

Gen Con and Make-A-Wish Grant First-of-its-Kind Wish at the 2019 Convention

Gen Con

Gen Con is partnering with Make-A-Wish to make a Missouri boy’s wish to attend the convention come true at Gen Con 2019 this August 1-4. Twelve-year-old Drake Kiderlen of Troy, MO, who is battling a Pineal Parenchymal Tumor, will attend Gen Con this year on an all-expenses-paid trip with members of his family. Drake’s wish will be the first time a wish is granted at Gen Con.

Drake, who will celebrate his thirteenth birthday on Friday, August 2 during the convention, will see, learn, and play as he takes in the more than 520 exhibiting game companies, hundreds of newly released games, and choice of 18,000 ticketed events during the four-day convention in the Indiana Convention Center.

When he was asked what his wish would be, Drake told Make-A-Wish that he wanted more than anything else to go to Gen Con to play Dungeon and Dragons, and learn about new board games. Drake will kick off Gen Con by assisting Gen Con co-owner Peter Adkison in the annual Roll of the Dice, which officially opens the convention on Thursday, August 1 at 10 am. He is also scheduled for several games and events of his choosing, including Foam Weapon Fighting, D&D and other roleplaying games, a board game event, and a fantasy-themed improv comedy show.

Lion Forge Partners with Fantasy Books Inc. and Star Clipper for Crit for Compassion

Lion Forge continues a mission of comics and gaming for everyone, partnering with all of Fantasy Books Inc. locations, including the Eisner award-winning Star Clipper for a weekend of fun for a good cause, Crit for Compassion to benefit the Megan Meier Foundation.These retailers will host events throughout the weekend of September 7-9 at four different locations in the St. Louis area.

During the Crit for Compassion Anti-bullying Event you can play various games and make donations for extra dice rolls, additional card draws or special buffs that will help during your game. If gaming is not for you, any purchase made can be rounded up to the nearest dollar, or you can make a direct donation to the cause. All proceeds from these various forms of donations will go to the Megan Meier Foundation and a percentage of all weekend sales at Fantasy Books Inc. will be donated to the Foundation.

Your support will help raise money for Megan Meier’s programs including leadership workshops, speaking engagements and resource center that touch over 75,000 children, parents, educators and professionals throughout the year.

Each year, 13 million children are bullied or cyberbullied in the United States, and the consequences can be devastating.
Proceeds from the event will help support:

  • Students (Elementary School, Middle School, High School, & College) who are suffering the traumatic consequences of bullying or cyberbullying, some of which include depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal ideations.
  • Parents who are seeking resources for their child who is being bullied or cyberbullied.
  • Educators & Professionals (such as law enforcement and counselors) who play a key role in bullying situations and who should continue to be educated and brought up to speed on how to address situations.

The full schedule and details for Lion Forge sponsored events can be found below.

Heroic Adventures, Edwardsville will host an adventure on Saturday Sept 8 at 3pm and Sunday Sept 9 at 2pm.

D&D One-Shot Encounter 3:00 pm
Shortform Tomb of Horrors or Rolled & Told

  • Prize for survivors
  • Buff 1: $1 Reroll
  • Buff 2: $1 Gain advantage
  • Buff 3: $1 Give someone disadvantage
  • Buff 4: $3 Healing potion
  • Buff 5: $3 Refresh spell slots/powers
  • Buff 6: $5 Extra life, revive and come back at 10hp

D&D One-Shot Encounter 2:00 pm
Shortform Tomb of Horrors or Rolled & Told
Prize for survivors

  • Buff 1: $1 Reroll
  • Buff 2: $1 Gain advantage
  • Buff 3: $1 Give someone disadvantage
  • Buff 4: $3 Healing potion
  • Buff 5: $3 Refresh spell slots/powers
  • Buff 6: $5 Extra life, revive and come back at 10hp

Star Clipper will host Rolled & Told No. 0’adventure “The Thunderlock Barcrawl” on Saturday Sept 8.

Star Clipper’s extended schedule
Friday Sept 7 -Friday Night 
6-10 PM
$15 draft
$5 adds a pack you personally get to add to your pool, proceeds go to charity

Saturday Sept 8 – Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition 
2 PM – 8 PM
Rolled & Told Adventure

  • $1 Get a copy of Rolled & Told #0:
  • $1 Advantage on any roll:
  • $1 Benefit from a short rest:
  • $1 Pick your character sheet:
  • $1 Increase an ability score (up to 20):
  • $1 Add a spell of any level up to your casting level to your known spells:
  • $5 Roll your character yourself:
  • $5 Gain a level (up to level 6):
  • $5 Benefit from a long rest:
  • $20 Turn any attack roll into a critical hit:

Sunday Sept 8 – Smash Up
1 PM – 5 PMSmash Up

  • $10 Get a Titan promo pack proceeds go to charity
  • $50 Get the Titan promo playmat proceeds go to charity
  •  $1 Draw a card
  • $5  Take back your turn
  •  $10 Kill someone’s minion
  • $15 Get a victory point (only usable once per game)

Fantasy Books & Games, Fairview Heights will host D&D Rolled & Told Special Module at 3PM on Saturday Sept 8

  • $1 Get a copy of Rolled & Told #0:
  • $1 Advantage on any roll:
  • $1 Benefit from a short rest:
  • $1 Pick your character sheet:
  • $1 Increase an ability score (up to 20):
  • $1 Add a spell of any level up to your casting level to your known spells:
  • $5 Roll your character yourself:
  • $5 Gain a level (up to level 6):
  • $5 Benefit from a long rest:
  • $20 Turn any attack roll into a critical hit:

Fantasy Books in Belleville will host a Rolled & Told adventure on Sunday Sept 9 from 11 am to 4pm.

Full schedule and details for the weekend’s events can be found onlineRolled & Told is released using the Open Gaming License Version 1.0a and you should read and understand the terms of that license before using this material.

Stoneman Douglas Teachers are Requesting Board Game Donations

Stoneman Douglas students are returning to school after the murder of their fellow students and teachers and administration are attempting to find ways to transition the students back into the setting. They’ve put out a request for items they think will help, board games.

The school has received more than enough bookpacks and school supplies and are instead looking for board games, brain teasers, critical thinking puzzles, card games, and other items of that nature as well as art supplies.

The plan is to use the items as part of the healing process and therapy which will take time.

Donations can be brought to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas front office and left to the care of Penny Pagano or Teresa Basilone, the school’s office manager.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is located at 5901 Northwest Pine Island Road in Parkland.

Gen Con Partners with The Jack Vasel Memorial Fund AND Second Helpings for This Year’s Charity

Gen Con has announced their Charity Partners for Gen Con 2018! Last year for Gen Con 50, they partnered with Child Advocates and helped raise more than $40,000 to help kids in need in Indianapolis! This year, they’re asking for help again. This year’s convention is officially partnering with The Jack Vasel Memorial Fund AND Second Helpings. That’s right – they’re partnering with two charities this year, so there are two ways to make a big difference in the local and gamer communities.

Gen Con, along with Event Organizers, host events during the show to raise funds for the selected charity. Some of those events include …

  • Ace of Aces Auction
  • Balloon Sculpture “Slay the Creature”
  • Cardhalla
  • Charity Auction
  • Nerd Night for Charity
  • Silent Auction

The list will continue to grow as we get closer to the show.

The Jack Vasel Memorial Fund was started in April 2011, in memory of Jack Vasel, son of Tom Vasel. Tom is an influential voice in the board gaming hobby, and the community rallied around him in his time of need. Amazed by this generosity and kindness, Tom was determined to help others who might undergo similar tragedies. The fund was formed to collect and distribute financial assistance to members of the public who are part of the gaming community and who have suffered personal hardship.

Second Helpings, Inc. accepts donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free of charge through local social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry.

It’s the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying Game Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle Books currently has a new promotion where you can get $386 worth of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying Game books in a pay what you want model that benefits charity. The “Humble RPG Book Bundle Warhammer” benefits Action Against Hunger.

It’s a bundle of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay books from Cubicle 7! You’ll get an epic library of 2nd Edition titles, including the Core Rulebook, companions, sourcebooks, and adventure packs. Plus, score the 1st Edition Rulebook, available for the first time since the Old Ones introduced the forces of Chaos. (Okay, maybe not quite that long.)

These books are available in PDF format, meaning you can read them anywhere at any time.

You choose where the money goes – between the publisher and, if you’d like, a charity of your choice via the PayPal Giving Fund.

Gen Con Selects Child Advocates as Official Charity for 50th Convention

child-advocatesGen Con has chosen Indianapolis-based charity Child Advocates as its Official Charity Partner for 2017. As part of this agreement, they will receive the proceeds from Gen Con’s numerous longstanding charity events, including a charity auction, a balloon sculpture and its destruction, and the popular “Cardhalla,” a giant construction of cards.

Child Advocates is celebrating their 35th year of advocacy for children in the Indianapolis area. Child Advocates is the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) chosen by the courts in Marion County to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children. They fulfill their mission through advocacy, monitoring, evaluation, fact-finding and mediation. Volunteers assist staff professionals in each child’s case to make sure those children do not get lost in the system, that their needs are met during their court cases, and that a safe, permanent home is found for them as soon as possible.

The organization helps ensure that the more than 7,000 children whose cases they monitor each year have a voice in court and are placed in a safe and permanent home as soon as possible.

In 2017, Gen Con will take place from August 17-20, celebrating its historic 50th convention and its 15th year in Indianapolis. During its time in Indy, Gen Con has raised more than $230,000 for local charity partners including organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Gleaners Food Bank, and the Julian Center.

You can purchase badges for this year’s convention now. Sign-up for charity events will begin in May 2017.

Gen Con announces its Charity Partner for 2016

the pourhouseGen Con has selected The PourHouse as its Charity Partner for 2016. Each year, Gen Con partners with one charity, local to Indianapolis, hosting events intended to create donations for the partner organization. Opened in 2004, The PourHouse provides street outreach and peer advocacy for individuals experiencing homelessness in Indianapolis. Through community-style street outreach and a unique peer advocacy approach, The PourHouse helps people define and achieve their goals. You can read more about this partnership through Gen Con’s Charity Page.

This year the following Gen Con events will raise funds for the charity …

  • Ace of Aces XV Auction
  • Balloon Sculpture “Slay the Creature”
  • Cardhalla XVIII
  • Charity Auction
  • Mayfair Games

Last year, Gen Con’s programming generated more than $40,000 for the convention’s 2015 Charity Partner, The Julian Center. Since moving its convention to Indianapolis, Gen Con has raised more than $200,000 for local charities. From August 4 through 7, Gen Con again will serve as host to numerous charity events supporting The PourHouse, including the construction and demolition of a giant “Cardhalla” made of assembled trading cards, a charity auction, and many more.

D&D Kicks-Off Extra Life Tabletop Weekend. Help Raise Money for Charity.

Wizards of the Coast LogoTabletop Appreciation Weekend begins today! Wizards of the Coast team members (+ friends and family) will begin a 48-hour D&D tabletop roleplaying game in support of the Extra Life charity’s inaugural weekend to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

  • The Dungeons & Dragons game will be broadcasted today starting at 12pm PST on the D&D Twitch Channel and will conclude at 8pm PST on Sunday, October 4. As the team raises more money, players will unlock previews of the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide. Track the team’s progress at D&D Extra Life team page.
  • The Magic: The Gathering game will be broadcasted on the Magic Twitch Channel beginning tomorrow and will conclude on Sunday morning.

In addition, the team will return on Extra Life Game Day on November 7 for even more D&D fun, streaming digital games like Sword Coast Legends and Neverwinter.

Help Support a Good Cause

The money raised through Extra Life goes directly to Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, helping to fund research and training, purchase life-saving equipment, and pay for uncompensated care. CMN hospitals treat every patient that comes through their doors, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The goal is to help save and improve the lives of as many children as possible, and the funds raised will make it possible for the hospitals to do that!

Players can join the D&D team or the Magic team or set-up their own playgroup at home. Players, DMs, and Planeswalkers around the country are encouraged to join either team and contribute to the overall team totals.

Whether you love the classic tabletop games or prefer to take your adventure digital, you can play D&D and contribute to the cause! Try out the new Sword Coast Legends or any of the other D&D video games, such as Neverwinter or classics like Baldur’s Gate. You can also show your support for the D&D team by adding the D&D Twibbon to your Twitter or Facebook profile.

Magic players have many options as well! Whether you’re playing paper Magic: The Gathering, Magic Online, or the recently released (and free) Magic Duels: Origins, all the donations you generate will count towards the Magic team goal!

Earn Rewards

All participating members of the D&D Extra Life team who raise at least $50 and respond to a survey after the event will receive a promotional certificate for use in D&D Adventurers League play. Additionally, every hour Wizards of the Coast will be giving away different prizes to donors, so participating members should stay tuned throughout the program to see what’s available. Finally, until October 5, anyone can purchase the exclusive D&D Extra Life Rage of Demons shirt.

Tune in and play along!

Join D&D and Magic in Extra Life Charity Gaming Event

dndlogoFor the third year in a row, Dungeons & Dragons is returning to the Extra Life charity gaming event! Members of the team will play the D&D tabletop roleplaying game for 48 hours during Extra Life’s inaugural Tabletop Appreciation Weekend (October 2-4) to help raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. In addition, the team will return on Extra Life Game Day on November 7 for even more D&D, as it streams digital games like Sword Coast Legends and Neverwinter.

In addition, this year team members from Magic: The Gathering will also join the Extra Life effort with their own team, which will take part in Tabletop Appreciation Weekend.

Help Support a Good Cause!

The money raised through Extra Life goes directly to Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, helping to fund research and training, purchase life-saving equipment, and pay for uncompensated care. CMN hospitals treat every patient that comes through their doors, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The goal is to help save and improve the lives of as many children as possible, and the funds raised will make it possible for the hospitals to do that!

Players can join the D&D team or the Magic team or set-up their own playgroup at home. Players, DMs, and Planeswalkers around the country are encouraged to join either team and contribute to the overall team totals.

Whether you love the classic tabletop games or prefer to take your adventure digital, you can play D&D and contribute to the cause! Try out the new Sword Coast Legends or any of the other D&D video games, such as Neverwinter or classics like Baldur’s Gate. You can also show your support for the D&D team by adding the D&D Twibbon to your Twitter or Facebook profile.

Magic players have many options as well! Whether you’re playing paper Magic: The Gathering, Magic Online, or the recently released (and free) Magic Duels: Origins, all the donations you generate will count towards the Magic team goal!

Earn Reward!

All participating members of the D&D Extra Life team who raise at least $50 and respond to a survey after the event will receive a promotional certificate for use in D&D Adventurers League play. Keep an eye out for announcements of more rewards and previews as we near the event.

Watch Live!

The Dungeons & Dragons game will be broadcasted on the D&D Twitch Channel starting on Friday, October 2 and running until Sunday, October 4.

The Magic: The Gathering team will also be running a 24-hour stream on the Magic Twitch Channel beginning the morning of Saturday, October 3, and concluding the morning of Sunday, October 4. Tune in and play along!

For more information or to join or contribute to the team, visit the Dungeons & Dragons Extra Life page or the Magic: The Gathering Extra Life page.

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