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D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage – Learn About the Latest Storyline and Support Red Nose Day

D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage

Wizards of the Coast brings the stars to a virtual table with D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage. An amazing cast of characters led by expert storytellers previews the latest D&D storyline with live gaming sessions, all while raising money for Red Nose Day to help the most vulnerable children across the US and around the world, who have been so affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The adventure begins 10:00am PT on June 18, 2020 and will run through June 20, 2020 at dungeonsanddragons.com

People all over the world continue to stay safe by staying home, but that doesn’t mean the adventuring has stopped. Dungeons & Dragons is more popular than ever because it allows people to weave compelling stories together even when they’re physically apart through online videoconferencing. 

D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage features big personalities playing elves, wizards and fighters to accomplish quests using their imaginations. Funny people like Brian Posehn, Kevin Sussman and Thomas Middleditch will work together to solve problems or, more likely, cause some hilarious new ones. WWE Superstars Xavier Woods, Tyler Breeze, Ember Moon, Alexa Bliss, and Dio Maddin will contend with beefcake destroyer Jeremy Crawford, a.k.a. Principal Rules Designer for D&D. Deborah Ann Woll will lead a group of actors in improvising a way to help people in a fantasy world not that different from ours. And principal D&D writer Chris Perkins takes players new to D&D, including Brandon Routh and David Harbour, through adventures sure to de-mystify the hobby for all who tune in. 

View the whole schedule for #DnDLive2020. Check out the promotional trailer featuring some of the performers above for D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage:

Fans of D&D will learn all about the new setting and storyline as well as accompanying new products plus tons of unique gameplay available on June 18, 2020. D&D Adventurers League has four new short adventures everyone can enjoy. By donating a small amount to Red Nose Day, fans will have access to sign up for D&D sessions with players around the world! During #DnDLive2020, fans will also be able to choose the character best suited to help the region through Reality RP, a mashup of fantasy storytelling, community engagement, and reality television. 

All proceeds from D&D Live 2020: Roll w/Advantage will benefit Red Nose Day.

T-shirts commemorating D&D’s partnership with Red Nose Day are available for purchase right now here, along with a custom-designed adventure families can easily play together available here.

Watch the latest D&D storyline come to life at D&D Live 2020: Roll with Advantage! 

Diamond and Alliance Launch “Back the Comeback” to Support Comic and Game Retailers

Back the Comeback

Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game  Distributors, Geppi Family Enterprises companies, have announced the launch of Back The Comeback, a multi-phased campaign focused on supporting local comic and game stores as they reopen, restart and rebuild. Centered around the rallying cry of, “Our Comeback Will Be Bigger Than Our Setback,” Diamond and Alliance created the campaign in partnership with publishers and industry influencers to shine a light on the unique relationship consumers have with their local comic and game retailers while raising funds to support restart efforts.

Back The Comeback launches today with a social media challenge. In a video message posted on Twitter, Facebook, as well as various YouTube channels, Steve Geppi challenges five friends to #BackTheComeback and post messages of support for their favorite comic or game store while asking their friends and fans to do the same.

Viewers can visit the official website for additional information including tools to help make their own social messages and a link to purchase campaign T-shirts. All from T-shirt sales will be distributed to charities that support comic and game stores.

Charity recipients include:

The second phase of this campaign begins later this summer when Diamond International Galleries (DIG) launches a Back The Comeback charity auction. Steve Geppi has kicked off donations to the auction with items valued at approximately $50,000. The winning bidders will donate directly to one of three charities that support comic and game retailers and submit proof of donation to DIG to claim their item.

The third phase of this campaign focuses on in-store promotion. Alliance will offer weekly promotions to retailers and Diamond will partner with publishers to place the Back The Comeback logo on the cover of select comics to commemorate this time period and the emphasis on rebuilding. More information on these additional phases of the campaign will be released in the coming weeks.

Asmodee Wants You to Play with Friends with this Humble Digital Game Bundle

Asmodee Digital Humble Bundle

Say goodbye to boredom with this Humble Bundle of board games from Asmodee Digital! Play your cards right and get Scythe: Digital Edition, The Lord of the Rings Adventure Card Game, Splendor, Mysterium, Small World 2, and Carcassonne. There’s $158 worth of games available.

The Humble Bundle benefits Traveling Stories and Partners in Health. You can decide how much you pay and how the money is allocated.

Pay $1 or more to unlock:

  • Small World 2
  • Carcassonne – Tiles & Tactics
  • Patchwork
  • King and Assassins
  • Love Letter
  • Potion Explosion

Pay more than the average of $9.87 to unlock:

  • Splendor
  • Splendor – The Cities
  • Splendor – The Trading Posts
  • Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game
  • Carcassonne – Winter and Gingerbread Man
  • Carcassone – Traders & Builders
  • Small World 2 – Cursed
  • Small World 2 – Be not Afraid
  • Twilight Struggle

Pay $12 or more to unlock:

  • Scythe: Digital Edition
  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game – Definitive Edition
  • Mysterium – Hidden Signs
  • Carcassonne – The River
  • Carcassonne – Inns & Cathedrals
  • Carcassonne – The Princess & the Dragon Expansion
  • Mysterium – Secrets & Lies
  • Small World 2 – Grand Dames
  • Splendor – The Strongholds

Humble Bundle Purges the Xenos with a Warhammer 40K Deathwatch Bundle to Benefit Doctors Without Borders

Deathwatch Humble Bundle

Purge the Xenos with your Battle-Brothers and the Warhammer 40K Deathwatch Humble Bundle. This charity benefiting bundle features $274 worth of ebooks from Cubicle 7‘s roleplaying game.

The pay what you want bundle allows you to decide where your money goes with the charity being Doctors Without Borders.

Check out each tier below and take advantage:

Pay $1 or More to Unlock:

  • Deathwatch Core Rulebook
  • Deathwatch: Final Sanction
  • Deathwatch: Know No Fear

Pay $8 or More to Also Unlock:

  • Deathwatch: Mark of the Xenos
  • Deathwatch: Rites of Battle
  • Deathwatch: Oblivion’s Edge
  • Deathwatch: The Emperor Protects

Pay $15 or Mote to Also Unlock:

  • Deathwatch: Rising Tempest
  • Deathwatch: The Jericho Reach
  • Deathwatch: First Founding
  • Deathwatch: The Nemesis Incident
  • Deathwatch: The Game Master’s Kit

Pay $18 or More to Also Unlock:

  • Deathwatch: Falling Star
  • Deathwatch: The Emperor’s Chosen
  • Deathwatch: Ark of Lost Souls
  • Deathwatch: The Outer Reach
  • Deathwatch: Honour the Chapter
  • Deathwatch: The Achilus Assault

Knight Models Releases Madame Pomfrey for the Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game to Raise Money

Knight Models is releasing a Madame Pomfrey miniature for the Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game. Proceeds will go entirely to the General Hospital of LaPaz of the Community of Madrid.

You can also participate in a drawing for this figure painted by Ángel Giráldez.

The figure is a Knight Models webstore exclusive and retails for $16.67 plus shipping.

Get a Start with this Humble Bundle of Black Library’s Warhammer 40,000 Books

Humble Bundle has a “starter” package of books for those looking to get a start on Black Library‘s numerous Warhammer 40,000 series.

You’ll get the first book in many classic series that allows you to easily see what you’ve been missing.

There’s $286 worth of awesome stories within.

It’s pay what you want with some of it possibly going to charity. This bundle supports the EveryLibrary Institute and CILIP, the library and information association.

Here are the tiers:

$1 or more:

  • Yarrick: Imperial Creed
  • Ciaphas Cain: For The Emperor
  • Last Chancers: 13th Legion
  • Space Wolves: Space Wolf
  • Mephiston: Blood of Sanguinius
  • Fabius Bile: Primogenitor

$8 or more:

  • Space Marine Conquests: The Devastation of Baal
  • Gaunt’s Ghosts: First and Only
  • Night Lords: Soul Hunter
  • Ahriman: Exile
  • Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor’s Legion
  • The Horusian Wars: Resurrection
  • Tome of Fire: Salamander
  • Kingsblade

$15 or more:

  • Eisenhorn: Xenos
  • Ravenor
  • Ultramarines: Nightbringer
  • The Talon of Horus
  • Vaults of Terra: The Carrion Throne
  • The Beast Arises: I Am Slaughter
  • Space Marine Battles: Rynn’s World
  • Rise of the Ynnari: Ghost Warrior
  • Sisters of Battle: Faith and Fire
  • Blood Angels: Deus Encarmine
  • Farsight: Crisis of Faith
  • Storm of Iron

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.

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