To say that 2020 has been one of hardship would be an understatement. While the world goes into lockdown to wait out a cure for the dreaded COVID-19, people all across the world are also taking to the streets to fight injustice and inequality via the Black Lives Matter movement. Because of this, a lot of people are feeling a mix of stress and helplessness, us included!
But we woke up one day and decided that this wasn’t the time to lie down and let others help make the world a better place, we had to do something. So we decided to host our first ever Dungeons & Dragons charity stream but online via Discord! Our goal is to raise $1000 over the course of five hours. During that time we will feature guests, giveaways, and more!
It has been 10 years since the demigod, Leandros, mightiest of the minotaurs, laid siege to the city of Temencules with an army of beast-men. The walls fell within days leaving all in ruin or chains. The adventurers, lucky enough to escape the devastation, must place their hopes of slaying the beast with the fabled The Eye of Diomendus. This legendary item is said to turn all things to ash should the lids split open and the pupil is exposed. However, the tales also speak of terrible traps, beasts, and more that protect the item from ever being used by mortal hands.
This event will take place on 7/11/2020 from 12pm PST – 5pm PST on Twitch.tv/the_geek_lyfe!
We will be doing everything we can to raise $1000 over the course of 5 hours for both Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 Relief! Although donations will go to our PayPal so we can track our progress, we’ll screenshot our account to show that we’ve donated all funds raised!
Specifically, the funding will go to:
The Bail Project™ National Revolving Bail Fund is on a mission to combat mass incarceration and reshape the pretrial system in the United States. 100% of online donations are used to bring people home. Since bail money comes back to us when cases close, we’re able to recycle every dollar donated at least twice per year.
Even before the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a global health emergency, UNICEF had rushed six metric tons of medical supplies to the front lines. To date, UNICEF has delivered tens of millions of protective items for health workers, medical equipment and hygiene supplies. Now, 40 million health care and frontline workers won’t have to risk their lives to save lives. Key to UNICEF’s effectiveness is its humanitarian warehouse in Copenhagen, the world’s largest, which can ship emergency supplies anywhere in the world in 48 to 72 hours.
To encourage viewers to donate, we’ll be entering all those who donate $10 or more for a chance to win these prizes:
- $25 or you can have The Geek Lyfe donate an extra $25 to the cause!
- A The Geek Lyfe T-Shirt from our TeePublic Store!
- A set of dice and a random five minis!
- Ripper Blades: BLACK ONYX DARK RIPPER BLADE 29″ (DARKSABER)
You Can Interact With the Adventure
Donators and viewers alike will be able to interact with the adventure in various ways!
- Vote for whether the guests Betray or Honor the heroes towards the end of each act! (Viewers)
- Every fifteen donators unlocks a random magic item to help the adventurers! (Donators)
- Every ten donators causes a random circumstance to occur that might help or hurt the adventures! (Donators)
- Donating at least $5 causes your name to be used as an NPC! (Donators)
- Donations of $50 or more allow the donator to choose to bless or curse the adventurers!(Donators)
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Act I Guests
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Act II Guests
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Ashley Beth Rose (@cosplayandbeer), while relatively new at D&D, has been a part of the cosplay community for years. Her passion projects include Gears of War armor, Astrid armor from How to Train Your Dragon 3, and a renaissance Captain Marvel Pirate outfit inspired by No Flutter. Along with cosplay, she is also a Sergeant in the Marine Corps and even got her first experience DMing for her unit. She recently joined the Twitch community and can be found there and on Instagram at @cosplayandbeer.
What is The Geek Lyfe?
If this is your first time checking out our content, The Geek Lyfe is an independent media outlet focused on delivering our readers inspiration, education, and entertainment. We focus on creating inclusive content that features the hard work of Indies, PoC, LGBTQ, and more!
What separates us from the rest:
- The majority of our staff are incredible women.
- We constantly raise money for charity.
- We organize events to help our community grow.
- Our team is international to help us further highlight fantastic geeks from all around the world.
This event was organized by the following:
Darth Mexican aka DeAngelo Murillo
Darth Mexican loves trying to help the community in any way he can. Marching for Black Lives Matter, attending rallies for LGBTQ rights, protesting what he feels hurts the common folk, and more! DeAngelo won’t stop until the world is a better place!
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Chocozumo is a professional cosplay photographer, based in Arizona. Ask the public if this man has talent and you’ll soon find yourself drowning in positive testimonials and examples of his work. He knows the Player’s Handbook like the back of his own hand and knows how to utilize any character he is given to its full potential! Check out his content here!
Cheshsmiles is a cosplayer based out of Arizona, who has such a huge passion for gaming, anime, and cosplay! She can always be found running up and down convention hallways geeking out over her favorite fandoms. The great thing abut Chesh is, the moment I even think about asking for help, she appears from the shadows with all of the assistance! She gives it her all in projects!
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