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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.
  • Minority-owned.
  • 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.

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We, here at The Geek Lyfe, try our very best to use our talents and resources to raise money for those in need! Every year, since The Geek Lyfe began, we have participated in Extra Life and supported Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and every year we would play Dungeons & Dragons. However, we found that getting together with friends to fend off evil doers with might and magic was incredible! So, we decided to make an entire event around spending time with homies, while encouraging others to donate to a great cause! That’s why we created our semi-annual Dungeons & Dragons Charity Events!

Your contributions alter the story

Every single act  has a specific donation goal if we meet that goal then an iconic monster is summoned to terrorize the heroes! Names of NPCs will be named after donators and at the end of each act, the viewers vote on whether or not the guests live, die, or betray the main cast members!

Giveaway

During each act we’ll be doing a giveaway of a $25 Amazon gift card! This is one of our ways of saying thank you for helping us help others.

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Help those in need!

Would you like to help raise money for those in need? Check out our Extra Life page and donate whatever you can! All donations go straight to Phoenix Children’s Hospital!

Upcoming!

The Adventure

The Queendom of Malaran

To the south of the Balminos Empire resides a forest deliberately avoided by the wisest of men. The forest spans far and wide that some tales suggest if you were to travel by foot through the land, it would take you an entire year to see the other side. However, other tales tell of Fey magic being the culprit for casting tricks and illusions to those who dare enter. 

Long ago this once was the home of High Elves whose Queendom shared the same name. Malaran, known for being adept in the ways of the arcane. With their knowledge, they used it to help less developed races, however, soon after it was discovered just how powerful their understanding was, the mortal races sounded the drums of war and marched on the peaceful Queendom.

Legends tell that every force that stood against the Queendom had been decimated. The final Queen was said to have been so heartbroken that their peers were not ready for this knowledge that they needed to leave or conquer. It is said that a Dwarven merchant happened to be visiting the Queendom at that time and saw the Queen. Though he originally came to barter furs and gems, when he saw the Queen so full of despair he decided to try and cheer her up by telling her about Ancient Dwarven bells. 

The Bells of Thurmlo. They were said to be so loud that the world would spit you out and into a new one. Thurmlo and his entire clan visited other worlds again and again and again until he finally came back home after 100 years. He had said he was so terrified of the experience that he shattered the bells. Though the tall dwarven tale was to alleviate her stress for a moment, she took it with complete seriousness. 

The Queen raided Dwarven clans, enslaving bards and historians who had any information on the bells. Some say she never found them and instead made her own. Others say she did find them and used them. Then, of course, folks say neither is true but what is a fact is that the entire Queendom has disappeared completely. The only reminder of their existence is an unnatural clearing in the forest.

The Forest of Malaran is so rich with Fey that the trees can not be cut by ordinary means. Legendary weapons and armor have been forged by the same wood however the technique in harvesting the material has been lost. 

This is where Outpost Bronzebeard lies. The Emerald Templars set up a station to monitor the land just in case. With rumors that Northerners have begun worshipping devils, the Queendoms of Callion being exposed for the use of Witchcraft, and Centaur clans practicing chaos magic, it seemed fair to keep an eye on the infamous land.

ACT I – The Forgotten Gardens
When the Queendom appears before them and they have no way to escape, the only choice is to go deeper.

ACT II – A Feast Fit for a Queen
After so many years the traditions of dinner partys might seem…exotic.

ACT III – Godspeed You Emerald Templars
Surely in this ebon keep the one person who might be able to help is the wisest and fairest of them all.

The Emerald Templars are a group of men and women from across the land of Eraphat who have sworn to protect the common folk from the terrors of chaos magic. They devot their lives to protecting the realm using what skills they posess. They don’t seek riches, land, titles, or any material posessions that could distract them from their goal.

However they aren’t all just due to the fact that joining the Emerald Templars does pardon a person from all crimes, offers food, shelter, and more. This has attracted quite a few unsavory characters from joining their ranks but with the help of contract spells, order is kept one way or another.

The Emerald Lord

Long ago, the land had been overwhelmed with chaos magic. From coast to coast kingdoms suffered or welcomed the likes of Necromancy, Demonology, Elemental, Witchcraft, and more. The ability to obtain immense power caused the woe of many. Those who tried to stand against those foul enough to embrace the dark magics often attempted to use an alternate dark magic and fell to its curroption.

It wasn’t until the birth of a human by the name of Lucius Dovencroft that turned the tide. From an early age the boy possessed the power to help others find the courage to stand up for what is right, an unnatural charisma that many could not resist. When he grew into a man, so did his powers as they filled however swore an oath to him with awesome might. That oath was to always stand up against what is terrible in the world so that their children may live in peace. To signify their allegiance to the cause, Lucius gave them asignet encrusted with an emrald gem. They turned around and deemed him their Emerald Lord and they his Templars.

With his strength and willing few they began to cleanse the land of all that was foul. The lords of chaos magic chose to fight amongst one another rather than ally despite the unstoppable conquest of the Emerald Templars. One by one tey fell until no others dare use foul magic and from then on it was outlawed for all by the Emerald Templars. No one from the poorest madwomen lying in her flith on teh street nor a queen who wields the mightest of armies may use chaos magic.

When all acknowledged the power of the Emerald Lord, they deemed their faction legitimate and the known world welcomes their aid and passage in their lands. peace had been experienced across the land until finally the Emerald Lord sat on his throne and fell into a deep coma. With the aid of seers and Templar commanders, their force still maintained order.

The Death of the Emerald Lord

For a century the Emerald Lord sat upon his throne, offering his power to his followers and guided them through the use of seers. However one day a group of Templars all got a vision, given to them by the Lord himself about rescuing three prisoners. After doing as commanded the visions continued which led them to two areas.

The Emerald Templars had been divided by the meaning of these visions and wh they had not come from the seers themselves. Still they carried out the will of their Lord and found that both areas had been overwhelmed with chaos magic that had been missed. When word came that something is wrong with their order and the way they treated the Emerald Lord, tension exploded into accusations of heresy.

Those who sought the truth had been led by Emerald High Commander Loddie who discovered that the Emerald Seers sworn to voice the command of their Lord had been the very same who imprisoned and paralyzed their leader. After a hard fought battle the Emerald Lord had been freed from his prisoner but severely damaged and weak. He begged for death and Knight Commander Loddie provided.

Upon his last breath, every single Emerald Templar lost their awesome might and returned to their normal strength. With the Emerald Lord gone, the faction began to splinter off. Leaving their forces divided and vulnerable. In this time, chaos magic began to soar once again.

Emerald Lord, Loddie

Under new command, Loddie led her loyalists to cover what ground became challenged by emerging factions looking to overwhelm the land. The neighboring Queendoms offered their firstborns but Loddie dismissed the notion, requesting only volunteers. When so few came forward, they offered pardons to their criminals who had be condemned to a life in the dungeon or stasis. Many came forward under contract spells of death or obedience.

With a new surge of forces composed of the willing and unsavory they have held their groudn against the forces of darkness. However the battle ever hangs by a thread as more and more people turn to chaos magic as a way to obtain power to ensure victories over their foes.

These incredible men and women have agreed to help us raise money for those in need by playing Dungeon & Dragons! Check out who they are and their brands!

Tony Pisano and Rob Zoeller of Bytes N’ Brews

With the advent of online gaming and couch co-op slowly fading into the distance, Bytes N’ Brews wants to bring back the pure, unadulterated fun that was had when a couple of friends got together and just played some video games. To help them on their quest, they’ve added a little liquid courage in the form of thematically paired beers for each game they play. These bastards are jokesters through and through, and you can absolutely expect them to be uncanny when they get the chance to play with their friends! Check out their content here!

A Thief Named Alexia - The Geek LyfeA Thief Named Alexia is the Staff Assistant for The Geek Lyfe. Her job is to ensure nothing burns down and everyone is fed! She co-hosts Dungeons and Date Nights with Darth Mexican as Quartz!  She is a fantastic creative writer who has experience in covering diverse content from MMA fights to RAINN! She always goes above and beyond for whatever task she is given!

Mat Mallosuem and Your Friend Dustin of The Final Boys (Human Sorcerer & Fighter)

The Final Boys is a podcast that focuses on all things horror. Twice a month they deliver their listeners film reviews and lore scary enough to send chills down your spine. They often feature guests and take every opportunity for a scare to ensure they are experts in their field. Good looks. Charm. Great guys. Mat and Dustin are some of the best kind of people around! Surely they wouldn’t be up to any mischief when rolling dice, right? Check out their content here.

Kingdom of Ribbon is a sweetheart, who loves to gush about her favorite fandoms to all who will listen. Even if they won’t listen, she shows them her pride with her incredible costumes. Despite working hard in many different aspects of her life, she still makes time for gaming and anime. She is a woman of culture. Check out her content here.

Spring 2019

Act I Feat Sara Moni and Loki Twin

Watch D&D Spring Charity Event 2019! Pt 1 from The_Geek_Lyfe on www.twitch.tv

Act II/III Feat The Final Boys, Cheshsmiles, and The God Damn DM

Watch D&D Spring Charity Event 2019! part 2 from The_Geek_Lyfe on www.twitch.tv

Winter 2018

Act I Feat Schrei205

Watch 2018 Fall Charity Stream Act I from The_Geek_Lyfe on www.twitch.tv

Act II Feat Chocozumo and MaeDae Cosplay

Watch Fall D&D Charity Stream ACT II from The_Geek_Lyfe on www.twitch.tv

Act III Feat Bytes n Brews!

Watch Fall D&D Charity Stream 18 ACT III from The_Geek_Lyfe on www.twitch.tv

Story Time!

Watch Story Time 1 Fall Charity 18 from The_Geek_Lyfe on www.twitch.tv

Watch Fall D&D Charity Stream 18 Story Time 2 from The_Geek_Lyfe on www.twitch.tv

 

Cast

The Adventure

Despite having their own, very different, personal histories and journeys, our main cast finds themselves working for the Emerald Templars, for various reasons. Once famous for their crusade against anything they deemed to be a threat to society, utilizing any means necessary, their order is now in shambles. The land is devastated by chaos magic of all sorts. They must use their unique skill sets, in order to overcome the terrible conflicts ahead. Viewers will be able to vote on what happens in the story line, via polls we’ll be setting up on Twitter!

Speaking of our heroes…

Lvcky Diamond Cosplay

Lvcky Diamond Cosplay is based in Tucson, Arizona, and puts her heart and soul into the craft of cosplay. Like many cosplayers, she takes many of her favorite fictional characters and brings them to life. She has an addiction to Dungeons & Dragons, Final Fantasy XIV, and Critical Role! Check out her content here.

Kingdom of Ribbon Cosplay

Kingdom of Ribbon is a sweetheart, who loves to gush about her favorite fandoms to all who will listen. Even if they won’t listen, she shows them her pride with her incredible costumes. Despite working hard in many different aspects of her life, she still makes time for gaming and anime. She is a woman of culture. Check out her content here.

CheshSmiles 

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!

Along the way they’ll encounter homies!

Tony Pisano and Rob Zoeller of Bytes N’ Brews

With the advent of online gaming and couch co-op slowly fading into the distance, Bytes N’ Brews wants to bring back the pure, unadulterated fun that was had when a couple of friends got together and just played some video games. To help them on their quest, they’ve added a little liquid courage in the form of thematically paired beers for each game they play. These bastards are jokesters through and through, and you can absolutely expect them to be uncanny when they get the chance to play with their friends! Check out their content here!

Schrei205

Schrei205 isn’t just a fantastic cosplayer, she also can take any game you play and beat you at it, in record time. She was once a part of a top 10 US World of Warcraft raiding guild and still raid leads the official The Geek Lyfe WoW guild into Heroic content! She is no stranger to table top role-playing and is looking forward to power and loot! Check out her content here.

Chocozumo

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!

Heartless Aquarius

Heartless Aquarius is a ride or die homie for The Geek Lyfe, who has had our back for as long as we can remember! We appreciate her and all of her hard work she provides with product reviews, interviews, and more! She is a cosplayer, based in Arizona, chock-full of immense talent. You need to check out all of her work here, and drown her in the love she deserves!

MaeDae Cosplay

Like many of the other folks here, MaeDae Cosplay is a fantastic cosplayer who hails from Arizona, and we are so excited to work with her! She has a huge love for anime, comics, Steven Universe, aaaaand Dungeons & Dragons! She legitimately is our favorite Mollymauk from Critical Role! Gah she is awesome! Be sure to check her out at the event!

Moderator – Saint

Saint will be helping out the crew by representing us online live, answering questions, and setting up polls! Saint is is fantastic musician that has her own band, and plays in a number of other ones. Check out her content here!

Sponsor! 

Athoria Games is the place to indulge your geek desires. They have a great selection of Role Playing gear, Magic the Gathering, Warhammer, Worbla, and games. Go buy stuff and follow them on Facebook right now. Tell them The Geek Lyfe sent you!

Athoria Games is helping us out by supplying us with gear to ensure a great time! We’re so excited to work with them! Make sure to check out their store located at 6134 E Main St C103, Mesa, AZ 85205! Also check out our interview with them!

Meet the cast!

Schrei205

Schrei205 isn’t just a fantastic cosplayer, she also can take any game you play and beat you at it in record time. She was once a part of a top 10 US World of Warcraft raiding guild and still raid leads the official Geek Lyfe WoW guild into Heroic content! She is no stranger to table top role-playing and is looking forward to power and loot! Check out her content here.

Chocozumo

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!

Sincerely Sam

Sincerely Sam is a ball of energy that applies her endless supply of drive into her art work. Over the years, she has become renowned across North America working with various films, comics, and more. Although she is kind-hearted and happy go lucky, don’t let it fool you, her wit is second to none and she always manages to surprise Darth Mexican no matter how much time he has to prepare for sessions. Check out her content here!

 

Along the way, they will find allies who may either help or hurt them in their mission. These allies will be played by the following guest stars:

Tony Pisano and Rob Zoeller of Bytes n Brews (Centaur Rogue & Druid)

With the advent of online gaming and couch co-op slowly fading into the distance, Bytes N’ Brews wants to bring back the pure, unadulterated fun that was had when a couple of friends got together and just played some video games. To help them on their quest, they’ve added a little liquid courage in the form of thematically paired beers for each game they play. These bastards are jokesters through and through and you can absolutely expect them to be uncanny when they get the chance to play with their friends! Check out their content here!

Mat Mallosuem and Your Friend Dustin of The Final Boys (Human Sorcerer & Fighter)

The Final Boys is a podcast that focuses on all things horror. Twice a month they deliver their listeners film reviews and lore scary enough to send chills down your spine. They often feature guests and take every opportunity for a scare to ensure they are experts in their field. Good looks. Charm. Great guys. Mat and Dustin are some of the best kind of people around! Surely they wouldn’t be up to any mischief when rolling dice, right? Check out their content here.

Lvcky Diamond Cosplay (Aasimar Rogue)

Lvcky Diamond Cosplay is based in Tucson, Arizona and puts her heart and soul into the craft of cosplay. Like many cosplayers, she takes many of her favorite fictional characters and brings them to life. She has an addiction to Dungeons and Dragons, Final Fantasy 14, and Critical Role! Time will tell whether she will use her passion to help the heroes or be their ruin. Check out her content here.

Kingdom of Ribbon Cosplay (Human Fighter)

Kingdom of Ribbon is a sweetheart who loves to gush about her favorite fandoms to all who will listen. Even if they won’t listen, she shows them her pride with her incredible costumes. Despite working hard in many different aspects of her life, she still makes time for gaming and anime. She is a woman of culture. Surely someone so kind and wonderful would only ever help the main cast, right!? Check out her content here.

CheshSmiles (Elena the Ranger)

Cheshsmiles is a cosplayer based out of California 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 that 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!

Moderator – Saint

Saint will be helping out the crew by representing us online live answering questions and setting up polls! Saint is is fantastic musician that has her own band and plays in a number of other ones. Check out her content here!

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