Jak Cryton

Team Captain Cryton Crusaders Extra Life 2017


The Cut & Dry

Hello everyone! Jak is back with a plan of attack for this year's Extra-Life Gaming Marathon!


Three years ago [2014] was my first experience with Extra Life. I may have only raised $100, but I had a great time running multiple 24-Hour gaming sessions with friends and family. The following year [2015] I set the modest goal of $200 and we reached just over the mark. Last year [2016] I doubled down and we successfully made the goal of $400!

Now while the thought of doubling down again is tempting, I'm going a slightly different route. On top of my own personal goal being increased to $500, I decided to make an Extra Life Team — Cryton Crusaders — which I have contemplated doing in years past. I'm still uncertain how it all works, but I'm hoping I have enough fellow gamers interested in going to task with me in our efforts to helping children.

Below are the details about the Extra Life Game Day 2017 24-Hour Gaming Marathon:

Extra Life Game Day 2017: Nov 4th
Time: 12am Midnight Saturday (11/4) - 12am Midnight Sunday (11/5)
Personal Donation Goal: $500 | Team Donation Goal: $1000

Hopefully with a team we can more easily hit that higher mark. Honestly, though, any amount of money raised is a tremendous help and greatly appreciated!

The Gaming Line-Up

As done previously, I'll be sticking with the Midnight Fri/Sat to Midnight Sat/Sun schedule, so people can jump in whenever they feel like on Saturday (or stay the entire time) and still be able to sleep in on Sunday. Most people work standard jobs afterall!


Over the years we've played games of Vault Wars, Marvel Legendary, Legendary Encounters: Aliens and Predator, Foretold: Rise of a God, Ascension, Splendor, 7 Wonders, Valeria: Card Kingdoms, Lanterns, Talisman, and many more. This year I will have a few different selection and there's a good chance I will be playing more video games on Twitch this time around. Here are the potentials:



  • Valeria Series: Valeria: Card Kingdoms | Villages of Valeria | Quests of Valeria

  • Legendary (almost any iteration, but maybe Alien or Predator variants)

  • Champions of Midgard

  • Roll Player

  • Blood Rage

  • Kingdom Death: Monster

  • Grimslingers


  • The Division

  • Titanfall 2

  • Rainbow 6: Siege

  • Borderlands 2

  • Path of Exile

  • Destiny 2

There's a small rundown of the possible games I will be engaged in, come the first initial 24-Hour marathon on November 4th, 2017! I'm sure I'll be adding more to the list as time goes on! I also plan to continue my own private 24-Hour Marathons too!

Twitch Out With Me

It is possible I will be attempting to live stream some of these games. I managed to figure out Twitch last year, so hopefully I can get a refresher in before the marathon and be ready to rock when it hits. No promises, though!

My Twitch Channel

The Cryton chronicles

I wish I did as much writing as I did gaming, but alas... My website is basically a conglomerate of 4 blogs, each with a different focus. Feel free to check them out and/or connect there!

Cryton Chronicles:

Facebook/YouTube/Twitter/Personal Twitter

I'd love to connect with you! I'm looking forward to conquering another gaming marathon and donation drive with you all!

The Standard Issue

Dear Friends and Family,

I'm on a mission to save kids and I need your help. My local Children's Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.

I'll be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG's! Since 2010, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million to help children's hospitals provide critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitible care. It's my sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my hospital.

Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.

I need your help to reach my goal For The Kids.  Please make a safe, easy donation online today.  Click the "Support This Participant" button on this page to get started.  Thank you so much for supporting my efforts!




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