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Sensible Shoes Extra Life 2021

We're killing monsters in the Old West & Feudal Japan for charity!

We'll be playing Shadows of Brimstone again this year, because it's our favorite game. According to BoardGameGeek, we have played it more than anyone else. Because we're special.

By Crom, this is our team's fifth year taking part in this.

Spending part of my birthday celebrations doing Extra Life has become a very happy tradition. Last year, Team Sensible Shoes raised nearly $2300, and had a sleep-deprived good time to boot. This year we're hoping to raise even more than that! 

Game Days are November 11 and November 13

Again, this year we won't be playing for 24-hours straight, because it's too hard on our decrepit aging bodies. There will be a sleep break in the middle of the madness, but we'll use the whole weekend to play games for the kids!

[shakes angryfist at COVID] Once again, it will be a socially distanced game for us. Test Subjects The World & Not A Whale Biologist will be wrangling the physical bits in their Gametarium while My Lovely Assistant and I get to remote in. We've always been disembodied voices to you as you watch the action on the board, so it shouldn't be much different for you home. There will, of course be a stream for game day that we'll add as soon as we know it.

For gameplay, we've decided to give a kick to help knock us all out of ruts. According to boardgamegeek's tracking we've played more sessions of this game than anyone other than the creators. This can cause you to fall in to habits and preferred characters. NOT THIS TIME! We will be pulling completely random characters, starting abilities, and personal items and then figuring out how to make that all into a coherent and functional party. Maybe it'll work, maybe it won't, HILARITY ENSUES! And of course we will be naming our towns and mines that we explore after you, our kind donors.

So please, click that button to donate and join us for the shenanigans. We'll have the chat going and happy to answer questions! 

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