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Sensible Shoes Extra Life 2023

We're killing monsters in the Old West & Feudal Japan (and alien dimensions) 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 SEVENTH 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 over $4500, you all generated chaos in our game, and had a sleep-deprived good time to boot. This year we're hoping to raise even more than that! 

Game Days are November 18, 19, and 26th

We won't be playing for 24-hours straight, because it's too hard on our decrepit aging bodies. Due to a very unfortunately timed concussion, we've had to split this into three eight hour sessions over November.

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 to you at home. There will, of course be a stream for the game days that we'll add as soon as we've got the link.

According to boardgamegeek's tracking we've played more sessions of this game than anyone other than the creators. Last year, we played completely random characters with random level progression. That was amusing, but this year I'm giving the choice to the brave soul(s) willing to pay to name my character and choose what class I'm playing. 

CLAIMED!!! (I'll be playing a Cursed Eternal) My character class choices you can pick from for 2023 are: Assassin (a ninja-like character), Cursed Eternal (an immortal conquistador that made it to the Fountain of Youth, but at a dread cost), Drifter (classic Man With No Name, good with the guns but finds chaos wherever they go), Jaguar Warrior (one of the elite soldiers of the Aztec empire, fighting with spirit of KITTY), or Wandering Samurai (a ronin in the Old West, but with a sword rather than David Carradine's kung fu). I've never played any of these before and with the Cursed Eternal and Jaguar Warrior never even seen them played.

CLAIMED!!! (She'll be playing a Jaguar Warrior) For @droftea's character class choices you can pick from: Frontier Doc (maybe the physician from Deadwood, maybe a mad scientist), Jaguar Warrior (one of the elite soldiers of the Aztec empire, fighting with spirit of KITTY), Kitsune (Japanese fox person here to help humans prod buttock against mythic enemies), Valkyrie (Norse warrior women of spear & magic helmet fame), Wandering Samurai (a ronin in the Old West, but with a sword rather than David Carradine's kung fu)

For even more fun on the actual game days, we're going to add these extra incentives you can donate to make our game easier, more challenging, or just throw some chaos at us. But you can view them now to see what you might like. And, yes, these can stack. You can make things very interesting indeed! We've learned to flinch when the Kazoo of Destiny goes off on Twitch when someone claims one of these.

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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