The Geekly Inc 24 hour International Tabletop Day and Charity Drive Live Stream (or the GI24hITDaCDLS as I like to call it) will be taking place from 10am (EST) on April 11th.
The live stream will be raising money for The Trevor Project, which is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention charity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. You can find out more about the cause on their website http://www.thetrevorproject.org
We will be playing board games and card games all day on the Geekly Inc Twitch channel (http://www.twitch.tv/geeklyinc
), including a D&D one-shot featuring members of the Drunks & Dragons crew and a guest DM from Cthulhu & Friends, and we hope to raise a lot of money for this charity. It should be a fun day so come along and watch for a few (or 24) hours and help support the cause if you can.
How can you get involved and help?
Promotion, get on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and let people know about the stream. Got an ‘in’ with a celebrity, ask them to retweet you. BFFs with the POTUS? Ask him to address the nation. Anything you can do that will bring in more viewers would be great.
We’ll need chat mods throughout the day, so we’ll be looking for anyone willing to sit in the stream for an hour or two and police the chat (charity streams tend to attract a lot of trolls), especially the late-night/early morning portions.
Donations - of course donations to the charity would be great, but I’m referring to prizes for the giveaways. Got any spare keys for Steam or Origin sitting around? We’d be happy to take them off your hands. Keys for games from the ‘Humble Card Game Bundle’ in particular would be ideal. Anything cool and tabletop related that you’d be willing to donate would be amazing.
And finally, we will need players. In the next few days we will be posting a rough schedule for the stream and information on how many spaces are available for each time slot. The stream will mainly be based around the use of Tabletop Simulator (available on Steam), so taking part in the games will most likely involve an investment of $15 and, although not 100% essential, a webcam would be a highly desirable.
More details will be announced as we get them so keep an eye out in this forum.