This weekend saw one of the greatest examples of why the GeeklyInc community is one of the best communities to be a part of.
What started out a few weeks ago as a short e-mail to discuss the possibility of streaming some board games, quickly turned into a stream for International Tabletop Day, to a 24 Hour stream for International Tabletop day, to a full blown 24 hour fundraising extravaganza.
The whole community rallied around to sign up for time slots to play board games and raise money for charity. $700 had been raised before the stream even began and less than an hour into the stream we’d broken $1000. In total we raised $3630 for The Trevor Project and that money is really going to make a difference to a lot of people. It’s literally saving lives.
Despite some technical setbacks in the last half of the stream (I know a particular ISP that’s going to get a strongly worded letter/guilt trip) everybody had a great time and stayed positive throughout.
We gave away close to $1000 worth of board games (kindly donated by some great game companies), along with D&D books, commissioned art pieces, even glassware, and that’s just the prizes we had for the donors. The viewers of the stream also had the chance to get some loot in the form of tabletop related games on Steam, gift certificates and professional design services.
I’m pretty sure that I speak for everyone here at GeeklyInc when I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all your support during the stream. whether you were a donor, a player, or even just gave us moral support in chat when everything was breaking. We really couldn’t have done any of this if we didn’t have such an amazing community, so thank you.
After this experience I can’t wait for the 48 hour stream for ‘National Dance Like A Chicken Day’.