GWJ Extra Life 2019!


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GWJ Extra Life Team
Led by our team captain Eleima. Not only are we looking for folks to jump in and play for charity, we are also looking for folks to play games with us while we do it!

Let's get started on some planning for Extra Life! As plans develop, updates will be noted in the original post here.

Date: November 2nd, 2019
I'm interested in twitch hosting GWJ streamers for the GWJ team on our Twitch Channel!
I'm also interested in hosting other existing streams, gatherings, and groups that are friends of GWJ.

In three weeks, let's get together and bring some positivity to the world.


Looking forward to seeing what we can do to help out all those children's hospitals!

A few folks have already submitted donations, which stopped my in my tracks this morning as I was checking my phone. You all really are amazing people.

Done and done. Rock on, Stargazer.

I can only echo Amoebic's words. Your generosity is truly humbling, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Also, folk, I'm working on my schedule, as I'm getting ready for Game Day and love to hear from everyone. I made a little survey with the short list of games I'm thinking would be interesting to stream and if you can select the ones you're most interested in, that'd be awesome!

ANOTHER EDIT!! So I think I've nailed down a schedule. A schedule a bit complicated to make, simply because Europe will be doing the Daylight Savings Dance that weekend (North America will be switching the weekend prior to that). BUT, I've figured it out. So here's my schedule. Subject to change, of course, unforeseen circumstances and my old person self being too tired and having to crash prematurely. Also, depending on whether I like a game or not, obviously.
All times are my local time with Eastern between parentheses.

November 1st, 2019 (and early Nov 2nd!)

  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm (7:30am - 10:30am EST) : Life Is Strange 2 (episode 1)
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm (10:30am - 12:30pm) : Silence
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm (12:30pm - 1:30pm) : Guild Wars 2
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm (1:30pm - 2:30pm) : Crypt of the NecroDancer
  • 8:30pm - 11pm (3:30pm - 6pm) : Vampyr
  • 11pm - 12:30am (6pm - 7:30pm) : Two Point Hospital

November 2nd, 2019 (and early Nov 3rd!)

  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm (7:30am - 10:30am EST) : Hollow Knight
  • 3:30pm - 6:30pm (10:30am - 1:30pm) : Return of the Obra Dinn
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm (1:30pm - 2:30pm) : Guild Wars 2
  • 8:30pm - 11:30pm (3:30pm - 6:30pm) : Assassin's Creed: Origins
  • 11:30pm - 12:30am (6:30pm - 7:30pm) : Crypt of the NecroDancer

November 3rd, 2019

  • 12:30pm - 3:30pm (6:30am - 9:30am EST) : The Seventh Guest
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm (9:30am - 11:30am) : Fran Bow
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm (11:30am - 1:30pm) : Abzû
  • 8:30pm - 9pm (2:30pm - 3pm) : Guild Wars 2
  • 9pm - 11pm (3pm - 5pm) : Journey


Hollow Knight. Yay!

As you progress with the game it's good to have a guide on hand because they don't make it very clear where to go next. Once you are done with the initial areas.

I have a quick question - are you allowed as a team member to play say 8 or 12 hours? I just can’t commit to full 24 hours.

Honestly, the 24 hour thing is a guideline. It started out as a straight twenty hour stream, but no one has the energy for that, especially when you're not streaming with multiple people to help out. So anyone who wants to join and stream, even if it's for two hours, is more than welcome. The more of us there are getting the message out there, and trying to get donations for children's hospitals, the merrier.

I have no idea how best to broach this subject, but I've deleted West of Loathing from my Switch because of this.

There is no good way to broach the subject, save maybe for throwing a trigger warning. Thanks Garion for the heads up.

Had the generous InigoMantoya donate more of his time and energy into some Extra Life assets for us, so will post the dropbox to that shortly! Been a busy day and feeling unwell/tired, so will get that up asap.

Dropbox Link for GWJ-branded Extra Life Overlays

Hard to tell here, but the background for all the images is the same animated background on every image! So cool. It fades light to dark, and the white winged controllers fade in and out in the background while the dots scroll upward.


IF you want the stan animated notifications (drinking a beer or winking and using the talk bubble), let me know and I can walk you through how to set it up and modify the CSS code to work properly

Quality stuff there!

Hey folks, I'm Ed. You might remember me from such marathon streams as "I lassoed a bunch of people and made them play board games for International Gamers With Jobs Day like a couple weeks ago". I've been doing Extra Life with my usual pack of jokers for a few years, and we're doin' it again. This time I decided to drop in on the Gamers With Jobs team for a change of pace and to stick Stans on our stream a little bit. We're doing 24 hours, from 11AM to 11PM Saturday to Sunday, but the cool thing for Boston-local folks is that we're doing it concurrently with CIC Cambridge's open-to-the-public event at their building by Kendall Square (details here).

This is our fourth year doing it as a group and we've been averaging just under $5,000 per year. So our goal this year is to crack that big round number of $20,000--to do that we'll have to bring in $5,067. We're over halfway there already, sitting at about $2750 as of this writing, and we'd love your help to push over the top for our hospital (up by where I went to college, and, uh, they could use the help!).

Our donation page, which also includes an embed for my Twitch channel, is right over here, and if you'd rather get a notification for when we go live directly, you can hit up Twitch directly. We consciously don't have a schedule for this one, mostly because guests and other stuff is really fluid this year; I will be running a lot of this show on the fly.

You're amazing, Ed! Thanks so much

I will be working on updating the GWJ twitch page with a list of the Extra Life participants the account will be rotating between the current EL streamers. If anyone else would like to be included in the host rotation for GWJ, please let me know

Will be posting my schedule shortly. This week kind of crept up on me!

Alright here's my scheudule for Extra Life. I'll be spanning the 2nd and the 3rd in two 12-hour days of two 6 hour shifts. Time zone is Pacific Time.

Saturday November 2nd
9:00am-11:00am Slay the Spire
11:00am-1:00pm NeoCab
1:00pm-3:00pm Afterparty

8:00pm-10:00pm Rocket League
10:00pm-12:00am Overwatch
12:00am-2:00pm Personalized Stan Drawings

Sunday November 3rd
9:00am-11:00am Kind Words
11:00am-1:00pm Noita
1:00pm-3:00pm Griftlands

8:00pm-10:00pm Destiny 2 (PS4)
10:00pm-2:00am Personalized Stan Drawings

First day for me and I'm already blown away (again!) by the generosity of goodjers. We truly have an awesome community here. I tweaked my schedule, and have been leaning heavily into Fran Bow. It's a fascinating game, and I'm eager to see its conclusion. But for now... Sleep!! Catch you all later.

I'll also be streaming for Extra Life, because of course I will be.

All times EST.


Wake-up: MTGA, Darkest Dungeon
1300: Obra Dinn
1700: Duelyst
2200: WC3 Tower Defense
??: Sleep

Wakeup: XCOM2, Itch.IO games, Duelyst. Pretty much whatever I'm feeling until I hit the 24 hour mark.