As you may have noticed, now that we’re only about 2 weeks shy of the big event, our new marathon software is up and running. Feel free to have a look at the players and games we’re including this year, and please think about throwing in a small donation; I know it isn’t as exciting as donating during the marathon, but we do like to start with a bit of ‘fuel in the engine’ (so to speak) so we don’t have to just pick a game and players at random.
Also, if you have an account at the NSBGS.org sites, and you are signed in when you donate, you can start racking up achievements. The list is here. There are also a couple of hidden achievements that we’re hoping some of you may find, and we might just throw out a few hints about those during the marathon, either live or in chat.
That’s all for now. Hope you’re all as excited as we are for the big day!
We are going to be having what I am calling a ‘mini-pocalypse’ from 6pm this Saturday, December 1st (tomorrow) to 6pm Sunday, December 2nd.
Feel free to join us while we stream some board games at testsite.nsbgs.org to vote on who plays and what games we play. You should also be able to chat with us! This will be similar to our recent test-run, but with the added benefits of sleep deprivation. We’re just doing this for fun, and to get practice streaming things on the internet, so we are not raising any money… you can sleep deprive us for free!
This year we are trying out some new technology for streaming the marathon (twitch.tv) and have created a new website, as well. Today, we are testing out the new stuff!
What this means for you is that you can come watch, chat, and vote for us to play games today starting at ~1pm AST. We’ll play until… sometime tonight.
We are not collecting donations to Child’s Play today which means YOU CAN DO ALL OF THIS FOR FREE!
We’re getting things set up soon, and will probably announce on Facebook and Twitter when we are live, but the new site is at testsite.nsbgs.org
After some deliberation, we’ve decided to make a few changes to our annual charity marathon; for starters, we’re probably going to change the name (more on that at a later date). We’re also changing the timing to mid-February, so that it doesn’t coincide with Christmas, university exam periods, etc. The next marathon will therefore be held from Noon on Feb. 14th, 2013 to Midnight on Feb. 16th, 2013
Primarily though, we’re trying to streamline things, make it more professional, and include more people. With that in mind, we have created applications for 3 possible marathon positions, and we welcome anyone interested to apply. These positions are as follows:
- Primary Player – A player who will be available for the entirety of the marathon, and who can be voted on by the viewers.
- Secondary Player – A player who will be available for at least part of the marathon, and will be on hand to fill seats not taken by Primary Players.
- Commander – Crew members who will be responsible for watching the camera feeds and interacting with viewers via char and social media.
We are looking in particular for Commanders, as we always end up lacking in that department, so if you have some time available during the marathon period and are willing to help out in this capacity, we would greatly appreciate it.
The applications for each position are linked to below. Please read through the requirements listed, and if you are interested in applying fill out the attached form.