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More exciting Extra Life news, regarding Dungeon Master's Guide previews!
If you haven’t heard, the D&D community is coming together this fall to participate in the Extra Life charity event, which raises money for kids at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The Wizards of the Coast team will be livestreaming its 24-hour D&D charity game on October 25 – 26. You can find details here.
Today, we have more exciting Extra Life news.
Previews of the Dungeon Master’s Guide
To support the team’s charity efforts, we’ll be unlocking early previews of the Dungeon Master’s Guide based on the team’s total donations. To date, the team has already raised over $18,000 toward its goal of $25,000. As the total climbs, we’ll release the following awesome stuff:
$25,000—Deck of Many Things
$30,000—Figurines of Wondrous Power
$35,000—A selection of magic rings.
$40,000—Eye of Vecna, Hand of Vecna and the Orb of Dragonkind
$45,000—Fire arms, explosives, and alien technology
$50,000—Table of Contents
Remember, all your donations to Extra Life go toward CMN hospitals and are tax deductible. To contribute, visit our team page and choose a team member to sponsor.
6. Table of Contents – Preview Unlocked!
We've previewed a few cool pages and teased a few others with our horrible sticky notes. Now, thanks to all your donations, we’re going to pull back the curtain and reveal the full Table of Contents. Thanks much to everybody who helped us reach our goal of 50K before we even hit the Extra Life weekend! There will be plenty of other rewards to pick up during the livestreams so keep watching and donate to your favorite DMs and players!
Please Note: Download the Table of Contents PDF at the bottom of the page.
5. Firearms, Explosives, and Alien Technology – Preview Unlocked!
Wow! You really wanted things that go bang, boom and pew-pew. Here's a look at the firearms, explosives and alien tech from the new DMG. Now go forth and play your crazy technology influenced D&D games! Make sure to stop by the D&D Twitch channel and check out this weekend’s livestreams!
4. Eye and Hand of Vecna, Dragon Orb – Preview Unlocked!
As you crank up the donations, we've cranked up the tier of magic items we're showing. Hitting 40k means we can all take a gander at the Hand of Vecna, the Eye of Vecna, and the Dragon Orb! We're just one step away from showing off firearms and alien tech. Do you think we can get there before we start our streaming on Friday?
3. Selection of Magic Rings – Preview Unlocked!
Wow. You’re all just tearing through those Extra Life goals! Make sure to thank all your friends and family who are donating or taking part in the event for this page of magic rings from the new DMG. With the rate you’re going, I’m sure we’ll be back very soon to show off the Hand and Eye of Vecna!
2. Figurine of Wondrous Power – Preview Unlocked!
Over the weekend we reached our donation milestone of $30,000! Thanks to everybody out there playing D&D to raise money for Extra Life and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, along with all the people donating! Without further ado, here’s the Figurine of Wondrous Power entry in the upcoming Dungeon Master’s Guide. Make sure to return once we hit 40K to see the infamous Hand and Eye of Vecna, along with the Orb of Dragonkind!
1. Deck of Many Things – Preview Unlocked!
We hit the $25,000 mark, which means time to show off our first DMG preview – the Deck of Many Things. Enjoy the first couple pages for this chaos-making wondrous item, along with our obfuscating notes, and keep up the donations! We’ll see you again at $30,000.
Gift from Hasbro
As if previews of the Dungeon Master’s Guide aren’t incentive enough to help this great cause, Hasbro, parent company of Wizards of the Coast, will donate $5,000 toward Extra Life and CMN hospitals if the team can hit its goal!
Thank You to Team Members
We’ve already announced that members of the D&D Extra Life team will get some great incentives for participating and raising money. And it’s not too late to join the D&D Extra Life team! For one team member, we have an item to offer as a special thank you. The team member who raises the most money (not including those participating on the team at Wizards of the Coast) will receive a complete set of the Icons of the Realms D&D miniatures.
In the words of Minsc, “Butt-kicking! For goodness!”