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May 5, 2018, 9:00 am
Posted by: Ash

Submissions are now open for the
Desert Bus 2018 Craft-Along!

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Do you paint? Sew? Use found objects to create adorable sculptures of creatures and characters from your favourite games? Good, because it’s that time of year again.  On May 5th at 9:00am PST submissions for the Desert Bus 2018 Craft-Along will officially be open.  You will have until May 31st to get your submissions in, so that we can get back to you with enough time to complete your crafts.  We endeavour to provide everyone with a response to your submission by June 15th. The deadline for receipt of finished crafts will be September 28th 2018.

If you are new to the Craft-Along, and have a great idea for a craft for DB, the process is simple just click here to get to the Craft-Along submissions page and fill in the form.  We will need contact information, a description of the craft, and a few other pieces of info.  This year we will only be taking one submission per crafter.  Seeing as last years prize count worked so well, we will be sticking with the reduced number of prizes, both in terms of awesome crafts, and in terms of those donated by our amazing sponsors.

The Desert Bus For Hope Craft-Along community is full of incredibly kind and gifted people who give so much of themselves, and for that we are eternally grateful.  Its people like you who make Desert Bus what it is, a positive gathering of people from across the world to help kids be kids.

The whole Desert Bus team thanks you! Now get crafting! :)

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November 24, 2017, 12:14 am
Posted by: Tim

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THANK YOU!

Thanks to the generosity of the entire Desert Bus for Hope community, we’ve raised $650,250, and bussed 158 hours for Child’s Play Charity!

 

To everyone that’s part of our community – our crafters, sponsors, volunteers, and most importantly, viewers like YOU – thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us on this ride. We can’t say enough that this all wouldn’t be possible without your support.

For ongoing news during the year, check the blog here at desertbus.org, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also relive the greatest moments from this year’s run at YouTube and photos.desertbus.org. And, if you’re so inclined, you can donate to Child’s Play Charity year-round at their website. Until next time…

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November 23, 2017, 8:11 pm
Posted by: Jordan

0060_001_DiceIt’s the finaaaaaaaal Giveaway.

Wyrmwood Gaming has given us one HECK of a package to close out Desert Bus for Hope. This lot contains: 

Dice Tower

Tabletop Dice Tray

Deck Box

Dice Vault

Personal Dice Tray

All in this gorgeous Purpleheart wood that is known worldwide for it’s remarkable colouring. Any donations of $5.55 or multiples thereof until 9 PM PST will enter you for a chance to win.

This is the LAST donation drive of Desert Bus, let’s see what we can do together for Child’s Play.

November 23, 2017, 6:26 pm
Posted by: Jordan

pax_unplugged_logoPAX Unplugged just wrapped up it’s first year and Erick brought us so many goodies. This lot includes ALOT of things so buckle up.

A Unisex Large Hoodie, the PAX unplugged Pin set, a dice tray, 2 deck boxes, a lanyard, 2 packs of sleeves, patch, playmat, water bottle, AND A SNAP BRACELET. (all of these PAX branded)

Oh and a box of Iconic Masters, for value.

Any donations of $7.17 or multiples thereof until 7:15 PM PST will enter you for a chance to win.

November 23, 2017, 5:46 pm
Posted by: Jordan

0161_001_FireflyTally might not be able to join us in person this year at Desert Bus for Hope but that doesn’t mean her presence isn’t felt.

We get to have a chat with Jer and Tally on stream today and to celebrate that we have this Firefly Dicebag and Cushion Cover.The cushion cover (actual cushion not included) is 14″x14″ and the drawstring bag stands 7″ tall. To celebrate the freedom of space we’re giving this away as a donation drive.

As an added bonus, to FILL this dice bag will be Jeremy’s HEAVILY used GenCon exclusive dice. Jeremy is also adding in his PERSONAL copy of Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle, a DnD 5th edition book that actually predates 5th Edition RELEASING.

Any donations of $8.25 or multples thereof until 6PM PST will enter you for a chance to win this lot!

November 23, 2017, 4:54 pm
Posted by: Jordan

If you’ve been tuned into the run this week you will have probably seen one of our volunteers consistently knitting. Emily has knit a BEAUTIFUL Wonderwoman shawl DURING Desert Bus this year and in the tradition of last year we’re running a donation drive for someone to have it warm their shoulders!

Any donations of $8.22 or multiples thereof until 5:30 PM PST will enter you for a chance to rock this shawl.

 

November 23, 2017, 3:35 pm
Posted by: Jordan

0114_001_CommanderBe at the forefront of the multiplayer Magic battlefield with this powerful prize pack of all four Commander 2017 decks and Commander Anthology

Terrifying Tribal Terrors await you with the decks of the latest Commander set. Vampires, Wizards, Dragons AND CATS all await you in this lot. There’s a little bit of history thrown in with Commander Anthology.

Any donations of $5.99 or multiples thereof until 4:30 PM PST will enter you for a chance to win!

November 23, 2017, 3:30 pm
Posted by: Ash

Jer and Tally will be calling Desert Bus on Nov.23rd at 5:30pm (PST)

IMG_8294 Jer and Tally are a couple of ordinary folks living in Vancouver, doing app development and administrative work respectively, fussing about the rising cost of avocados and yelling at all the (other) crazy drivers on the road. They were previously part of the Desert Bus crew and are thus calling in to reminisce about the good old days and pester the current crew.

Jer is a former member of LoadingReadyRun, and the infamous writer and DM of the Temple of the Lava Bears D&D campaign that LRR live streamed in 2015. He was a Desert Bus for Hope founder and designed the DB app. He now does iOS development full time.
Tally wrote a crafting blog for several years and created a metric bus-ton of geeky plushies for various occasions, from Craterhoof Behemoths (Behemi?) to fuzzy kobolds and majestic dimetrodons. She acted for many years as the Desert Bus Prize Mistress.
Jer and Tally have recently become parents and now spend most of their time obsessing about sleep and snapping cell phone pics of the goofy faces their baby makes. If you’ve got any questions about baby poo, they can probably answer them.
Have a question for Jer and Tally? Write it in the comments below!
November 23, 2017, 3:14 pm
Posted by: John

We passed $500,000 raised this year!!! Thank you everyone!

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November 23, 2017, 1:39 pm
Posted by: Stephanie

Jerry Holkins is a curator of many awesome things, but today it’s his brain that’s on the line.

Jerry has a fair bit of experience at the Tabletop when it comes to Dungeon Mastering and he wants to share that knowledge with you. You’ll get an hour session with Jerry over the internet (Skype/Hangout/VOIP) to get some expert level DM advice. Whether that’s giving you world-building tips or the best way to keep a party engaged you can have your burning DM questions answered.