November 23, 2017, 1:00 pm
Posted by: Tim

WyrmwoodWe welcome back Wyrmwood Gaming as a sponsor for Desert Bus 2017.

Wyrmwood Gaming is a small customer-focused company founded by three friends, whose mission is to deliver exceptionally crafted tabletop gaming accessories. They offer elegant deck boxes, dice towers, dice vaults, and more in an array of beautiful, natural, premium hardwoods.

Thank you Wyrmwood Gaming for your contributions and continued support of Desert Bus for Hope!

November 23, 2017, 12:20 pm
Posted by: Stephanie

Next up on the docket is a giveaway for Hidden Crashmaster! It’s a Secret Hitler reskin themed around Desert Bus, all art is drawn digitally and the board pieces are made of wood.

So donate $6.18 before 1:15pm PST for your chance to win this super unique board game!

November 23, 2017, 12:00 pm
Posted by: Ash

Jerry Holkins Will be calling into Desert Bus on November 23rd at 2:00pm (PST)

Jerry HolkinsJerry Holkins is the primary writer of the webcomic Penny Arcade along with its artist Mike Krahulik. Holkins sometimes uses the pseudonym “Tycho Brahe”, the name of his Penny Arcade character.

Together with Krahulik, Holkins created the Penny Arcade Expo beginning in 2004, a series of gaming festivals held in Seattle, Boston, Australia, and San Antonio. He is also a co-founder of Child’s Play, a multimillion-dollar charity which supports a network of hospitals worldwide and US domestic violence support facilities through donations of toys and games.

Have a question for Jerry? Leave it in the comments below.

November 23, 2017, 10:33 am
Posted by: John

We have some awesome new silent auctions underway with some incredibly cool items including:

Signed Book Lot by Ken (Value Added) Steacy!

Provide a keg of beer for the Desert Bus after-party

Desert Bus shoes


If you’re interested, sign up for a donor account and head over to the silent auctions page. From there, you can also see other upcoming silent auctions. These silent auctions will run until 6pm PST.


November 23, 2017, 10:27 am
Posted by: Stephanie

We have one of our last, super crazy Magic the Gathering giveaways, a lot of SDCC exclusives including a set of Planeswalkers, a box of Ixalan, an artbook, and a playmat! This was already incredibly hard to get, but now unless you have a time machine, you really CAN’T get this anymore!

So donate $5.15 or multiples thereof until 11:30am PST for your chance to win this!

November 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Posted by: Ash

Driving: Thursday, Nov 23rd 10am – 10pm

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Has been driving for: oh, so many years.

Points: 7

Crashes: 4

On vacation in South America, Paul was bitten by a radioactive sloth. He gained the proportional laziness of a sloth but has pledged to use his powers only to help those in need. Upon further investigation, it is possible that the sloth wasn’t actually radioactive, in which case, the laziness was inside him all along!

November 23, 2017, 8:21 am
Posted by: Stephanie
We have our very last uncut sheet of Magic the Gathering 2011 Commander, this time it’s the Devour for Power deck!

So donate $5.10 (or multiples thereof) until 9:45am PST!


November 23, 2017, 7:24 am
Posted by: Stephanie
We’re down to only a few silent auctions left! Check out these cool things!

First up is this amazing Owlbear that is painstakingly needle-felted with merino wool over a wire and foam base. Its feet and beak are lovingly sculpted from polymer clay and painted with acrylics. It is currently going for $2000! Ends at 10:00am PST.


These beautifully handmade Night in the Woods character plushes are made of fleece with embroidery details. This lot is currently going for $404 and ends at 10:00am PST.

And last up, we have a very special LRR lot, one of each of the following items, from what is available in the online LRR store. You can see current store items here:
– t-shirt of choice
– Hoodie
– Playmat
– LRR pin of choice

Also included in this lot is “One year of Feathercrate”. Which means that Featherweight will mail you cool things that he makes throughout the year.

This is currently going for almost $900! This also ends at 10:00am PST.

November 23, 2017, 7:16 am
Posted by: Stephanie


We’ve got another donation drive! Do you love Rick and Morty? Are you scared of your own feelings so much that you’d rather turn yourself into a pickle than go through therapy? Well we’ve got a prize for you! This set of 5 Pickle Rick nesting dolls demonstrates a wide range of expressions, all hand painted on wooden dolls.

Donate $5.33 or multiples thereof until 8:00am PST for your chance to win!

November 23, 2017, 6:30 am
Posted by: Kelly

pennyarcadePenny Arcade began life as a webcomic under the helms of Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik in 1998. Since then, they have grown into a powerhouse of digital entertainment with their own selections of video content, podcasts, webcomics, and the Penny Arcade Expo family of conventions. Most dear to us here at Desert Bus is their founding of Child’s Play Charity, without which Desert Bus wouldn’t be what it is today.

Thank you once again Penny Arcade, for your amazing support year after year!