November 15, 2018, 3:26 pm
Posted by: Nina


Our latest donation drive is a very special Take This ‘Limited Edition’ Prize Pack, which contains all our most prized items! Two limited edition pins that you can only get at conventions we have attended: A Psychchomancer Pin designed by Mike ‘Gabe’ Krahulik from Penny Arcade (only about 250 remain)! and a Castle Shield Pin designed by Nick Trujillo. A special ambrosia maple with a turquoise inlay Hope Shield made by Wyrmwood Gaming – There were only 100 of these shields made as part of our 2017 Kickstarter campaign.


PLEASE NOTE: 50% of proceeds go to Child’s Play, and 50% go to Take This, a mental health nonprofit serving the game community/industry that provides resources, guidelines and training about mental health issues in the game community, thus reducing the stigma of mental illness.

Please donate $6.17, or multiples thereof ($6.17, $12.34, etc.) until 4:30PM PST for the chance to win and support two great causes!

November 15, 2018, 3:13 pm
Posted by: Nina

Have you missed out on our auctions and giveaways? Are you perhaps not an auction fan, but would still like to own a piece of Desert Bus memorabilia?

The Desert Bus Shop will be live until the end of this year’s run! Still available are:

The Desert Bus 2018 Poster, created each year by the amazing Michael Lunsford (proceeds go to Michael Lunsford, LoadingReadyRun (for Desert Bus admin costs), and Child’s Play).


The Desert Bus 2018 Pinny Arcade Pin (all proceeds go to Child’s Play).


The Desert Bus 2017 Softcover Photo Book (proceeds go to the photographers, LoadingReadyRun (for Desert Bus admin costs), and Child’s Play).


(We are unfortunately sold out of the Desert Bus Shifts Playmat)

November 15, 2018, 2:32 pm
Posted by: Nina

The final day of Desert Bus 2018 has us feeling all nostalgic. For this run’s final creative challenge, we would like you to depict your favourite Desert Bus 2018 memory in the creative format of your choice (pictures, gifs, poems, etc.).

Submit your entries to [email protected] with the subject line “Favourite DB2018 Memory” until 5:30PM PST, and you could win a Desert Bus 2018 T-shirt! Be sure to include the name you would like to go by should you win.

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November 15, 2018, 1:03 pm
Posted by: Nina

Have you grown bored of reusable weapons? Has endlessly cleaning blood off your blade lost its lustre? Our latest donation drive holds the answer, in this glass katana, guaranteed for precisely one swing!


To be in with a chance of winning this beauty, please donate $7.45, or multiples thereof ($7.45, $,14.90 etc.) until 1:45PM PST!

Please take care when handling, this is legit sharp.

November 15, 2018, 1:00 pm
Posted by: Tim

Six Mile Pub & Eatery logoWe here at Desert Bus would like to take a moment to recognize one of our very generous food and drink sponsors, Six Mile Pub & Eatery. As most of your know, a lot of the Desert Bus crew are stuck here for many MANY hours during the run and, as as it turns out, we need food and drink to survive (who knew, right?). We couldn’t make it through this event without the generous support of sponsors willing to provide us with the sustenance and energy we need!

Located at 494 Old Island Highway, Six Mile Pub & Eatery continues to be the “Living Room” and the “Dining Room” of the community, the Six Mile Pub has her reputation firmly rooted in the quality of her products and services.

Thank you, Six Mile Pub & Eatery, for your wonderful donation to the Desert Bus crew!

November 15, 2018, 11:47 am
Posted by: Steph

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Emily has been knitting during our runs for 4 years now! Every year she finishes the project during the stream and it gets given away at the end!
This year is an infinity scarf based on the one from Black Panther. Check out her story about it here.

Donate $5.36 – or multiples thereof – until 12:30pm PST to get a chance at this beautiful scarf!

November 15, 2018, 10:48 am
Posted by: Steph




We’re running out of time and out of stuff to give! We have three more silent auctions up for bidding, so check them out before the end at 6pm PST!

maxresdefaultFirst up we have the gracious provider of a keg of beer for our after-party! The high bidder for this lot will receive an official “Beer Provider” certificate and the satisfaction of knowing they helped get the Desert Bus crew tipsy (on something other than sleep deprivation) after a week of utter insanity.


Next up is a handmade, miniature chocobo named Sable! Comes complete with collar, tag, and “wing support bar” for when she wants to strike a pose.


And last up is The Hobbit baby blanket! Soft as an Elf’s skin, and warm as the fires of Mount Doom, your little one will be as content as Hobbits at a feast.

November 15, 2018, 10:17 am
Posted by: Steph



Are you a fan of The Adventure Zone? Do you love the wonderful pieces of gear that Griffin gave to his tres horny bois? Then take a gander at the Chance Lance and the Shield of Heroic Memories!
Donate $8.99 -or multiples thereof- before 10:50am PST to get a chance to win these amazing pieces of TAZ memorabilia!
November 15, 2018, 10:00 am
Posted by: Ash

Driving: Thursday, Nov.15th 10am-10pm

Paul Saunders


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!


Kate Watt

I am the chat’s mom, I provided the petri dish it all began it many years ago. I am Billzmom Planes Walker, Matron of Giants and I tell great stories.


November 15, 2018, 9:08 am
Posted by: Steph


One of the last donations of our run is TWO full sets from Magic the Gathering!

Included is one full set of Battlebond and one full set of Unstable!
So if you donate $5.01 -or multiples thereof- before 9:50am PST to get your chance at all these sweet cards!