November 14, 2019, 2:10 pm
Posted by: Tim

Hey everyone, we made it to $650,000 raised during this year’s Desert Bus for Hope! Well done everyone! Thank you for your eternal generosity and support of this event – we can’t do this without you!



0EYNIC8 - Imgur



November 14, 2019, 2:03 pm
Posted by: Tim

Penn & TellerComing up at 3:00pm PST today, Teller will be calling in to the Lunar Module to say hello!

Teller is an American magician, entertainer, actor, and author. Together with his partner Penn, Teller has performed since the late 1970’s. The duo, having been featured in numerous stage and television shows, currently headline in Las Vegas at The Rio. Penn and Teller are also notable as the original creators of the game Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors, the origin of Desert Bus. Teller can also be found on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which has recently wrapped it’s 6th season on the CW.

Got a question for Teller? Tweet @DesertBus with the hashtag #DBTeller with your question and we may ask it on-air!

November 14, 2019, 2:00 pm
Posted by: Tim

Greater than games

We here at Desert Bus for hope would like to take a moment to thank one of our Prize Sponsors for this year’s event: Greater Than Games.

Founded in January 2011 by Christopher Badell, Adam Rebottaro, and Paul Bender, Greater Than Games is the publisher of many engaging, richly-themed and highly replayable tabletop games. We love playing games and our ridiculous process of game creation and our goal is to continue producing high quality tabletop games for many years to come. With those ideals in mind, Greater Than Games merged with Dice Hate Me Games in 2015. This merger resulted in Dice Hate Me Studios, a game design and development studio under Greater Than Games, LLC. Dice Hate Me Studio specializes in retro Americana themed games with euro-style elements. Our company is now known for award winning games like Sentinels of the Multiverse, Spirit Island, Bottom of the 9th, and Compounded.

Thank you Greater Than Games for your support of this year’s Desert Bus for Hope!

November 14, 2019, 1:38 pm
Posted by: Tim


We’ve got another Roll20 Donation Drive for you! Running a D&D campaign? We’ve giving away a D&D Adventurer’s Pack!

Play Dungeons & Dragons with your friends, wherever they may be in the world! This pack includes access to the D&D Player’s Handbook, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, and Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus on You will also receive a 1-year Roll20 Pro Account which includes 3Gb of custom asset upload storage, powerful dynamic lighting and line of sight features, and Table on Tablet support. Aaaand, this giveaway is a digital product, but we’ll still ship the winner this year’s Desert Bus for Hope DBloon!

Donate $10.23 (or multiples thereof) for a chance to win this prize. We’ll run this donation drive until 2:30pm PST.

November 14, 2019, 1:00 pm
Posted by: Tim


We here at Desert Bus for Hope would like to thank one of our prize sponsors for this year’s event: Weta Workshop.

From humble beginnings in the back room of their flat in Wellington, Richard and Tania have built Weta Workshop to be a world-leading design and effects facility servicing the world’s creative industries. They’ve had the great fortune to work with many amazing creators across many projects over the years. Their work has garnered 38 awards, including five Oscars and four BAFTAs.

Thank you Weta Workshop for your support of this year’s Desert Bus for Hope!

November 14, 2019, 12:27 pm
Posted by: Tim


It’s almost time for the annual Live Auction for one of only four Desert Bus for Hope 2018 Hardcover Photo Books! We’ve given one away as a giveaway, one belongs to Kolin, and one belongs to Andrew, so this is the last hardcover photo book in existence! Tune in live, because this Live Auction starts at 1:00pm PST!

Remember, to participate in live auctions, here’s what you need to know…

  • Make sure you’ve sign up for a Donor Account and link your Donor Account to your Twitch account. You can do this from your Donor Account page.
  • Live Auctions are conducted in the desertbus Twitch chat. To bid, type !bid <amount> <smacktalk>
  • The stream is on a delay. Be sure to watch chat for messages from BidBot for the latest updates!

And, don’t forget… if you’d like a softcover version of the Desert Bus for Hope 2018 Photo Book, you can get that now on the Desert Bus for Hope store, at

November 14, 2019, 12:19 pm
Posted by: Tim


Stardew Valley has it all: farming, romancing, spelunking, but how will you make that perfect pink cake for your future spouse or pack a ton of energy into your adventurer gear without some time in the kitchen? Upgrade your farmhouse and your wardrobe with this set of two reversible aprons! Both aprons feature a mix of unique Stardew Valley prints, custom made for these items, and reclaimed fabric from the non-profit. The set includes both a simple but durable Chef’s apron, and a Hostess apron that is functional and fancy. Do the Queen of Sauce proud in either apron, and you can even gift them away for some serious heart increases!

Donate $12.28 (or multiples thereof) for a chance to win this prize. We’ll run this donation drive until 1:00pm PST.

November 14, 2019, 12:08 pm
Posted by: Tim

IMG_0226Heads up! Just announced on-stream, we’ve shifted the previously scheduled Master Sword Live Auction into a Giveaway! Look forward to this super spicy prize coming up as a Donation Drive tonight at 8:00pm PST.

November 14, 2019, 11:59 am
Posted by: Steph

We are very pleased to welcome back Fangamer as a sponsor this year at Desert Bus for Hope. Once again they are our production partners for the Official Desert Bus for Hope T-shirt.

Launched in 2008, Fangamer specializes in creating unique accessories, apparel, figurines, and other merchandise based on your favourite games and geek fandoms. They have made it their mission to do more than just sell wares, they want to build a better community. Through their attendance at conventions and their support of charity events like Desert Bus, they strive to celebrate the art of gaming.

Many thanks to Fangamer for their continued support of us here at Desert Bus for Hope.

November 14, 2019, 10:57 am
Posted by: Steph

We would like to welcome Channel Fireball as a sponsor of this year’s Desert Bus For Hope. They have provided us with Magic goodies to pass on to all of you for this year’s run.


Channel Fireball is the home of free Magic strategy content, as well as an online retailer for Magic: The Gathering singles and accessories. They have been in the collectible card game market in one manner or another for over 15 years, and this year they are sponsoring Desert Bus.

Thank you Channel Fireball for your support this year!