November 18, 2021, 11:55 am
Posted by: Az
Thank you so much to everyone who submitted to our Dawn Guard Gunpla art contest! You all submitted so many amazing things, we had a hard time picking just one!
(Seriously. Serge voted for ALL of them. It really messed with our data points!)


So with that being said, thank you to Rapha Aburad for your winning submission of Gundawn!


But much like the dawn turns to day, we must go off into the distance, to….guard other dawns? I guess? But we really loved getting to hang with all of you this last week. And thank you so much for raising just….SO MUCH!!! This has been yet another glorious Desert Bus for Hope.


November 18, 2021, 10:37 am
Posted by: Az

All you MtG Dawn Guardians, this is your last chance at some sweeeeeeeet prizes!! Here we have a FULL SET of Time Spiral!

All you have to do is donate $6.09 or multiples thereof before 11:30am PST for a chance to win ALL. THESE. CARDS!

Dominaria has been torn apart by twisted magic, and even time itself has been broken. People and places long since lost have reappeared, while creatures and spells from some unknown future have appeared. Time Spiral Remastered is a new draft format created using cards from all three sets in the Time Spiral block: Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, and Future Sight. It also features icon spells from other sets printed for the first time in the retro card frame. This full set includes all the cards in Time Spiral Remastered including the retro framed reprints!

November 18, 2021, 10:30 am
Posted by: Az

Image from iOS

We here at Desert Bus can’t even begin to words enough for our dear friend, Steve Dengler. While he may also be known under Dracogen and all the help that he’s provided through that, he’s has also contributed so much more to Desert Bus. We owe a lot to this majestic creature, and I hope he knows just how truly we all appreciate him!

Steve Dengler is an entrepreneur and investor, an award-winning producer, and a record setting aviator. Steve co-founded XE in 1993, serving as its CEO from inception until 2016. Today XE is the world’s trusted currency authority, used by over 300 million people per year across the globe. Through his company Dracogen Inc., Steve has provided millions of dollars of financing to tech startups, video games, and new media projects around the world. He appears as a character in dozens of video games, movies, and webseries he’s helped produce.

November 18, 2021, 10:05 am
Posted by: Az
Dawn Guard is heading into the tail end of our time here with you on Desert Bus for Hope, but we’ve still got a whole lot to give away so don’t look away yet!

(Ashton….buddy, hold it together, we’re almost there man!!!)

First up we have a beautiful Yoshi’s Island Quilt up for auction!

With this queen-sized quilt, 88″ W X 100″ L (2.24 M X 2.54 M), inspired by Yoshi’s Island you can make this dream a reality. The top is made of quilters cotton with a soft flannel backing. There are 2,332 individual squares (go team order!) that make this pattern pop. It’s machine washable and was mad in a cat friendly, smoke free home.

And then, last but not least, we have a Desert Bus 2021 Shift Banner Cross-Stitch

The banners of Dawn Guard, Alpha Flight, Night Watch, and Zeta Shift along with the Bug Splat, Omega letter, and 2021 surround the seal of Desert Bus for Hope. Surrounding all of them is an endless road border taking us from Tucson to Las Vegas and back again. This cross-stitch comes in a 5.5 in. x 5.5 in. (13.97 cm x 13.97 cm) frame that can be hung up, but it also has a built-in stand so you can place it on your favorite flat surface. The road goes ever on and on, so why not take home a hand-made craft to remember all the good times we had this Desert Bus? Especially that one thing Beej did. You know what I’m talking about.

November 18, 2021, 8:18 am
Posted by: Az

Welcome to the Kingdom of Hyrule, adventurer! It’s dangerous to go alone, but this cross stitch map can help you avoid getting lost during your quest to defeat Ganon and save Hyrule. This map from the beloved Super Nintendo classic “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” measures approximately 8.5″ x 9.5″ (about 22cm x 24.5 cm), and is mounted on stiff cardboard that is 8.5″ x 11″ (about 22 cm x 28 cm) for easy framing. There are 40 different colors used in the design, and it has 16,740 cross stitches in total. Whether you are starting a playthrough or just enjoy nostalgia art, this map brings a unique appeal and makes a fantastic conversation starter for telling your friends and family about Desert Bus.

Donate $9.91, or multiples thereof, before 9:15am PST for a chance to win this beautiful cross stich map!
November 18, 2021, 6:50 am
Posted by: Az
DONATE FOR THIS WONDERFUL LOT!!! Donate $10.02 or multiples thereof to win this beautiful selection. Please keep in mind: Half of what this giveaway raises is being given to Take This!

The Take This ‘Take Everything’ 2021 Prize Pack includes the following items normally only available at conventions! A Psychomancer Plushie; three of our Pinny Arcade pins: the original Psychomancer – our mascot and a guardian of all mental health, the limited edition Castle Pin – designed by Nick Trujillo, and our newest limited edition Heart Pin – designed by Trystan Falcone; a Take This Tote Bag with the message “Take a breath, you’ve got this”; a pack of Good Shepherd Entertainment Cards – a collection of 20 Good Shepherd Games (Steam codes) on beautiful art cards, a $300+ USD value; and a classic Take This / Wyrmwood Box of Hope. With agreement from Child’s Play donations from this lot will be split 50/50 between Child’s Play and Take This.

November 18, 2021, 6:46 am
Posted by: Az

DBshirt - James Dawn Guard has one last art challenge for you to win one of our wonderful DB2021 Shirt!!

Later here today we are having a Gunpla Build Race between Matt, James, and Jordan. In inspiration of that event, we want you to create the Dawn Guard Gundam…..the Gundawn!

Create what you think our Gundam would look like, including whatever accessories or what-nots that you think it’d have.

Email your submissions to [email protected] with the subject line Gundawn!

You have until 10am PST to get your submissions in, so get to arting!!!

November 18, 2021, 6:13 am
Posted by: Az
Thank you to Legacy Books Press for sponsoring us again here at Desert Bus for Hope!!

Legacy Books Press was founded in 2007 by Robert B. Marks, with a focus on exploring those corners of history that are lesser known or misunderstood. Since then, it has published almost 40 books, branching out into new translations and fiction.

Since 2016, Legacy Books Press has been a regular corporate sponsor of Desert Bus for Hope, an online marathon raising money for Child’s Play. Through donations of books for prize packages, the company has helped raise thousands of dollars to make the lives of children in hospitals and shelters, along with their families, more bearable.










November 18, 2021, 6:05 am
Posted by: Matthews

Goodness gracious, we have another Zeta under our belt! Were you there? Do you remember what happened? Because we only kind of do… If you weren’t there, here’s what you missed!

Zeta arrives on the scene, hot and ready like a Little Caeser’s pizza!

Did you know that you can replace “Christmas” with “Cryptid” in any holiday song? Let’s make December weird.

Molly serenaded us with Edith Piaf

A talk about how pobody’s nerfect, but anyone can be a musician

The Kindness War continues. Shots fired from Alpha Flight. And by shots, I mean snacks.

Heather explained how babies get their magic powers

And now, an actual knowledge drop on Zeta!

4:20 Quiz It! We finally learned who, indeed, is that Animorphs. It was hard mode.

Gonna let this one speak for itself…


And that’s the end of Zeta! But not the end of the Bus!! Dawn Guard carries us on into… Whatever they are planning. Keep watching, keep chatting, and keep donating!

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November 18, 2021, 5:56 am
Posted by: Matthews

e91f8d24086721df4a1bf544764b61bc molly-macarena-loop rdp-12-carrieY’ALL. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! THANKS TO YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS, WE CRESTED AND SURPASSED $700,000!!!