Posts Tagged ‘Desert Bus 2018’
November 9, 2019 11:15 pm
Posted by: Nina


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Excited Happy New Year GIF by Hazelnut Blvd

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone for watching and continuing to support us!

November 9, 2019 10:39 pm
Posted by: Nina


Here we have, from Lord LoadingReadyRun’s private collection, the Space-Vampire Hunting Kit. Inside you will find everything you need to dispatch any number of monstrous Space-Creatures.

The patented Desert Buster 1886 Ray-Gun is powerful enough to blast through the hull of any rocket ship, crack open a Space-Coffin, or bring ruin upon a Moon Laboratory.
The wooden Lightsaber Stake. Made in the ancient ways, by a few monks in a mountain somewhere. This elegant weapon has been bless by every known Space-Religion & is guaranteed to pierce the heart of even the most Evil of blaggards.

Lastly we have a collection of Magical Bullets, created to dispatch Spaces more unusual of foes. Ranging from Ghost bullets to anti-Wizard. With these on your hip there is nothing Space can throw at you which you cannot deal with.

Donate $13.86, or multiples thereof ($27.72, $41.58 etc.), until 11:30PM PST to be in with a chance of winning!

November 15, 2018 6:04 pm
Posted by: Nina

Holy Bus, where did the time go?!

Join us in remembering some highlights from the final Alpha Flight of Desert Bus 2018!

We watched a rocket!

A test fire alarm almost frightened us out of the building.

Psychic detective Tabby and her trusty partner Pika were on the mysterious case of the dead body!

Yakety Sax crashed the bus!

We were serenaded by James.

Andrew was too sexy for his outfit.

Snorsh Lady and Hype-Man read us The Weagle-wocky.

Zeta AND The Dawn Guard came early!


We hit $625,000!

Thank you to everyone who has taken this journey with us, you make Desert Bus awesome! See you next year!

November 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Posted by: Nina

For our final Alpha Flight donation drive of Desert Bus 2018, we have a stunning Wyrmwood Gaming Dice Vault! Made from purpleheart wood, known for its distinctive variety of natural purple hues, your dice will be kept stylish and safe.

Interested in this beautifully crafted lot? Please donate $5.75, or multiples thereof ($5.75, $11.50, etc.) until 6:36PM PST!

November 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Posted by: Nina

There is less than an hour to go on the final silent auctions of Desert Bus 2018! See what’s on offer below!

Provide a keg of beer for the Desert Bus after-party! The high bidder for this lot will receive an official “Beer Provider” certificate, our eternal gratitude, 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. Currently sitting at $2696.90!


Do you harbour a deep desire for a chocobo of your very own, but have found they’re just too big? Drake Chocobo Ranch has the solution for you, in the form of Sable the House Chocobo, with a high bid of $1666.66!


Soft as Elven skin, and warm as the fires of Mount Doom, your little one will be as content as Hobbits at a feast bundled up in The Hobbit Baby Blanket, going for $600!


These auctions close at 6PM PST!

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!