A massive congratulations to our winner, Vorox4! Enjoy the rest of our competitors below the break!
Paul is doing a second art challenge and we’re going a bit more Magic in theme. The winner of this challenge will receive a Desert Bus for Hope 10 Fangamer T-Shirt!
Planechase is a supplementary Magic: The Gathering product that alters how a multiplayer game is played. There is a deck on the table that has specific “planes” that alter the state of the game and are locations from the lore of MtG.
Paul would like you to create a Planechase card of our Lunar Module! The card must include both the art and the effects that this plane would have!
Please send your entries to [email protected] with the subject line “Planechase” and a display name you’re okay with us using publicly. Please also send images in either .jpg or .png format!
C’est la vie, c’est la BUS. You all delivered some amazing re-writes of C’est Moi from Camelot. Over 50 entries were submitted and it was tough to narrow it down. However we must!
Congratulations to LadyThimbleTrimmer! Enjoy your Kaladesh playmat (all 6 feet of it)!
Thank you to all of our wonderful submissions, I hope you will all stay with us on this last day of Desert Bus!
Driving: Friday, Nov 18 10am – 10pm
Crashes: 4On 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!
It’s Desert Bus’ 10th year:
Her first memory of Desert Bus:
Talking to Penn at Desert Bus 1
Favourite DB gif:
Desert Bus Cross Stitch Sampler
Created & Donated by Sarah Overall
Commemorate ten whole years of Desert Bus madness with this hand-made, cross stitched sampler. Featuring a popular meme from each year of the fundraiser (plus a few extras), now you can be nostalgic for past Desert Buses all year round rather than just in November. The piece also doubles as a handy reference guide: Did Paul really shave his beard all the way back in DB2? What year did the doge overlay happen? How much money did DB4 raise? Now you won’t have to guess anymore!
This piece has been custom framed in conservation masterpiece acrylic, which is lightweight and shatterproof. It has UV protection, reduces reflections, and doesn’t attract dust. From left to right, top to bottom (roughly), the memes are:
DB1: Is it safe?
DB2: Paul shaves his beard after the DB1 donation total is passed
DB3: Caramelldansen! So much dansen.
DB4: The tradition of “taking people to the store” begins
DB5: Play Minecraft, watch Top Gear, get pig
DB6: Whale plaid!
DB7: The overlay is taken over by doge-speak
DB8: Matt makes a splash in the Bus King Pageant
DB9: Frank the puppet stands in for Bill when he’s unable to attend
This project is a result of roughly 180 hours of work and an enormous amount of love. Special thanks to the Video Strike Team, Andrew Ferguson, and the people who run the Desert Bus wiki for their fantastic documentation and archives, and to Featherweight for designing Bus King Matt and for his feedback.
About the Artist:
Sarah has been a crafter since her early teens and a geek since she learned how to read, so it was only a matter of time till she found a way to combine the two. She mostly works with embroidery, but has also learned crochet (inspired by other people’s amazing Desert Bus donations) and likes to dabble in other crafts. Sarah also works as an editor, where she gets to be a geek about the English language. This is her seventh year contributing to the craft-along and her ninth watching Desert Bus.
Driver Schedule for Desert Bus 10
This year we’ve moved back to 12 hour shifts for extended discomfort and fatigue and we’ve got some shared shifts – but don’t be fooled! They’re not easier. Both drivers will be on camera the entire time, even if they’re not driving. All times listed in Pacific Standard Time.
Click on each driver’s name to learn a little more about them or see all profiles on our drivers page.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.
|Saturday, November 12|
|10am – 10pm:||James|
|10pm – 10am:||Jeremy|
|Sunday, November 13|
|10am – 10pm:||Matt||Tally|
|10pm – 10am:||Cameron|
|Monday, November 14|
|10am – 10pm:||Ash||Ashley|
|10pm – 10am:||Ashton||Jamie|
|Tuesday, November 15|
|10am – 10pm:||Kara||Kate Watt|
|10pm – 10am:||Ian||Alex|
|Wednesday, November 16|
|10am – 10pm:||Graham|
|10pm – 10am:||Liz||Tara|
|Thursday, November 17|
|10am – 10pm:||Kathleen|
|10pm – 10am:||Beej||Johnny|
|Friday, November 18|
|10am – 10pm:||Paul|
During Paul’s shift, we challenged the community to create artwork of Paul’s Pathfinder character, Oknarok. Here’s the winning submission, from Xeno_Striker:
And, here’s some of our honorable mentions…
Check out the rest of the community’s submissions after the jump.
This, is where I would have a photo for inspiration for an art challenge. However the photo is what you NEED TO CREATE.
Paul would like his character, Oknarok from his Pathfinder game, to be immortalized in art by all of you. The reason for this is twofold, Paul wants a a portrait of his character aaaaaand wants the free hero point he’ll receive.
Oknarok is a Hobgoblin Pirate, on a crew of Hobgoblin Pirates, where he is the captain of the ship. He is a musket master who carries around a musket that deals massive damage, and is equipped with a buckler on one arm. Of course, he has a fancy pirate hat as well.
Hornswoggling Hobgoblins is the name of the campaign, that link leads you to all the information I have not supplied here.
This challenge will run until 10:00 PM PST, please submit entries to [email protected] with the subject line Oknarok. Please include a public name to be used if you are selected as a winner.
Your prize for this will be The Desert Bus lot! This lot contains a massive list of Desert Bus themed items from our Crafters and Volunteers! Check out the page for a full rundown of what is contained within.
Paul “Sparky” Saunders
Driving since: 2007
Theme Song: Little Bit of Soul by Music Explosion
First Crush: Carol Cleveland
“I don’t know, you just look like a sparky”
How he feels about driving for Desert Bus 9:
When not at Desert Bus, he can be found:
Sleeping, coding or making silly videos for LoadingReadyRun. Occasionally all three at the same time.
We showed it off a little bit before but now is your time to donate for your chance to get this awesome Frogger the Musical scarf. Cheat your way across Frogger the Musical’s lyrics with this warm and very handy scarf.
We are running this as a Donation Drive of $8.29 until the end of the Paul and Storm Call-in. There is no time to waste if you want a warm cheat code to crossing traffic!